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01:56 pm: Not-Fandoms and Me: A Sad Tale of Slash Corneas
So, cereta asked people to tell her what obscure books or movies or comics or whatever we've come across lately and thought, "Yuletide fandom!" And the thing is - well. I can't really do that. I'm handicapped by a litle thing I've heard called slash corneas (although really it ought to be slash occipital lobe, because it goes deeper than just my eyes).

See, once upon a time, I had never heard of slash. But I was still a slasher, and the proof is in everything I read obsessively and repetitively between the ages of 10 and 14 (Georgette Heyer, Wodehouse, Asimov's I, Robot, Moby Dick, John D. MacDonald, and on and on and on, believe you me). It's not just that I see now that it's all wonderfully subtextual and slashy, it's that I saw it then. I just didn't know the name for the dynamic that fascinated me so.

But now that I do know what slash is, and why it fascinates me, and I have Best Beloved as my partner in crime for the slash hunt (kind of like a treasure hunt, but at the end there's glorious, glorious porn), I see slash everywhere - so much so that I really couldn't answer cereta's question without copying down most of the contents of my library and DVD collection.

As an example, and to answer said question, I dug up the rest of this post, which I wrote three weeks ago but decided wasn't worth posting. (Yeah, that happens. A lot. You all should be very grateful that you're spared 80% of my rambling; I expect, at minimum, an e-card in thanks. Maybe something with a tasteful puppy motif.) But, hey, if Lucy needs distraction, I want to give it to her, so - here's my Not-Fandom I Saw Slash in Recently.

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I'm watching a documentary - Best Beloved gets anime from Netflix and I get documentaries; it's just our thing - called The Cutting Edge. It's about film editing, and it's fascinating in its own right. I totally recommend it to anyone who likes either slash or vids, and if you like both, get it right now.

Because it's not just educational; it's also the slashiest thing I have ever seen. Film editing, it turns out, is slashier than due South and The Sentinel combined. No. It's more slashy than that.

We are, as I write this, thirteen minutes in. And we've already had to pause to sketch out the obvious RPS begging to be written between D.W. Griffith and his editor, James Smith. I can't quite capture the insanely slashy descriptions of their relationship - you'll just have to watch the documentary for yourself - but the salient facts are these:
  1. They were together basically around the clock in the studio, "working" late into the night on the film shot during the day.

  2. They were joined at the hip.

  3. And when Smith got married to another editor during the shooting of Intolerance, Griffith gave the two of them the weekend off.
I'm sorry. There's a whole story in there - the desperate 2 a.m. blowjobs, Griffith's abrasive personality, Smith's yearning for conventionality and his feelings of suffocation under Griffith's rising fame and creative obsessions, the introduction of Rose, Smith's relationship with Rose, Griffith's rising jealousy desperately suppressed, the weekend off that Griffith spends drinking in the studio - I mean, it writes itself. Right? Right? (God, I hope I'm not alone in this. Slashland is a better place to live when you have neighbors.)

And then Ridley Scott says that picking an editor is like getting married, and of course my brain goes immediately to "a partnership is like a marriage, son."

And then Quentin Tarantino talks about how he wanted a female editor on his first movie, Reservoir Dogs, because he thought she'd be more nurturing and less aggressive, and -

Okay. First, Best Beloved says, "Mommy issues! Quentin, your mommy issues are showing."

And then I say, "Is it just me, or does he talk exactly like Rodney McKay?"

And he does. He so totally does. The first time he shows up in the documentary, when he's trying to dumb down editing so that the (idiot - this is never stated but clearly implied) audience can understand it, he's got the Rodney-explaining-things-to-Elizabeth tone. Later, he's got the hand gestures, the inflections - it's just, it's fucking terrifying how much he sounds and moves like Rodney McKay.

So BB and I discuss this for a bit, and then I say: "OH MY GOD. AU. Rodney's a director, John is the editor!"

And then we get to Tarantino's description of the editing of the date scene in Pulp Fiction, where he loses it and starts flailing his hands around (I was afraid someone would get hurt, seriously) and says stuff like, "And sometimes I get annoyed with her for not reading my mind 100%, all right. It's not good enough that she reads it 80% of the time, all right." (One thing he does that Rodney McKay does not do, thank god, is say "all right" at the end of every fucking sentence until you want to beat him to death.)

Sally Menke, the editor from Pulp Fiction (and Reservoir Dogs) says, "We work very intensely together and it's kind of amazing that we still like each other. If I was with my husband that long, I don't think I'd like him that much."

And then comes another director/editor pair, Alexander Payne/Kevin Tent, and Payne is saying that making a movie is exhausting. After he's written the script, gotten the financing, cast the movie, directed it, etc., he's so happy to get to the cutting room because he can finally start making the movie. "It's like I've washed up on shore."

Tent, his editor, says: "It's so hard to be a director. It's hard on the set, by the time they come into the cutting room the first week, they're usually half the people they were when they started out, you know, they're shells of the people they were. And, at least in my cutting room, I try to make it very easygoing and try to heal them back into shape so that they can get to work on the movie." I just - am I the only one who hears the plaintive voices crying out for slash there?

(By the way, Payne and Tent told a story - in different interviews, but they cut back and forth between them telling it precisely the same way, and, hello, MORE SLASHINESS - about editing Election; for a pivotal scene, Payne wanted to cut it one way - like The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, with swelling music and very long close-ups on each face - and Tent wanted to use dozens of very fast cuts, and Tent ended up getting his way via bribery.

I'm sorry, is it just me or can you hear Rodney saying, "No. NO. John, I'm the director, and we're going to - it's going to be just like -"

"Rodney, if you say The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly again, I'm going to -"

"It's perfect! Come on - the drama, the swelling music, the long, long shots -"

John lowered his head and let it rest on the edge of his table. "Rodney. No."

Rodney folded his arms across his chest, raised his chin, and pouted. John had always found the expression ridiculously endearing, but since Rodney usually pulled it when John pretty much wanted to strangle him, it tended not to be really obvious. And Rodney - well. He was Rodney.

John closed his eyes. Right now, he didn't need to find Rodney endearing. He needed to find Rodney a new job. Or maybe he just needed to find himself a gun.

"'Genius.' 'Stunning vision.' 'One of the most compelling, fresh, and creative directors of our time,'" Rodney said, using his interview voice. "'His movies define a generation.'"

"And who cut those films?" John went right ahead and answered himself, since Rodney wasn't going to. "I did. And who argued with you about the flying motorcycle scene? I did. And the sex scene in the shower? I did. And the alien hives coming alive? I did. And I was right. And I'm right about this, and it's 2 a.m., and I know you've been through three vats of espresso but some of us need sleep, so - look. You know I'm right. Stop fighting it."

Rodney sighed heavily, the classic put-upon genius, and said, "John. You're not seeing my vision here."

"I'm seeing your vision fine. The problem is that you aren't hearing me tell you it sucks."

John didn't need to be able to see Rodney to know that he was leaning forward now, his arms open, his hands framing a widescreen. "John, just picture it. Okay, so he comes in, and his -"

"Rodney. Please. I will pay you money to just let me cut it my way."

There was a pause, and John cracked one eye open. Rodney was wearing his thinky face.

"How much?"

"Fifty dollars."

"Not worth it." Rodney sounded smug.

"Seventy-five."

"Nope."

"Rodney, I'll blow you. Just let me fucking cut it my way."

Another pause, and then Rodney said, "You'll - seriously?" His voice cracked on the last syllable.

John lifted his head up all the way; suddenly he was a lot less tired. He looked Rodney up and down, head tilted, inspecting the goods, until Rodney's face started to fall, and then he said, "Yup. After you let me make the cut."

"God, just - do it, okay? Do it already." Rodney obviously couldn't figure out what expression he was supposed to be wearing or how he was supposed to be acting, and he'd settled on a fascinating combination of truculence, anger, amusement, disbelief, and hope. But his face was flushing and he didn't know what to do with his hands, and even someone who wasn't an expert speaker of non-verbal Rodney would know what that meant.

John reached out to his board, tapped two keys, and saved his work. Then he turned to Rodney, licked his lips, and smiled.

I mean, it's not just me, right? You can see it now, right? Oh, god, please tell me you can see it; I don't want to be all alone in the land of Slash Everywhere.)

And Payne says, "I think editors are like sly politicians." I mean - hello! JOHN! He sucks at working with the natives, but with one individual person? If that person is Rodney? YES.

And then, as if this documentary wasn't wonderful enough, they throw in a little bonus cookie of film wank, with Rob Cohen all, "Fast cutting is like OMG SO COOL and all you people with your forty-second shots are SO LAME and OLD and stuff."

And Martin Scorsese is all, "Listen, noob, you're RUINING THE CULTURE with your fast cuts. You're destroying society!"

And I say to Best Beloved: "Hey, I think I saw this argument on metafandom like, last week."

Seriously, this is the best documentary ever. You need to watch it. And film is so my new fandom. Well, this week, anyway.

~

So there you have it: a look at a post I didn't post, and a discussion of the latest not-fandom I briefly became obsessed with. Plus, hey, it's a handy exemplar for the Slash Brain Diagnostic Test. (This would be the example for the "very severe" diagnosis, for the record.)

Okay. Time to send me the e-cards saying, "Thank you for usually sparing us the unfiltered contents of your brain. Please return to this policy ASAP." (Remember: puppy motif! Or, or, maybe wombats, if you can find them! Or red pandas!)

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From:cereta
Date:September 20th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)
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I love you. Just saying.
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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 20th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! The feeling, as you well know, is entirely mutual.
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From:chalcopyrite
Date:September 20th, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC)
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"I'm seeing your vision fine. The problem is that you aren't hearing me tell you it sucks."

::cracks up:: Sorry, no tasteful wombats from me today (though, if there were wombats, they would be unimpeachably tasteful, I'm sure).

I do so enjoy living in Slashland; the conversations with the neighbours are so much more interesting.
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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 20th, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
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Sorry, no tasteful wombats from me today (though, if there were wombats, they would be unimpeachably tasteful, I'm sure).

*nods*

Wombots are the epitome of good taste; every fan knows this. It is one of the many things I love about fans.

*overcome with love for all fandom*

I do so enjoy living in Slashland; the conversations with the neighbours are so much more interesting.

So. True.
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From:darthfox
Date:September 20th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
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Please write that SGA story.

Also, please do not return to the policy you mention. I like this policy better!
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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 20th, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
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Please write that SGA story.

You could write it for me, and then everyone would win! *looks hopeful*

I like this policy better!

See, no, it's better for all concerned if I mostly don't share the contents of my brain. It's why I have the "appropriate content" rules for thefourthvine; otherwise, I would, sure as gravity, wake up one morning to find that I'd posted a multi-part screed called, "OH MY GOD, PEOPLE. STOP STARTING EVERY SENTENCE WITH -ING WORDS, OR THERE WILL BE PAIN. PAIN FOR ALL." (Other topics recently spare y'all: "When did 'gave' become 'gifted,' and when did 'offer' become 'offer up'? And, more importantly, is there some way we can switch back?")
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From:norah
Date:September 20th, 2006 09:18 pm (UTC)
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OH THE EXCELLENCE THAT IS YOU.

And, um, that happens to me. As you know. You are not alone. What was I watching that I made All About The Furtive Bootay recently? I can't remember but I had to keep quiet lest I get eyerolls from Himself.
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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 20th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
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Well, I figured you'd be in my next-door neighbor in Slashland. (Why can you not be my neighbor in real life? I would babysit Squid! And we could watch the world through the slashfilter without any eye-rolling from Himself!)

I can't remember but I had to keep quiet lest I get eyerolls from Himself.

Honey, the way your week has been going, you're doing well if you remember your own name.
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From:fairestcat
Date:September 20th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
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I am having the sucky week of sucktasticness but this post just MADE MY LIFE!

Seriously. I love you forever and ever and ever. And there are no WORDS to describe how much I now want Director/Editor slash. RPS, fandom AUs, Origfic, I DON'T CARE.

And that sounds like a kick-ass doc. and I have no idea why I'd not heard of it before but it's on the top of my netflix queue now.

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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 20th, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC)
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I am having the sucky week of sucktasticness but this post just MADE MY LIFE!

Yay! I mean, of course, "Yay, I improved your sucky week," not "Yay, you're having a sucky week." I'm not, you know, evil.

And there are no WORDS to describe how much I now want Director/Editor slash. RPS, fandom AUs, Origfic, I DON'T CARE.

Oh my god I know. I normally can't take RPS without getting all dizzy - I have this celebrity allergy - but I would totally take that risk for some good Director/Editor. I mean, worse come to worse, I can always go to the emergency room if I have an asthma attack, but when will Director/Editor come my way again?

Except, of course, that Director/Editor hasn't come my way even once yet.

*sorrow*

And that sounds like a kick-ass doc. and I have no idea why I'd not heard of it before but it's on the top of my netflix queue now.

It's excellent. (There's also a great one on cinematography, called Visions of Light. It is, unfortunately, not slashy, but it is so good. I'm not sure why, but I tend to enjoy documentaries about making movies more than approximately 99% of the actual movies I see.)
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From:mtlaise
Date:September 20th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
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Okay. Time to send me the e-cards saying, "Thank you for usually sparing us the unfiltered contents of your brain. Please return to this policy ASAP."

Nooooooooo! I am in love with your brain!
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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 20th, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
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Nooooooooo! I am in love with your brain!

My brain totally loves you back. Of course, it's going to use this comment as support for its ongoing, "No, seriously, just let me post whatever the hell I want" argument, so I am not entirely happy, but my brain is all over you.

(Um. Ew. That sentence went to a very bad place, visually speaking. My very sincere apologies. I won't let it happen again. See? This is the problem with my brain. *pokes it*)
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From:malnpudl
Date:September 20th, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC)
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Yet another fangirl madly crushing on your lovely braaaaaain!

*adores*
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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 20th, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
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*adores right back*

(Wait. You're not a zombie, right? I mean - you don't feel any interest in, you know, consuming braaaaaains, right?

Okay. Good. Just - I had to ask. Better safe than sorry, as they taught us in health class, and they were so talking about zombie attack awareness.)

*returns to pure, pure adoration of you*
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From:kassrachel
Date:September 20th, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC)
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Bwahahahaha!

This is wonderful. Now I want to watch that documentary. Also I want the rest of the John/Rodney AU, even though I don't watch SGA. *g*
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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 20th, 2006 10:09 pm (UTC)
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Now I want to watch that documentary.

You totally should; I heartily recommend it. (Also Visions of Light, which is about cinematography, and contains some of the most visually arresting scenes I have ever seen; my heart is still all broken because I can't get hold of this one movie from that documentary. OMG so stunning.)

Also I want the rest of the John/Rodney AU, even though I don't watch SGA.

You don't need to watch SGA to read the fan fiction (trust me, I know; I haven't seen any of season 2 or 3, and only half of season 1).

And the thing is, now I want to read it, too. Posting this re-kindled my desire for said AU, and now I'm trying to figure out if there's anyone I can sucker into writing it.

Hmmm. Probably not. I am just not that persuasive, you know?

*sad*
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From:foreverdirt
Date:September 20th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
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am I the only one who hears the plaintive voices crying out for slash there?

No. You're not alone.

(This post made me grin in a dazed but delighted manner. Thank you!)
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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 20th, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
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No. You're not alone.

This is a great relief to me. But, then, if more people than just me want it, why isn't it, you know, already out there?

Or maybe it is, and I just haven't seen it. Perhaps someone will link me to it soon.

*lives in hope*

This post made me grin in a dazed but delighted manner. Thank you!

Yay! And thank you, too!
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From:lurksnomore
Date:September 20th, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC)
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I just want to say that I am deeply sad that you don't give us the unfiltered comments of your brain.

Because that was wonderful. I now really, really want to watch that. I mean, it's not like I don't have too many fandoms already, but I guess I can just see this as an extension of RPF.

And the fic? Gets Kermit Yays!
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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 20th, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC)
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I mean, it's not like I don't have too many fandoms already, but I guess I can just see this as an extension of RPF.

*nods enthusiastically*

Yes! Or you could just envision it as an AU of any fandom you choose! See, that's the beauty of Director/Editor - it fits in anywhere. No time-consuming canon to watch! You can go straight to the porn!

Are you persuaded yet?

And the fic? Gets Kermit Yays!

*beams*

Kermit yays are clearly the best possible kind. I see this now.

*admires yaying Kermit*
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From:hackthis
Date:September 20th, 2006 10:09 pm (UTC)
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John lifted his head up all the way; suddenly he was a lot less tired. He looked Rodney up and down, head tilted, inspecting the goods, until Rodney's face started to fall, and then he said, "Yup. After you let me make the cut."

I love this. And you. This idea rocks and I expect a whole treatment on my desk tomorrow morning. Why? Because I'm the head of the friggin studio and you answer to ME! What? Coffee? Me? No, never.

Seriously, I will Netflix this now.
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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 20th, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC)
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Um. hackthis? You're channelling Ari again. It looks good on you, of course - I'm not saying it doesn't. Just, you know, FYI.

Seriously, I will Netflix this now.

You really, really should.

(I just realized: the treatment is obviously going to include an Academy Awards sequence. I mean, it kind of has to, right? You're the expert on writing entertainment industry related stories in fandoms so tiny that they essentially consist of just one person, so I figure you're the one to consult.)
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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 21st, 2006 05:02 am (UTC)
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*waves*

Good morning, neighbor! And in case I don't see you, good afternoon, good evening, and goodnight!
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From:sciurida
Date:September 20th, 2006 11:01 pm (UTC)
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I see slash everywhere as well. I find it very rewarding, heh.

And I really want to see that documentary now!

Also, add me to the list of people who love your brain! (Though in a non-zombie way, I promise!)
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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 21st, 2006 05:05 am (UTC)
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I find it very rewarding, heh.

I swear, I don't know what people who don't see subtext do with their brains. Life must be very, very dull for them.

And I really want to see that documentary now!

It is well worth seeing. I mean, even in addition to the obvious need for Director/Editor.

Though in a non-zombie way, I promise!

Thank you! (And thanks for the reassurance on the zombie front. You can never be too vigilant where zombies are concerned. They are everywhere. *looks around warily*)
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From:z_rayne
Date:September 20th, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC)
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Sadly, I can't seem to find an e-card that says, "OMG, finish that incredible John/Rodney a/u!" Maybe you can just take that as a given?
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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 21st, 2006 05:06 am (UTC)
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You know, I've been trying to find someone else to write the story. (I want it to have porn. And plot. And things it will not have if I write it.) And here you are. It's - it's like fate.

*Doe Eyes of Extreme Hopefulness*
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From:wychwood
Date:September 20th, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC)
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*loves you*
*loves your slashy brain (though not in a comestible-related fashion)*
*ADORES your editing AU*

Seriously, being able to slash anything and everything you want without people looking at you funny is one of my favourite things about fandom.

(Although, Moby Dick - is it possible to read it *without* seeing Ishmael/Queequeg? Because if so, I'd be interested to find out how...)
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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 21st, 2006 05:15 am (UTC)
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Seriously, being able to slash anything and everything you want without people looking at you funny is one of my favourite things about fandom.

*nods*

Truer words were never spoken.

Although, Moby Dick - is it possible to read it *without* seeing Ishmael/Queequeg?

Well. I would think not, but in fact everyone in my class managed it except for me and the guy sitting next to me. (The two of us spent quite a number of hours sketching out what I now recognize as primitive Ishmael/Queequeg fan fiction to keep our minds off the sheer horror of the whale-butchering sections. Melville, here's an important writing tip for you: more gay love, less whale gore.) But I'm clinging to the theory that the rest of the "people" in the class were aliens. Surely humans would get the relationship between Ishmael and Queequeg, is my reasoning there.
From:cad27
Date:September 20th, 2006 11:35 pm (UTC)
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Something tells me that while you might have one of the bigger houses, you aren't actually alone. Also, I may have sent a wombat e-card with token stereotypical Australian greeting to the email in your profile.
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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 21st, 2006 05:32 am (UTC)
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you aren't actually alone

This is what LJ is all about: no matter what weirdness you have, you can post about it and discover you are not alone. It's very wonderful.

Also, I may have sent a wombat e-card with token stereotypical Australian greeting to the email in your profile.

Eeeee yay and thank you! (Wombats are one of my great loves.) I'm definitely looking forward to seeing it.
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From:runpunkrun
Date:September 21st, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
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You have been Withholding Slash from us. That is a Very Serious Offense.

First, I really want to watch that editing documentary now. Second, I really really CAN see Rodney as a director and John as his sly editor. I love the snippet you wrote. I only wish there were mooooore.
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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 21st, 2006 05:38 am (UTC)
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You have been Withholding Slash from us. That is a Very Serious Offense.

You know, I would be alarmed, but it's just not as threatening when the dire warning is coming from you. See, I know perfectly well that your hard drive and your brain, taken together, contain enough withheld slash to make my heart explode from joy. In short: they'll come for you first, me bucko. I will be low on the list and thus have plenty of time to escape.

First, I really want to watch that editing documentary now.

Do OMG do do do! *bounces enthusiastically* (And then write Director/Editor stories!)

Second, I really really CAN see Rodney as a director and John as his sly editor.

I know! It is Clearly Meant To Be.
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From:fanofall
Date:September 21st, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
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Words cannot express my deep and abiding love for you.
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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 21st, 2006 05:38 am (UTC)
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It is returned. But then, you knew this.

*loves*
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From:vassilissa
Date:September 21st, 2006 01:33 am (UTC)
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When I opened this window, I had 'There's No Place Like London' from Sweeney Todd playing on iTunes.
Sweeney: I beg your indulgence, boy, my mind is far from easy. For in these once-familiar streets I feel the chill of ghostly shadows. Forgive me.
Anthony: Mr Todd, before we part -
Sweeney: What is it?
Anthony: I have honored my promise never to question you. Whatever brought you to that sorry shipwreck is your affair. And yet, over the many weeks of our voyage home I have come to think of you as a friend...

You know where my brain went. Direct to shipboard h/c, do not pass Go, do not rethink the CRACK.

"Rodney, I'll blow you.

I hit a high C# giggling at this point. No, really: see, I had my recorder out because I'd been arranging some stuff...

I approve of your new fandom.
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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 21st, 2006 05:44 am (UTC)
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You know where my brain went.

Yes. And I assure you it was not alone on its journey.

Direct to shipboard h/c, do not pass Go, do not rethink the CRACK.

Why would you even want to rethink the crack? The crack is so obviously perfect! I mean, seriously, they might as well have included a helpful "Attention, Slash Fans: And Then They Had Sex" label.

I hit a high C# giggling at this point. No, really: see, I had my recorder out because I'd been arranging some stuff...

It is a criminal injustice that there is no .mp3 of this available for download. I mean it. This is the kind of thing every person needs to hear. (Especially, um. Those of us who maybe tortured our parents, sibling, and dog just the tiniest bit with a recorder when we were 9. Um. Not that I did that. No. I was a practically perfect child. But I have a friend who did, and she would definitely benefit, both spiritually and morally, from hearing your tuneful giggles.)

I approve of your new fandom.

Come join me! There is room for all. *pimps enthusiastically*
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From:i_smile
Date:September 21st, 2006 01:33 am (UTC)
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:D! You should really post more of those posts you think better about... posting... um. You know.

I feel sorry for the people who don't suffer from have advanced Subtext Brain, really. I'd say 'slash', but. I didn't even watch that documentary and I'm all for the Tarantino/Menke mommy issues het. There should be a fandom for everything.
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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 21st, 2006 05:49 am (UTC)
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I feel sorry for the people who don't suffer from have advanced Subtext Brain, really.

I know. What do they do with their time? I mean, do they just sit there watching TV and, like, accepting it? And if so, how do they not die of ennui?

*very sorry for them*

I'd say 'slash', but. I didn't even watch that documentary and I'm all for the Tarantino/Menke mommy issues het.

*thoughtful*

I could go there, yes. There's the teeeeny obstacle of my massive real person squick, but - for Director/Editor, I would totally find a way.
From:lastscorpion
Date:September 21st, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
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I vote that you post more unfiltered brain stuff. This was really funny!
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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 21st, 2006 05:51 am (UTC)
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I whole-heartedly agree with sentiments expressed in your icon. Everyone should have more pie.

I vote that you post more unfiltered brain stuff. This was really funny!

Thank you! My brain and I are in deep negotiations about posting access and filters even as I type this. If all goes well, we hope to have a definitive contract hammered together sometime in mid-2010.

2010 could be a very strange year, is what I'm saying.
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From:janet_carter
Date:September 21st, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
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Heh. I'm also in favor of letting your brain post. Yes, I now want to watch that movie, and would read slash about this:

And, at least in my cutting room, I try to make it very easygoing and try to heal them back into shape so that they can get to work on the movie."

I can think of several possible forms of healing. All in the interest of the movie, of course.

"I'm seeing your vision fine. The problem is that you aren't hearing me tell you it sucks."

Hee! Oh, John. *loves him, and you*
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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 21st, 2006 05:56 am (UTC)
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I can think of several possible forms of healing. All in the interest of the movie, of course.

*nods nods*

Yes! For the sake of the movie, there would obviously have to be blowjobs! And handjobs! And maybe some desperate frottage up against the door of the editing room in the middle of the workday with people outside in the hallway passing by! And at least one scene where John totally tortures Rodney by stopping in the middle of, um, various activities to discuss scene choices, occasionally pausing to give Rodney's cock just one more lick!

It would be a noble sacrifice for Art. Yes.

*admires the cut of editor!John's jib, so to speak*
From:vito_excalibur
Date:September 21st, 2006 06:17 am (UTC)
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See, this is why I made it through the day. My reward from the Universe for not killing the lab tech who, when I told him the Maya license server was down, answered, "Who is Maya?" is spontaneous slash. Thank you, minion of the Universe. :)
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From:thefourthvine
Date:September 21st, 2006 07:30 am (UTC)
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(Side order of icon squee: Pintsize eeeeee!)

My reward from the Universe for not killing the lab tech who, when I told him the Maya license server was down, answered, "Who is Maya?" is spontaneous slash.

You know, the Universe might very well have wanted you to kill him. I kind of want to myself.

But, yes, it is a well-known fact: slash spontaneously generates in the presence of self-restraint and good deeds. Everytime you don't kill a lab tech, someone somewhere is inspired to write porn.

Hmmm. Now I'm tempted to track down a lab tech for the specific purpose of not killing him, just to add a bit more to the porniverse.

Thank you, minion of the Universe.

OMG. "Minion of the universe" goes onto my list of potential LJ names right now.

*ponders*

In fact, I think I'll be changing littera_abactor's name to that. (thefourthvine is currently doing a series of tributes to Azumanga Diaoh, and is on "The Fluffy Temptation of Wheat," which - well. You can see why I don't want to give that one up in a hurry.)
From:vito_excalibur
Date:September 21st, 2006 06:19 am (UTC)
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p.s. "Thinky face"? I love you. :D
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From:littera_abactor
Date:September 21st, 2006 07:35 am (UTC)
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*beams*

*admires the toothiness of your icon*

*goes back to beaming, but with a slight tooth-inferiority complex*
From:vito_excalibur
Date:September 21st, 2006 04:59 pm (UTC)
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Oh, right, and one more thing:

Okay. Time to send me the e-cards saying, "Thank you for usually sparing us the unfiltered contents of your brain. Please return to this policy ASAP."

Please stop! You are awesome! You must know you are awesome! Very few things irk me more than people, especially women, who know that they are funny and delightful (and you must know. People who are funny know they're funny.) who nevertheless go around all the time saying oh woe is me for I am unbearably tedious and you must be cringing that I have once again saddled you with these miserable examples of my poor writing, forgive me. Cut it out. Please own your awesomeness, kthx.

...

Or, you know, you could ignore me, because I am not your mother and have no right to tell you what to do! But it is still my suggestion.
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