Dear Author

Oct. 2nd, 2014 07:32 pm
jenni_robinson: Someone just did something dumb. (facepalm)
Dear Author:

This alternate universe nonsense has to stop. Sure, I can handle it, but that doesn't mean I want to be carrying this kind of baggage around with me. And really, if it were just one thing or the other it wouldn't be so bad, but the two extremes of ultimate loneliness and ultimate intimacy are pretty difficult to assimilate at the same time. Why can't you spend this kind of effort on my actual daily life in the main timeline? Yes, okay, there's that thing at Rudi's, and that's nice, but theoretically I have a day job. It would be nice to have some actual information about that to work with, Author. Or, failing that, what about some nice fluff with my kid? People love that stuff, or at least they did once. Or—and I know this is complicated, but lemme just put it out there—what about the romantic relationship I'm actually in? That would be nice to spend some more time on.

You could at least devote some of your time to someone else for a while. I know you have other irons in the fire. You need to take them out of the fire and get to work with the hammer and tongs already.

Also, why do you only remember this journal exists when there's meta nonsense going down? Seriously.

Sincerely,

~Jenni

P.S. The Sue-tracking anklet is just mean.

Meta

May. 10th, 2012 07:38 pm
jenni_robinson: Someone just did something dumb. (facepalm)
I confess, I hate it when people don't listen to me. If certain parties had only considered what I had to say last December...

I know, I know, nobody wants to hear the meta stuff, but let me have this one.

Dear everyone:

Please stop thinking of reality as a binary system. It is not a dichotomy of "real" and "not real." There are degrees of reality. There are conditions of reality. It's a fine broad spectrum in Technicolor. If you're still seeing it in black-and-white, please update your system.

Look, people can get hurt over this stuff. You try telling a fanfic character he's less real than you are, and someone is going to walk away from the exchange not feeling so hot. Possibly you, if he's the violent type, but I digress. We live in a multiverse where writing has a god-like power of creation. If that guy over there can be born of writing, who's to say you and I can't also have similar origins?

This does not mean we are not real.

Being real does not mean we are not fictional.

Let's take a look at the canons for a second. Everybody here knows some canon universes come from books, or games, or TV shows, right? Everybody here's also been to at least one in the flesh, right? There you go: real and fictional, both at once. It just depends on where you're standing.

Ontology is not a dichotomy, folks. These conditions are not mutually exclusive. Please, please stop treating them as such. People can and do get hurt.

Love,

Someone Who Knows

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