June 25th, 2013

Paul Neyron rose 2

Tuesday so far

I got sleepy at 1:00 a.m., went to bed around 1:30 a.m., and woke at 9:30 a.m.  That's not bad.  It's been a very quiet day so far.  I'm still thinking about that pet!Blaine story I read.  The writer said she meant it to be a story with characters on quite different levels intellectually.  Exactly how much pet!Blaine understood remained fairly mysterious, though he knew some words and eventually learned a little baby and toddler sign language.  The fic had that people kept as pets layer, but aside from that some of the treatment of human pets wasn't terribly different from the ways moderately to severely intellectually disabled people were treated in the past.  It also reflected some aspects of how some intellectually disabled people are treated now, though not necessarily officially in most places.

It's hot today.  I've been doing a little volunteer editing on articles The_Fixer (A.) is writing.  I did one today.  He and I will probably chat tomorrow evening.

I went out to look at the flowers. 'Maiden's Blush' and 'Ispahan' still have a couple of flowers each. The yellow jasmine is blooming.

I started reading "Little Yellow Tags," but had to turn off the computer because of another thunderstorm.

Later: I finished what of "Little Yellow Tags" has been written so far.  They were off of prompts.  It was one in which the Blaine was a Skank/badboy/Dom.  I've read original fiction with more BDSM, but I couldn't suspend my disbelief level enough to think that that Kurt would do some of the things that that Kurt did in some of the stories.  I read werewolf, vampire, and fantasy world stories, but I know they're wildly AU.  As I've said, I believe that Lurkdusoleil's writing is easily good enough to get her professionally published.  I'd love to read some original fiction by her that has BDSM and/or gay characters.

I'm good with the fics I've read in which one of the boys is FtM.  I loved Likearumchocolatesouffle's story about an intersexed Blaine.  The stories that are purely bp! don't generally work for me.  Stultiloquentia wrote a good post about it (http://stultiloquentia.dreamwidth.org/173100.html).  She(?) didn't say it was a bad thing, but did some analysis.  It's too unreal yet too specific for me when it's cis men who have that anatomy, because cis men wouldn't.

I am reading a lot of fic lately.  I like many AUs.  I'm good with some future fic AUs in which the men get into power exchanges.  It really depends.

Later still: Shandyall had updated "Cadences," and I read that.  The Symphony 'Verse was future fic to start with and is decades into the future now.  (*possibly spoilerish*)  This chapter was from the viewpoint of a young original character.  I liked when the fics were from Blaine's viewpoint.  The Blaine in the story is very shy and has a severe stutter.  I guess it's AU enough to start with that I was fine, and I liked that Blaine.  Shandyall is talking about writing fiction with original characters.  I enjoy a lot of the original characters in that 'verse.

I like well-written future fic.  I like seeing takes on what the characters might be like in the future, especially when they still have characteristics you can recognize.