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09 January 2009 @ 11:23 pm
for Adoration, on the strings  
You know what you should never do? Besides eating live electric eels* and the obvious things? SEARCH YOUR LJ USERNAME IN DELICIOUS. In my case this is mainly because people have saved my fic - good so far! - for reasons of liking - also good! - but then they go and quote. And the quotes they pick are awful. And Bob reminds me that this is because it's all awful.

Bob, by the way, is the name I've given to the voice in my head that addresses me as You. As in, You Suck, Why Didn't You Take A History/Get Up Earlier/Study More/Not Buy That Indecent Skirt/Go To The Gym, Your Thighs Are Huge. This, mind, is on the advice of my therapist. Bob assures me that the people did they best they could in picking quotes, and it's my fault they ignored any good ones that might have been lurking around. imo.

(How does 'Tim, your friend's here!' convey anything about The Problem With Elephants? If I'd saved it and forgotten why, THAT WOULD NOT HELP.)

*SCREAMS* THIS ONE'S THE BEST THOUGH, THANK YOU B_CAVIS:

re DIY Messiah

Harry's experiencing Middle Age, and so is everyone else he knows. If my life ever gets this bad (minus the hawtness with Draco) I will throw myself screaming off a cliff covered in peanut butter and feral cats, just to break up the monotony.

I think I just fell off my chair laughing?


* or cookies at midnight. Trust me on this one.
 
 
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands PATD hee Brendonscoradh on January 10th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
The summary is a problem too, mainly because my summaries represent total panic on my part. I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT MEANS! I ONLY WROTE IT!

Yes, it's what people find funny that is baffling me so hard.
the claw-foot Lady: [bu/rr] what can you seesoftlyforgotten on January 9th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, dude, I confess, I did this for such a long, stupid time that I moved quickly out of the ;____; stage and onto the laughing hysterically stage. People come up with funny summaries and such! You have to find the really hilarious ones (such as "the one where they go to school in chicago and they're all allittle fucked up" or "chicago. college. secrets.") and then giggle to yourself and I promise you end up not worrying so much about the quotes. ♥
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands PATD Joncer prettiscoradh on January 10th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
I'm not terribly worried so much as puzzled. Taken out of context, yes, they don't represent any pinnacles of writerly talent on my part - they don't seem to represent anything! I kind of feel like contacting these people and asking 'What the HELL was it about that which made you feel the need to quote it?' I'm sure I'll get over it, though. :D
oops: Ryanoddishly on January 10th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
How does 'Tim, your friend's here!' convey anything about The Problem With Elephants?

Well, I thought it was memorable.

:)

Edited at 2009-01-10 12:05 am (UTC)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands PATD Ryroscoradh on January 10th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
But out of context it's so ... bleh. D:

I raise you a Ryan Ross!
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Voldemoofrantic_mice on January 10th, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
Iconages 4 you. Basically since I can't use them I'm collectingem and pushing them on to mah friends. :))))

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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Bands PATD Ryan's back b&wscoradh on January 10th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
hahaha I LOVE THE SCIENCE ONE. VERY MUCH IN THE SPIRIT OF MY LIFE.
me: herosurexit on January 10th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
Awesome idea, man, I'm naming my voice too! Ummm. Godfrey. :D
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: owlsscoradh on January 10th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
It's funny how these voices always seem to be men. >.>
&helena;uminohikari on January 10th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
T-that sounds really painful.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands PATD Jon's louche fingergunsscoradh on January 10th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
Nah, the ground wasn't that far away.
murklinsmurklins on January 10th, 2009 06:03 am (UTC)
You made me all self-conscious about my delicious, but I reread everything I have tagged with your name and I stand by it. Even that bit about being Norwegian and all my awful summaries. So there.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Stripesscoradh on January 10th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
Darlin', I was in no way referring to yours. I don't think they even came up in this search. Your summaries are far better than mine - I'd get you to write the real ones if that weren't somewhat unethical.
Blindmouseblindmouse on January 10th, 2009 09:50 am (UTC)
Lol, I love the delicious notes on my fics, I'm vaguely addicted. All the things they don't say in comments! The quote they thought summarised the fic! How you can tell if you wrote a lousy summary because almost nobody uses it in notes :p
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: singingscoradh on January 10th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
I still don't quite understand the note function - or del at all, really! - but I must say I agree! I'm vaguely insulted that more of these people didn't take the time to comment on the actual fic, mind - especially when I know them, lol.
Merit: Disney Lol Whutmeritjubet on January 10th, 2009 10:58 am (UTC)
I usually just use the summary. Or the first couple of sentences of the fic so... And rarely comment on the actually fic unless it is super! dooper! awesome and even then hardly ever.

But yeah, that is what I would have done as well. Sorry Harry >.>
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands PATD Ryan blue vestscoradh on January 10th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
See, objectively I don't regard this as a bad thing to do. If I ever went to the trouble of saving recs to del, I'd probably take the same approach. HOWEVER. When I see my summaries/first lines/random quotes all out there and bare like that, all their deficiencies just seem to be highlighted. O THE PAIN.
fat girl rules the worldfatgirlrules on January 10th, 2009 01:07 pm (UTC)
My favorite line from The Problem with Elephants (and I'm pulling this from memory, so forgive me if I mess up a word) is:

'And as for Noel Henderson, Tim would happily watch him roast in Hell.'

I love that line. Sometimes I'll just be walking along and it'll pop into my head. It's just so...Tim.

And also, that fic has ruined me for Dairy Milk. I still eat it every once in a while, but the whole time I fear I'll be caught out. Like, Dairy Milk = boys kissing, and everyone can see it. I am a strange woman.

The Problem with Elephants is my favorite original fic on the internet ever.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands PATD Bden's delirah facescoradh on January 10th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
See, again, I have no idea why that appealed to you. And on a literary level, it's not exactly original - I mean, that's a proverb or something. Granted, if it fits the character that's good, but. Yeah.

The Problem with Elephants is my favorite original fic on the internet ever.

I think even Bob is happy to hear that, though. ♥ ♥ ♥
Jain: chae yeonjain on January 11th, 2009 01:41 am (UTC)
For my delicious entries, I quote the first line or two of the story, unless I think I won't remember the story based on those lines, in which case I grab something memorable from the first few paragraphs. My objective isn't to choose the best quotation possible; I'm just trying to make it a little easier for me to track down the story when I want to reread it.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: Candy lipsscoradh on January 11th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm sure the main reason people use delicious is for their own purposes, and not to fill the author with delight at their own amazingness. Still, it's weird!