Fandom: Supernatural RPF
Words / Rating: 900 words / G
Summary: Misha and Misha's werehedgehog boyfriend Jensen each have their own way of coping when life gets to be too much.
A/N: This is for a prompt in my ficathon (which is still there, if anyone wants to fill a prompt, although the LJpocalypse has left the comments a mess). It's really short and quietly angsty and also ends a little abruptly? But werehedgehogs!
(Speaking of, no discussion of werehedgehogs is complete without this, which I suspect is what inspired the prompt.)
Also On AO3.
( 'I need my tube,' Jensen says. )
There is a mirror post on LJ, and also a poll with anon enabled.
(Clearly I am not the graphics person, but if anyone would like to make one, by all means!)
Before I go into the episode, I would like to make a non-spoilery for-everyone shamelessly-recruity observation about why TVD (and now with The Originals, the whole TVD-'verse) works: it wholly embraces its core principle of WHY THE FUCK NOT?! Lest this sound backhanded, I mean it as the highest of praise. Some stories involve foregone conclusions, which come with the benefit of clear direction and literary convention, but at the cost of interesting opportunities and characterization/story twists that spring up organically. Because television fandom, much more so than what little I know of more conventional literary criticism, puts an unwarranted premium on stories hitting some objective markers of doing it "right," this kind of storyline seems heavily privileged. (Then, of course, we turn around and piss about character agency as if we didn't insist on having their actions predetermined from the moment of their own genesis.) TVD is different, in-universe and from a plotting perspective. It is an anarchic universe, where there is no supernatural - or for that matter earthly - controlling authority. In-universe, shit happens because shit happens, and the characters adapt. From a creative perspective, it's a fast-moving storyline that continuously adapts, and shit happens because WHY THE FUCK NOT?! This is just as valid a stylistic approach to storytelling as the more deterministic method, and the sheer cracky glee with which the show executes and ups the ante is a beautiful, beautiful thing.
( Hello, my shadow self. )
I'm cutting myself OFF from this post, in the hopes that I'll do a real S4 reaction post after letting it all marinate, but looking back at my reactions to the season premiere, JFC, I'm going to go soak in how awesome this season has been from the first moment.
(BTW, it feels like it might be a spammy day. You have been forewarned.)
(For some California local definition of 'morning'!)
About 30 minutes ago one of our databases (sb-db03) locked up and stopped serving traffic. This was an active database, so the site quickly stopped when it could no longer serve requests. Alas.
I have failed us over to a backup database and now everything should be working again.
I'm not sure yet what happened to db03, but am currently investigating and will update this post if I come up with a root cause for the problem. Edit: It's back up and doesn't have any visible problems. Disks are fine, data's intact, etc. The graphs and logs show nothing. We'll have to keep an eye on it and see if it manifests further issues.
Sorry for the trouble, please let me know if you still see any problems!
( once I rose above the noise and confusion, just to get a glimpse beyond this illusion )
( prompted by SPN, but no spoilers for anything )
This was my single favorite fannish event last year. It's described as "a rapid-fire double-blind anonymous exchange challenge, in which you have a brief set of prompts, a week to work, and a lower AND upper limit on the size of your work." It's great fun, open to both fic and art, and produces all sorts of yummy things. GO PLAY.
( It's her life, I'm just visiting... )
( Iron Man 3, The Great Gatsby, Byzantium, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Elementary... )
Have a terrific weekend!
I especially like how they are working with the Jaime and Brienne storyline, which is prompting me to write about those two and why I find them so intriguing.
( no book spoilers )
Feeling extra glad I changed my LJ settings so that I'm sent copies of all my own comments (carefully filtered away in a folder so that I don't ever have to see them in my mail). Also glad for the back-up DW that I have purely for importing posts/comments into from LJ.