January 13th, 2019


Sad boats

I was moping last night about how astonishingly little I have to show for the amount of my life I've spent writing fanfic/writing in general--like, what am I proud of? would I tell anyone I'm proud of it? and how in a group of people I'm never the person people look at and think, "ah yes, that person is the one who writes things!" and that occasionally but consistently makes me sad.

But tonight a friend of mine wanted someone to jolt her into a sad mood so she could write a sad fic request, and the way I took it upon myself to accomplish this was by telling her the story of the doomed love of a sapient Titanic and her automobile captain, complete with ruminations on how boat-car relations were at the time, what folklore boats have about shipwrecks and the ocean, the timescales at which boats live their lives, and boats' fluency in sonar/echolocation, and I'm pretty sure I've achieved peak writing and peak stupidity all in one fell swoop and if these literal decades of producing words give me nothing else, at least now I know how deep the cultural divide between boats and cars was in 1912.

"Yeah, well I’m a Zelda for life so. What are you, burning sage down there?"

I spent the holidays in California. After New Years I rode back with my sister to her home in Santa Cruz (her home for the next five months, in any case!) to spent a few days with her.

On one of those days, we played Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for 11 straight hours and absolutely never got bored of it. It was amazing. <3 Like a summer day in middle school.

Which is all to say I love Zelda very much and wish it could be a regular presence in my life, even though it absolutely can't for all manner of reasons, probably the greatest of which being I don't live anywhere near my sister and we grew up playing this single-player game with two players and it doesn't feel complete to play it any other way.

BUT, owing to this renaissance of Zelda love, I came across this post, and it is absolutely 100% the model for how I enjoy approaching fannishness for any canon:

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Which is, frankly, the entire spiritual core of Zelda. <3

What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it or accept that there is more to the world than you think. Perhaps it is really a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things.

- Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of The Legend of Zelda (among many other hats)

"I like him. He says oke doke."

These sit somewhere on the floor of the uncanny valley between "appalling" and "delicious" and I am 100% certain Dean would enjoy them. My plan for Dean's birthday this year is to eat these.

As luck would have it, January 24 happens to be a Thursday, so I guess I'll eat them while watching 14x11!

I kind of feel like I should do something more festive, but at the same time lol eating a bag of Oke Doke cheese popcorn seems exactly the appropriate levels of birthday celebration in the Winchester household. If it's not an actively horrible thing, then it's gold stars for everyone!