1. Write a whole bunch of John/Karkat specifically to piss everyone off.
Hey, hey, fandom, come over here I have something really exciting to tell you. Are you listening? Are you ready for it because I think you aren't it might just blow your mind right out of your face.
Ready okay here it is:There is no such thing as an inherently bad pairing
. Or an inherently good one, for that matter. There is no intrinsic moral or utilitarian worth to be had in any
pairing given that they're all just ideas/devices for us to have fun with a media source on the internet. You don't have to like any particular pairing, but your feelings about them do not make them good or bad.
Now shut up and sit down and stop throwing fits about it. Cripes.
2. Sign up for Yuletide. Last time I tried that I defaulted and I'm pathologically incapable of doing much of anything on a deadline so it's pretty well covered why it'd be a bad idea to sign up for Yuletide but it always seems like so much fun and I am a greedy bastard who likes getting presents. :(
Plus, last time I signed up the fandoms I volunteered for (and the one I ended up getting assigned) included the movie The Fall
, which is so unceasingly flawless that when I tried to write for it I tied myself in knots trying to construct Meaningful Symbolic Magical Realist Blather that equalled the unbearable perfection that is The Fall
and predictably enough didn't get anywhere.
If I was going to sign up this time, I would sign up for movies like Van Helsing
, because yes, there's a category for the Priest movie. The thing is, much as I enjoyed them, both of those movies were complete bollocks that I went to see mainly because there were pretty people in them. I would feel much less pressure writing for them.
Although I suppose if I wrote for Priest the recipient might expect me to know things about the manhwa and I really don't, so...
Also the Gabriel Knight games are on there and if I had played the last one I would sign up just to write that, MORE GABRIEL KNIGHT LOVE YEAAAH.
3. Make some icons out of the pile of fanart I've right-click-saved from Tumblr. Oh wait I already did that.
Six Homestuck (mostly Equius and Equius <> Nepeta), 5 Transformers Animated (Sari, human!Wasp, Blackarachnia), and one random humanized Pinkie Pie because I can. Oh, and one Tarman from Return of the Living Dead, because the picture was funny.( Icons! )
Don't make fun of my amateur icon skills. :(
4. Join Tumblr, for that matter, given that about a third of LJ seems to have moved there. Where are you gu~ys?
But I'd feel weird being on Tumblr - there's no real way to post fic or blog on there, you just have to reblog from other blogs, and I can't figureout how one's supposed to hold a conversation of any kind. Also it seems to be primarily fanart focused and while I've been going to the open model sessions at our local arts center I'm still not good enough to have any kind of consistent offering.
5. Spend an hour on the computer making a post when I should be doing something productive like cleaning my room or getting ready for work.