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13 July 2007 @ 11:04 am
Fic hilarity, embarassment, and updates  
Greetings, flisters!
The other day Immortal Beloved posted a link to this utterly hilarious season 6 parody fic that she found on All About Spike. Seriously, it's hysterical. Go read and be amused. I was. 

On the fic front - I've got a challenge response to respond to for feedmykinkby July 29th, so that will be the next one-shot I'll be working on. It's a new pairing for me, William/Dru, which I'm kinda excited about. I do love Dru and I know it's going to be tough pegging down her dialogue, but I can't wait. After that's completed, I will be returning to All Wrong, which decided to grow a more complex plot while I wasn't looking. 

So, I had a rather embarassing/amusing encounter regarding my latest story yesterday. 

Both my mom and dad are aware that I write fanfic, and also know it is often of a rather pornographic nature. I've let them read my none-porny stories and I occasionally will ask their opinion about dialogue and wording. Growing up, I never had any friends who watched Buffy, so I used to watch it with my mom. She also went on to watch most of Angel after I lost interest. I had mentioned slash to her in passing, and she said that was interested in reading some Spangel, but didn't like the idea of Spike as submissive. I confess, I don't read a ton of slash, but I recommended two stories to her I really enjoyed. They were shapinglight's  Prodigal Sons and spankspike's Why I Come Back. When I was about to leave for work yesterday morning, she said that she had read them both and really enjoyed them, especially spankspike's gorgeous writing style. 

Fast forward a few hours. I come home from work at around 6:45 and she's at the computer. She tells me that she was reading the comments to both stories and noticed that I had left a review as well. Out of curiosity, she clicked on my username and ended up at my journal where Drive it Home was prominently displayed at the top. She read it. 

I stood there, my mouth hanging open, embarassed as all fuck. "You read it!?" I said, incredulously. My mom just smiled at me and said, "L, I loved it. It was amazing." Needless to say, mouth was still hanging open. "What? Really?" I asked, and she went on to explain what she liked so much about it. At one point she said, "I've been reading your writing since you were a little girl, but I think this might be the best thing you've ever written. I only wish you could bring as much insight and color to your journalism pieces." Well...what the heck do you say to that? While I would disagree that this is the best thing I have ever written, I am proud of it, and it's grown on me the last few days after re-reading it a couple of times. It sort of put me off at first while I was writing it, but with a bit of distance I've come to appreciate it. Also, this just cements in my mind that my mom actually rocks (which I knew), and I'm very glad she's supportive of my endevours. I suppose she had to expect something like this given the fact that as we were packing up my dorm room a few months ago she opened my drawer of sin, which had condoms, handcuffs, a dildo, and likely other sexual miscellany in it, turned to me and said, "I hope you don't expect me to pack this." *hides face* I really have to stop getting myself into these situations.  
slaymesoftlyslaymesoftly on July 13th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
ROFL You do have a cool mom. That's awesome. My fic is kept carefully hidden from my family - most of them didn't even know I was writing for a long time, and, as far as I know, no one has cared enough to go looking for me under slaymesoftly (which has somehow become known as my pen name Gah!). *crosses fingers that it never happens.*
ClawofCat: JM smirkclawofcat on July 15th, 2007 12:54 am (UTC)
Heh, yeah, she's a bit of alright. If you found out your kids were writing anything with graphic content what would your reaction be? Then again, you do it too, so maybe you're a bit biased *wink*
Cordykitten: deadwillwalk  James7cordykitten on July 13th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)

I think you know what you have there with your mom. She's precious :)
ClawofCat: faith salvationclawofcat on July 15th, 2007 12:52 am (UTC)
Yes, she's precious, except when she's not. I don't think I've ever met anyone as scary as her when she's pissed. I'm very thankful it went alright though because I've heard horror stories from my friends about their parents realizing they're sexual creatures and then facing their wrath.
Cordykitten: vampkiss  take care of youcordykitten on July 15th, 2007 08:00 am (UTC)

Oh I hope she'll always be at your site when she is pissed off :)
(Anonymous) on July 15th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
Wow... I'd be totally embarrassed, but it's nice to know that your mom's supportive! My parents don't really know of the Buffy obsession, and I think they're still in denial that I've ever had sex, so if they ever read anything porny that I wrote... yeesh. I shudder to think.