littlemousling: Brad Bell and Adam Lambert being smoking hot in a photo (bradam hotness)
This weekend I let a woman whose last name I didn't know drive me across state lines, to her parents' (empty) house, for sex.


And it was AWESOME.



So let that be a lesson to you: meeting people from the internet is both amazing and unlikely to result in your horrible serial-killer-style death.* Do try this at home.

*THIS CONTENT IS PARODIC BUT ALSO TOTES TRUE, Y'ALL.


/this has been a message from the Centers for Spreading Awesome Sex Internationally. Remember to drink responsibly and ask your partners about STDs, etc.
littlemousling: Brad Bell and Adam Lambert, in black and white (Bradam)
Too many WIPs! Feel like I was just fretting about only having short, porny ideas--guess the universe has brought me my comeuppance. Now have five separate relatively long (shortest will probably be 6K+, another at least 30K) pieces in some state of progress; three Bradam, my Kradam big bang, and a Good Wife Kalinda/Alicia thing that was supposed to be fun and has totally stalled. The others are very fun indeed but I can't focus on any one of them long enough to make real progress.

I think I need to do what I do when I have too many long-term knitting WIPs: commit to one at a time until they're fully drafted, and only then move on to the next.


... also, I need to go do today's scheduled Bar studying. The ongoing tide of Bradam is a damned strong distraction. (But seriously--they went to ANOTHER concert, just the two of them? And publicly tweeted about it even though they in no way needed to do that? They are warming us up for the inevitable pap photos of them making out in a club, is what this all tells me.)


ETA: Also, dear Bill Maher: STFU and GTFO with your black-president comments. JFC.
littlemousling: Flyer of a spinning wheel with the phrase "spinning yarns" above it (spinning)
From [personal profile] helens78 originally, [personal profile] seperis when I saw it.

Bold any reasons that apply to you, strike out any that don't (if you feel like it), and add three reasons of your own to the bottom.

REASONS I WRITE [Real-Person] FANFIC

1. To explore themes that I don't get to see in mass media using characters I love.
2. Because it's fun.
3. Because mass media does a crappy job of representing most people of color, women, people with disabilities, queer people, transgendered people, etc, and is especially crappy at intersectionality.
4. Because I can get more people aboard my ship writing a story than a manifesto.
5. Because TV science-fiction doesn't explore its science-fiction premises in enough depth.
6. Because it's a gift I can give a stranger and know they will enjoy it.
7. Because I resonate emotionally with the characters what I read and watch, and want to find out why by writing about it.
8. Because every tale is a universe, often with fascinating nooks and crannies that the original author never explored.
9. Because I've made some of my best and dearest friends through this very wacky hobby.
10. Because the world the creator made is vast, and I want to see more of it.
11. Because writing as a communal experience is amazing.
12. Because I can.

And mine:

13. Because it's hot.
14. Because sometimes you just get ideas, man, and you have to do something with them.
15. Because I find the fourth wall kind of pesky.
littlemousling: Brad Bell and Adam Lambert being smoking hot in a photo (bradam hotness)
Among the meta posts (and I do love the meta posts, believe me), there's also this gem: a panfandom Consent Challenge hosted by [personal profile] fairestcat.

The idea is to write or pimp a fic that has sex with explicit consent. (Actually, I bet podfic and art could apply as well, as long as there's explicit consent.)

So I wrote a little ficlet combining the IIHY video shoot news with a "yes, yes, yes" vibe, and posted it to my fic journal: "Oui, Si, Ya." Adam Lambert/Brad Bell, 2K, explicit.


Can't wait to read everyone else's! Enthusiastic consent is hot like burning.
littlemousling: Yarn with a Canadian dime for scale (bradam)
Thank you, universe, I needed something good to happen in the midst of all the WinCon stuff.*

Real person shipping and general Adam Lambert-related squee )

*(about which, so many people have written such fantastic responses, but, as with all of this kind of thing, they're fantastic responses that in a better world would not or could not have been written, so that doesn't make them happy-making, just Right and Correct and Inspiring.)
littlemousling: Yarn with a Canadian dime for scale (Default)
Is it bad form to go back and edit a story? Because the problems in Fundamental Incompatibility were bugging me, and I finally just went in and made it better. I added 600 words or so, all told, which is about a 10% change, maybe 15% taking into account the cuts I made.

I guess that's kind of unfair to readers, but ... it had big problems, and now it has many fewer. So IDK. Anyway, it makes *me* happy to have improved it, so I'm going with that.

Slow build

Mar. 5th, 2010 03:27 pm
littlemousling: Brad Bell and Adam Lambert, in black and white (Bradam)
Hmmm.

I'm going through and bookmarking on AO3 because it's a great feature that I ought to be using. And I'm tagging (you can add personal tags) and I realize that one tag is making it onto almost every story: Slow Build. Apparently, a huge percentage of the stories I love best are "slow build" stories.

This isn't that surprising; it's very romance-novel, and it's a very common requirement of many fandom tropes (they don't realize they're already dating! They hate each other and then come to love each other! They're forced into a marriage/collegial relationship/parenting partnership as near-strangers! Etc ad nauseam).

But what it really isn't, is realistic or probable for non-AU Bradam. And that's kind of too bad. I mean, you could draw it out, I guess, but IMO, it would be difficult or impossible to sell a non-AU plot in which Brad and Adam slowly got to know each other and feel out each other's differences and got intimate before they got ~intimate. That's just really, really unlikely.

Which is all too bad, but hey, maybe I'll want to write a "real" AU someday.


ETA: There's also the type of slow build where they're ~intimate long before they're intimate, because they are big communication failwhales. But I don't think that works for Bradam either because Adam, at least, and I'd say Brad as well, is not just garrulous but expressive--he talks about feelings. He is not John Sheppard, that's for sure. IDT he could fall in love with somebody and not talk endlessly about the experience with them. And I doubt Brad would let anyone get away with non-communicative nonsense, besides.

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