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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.

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