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Thank you so much to everyone for your kind birthday wishes. I've been having a hard time lately, and completely off LJ, so I apologize for anything I've missed. Welcome also to people who showed up here after [personal profile] lit_gal's kind recommendation (such a frisson! Beautiful Broken is one of the stories I pretty much never get tired of rereading, so I'm having this "OMG she looked at me!" moment right now). I apologize that you've found me in the middle of a fairly severe depressive episode (for those who don't know, my husband died earlier this year, and I'm still kind of... dealing). I used to be better than this at responding, and hope that one day I will be again. In the meantime, please bear with me.

On the other hand, one of my coping strategies when I'm feeling on the brink is writing, so I have two stories that should go up soon, both SB 'verse, and I also have this, which isn't a story, more of a metathingy. See, for the most part, I've ignored the sporadic kerfufflings over whether girls are allowed to write m/m, whether it's exploitative or ignorant or what, because I don't really feel the need to defend myself on that point, but I've been having one of those things, you know, a headache with pictures ("An idea?" "Mmm! Mmmhmm!") about related issues in the Slave Breakers universe, so I guess here's my attempt to ramblingly articulate it. Contains spoilers for the whole Slave Breakers shebang, so if you haven't read it yet, fair warning. Also contains profanity, although if you're here at all, you probably don't so much have a problem with that.

Thoughts on yaoi, sort of )
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I'm alive, just very busy with RL. Apologies and many many thanks to you all for your wonderful, kind, thoughtful, thought-provoking comments. Going to need to do massive weekend catchup again to respond to them all properly.

In the meantime, here's me rambling about which bits of the psyche write the best fiction, plus thoughts on why Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series doesn't exactly work for me but also doesn't enrage me the way certain other badly written insanely popular books do (*coughDANBROWNIWILLDESTROYYOUCOUGH*).

You can't see the stars, love. That's the ceiling. Also, it's day. )
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Okay, I was thinking more about this while I was at the grocery store.

The bit about Harry Potter in a recent entry, expanded into a more long-winded lecture on the subject of Harry Potter and elemental affinities. )

(My husband, on pre-reading this: "You think a lot about Harry Potter, huh?")
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OK, I'm totally behind on comments (I got an entirely unprecedented number on that last chapter of Lee; I guess y'all really DO want to marry Yves!) and I'm working on three different stories right now, but as soon as I claimed my chapter prompt over here, I started typing furiously...

This isn't the definitive edition; feel free to make suggestions as to anything else that ought to be covered in this particular chapter!

The Complete Idiot's Guide To Slave Ownership, Chapter 9 )
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EDIT 4/23: O hai, [ profile] metafandom! Um, this is unexpected. *hastily straightens tie and tries to look presentable* I'm kind of swamped IRL right now-- will try and respond to your thoughtful comments in an equally thoughtful manner soon-- just a couple things:

1) Here is an earlier entry in which I talk a bit more about slash, feminism and those Dworkinite essays. I was sort of assuming that the only people who would read this one (i.e. my friendslist) would also have read the other one.

2) Potentially! I think slash is potentially feminist! Not inherently, or even usually!

OK, as you were.


In which I go all analytical on a dumb TV show, and ramble for hours about feminism, sex, power, and slave fic. Feel free to skip. Don't worry, we'll return you to your regularly scheduled smut shortly. )

For those of you following along with the hospital saga: no change, thanks for asking.


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