Revisitng LJ, even just for these two little posts, has made me super nostalgic. I forgot about icons! Man, I had the cutest icons. I had excellent icon taste.
Hope folks are doing well!
Sometimes, her grandmother has said, in the simplest, strongest of magics that’s all that’s required – a sacrifice and an intent. Her blood, and his words: I want to forget.
In which Joanna Watson is a witch, Sherlock Holmes is himself, and every spell has its price.
As I threatened/promised, here's my schedule for Norwescon. If anyone wants to chat about these topics in the comments, I would be happy to, as I am currently in fandom-related nerd overdrive. Also, I will steal your ideas and use them to make me look smart in front of strangers. Hooray!
Work In Progress
Thu 6:00pm-7:00pm - Cascade 6
Rosa Acicularis (M), Laurie Noel, Tartan, Mimi Noyes
Writing fanfiction can be a long and involved process, with stories often spiraling into the length of novels, if not a series of novels. For many writers that kind of work is hard to sustain without feedback and love from their readers, but many readers are wary of reading WIPs, lest they become addicted to it only for the story to be abandoned by its creator. We’ll be talking about the experience from both the side of the writer as well as that of the audience. How do you keep yourself inspired to finish your story? What do you do if you can’t finish it? What are the benefits of reading a WIP and how can you as a reader help support your favorite authors to finish their work?
Reclaiming & Recreating Popular Culture
Thu 9:00pm-10:00pm - Cascade 7&8
Rosa Acicularis (M), Jamie Bort, Rachael Sabotini, thatworldinverted, Minim Calibre
The writing, and reading, of fanfiction goes beyond simply individuals adoring a show or a book and wanting to play in that universe. The creation of fanfiction is the audiences of the world reclaiming control over the characters and stories that they love and recreating popular culture as they want to experience it, not as companies and corporations decide for us. Discover how fanfiction isn’t just people obsessing about the same thing over and over again, but about exploring new ideas, new facets, and aspects of characters and worlds that the popular media would never dream of exploring.