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25 April 2010 @ 08:51 am
I need to find someone else to talk to about this.  
Sometimes, when I forget where I am and have had more than one glass of pinot noir, I confide in my husband about some of my fannish pursuits. I know this is a Very Bad Idea, because although he thinks it's amusing at the time, he teases me about it later something fierce. And although he admits to playing Dungeons and Dragons at age fourteen, somehow what I do is dorky.

I'll describe one such time.

(I'm blathering on about my exchange fic, telling him the dramatic structure behind it and the plot that I thought was pretty good, considering, and he looks at me with a blank expression.)

Him. What? I don't know what you're talking about.

Me. (Indignant) Yes, well, there's a whole subculture out there of people who DO know what I'm talking about.

Him. Mmmhm. We have words to describe them. Twelve-step programs, restraining orders, ankle monitors, offender lists, therapist's couches...

Me. Shut UP.

Grab your torch and pitchforks, girls. He's talking about US. ;)
I am:: the settee
I feel:: cheerfulcheerful
I hear:: Call of Duty. Still.
seegrim: glee!seegrim on April 25th, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
Uh huh. Paul's no better. Didn't he pretty much call us pathetic when we were trying to think up a name for the writing journal? (And know what? He played D&D, too.)

Carrie Leigh: Blah blah blah blahologistcarrie_leigh on April 25th, 2010 01:55 pm (UTC)
DORKS. The both of them.
seegrimseegrim on April 25th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC)
Couldn't have said it better. *g*
maureenmaureen on April 25th, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC)
I am very, very careful about who I gush to about these sorts of things. The LOOKS people give you. And the teasing from the ones who love you, yep.

They just don't know what they are missing.
Carrie Leigh: baseball hatcarrie_leigh on April 25th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
I agree wholeheartedly.
The Mellifluous Leaper 182: Hamster - Roar!leaper182 on April 25th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
Did you hit him with a pillow?

It would be a nice declaration of war. :D
Jessica K Malfoy: hp: never heard of HPjessicakmalfoy on April 25th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
Girl. I KNOW!!!! When I asked my mom if she'd babysit for Dragon Con she got hysterical with laughter & said "your face doesn't looked as flushed as it should" and then asked if I was going to go play cardboard swords with the kids in the park >:(

Sometimes at work I will be working on a fanfic or RPGing & when my coworkers ask what I'm doing, I'll have a moment of Very Bad Judgement and tell them. I get seriously made fun of after that. As if they aren't dorky in their own way!!!
Mala13oct on April 25th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
*winces* There is a reason why I keep RL and fandom very far apart. I love you guys, and my D/G but well, fandom love is not received too well RL for me. *snorts* They don't know what fun they are missing!
Sharlene: Ever Wondrous! by jennymalfoymynuet on April 25th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
The hoi polloi just don't understand us literary and creative types.
nbaekernbaeker on April 25th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
... Brent makes fun of me, but at the same time, he does help me beta my fics, so that's something at least.
sue_bridehead on April 25th, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's a typical response. I barely read my original short stories to my husband (which have been known to confuse him because he doesn't understand the style of short stories, as in 'sometimes there isn't closure'). I would never try to explain my fanfics to him. Not that he would tease me, but he would be completely baffled. He only watches the HP movies, so it would be pointless.

I do share with my daughter sometimes. She sort of gets them but is at a loss to why Draco and Ginny would be falling in each others' arms. *sigh*
O Demanding One: Urs: Life Is Boring Without Meheyurs on April 25th, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)

Oh, gosh, even Y'ALL make fun of how I deal with the world you created. *g* Myn has to remind me every so often, "Urs, honey, they aren't real." That upsets me. *cackles*

NK for the win! He tickles me so! ;)