August 29th, 2012

Life in the desert

What have I been up to?

Got moved in to the new apartment several weeks ago. It's exciting because . . . I feel like I have an at least semi-permanent home now, which I didn't at the old place.

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Fuck this. Seriously, forget I ever said it. I did enjoy being in fandom before I got all . . . weird over it, and I want that back. I have a lot of things I want to squee over with other people, and things I want to write, and things I want to draw. And it's going to be a lot of fun! Because I'm not going to let it not be.

The trick is to not feel obligated to do things I don't want to. What led to me getting out of shape about fandom was when I got into Hetalia fandom. Don't get me wrong --- I adore this series. I adore a lot of the fanworks I've seen for it. But the truth is, for whatever reason, I have very little interest in, say, writing fanfic about these characters. I like reading others' fics! But writing my own . . . not so much. I love Hetalia because I'm a history person, but that may be part of why I can't write it. Every time I think of writing a serious fic, I consider the amount of research I would feel obligated to do, and it's staggering.

And speaking of fannish things, I watched Korra.

The first time I watched it, I was like, "Fuck this shit; this is boring." And then when I watched it again I loved it. <-- I seem to have this reaction to a lot of things. Almost everything I like is also something I hated the first time I saw it.

Anyway. Also.

TAHNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

I miss Naruto fandom. I miss you guys so much that I'm seriously rereading this manga for you. I AM A MARTYR OR SOMETHING SERIOUSLY HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I PUT MYSELF THROUGH THIS BULLSHIT. But when I'm done I'll get to write lots of Sandsibs and Uchihas, and that makes it all worth it.

It is so hot here I think I'm going to die. The heat is sapping every last ounce of my life force. I can't wait for it to be fall already. Fall is my favorite season anyway, but in this case I'm ecstatic about it.
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