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A bunch of run-ons.

In protest of this bullshit, I've spent the past two days or so reading the Office fanfic. Okay actually it's not in protest, it's just coincidental, and I was seriously jonesing for the good stuff, the poetic crap about love and sex and breathlessness in the face of mediocrity and inevitable soul-crushing lifelong middle class servitude, and what do you know, that's where all the goddamn good fic writers were hiding this whole time. I mean, it's still 80% crap, but that's at least 15% more good stuff than there normally is. Probably because so little of the juicy stuff is ever on-screen.

Anyway, regarding the aforementioned bullshit, there's definitely some things swirling around in my head that I want to get out, about fanfic, and the point of it, and what people who don't participate in the fanfic aspect of culture continually fail to understand about it, and why it's a very new and simultaneously extremely old form of culture formation that the modern era turned a blind eye to and is now being for to re-accept all over again. I'm going to have to think about all of this in great detail. I don't know why stuff like this is so fascinating to me, and I don't know what the point of my pontificating about all of it is, but I still feel like, whatever these thoughts inside of me are, they deserve a proper essay format and a little forethought, before I just spew them out onto a livejournal post strewn with improper metaphor.

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ashisfriendly
May. 5th, 2010 05:05 am (UTC)
Linking me to this Office fic is a must.
mizufae
May. 5th, 2010 05:27 am (UTC)
Oh, it's an old, long, AU series. Well, the one I spent too much time reading today. Lots of detailed angsty sex and betrayal and worrying and emotions and blah blah blah:
http://community.livejournal.com/warning_labels/profile
There's more that I've found that I enjoy, in a variety of genres, but I'm pretty much 100% about the PB&J situation. I mean, srsly, it's kinda like Ron & Hermione fluff all over again, but I'm TOTALLY fine with that.
ashisfriendly
May. 10th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
I have to thank you a million times over for suggesting this because it was fucking great. I was up late last night finishing it. Fuuuuuuck.
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