Fenced-In Acre

Writing, Life, and Other Things At Which I Don't Always Succeed

This Guy Just Changed The Way We See Twilight. Mind Blowing.

So this is interesting. Throughout my years in Twific fandom, I fundamentally never got the Edward/Bella craze. It’s one of the primary reasons I never much enjoyed the genre of AH; I don’t like genre romance and really don’t like het erotica, so the only thing that might hold my interest with AH would’ve been the pairing. And I fundamentally didn’t agree with the pairing. But I could never really articulate what bothered me so badly about Edward/Bella except for the same things that get spouted everywhere—he’s borderline abusive, she’s a cipher, etc. etc. 

I read this and went, “Aha.” This is the Twilight saga as I read it. This was what my brain was noticing as I went through them. And this is why as a fan writer, I did not, indeed, could not, rewrite them with the nostalgia of an epic love saga but instead wrote around the edges, and chose as the character to make my connections the one who had at least a marginal ability to comment on how utterly destructive this relationship is. 

So in my circles, this song went something like this: 

Fun music!
Aww, look, silly pedantic grammar rules. 
Haha, Oxford comma


Oh he did not just imply that linguists will correct someone’s grammar according to prescriptivist rules! 

:stops song, goes on to something else: 




so i updated that orange is the new black offense thing bc it was kind of inaccurate and i added some of my faves ok here

YES this is so much better than the other that just said “DRUGS” above everyone

I’m really, really curious about Suzane’s infraction. I bet you anything it will be severely heartbreaking, mildly disturbing, and utterly tragic.


Yeah, several of the "published authors" show up at SDCC to hock their wares.


But they're not comics? Or Sci Fi?


And nor are they Twilight fanfic, supposedly. *coughthemillionviewsonlinecamefromwhatexactlycough* So no connection to anything SDCC related at all. SDCC seems to be moving toward "Anything that has fans."


All the things?


All the things.


What's next, MCM furniture?


"In Hall H this year, we will have a special panel of six-drawer bureaus talking about their popularity in the Mad Men era."


records, bromeliads and coffee are next year's additions

Favorite Opening Credits: Orange Is The New Black

"All those eyes and mouths that make up the "Orange Is The New Black" opening credits are from real women, not actors.

Set to Regina Spektor’s “You’ve Got Time,” the credits are a montage of smiles, frowns, glares and stares of formerly incarcerated women, and other prison mainstays like barbed wire, fingerprinting, handcuffs and more.

The credits were designed, at the request of creator Jenji Kohan, to get the point across that the show wasn’t just going to be telling the story of Piper Chapman.” (x)

(Source: qoven, via childishzombiejellyfish)

The First Use of OMG Was in a 1917 Letter to Winston Churchill



I just want to point out one thing here: When was the last time the cigarette metaphored the boy in a teen romance? Ever? Has it happened ever? I seriously think it might not have happened ever.

I am reblogging this not only because it is an awesome send-up but because I want to acknowledge the awesomeness that is the verbing of metaphor. 

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I finished the draft of my dissertation

I get to be a human again for a little while.

That is, unless I actually succeed at getting an academic job and have my soul sucked out again…



George R. R. Martin everyone.

My favourite thing about this gifset is that George R. R. Martin acknowledges both of these methods without insulting or dismissing the other. He is a fantastic writer and I know that some other fantastic writers swear by their methods and discount the others, which can be really disheartening as a young writer. Hearing him describe both of these methods without dismissing the other makes me very, very happy, as I am very much an architect and I always get so sad when every writer I look up to is like “NO PLANNING. PLANNING BAD. WRITERS DONT PLAN.”

So thank you, Mr. Martin.

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I really missed this show.

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