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We are reading our first play for Spooky Book Club: The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus. Marlowe's Faust. So it's all da duh, da duh, da duh, da duh, da duh.

Please do not misunderstand. I do love me some Billy S and all that, and generally I am fine with the pentameter-y stuff. Maybe it's because it's getting to be the dark time of year that brings on the brain fuzz, but I'm having trouble staying focused. Grah. One of the reasons I remain an atheist is because I can't imagine that a loving god would let ADD exist in the world.

So, I figured some writing would help. I am not as brave as many of you folks, so I'm skipping NaNoWriMo. Instead, I signed up for a fichathon. It'll require far fewer words, and there will be a specific individual who would be disappointed if I fail to post on time, so that removes the option of bailing. And, as many of you universal fic-detractors like to point out, my characters are already created for me, so I don't have to work as hard!

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_blackjack_
Nov. 8th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
I would like to make a public retraction of my previous criticisms of fic. My mind has been changed by the fact that all the hot women I meet seem to be into fanfic.

Never let it be said I can't admit when I'm wrong... ;)
fenriss
Nov. 8th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
Fanfic is the thinking woman's pr0n (whether or not it contains actual pr0n) so it seemed unlikely that you'd get to avoid it entirely, what with your affection for the thinking woman and all.
_blackjack_
Nov. 8th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
And some of it is really hot...
fenriss
Nov. 8th, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
Aww. That's sweet. I've read almost no HP fic, but that's a nice little piece. And you're right about the hot!

I think the HP fandom might be a little more prone to that lush and highly romantic style, being as it is basically fantasy and not SF. Most of my prefered writers are way grittier, possibly because I read almost exclusively SF. And horror, I suppose. 'Course, that doesn't mean I have anythings against romantic. As long as it doesn't get saccrine.
_blackjack_
Nov. 8th, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC)
That one was tazira's, in case you didn't guess. That was the only reason I started reading it, but I got really caught up and couldn't wait for her to post each chapter.

And yeah, "sweet" was exactly the word I used. Granted, in a rather twisted way, but that's the best kind of sweet. You know me; I LIKE romance.
smoakes777
Nov. 8th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
I'm horrible at reading plays. My boyfriend reads a dozen every month, and I think maybe you develop a knack for it over time or something. When I try to read them they're delivered to my head in a monotone.
Maybe you could organize a reading? It can make a big difference to hear them read aloud, and to read aloud parts yourself. (unless I misunderstand and that is what you're doing)
fenriss
Nov. 8th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
Good suggestion. E and I have talked about taking turns reading out loud. I sometimes complain when we read writers like Lovecraft, who can go on for page after unbroken page of pure description without a line of dialog, but here I have the opposite problem. All dialog, almost no setting. And the rhythm just gets sooooo numbing after a while.
citizen_ken
Nov. 9th, 2007 10:39 pm (UTC)
oh, come on...
at least no kittens are getting hurt in this one. i'm pretty sure.

As far as god goes, maybe he was going to fix the add, but got sidetracked by something shiny. It's not that he's not loving, he's just easily distracted.



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