ourladyoflazarus said: 7!
This was for the older meme - the writer meme - where the question was:
7. Share a snippet from one of your favorite pieces of prose you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it.
This is kind of weird. I don’t know if I’m proud of any piece of prose I’ve written - I guess it’s asking about like “favorite words you’ve put in a particular order (not a poem)” and I don’t think of any of my writing like that? Or I just don’t think of that as a skill contained within me. Maybe I don’t care enough about words? Beyond them doing the right job.
Obviously I don’t write all that much, but the thing I like to write is dialogue and the reason I like to write it is because I like characters interacting with each other. So I don’t usually write something and think “a h y e s this is good prose which I have written”, usually I write something and think “a h y e s this is self-indulgent crap which i am trying too hard to be clever with but it made me smile. look at these characters struggling to communicate!! look at them!! ha idiots” and then i gesture dramatically at my computer screen and laugh.
so that doesn’t really translate to me being particularly proud of any prose. Don’t get me wrong, I’m proud of a lot of things I’ve written - just not the order of the words specifically, necessarily. I did go back and pull up the first fic I posted to AO3 though which is mostly dialogue and jokes. I chuckled at it rereading it and, as I just tweeted, it’s everything I like to write –– dialogue, dumb jokes –– and nothing I don’t –– description, plot, porn.
now if you’d like to ask 7 for the shipping meme:
7. How do you feel about RPF?
I was thinking about this the other day. I don’t have any ethical objections to RPF and think everyone should keep on keeping on with that. I buy the explanation that it’s using the public personas of the celebrities rather than their actual selves.
BUT it often just doesn’t interest me. Celebrities’ public personas don’t have enough of a narrative going on for me to follow that I care all that much about their interactions beyond “they’re hot and this is cute”. They have lives I can read about, they have personalities, they have carefully constructed media narratives that surround them and their work, but I can’t connect as well with the “character” of a celebrity as I can with a character in a work of fiction.
PLUS RPF fandoms often end up with a lot of AUs and I like fandom AUs but only if they’re counterbalanced with strong, long non-AU works, which is rare and difficult for RPF imo. Basically, I read RPF if it’s recommended to me but I don’t search it out, I don’t ship any RPF pairings (as far as I remember? I guess I was in J-pop fandom in HS but…?), and I essentially read it like it’s original fic.
ok there you go, two meme questions for the price of one