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04 October 2010 @ 10:18 pm
I am a fandom anomaly. Er...yay?  
~ I've signed up for merlin_holidays  and this has demonstrated why I am such a minority in this fandom; I don't really enjoy slash of the m/m variety and I don't particularly like modern AUs. Out of the 50 people who signed up, I can actually find about 4 they could have me write for or have write for me! Two of them are already on my f-list :D

I've said before that my lack of interest in m/m slash is because I like female characters too much and if they're not there, I'm not interested. Not liking modern AUs? I don't know really. Sometimes I think it's a way of people having to avoid the difficulties the period setting provides which I find a bit cheap (people saying they can't write fic set in the canon verse is just odd to me!). But I love the verse we have tbh and don't think changing it to modern times adds anything.

~Talking of writing, posting a piece of proper fic for the first time in ages has given me thinky writing thoughts about who and what I am as a writer and how to be happy with that and still make progress. But I'll put that in a coherent form tomorrow.

~ Merlin's ratings continue to be excellent which pleases me.

~ I'm off to London tomorrow for a course. The positives of this are the awesome lunches we get at this place (swordfish last time!) and they fact I'll have time to visit John Lewis for craft supplies and Oasis for pretty clothes that I covet.

~ I realised today that with a 28inch waist I met my waist size goal (lost 4 inches!) so I need a new goal. Maybe another inch.

~ I've been watching the film version of Les Mis and now I desperately want to see the show.
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M: Merlin - Gwen/Morganamfirefly10 on October 4th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
I'm the same in the Merlin fandom. I mean...I don't have many m/m slash pairings at all and really none I'd care to read/write fic for...Unless we're talking OT3 and there's a female character involved because then I'm good :)

As far as modern AU's go, I don't mind them but they're not really my thing, especially for this fandom. I don't even know why...
doylefan22: Merlin - Arthur's really sexydoylefan22 on October 5th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, I could do Arthur/Morgana/Gwaine. Although I suspect it'd be totally focused on her :D

Esmeralda: LotR // shieldmaidenla_esmeralda_ on October 5th, 2010 12:26 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on both. Which is weird, because my first few months in Merlin fandom I pretty much exclusively read the boy!fic, but now, I my attention span is basically about 5 minutes if there isn't at least one girl being important in the story.

And yeah, modern AUs most of the time are a bit... meh. There are some definite gems, and I'll read it if it has the girls, but canon-era fic will always be what I look for.
doylefan22: Boromir's Phonedoylefan22 on October 5th, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
I love the boys but...IDK, maybe it's because the show leaves so much to be desired as regards how it writes the girls that I naturally want to read more about them.

And Eowen icon FTW! The only LOTR I have is this ^

But it does amuse me. :D
keeping it vaguely imaginary...: Muse - uprising  //__kali__ on October 5th, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
Oh Les Mis, I love that show...

Also yay on reaching your waist goal, this is of the good. Are you still rocking out those funny training that help you tone up?
doylefan22: despicable me - fluffy!doylefan22 on October 5th, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
I was wearing them wandering around London today actually :D I wish I could wear them to work tbh because they're comfy and toning.