Anonymous asked: Remember when it was all laughs that Tumfs predicted that Nationals Senior Year would be "Paradise by the Dashboard Light"? And if I recall correctly weren't there bits and pieces of the planned sequel to AoCC that had Quinn with red/auburn hair? What I'm saying is WITCHCRAFT. I'm kidding. But for real, clairvoyant.
I know, right? It’s pretty crazy.
kitfah replied to your post: kitfah replied to your post: Sometimes I get so…
Embarrassing confession: I’m incapable of deleting her old messages from my inbox. :/
Totally understandable. I can’t either. It’s just weird.
bucephalusthegreat asked: Awww man. I got so sad when I read the new (old?) commentary. I miss waking up to unadulterated, hilarious sass on my dash each morning.
Same, bro. Same. TMF’s sass was something else.
TMF Text Posts and Eights and Tens Commentary -
Texts posts and excepts taken directly from TMF’s blog.
belafreakingtalbot replied to your post: kitfah replied to your post: Sometimes I get so…
i read tmf’s stuff as it was being released, but i only got into tumblr after she’d already left, and now i’m really sad that i never got to see any of that
That really is a shame, not gonna lie. However, in a few moments, I’m going to have a few of TMF’s texts posts and commentary about Eights and Tens and other things, in the dropbox.
Someone was kind enough to email stuff to me a couple of weeks ago…I forgot about them for awhile… UNTIL TODAY, obviously.
Anonymous asked: what is this box of robots mentioned earlier?
TMF used to reblog pictures of these little guys all the the time.
kitfah replied to your post: Sometimes I get so sad that we won’t be able to…
She was my favorite blog to follow, I even miss the box robots :´(
I miss the box robots soooo much. Whenever one randomly shows up on my dash, I get so many feels. It’s ridiculous. :/
Anonymous asked: Sometimes I get so sad that we won't be able to read new works by TMF :~ It's not even about fanfiction, which she was so good at, but anything written by her - from those witty posts that made me crack up and pretty much hate Glee's non-character development to Eights and Tens and other literature comments. I'd really really like to know if she's posting stuff somewhere.
I know what you mean, man. I think most of the people feel the same way. It’s like, we miss the writing of TMF, sure, but I think we miss TMF’s commentary just as much, if not more.
I’d like to think that she’s posting stuff somewhere, but we’ll never really know. That’s okay too.
bucephalusthegreat asked: Indeed, TMF did recraft AIT into TSS because she didn't feel that the original story did Faberry justice and she wanted to write what she considered to be a "realistic" version of Faberry (in contrast to say "I'll Be" or "Off the Key of Reason"). In fact, IBTTRY was a reaction piece to TSS because she needed to write something to "cheer herself up" after all the heavy crap in TSS. TMF never really hated Faberry (she was writing an AOCC Faberry sequel when she left), just the Faberry/Achele fans.
Exactly. No further comment needed.
Anonymous asked: Is it true that tmf hates Faberry now and wrote these strange steps to mock the Faberry shippers?
The short answer to this question is I don’t think so.
The long answer is that I am not going to say “No” because I can’t say for sure either way, but I am going to offer up some explanation. I discovered TMF’s blog relatively late in the game, so I’m not going to pretend to be one hundred percent sure of any of this.
As you may or may not know, TSS is the renovated/evolved version of the fic And Isn’t This Exactly Where You’d Like Me (AIT). I discovered TMF’s blog when she was in the middle of this renovation. At the time, it seemed to me that TMF was more frustrated with the Faberry fandom than the idea of Faberry, and the argument could even be made that she was frustrated with fandom in general than anything.
Additionally, the argument has been made—by someone on this blog, in fact—that TSS was written solely as an exploration of Rachel’s character in preparation for TMF writing Rachel’s portion of ECFC.
I respectfully disagree with this notion for several reasons. For example, as methodical as TMF was/is, constructing and executing a 100K+ narrative like TSS for characterization practice alone seems a bit excessive. This explanation also doesn’t take into account other Faberry works like the Intersex Trilogy and IBTTRY.
With that said, even if that were true, because of the way TMF crafts fics, I sincerely doubt that she would take the time to renovate AIT into TSS just to make fun of some shippers. In fact, from what I can recall from her blog, TMF began the TSS renovation because she felt that the story as it was did not tell the story she wanted it to tell.
Of course, none of this addresses how TMF actually felt and currently feels about Faberry as a pairing, and, frankly, I don’t think I know enough about TMF to say anything for sure. I am pretty sure she preferred Pezberry to Faberry, and think most people would agree with that assessment. But I’ve always seen TMF as more of a problem-solver anyway. That is to say, she could and would take any pairing, write something for it, and make you believe in it. For her, it wasn’t about the ship or her “OTP”—it was about crafting a well-written story.
So, no, I don’t think that TMF hates Faberry now, and, no, I don’t think she wrote TSS to mock the Faberry shippers.
Again, take everything I’ve said with a grain of salt because I can’t say for sure, but I hope this answers your question. Also, sorry I took so long to respond, but this question was kind of important and scary. I had to work up to it.