"Irked fans produce fanfic like irritated oysters produce pearls."

~

Jacqueline Lichtenberg in Fic by Anne Jamison (via treizquatorz)

Love it.

(via marybegone)

I have this great image in my mind of fans collectively rolling rough, hard-edged canon under our tongues. 24/7 we work at it, frustrated as it grates against the most tender part of us. All the while we are smoothing it, giving it bits of ourselves to make it better, perfecting it until it’s something more significant and beautiful than the original story it began from could ever fathom.

(via marguerite26)

(via sullymygoodname)

17 April 2014 ·

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17 April 2014 ·

ninemoons42:

badwolf-bitches:

Nine and Moriarty dressed as John Lennon and Paul McCartney, everybody go home.

wat
WAT

ninemoons42:

badwolf-bitches:

Nine and Moriarty dressed as John Lennon and Paul McCartney, everybody go home.

wat

WAT

(via theshadiertwin)

17 April 2014 ·

buckycaps:

This is it, boys, this is war - what are we waiting for?

 #forever disappointed this scene was cut #and we couldn’t see the cocky young kid from brooklyn being torn apart by war and facing his own death

Reblogging for untitledbychoice

(Source: orangetigger, via queenofsciles)

17 April 2014 ·

anagramofbrat:

queennubian:

vixyish:

freshest-tittymilk:

fuckingrenades:

startledatthestillness:

Haha

I’m crying. Omfg.

There are real tears in my eyes

Damn kids
Get off my LAN

GET OFF MY LAN!!!!

*dead* I had to say it out loud. Oh god.

anagramofbrat:

queennubian:

vixyish:

freshest-tittymilk:

fuckingrenades:

startledatthestillness:

Haha

I’m crying. Omfg.

There are real tears in my eyes

Damn kids

Get off my LAN

GET OFF MY LAN!!!!

*dead* I had to say it out loud. Oh god.

(Source: lashlee, via prydonianrenegade)

17 April 2014 ·

The 10 Best Cities to be a Writer - MyLife

sabaceanbabe:

vintageanchorbooks:

1. St. Louis, MO

2. Cincinnati, OH

3. Pittsburgh, PA

4. Atlanta, GA

5. Orlando, FL

6. Minneapolis, MN

7. Buffalo, NY

8. Denver, CO

9. Seattle, WA

10. San Francisco, CA

"Obviously, writers love reading, and hate Kindles and iPads. Nothing beats holding an actual book in your hands."

Really? How can I take this article seriously with a quote like that introducing the list?

The only thing that beats the feel of a book in your hands is having a thousand of them at your fingertips.

Writers love words. Anything that can get those words into people’s hands and minds is a good thing, not something to hate.

Read that in tandem with this piece on social media failures and stopgaps that try to capitalize on reading as a social activity - and totally miss the boat. Reading strangers’ annotations as you read might be interesting occasionally, and reading your friends’ annotations might be more fascinating insights into said friends, and reading an author’s annotations is awesome, but all those social media/reading apps mentioned in the article can’t hold a candle to fanfic and original story sites and apps like ao3org or wattpad  or even FFN, where comments at the ends of chapters become a conversation with the story’s writer, or other fans of the story. 

And they can’t match the reactions on twitter or Facebook or Goodreads or LJ or tumblr when a new book in a series comes out - look back to years of Harry Potter, or Twilight or Hunger Games, or what happened last year when the final Divergent book came out, or the reactions to each short story in The Mortal Instruments’ Bane Chronicles - or how sites explode and story titles trend when the newest chapter of a popular fanfic is uploaded. 

The sites and apps and discussions are out there, and Salon missed them completely. 

17 April 2014 ·

spicyshimmy:

spicyshimmy:

*carries a redshirt with me but doesn’t wear it* it’s a metaphor for dying on away missions but i don’t put it on because i don’t actually want to die on away missions

the fault in our star trek

(via flourish)

17 April 2014 ·

Robert Downey Jr. himself agrees.

New game, internet! Make RDJ Star the Thing. 

(Source: iwantcupcakes, via life-in-madland)

17 April 2014 ·

pierogi-jarskie:

smithsonian:

Protip: This is a really bad question to ask when visiting the National Mall. We have 8 buildings surrounding the Mall, and a total of 19 museums, 9 research centers and the National Zoo. A S.H.I.E.L.D agent should know better! 

(We think she means the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in this case.)  

I love that this is on the Smithsonian’s tumblr

Whoever does social media for the Smithsonian is awesome. 

(Source: runakvaed, via annathaema)

16 April 2014 ·

"Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of by the folk."

~ Henry Jenkins (Director of media studies at MIT)

(Source: quotesofquotes, via bookdal)

15 April 2014 ·

alyssafurnari: What more could a cat lady ask for?! 
alyssafurnariWhat more could a cat lady ask for?! 

(Source: dailytylerhoechlin, via areyoutryingtodeduceme)

13 April 2014 ·

kbrand5333:

shyrelock:

Imagine one day coming across vintage fanfiction on your teenager’s phone and recognising it immediately because you wrote the porn your child is trying to hide from you

Oh, shit.

(via adisusedshed)

12 April 2014 ·

"We always talk about the downside of [fandom] because that’s the more colourful thing to talk about. There are many more fans out there whose response to wishing for creative control is to make up their own stories. And to make up their own ideas, and to make beautiful drawings, and scripts of their own. There is the slash fiction - and why not? What’s wrong with porn? It’s made many people in this room happy; it’s a vessel of human happiness, why should we object to it? It’s a creative response to something! That’s brilliant and wonderful and heartening and exciting when that happens. Because that’s how people start being writers. It is. You start being a writer by imitating other writers. Mark and I never stopped!…That is a hugely positive thing and yes, of course, somewhere in amongst that there is the clinically insane, but we can’t allow that to dominate the conversation."

~ Steven Moffat on fans and fanfiction at Sherlock: Anatomy of a Hit [x] (via thecutteralicia)

(via professorfangirl)

12 April 2014 ·

Reblog if you think fanfiction is a legitimate form of creative writing.

Of course it is, why wouldn’t it be? 

(Source: sharpsline, via vampthenewblack)

12 April 2014 ·

flourish:

I’m pleased to announce the release of TRANSCENDENCE: ORIGINS for iOS!

This is a prequel app to the movie Transcendence, with Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Kate Mara, Paul Bettany & Rebecca Hall. It’s coming out for Android in a few days. And I produced it! (With a team: Matt, Clara, Jason, Aaron, Jesse…!)

GO DOWNLOAD IT HERE!

Here’s the Official Explanation of what it is:

In “Transcendence: Origins,” fans play the story of how the tech shown in Transcendence comes into existence. Players choose whether to join the anti­technology activists of R.I.F.T. (Revolutionary Independence From Technology) or help the Living Machines Lab achieve the Singularity, the capacity to transcend biology and upload minds into computers. The app invites users to reconstruct visually stunning memories and rebuild a mind. As they progress through the levels, players piece together fragments of images and sounds to figure out whose consciousness has been uploaded to form a sentient machine.

The app features Kate Mara and Xander Berkeley reprising their roles from the movie as players interact with their fellow researcher Bree (Mara) and lab director Dr. Thomas Casey (Berkeley). Is Bree trustworthy? What are Casey’s motives? What will be the consequences of the choices the players make? And where will their actions lead? In the end, the outcomes of the users’ branching conversations and ethical decisions will result in one of several possible endings―which in turn will dovetail neatly with the beginning of the Transcendence film itself.

12 April 2014 ·

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