*sigh*  Do you know what’s frustrating?  When you look through all of your favorite tags and realize that NOTHING in them is even vaguely appealing to you and that the few posts in them that aren’t blocked because of blacklisted things are posts you’ve already seen thanks to tumblr’s recommended posts thing.  *more sighing*  I don’t want to get out of this fandom.  I LIKE this fandom.  But I feel like my interests have drifted so far away from where most of the fandom is that I kind of don’t belong there anymore?  I mean… FFS, I don’t even like the things people are posting for my OTP.  -.-;;;  Maybe I’m just too picky.  Anyway.  Don’t mind me.  I’ll get over it.

ETA: And then you find one you REALLY LIKE and would like to reblog… just to find out you reblogged it already like TWO DAYS AGO.  *headdesk*

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First of all, I’m going to put it out there that idgaf about the Tonys.  I really don’t.  I couldn’t care less if I TRIED.  (And let this be my formal request that people tag any Tony talk so I can’ blacklist it?  Thanks.)

That being said, I caved to all the talk on my dash and went and looked up the nominations and can I say that the only thing that truly surprised me about the nominations was this: Audra was in a musical and didn’t get a nomination. 

(I haven’t seen S.huffle Along yet, so I can’t actually offer an opinion on her performance, but I honestly thought that was a rule somewhere – that if Audra’s in a thing, she gets nominated.  Is that not a rule?  I really thought that was a rule.  ^_~)

I saw that too -_- That’s why I decided not to send him a direct message. :/

Exactly.  That kind of person is not going to change their mind.  He’s probably already convinced himself that he’s completely in the right and is the victim in this situation.  Which… I mean, to be fair, no one deserves to really be harassed, but he’s an adult.  He should know better.  😛

That being said, I’m not interested in beating my head against that particular brick wall.  😛

E, P, & Q! :)

  • E – Have you added anything cracky/hilarious to your fandom, if so, what
  • I honestly don’t think I have?  I don’t tend to write much humor.  And even my ideas that start out as crack end up Very Serious.  -.-;;;

    P – Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas)

    A random AU for any fandom?  OK, so I’ve knocked this one around in my head more than once, but I haven’t posted much about it.  I would LOVE to see a Cal Leandros/Nightlife AU for Les Mis.  Mainly because I want to write a Goodfellow!Courfeyrac SO BADLY.  SO SO BADLY.  I actually wrote a tiny snippet of it as part of a writing meme if anyone’s interested.  ^_~

    OH HEY.  Apparently I did also write a bit of crack!AU in that same post.  Canon era!Combeferre wakes up mid Act I of Memphis in Killian’s body and meets Fra.  *laughs*  I forgot about that!  ;D

  • Q – A ship you’ve abandoned and why
  • Oh, no.  I haven’t COMPLETELY abandoned this ship, because it’s kind of impossible to in this fandom, but… you know what?  This is going to get me in so much trouble, so how about it goes behind a cut?

    e/R.  -.-;;;  I came into this fandom through the e/R gateway, and I still have some nostalgic feelings for them, I still write them on occasion, and I certainly still enjoy Joe and Jason e/Ring all over each other at the drop of a hat, but I just really don’t see those characters that way anymore?  Part of that is that more and more, Grantaire is my precious aro/ace bb, and part of that is that the fandom is just so flooded with e/R and I was starting to want more variety, because at heart, I’m a multi-shipper.  But yeah, I’m definitely not on that bandwagon anywhere near the way I used to be.  Sorry!

    I was going to sit down and do some writing today.  Then my mom called and got me all stressed out about a stupid thing because my response (that I didn’t know if I could do the thing she wanted me to do because I’d never done it before and have never given her any indication that it is a Thing I Do) stressed HER out and that’s clearly ALL MY FAULT because I Always Do That. 

    And I opened the fic file anyway (it was FYFM chapter 19, BTW) and reread what I wrote last night and I’m sitting here thinking, “OMFG THAT IS SO OOC, WTF IS WRONG WITH ME, WHY DID I THINK THAT WAS OK TO WRITE?” and then I realized that it ISN’T OOC for how I’ve been writing these characters for the whole damned FIC, it’s just that THIS WAS AN E/R PART AND REQUITED E/R JUST READS AS SO OOC TO ME NOW AND HOW AM I EVER GOING TO FINISH THIS FIC IF I CAN’T GET MY HEAD AROUND E/R ANYMORE?

    dirtydirtychai:

    swanbooks:

    books-cupcakes:

    the-demon-demigod:

    acanadianbibliophile:

    bookphile:

    bookdrunkinlove:

    I highly recommend, if you are on the fence about the Cassandra Clare case. You read this court document.

    The fact that you can put each character and plot point next to each other and they are the exact same. Says something. I didn’t think they were going to have much of a case. But when it’s this similar. Down to a rebellious sister whose cooking is mocked. I have no sympathy for CC and I will no longer be supporting her books/shows/endeavors.

    http://www.courtneymilan.com/cc-complaint/1-3.pdf

    Holy shit it’s literally word for word:

    There’s literally 15 pages that list every single similarity! It’s insane! I’m surprised Clare didn’t get sued earlier. Can someone who’s read both series confirm that these comparisons are accurate though??

    Cause I saw someone asking in the reblogs and someone else claiming that the Dark-Hunter series was published after The Mortal Instruments….

    The first Dark-Hunter book was published in 2002. Whereas City of Bones, the first in the Mortal Instruments, was first published in 2007. And before people continue to defend Clare, remember that she has a history of plagarism in her fanworks.

    Also, there’s this from the initial report of the lawsuit:

     On Friday, Kenyon sued Cassandra Clare aka Judith Rumelt aka Judith Lewis, claiming her “Shadowhunter” series initially used Kenyon’s trademark “darkhunter.”
        After Kenyon demanded that Clare remove the word “darkhunter” from her work, Clare used the term “shadowhunter” for her protagonists instead, according to the lawsuit. The word “hunter” was also removed from the book title.
        Clare’s book, “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” was published in 2007. Since then, Clare has expanded her use of the term “shadowhunter” despite assurances that she would not, according to Kenyon.

    You can find the initial report of the lawsuit here.

    I’ve read the first three books (but they’ve been on my reread list for a while) in the series and I can confirm from my recollections that having read through that list? The similarities are pretty fucking damning.

    Also, for those who want further reading on the subject of this lawsuit, you can read more here. That contains these two points:

    12. In 2006, PLAINTIFF was alerted by some of her distressed fans of the potential
    publication by CLARE of a work that incorporated PLAINTIFF’s Dark-Hunter Marks.
    PLAINTIFF demanded that the term “darkhunter” and the Dark-Hunter Marks be removed from
    CLARE’s work. CLARE removed the term “darkhunter” and the Dark-Hunter Marks from her
    work, substituting instead the term “shadowhunters” for her protagonist, but removing any
    reference to “hunter” (whether “shadow” or “dark”) from the title
    ; the book was published in 2007
    as “The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones.” Despite PLAINTIFF’s continuing protests and continuous assurances from CLARE and CLARE’s publisher that she/they would not expand the
    use of the “shadowhunters” term or adopt it as a trademark, CLARE has persisted over time in
    expanding her use of the term “shadowhunters” from a mere description of her protagonists, first
    to a tag line on the cover of her works and eventually to a complete rebranding of her works so as
    to be confusingly similar to the Dark Hunter Series
    . CLARE’s works are now listed on CLARE’s
    website, “shadowhunters.com” under the category of “Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters” and
    include the series of “Mortal Instruments” novels along with “The Infernal Devices,” “The Dark
    Artifices,” “Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy,” “The Bane Chronicles,” “The Last Hours,”
    and “The Shadowhunter’s Codex”, each a “Shadowhunter Book” (and collectively, the
    “Shadowhunter Series”).

    13. The Dark-Hunter Series and the Shadowhunter Series are so similar that CLARE’S
    own publisher mistakenly printed 100,000 copies of a Shadowhunter Book referencing the DarkHunter
    Mark on the cover
    . Upon written demand by PLAINTIFF, CLARE’s publisher destroyed
    tens of thousands of the Shadowhunter Book that contained PLAINTIFF’s Dark-Hunter Mark on
    its cover. Despite the destruction of tens of thousands of copies of this Shadowhunter Book,
    thousands of Shadowhunter Books including the Dark Hunter Marks on the cover have now been
    sold and substantial commercial confusion has resulted

    Bolding is mine for emphasis.

    And for those who want more, here’s the fanlore page for Cassandra Clare.

    ^^This should clarify things if people are wondering what the fuss is about. It’s more than a couple of similarities (which books based on the same sort of thing are going to have)

    ^^^^ in addition to what I said earlier. (Not sure what I said? Scroll down two posts please lol.)

    Lol, I’ve been following this story with the popcorn by my side, ready.

    And look at the side-by-side logo comparison