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So…Tumblr had eaten my life.

So, back in November I said that, now that I have free time, I would be posting more. Then:


What happened? Where did all of this free time go?

Several places.

1) I started a new edit on my Original Book.

2) I GOT ENGAGED! Fright Dyke proposed and I have a new shiny on my finger!

Engagement ring!

3) There were several real life dramas, including a rather rough death in the family.

4) I got a Tumblr.

Some of you, who also have Tumblrs, are now going “Ooooh. Well, that’s understandable.”

Some of you, who DON’T have Tumblrs, have NO IDEA why this is a perfectly valid excuse.

It’s quite simple. Tumblr Eats Your Life.

Like blog forums, Tumblr allows a great amount of art, fannishness, and general geekery to thrive. There’s not a great amount of fanfic, but it does exist, as to recs and links to fic on other sites, such as my much-loved AO3. Like Pringles, you can’t read just one post. Since the posts are (generally) the size of post-it notes, the Tumbl-ee can consume many in a small amount of time. Not that the average Tumbl-ee spends a small amount of time on Tumblr.

So ALL of my free time has been doing 1 of 2 things: refreshing my tumblr dashboard, and reading Story of Three Boys by raving_liberal and Patchfire. Yes, it’s Glee Fic. Yes, it’s Puckurt. Yes, it’s better than the actual show. No, I don’t care. I’ll do a separate post (probably several. This fic has the honor of being the LONGEST work on AO3, and it’s still a WIP) later on.

And, it’s still been mostly tumblr. My own tumblr is mostly reblogged images of internet memes, actors I enjoy, I Believe In Sherlock Holmes, pimps of my cousin’s fic (proxydialogue), and the occasional rant that should probably be here.

I’ve also started writing a fanfic of my own. It’s a WIP (though it’s all plotted and should be finished by next week at the latest). It’s Gleelock (Glee/Sherlock) and I’m rather proud.

If you want to read it, and/or follow my tumblr for my first-hand fannishness, (as opposed to the analysis of fannishness that’s here) you can find my tumblr at scarletjedi dot tumblr dot com. It’s called The Collected Detritus. Follow me, and I’ll follow you back!

And, I’ve decided, that the “A Fan” name is just creepy. So i’ll be going back to my original internet name, and the name I have on my tumblr: scarletjedi.

So, I was reading this story…



Re: a long break, big bangs, and (gasp!) original fiction

So, if any of you are still hanging around, you might have noticed that I haven’t been here in a while. There are several reasons for that.

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revamp number 1

So, RL (real life) is starting to get crazy, and I wont be updating as frequently as I would like. But I will be updating, and I give to you, now, the revised posting schedule, starting today.


I will be posting 4 times a week. Sunday. Tuesday. Thursday. Friday.

Sunday: Real World Recs. Books. Television. Movies.

Tuesday: Fan Media Day – mostly youtube videos.

Thursday: Thoughtful Thursday – essay like posts that address the big questions.

Friday: Friday Fic Rec!


Since I’m still figuring this out, this may change again, but I really think it’s gonna work out.

And, of course, If I think of something on an in between day, there’s always a chance I’ll post about it. And, you know, if the world explodes, expect to hear from me 🙂


Now all I need is a non-stalker name. I should have put more thought into that…


Ok, so this made me really happy!

Now, scroll down to “recs and reviews”

See it yet?


And I didn’t put it there!

Oh. Oh, this makes my day.

I was going to post something about how NY passed gay marriage, and how ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS that is, and how I’ve already had one wedding invitation, but, then I saw this, and (since I live in PA and still cannot get married, and, while I’m super-happy that we have won a battle, the war continues…) this made me squee. (Also, fanfic blog, fanfic post. See how I did that?

Now, go read Fright Dyke’s blog, for she says a lot of wonderful ranty and funny things about it.

And, to celebrate, I give you this:

Thoughtful Thursday: …but aren’t you a lesbian?

Hello and welcome to another Thoughtful Thursday.

I love the way that sounds like I’m a host on an 70’s style talk show. Though, I guess because of the variety of the posts, it’s more like a variety show. (Insert Cher joke here).

If you read my review of X-Men first class, you will recall Fright Dyke telling me that two men can love each other very much and not have sex. And you may remember my response that “my way is more fun.” There are several reasons for why I’m so fascination (*cough*obsessed*cough*) with boylove, and I will discuss as many as I can while answering the basic question: “But…aren’t you a lesbian?”

The simple answer is that it’s not about gender or sexual preference. It’s about subverting expectations and defying ridiculous social taboos.

And Porn. But I’ll get into that.

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…What the Hell’s a Slash fan?

…What the hell’s a Slash Fan?

It’s my damn title, I might as well answer the question.

Technically, a slash fan is someone who interprets popular media (books,TV, movies, etc) with a coded or subtextual homosexual relationship between two characters of the same gender.

Some of you reading will say: okay. I don’t see it, but whatever floats your boat. Sit tight, and I will explain.

Some of you will say: that’s rediculous! How could you–I don’t even–! and these people might not want to continue reading.

Some of you will say: It’s not subtext if it’s that obvious. My people. I welcome you.

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So…How’s This Going to Work, Exactly?

I’ve been thinking about my posting schedule.

I think it’s going to run like this:

Media Monday – A new (or old) piece of fan media, be it a fanvid, comic, or interactive story

TuesdayRetro Recs. Stories and authors from dead and dying fandoms.

Whatever Wednesday – Because my life is not ALL about fandom, Wednesday will be for random interesting things that I find.

Thoughtful Thursday – A new blog about fandom in general; canon, themes and trends in fic, and literary analysis. Posts to inspire discussion.

Fic Rec Friday – Individual story recs. The heavy hitters. Stories I reread and curl around like a good book.

Saturday  –  Undecided. I’ll let you know by Saturday.

Sunday –  Author Recs – writers whose fic I will read no matter what they write.

For right now, this is a good lineup. It will change as my life changes. But, since I have a lot of backlog to get through, we’ll stick with this for a while. I’ll try and get the first Author Rec up soon. But until then–

So, I was reading this story…

A Fan

Watch Me Run…

Good Morning!

Most of my posts will begin with “Good Morning,” despite the actual time of day. It’s become something of a standard greeting with me, so–Good Morning, and welcome to my Blog. I never thought I’d have a Blog, but here I am, joining the age of information and social media. Read the rest of this entry