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OK - what's up with "feels?"

Hi -

I'm getting involved in a new-to-me fandom and I've noticed something that is hitting me right in the grammar and spelling squick zone.

I'm not going to say it's universal, but it's certainly pervasive, that members of this fandom seem prone to using the word "feels" instead of the word "feelings" - not in fic (thank you fic Gods!), but all over posts and summaries.

What is UP with that? WHERE did it come from? And WHY?

Nails on a chalkboard, flist, NAILS on a CHALKBOARD.

Title: The Bad Ass Boys 'Verse
Author: splashpink
Reader: cookiemom6067
Fandom: J2 RPS
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Length: 70:00
Left Hand &quot;Verse
Download link: Sendspace

Summary: In which Jared is a crime lord, Jensen is his boyfriend and Jeff doesn't get paid enough. Re-posting of "And In My Left Hand," with the addition of "Operational Redundancy," "Drop Zone," "Backhanded," "Just a Little Friendly Rival," and "Buckle Up"

Reader's note: I love this 'verse! It is so funny and I love the characterizations of Jared, Jensen and Jeff. There's just something about bad boys. 'Verse is a WIP, but this is a posting of all the stories to date.

Crossposted to: amplificathon spn_cwrpfpodfic


Title: There's Nothing as Pathetic as an Aging Hipster
Author: longsufferingly
Reader: cookiemom6067
Fandom: Jonas Brothers
Rating: R
Pairing: Pre-slash Joe/Nick
Length: 18:10
There&quot;s Nothing as Pathetic as an Aging Hipster
Download link: Sendspace

Summary: By the time his third divorce rolls around, Nick feels like he's an expert.

Reader's note: Recorded for Help Somalia in return for a contribution by me_and_thee

Crossposted to: amplificathon


Title: Standing in the Sky
Author: cinaed
Reader: cookiemom6067
Fandom: Leverage
Rating: PG
Pairing: Pre-slash Sophie/Parker
Length: 14:12
Standing in the Sky
Download link: Sendspace

Summary: Parker and Sophie go on a girl's night out.

Reader's note: Recorded for Help Somalia in return for a contribution by idella

Crossposted to: amplificathon
Title: Tactile Rules of Engagement
Author: heeroluva
Reader: cookiemom6067
Fandom: Star Trek
Rating: PG
Pairing: Pre-slash Kirk/McCoy
Length: 18:05
Tactile Rules of Engagement
Download link: Sendspace

Summary: Kirk is thought of as a tactile person, but it's really that he learned in childhood how to use touch/proximity to intimidate or charm others into doing what he wanted. McCoy has a habit of giving him absent little signs of affection - a knee pressed up against his at dinner, an arm slung over his shoulders on the way home from a bar, a hand stroking his hair when he's sick. It makes him suspicious and he finally asks McCoy what the hell he wants with all this touching.

Reader's note: Recorded for Help Somalia in return for a contribution by the author, heeroluva

Crossposted to: amplificathon

SPN Podfic: Long Term Consequences (GEN)

Title: Long Term Consequences, by Oscared
Author: Oscared
Reader: cookiemom6067
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: PG
Pairing: Gen
Length: 24:03
Long Term Consequences Download link: Sendspace

Summary: Only one person knows how to make it stop. From the age of 15, Sam has to deal with chronic pain.

Reader's note: Recorded for help_somalia in return for a contribution by khakigrrl

Crossposted to: spn_gen_podfics spn_cwrpfpodfic

One Million Moms-How So Stupid?

Quoting Washington Post article about Green Lantern's coming out:

"The One Million Moms website states: "Children desire to be just like superheroes. Children mimic superhero actions and even dress up costumes to resemble these characters as much as possible. Can you imagine little boys saying. 'I want a boyfriend or husband like the X-men?"

I really don't think it's all that new a concept that little gay boys want that. So yeah, million idiots. I CAN IMAGINE THAT.


This gives me a fandom-specific giggle

From Slate this morning:

The new Gallup poll numbers, which represent the five-day average of its daily surveys, show both Santorum and Gingrich knotted at 20 percent each.

In view of the incredible popularity of "knotting" fics in SPN fandom right now, this gave me an entirely fandom-specific giggle this morning. I wish they'd go knot each other and leave the rest of us alone...

Not that Mr. "Frothy Mix" is ever inclined to leave anyone alone - particularly women and LGBT people.


I have been so "not me" for a little more than a week. I'm slipping back into being depressed and it's a REAL up-hill battle to make myself do much of anything. Even reading fanfic online, something I really LIKE doing, is not that fun. I did get out of bed today. I did take a shower. I did make something for dinner for the family. Go me. woo hoo. I know that I need to move my playing piece off "start," so to speak. I feel like I have just a TON of "have to's" and "ought to's" and "should's" weighing me down, even though some of them are thing that I ACTUALLY WANT TO DO, just the fact that there's a "should" attached has me reacting with much less than sparkly enthusiasm. How have you overcome this yourself, if you're the sort of person that "shoulds all over (your)self?" I'm also feeling down because of how I look. I really have quite a lot of weight to lose. I feel lousy and I look worse. My son is getting married in May and I would really like to "lighten my load" before then. I have been on a lot of diet and exercise programs in my life, only to gain back (and more). I have had, up until a couple of years ago, a fairly stable (if still obese) weight. I know what I need to do (and HOW do I know!!!!), I just have no enthusiasm to do it! ARGH. My son and his fiancee are talking about moving out of state ultimately, and I don't begrudge these two liberal activist types from moving out of our decidedly ruby-red state (seriously, NO ONE bothers to campaign here), I hate the thought of not having them close. ("But, Sweetheart!!! If you're going to fight injustice, you have to be where the injustice is happening!!") Little birdies gotta fly, I know. Wow - this is pretty much "word salad" - sorry about that. LAME.