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Every piece of fanfiction that I've written under this identity.

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The Angelus Retcon

I have heard some complaints, over my years of exploring Buffy fandom, of the retcon that Drusilla was Spike's sire. That it contradicts previous canon.

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One of my rules for conversations I am prepared to host here: good faith. Good faith that you are willing and prepared to prove to me.

Miscellaneous Thoughts on Fandom

Typical fan: "I like characters with flaws."

Typical fan: "I dislike character X because she/he has flaws A, B, and C."

There's no right or wrong reason for disliking a fiction character (or at least very few). There are certainly character flaws that push all my buttons and make me dislike the character possessing them (and not always the objectively worst character flaws, even). But it's odd how many fans claim to love characters for the flaws, and then just take it for granted that the reason to dislike a character is that they have flaws.

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Your public livejournal/tumblr/other social media is not your space.

It is your platform. It is not your space.

Certainly you can and should have some sense of how you expect people interacting with you blog to behave. You should be the one to decide those expectations, not anyone else. You should enforce those expectations as you choose.

But if you choose to make statements to the world, the world is going to want to talk back. You can't make public announcements that anyone can read and then block and hide from anyone who makes you uncomfortable, anyone who does not reflect your worldview back upon you. You can't pontificate to anyone with an internet connection and then do everything in your power to hide from responses to your words made by people who like TV shows that offend you, or have negative opinions about fictional characters you love, or who respectfully point out that your arguments don't make sense.

Well, you can. But I, for one, will be unable to have any respect for you.

Public social media is not a place where you should feel comfortable.

Safe, yes. Comfortable, no.

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Every time I have heard a fan describe a fictional character as an "unsympathetic victim", it has always been a character that the fan has no problem sympathizing with whatsoever.

How convenient for them.

ETA: Okay, clearly I am cranky today. "I[...]will be unable to have respect for you" is a vast overstatement and unfair. It will lower my opinion of you, a little. But there is a lot more to people than how they choose to moderate their social media. My bad.

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SPN Fic: A Little Unwell

Title: A Little Unwell

Warnings: None
Summary: "Look, he called me when he got out, okay, asked if I had anything for him that might help him ease back into the game. He seemed okay – mostly – so I said yes." - Sam, Citizen Fang
Disclaimer: Supernatural does not belong to me

Thanks to supernutjapan for the beta job.

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SPN Beta Needed

Anyone interested in beta-ing a short SPN fic?

Thanks.

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Character Meme

Taken from kikimay. I think I've done one before, or something like it, but a very long time ago. Anyway, I currently crave low-key fannish interaction, so:

Name a character in any of my fandoms, and I'll answer these questions:
1. Do you love/hate/don’t feel strongly about this character?
2. What’s your favorite trait of this character?
3. What’s your favorite moment/event involving this character?
4. If you could have one power/attribute/etc. of this character, what would it be?
5. Have you ever pictured this character naked?
6. When did you fall in love/hate with this character? I you don’t have any strong feelings toward them, why not?
7. Who’s your OTP for this character?

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My Five-Year LJ Birthday

It's five years to the day since I created this livejournal. Wishing myself a very happy birthday and many returns. Thanks for being there, talking to you all has been a joy!
As with all my SPN posts, bear in mind that I have not seen past the end of S10.

Question: When did Dean find out about the supernatural?
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I always saw Dean as the character who makes comparisons between John and Sam (in both Devil's Trap and Jump the Shark). However recently it struck me that the first character to make that comparison may actually have been Sam. In Dead Man's Blood, he tells his father, "We're not different. Not anymore. With what happened to Mom and Jess..." (laughs) "Well we probably have a lot more in common than just about anyone." I can't think of any example of Dean comparing John and Sam that comes before that.

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