Fan Fiction:Cool or…crazy?

So I’m back. I’ve been ridiculously busy and while I love blogging I think I love sleep more.Since I didn’t get much sleep.I didn’t do any blogging. Easy logic in Vonda’s world.

Anyway while I wasn’t sleeping I found myself a new hobby:reading fan fiction. Maybe I’m late to the party but I’d never really heard about fan fiction before. During one of my random internet searches I landed in this world of make believe based completely on works of…fiction. Its fiction for fiction!

Basically fan fiction is born when fan write new stories for their favorite characters. Its not surprising that these sort of things crop up as avid viewers are often dissatisfied with story lines or the lack of attention their favorite characters get. To be perfectly honest some of it seems to be a vehicle for gratuitous sex scenes that the fans wish they could see played out on screen. Thats cool too.But some of it is actually really good. Like these people are great writers and you wonder what they do in real life and why they aren’t writing.

I won’t lie. I’m not 100% sure if I think fan fiction is lame and needy or awesome and cool. On one hand its like: “Who has this much time to put into a television character?” But when you think about it we all do. We all have shows and characters that we like and we wait week to week to see what will happen. Every second of a character’s development can’t be shown on screen so we fill in the blanks. If one episode ends with a date, and the next begins with those two as a couple we assume that some time has passed. That there have been more dates. We put something in that space otherwise television time lines would make no sense.

I can’t be the only one who has ever thought “It would be nice to have seen what happened between point A and B.” or “I wonder what they talked about after they left the room”. Its human nature. I just don’t know if I would spend time writing about it. Not that I have time anyway…

The upsides that I can see to writing fan fiction is that there is little pressure. Every single thing is imaginary. I mean you’re writing imaginary stories about people who are already fictional. And nothing that you do is permanent. It doesn’t affect the show or anything really. Its just fun.

Also it saves people the work of assigning a face and character traits to your characters. They come pre assembled and with back ground. You can change their past or build on it but you don’t have to waste the time rehashing it. Unless you address it and state a new “fact” the foundation is there. Its like you have already written a series. Whatever you do comes with a built in audience. As a writer I have to admit that it sounds pretty cool. As an excitable television viewer it would be nice to feel some control over what happens to your favorites no matter how little.

I came across the phenomenon while looking up things on Greys Anatomy so the few I’ve read have been about that show. And as I think you’re meant to; I stuck to my favorite character:Callie. I was scared to venture off too far in this crazy world and Callie is safe and fun and nothing bad could ever happen to her right?WRONG.

During my descent into the world of fan fiction I read a REALLY great story. It was disturbing and beautiful and at times rated for a more mature audience but it was a good story. But what made the story that much more effective is that it was happening to characters I already felt like I knew. Seriously I read it in one sitting and its not exactly short. But I couldn’t stop until I found out how it would end. I had just about every emotional response known to man.I might need another post just for the feelings.

 Bleeding is a Luxury messed up my mind for at least a full day. Its not safe for work…or life but oh so necessary.I don’t know who the author is for sure because on  fanfiction.net people post their writing under user names. But whoever write this crazy and beautiful story gets a thumbs up from me.Also you get a complementary thumbs down for what you did to Callie…how dare you?!

…I digress.If you’ve never checked out any fan fiction I think that you should.Not all of it is award worthy or even grammatically correct but so what?(Except that last part kind of gets to me…)  I’ve found it fun and less work than regular reading because you already have most of the info 😀 Just be mindful of what you read.Gratuitous sex remember?

Go check out Bleeding is a Luxury and tell me what you think.

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Terry McMillan why so bitter?

I like Terry McMillan.I do. At least in theory. I’ve never met her and honestly she seems kind of…mean in interviews. But she is a fairly competent author.One of the handful that readily come to most people’s mind when asked to name African American female writers. I just think its sad that after all these years and novels full of affirming messages she is STILL “Waiting to Exhale”.

I get it. You …got your groove back and the guy turned out to be gay. That hurts. It was wrong of him and embarrassing. And while I can’t say there is a timeline for healing but I’d say two appearances on Oprah later you should probably be less bitter and less prone to insulting strangers.

For some reason last night Ms. McMillan decided to say that people with over 60,000 tweets must be either “lonely as hell” or unemployed. O_o

McMillan calls followers names

First off I’m annoyed by people who complain about social networks while ON social networks. Its twitter. And I get that shes some fancy writer who has had her novels turned into movies and probably has more change in her couch cushions than I have in my bank account BUT that doesn’t mean I’m unemployed or lonely.

Well…I guess she wasn’t talking to me because I don’t have 60,000 tweets but I also don’t have that many followers so it wouldn’t make sense for me  to be talking that much. If I did I would though. And I would still have a job and people to talk to. Things to do. AND I’d still be pretty. No that isn’t relevant. I just like to say it 😀

Anyway McMillan had the web all atwitter for about two hours as people broke her down in retaliation. I mean she is kind of an easy target. She went to Jamaica and married a man half her age. That man turned out to be gay(surprise surprise). She made a fool of herself on Oprah…you know there is a lot to say if you’re that kind of person.

I think that everyone has a right to opinions. You can think and say whatever you want. And I’m not sure what prompted her to tweet that but it was a wide generalization with no basis in real truth. That isn’t cool. And really not smart considering that the people who follow her on twitter are financing her lifestyle.

Personally I think that Terry needs to start Getting to Happy or pull a Disappearing Act because any apology that she could come up with would be A Day Late and a Dollar Short.

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More Justin Bieber…Yay!(?)

 

Bieber

Imagine a baby with that hair LOL

 

 

In an expected shocking twist Mariah Yeater dropped her lawsuit against the Biebs. Apparently there was some ( A LOT) of evidence that she was making the whole thing up. Instead of going for the lawsuit she decided to saddle up with new lawyers and attempt to settle out of court.

Unfortunately for her Bieber’s camp is not interested in the cover up. Though she has dropped the suit the young millionaire still plans to go through with the paternity test hoping to discourage these kinds of accusations in the future. In fact he could be getting his cheek swabbed right this second.While this sort of behavior is likely intelligent and courageous, it isn’t half as much fun as it could be.

Though it might get fun again if/when Bieber sues her for defamation…I guess we will wait for the results which will likely be negative. Especially since Yeater has been accused of sending several text messages to a friend asking her to not tell anyone that her ex was the real father and begging her to delete all texts that might prove that. *sigh*

However as it seems that the whole story was made up and the girl went through all this trouble to see it through…I don’t know its a bit hard to believe that they didn’t do something. And if they didn’t Yeater either has a great imagination or shes a couple cards short of a deck. Either way I think someone might want to take that baby away from her before she tries to blame it on some other celeb I don’t care about. Because I am NOT blogging about Twilight. I won’t do it! Unless they do something interesting…

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The Strange Thing About the Johnsons:Discuss

I like bad movies almost as much as I love good movies. Low budget,bad lighting, horrible dialogue,cheap wigs… its beautiful stuff. The stuff that lazy Saturdays are made of. So last night when I kept seeing people talk about this short film on Twitter I knew I had to take a look. Little did I know it would be one of the most creepy&disturbing things that I’ve seen in a while. I had to sleep on it before posting it.

I’m not easily upset or grossed out. I’m not. I watched the video of my nephew being born while eating cereal. I could watch an alien autopsy while eating spaghetti. But some things are just…who the hell comes up with this crap?!

I won’t review it just yet. I’ll give you guys a chance to check it out. If you want you can see it HERE. Trust me if you can watch this without having any opinion (that you should come back here and share) then you have no soul.

NOT SAFE FOR WORK,CHILDREN OR THOSE WITH HEART CONDITIONS.BUT SERIOUSLY NO KIDS ALLOWED.

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Cure for a bad day additions

Just for Tisha. Because you asked nicely 🙂

And also this because…does this really exist? I want some.

EDIT:Apparently it does exist.Or it did. Limited time offering something or other. Read about it HERE

Obama ice cream

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Cure for a bad day :)

You ever have one of those days where its not exactly high stress but you still feel like…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And everybody keeps telling you to calm down and that makes it worse…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have the cure for that kind of day. Get into a room by yourself. Turn the music up REALLY loud and just…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naya Rivera

Anyway I’ll be back later. I think I will be blogging about….Justin Bieber

Sara Ramirez frustration

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Adele mash-up video

Usually Adele covers are a bad idea. People should just give them up because it never turns out quite right BUT I can’t get over this one from Glee. And I’m pretty sure its #1 on iTunes. Get into it!

Also…bonus slap. Its just so good lol

Slap heard 'round the world

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