OMG SUPERNATURAL FANDOM. NEVER STOP BEING AWESOME.
am I the only person who has never heard "The Ballad of Jared and Jensen"? seriously, it is an epic tragedy that I have never experienced this work of meta-fandom before - a tragedy remedied only by watching this genius vid
many, many times in a row. Jensen and Jared are in love
even Kripke can see
which is why he puts all kinds of hella awesome sexual tension into his show even though the characters are BROTHERS!
okay, you've watched that and cracked up immensely? now go read this amazing fic
called "The Con-Going Fangirl," wherein Jared overhears the J2 slashers talking at a convention, and then gets sucked headlong into the world of RPS. it's completely worth it just to see what all of our hyper-jargoned conversations even sound
like to an outsider - an outsider who just happens to be the object of our perverse fantasies, but whatever. oh, fandom. never change.
hmm, what else? I have also discovered this fantastic blog called Smart Bitches Who LOVE Trashy Books
, which is really amazing for me because I admit, with very little shame, that I also love trashy romance novels! I went through a phase in seventh grade when all I would read was Nora Roberts novels. this was followed by the phase when I realized that between homework and fanfiction I had no time to read books at all, so I recall it with fond nostalgia. also, the two women who maintain the blog recently kicked up a shitstorm by discovering that a very prolific romance novelist was also a very prolific plagiarist; the story's been picked up by assorted news outlets and moniker'd "2008's Sexiest Plagiarism Scandal" by NPR, but my favorite response to the whole mess has been that of Paul Tolme, one of the plagiarizees. he's an environmental researcher of ferrets. (yes: ferrets.) you can read his reaction in Newsweek here
. SBTB's readers and author Nora Roberts have since contributed over $10,000 in response to Tolme's request that someone think of the ferrets.
at least some good came out of a terrible romance novelist's plagiarism!
and then I hopped over from reading about romance novels to reading about sex, in Dan Savage's column, Savage Love
. I really do love me some Dan Savage. don't you?