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Curse you, Protest Fic

How is it I always get wrapped up in protest fic?  Seriously, I should not need to drop everything to write protest fic, epsecially in a fandom that I have repeatedly said I have no desire to write for.  Which still continues to be the case, but DAMN YOU, PROTEST FIC.  This wouldn't be a problem if someone else actually wrote what needs to be done, but I haven't seen anything like it yet.  Hence, ya know, the need to write protest. 

Then, as protest fic are wont to do, it got longer.  It was supposed to be one, possibly two scenes with a progression of teasing -> defending -> acceptance.  Two to three thousand words, tops.  Except I put it off too long since I couldn't decide who's point of view it would be and shit happened.  More specifically, a reason to be.  Because apparently I couldn't just have a character walk in on another one being teased, but I also have to have a reason for the teasing to come up.  That reason involves unicorns.  I am not kidding.  Unicorns

As if that weren't bad enough, I had to go back to a joke I've already made and add a dragon as well.  Yup, a gold one.  That everyone has to fight, forcing me to write a five person plus dragon action scene when the most I've written for thus far was two at once.  Actually, there was that action scene in Tsubsa side with bunches of people, but it was all at different moments random people helping Syaoran out.  I suppose xxxHolic side was also pretty complicated, but that was a two on two sort of thing with Mugetsu being the only one actually fighting against the bad guy and Watanuki mostly just dodging arrows.  This scene has five people fighting the dragon at once.  Should have been six, but the Hulk was just not good for that fight scene, so I took him out of comission.  This saddened me greatly, because I like movie-verse Bruce/Hulk.  He just was really not useful in the fight against the dragon and someone had to go. 

To top it all off, I apparently have far too much Clint/Tony/Bruce snark (not as in a pairing, just them being the ones snarking) to fit in the fic.  Bruce isn't even making an appearance in the fic unless things get wildly out of hand (which at the rate this is going, I am not betting on these odds), but he's got snark.  And opinions.  And a need to be science bros with Portal jokes that want to be made.  The cake is a lie.  There is just no room to make them because there's already too much snark.  I did not realize such a thing was possible, but apparently it is. 

I blame the fact that I'm writing Amy-verse.  I apparently can't write Amy-verse in any decent length of time and it likes to be interrupted with protest fic.  Also, I blame fandom for making this an issue in the first place and me just getting tired of it.  Protest fic has also kept me up till four am because it would not leave me alone.  Mem is not pleased.  >.>

Is it really that much to ask for a fic that deals with Cap's virginity without deflowering him?  Because fandom is obsessed with viriginity kink.  There are a few fics that 'take things slow' in a relationship, but in the end the sex is still there either on or off screen.  Either that or they make Steve 'not as viriginal as everyone thinks he is', which fine, but what's wrong with being a virgin?  What's wrong with wanting to wait for the right person?  Sure, maybe in today's society it's not as likely as it used to be, but I'm living proof it can be done for an exteneded time.  I don't judge people for sleeping around just because I don't partake. There's absolutely nothing wrong with having sex before marriage or with lots of people so long as it's safe, but heaven forbid fandom actually addresses staying a virgin rather than losing virginity.  This annoys me.  Hence, protest fic.  And due to the nature of protest, it's actually more personal than my other protest fics. 

This is how unicorns happen, people.  And dragons, apparently.  Gold ones.  Sigh.  One of these days, I shall make a non-complicated protest fic.  At least my protest fics seem to be popular.  More so than my usual fics, if the past two were anything to go by.  Doesn't mean I'll stop grumbling, but silver lining is appreciated.  And, admittedly, I've been enjoying the dragon fight scene, even if it did keep me up until four in the morning before I said screw it and heated up a shot of sake.  I do kind of wish I was writing for EMH's instead of movie-verse Avengers, but since Cap's viriginity is more of a movie-verse thing, it's them I'm stuck with.  Not that I really need more Avengers to work with in the fight scene when I've already got five. 

Wow, that's two rants in a row.  I don't know what's gotten into me recently.  I guess my daily quota of ranting hasn't been filled enough lately.  At least I've had two awesome fills over on Avengers kink for prompts I wrote, so I'm not quite as aggrevated as I sound.  There is some love for the world.  <3


Aug. 17th, 2012 02:58 am (UTC)
XP I still don't feel like writing for it. I just felt the need to protest more.

Usually my kink meme fills end up about the length I assumed it would... unless the Brigadier interferes. Like the Brigadier does. Like Bruce is trying to, but I think Bruce is a lot less pushy. He'll probably quiet down after a few more stern lectures on why he's Mr. Not Appearing In This Fic.

I am still laughing so much at you. But this time it's because I've TOTALLY BEEN THERE BEFORE.

It's happened to me before, but that doesn't make me any less grumpy when it does happen. I dislike being kept from my sleep.

Oh, trust me. I hear ya on the celibacy thing. It's like... not everything is about sex and romance. Except, there's no such thing in fic. That would mean having characters that won't jump each other like bunnies, and heaven forbid that. It's one of the reasons I'm terrified of B5 fandom, because I just can't take fan pairings. Sexual tension ruins characterization for that show unless it's already there. It'd be nice if celibacy was recognized more. Or even just dating without sex or 'waiting until character B is ready'.

EMH = Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. It's the cartoon, which is extremely awesome. Totally recommended.

At least my rants are enjoyable then. XD
Aug. 17th, 2012 03:28 am (UTC)
I find it amusing that the Brigadier is a lot pushier than the Hulk. You would think it'd be the other way around. :P


Norris, Kathleen. "Celibate Passion." The Cloister Walk. New York: Riverhead Books, 1996.

"And it is precisely the skills of celibate friendship--fostering intimacy through letters, conversation, performing mundane tasks together (thus rendering them pleasurable), savoring the simplicity of a shared meal, or a walk together at dusk--that can help a marriage survive the rough spots. When you can't make love physically, you figure out other ways to do it." (118)

"Americans are remarkably tone-deaf when it comes to the expression of sexuality." (117)

"One reason I enjoy celibates is that they tend to value friendship very highly. And my friendships with celibate men, both gay and straight, give me some hope that men and women don't live in alternate universes." (119)

"As celibacy takes hold in a person, over the years...celibates become people who can radically affect those of us out 'in the world,' if only because they've learned how to listen without possessiveness, without imposing themselves. With someone who is practicing celibacy well, we may sense that we're being listened to in a refreshingly deep way. And this is the purpose of celibacy, not to attain some impossibly cerebral goal mistakenly conceived as 'holiness' but to make oneself available to others, body and soul." (121)

tl;dr: Basically, celibacy is a means of interacting with people without trying to possess them or itemize them. And it's also other things.

Sorry; I sometimes have lots of celibacy thoughts. And then I always want to share them. :-/ Darn it Catholic Church if you would just let women be ordained I'd be on that boat.
Aug. 17th, 2012 03:52 am (UTC)
Either that, or I'm incapable of saying no to the Brigadier, which is likely more the case.

I like those quotes a lot. And they apply. I'd like a fic where the first one comes into play.

And you're talking to someone who has considering being a nun before, so no worries. XD
Aug. 17th, 2012 04:09 am (UTC)
The first quote's my favorite too. Especially the last sentence. :-)

And you're talking to someone who has consider[ed] being a nun before, so no worries.

Ooohh, you too, Mem? :D It's been a recurring consideration of mine since I was probably twelve.
Aug. 17th, 2012 04:15 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's a nice one. <3

Moi aussi. Every so often I'll think of it again. It's tempting sometimes.