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I feel like there are things I should talk about but nothing I really want to discuss. In general I've been feeling moody and unwanted, and that's never good. When I get home I just plop onto my bed until 1) I need to tend to Starly 2) Someone texts me and I have to reach for my phone 3) I remember something I needed to do on the computer I can't do at work 4) dinner or 5) I need to get ready for bed, if I get home past 10PM.

It's not good for all the plans I had to be productive this month, but what can you do.

I went to a Sherlock NYC meetup on Sunday, and that was great. I thought I arrived late for the first photoshoot and sat at the bottom of the stairs not wanting to mess things up as I saw people already holding signs. It turned out later that they had just been practicing until others showed up. Whoops. I went shopping as I made my way to the Baker Street Pub where the next photoshoot was taking place. SO MANY STRIPES AND CABLE-KNITS. John Watson, who knew you were so fashionable~. I just wanted a new spring jacket and have my heart set on a linen/light-material trench jacket, but I guess this does not actually exist in meatspace. :( :( :(

The second photoshoot went nicely. I met a few fans and we took some pictures before moving onto Johnny Rockets for lunch. We had some awesome discussions there and then the older fans went for drinks at Baker Street, where I got to meet more people! Most of them I've friended on Tumblr! One I've friended on LJ! New fandom friends! Yayyy.

The other exciting thing this week was the idea that "Fifty Shades of Grey" is on the NYTimes Bestsellers lists. And I don't actually care for Twilight or this book in general, but I love that it was a fanfiction story that was re-chopped and turned into a publishable novel and now it's getting a movie deal. That's HUGE! I wish it was another fandom because the Twilight fandom is enough facepalm and current media darling for even MORE attention on it. But I also feel like fanfiction is still looked upon as this dirty, smutty secret of the internet written by sad, little denizens of their parents' basements. And then this sort of validates fanfiction as a decent hobby. I mean, this old Naomi Novik article (I HAVEN'T READ TEMERAIRE BUT I PROMISE TO [...[livejournal.com profile] splits_thesky], AS SOON AS I'M DONE WITH THE HUNGER GAMES, WHICH IN TURN IS HAPPENING WHEN I'M DONE WITH SHERLOCK CANON) and the comments represent the war I imagine happening between fandom and the mainstream media, and I think the success of "Fifty Shades of Grey" is a giant leap forward for fandom. Also, the fact that it's not even readily in print format, but still hit the bestseller list? AWESOME. I almost want to read it except that it doesn't sound like an AU I'd go for in a fandom I was in. Is it bad that I'm championing this? Whatever.

IN OTHER LIA'S WORLD REVOLVES SOLELY AROUND FANNISH THINGS, THIS FRIDAY IS DIGITOURRRRRR. ALEX GOOT! DESTORM! NICE PETER! THE KEY OF AWESOME! ....OTHER PEOPLE I MIGHT START FANGIRLING AFTER I SEE THEM LIVE!

Date: 2012-03-22 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] squoctobird.livejournal.com
That's really cool about the fan fiction writer. I didn't quite understand how it connected to Twilight though. Is that the type of fan fic she wrote?

I've seen the first episode of Sherlock and attempted several times to watch the second episode, but I haven't been able to just sit and watch it. I keep getting distracted and then I'm like WTF is going on?

Date: 2012-03-23 02:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bohemu.livejournal.com
The book started as Twilight fanfic, and she just re-worked the characters into originals and fleshed out a new world for them to live in. It was probably a Twilight AU at first, I'm still not solid on that bit.

haha, that second episode is hell to get through. It's everyone's least favorite episode for a number of reasons, but it probably took me four hours to watch that one.

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