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SO THAT IS A THING.

A thing with a 2000 word minimum, which is only one of the many reasons I shouldn't.
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Last night I dreamt that Ann explained on her blog that Ducky was gay. Let's see if I can reconstruct the story...

Apparently (per my dream) Ann had just plotted out a scene where Kristy and Mary Anne have a fight because they both want to date Logan [um]. And she heard that [made up percentage] of fights between boys or men are over women they both are into romantically/sexually, and that she'd never write such a scene because a) she doesn't write from male points of view and b) all the boys she writes are like, geekchic (actually not true because dude, Logan? Anyhow.) This segued into how one of the male points of view she Peter Lerangis wrote was gay. See if you can guess which one!

Okay, I'm kind of loving this sequence of dreams. For my next trick, can I dream CJ/Tara?
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& a rare public gleee!post, because everything here is totally fannish. And also gen. Swear.

"Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. Luke 2: 10-11

I spent the day with Elizabeth [=[livejournal.com profile] hermionesviolin, of course]. It was quite awesome because we are quite awesome, in the sense that we are complete dorks. So gleee! a selection of awesome things we did:

1. We went through the Secret Slasha archive and determined how many of the pairings each of us had written previously.
2. I gave Elizabeth her birthday card (much belated), and she gave me a free t-shirt she got at the screening of Juno she saw.
3. We discussed our shared hobbies, by which you probably think I mean watching TV, but really, it's mostly tagging our LiveJournals.
4. And we concluded the day with a candlelit dinner (but in a gen way, I swear).

5. And in an item unrelated to my day with Elizabeth, I read Ducky Diary 3 on my ride home. It is possibly my favorite book ever. Every time I read it I get a little less worried that it will turn out wrong (by which I mean, failure of Ducky to be gayest ever) and a little more squeeful about how totally gay Ducky really is. Sigh.

6. (BONUS!) Yuletide feedback! :)

-- and when I got home, I had email from Elizabeth. Because clearly eight hours is not long enough.

Three things I did well today:
1. I started planning sign-ups for next year's Yuletide and Secret Slasha.
2. I woke up in time for the day's adventure.
3. I made a couple of Christmasy icons

... what, they are totally large accomplishments. It is vacation! It is allowed.

Two things I am looking forward to [doing (better)] tomorrow:
1. Getting some serious Yuletide reading done.
2. Maybe watching some TV.

... shut up! It is still vacation.
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1. Apparently Hotmail is rejecting LJ comments, which would explain why I've not been getting any. NOT ON, HOTMAIL. I have temporarily switched to my rl account -- I changed my mind and finally created a fannish gmail account. I have 100s and 100s of messages archived in my hotmail account, so I need to remember to check it too, so they don't all disappear.

And so far, Gmail doesn't seem to be delivering comment notifications either. HOW CAN I KEEP UP WITH THINGS if technology does not cooperate?

2. I just checked Ann's website, and she hasn't outed Ducky yet. Come on, Ann. All the cool authors are doing it!

3. When I got out of bed this morning this afternoon.

Ari: Stop me if you've heard this, but, so, JKR was at an event last night and...
Dad: Yes, I heard. I emailed you about it.
Ari: Yep, I figured you would.

4. My Secret Yuletide Source is SO AMAZING. And contains a scene that is possibly my Favorite Scene of a Particular Type in anything ever. It gives me thrilled shivers. And I think my appreciation of the source as a whole has deepened since the last time I engaged with this particular source. YAY.

Hi, I am caffeinated. How are you?

and a meme

Jun. 25th, 2007 03:13 pm
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I've suddenly developed a completely rational fear of being spoiled for Stargate: SG-1. Maybe this would be a good time finally to crack open the S9 DVDs? (Or maybe I should just watch "Abyss" again. And again. And again.)

Anyhow, a meme, that doesn't involve any stargates:

Spotted at the journal of [livejournal.com profile] scrollgirl

Pick 12 characters you like, and then answer the questions below the cut about them. Obviously first choose your characters before you see the questions.

1. Ducky McCrae (California Diaries)
2. Rupert Giles (BtVS)
3. Minerva McGonagall (HP)
4. Hermione Granger (HP)
5. CJ Cregg (West Wing)
6. Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (BtVS/A)
7. Tara Maclay (BtVS)
8. Maggie Blume (CA Diaries)
9. Kaylee Frye (FF)
10. Joss Whedon (RPF)
11. Cordelia Chase (BtVS/A)
12. Miranda Bailey (GA)

cut text equals 'cut text equals...' )
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Title: "Old Year, Unresolved"
Fandom: California Diaries
Featured characters: Ducky+Sunny
Do they (want to) have sex (with each other)?: Er, it's kinda one-sided, there.
Rating: PG
Spoilers/Timeline: post-series
Disclaimer: Ann M. Martin owns (my soul) the characters.
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] tartanshell as a stocking stuffer in [livejournal.com profile] yuletide 2006. Originally posted here.
Summary: Sunny and Ducky are both restless on Christmas Eve.
Wordcount: 1119

Ducky is downstairs, chatting up Carol )

[dream]

Sep. 23rd, 2006 09:15 am
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I dreamt there were more CA Diaries books.

In which it was canonically established that Ducky was gay.

(Because, really, what other plot points are there?)
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I am SO unobservant. But I just realized that on the front and back covers of Ducky book 1, there are hearts. Or rather, one heart, etched in concrete. HEARTS. "Guys. Girls. Nowhere."


....



++

I'm reading The Ethics of Star Trek for school. It kind of sucks, but there's so much TOS OTP, not to mention a long discussion about which is the superior pairing, O'Brien/Bashir or Kirk/Spock. They came down firmly on the Kirk/Spock side. (Okay, okay. This was not couched in the language of OTP. But CLEARLY that's what it was really about.) Also, there was a Janeway/Seven moment that made me squeal. And I have seen NONE of that series. (Well, one episode, maybe.)

++

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip premieres tomorrow! Yay!
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I will comment on the drabbleset next; first I wanted to reexamine this, since I've been meaning to do since I wrote it. The pieces work in a weird kind of tandem for me. This piece is very internal, because Ducky is very internal, because even in the Diaries-series, Ducky is the most self-reflective character and so much of his arc happens inside his own brain. "Nine Rules" is an external piece, not reflective at all, very physical in ways that I'll talk about more when I discuss that. "Nine Rules" is about characters I don't feel especially resonant, at least not in surface ways; none of them are characters I write very often or feel very confident about writing. "Reflections" on the other hand is about a character I identify with a great deal and always have. "Nine Rules" is not about race; only one of the nine drabbles even mentions race as an explicit issue. This piece is all about race; writing a canonically white character as black and not talking in detail about race would be counterproductive.

With that in mind, line-by-line commentary. This will spoil through CA Diaries book 15.

reflections on reflections on my reflection )
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Title: "Reflections/on my reflection"
Fandom: California Diaries
Featured character: Ducky.
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Ann M. Martin owns the copyright and Scholastic owns Ann; Peter Lerangis wrote him, and I just love him way too much.
Notes: A thought experiment in sympathy with International Blog Against Racism Week. And yes, I will write the drabbles eventually. But now it's way past bedtime.
Summary: What if Ducky were black? or Ducky thinks about race.
Wordcount: 706

you look in the mirror and you see someone who is: )
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I haven't used any alternate made-up names for this book because the real name is just too awesome! However! If I were to make up a name, it would be something like this: Dawn Is Really, Really, Really, Really Gay For Mary Anne. This is the most MA/D book since #4, and really, there's only one conclusion I can draw:

In the BSCverse, California makes you gay! How else can you explain Ducky?

This book also contains Stephie, whom you might remember from California Girls as Mary Anne's underage girlfriend. (NB: I am just kidding about that part. Stephie is no more gay for Mary Anne than Charlotte is for Stacey) and the other three members of the W♥KC, before they got retconned out of existence.

Ducky makes zero (0) appearances. :(

I know, based on the TWoP forum, that lots of people don't like Peter Lerangis. I disagree. I think Peter Lerangis is the best ghostwriter ever, and believe that he is primarily responsible for the awesome that is Ducky.

There are several things I want to discuss about this book. I will list these items... now!

1. The We ♥ Kids Club, pre-retcon (mostly of interest to CA Diaries fans)
maggie, sunny, and jill )

2. The Carol arc.

child of divorce )

3. The Stephie arc.
the flower's name is dawn )

4. The Part You've All Been Waiting For -- extensive quoting and proof that Dawn/Mary Anne/Kristy is the One True Love Triangle.

jealousy! )
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"A foreign dignitary's daughter named Gozzie Kunku living in Stoneybrook! How could I have been so naive?" - book 30, Mary Ann and the Great Romance.

[what follows is chipper, rambly, girlslashy, and vaguely spoilery for books 29-31. There's also a paragraph of RPFS speculation and one homophobic slur.]

i love the bsc )

A haunted house. A century-old mystery to solve. It was all too much! - #29, Mallory and the Mystery Diary. Oh, how I love these books!

ETA: Almost forgot to mention that [livejournal.com profile] velvetandlace wrote me Mary Anne fic of awesomeness. It's only as girlslashy as the canon, okay! *g*
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I ficleted.

Title: "Sunnywhat?"
Fandoms: California Diaries and Buffy: the Vampire Slayer
Characters: Ducky, Sunny
Rating: G
Spoilers: Post-"Chosen," post Sunny: Diary Three.
Disclaimer: Ann&Joss pwn my soul.
Summary: Somewhere in California, Ducky's soul.
Words: 260

you lose track of where you are )
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Am still poking at Ann M. Martin's website, and had not realized she was a Smithie! Also hadn't really realized that she wasn't married. Which two facts aren't together leading me to the - no, really, I'm not thinking it. I'm not.

The Secret To Contentment, According to Jay Adams: Meet a girl.

The Secret To Contentment, According to Ducky McCrae: Worry about how you look in the morning, because even though you can't bring yourself to wear boring conservative clothes, you don't want to risk setting off the Cro Mags. And make sure you don't bounce too much as you're walking into school, because Marco the Cro Mag will say you're FLITTING, which makes everyone laugh. If you survive THAT, you're off to a good start, and IF YOU'RE LUCKY you'll have a few laughs with your 13-year-old friends, the only ones who seem to appreciate you, and when you go home, yoiu'll find that your brother has not left the milk out of the fridge all day and has actually bought a few groceries and maybe run a load of laundry with some of your stuff in it. THAT'S contentment. And that's pathetic.


*happy sigh*

Another thing I didn't know till flipping through the site was that Paula Dangzinger died in 2004. *is sad, for loved Danzinger* The Cat Ate My Gymsuit pretty much helped me survived middle school.

Random: Apparently the BSC books (some of them) will be republished as comic books. OMGWTF artists' renditions! (With femslash, oh my!)

I totally get the feeling from her site/public interviews (and wow, trying to glean the truth from those is wicked harder than reading Joss interviews because she's talking to her intended audience which, oddly enough, is considerably younger than I am) that she's grown past the BSC, and she rarely mentions the CA Diaries at all. This makes me woeful.

And now I've landed on TWoP, which is a sure sign that it's time to go to bed.

ETA: TWoP says she's gay. Can TWoP be wrong? Answer: well, durr! But still![/eta]
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a. Last year's year in fic meme.
b. The year in fic!
here we go )

Happy new year, all y'all! I'm going to bed now to attempt to recover from my cold-from-hell.
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I'd never danced with Ducky and he turned out to be wild. He was all over the place (at least as much as he could be in that small, crowded area), but he was really good. People turned to look at him. After awhile, I couldn't keep up with him, so when this girl and this guy sort of started dancing with him... (emphasis mine)


OMGHEISSOGAYBI!

*pets the canon*

gip!

Sep. 27th, 2005 06:20 pm
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New default icon. It is the quintessence of this journal.

+late at night
+journaling is love
+childhood memories are love
+pretty angsty gay boys are love.

for the 207 (out of 209) of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, the icon is a scan from California Diaries book 5, Ducky vol. 1. Ducky McCrae is awesome beyond belief and you should all read the CA Diaries solely for the joy that is he. For those of you still in the dark, the California Diaries is a Baby-Sitters Club spin-off that is 1000x more excellent than even the BSC)
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I've had this sitting on my hard drive since January. I love it, and have no idea why I didn't post it earlier.

Title: "Ducky's Book, Volume Three and a Half"
Fandom: California Diaries
Character: Ducky
Rating: PG-13 for homophobic language
Spoilers/Timeline: After Book 15, but only very vague spoilers. (i.e., you should read it anyhow!)
Warnings: homosexual content
Disclaimer: Ann M. Martin is ♥; I am just her slave.
Summary: The coming-out tale of Christopher McCrae.
Words: 1885
you stare at the guy sitting across the room. The Cro Mags are staring too. )
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BSC squee:

Just finished reading the last CA Diaries book, Ducky: Book 3. Then poked at Ann M. Martin's website and realized that yeah, it's over. She discontinued all three series in 2000. Which makes me SAD. Because I reeeeally want more CA Diaries. Especially since

[spoilers for CA Diaries through the last book]
BSC geekery )

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