the skyline was beautiful on fire
all twisting metal stretching upwards,
everything washed in a thin orange haze -- -
andromeda3116, cupid-painted-blind, Touch of Gray, Wings of the Morning, andromeda311, Sarah.
The portion of the United States marked "South." The largest university in my state. Harry Potter, Avatar: the Last Airbender/Legend of Korra, Final Fantasy, and occasionally X-Men fandoms, along with a miscellany of other fiction works. Dreamwidth
(except not really), AO3
, fanfiction.net (1, current
; 2, defunct
, and MuggleNet
A lot of this journal is taken up with fanfiction and other writing fragments. I'm working on consolidating all of my tags by fandom, but it's still a work-in-progress. There's over 170 entries originally tagged with "fic" -- that's the accumulation of almost six years of posting to this site. I do not recommend delving too deep into that tag, lest you disturb that from which you will flee.
What I also do on here is use this as, well, a journal. There's a lot of darkness hidden in the "life" tag -- I suffer from mental illness(es), and it's slowly taken over my life as I've gotten older. I'm coming out of it, though, as much as one can. Still, I post about it often and in-depth because I've been writing since I could hold a pen and I organize my thoughts far better through writing than by any other method. I use this journal as a fusion of therapy and literature.
Finally, there's quite a bit of meta and discussion scattered throughout the various fandom tags, with an appreciable amount of Science! talk.
What else should I know?
I lean left in politics, I'm majoring in a hard science, I don't go to church (but I don't get angry at those who do), I value freedom most, I'm a cynic, I write to get out of my head, I have a somewhat traumatic past/mind, and I identify as a romantic asexual. I was raised on classic rock, ancient history, and Stories from the Intensive Care Unit at the Local Hospital, so I have a soft spot for good music, a working knowledge of most historical time periods, and an iron stomach. I try not to hurt people, but I can be distant and unresponsive at times, although that does not mean that I do not care.
What isn't okay with you, fandom- and fanfiction-wise?
Bashing, either of characters or ships. (I admit that in the past I've been guilty of this, and I'm not going to go down that road again. In an attempt to turn over a new leaf, the rule extends to all of the characters and pairings, not just the ones I like.) Plagiarism, obviously. Poorly-written female characters. Wanton cruelty to the common comma. People who turn off spellcheck because they get sick of all the red squiggly lines. Critical research failures. People who don't understand the function of the "shift" button, or the "enter" button. Purple prose. Bad things being touted as good things. Flamers who claim that they're giving "constructive criticism."
If you want to watch this journal for my writing, you don't have to ask. Just go ahead and friend me, but I won't friend you back unless you leave a comment asking me to do so. I have this policy because, like I said, there's a lot of darkness and a lot of in-depth discussion of my mental disorder(s), and I don't want to overburden strangers with my issues, unless they want to get to know me personally.
-- - i said, "kiss me, you're beautiful, these are truly the last days."
you grabbed my hand and we fell into it,
like a daydream, or a fever.