March 22nd, 2006

Writing with Quill

The Truth About Fandom

hesychasm has written a beautiful poetic essay about the nature of fandom. And as I read it, I remembered something Amy Tan wrote in The Kitchen God's Wife. I don't recall exactly how it went, but it was something about how there are times when you see something so right, so perfect, that all you can think is, "Oh! How true! How true it is!" Reading this essay was one of those times for me.

I'm so thankful I found Harry Potter. And fandom. And all you wonderful people on my flist. I think my RL friends think I'm a bit crazy (the cooler ones love me even more for it), and you know what? I just feel sorry for them. I wouldn't give this up for the world. And truly, you all--the ones I've gotten to know and the ones I'm still getting to know--are such a huge part of it.

Go read hesychasm's essay. And have a box of tissues nearby.

Bonus feature: The URL for the essay has 87 in it!
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Movie meme, ganked from sea_thoughts

Take 10 of your favorite movies and pick a quote from each one. See if your friends can guess the movie, and when they do, strike them out.

1. "Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?" genesse

2. "I want to take you out for dinner and then I wanna go to my apartment and watch Kung Fu. Did you ever watch Kung Fu?" cosmorific

3. "Excellent. I won't have this namby-pamby wishy-washy nonsense about not hitting people who deserve it." gunderpants

4. "Oh look, somebody had a visit from the hair fairy!" bookbug87

5. "Yes, it's true. This man has no dick." gijane7702

6. "This is one goddam bitch of an unfortunate situation." katieowrites (But I'm sure you would've known it, tipsytoe!)

7. "He's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. But...is, is he smart, or is he..." gijane7702

8. "Better out than in!" (There are actually two possibilities for this one.) nochenne and cosmorific

9. "She never sleeps." cosmorific

10. "Can I have that? I need something to wipe my ass with." tipsytoe

Comment with your guesses!

Great job, y'alls! And 87 snaps to skruvsta for noticing the quote in the icon. Excellent!
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