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A conversation that has been building for several days.

First, [personal profile] oliviacirce wrote the really excellent Don't Try This At Home, creepy X-Men mindwhammy fic where, in her words, "Charles incepts Erik into being a supervillain." Except I am easily distracted by small things and have this little compulsive itch to TIE EVERYTHING TOGETHER and the story contains the following:

And that—that is the most frightening thing, because Erik isn't here to play parent to a ragged band of mutant children, he isn't here to make friends. He's here because he needs an army to battle Schmidt, because sometimes even vengeance needs back-up. Erik knows what drives him, and he doesn't have time for anything else.


Which... made me think of that episode of This American Life where they basically play five solid minutes of people from different reality tv shows announcing that they're not here to make friends. Because I'm a bad person, I made Olivia listen to it as well.

Which leads us to the phone conversation Olivia and I had yesterday:

epershand: Now what I really want is the X-Men AU that is Real World: Arlington. You've got a bunch of people from strikingly different backgrounds gathered together to live in a large concrete structure, and the government has a job that they all need to team up and do. And everyone's trying to figure out who the gay one is, and the producers are prodding the asshole psychic and the intense holocaust survivor to get into bigger and bigger fights?

oliviacirce: You don't want Real World: Westchester? There's a SECRET MANSION in it!

epershand: No, that's a later season. They bring back the most dramatic guy from RW: Arlington to run the house.

oliviacirce: Oh, you're right, it has a whole new cast.

epershand: But yeah, they bring back Charles, just like they brought back Puck from RW: San Francisco over and over and over again.

oliviacirce: ...

epershand: WHAT I WATCHED A LOT OF MTV IN THE 90S OK? BACK WHEN I WASN'T IN BACKSTREET BOYS FANDOM /o\
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Preliminary WisCon panel assignments are out! Right now, it looks like I'm on two panels, one of which is:

Your Fandom is OK!
It's important to remember that just because you don't like a particular fandom, you don't have the right to put down those who do. (We're looking at you, Twilight haters!) Everyone's fandom is OK! In this panel, we'll discuss why this is true, and what we can do to encourage better understanding among all members of fandom.

When I saw the assignment, I first cracked up and thought of my "shame: lack thereof" tag. And then I thought "Oh no, am I going to have to come out as being in *bandom*?! At WISCON?!?" and worried that I was almost certainly going to be the person on the panel who was lowest on the Geek Hierarchy.

And then I wondered if there's an equivalent of Impostor Syndrome that is Low on the Geek Hierarchy Syndrome, which convinces us all that our interests are too geeky to share, that our level of enthusiasm is just a bit *too* embarrassing, even more than other people's, that sharing all our interests would just open a doorway into our soul that would let everyone point and laugh at us. And lo and behold, now I know what I'm going to talk about on the panel come May.

And then I went back to re-reading the Panic! at the Disco 1890s Nevada forced marriage AU the end.
epershand: Text: "Brendon, look at all of the ponies." (Look at the Ponies!)
If you have no interest in my giddy bouncing re: Panic! at the Disco's new album, feel free to move along.

Notes from "first" listen-through (ha ha ha like I haven't been listen to the FB stream on repeat for the last week. Like I didn't create a sock puppet FB account JUST FOR THAT PURPOSE. Um. But I hadn't downloaded any of the leaks.)

So, notes )
epershand: A tied-up duck with a sign that says "beware of duck" (Beware of Duck)
It's confusing to talk about. Witness tonight's dinner conversation.

epershand: Sigh, nobody has written it for me, so I guess now I have to write that Brendon/Brendon fic.
sassbandit: Brendon/who?
epershand: Brendon.
sassbandit: But with who?
epershand: With Brendon
sassbandit: I got that part. Who with though?

LOOK MONA LISA HAS THREE BRENDONS OK? EVEN SPENCER COULD NOT HANDLE ALL OF THAT.

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Thursday, 7 October 2010 23:31
epershand: "It was becoming an obsession" (Obsession)
In re: previous post, I have just come to the startling revelation of exactly what I need in my life:

A My Chem Impressionism AU.

Because unlike the person who posted the fandom secret, I have NO SHAME.

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