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Marshmallow Karl Marx
11 December 2011 @ 04:52 pm
LOL I GAVE IN AND MADE A THREAD AT THAT HOLIDAY LOVE MEME THING.
 
 
Marshmallow Karl Marx
katmaxwell: tyra could give sam a makeover
chaviola: SAM'S FIERCE ENOUGH THANK YOU
chaviola: HE... SMOREHEADS
katmaxwell: I DO NOT THINK EVEN SAM CAN SMILE WITH HIS FOREHEAD
chaviola: CAN TOO
katmaxwell: I DUNNO...

CAN ~~*SAM SMILE WITH HIS FOREHEAD~~~*~

YES
38(80.9%)
NO
9(19.1%)


THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT, LJ.

P.S.

blacktofade: SAM CAN DO ANYTHING WITH HIS FOREHEAD
blacktofade: EVEN JACK HIMSELF OFF
blacktofade: THE FROWN LINES WOULD WRAP AROUND HIM
blacktofade: MMMMM
blacktofade: IMMA WRITE THAT TO PROVE MY POINT
 
 
Marshmallow Karl Marx
02 December 2009 @ 09:24 pm
I was recently inspired by this post to correct a common error that I've noticed in the CW RPS fandom.

Even though Supernatural is a show filmed in BC, Canada, it is admired and loved by people from all over the world. From Day 01, fandom has been a global community, with the internet making it easy to access the show and fellow fen from anywhere in the world. It doesn't come as a surprise that it's not just the Canada American portion of fandom contributing through fanfiction. While it might be the ESLs (English as a Second Language speakers) who have it the hardest, it's not only them who might struggle with one major factor: not being Canadian.

Writers of J2 fic often overlook the fact that their porn takes place in a foreign country, rendering their fic nearly unreadable to the fanbase's Canadian majority.

(Note: there's obviously absolutely nothing wrong with not being a Canada American and it should never stop you from writing fanfiction. But for the sake of writing fanfiction that is as authentic as it possibly can be, we're going to look at the details you might have to pay extra attention to, only because they might be different from what you know.)

In the following I'd like to give you an overview of a range of things that might give you away as an non-Canadian and that might ruin the flow of your fic for any readers that are Canada Americans/very familiar with Canada.

LANGUAGE

Remember that Jared and Jensen, though they currently reside in a Canadian city, hail originally from the United States, and thus it is unlikely that Jared would be found saying something like "so, Jensen, aboot that bondage, eh". If you wish to include Native Canadians OCs in your fic, however, their accents must be written out to clarify that they aren't normal people. There are, however, more subtle clues when you are dealing with a Canadian—they can also be identified by their love for "curling", which is like quidditch but lamer, and the communist hammer & sickle badges they keep about their person. Be careful when your characters spell things out, as Canadians say "zed" in deference to the Queen that they share with England. Having a character say "zee" will surely give you away as a non-Canadian.

CANADIAN CUISINE

Canadians love waffles and pancakes—so much, in fact, that Canadian men get up before dawn each morning and go out into the wilderness to collect "maple syrup" with which to anoint their breakfasts. Although it is likely that Jared and Jensen have not yet adapted to this element of Canadian culture, Canadians are touchy about "maple syrup", and it's likely that this has rubbed off on our wayward costars. You might not find anything wrong with the concept of Jensen desperately licking "Log Cabin" brand syrup off of Jared's toned abs, but a Canadian would spot the mistake immediately.

Canadians carry poutine with them at all time. Poutine is made of gravy, crushed dreams, and small squeaky bits (possibly calamari???). Do not let a Canadian convince you that they are "like nachos but better", as this is a roundabout way to turn you into a Canadian yourself.

Finally, Starbucks in Canada is strictly for American tourists. All Canadians buy "double doubles" at "Timmy's".

WILDLIFE

Although there are polar bears in Alaska, Canadian polar bears are very distinct, as they can teleport across vast regions of Saskatchewan tundra.

HEALTH CARE

When you visit a Canadian emergency room, expect to wait for at least three days. It is true that once you are admitted, you can have all the free drugs you want, but Canada is not the setting for your sounding-disaster-fetish fics (unless you're prepared for them to end with a eulogy).

MANNERS

Canadians love hugs.Collapse )
 
 
Marshmallow Karl Marx
29 March 2009 @ 04:45 am
ONE DAY, MY GOOD FRIEND notsolaconic SUGGESTED THAT WE WRITE JOHN CLEESE/NICK JONAS FELCHING AND POST IT ALL OVER THE INTERNET. NEVER ONE TO TURN DOWN A GOOD IDEA, I COMPLIED IMMEDIATELY.

CLICKING THIS IS PROBABLY A VERY, VERY BAD IDEA.Collapse )

FLIST: IDEAS ON WHERE TO POST THIS FOR MAXIMUM HORROR?