thatyourefuse: Mina Murray from Penny Dreadful, with bullet hole. ([pd] the dead complain of their burial)
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I was drafting a whole rambling post thing, but I think what it comes down to is: I am annoyed that my narrative brain and my social conscience have only the barest minimum to do with one another. (I like writing about decadent aristocrats and imperialist hellstates just WAY MORE than I like writing about their righteous overthrow, and I also like to wallow in melodrama.) I am further annoyed that I have literally no innate talent for worldbuilding, because I think I want to write epic fantasy.

(Or, no: what I actually want to write is giant sprawling indulgent incestuous family saga, with crime. Because, let's be honest here, I want Steve Knight to have narrative priorities only slightly different than the ones he actually has.)

And I could not have fewer of what I think are the requisite specialized skills. I have no attention span, just for a start. My organizational skills are best described as nonexistent, and my sense of setting is perpetually firmly grounded in an artist's impression of 1889 London -- and just to offset any potential benefits of that, I'm bad at maps.

I mean, speaking realistically, all I would need to start with would be a half-decent setting and a steady supply of attractive people to fling at it until something sparked. (My one innate Epic skill is a propensity for throwing scads and scads and scads of characters into things. I have developed a tendency to write characters in killing-jar isolation PURELY out of self-defense, because it's a lot easier to get pleasing results that way; but man, was I one of those teenage girls who usually had a ten-generation family tree on the go in her math notebook.)

So -- hm. What's a girl to do? Other than be salty that Lost Generation Ship Gothic has kind of been done, because that would actually be a perfect compromise.

GIP (do the kids say that anymore?)

Feb. 18th, 2017 10:55 pm
thatyourefuse: The words "suspect ALL the fucking!" on a lilac background. ([misc] all the same letters as subtext)
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(Quote arises from a conversation about Steven Knight's approach to subtext, but it is, I feel, pretty broadly applicable to my approach to fandom.)

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Feb. 17th, 2017 04:15 pm
thatyourefuse: James Keziah Delaney and Zilpha Geary from Taboo, rather closer than strictly familial. ([tab] but I hear it plain)
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I will say one thing: Tom Hardy's James Delaney walk is literally God's actual gift to vidders.

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Feb. 15th, 2017 02:24 pm
thatyourefuse: Michael Gray from Peaky Blinders, doing the iconic gangster thing. ([pb] big man with a gun)
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I have been so BAD at posting lately, but: although I had to default on [community profile] chocolateboxcomm, some WONDERFUL SOUL wrote me Alma Garrett/Al Swearengen marriage of convenience fic, which I can safely say is something I had never previously considered, and now I don't know why not. GO LOOK.

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Feb. 13th, 2017 09:05 pm
thatyourefuse: Malcolm Murray and Vanessa Ives from Penny Dreadful, side by side. ([pd] no dawn no day)
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I'm turning some meta-related things over in my head, and I would be interested in a perspective other than my own here: what would you say are the most common traits of the characters I go all obsessive about?

(WE SHALL TAKE "PRONE TO INAPPROPRIATE FAMILIAL RELATIONSHIPS" AS READ, 'kay? That's one of the things I'm turning over. I need more points.)
Tristan: "I didn't think you could come up with something like this on your own. Although 'Club Crimsyn' is something I could see you having a hand in."
Chris: "The 'Y' makes it hip."
Tristan: "Yes, if you say so."


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