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Hello, my beauties, and Happy Friday! Monday the March Break officially begins and I will be going to Canada with my kid to visit the fam. It should be awesome.

While I readily admit that I, too, can be at times almost as awesome as a trip to Canada to visit the fam, I am, as I'm fairly sure you're aware, human and therefore extremely fallible. Occasionally more fallible than your average bear, so to speak. There have been times, I admit, when the only thing keeping my mouth shut or my fingers still is the fact that I don't like hurting peoples' feelings. I am a big adherent to the rule that if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all (or just hit the back button). I've also gotten pretty good at keeping things to myself.

All that typed, between you and me there have been many, many times with I've just wished I could, for example, leave a comment on someone's fic or their post that completely represented what I was thinking. Now, I would never actually do that (see above). I'm not generally a mean person and life is too short not to be nice.

But. And I hope I'm not alone in this, but. That hasn't stopped me from compiling a list of things I could say, but have and will not. I've included it here, because I can.

I hope some of you might unleash your baser selves and contribute in the comments, bearing in mind that this is nothing but venting, not aimed at anyone. Just devilish self-indulgence that I won't partake in out loud again.

I just think that we're entitled to what we feel, and allowed to feel things even if they're bad. The point is not to inflict those feelings on anyone else. Which is why they're under a cut.

But if you'd like to join me, there's plenty of room on the dark side. And we have cookies.

• Thank you for reminding me why I hate this pairing.
• Thanks! I really appreciate being able to find out just how fast I can hit the back button!
• Yes, your story is just as terrible as you warned us it would be. Yes, you really shouldn't have posted it. Next time you should listen to yourself.
• If you don't know how to tag, why do you have so many tags?
• Just from reading this, I know you're way uglier than that person you're insulting.
• Your politics suck. Your values suck. Your education sucks. You suck too.
• I'm sorry, I'm not going to go along with your passive-aggressive ploy for attention.
• Actually, I'm really sorry you don't want to leave the group/archive/list/forum faster.
• Can I comment urging you not to update?
• I had no idea anyone could write something as excruciating as the last phone conversation I couldn't escape from.
• This is my favorite trope, my favorite fandom and my favorite characters. And yet you've managed to make it unreadable. Congratulations!
• You write really well. I just wish you ever wrote anything I wanted to read.

Thank you for your forbearance and understanding. Now I'm going to take a shower.

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12/3/16 01:38 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] brumeier.livejournal.com
* How can you write so much in this fandom and still now know how these character talk?
* If you can't be bothered to put in paragraph breaks, I can't be bothered to read.
* You do know you're writing men, right? What's with all the sobbing?
* Three different POVs and no names used, all in one paragraph. Kudos.

Whew. It was good to let that go. Thank you!

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12/3/16 18:08 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] taste-is-sweet.livejournal.com
Jeez, Bru, if you don't like my fics, just don't read them!


I'm happy to offer some therapy. Those were funny too. Thank you!

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14/3/16 18:20 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] brumeier.livejournal.com
Yeah, right. Like you ever do any of those things. Pssh.

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14/3/16 18:05 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] blythechild.livejournal.com
"What's with all the sobbing?" <- I love you, Bru ;D

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14/3/16 18:20 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] brumeier.livejournal.com
::grins:: Thank you! That's a huge pet peeve of mine. I don't mind some manly tears, but spending a whole fic just crying? Nope.

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29/3/16 01:52 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] taste-is-sweet.livejournal.com
I love her too!

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12/3/16 03:32 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] alisanne.livejournal.com
At some point or another I have thought all of these things.

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12/3/16 18:08 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] taste-is-sweet.livejournal.com
:D I am very glad I'm not alone.

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12/3/16 05:18 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] rilestar.livejournal.com
Haha! I was nodding wildly along with many of those! Also:

+ God, have you even seen the show you've based this fic on???
+ Footnotes. If I can't work out what's going on without footnotes, I don't think your fic has worked...

Heh. This is quite therapeutic!

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12/3/16 18:09 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] taste-is-sweet.livejournal.com
I'm glad you enjoyed my list and found the post therapeutic. I love your additions too. :D

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14/3/16 18:29 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] brumeier.livejournal.com
Ha! Yes! So much yes!

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12/3/16 22:27 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] debris_k.livejournal.com
* If your characterization is so uniquely yours that most of the chars' names in one fandom can be swapped with another fandom's in your fics, um, why do you bother pretending it's fic and not just admit it's all Original Work you came up with?
* You tagged for a relationship, a sexual relationship at that - the "/" equals love not so pure doncha know - so why are all your fics with this rel gen? You couldn't throw a single one sexy passing thought in either of your chars' heads, really? If you write gen you should darn well admit it, I wish I could sue you for breech of promise of slash.

XD And I second your last two ones; so SO often I wish I was the type of person who said that to folks.

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14/3/16 18:27 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] brumeier.livejournal.com
Absolutely yes to the first one! Years ago I corresponded with a woman who was writing an Alice/Hatter fic. And then she decided to switch it up to Bella/Edward. By changing the names. And nothing else. That's about the time I had to walk away.

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29/3/16 02:00 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] taste-is-sweet.livejournal.com
Breech of promise of slash! That's awesome! I also hear you on the 'why don't you just write original fic?' complaint. Though I have also felt that way for in character fics that were just such a complete and absolute AU that I couldn't figure out why they bothered to use characters from X fandom.

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13/3/16 10:16 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] mcparrot.livejournal.com
Those beta readers you're heaping so much praise on... don't. Really the spelling, grammar and correct word useage in this fic is appalling. You'd have been better off using spellcheck and asking your cat to correct the rest.

Thank you. I feel better now.
Edited 13/3/16 10:18 (UTC)

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14/3/16 18:22 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] brumeier.livejournal.com
::giggles:: Why didn't I ever think of asking my cat? That would certainly save time.

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29/3/16 02:03 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] taste-is-sweet.livejournal.com
I LOL for real there. Use your cat!

Maybe they just made up having betas so people would read it?
Posted by [identity profile] blythechild.livejournal.com
- Please let me beta for you. Please. Just so I can clean up this mess...
- This story left me feeling sticky and used like that descrption of bodily fluids you used in the last chapter that activated my gag reflex
- Why didn't you warn for poop? I would've REALLY APPRECIATED THAT.
- Have you ever sex? No one's that good at everything imaginable the first fucking time...
Posted by [identity profile] brumeier.livejournal.com
Hee! Yes. So many times I've wished I could beta someone's fic. Or just, you know, spell that one main character's name correctly.

I have to wonder about the age of some of the people writing sex scenes. There can't be any personal experience. There just can't.
Posted by [identity profile] blythechild.livejournal.com
Well, god knows, I haven't tried everything I've written about but I HAVE done some research beforehand. And sometimes common sense just has to kick in, ya know?

But yes, sometimes I wonder about people... *shifty eyes*
Posted by [identity profile] brumeier.livejournal.com
I purposely wrote a sex scene where it was the girl's first time but not the boy's, and so she was very awkward and worried about everything, and they didn't have a glorious, crashing orgasm at the same time. ::grins::

Although if I'd never had the personal experience and everything I knew came from romance novels (as was the case in my youth) I'm sure I'd write these things very differently.
Posted by [identity profile] blythechild.livejournal.com
*snickers* Yep, that's true ;) With age comes wisdom and orgasm knowledge
Posted by [identity profile] brumeier.livejournal.com
I do feel kind of cheated that I never experienced crashing waves of ecstasy. ::pouts::
Posted by [identity profile] blythechild.livejournal.com
I can't imagine anything worse than a sudden sense of vertigo during sex. Quite frankly, the cliff-diving descriptive scenarios always ring hollow to me. I read a medical article about the study of female orgasms and was shocked to discover how little I knew, and that the study participants' experiences varied so wildly. This idea that we all know what we're doing after a few tries, or even at the end of our sex lives, is total b.s. I felt so much better after reading it.

But the cliff-diving metaphors do not abate, apparently... *eyeroll*
Posted by [identity profile] taste-is-sweet.livejournal.com
Hee! And, ew! I am very, very glad I haven't read a fic that missed that warning! Yuck!

I have been tempted to offer to beta many, many times. But ultimately I have too much of a sense of self-preservation.

Adding to the rage!post

24/3/16 18:36 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] squeakyoflight.livejournal.com
* Your characterization of my bae is so wrong I actually hate them in your fic
*If you don't like what you wrote, why are you subjecting us to it?
*You have introduced SIX original characters, and only ONE is a POC? What the fuck?
*I think you've hit every single stereotype about this character's cultural background in one fic. Slow clap.
*I read your fic and I actually hate you now
*This is terrible writing. Just stop

Re: Adding to the rage!post

29/3/16 02:24 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] taste-is-sweet.livejournal.com
These were gold. Thank you. ♥

re: adding to the rage post...

8/10/16 21:06 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] inu-spockya.livejournal.com
here's my contribution: what the absolute fuck is this? I couldn't come ten times in 4 hours when I was 14, but you expect me to believe that these guys can straight up just swap ends and keep screwing? wow.

heh heh heh... these are *hilarious*, all of the above. w00t, yougaiz!
Posted by [identity profile] taste-is-sweet.livejournal.com
:D I do like your addition. Unless they're super-powered, yeah. Not as possible as one might like. And the 'swapping ends' made me LOL.


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