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.
Anonymous asked: Man re-reading Eights and Tens is a trip. It something I'd pick up in a store. I'd even like to know what happens to these people without the body-swap angle. But, I'm glad we got a glimpse into their lives for even a little while. Thanks, TMF.
Eights and Tens: Chapters 1-11 PDF (Fixed Link) -
Now it’s actually accessible. :)
formergophers answered your question: formergophers replied to your post: Hi I also get…
Yup…that one works!
Sweet. Thanks for your help!
14sarah said: oh god! i miss this story.
Likewise. Ugh. Hopefully, someone will turn up with the blog excerpts.
formergophers replied to your post: Hi I also get a 403 error for eights and tens. It…
The link you just posted doesn’t work. But the actual links on the “works” page do now.
So confused. Does this link work?