romanceallovertheplace

romanceallovertheplace:

So, I want to talk about why I think it’s wrong to bash the creators of characters that you claim to love.

I’m not talking about criticism, I’m not talking about thinking deeply about the ways a story works and doesn’t work for you, I’m talking about nothing but what I can’t percieve as anything but hate.

See, the thing is, Kurt Hummel wasn’t born out of thin air. Neither was Rachel Berry, neither was Blaine Anderson.

Creators aren’t in the business of ruining what they've created. They're telling these stories, they're here to engage a wide audience - which is, by the way, very different from serving shippers or character stans.

So I think it’s extremely wrong to call these people ‘shitty TV professionals’, even solely because they’ve clearly created character that you deem worth rewriting. You’re here. They must have done something right. Whatever you think of Glee now, there’s significance in what it’s created so large that erasing it in the name of having a catchy project name feels very, very wrong to me.

It’s a fantasy season. Let’s be real here - you can’t fix something that you have very little idea about. You have no means of judging whether it’s poorly written, because you have not seen it yet. You have some out-of-context spoilers. You don’t love the content, which is fine, there’s many possible reasons for that, but you should call it what it is. You can’t judge the quality of the writing based on those.

And that’s not even getting into how much easier it is to write fanfiction than it is to write TV. You’re playing in an already prepared playground. You have a very specific audience catered to enjoy what you enjoy. You don’t  have schedules and pregnancies and availibility and death and network demands and specific formating and copyright and budgets and a milion other things to juggle.

I wish I could enjoy this fandom project. I think that people coming together to create things is the best thing about fandom. I want to support it. But I honestly can’t even begin to think about it now, and I don’t think I’m alone in it. So it’d be worth putting some thought into.

I just hate group projects in general. :)

Yeah, as long as everyone involved wants to be I love them! But then I also deeply enjoy team building exercises. I am just a people person at heart.

lol i was actually looking at the requirements to join. i’m a mildly competent writer and not esl (????) so i could get by. one catch: only willing to write about the newbies and ladies. we’ll see how it goes.

You might as well! I am still tempted to join and try and get a Rynique arc (with lots of other newbieness in there, too), I know I wouldn’t be the only one wants that… Also I questioned them on the esl requirement and they’ve said they’re removing that, because it’s ridiculous.

nadiacreek replied to your post:nadiacreek replied to your post:gleedimples…

Isn’t this why AU fanfic was invented in the first place? What is wrong with each of us writing our own fic? Why do they want people to come together and agree on some kind of “alternate canon”?

Because doing things with other people is fun? I mean, the idea that this is one specific wider “alternate canon” is not an idea I’m into personally, but the idea of working with a subset of fandom to come together to create something is totally my bag.

When you start a project with “Glee sucks! Let’s write it the way we want!” it’s pretty much inevitable that it will fall apart when it becomes clear that “the way we want” is different for each person.

Yeah, I’m actually really fascinated by how they’re going to manage that? Because I mean… just look at how incredibly divisive Rachel can be - and if they want it to be a season of Glee she should be prominent. And then you get to all the many ships on the show, how do you balance the making of those choices?

idk knowing how these people perceive the show as failing when klaine isn’t the major focus every episode, not holding my hat for an episode dedicated to kitty volunteering to help survivors of sexual assault or anything. but we’ll see. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

That is fair. Also, you should write that! I don’t know which people are running it, so I can’t say whether they are people who say that (chances seem high as there’s a correlation between those people and people who call the writers idiots, but I don’t actually know if these people do). I mean, really the best way to make that happen would be to sign up and pitch that idea, but they aren’t making it appealing to most people who would write that, it seems.

lettersfromtitan
thelethifoldwitch:

Val was adopted. Her dad, lovely though he was, wasn’t really her dad. She didn’t know who really was though, and her dad was kind, even if she refused to call him “dad”.
She’d never known why he’d fought so hard adopt her. She was the weird kid at the foster home, the one weird stuff happened around, the one who’d managed to warn Gemma that there was an adder by her foot, and managed to tease the adder away. 
(She made things vanish too, though she didn’t know where they went. She could get them to come back, sometimes.)
But Dudley had fought for her, said that yes, the other children were perfectly lovely but Valerian Makepeace was something else, something, he said, pointing to her empty file, no other parents had seemed prepared to accept.
Val was a child Dudley Dursley fought to adopt, and adopt her he did. When things went missing he was never angry. When odd things happened he never demanded to know what had occurred. When the snake crawled up his leg and only Val could get it off he just nodded and said, “just like Harry you are.”
She didn’t really know who Harry was. 
But when, that summer, the year she turned 11, an owl landed on her windowsill, holding a letter in its beak, Dudley smiled. “Just like Harry you are,” he said again.
He explained about magic - or what little he could. Explained how his cousin - no, he wasn’t in contact with Harry much anymore, just that odd moving Christmas card each year - could do magic. Explained how there was a place in London, Diagonally, where she could get the things on the list, if she wanted to go.
Val wanted to go.
Dudley sent a letter to his cousin. The address (Godric’s Hollow, what a funny name, Val thought) neatly written and the letter quickly responded to. A barn owl (named Wendelin, apparently) came with a letter saying to go to a particular corner in London, where Harry would meet them.
Meet them he did, him and his whole family, and extended family, red head after red head, and Harry standing dark haired among them all, two dark haired boys, bickering beside him.
"Val are you?" he said, bending a bit so his eyes, dancing and green, were at her height. "It’s alright, I didn’t know what was going on when I was told. You’re a witch. Have you ever done strange things before?"
Val nodded because she had, though she’d always hesitated to call them magic.
"It’s alright. Would you like me to show you how to do something else strange?"
Val nodded because this was an adult not just, as dad did, accepting the strangeness, but asking for it. When she tapped the bricks, lifted by Dudley so she could reach the top one, she didn’t expect anything to happen.
But they moved.
Behind her the army of redheads cheered, and as her dad lifted her down and touched a kiss to her hair she smiled, properly, widely, as she handed the wand back.
She knew what she was now.
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(Idea of Dudley having a muggle-born Slytherin daughter from ninnieamee)

thelethifoldwitch:

Val was adopted. Her dad, lovely though he was, wasn’t really her dad. She didn’t know who really was though, and her dad was kind, even if she refused to call him “dad”.

She’d never known why he’d fought so hard adopt her. She was the weird kid at the foster home, the one weird stuff happened around, the one who’d managed to warn Gemma that there was an adder by her foot, and managed to tease the adder away. 

(She made things vanish too, though she didn’t know where they went. She could get them to come back, sometimes.)

But Dudley had fought for her, said that yes, the other children were perfectly lovely but Valerian Makepeace was something else, something, he said, pointing to her empty file, no other parents had seemed prepared to accept.

Val was a child Dudley Dursley fought to adopt, and adopt her he did. When things went missing he was never angry. When odd things happened he never demanded to know what had occurred. When the snake crawled up his leg and only Val could get it off he just nodded and said, “just like Harry you are.”

She didn’t really know who Harry was. 

But when, that summer, the year she turned 11, an owl landed on her windowsill, holding a letter in its beak, Dudley smiled. “Just like Harry you are,” he said again.

He explained about magic - or what little he could. Explained how his cousin - no, he wasn’t in contact with Harry much anymore, just that odd moving Christmas card each year - could do magic. Explained how there was a place in London, Diagonally, where she could get the things on the list, if she wanted to go.

Val wanted to go.

Dudley sent a letter to his cousin. The address (Godric’s Hollow, what a funny name, Val thought) neatly written and the letter quickly responded to. A barn owl (named Wendelin, apparently) came with a letter saying to go to a particular corner in London, where Harry would meet them.

Meet them he did, him and his whole family, and extended family, red head after red head, and Harry standing dark haired among them all, two dark haired boys, bickering beside him.

"Val are you?" he said, bending a bit so his eyes, dancing and green, were at her height. "It’s alright, I didn’t know what was going on when I was told. You’re a witch. Have you ever done strange things before?"

Val nodded because she had, though she’d always hesitated to call them magic.

"It’s alright. Would you like me to show you how to do something else strange?"

Val nodded because this was an adult not just, as dad did, accepting the strangeness, but asking for it. When she tapped the bricks, lifted by Dudley so she could reach the top one, she didn’t expect anything to happen.

But they moved.

Behind her the army of redheads cheered, and as her dad lifted her down and touched a kiss to her hair she smiled, properly, widely, as she handed the wand back.

She knew what she was now.

(Image Source)

(Idea of Dudley having a muggle-born Slytherin daughter from ninnieamee)

there is no way it’ll be about the whole show and not just klaine … having some fond flashbacks to the ~totally unbiased kurtofsky s3 rewrite~ rn

Ah, but there’s the thing. People interested in other stuff see it and go “Well that will be all about Klaine” and therefore aren’t interested in joining up, thus ensuring it is all about Klaine? Which, I am totally part of that probably, and also most of the people I know who aren’t all about Klaine are very much not into the writer’s being called idiots, so put off from that angle as well. It’s not really helping itself either way, but they say they are open to whoever joining, so if it’s only people into Klaine as their primary focus joining…

But, just like I don’t want to pre-judge s6 of Glee I’m attempting not to pre-judge whether this project will include decent range of characters getting focus.

hot-jupiters

breelifts:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover

KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!

Anonymous asked:

I'm really sick of people condemning all of season 6 when a) the only aspect they're complaining about is the status of one couple, or the fact that we've gone back to Ohio and b) we haven't even seen it yet! Like it or not these are the people that gave us the show. Why can't we be open minded enough to realize that it might not need "fixing" especially so far from the premiere? :( Sorry dear. Grouchy anon is grouchy.

I understand your grouch. I like the idea of fandom getting together to make a “season” of the show, but I am personally not a fan of fix-it fic in general (some exceptions, but I often avoid things calling themselves that), and some of the ways they’re marketing themselves comes off really badly to a lot of people. And I don’t think they’re managing to get across the idea they want to make it about the whole show, not just Klaine, though I know they do want that. OTOH I think season fix is a really enjoyable pun, so there is that :p

I have said many times, I’m a big fan of and grateful to the writers of Glee, I think they do a great job. Personally I’m excited for s6! Buuuut no one is required to feel like I do. If other people hate some aspect then that’s up to them, and they’re finding their joy some way? And there’s at least one person I really like who I know cares about some of the wider stuff I care about involved, so I am not personally condemning the whole concept, I just really dislike some of how they’re going about it.

I really dislike calling the writers idiots though, I think that is pretty far down the no path more than anything else. I actually am annoyed I reblogged something with that in it, because I didn’t read the post enough. 

I found this link: umgcc.org/patient…

Thanks, we’ve got some info like this, but this one is better than those because it’s very to the point.

what about those nutritional shakes like Ensure?

I’ll see if I can get him to try, I think the protein drink thing may have put him off all similar ideas.

Flax seed oil is what I’ve heard of people using. Just put it on/in everything.

Good tip, I’ll see if I can get hold of some.

gluttonouspenguin replied to your post: I hear “All of Me” playing from next d…

SAME JAN, SAME.

Baby, I’m not alone!

lizinprogress replied to your post: I hear “All of Me” playing from next d…

One of the radio stations I sometimes flip through plays a version with a dance beat to it. Makes me CRAZY. SO WRONG. THAT IS NOT THE EMOTIONAL TONE OF THE SONG.

That sounds super weird, and sort of fascinating.

adampascalfan replied to your post: I hear “All of Me” playing from next d…

they play that song every time i’m at my second job and I’m always going “too much. too. much. feels.”

Why do they do this thing to us?