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I have had a big month or so which has prevented me from fangirling.

I love my flist (you guys) and fandom (generally) and all it/you choose to be and I'm sorry I've been so absent.

I have, honestly, been doing some inter-city driving lately, and hence some heavy-duty stewing about Tangled Up In Blue Chapters 3/4, and I think I've made a decision that might actually make writing it much easier. I hope it will all be worth it for you all in the end.

I have had to re-type that last sentence six times to get rid of the typos.

I have drunk a bottle of wine. Full disclosure.

I have joined AO3 (also as im_ridiculous) and have given myself stupid and ridiculous self-esteem issues because now I can actually SEE the number of people who click versus the number of people who kudos/comment... and it's reminding me why LJ is my fandom home, because my people are here. And ignorance of webclicks. And also that writing stuff for public consumption is scary, no matter whether you're using your real name or not.

I have watched the latest Community episode (Herstory of Dance)....

And tonight, my Jeff/Britta shipper heart is full and happy and full of hope and ignoring the Troy!elephant and the out-of-character-but-awesome-and-why-haven't-they-been-doing-this-all-along?-!Pierce and just basking in my headcanon.

And...

And I confessed to the Disappointing BFF Of BSG-Adama/Roslin-shipper Fame that I'm writing Clintasha fanfic and publishing it on the internet. Because when I said I'd been doing 'some writing for fun' she asked outright if I was writing BSG fanfic and I (truthfully) said no, but while I'm not a BAD liar, I'm not THAT good either, and I couldn't help it. ... On the upside, after her insistent urging (demanding) I sent her the Tangled Up In Blue prologue and, inexplicably, she thought it was good and wants to read more, and I TOLD YOU GUYZ she was a misguided fangirl.

I love you all to bits, and my RL conversation about fandom has reminded me just how grateful I am to have found you all.

I am embarking on a long weekend and it is BLISS.

ALL the hugs, lovely ones.

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themonkeytwin
Apr. 5th, 2013 12:17 pm (UTC)
!!!!!! *HUGS ALL THE HUGS HUUUUUUGGGS*
HI :D

I was actually just thinking about emailing you and seeing if any prodding/cheerleading/comiserating was needed. Which, yanno, door's open and so on. Also to share that I may, may, may finally have started to find the right shape for the next installment to make sense enough to start. (Of course, now that that has happened, I have a wonderful friend staying with me for the next two weeks and I will get NOTHING done, but at least there are notes jotted down, so wheeeeee I am tired, no wine, but at this stage I don't think it makes a difference....)

Get her to watch Leverage. Surely she cannot fail to ship correctly there, right? Right? Also, yay for meatspace friend enjoying your fanspace stuff, although that's nervewracking in its own ways. And I too am finding AO3 a strange and dangerous place vis-a-vis stats. I have never looked at them before, and writing niche stuff in a smaller fandom means that's probably the healthier choice. Now numbers just are right there in my face all the time. :/

ANYWAY I'm glad Community is making you happy for the moment. I shall hope for the best for you!

HI HI HIIIIIIII I need sleep. (But am happy to see you. :))
im_ridiculous
Apr. 5th, 2013 12:57 pm (UTC)
Re: !!!!!! *HUGS ALL THE HUGS HUUUUUUGGGS*
MONKEYTWIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN!!!!

OK, and I'm not even going to try and reply properly, because phone and, well y'know... wine. But I am SO happy to see you too, and there needs to be emailing in our nearish future because I need some bouncing-off-ideas, and you know I am ALWAYS pro-Leverage. (And yes, don't you worry, she will be getting Leveraged. I thought I'd already sales-pitched her altho apparently not... Anyway.) So talk soon. Oh! And I was so enjoying your women-in-film/fiction mem from afar... Hopefully I'll get around to talking to you about it properly eventually!!

So, so, SO many hugs, and a proper chat coming your way soon x
im_ridiculous
Apr. 5th, 2013 11:37 pm (UTC)
Re: !!!!!! *HUGS ALL THE HUGS HUUUUUUGGGS*
Sleep? What is this precious commodity of which you speak? I think I remember such a concept from a long time ago....

Hope you got some real, proper sleep, have a FABTASTIC time with your friend and I am SO EXCITED about the more Maggie/Sterling :D eeeee! Take your time though... Notes. Man. I am suffocating under my notes. Which will hopefully one day become stories... But I'll shamelessly hit you up with an email before too much longer about it all :)

Ok. Have a great weekend, talk soon and All The Hugs: Comin Atcha!! :D

Oh, except ETA: AO3. Yes. I used to just assume no one was clicking. The knowing they are clicking but remaining silent is killing me!!!... So ridiculous. Inevitable reaction, but ridiculous!

Edited at 2013-04-05 11:41 pm (UTC)
themonkeytwin
Apr. 6th, 2013 06:57 am (UTC)
Re: !!!!!! *HUGS ALL THE HUGS HUUUUUUGGGS*
I am so looking forward to emails! :) And to you coming and hanging out on my meme – when you have the time, of course. I figured you might have some conversation in you for some of the answers! And interested in what your answers would be too.

– And back to fun weekend and friend. Talk soon!