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gushy, wandering ponderment

So, apropos of nothing, I'm lying in bed, reading a really great, long story on my palm zire (sga, john/rodney, which, for some time now, has been totally making my boat float,) and the kazillion glasses of water and herbal hot tea I consumed earlier make me hop out and go pee. Which is not really important, but the thought I had while doing so is.

So there I am, on the throne, grinning like a loon, because I realized that I have a humongous hard drive full of wildly excellent, fabulous stories, and I could see myself, old and grey, kicking back and rereading all this fabulous stuff I've snatched and saved over the years from everybody's website, from listservs, from ljs, and realizing I never will be bored, never ever, not as long as we still have power out there to juice up my computer. And as long as my eyesight holds up, which, I have to say, I plan on it doing, despite genetic tendencies that run in my family for macular degeneration. I refuse to go there; I've had enough shit dumped on me in my life, I want the *decent eyesight* to stay so I can read and cackle and cry and get horny right up until the time I shuffle off this mortal coil.

Because, really--the quality of writers in our small corner of the universe here in fandom is incredibly, awesomely *huge*, so much beauty and joy and emotion and sex and plot and complexity and simplicity and insight (and sometimes all at once in some stories) that thinking about it just kind of took my breath away for a moment.

I mean, how lucky are we to have this with each other? And my God, it's *free*--all that talent gushing out of our computers for the price of a connection.

So this is my salute, raise-the-glass, heart-felt THANK YOU to every writer out there in fandom (even the the, uh, less than talented ones, because after all, they add texture and great comparison fodder to each fandom)(and, to be perfectly honest, they usually have *one* nice feature in their stories, if I can see past the misspellings and overuse of phrases instead of complete sentences and the characters crying every other scene)(which, okay, I don't do all that often)(okay, *rambling* now)...where was I? Oh yes:

THANK YOU TO ALL THE WRITERS I'VE EVER READ. YOU'VE ADDED UNTOLD RICHNESS TO MY LIFE.

And, if you're reading this, it most probably includes *you*, so here's a big hug and wet *smak* of the lips. On body part of your choice :-) Because, after all, one good thing deserves another.

And another. And another.... okay, going back to reading now.

Comments

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troutkitty
May. 6th, 2006 04:58 am (UTC)
Wow, thanks for perfectly summing up what I've been thinking lately.

The SGA fic out there has been by far more engrossing than any published book I've bought/read recently.
sundara
May. 6th, 2006 02:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the sga fic I've read, both gen and slash, is just a-freakin'-mazing. I think that the facility and the sophistication of writers has grown untold amounts over the past 15-20 years of fic writing. Well, practice does help approach perfection, I guess! Still, it's not just sga that I was gushing about--everything, every bit, every modicum of inspiration and creative spark that ever bloomed into a piece of writing, it's all added into the whole of the body of work of fandom. Each universe (or show, characters, etc) has come alive with the input of the writers. Truly, it's a multi-verse, with different choices and various endings and multitudinous pathways that the characters travel. We've truly created a mirror of reality, of our own actual multiverse, with each body of work. Wild.
devohoneybee
May. 6th, 2006 06:33 am (UTC)
Considering you and I met (and, in time, became fast friends) because we wrote each other LOC's on each other's, I'll raise my glass and second that. :)
devohoneybee
May. 6th, 2006 06:34 am (UTC)
argh, i need a comment beta. On each other's STORIES!!! *s*
sundara
May. 6th, 2006 02:32 pm (UTC)
Here's to you, sweetheart! Yes. And I hadn't even gone down that path, of thinking of the personal relationships that have been forged and have added untold richness to our lives because of fandom.
gryphonrhi
May. 6th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
::grins:: Thank *you* for the stories you've written, too, and that 'zine you edited!
sundara
May. 7th, 2006 02:28 am (UTC)
:-) I had a lot of fun doing that zine, not to mention a great sense of accomplishment. All you writers were *fabulous* and the stories, in general, were way above par, IMO. But then again, nobody can call me detached in that assessment! I did love your HL story...wasn't that one of the first, if not the first, M/D story out there at the time?
gryphonrhi
May. 7th, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC)
::Grins:: Hey, from everything I know, the lot of us had fun writing/illustrating it! You did such good work! ::cheerful:: Yup, that was the first M/D story out at the time, and so far as I know, I'm still the only one writing M/D. Two more stories to go, I think, and that arc'll be done, finally.

Killa wrote a gorgeous Matthew/Connor one, by the way! Let me know if you want the URL. {{hugs}} Thanks for all the fic and fun!
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