Loz (lozenger8) wrote,
Loz
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Oh, I could go on for hours...

You know how when you've never seen/read/heard [insert pop culture reference] here, but everyone constantly uses it as an example, and all you have are these vague notions of what it's about? So you finally get it, watch it/read it/listen to it - and it's pretty much nothing like you imagined it to be?

That's me and Edward Scissorhands today.



Officer Allen:Will he be OK, Doc?
Psychologist:The years spent in isolation have not equipped him with the tools necessary to judge right from wrong. He's had no context. He's been completely without guidance. Furthermore, his work - the garden sculptures, hairstyles and so forth - indicate that he's a highly imaginative... uh... character. It seems clear that his awareness of what we call reality is radically underdeveloped.
Officer Allen:But will he be all right out there?
Psychologist:Oh yeah, he'll be fine.

Oh, man. Tim Burton somehow nearly always manages to make films that I find engaging and touching, but I think this one is now on the top of the list. High concept fantasy, not pretending to be anything other than a fable. Love.


And, in other news, I finally put most of my LoM fic into one consolidated post, even though I already had a memory index. For some reason, I'm averse to including fics written specifically for the "5 things" meme.



It is so clear that I am a vignette writer. I really need to master the basic concept of narrative one of these days. Also, I knew that I had written that much, but it still seems a little overwhelming when compiling and grabbing pull quotes.

And, it's no lie when I say I'm primarily gen. It was something like 47 gen pieces, compared with 19 slash, 12 het and 3 other. Granted, several of those gen pieces are gen in the same way Hot Fuzz is gen, but still, that's pretty amazing.

It would be interesting to do a breakdown on how many of those fics are fluffy or morbidly depressing/dark and twisted - to see if I should be raising eyebrows when I proclaim fluffy as my default status.

Tags: fandom, films, life on mars
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