I just watched a kid break down in the bookstore because his books for the semester totaled $600 and that’s the american university system in a nutshell
I was on the verge of tears when I got to the cashier so yeah, that’s messed up
So I just unfollowed somebody I’d really like to follow because of a tagging thing. It can’t be a surprise to anyone that some people find spiders extremely upsetting - I happen to be one of those people. It’s ridiculous, I know, but spiders scare the living daylights out of me. Please, please, tag stuff like that, just like you would any other trigger.
Fortunately my daughter saw the post before I did, so I’ll be able to sleep tonight. :)
But the funny thing about that is we (as readers/viewers) sometimes miss out on information that might have been interesting. The author didn’t think it was, but fans? Most fans will soak up content like a sponge (see: LotR extended editions, cutscenes, etc). And so we’re likely to ask ridiculous questions like “What is laundry day like at Avengers Tower?” - not because it’s important to the narrative, but because we’re curious.
Not to mention: every narrator is an unreliable narrator. Especially the ones who seem the most straightforward. Which means there are a wealth of stories not being told hiding right behind the story that is.
Which, I think, gives an inkling of the primary difference between original fic and fanfic: original fic is declarative, saying “here is the story, these are the important events and characters and aspects of the world,” while fanfic is exploratory (even when it’s got a cracking good plot).
Fanfic exists in the interstices, in the ellipses and the enjambment. Fanfiction exists in the moment before the wave function collapses. A transformative work doesn’t actually transform the original media it is based off of (because the original medium exists in a fixed state and cannot be literally changed by fans unless the canon creators allow it to be so) so much as take the essential structure of the narrative and the characters and twist it, turn it, rotate and reflect it until we’ve built a fractal around it.”
JESUS FUCK THIS HAS HOW MANY NOTES??
When you get to the end of a story and want to fill in all the blanks, that’s not necessarily the sign of a lack in the original. Sometimes it’s just because you don’t want to leave this amazing new world that has been created!
w0rdinista tagged me for this:
Once you get this you have to say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and then send it to 10 of your favourite followers, not back to me, I did it already! Thinking good thoughts about yourself is hard but it will make you feel better so give it a go!
So I keep hearing about people being upset because Ichabod ‘abandoned’ Abbie in Purgatory.
why are blonde jokes so short?
so men can remember them
this took an unexpected turn
Not if you just asked for directions.
Tag Time!!! Always nice to get to know your tumblr friends better. That’s why I would love to see you fill those question in and tag your friends.
Tag 5/10 friends do this tag and let them know :)
okay, I’m tagging: artekka, paradoxburning, carrie-idril, towergal, jellyfree
Do it if you want, don’t if you don’t. :)