sulwen: (wtf fandom?)
Anyone know what the drama was in [livejournal.com profile] ontd_spnparty? I'm curious, but not curious enough to go through the whole post.

Also, True Blood tonight was AMAZING. I highly approve of the increased level of gay.
sulwen: (letter)
Yes, still sick. Not as sick, mainly just coughing still, but my god is it an annoying cough.

BUT! Of course I had to make a post when Jared's engagement was confirmed, FINALLY, after being rumored for months.

And...I kind of don't really care. At all. I mean, yeah, I want the best for him and hope he's happy, but as to how it effects my shipping of the boys? Not in the slightest.

You see, I have a long history with RPS, and more often than not there are girlfriends, wives, kids in the picture. My RPS ships have included plenty of marrieds: John Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Roger Federer, John Barrowman, and oh so many wrestlers, just to name a few. Generally, I simply don't care. I just ignore the relationship in favor of the one I prefer to imagine.

And that's what I think is going to happen in this case. The boys will get married, some of the crazier fans will lose their shit and probably disappear, and then we'll go on shipping just as we've always done.

I talked about this when Jen's engagement came out. The SPN fandom is fucking spoiled as hell. It's incredibly rare to have a real-life ship like this with both people completely single and unattached. We need to get over ourselves and join the rest of the fandom world by accepting the obstacles and working around them.

So that's pretty much all I have to say on that. LONG LIVE J2!!!

Also, I'm totally watching Phantom Traveler on TNT right now, and OMG HOW COMPLETELY IN LOVE ARE THOSE BOYS? THEY PRACTICALLY MAKE THE SCREEN VIBRATE WITH THEIR CRAZY CRAZY CHEMISTRY. *HUGS THEM*
sulwen: (calm down)
God damn. When the Torchwood fandom decides to wank, my GOD do they wank! I am frightened and actually pretty glad I wasn't around for the particular incident I've been reading about. More proof that the SPN fandom is not special in this respect: ALL BIG FANDOMS CAN BE BATSHIT CRAZY.

Also, I've written 12k in the last twelve hours. My writing muscles hurt. I'm going to try for 2k more before bed and then a 10k day tomorrow. If I can do that, I win. And then I'll promptly collapse, my fingers frozen into permanent claws. Wish me luck!

ETA: From a lovely bit of meta (I know, right? Meta? Me? Oh Torchwood...) by [livejournal.com profile] solitary_summer:

Regardless, there remains the fact that except for those few moments and a bit of flirting early on, up until the last episode most of the time Jack and Ianto are almost doing the antithesis of what in other shows creates slashy vibes between people who never had and never will have an on-screen kiss or any kind of relationship in canon. No looks, no touches, no standing in each other's space. Except for Cyberwoman, the first time they're even on screen together for any length of time is Combat.

I find this point to be incredibly interesting. From this perspective, Sam and Dean are WAY slashier than Jack and Ianto, at least in TW S1. It speaks to the difference between slash and actually portraying same-gender relationships on screen. We often use the term interchangeably for convenience's sake, but that's not really accurate, at least in my mind. If the characters are actually shown to be in a relationship, it's not slash. And though I do dearly, dearly love seeing same-gender relationships on screen (I CANNOT STRESS THIS POINT ENOUGH: I LOVE IT), I think slash is ultimately more fun. Sam and Dean (and Jared and Jensen, for that matter) have eternal possibilities: any number of first kisses, for example, in endless different scenarios. Because we haven't seen it, we're free to create it.

And thus ends my extremely lame bit of late-night meta.

Also: apparently Torchwood is SERIOUS BUSINESS. Here I was thinking it was just this fun, pretty, and awesome but ultimately pretty shallow show, and people are actually sitting down and pulling philosophy out of it. Kudos, I say, from a fellow philosophy buff, but...wow, I just did not get that AT ALL.
sulwen: (jensen2)
Baby, I just want you to be happy. You absolutely deserve it, in any form, because you have brought so much joy into my life and the lives of many others.

Though you should be aware that I will never stop shipping you with a certain someone. Never ever ever!

Much love,

Sulwen

PS: I apologize in advance for the wank. We all know it's coming, and it's going to suck. I wish we could be more like the Fedal fandom - we mostly just awwed over the news and wrote lots of awesome!consenting!wife fic when one of our pairing got hitched - but we're not. Don't worry. It'll pass, and your true fans will still be here afterwards.
sulwen: (lethal)
Wow, lots of hate towards the SPN fandom in f_s lately.

Part of me feels bad for them - they have no idea how much awesome they're missing out on.

On the other hand...those are also the people who cause wank.

Therefore...STAY THE FUCK AWAY, HATERS. WE DON'T WANT YOU.

Also, to the person who wanted to ask Wincest fans to imagine RL incest and see how many of them got sick at the thought...I think you'd be surprised. People get turned on by dirtybadwrongness. There's really not a whole lot of things that count as that anymore. Incest is one. I'm not saying that Wincest fans actually want to sleep with their family members...just that I wouldn't be surprised if some of us like to call out “Daddy” in bed.
sulwen: (wet jensen)
You people take wank to a whole new level of epic.

A quick synopsis:

*whine* If Sam fucks Ruby, that's rape and I don't like rape and how can Kripke condone rape and I'm beginning to think this show's not worth it and I'm about to lose all my love and respect for Kripke and OMG Sam's been totally character-fucked this season and that would be the last straw and WAAAHHHH!!! */whine*

This? Is stupid. For one, there is absolutely no reason to think this is what was meant by that spoiler that said Spoiler... ) is in reference to those particular characters.

Secondly...I don't really care. It's SPN, people. The show goes to some pretty dark places. Hell, and that's not even CLOSE to as bad as we get in our fanfiction! Come on. Man up. Let's say Sam does fuck Ruby. It's not the end of the world. I find it highly, highly unlikely that this would be condoned in the show. Sam has been getting progressively more...I don't want to say evil...perhaps leaning in a less-than-good direction this season? I see this as something he could realistically do, especially in a moment of strong emotion, grief or anger or whatnot. But condoning it? Dean would be pissed beyond belief - in fact, I could even see that as being the motivating factor for him to finally "turn on" Sam, in a sense. It's a perfectly fine plot device, people. Chill.

Thirdly...I hate how people can profess endless love for Dean/Castiel and then flip the fuck out over Sam/Ruby. IT'S EXACTLY THE SAME, PEOPLE. In fact...Dean/Castiel could even be seen as worse, because if the angel possession works just the same way as the demon version, that vessel is dead. Which makes it not rape, but necrophelia. So there.*

Basically, my point is, yet again: CHILL THE FUCK OUT. STOP BEING SO DAMN JUDGEMENTAL OF EVENTS THAT HAVEN'T EVEN TAKEN PLACE YET AND POSSIBLY NEVER WILL.

*I'd still read it, by the way.

PS: I'm SO PRO any sex scenes by the boys, because we've got some damn talented manipulators in this fandom, and that's just always going to end well.

On Wank

Oct. 11th, 2008 02:02 am
sulwen: (get out)
Fandom wank makes me really sad. Fandom is usually such a happy, fun, friendly place. Why can't we all play in the sandbox together?

One of the nice things about LJ is that it's so easy to distance yourself from the wankage, when it comes. I don't do discussion or meta comms, which seems to eliminate most of the wank. Sticking with fanfic/art/vids/graphics generally keeps things feeling good.

Still...I just don't understand why you'd want to go out there and bash something, especially something you love enough to be part of its fandom. I can't fucking stand Ron/Hermione - it literally makes me sick - but I don't go to their comms and troll around. I just ignore it. And aren't we all happier for that?

Where it really gets me is in the SPN fandom. This fandom is an incredible, wonderful place, filled with amazing people, limitless creativity, and, most of all, passion for what we're doing. Why, then, do people feel the need to flash around their negativity? Of course people like Jared or Sam better than Jensen or Dean, or vice versa. I'm a Dean/Jensen girl, myself, for many reasons. But can't we all just realize that without both of them, there is no pairing? I can't imagine why or how such hatred could emerge toward either one of them.

Yes, there are things that I fucking hate, even within my own fandoms and pairings. I fucking HATE mpreg. But I would never - NEVER - presume to judge or bash the people who enjoy it.

Basically: wank kills my buzz. I don't understand it, and I wish it didn't exist.
sulwen: (stfu)
So I just realized that the novel-length J2 fic I just finished (and cried at, which is a fandom first for me) and the cracked-out oneshot that is totally the hottest Sam/Dean I've read so far were written by THE SAME PERSON.

She is now my favorite author ever. Go check her out: http://fleshflutter.livejournal.com/profile

That makes me very, very happy. On the other hand, I've also discovered the Thing I Hate about the Supernatural fandom. There's always something in every fandom that pisses me the fuck off. In Pirates, it's shipper wars. In Harry Potter, it's that the fandom is too fucking big and the average fic quality is therefore low. And in Supernatural, it's that half the fans like to spend their time bitching (loudly) about how misogynistic the show is. Anyone who knows me knows my thoughts on feminism. I like to see female characters get beat up and called names and be generally not treated as well as the men. Maybe that means I'm fucked up. Still - there's no excuse for killing everyone's buzz and cluttering up the fandom with your wanking. Go off in your little corner and wank in private, mmk?
sulwen: (bondage)
I just have to say that the Sparrabeth people are NUTS. Yeah, I ship Jack/Liz too, but you don't have to be CRAZY about it! I wish they had never hinted at making that ship canon. That's what fanfiction is ABOUT, people - doing something that WASN'T in the original material! Those of us who shipped J/E after CotBP know and understand this. We picked up on hints, clues, subtext - things that inspired our imaginations, that we could play with and manipulate. Personally, I'd rather ship subtext than canon, thanks very much. So I've taken Sparrabeth off my friends list, because I am sick and tired of seeing them whine about how the world's going to end if they don't get "their ending." Seriously. I wish they would just calm the fuck down. *sigh*

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