Now I have a lot of title to choose from! Oh, did you think I was doing some serious librarian research? No, I was just wondering what I should read next, after finishing Clan of the Cave Bear. Also, I am interested in what books my dash people love. Thank you for sharing even though I posted it a weird time the first go. I will have to compile the answers into a nice list.
When you finish a big hobby-related project and feel empty and realize that it did nothing to make your life less of a waste but merely distracted you from the fact that you continue to make no progress towards becoming a worthwhile member of society.
For what it is worth, my idea of a worthwhile member of society, that is, the sort of person I am supposed to be:
- more interested in reality than fantasy
- career more important than hobbies
- lots of interpersonal relationships that give life meaning
- thinks towards the future and sees more than just terror, boredom, and manga releases
- would gladly have no material pleasures in life in order to save up as much of my meager salary as I possibly can to move out of my parents basement even if all I can afford is to rent a room in some stranger’s basement
- isn’t loaded down with student loan debt
- doesn’t feel like the best part of the day is over after I eat breakfast
I am none of these things.
(or your top 5 if you can’t narrow it down)
This might be arrogant of me, but I think I’d like to try my hand at original fiction. Maybe I could work on developing my post-human extinction demon apartheid bodyguard AU as original. It really had nothing to do with the series that inspired it. I feel a little bad about using up what was my most epic BertAnnie idea, but the characters would still have that kernel of inspiration.
I love writing fanfiction but I am at a place where I am into too many fandoms and too many characters and ships to choose which of them to write about, so maybe it is time to try my own thing. In the interest of not having to narrow my focus in fandom. Now that my trio series is done, I have no idea what to do next. More BertAnnie? Jearmin fairy tale AU? Erwin, Levi, Hange focused mangaka AU? Nanaba-centric canon backstory? Try writing for a different fandom? Work on one of my abandoned WIPs?
I don’t know what to do.
warriorprose said: You intimidate the bejesus out of me. You are smart and quick-witted and brutally attractive. Half the things you mention to me in conversation, I have to look up because I don't want you to think I'm dumb.
I pose no actual threat to your bejesus—is that a singular or the plural of bejesu, by the way?—and you, of all people who follow me have the least recourse to be intimidated by me since you have experienced firsthand the true depths of my geekdom, dorkdom, and nerddom (and read my explanation of the differences between the three). I am flattered by your compliments. Smart and quick-witted I may be, but it hasn’t won me any accolades and I am pretty sure our classmates thought I was a dullard and now they all have better jobs than me. As for the attractiveness, I suggest it is time for your regular eye exam. The glaucoma test (puff in the eye) is far more intimidating than me.
And the references aren’t really anything highbrow, just so dumb and useless only I would bother storing them in memory. Where other people keep things relevant to their jobs and interpersonal relationships, I keep a trove of pop-cultural esoterica and other non-essential information. I do not mean to be abstruse and I certainly do not mean for my abstrusity to cause intimidation.
The gif is obviously unrelated; I just like Mr. Snrub.