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22 August 2016 @ 04:31 pm
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I have no idea if anyone ever comes here anymore, but for what it's worth: I'm obviously never here. Likely won't be again, unless I decide to do a brain-upheaval and start treating this like an actual journal.

All of my new stuff, and the old stories I felt were worth it, is posted at AO3. I won't be deleting any of the older (embarrassing) stuff from here, so if you go trawling around you can still find them. (Really, though, please don't hold the old things against me. Everyone has to learn somehow.)

Brat Farrarbratfarrar on August 22nd, 2016 11:33 pm (UTC)
Kinda feel like I should apologize for digging up your old LJ account. :P
Liz!: the river runs through itdeadlybride on August 22nd, 2016 11:53 pm (UTC)
It's so strange, Brat. I'm going through and reading the old posts, like, "Who is this person?"

However, pleasingly, sometime in 2009 I wrote this:
"I've never seen Supernatural. I'm terrified. First, I know I'd become instantly obsessed with Winchestercest, and I already spend enough time on slash as it is. Second, and this is gonna be snobby, it's a WB show. (Or whatever it's called now.) It's gonna end up being pretty soap opera-y and bad. This is just something we have to accept, people."

I've never been so right, and then so wrong. :)
Brat Farrarbratfarrar on August 23rd, 2016 11:25 am (UTC)

Haha! That's hysterical. :D (I've been slowly emptying my LJ inbox of 10 years of comments and having sort of the same experience in the process. It really is very odd.)

It's funny your prediction about it turning pretty soap opera-y, though--I was listening while my mom watched an older procedural (Cold Case? Something like that), and wow--might have just been the one episode like that, but it was very ... Corruption in the department, oh no! (Oh no.) Oh no--how could you DO this to me, Doris? (But I love you.) I have to go now. (Why couldn't you just leave things alone?) We're police officers, we're supposed to enforce the law, not break it. *exit with dry eyes, dramatic music*

SPN does have its occasional moments like that, but--I've been sort of chewing on the "Mental illness in the MCU" post you reblogged over on Tumblr. And I think (for the most part) SPN handles that sort of thing with surprising grace--especially when you factor in its genre. Considering some of the longer emotional arcs: grief over their father's death, Sam's addiction to Ruby and her blood (and lies), growing mental instability, anger and eventual forgiveness over perceived betrayal.... Very rarely have these been used as excuses for false drama, or simply ignored once it's time for the pat ending. (There are very few pat endings in SPN.)