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1st-Apr-2021 12:30 pm - Sticky Post Thingy
Just me

I have just noticed that because of all the spamming and some unsavory anonymous comments that my journal has gone to semi-friends only. So I think the only fair thing to do right now is make a sticky post so if someone happens across me they know that :)

If you friend me I will friend back (unless you're a bot... or want to sell me anything...)
5th-Aug-2015 06:23 pm - What genre is to me...
Just me

I write genre. Why do I say this: because I write urban fantasy and horror. Thus, I’ve accepted that label… but am I right?

See, technically I think all fiction creates an alternate universe, no matter if it’s ‘realistic’ literary fiction, or SciFi, or urban fantasy, or whatever. However, at university literary fiction is not considered to be a genre and weirdly magical realism and speculative fiction are not really considered genre either… so when Margret Atwood penned ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ it is not considered to be science fiction by the literary community but the more acceptable speculative fiction. This is despite the fact that ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ won Arthur C. Clark science fiction award as well as being nominated for two other prestigious ‘genre’ awards. I guess winning the Governor Generals Award (which is for literature) and being nominated for the Booker Prize means that it can’t be a lowly science fiction dystopia novel but something more special.

I do kind of get it… poorly written literary fiction gets ignored where as poorly written science fiction, fantasy, etc. can get a fan following of millions and spawn TV and movie franchises… not exactly fair.

The problem is, and I think where judgement starts to enter the argument, well-written literary fiction can be equally ignored. Why? Who truly knows. I mean Stephen King was unknown at one point in his life, what has made him so popular? But is it right to accuse me of having ‘lower standards’ because I prefer to read something that will scare the crap out of me or whisk me off to world with magic?

The answer is no. All books have value, whether I like them or not, and the only reason I think labels should be given is so I’m able find what I want to read easier. If that makes me a lowly genre writer/reader then I will wear that badge with pride.

27th-Aug-2013 08:33 am - For mercury973
kitty in action
Here is the drabble (or is it a ficlet? I don't really know...) for mercury973 who made a request on this posting. mercury973 asked for "Snape as a kid with his kitten." I took some artistic licence and the kitten is a cat... I hope that's okay.

Title: Jinx
Author: xterm
Rating: G
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters: Snape and Lily
Word Count: 183
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: The characters are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

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26th-Aug-2013 10:36 am - Mini fanfic for alisanne.
This is a double first for me.

1) it's the first time I've ever posted a Harry Potter fanfic. (well maybe not entirely true... years ago I did a Snupin comic story... but I would say this is the first time I've purposely written a stand alone fanfic... does that make any sense??)

2) this is my first Snarry. (okay I did draw one picture that I guess could be considered a Snarry but it was of Harry beating the crap out of Snape... I don't think that really counts...)

Back to the task at hand:
Yesterday from this post I made alisanne asked for "Snarry, prompt Sunday dinner" and here's 523 words to fulfil that request.

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EDIT: okay... wow I really haven't posted any fan stuff for a long time... totally forgot the protocol...

Title: Sunday, May 2, 2004
Author: xterm
Rating: G
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters: Snape and Harry
Word Count: 523
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: The characters are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.
24th-Sep-2011 06:15 pm - angst bingo
This is for angst_bingo and is my first fanfic... please be kind and rewind...

Title:Wheels of the Bus Go Round and Round

Prompt: Blood Loss, Physical Imperfections, Assault, Time Loops

Fandom/Pairing: Criminal Macabre/Cal MacDonald & Mo'lock

Medium: fic

Rating: R

Warnings: swearing

Summary:It wasn’t that Cal didn’t like a good fight; he just didn’t like to repeat himself.

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7th-Sep-2011 10:04 am - meme
oh yeah!
Yeah I know I should be doing work, but everyone needs a break :)

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3rd-Sep-2011 02:12 pm - angst bingo
Great... just great
Because I'm obviously insane, I've joined angst_bingo. So for the first time I'll be writing some fanfics!!! Maybe I'll do art... I don't know... but it's all going to have to take place between classes... hehehe

Yes, I can do it!!

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4th-Aug-2011 08:31 am - 30 days TV Meme... day 2
Seriously?, Fringe
~ 30 Days TV Meme ~

Woohoo!! I've made it to day two!! If I manage to keep this up for the month I'll be likely posting more in a this month than I have all year!

Day 02 – A show that you wish more people were watching.Collapse )
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