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"we get all sorts around here."


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I hate that I am never first. :(

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I hate when a post is turned down, but I am not told why so I can fix it.

I haven't been keeping up with fic lately, but are writers still describing Sherlock as a 'porcelain statue' and using the phrase 'played his body like a violin'? If so: RAGE

I've been in fandom since the beginning and I've never seen these used as descriptions. (Thank god.)

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All I am saaa-yin'...is GIVE HET A CHAAAAAA-NCE!

I'm with you. I ship John and Sherlock with every woman on the show.

I didn't used to like het before. I think it was some Torchwood Ianto/Toshiko fic that made me like it. Also, part of it is I realized that female characters and their relationships can get the same fascinating to read treatment in fandom that male characters get.

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John is a doctor. He would not give or take anal sex without a condom. This distracts me every time.

Apparently we know different sorts of doctors.

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you want me to give up fandom? you think me reading and writing slash fic is breaking apart our relationship? well let me tell you something mister, how do you think i feel when i catch you watching porn? i know perfectly well what the difference is between fantasy and reality. these people are CHARACTERS. sherlock and john, sam and dean, arthur and merlin are FANTASY. ok, i understand that they might make you feel a little insecure, wondering if i'm fantasizing about gay sex while we're together, i get that. but you watching your porn with your perfectly proportioned women while i'm pretty objectively non-sexy also makes me feel bad. it would be okay if we just talked about it and tried to help each other work through this stuff. but you telling me i can't do fandom anymore? you DEMANDING i give up fandom and all the friends i've made because you feel insecure? it makes me feel like i really ought to take a step back and look at all the other controlling things you've done in this relationship so far. i've put up with SO MUCH OF YOUR CRAP in the last one and 1/2 years even going so far as to stop talking to my ex, because i love you and i know how much you love me. but fandom is one of the things that keeps me going, and telling me i need to give it up is like telling me i need to cut off my legs and hand them over. i don't think so. we'll probably argue about this a couple more times but i hope you understand where i'm coming from or i'll have to seriously consider leaving you.

Yeah, fuck that noise.

it makes me feel like i really ought to take a step back and look at all the other controlling things you've done in this relationship so far.

Probably not a bad idea.

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I *hate* the phrase "silver fox" and I am not even sure why.

It's overused and trite. I've seen it overused in the NCIS and SG:1 fandoms, too. And I suspect that on some level it annoys me because it seems to be the only compliment available for middle-aged/older characters, and a vaguely fetishic one at that, based solely around hair colour. Is Lestrade/Rupert Graves sexy only because of his hair? What would people do if he dyed his hair? Or if a younger character went grey prematurely?

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I AM PISSED WE HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL FALL FOR MORE SHERLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

DUDE. We are seriously abused and neglected in this fandom. xP I keep forgetting that there are actually going to be NEW EPISODES with NEW STORIES and NEW FOOTAGE and NEW MOMENTS ARE LOVELY and NEW MOMENTS TO RAGE ABOUT.

I just hope it didn't hit its peak already. D: I would hate to get this excited about the new season, only to be disappointed by it.

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Can we get back to a Bromance, please?

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I love John/Sherlock sexytimes as much as the next person. But only in fanon. In canon, I really don't think that they need a physical relationship, and that it would completely defeat the purpose of why they're so perfect together. They're not a couple, they're a pair. A matching set. Like salt and pepper shakers. You keep them separate, you don't just mix all the salt and all the pepper together in one big container and call it good. I mean, you COULD, but it would defeat the recognition of salt and pepper as two complete and individually awesome entities.

They don't need romance. The friendship they have together completes them. Sex isn't necessary.

I just wish fandom could make a better distinction between this kind of friendship, the truest kind of friendship (Frodo and Samwise, anyone?), without turning it into a purely romantic attachment.

Re: Can we get back to a Bromance, please?

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This. I ship Sherlock/John like burning but I prefer really close friendship in the show. Similarly, I ship Sherlock with tons of people and make him quite sexual in fanon, but I dislike the idea of him being anything but asexual in canon.

tl;dr

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I'm sick of the demand for "tl;dr" in certain corners of the internet. If I were able to sum up whatever I'm trying to say in a couple of sentences, then there wouldn't be a need for the longer version in the first place. If you don't care enough to read the whole thing, then fine, scroll on by. But there's a reason I went into detail instead of just summarizing, because the details were important. Why is everyone's attention span so short that they can't be bothered to read anything longer than two paragraphs?

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I do agree in general that frequently things can't be summed up in a couple of sentences. I don't generally do tl;dr summaries in anything I write.

But having said that, I do do it when I prompt - if my prompt is long enough - purely so that the 'filled prompt post' people can use that summary, instead of having to try to write one on their own (and perhaps, through no fault of their own), missing what I feel were the more important aspects of the prompt, or something.

But I doubt that's what your rant was about...

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I'm 28. Stop trying to control me - I'm not yours to push around anymore. I'm happy and successful and I did it all without your help. I appreciate everything you've done for me but you need to stop trying to run my life. I grew up a long time ago.

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For the last week and a half, I have been stressed out to the point of tears. There was already enough RL bullshit going on, but ever since I got back from spring break everything has just seemed to pile up and no matter how much I get done, my to-do list keeps stretching on towards infinity. So not only do I have a neverending list of assignments and essays, there's also some stupid university bureaucratic bullshit -- administrators either keep losing track of my information, forgetting to get back in touch with me, or flat-out lying to me -- and let's not even get into all the drama that's happening with my family that I don't even understand, and my housemates and I are having a cold war, and I'm almost completely out of money. And let's not even start with the gender stuff.

(Do you know what I'm having for dinner? Cereal. Do you know what I'll have for lunch tomorrow? Cereal. If I'm lucky, I'll get a chance to go out to CVS after lunch for bread so I can make sandwiches for dinner. Just the thought of sandwiches is making me hungrier.)

And best of all, I think my own mind is crumbling under all of this. I can't think straight, and I'm just so stressed out. I took an accidental six-hour nap and woke up just now and even though my body needed the rest, I feel absolutely like sobbing because that's five hours of work wasted. But I literally don't have time to stop and feel sorrier for myself than what I'm putting in this post, because then I'll just never get anything done. I'm trying my hardest to stave off a depressive episode (I can't afford medication or therapy), and if it hits, then I can basically just throw everything out the window and. And.

And do you know how much I need fandom right now? I have over twenty WIPs and maybe ten RPs and I can't work on any of them. These five minutes I'm taking to write this comment are all I can spare. It's already hard enough for me to write -- I have to get myself into the character's mindset, I have to be in the mood to write -- and it's honestly looking like it'll be June before I can seriously sit down and write again. Do you know how awful this is? And not to mention that I have a few fics that I promised people and haven't even gotten a chance to look at in weeks. I'm not the kind of person who's willing to just half-ass a story, so that means everything is just . . . stuck in limbo. I have so many fics that are 80% but that last 20% just can't happen until I finish everything in RL. I can't even look at pretty pictures to cheer me up -- I've blocked Tumblr, and I'm about this close to needing to block LJ, too.

All I really want to do right now is curl up into a ball and cry, read some good comfort fic, chat online, do some mood-lifting RP. I want to go for a long walk just to relax. I want to go up to someone random person and get them to hug me because I can't remember the last time I was touched. I want to stop neglecting my friends that I love and adore and who are so good about me being busy and flaking on them. But I can't stop for anything. I don't have the time. I don't have a choice. I just have to keep working.



Christ, I'm sorry, this was just really long and pathetic, wasn't it. I'm okay, I promise, I'm not looking for pity, I just needed to get this out.

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huuuuuuuuuuuuge hug from me to you, anon :)

Oh god, you are me. I've barely written anything in the last week. The only good thing about having the power cut out twice to my computer in the last couple of days is that I hadn't written a damn word to lose.

The filled prompt post is taking a long time to catch up. We're on part xiv now, and how long is it going to be until those prompts are listed? I understand the mod is busy, but I've seen people offer to help. Why not take them up on it?

This. Same goes for the delicious archive which has not been updated since February. I know that the person who updates it is ill but why can't someone else do it? I'd even volunteer and I'm sure some other people would be willing to help out too. It's just so annoying if you have to scroll through dozends of pages to find a fill.

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Rant like I have never ranted before

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I'm really, really angry with my roommate/BFF right now.

Here's the situation: She dropped out of her Masters program two years ago because she couldn't stand it anymore, it wasn't what she wanted with life, being a foresty major. With her experiments failing left and right, mite infestations and her losing steam, it was impossible for her to ever finish her thesis. I understood where she was coming from, having to be forced to do something she isn't passionate about by her parents, so I told her to pick something she IS passionate about to do. After a year of indecisiveness (and no job), she decides she wants to take up art again, seeing it was something she's been wanting to do since she was a kid.

Last semester (Fall '10) she flunked half of her classes for not showing up and for not finishing the work. During the winter break I warned her that she shouldn't continue on if she's not absolutely serious about art because it's a waste of money and time. She tells me she'll definitely do better the following semester. So, spring semester is upon us and she pays for her tuition and gets FAFSA. The first month of school she was doing okay, and then she started ditching classes again and not being able to finish her work on time. Finally she decided to drop out in March, getting only 25% of her tuition back. Now she's broke and unemployed.

She's not actively looking for a job, every day she just plays her Xbox or reads manga and blaming people for not hiring her. Her mom asks her to go home, but she doesn't want to. Right now I'm paying for her rent, our groceries, and the cable/internet bill. I'm practically RAISING her on the money my parents gave me. And she has the fucking gall to tell me she wants me to do the dishes and that she doesn't want to cook and would rather eat out.

Am I being irrational for asking her to do the chores and the cooking (she is the better cook, in all honesty) when I'm PAYING for her expenses? Back when she was sharing the expenses with me, I'd glady do the dishes and help with cooking. Right now, however, I don't think she has a say to "being fair".

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I did near enough the same thing as your friend and it was because I had major depression but didn't recognise it in myself. Is it possible that she might be suffering from a mental illness and needs help?

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