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Oh, look. Mem does have a romantic side.

It doesn't come out very often, and certainly not for most things people consider chick flicks, but every so often Mem gets a little gushy and likes things romantic.  Either that, or the world is ending and hell has frozen over.  Take your pick. 



One of the conversations I had on the friending meme was about one of my conversationalists finding that I write out my fics on paper terribly romantic.  Which probably sounds a lot more romantic than it actually is.  I mean, I'm using a college ruled notebook and sitting at a teacher's desk while watching 35 unruly teenagers most of the time.  That's actually the one thing I'll miss about subbing, is all the time I had for just writing.  But the point is, not really romantic, despite the what the automatic mental image is. 

I will admit to melting every time I watch the movie Little Women and Mr. Bhaer knows that Jo is a writer because of the ink stains on her hands.  Depending on the pen I use, there can sometimes be a lot of ink stains.  I do sometimes get the really inky ones just because.  Don't look at me like I'm hopeless.  XP

So when I read an article today about an old couple having their love letters that they'd written while the husband was in Europe for WWII returned after they'd been stolen forty years ago...  There was much melting and turning to goo.  More goo than I care to admit.  And after the melting, goo, and cooing over how adorable that was ended, my mind turned, as it is sometimes wont to do, to fandom.

Now I have this unfilled desire for fic of someone writing letters.  Not an epistolary novel (Sorry, Nar.  I know you do love them, but I'm rather less thrilled by them), but just the act of writing the letters.  Sadly, because my romantic notions only go so far, it turns angsty.  I want something like Jack, stuck in the past and writing letters to Rose and the Doctor that they'll never get because he's lonely and needs someone outside of that backwards time period to talk to.  Perhaps the Doctor finds a few much later for angst purposes. 

Or Steve being lost in the future and writing letters to Bucky and Peggy, knowing that they'll never be read.  Possibly with Steve eventually writing the other Avengers, with varying degrees of success.  Or maybe he started writing Tony when he woke up, was severely disillusioned when they first met, and ended up continuing the practice as stress relief for all that is Tony Stark.  Pent up frustrations galore.  Then Tony finds them (preferably the worst of the lot first) and he keeps reading even though some of them hurt.

I just want feels from the letters, and the scratch or glide of the pen over paper.  Is that too much to ask for?  XD

Also, now I really want to watch Little Women again.  Sigh.

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narwhale_callin
Jan. 7th, 2013 10:44 pm (UTC)
finding that I write out my fics on paper terribly romantic

Huh, I've always just found it more practical, not especially a romantic thing. Picturesque, perhaps, and "romantic" in the sense of old-world charm, but not like, lovey-dovey. To each their own perspective, though.

So when I read an article today about an old couple having their love letters that they'd written while the husband was in Europe for WWII returned after they'd been stolen forty years ago... There was much melting and turning to goo.

You'd have to be made of stone not to go "aww" at that, really.

Not an epistolary novel (Sorry, Nar. I know you do love them, but I'm rather less thrilled by them)

I'm...not especially fond of epistolary novels, actually. At least, not the ones I've read (which are mostly 18th century novels, and I just hate those in general). But I like epistolary other things. Just not so much novels. It's hard to describe how I distinguish between the type of epistolary things I like and don't like, but I don't love them all universally.

I just want feels from the letters, and the scratch or glide of the pen over paper. Is that too much to ask for? XD

lol, not at all: be my guest and write them. ;-)
dragonofmemory
Jan. 7th, 2013 10:51 pm (UTC)
I think they meant a little of both the old world charm and romantic? I dunno. I've always thought of it as practical too, but that's just me.

Ah. That makes sense, I suppose. I don't really care for the 18th century in general, so I'm sympathetic to that.

lol, not at all: be my guest and write them. ;-)

But I don't want to. XP I think out of the two scenarios, I'd be more drawn to Jack. Which requires romanticizing Rose. >.> Plus, I'm probably way out of practice writing Jack. It's been a while since I've done any Torchwood. That's why they're plot bunnies. So other people can write them for me. XD
narwhale_callin
Jan. 8th, 2013 04:46 am (UTC)
That's why they're plot bunnies. So other people can write them for me. XD

Haha, well you're not pawning off your orphans on me. XD Can you imagine me trying to write Jack Harkness? It'd be the stuff of nightmares.
dragonofmemory
Jan. 8th, 2013 04:53 am (UTC)
You could do it if you tried. I'd never have written Three if I never tried him, and I was very wary of writing him originally. And let's face it, the world would be a sadder place had I not written Three.
narwhale_callin
Jan. 8th, 2013 05:13 am (UTC)
let's face it, the world would be a sadder place had I not written Three

This is indeed quite true.

You could do it if you tried.

**eyebrow** Me? Write angst? Pfft, hardly.

Besides, if I wrote Jack Harkness being epistolary, I'd find one way or another to make writing-themed innuendos in there, and trust me, you don't want me going down that hill. The puns would never end.
dragonofmemory
Jan. 8th, 2013 05:23 am (UTC)
You could do it. You just have to try. <3
narwhale_callin
Jan. 8th, 2013 05:52 am (UTC)
I can see it now: it'd open with Jack Harkness thinking to himself "Well, they always say the pen is mightier than the sword, but I say they both make for a good time." And then it would just all go downhill from there.
dragonofmemory
Jan. 8th, 2013 05:55 am (UTC)
It'd be awesome. <3
narwhale_callin
Jan. 8th, 2013 05:57 am (UTC)
No. It really, really wouldn't.
dragonofmemory
Jan. 8th, 2013 07:20 pm (UTC)
You're just in denial. XD
narwhale_callin
Jan. 8th, 2013 09:14 pm (UTC)
And you only encourage me to write things I shouldn't write. :P
dragonofmemory
Jan. 8th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
Nah, I'm an equal opportunity encourager. It's just the things you shouldn't write are more fun.
omphaloskepsist
Jan. 8th, 2013 01:53 am (UTC)
Are you seriously giving me bunnies right now? Seriously? God, if I knew more Torchwood I would write that Jack. Oh, Jack. <3 <3 <3
dragonofmemory
Jan. 8th, 2013 02:42 am (UTC)
Well, I do have an entire tag for plot bunnies I like letting loose on the world. XD The Jack one is rather delicious, and hey, it's technically set before Torchwood, so you wouldn't need it? Though I suppose Torchwood does have some background info on Jack that is useful for that time period. My favorite being those terrible sideburns he sports before he was forced to join. Heaven save us from John Barrowman with sideburns or blond hair. I think the latter is still more scarring, but thankfully that's not Torchwood. That's just when he's playing a singing, dancing Nazi.
omphaloskepsist
Jan. 8th, 2013 02:50 am (UTC)
!!!!!! Hold the presses, you just referenced the Producers and now I have to declare my eternal love.

And then there is the GLaDOS icon, that is icing on the cake -- no, that is cake on top of the cake. You have made me a very happy Omph.

Right now, the fic I'm working on is depressing and horrible, so I'm totally a fish just looking for suitable bait. Letter!fic seems to be very suitable, indeed.

dragonofmemory
Jan. 8th, 2013 03:31 am (UTC)
Lol. I'd actually seen Producers and De-Lovely before I'd seen him as Jack Harkness, so it was rather interesting going back and realizing that was him. XD I am definitely a Mel Brooks fan though, so going to see the new Producers when it came out was a must.

Except you do realize that cake, and its icing, is a lie, right? XD Oh, GLaDOS. I don't even remember why I made that one, but apparently I just needed some Portal snark in my life.

Depressing and horrible... That sounds like my current fic too! Except I'm rather enjoying it. I should really not be enjoying this as much as I am, but I'll admit my sadism has been one of my better features in the past. I am totally willing to dangle bait though. Because I have far too many fics lined up as it is, so feel free to take this one!
narwhale_callin
Jan. 8th, 2013 05:06 am (UTC)
can leave no song unsung
dragonofmemory
Jan. 8th, 2013 05:21 am (UTC)
Re: can leave no song unsung
Indeed. I forgot a song, didn't I?
narwhale_callin
Jan. 8th, 2013 05:38 am (UTC)
Re: can leave no song unsung
I forgot a song, didn't I?

...? 0_O
dragonofmemory
Jan. 8th, 2013 05:47 am (UTC)
Re: can leave no song unsung
For current music. I fixed it.
narwhale_callin
Jan. 8th, 2013 05:48 am (UTC)
Re: can leave no song unsung
Ah.
narwhale_callin
Jan. 8th, 2013 06:57 pm (UTC)
Re: can leave no song unsung
You changed it again.
dragonofmemory
Jan. 8th, 2013 07:21 pm (UTC)
Re: can leave no song unsung
I wanted one I hadn't listed recently. XD
narwhale_callin
Jan. 8th, 2013 09:15 pm (UTC)
Re: can leave no song unsung
Ah. Also, I compliment you on the good choice of entry icon. It is appropriate to the subject matter.
dragonofmemory
Jan. 8th, 2013 09:22 pm (UTC)
Re: can leave no song unsung
Many thanks. It's about the only romantic icon I have.
dragonofmemory
Jan. 8th, 2013 05:25 am (UTC)
Re: can leave no song unsung
Also, is that supposed to be Bhaer? Because he really doesn't sound German.
narwhale_callin
Jan. 8th, 2013 05:40 am (UTC)
Re: can leave no song unsung
It's supposed to be, but I can always find you a more German-y one that's harder to hear.

http://youtu.be/K1RC3dTU0yU
dragonofmemory
Jan. 8th, 2013 05:48 am (UTC)
Re: can leave no song unsung
I wouldn't necessarily call that accent German, but it sounded like he was trying. XD
narwhale_callin
Jan. 8th, 2013 05:49 am (UTC)
Re: can leave no song unsung
lol, considering it's a high school production version, I say he did put forth a mighty effort at least. :P
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