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20 September 2007 @ 09:50 pm
sorry, just one more on this for now...  
because I am obsessed, a few more observations on yuletide...

- I don't understand the impulse to want fanfic for novels that people read in high school. Me? I didn't HATE Hemingway or Conrad, but after we were done with the books, I never ever wanted to look at them again. It took being stranded in a foreign country with only Northanger Abbey in English to get me to pick up Austen again, and I still haven't touched anything else I did in American Lit, because I was that sick of it (mind you, high school lit classes were YEARS ago). And people want to write FANFIC????

- RPF is taking over the world.

- I wonder whether there will be more or fewer fics for L'Engle-verse and Wheel of Time this year, because the authors passed away?

- Solely because I rewatched it yesterday, I nominated Marnie, the Hitchcock film. I may change my mind, but damn, the AFTER story is just begging to be told of that.

- Some people have strange ideas of what constitutes a rare, obscure fandom. Like, for instance, High School Musical...
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pataka02: gilmore girls by thatlldopigpataka02 on September 21st, 2007 05:55 am (UTC)
Does High School Musical fic involve... music? Like do the writers come up with song lyrics of their own?

I'm definitely overthinking this.

lizardbethlizardbeth_j on September 21st, 2007 06:25 am (UTC)
lol! I hope not!

All I know is that the stupid thing has 7000 fics at the Pit of Voles (twice what BSG has, btw), and there is no frakkin way on Earth it's a "rare or obscure or dead" fandom.
pataka02: sam outhottin by lyssiepataka02 on September 21st, 2007 07:26 am (UTC)
7000?!?? That's INSANE.

It kind of makes my stomach hurt, thinking about all the poor grammar and spelling that must be in the HSM fics.

And what would the stories even be about?!?

Gah. My mind needs to stop.
greygreycoupon on September 21st, 2007 09:06 am (UTC)
I was just looking at the nomination for just to see what is listed in the drop down box and checking out the brainstorming post.

Chuck E. Cheese


And The Babysitters Club little sister series? That was written for and about a 7 year old. Somehow Carebears fic sits okay with me but this bugs.

Is 'Flesh Gordon' the porn version of Flash Gordon?

I guess there is no chance of anyone nominating Captain Power. Boo. Now that qualifies as obscure.

lizardbethlizardbeth_j on September 21st, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
Some of the noms are... WTF? I hadn't seen Chuck E Cheese though, that is so far the winner in FUCKING WEIRD.

Although a lot of the kids' series tend to become fics about those kids when they grow up, so they're (probably) not as squicky as you're imagining.

Captain Power? At least I know about it, but I don't think I ever saw it. Some of those nominated things I've never heard of.