Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Anonymous said: hi, again, (yes, same anon) so now that TMF has completely destroyed my ability to deal with below-par faberry fic, do you wonderful, helpful people have other writers (faberry, preferably) that have affected you all in the same way or comparably? there's so much CRAP out there. and now i'm ruined. (also, must be said, only watched Glee a few times and was never part of the fandom, but there's omething about this pairing that's completely delicious.

Hello again!

There’s actually a page of this blog devoted to fics TMF recommended while she was around here. A lot of it’s Faberry, but it covers a bunch of Glee ships.

That should definitely get you started. :)

Anonymous said: Do you happen to remember what urls tmf had? I was going down a weird little memory lane and realised I couldn't remember. It's been forever since I thought about it but it's weirdly bugging me that i can't recall at all

Hmm…I just went through everything in my Drive, and these were the urls used.

  • Thememoriesfire
  • itsoverwithoutyou
  • tumfs

I feel like I’m missing…two…possibly. But maybe not.

Then there was her separate blog for Eights and Tens (url: eightsandtens), and she also had another page at allthisthatisDOTnet, but I don’t really know what that was about/this is where my knowledge fails.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Anonymous said: okay, since the world TMF created with TSS was so unbelievably compelling (and i'm talking about all drafts and iterations) i am now completely obessed with the dynamic between quinn and rachel. How can I possibly make the switch to her other epic that centers on santana and rachel? i truly want to let go and enjoy it but i'm having trouble letting go of the deep place tmf took us all to in TSS.help a sister out? opinions? thoughts?

I get this.

I mean, I basically had the same issue. I read TSS and was like, “Yup. This is it. No other fic can compare.” And so, for a very long time, I didn’t even consider reading ECFC—especially since it dealt with pairings I was not particularly partial to.

But here’s the thing: When I started this blog, people would want to talk to me about ECFC, some referring to it as her “master work” (if their can be such a thing). So I found myself in this position where I had to trust that ECFC was going to be just as satisfying and fascinating and compelling as TSS, and just go for it. Because, honestly, how could I run a TMF appreciation blog without reading ECFC?

With this said, I read TSS and ECFC about a year or so apart. I had also went through and read a lot of TMF’s smaller stories at this point which kind of took me out of the TSS mindset.

Still, I found parts of ECFC frustrating because I was not used to reading Quinn straight and basically wanted Faberry to happen even though I knew it wouldn’t (but can you blame me?).

But bottom line: you’ve got to trust, not only that ECFC is good and will be enjoyable, but that it will take you to just as deep of a place as TSS, if not deeper because of how much more thorough and complete ECFC is as a story in comparison to TSS. 

(When you do start reading it: I actually wrote chapter reactions on my personal blog after an Anon requested it, if you’re interested.)

(Also, not that it matters, but is this the same Anon from yesterday?)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Anonymous said: is tmf anywhere at all on the internet? under a different name? writing a novel? available by email? TSS is probably the best fanfic i've ever read.

As far as I know, the answer to all of your questions is no.  I mean, I would think/hope that she’s writing something because, yeah, she’s pretty amazing, but…there’s no way to know. :/

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Anonymous said: hi, i was looking at your dropbox and i noticed that access to a lot of downloads has apparently been disabled?

Hello!  Firstly, sorry about that!  Dropbox has changed the way they share folders making it more about sharing them with individuals than with the public.

For that reason, I have moved everything onto a Google Drive.  Everything should work fine from there.

Secondly, thank you for bringing that to my attention. :)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Anonymous said: Hi, I haven't known Tumfs for a long time but I think she (?) used to published skins fics on fanfiction net. Would you happen to know if there are any other skins fic besides the ones up on AO3? Thanks!

I think she did, yes.  However, I never really have been a part of the Skins fandom (mainly because I haven’t had a chance to watch it), so I can’t say for sure because I was never really concerned with those fics.  I do remember TMF taking down some Skins fics for very specific reasons when she “left” the Skins fandom, but it’s a very vague memory, so I have assume what’s on AO3 is all the fic that there is.  If not, maybe a follower can help you out. :)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Anonymous said: re: AoCC -- there was never talk re: legal repercussions for QiF's actions. the fic was looking at the *moral* implications of the deception Quinn committed (with Finn's blessing, initially) -- and on how much intent does, or should, matter in judging whether Quinn's choices were right/wrong. anyway, actual spoilers: [cont]

Shelby & Beth return, causing Rachel to freak out and QiF to click with her in ways Finn could not have; FiQ comes out to Judy, Santana becomes a real friend to Q; post-swap Rachel finally realizes what was going on, punches Quinn, says she never wants to see her again; Quinn either wants to or tries to kill herself again, Sam talks her through it; the end was just flat-out depressing for all parties. (this was all posted in an outline on tumblr at some point btw!)

Fantastic!  Thank you for sharing what you remember. :)

I remember that outline and that’s where most of what I remember came from, but, as we can see, I couldn’t remember all of it.  Now, if only someone had saved that outline in its entirety….dang.

Thank you again!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Anonymous said: the original 'and isn't this' was written sometime in june or july, i think. i don't know if it was ever posted on ffnet or just to tumblr. the rewrite took place in nov/dec 2011.

Thank you for filling in the blanks!  Hope that helps the other anon. :)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Anonymous said: hello! i was wondering if you or the followers have any idea when "these strange steps" was originally published on FF (or even on tumfs tumblr, since i wasn't aware of the work back then)

Hello! I am going to try to answer your question.

I started following TMF back in late 2011, and she was then in the middle of rewriting And isn’t this exactly where you like me, which would later become These Strange Steps.  She published the rewrite as she wrote it, so it started coming to FF in mid to late 2011.

However, if you are asking about its first form, And isn’t this exactly where you like me, I will have to defer to my followers because I wasn’t following TMF at that time.

Hope that helps!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Anonymous said: Hi there! Thank you for putting up tumfs' work! Could you re-upload the link for "tmf: on Quinn & stripping", please?

Well, you are welcome!  I sure can fix that link! For some reason the link under the Works section stopped working, but the document was always in the Dropbox.  Weird.  Anyway, I fixed the page, so you can access it from that link, straight from the Dropbox, or here. Enjoy!