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Sep. 3rd, 2014 06:41 am
taelle: (Default)
I am reading a discussion about how Steve and Bucky in Avengers (or Marvel? I am shaky on the differences, I am not into comics) would not be into pop psychology and would not find going to a psychologist/therapist natural and helpful, and thinking "Oh yes".

I mean, I was born in the 1970s, not 1920s, but in a very different culture where the pop psychology is just coming in. And I have been reading fanfics for years but sometimes the seeming omnipresence of therapy drives me batty. I have no idea whether it's like this in real-life USA, but. People talking about things. "Do you want to talk about this?" Everyone seemingly being obligated to go to a therapist. I mean, if I had a traumatic experience and was made to go to a therapist, I'd probably grit my teeth and checked how do I get rid of this fastest, and would have considered this a part of traumatic experience.

And in fanfic it reads a bit like the way slashy sex scenes used to explain 1-2-3 fingers and obligatory condoms.

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Oct. 7th, 2012 09:20 pm
taelle: (diary)
The fact that I am not sure how I feel about RPS haven't much stopped me in reading it - and, apparently, it doesn't stop me from inventing/plotting it. The writing/showing to people stage is, however, more complicated...

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Jan. 21st, 2012 12:11 am
taelle: (Default)
“The online theft of American intellectual property is no different than the theft of products from a store" - Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)

... shouldn't Congresspeople be more accurate in their opinion than random fanwankers?

In other SOPA-related news, after Megaupload closed, Tumblr became incredibly touching and sentimental about the role of Internet in everyone's life.

Which is kind of cheering, because back on Russian blogs I opened comments to a posting about rape culture and at the third comment quickly remembered that you shouldn't read runet discussions about feminism. There was about a thousand comments. In the third one a probably-female blogger was explaining that there's no such thing as rape culture: of course, there are women with a victim complex, but this is a problem for psychologists to work on. I have no words.

And then by chance I've come upon a blogger whom I _know_ to be a classic example of a misogynist slash fan, posting about the second Ritchie Holmes film and saying that it was worse than the first one, but at least they killed off Irene Adler. Which was like icing on a cake (made from uneatable stuff)

Internet is my world, but sometimes I do want to hide from the world.
taelle: (sad)
More and more I start noticing that in online 'ideological' conflicts (probably not just the online ones, but these are more convenient for observation) the 'good' side sooner or later starts behaving just like the 'bad' side. You know, something like 'group A has weird ideas and bashes anyone who disagrees with them; we don't approve and we will be discussing things in a fair and balanced way. What, group C? Come on, those idiots aren't worthy of replying to, isn't it evident?'

I was never much of a social/fandom person, but more and more I just want to hide from people and to keep my 'fandom' (meaning in this case not a social group but an object of intense fannish interest) loves to myself.

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Nov. 17th, 2011 09:08 pm
taelle: (rain)
And now they are thinking of a Federal-level law for this stupidity of ours. And I'm not even surprised, but I keep being surprised by homophobia on the fandom level (from an anon meme type thingy: "I am annoyed at people rallying against this law. Come on, people, do you really think that propaganda of homosexuality is normal?")

... in possibly cheerier matters, mail finally delivered me some fannish goodies. And I might be drifting towards Yuletide after all.
taelle: (London)
This... this is like that old "I'd listen to So-and-so read a phone book": Sir Ian McKellen reads an instruction on how to change a flat tyre. In a good old shakespearean-monologue style. Hilarious.




In other news: funny how I haven't grown out of fannishness - if anything, I am more fannish in a silly and totally undignified style than I was ten years ago, - but I kind of grew out of slash. Not in the "I won't read slash" way, but more in the "why would anyone want to read slash and only slash all the time". And yet I remember times when I would read a book just because someone said it was slashy. Funny - not that I regret it. I just wonder at myself and the changes in me.

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