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One of my coworkers sent me this story this week: The Poet Laureate of Fan Fiction. As usual, I’m always the last to hear interesting news.
“I hope readers find meaning in my work. Even if that meaning slides away from my intention.”
In this case, it’s the story of poetry used to inspire Wincest and Johnlock fanfic. Now, I believe in my fellow slashers’ ability to read slash into anything, because I do the same thing. There’s a Byron poem or two that I’m convinced tell the story of Remus/Sirius pretty damn well. But this is the first time I’ve ever read about a poet not only acknowledging this interpretation but apparently having fun with it. Richard Siken has some things to say about it.
“So how do we respect an original work while we aggregate around it?”
I really enjoy seeing literary discussions of fanfiction, but those discussions never seem to discuss slashfic. So I found this discussion especially fascinating. There’s a lot in here that makes you think about the nature of fanfic, which I think is lovely and healthy, even if I don’t agree with all of it.
“I think my poems enact a space for complicated, multivalent relationships. I think that’s the draw.”
In general, this article just made me happy… and a little sad that this was the first I’d heard of it! Clearly I write too much in my own little communities and don’t venture out enough. And, clearly, I’ve got some poetry that I need to read soon. So far, I especially like “Road Music.”
“I read somewhere that “Siken ships harder than the entire fandom,” so I decided to ship intentionally.”
And maybe I have some more slash fanfic to write in my future? What am I saying? Of course I do.
The year is half over, so I thought it time to evaluate my fanfiction writing progress. I didn’t participate in the annual Harry Potter challenge in May that I’ve done for ten years now, which is sad. But I’m running my own fest in the spring now and it’s been quite pleasant not to have to worry about both at the same time.
Last month, I caved and bought myself some Always Keep Fighting apparel in support of Jared & Jensen’s charity initiative. I know, I know, I’m not supposed to buy more shirts.
So I bought a hoodie instead. A moose & squirrel hooded sweatshirt that supports worthy causes? That’s a win-win. I mean, it’s a Supernatural hoodie! Perfection.
It arrived today and I put it on straight out of the package. It’s so warm and soft, I almost never want to take it off.
My Christmas tree is a mix of ornaments from my childhood and ones from later on in my life. Many of them are related to my favorite fandoms, naturally. I thought I would showcase one every other day in December in a 12 Days of Fandom Ornaments series.
Also created for me in a swap, here are my two favorite demon hunting brothers on my Christmas tree!
With the holidays approaching, I thought it was time for another themed list. Here are my fandom-related requests, most of which are not available in stores, so it’s definitely up to Santa to make some of these happen for me.
In honor of the upcoming holiday, here are some of my scariest fandom shirts. And by scary I mean not very scary at all really.
It being October, I looked for scary crafts to showcase here and didn’t come up with too much.
So here are my favorite boys out hunting demons in their little impala matchbox.
I used lots of different shots of the impala from the show, resized, and fit them together to form the car. Inside is a devil’s trap and supplies needed for a good salt & burn.
Sometimes I will pin things on my Ideas & Inspirations Pinterest board with every intention of trying my hand at that project or something similar to it at least. But every so often I come across a craft that is so amazing I could never hope to duplicate it.