Tis the season to be Jolly. Not the season to be upset over things that are written between friends and writing partners. I have to tell you, I am so sick and tired of people getting so wrapped up in something that is supposed to be fun as if it is a life and death matter. Who gives a damn whether or not something follows absolute canon or not? Are people *not* allowed to write and please themselves – even if it is Meta? Is it ok for people to breathe, live and create or have “what if” conversations just for the fun of it? It is, isn’t it? I mean the world isn’t going to end if someone bends the rules just a little bit in order to PLAY is it? No? I didn’t bloody think so.
Listen up, people. Until you get paid to do this shit, – and most of you actually don’t – then shut the fuck up and have some fun already. Jeezus. Far too many as of late act like the entire fate of the civilized world is in their hands. If we don’t follow the canon of (enter fandom here) then OMG – the world is gonna come to a screeching halt!! Thank God the fate of the world doesn’t rest upon the balanced minds of the fanfic writers. We’d be in some real trouble then!
I have thread with other writers and muns that my muses (plural) interact with that are not days old, not weeks old or even mere months old. I have threads with some of my most beloved playmates that are going on YEARS old! Years, people. And you know what? It can go on for another few years for all I care! I know that we will eventually pick up the threads and play with them when and if we are able. If not, ok. Things happen.
Come on. Just grow up. Most of us can all agree that we have lives, jobs, homes, families. In my case I have these things and in a very short while I am going to be thrust headlong into the ever-exciting (and scary as hell!) path of film production. That means, if I get to breathe from time to time *looks at her boss the Executive Producer, who is most likely reading this* then I will be doing well. So yes, boys and girls, that means I get to tell people where to go all day long for months at a time! I tell you, the control freak in me cannot wait…and if you think I was a control freak here?! HA! I have now become the High Priestess of *WTFCYBT.
Let’s all just get back to the fun and amusement of WRITING. You know. Pick up your pens, act as if you *might* enjoy yourself. Act like you care about doing it for you and not for praise or reaction from anyone else. Who knows, if you start doing that, maybe you might end up actually getting paid for it. That is if you can develop a sense of humour and stop being so bloody rigid about every stupid little thing!
WTFCYBT =” what the f*** could you be thinking?!”
What is your New Year’s resolution as the writer for this muse? Is there something that you want to explore with them this year? Look ahead at your muse’s 2008, and consider what you will do the same and differently.
I have been writing Fanny / Faelyn for a very long time now. In that period of time I found out alot of who she is, what her history is, what she is about, her likes and her dislikes, hopes and dreams and really what motivates her. That chief motivator, she claims, is always Power (with a capital ‘P’), but sometimes I think that it is love, too; though she is quite loath to admit it. Suffice it to say that when one writes a character who is Fae and essentially by virtue of that, an Immortal, there comes with that alot of freedom, but there there are also challenges. I can easily say that she has now got an established history and cannon in which both she and I, who really acts only as her scribe, are finally comfortable. She and I have agreed that she will spend a bit more of her time in 2008 exploring her childhood, her training, and history. Some of these memories, the Muse is well aware, will not be easy nor will they most likely be pleasant There are some dark things about herself that she is going to be forced to look at.
2007 has been a phenomenal year for Fanny as far as putting together the foundations of the others within her life that she has had a very long history with. Her deepest friendships as well as bitterest enemies, her loves, her anxieties and defeats as well as her triumphs have really come together. I am hoping to get to the backstories of alot of these things that make up who she is in 2008.
We both have had the pleasure of the company of all of the wonderful muns and muses with whom she interacts. Chief among these are civ_barbarian, the_countmc, allfor_one, grissom_tm, and last and certainly not least, all_forme. I know that there are many others with whom she has just started communicating with, and with whom both Fanny and I look forward to further interaction.
Muse: Fanny Fae / Faelyn
Fandom: Original Character / Folklore / Mythology
Word Count: 358
The ball had not turned out at all what I had thought it would. How much of a fool could one man…no….both men think that I was? Never mind. I should never ask such questions that I do not want the answers to.
From now on it will be my policy to remove anyone from this journal’s friendslist who insists on ramming political ads down the throats of their readers. I can fully appreciate the enthusiasm toward a candidate, and the political process, but I am sick to death of hearing about X or Y candidate. If you *must* put up a political graphic, then limit it to ONE of a reasonable size, not twenty seven! And for godsake put it/them behind a cut! If you cannot or will not do that, then do not be surprised if you are removed.
I respect your right to a choice – respect mine for not wanting to have to be preached to about it on a constant basis. It’s none of your goddamned business who I am voting for – and conversely, it’s none of my goddamned business (nor interest) who you choose to vote for either.
In some cultures, it is said that there are four directions, four dimensions which create the illusion of time. Four is the foundation, the beginning of totality of completion and of order. Four is Totality, plentitude and perfection. The Great Temple of the Fortunate Island has four sides which in their totality symbolize order of the four bodies of human and kingdoms of nature – of animal, plant, mineral and consciousness. These are the more metaphysical ways of looking at the Mysteries of this number.
Personally, the number four has always had a particular significance in my life. I was a mere child of four when my mother died. My daughter Maeve was four days old when I had to send her into the Mists to the Court of King Nuada in order to save both of our lives. That act left she and I both to be estranged for the whole of her life. I am the mother that she never knew. I only wish that she could have known the kind of love that I had known from my mother, albeit, however brief a time in my life that it was. It was no less something very precious.
OOC: One of my favourite singer / songwriters died today. Dan Fogelberg died today of prostate cancer. He was only 56. I spent alot of time listening to his amazing music, learning to play it on the guitar and singing it. He will most definitely be missed.
OOC: After this post.
No one but the moon itself bore witness to what transpired between us. R – for implied sexual content – may not be considered work safe