everybody's playing the game

How do you solve a problem like fandom?

So between making hot chocolate and long bus rides where I should be studying Japanese or some other such... I instead get deep thinky thoughts about fandom. Especially shows I once loved and now am wondering where they went wrong.

AKA. Lexi has unpopular fandom thoughts. And instead of posting this on tumblr where I will be ripped apart because HOW DARE I NOT WORSHIP AT THE CULT OF DOUCHEBAGGERY AND PRETTY BOYS, I'm writing it here. Where... all of one person will read it unless I link them to it.....

In a word, the problem is oversaturationCollapse )
let me sing

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Title: I've Just Seen a Face
Author: Flying Toe Shoes
Rating: PG
Genre: General
Pairing: No actual pairing as it's the first meeting of Anatoly and Svetlana.
Disclaimer: So incredibly poor, it's not even funny. So don't sue, I own nothing. Based off of characterizations and history from War Is Coming on Insanejournal. Pre-Chess!

Had it been another day, I might have looked the other way, and I'd have never been aware but as it is I'll dream of her tonightCollapse )
not the perfect girl

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What do I do
When opposing views both make sense
I don't know what's the best for me
I don't know anything right now
I'm sorry
I miss you
But is it you?
Or just the memory?

What do I trust
When everything is screaming at me
Everything is a lie
No one is to be trusted
There are a select few I trust
But it doesn't help
Because everything you say
Seems to be a lie
I want to believe you
Even if it means you were hurt
Because I don't want to think that you'd stoop so low
As to manipulate me

So what do I do?
Should I contact you?
Risk pain to both of us?
Even though it could be good for us?
Or do I pretend not to know
All the while knowing it's hurting us both?
made of thread and patches

Vampire Diaries one shot

Title Untitled
Author: Flying Toe Shoes aka _will_i
Rating: PG
Category: General
Spoilers: Vague reference to 1x19 promo scenes
Warnings: None I can think of, let me know if I'm wrong
Show/Bookverse: Show
Summary: Stefan leaves Mystic Falls to 'protect' Elena, but what about Damon? Does he follow his brother for his personal amusement, or does something or one hold him there?

Probably a stand alone unless I get more comfortable with the charactersCollapse )