I Blame the Dutch (mpoetess) wrote,
I Blame the Dutch

Sometimes it takes a second look...

Sometimes a third. I'm not sure how many times I've read this -- two or three already, I'm sure. But I saw it today, and... just saw it. You know?

Benaresq says:

There is no way that darkfic is more "mature" than than the less cynical kind. I think it's often easy for pessisimists to gain the intellectual high ground over optimists, and make them feel naive. This truth about life seems to translate into fandom. Writing darkness is not wiser or truer or more real than writing love stories.

Humour is so badly underrated in this fandom: so many of the fics I've read take themselves absurdly seriously. I"ve never understood why tragedy is frequently considered to be higher art than comedy. Either is equally difficult to do well. And writing joy or euphoria is the hardest thing of all, far harder than sorrow.

Tags: fic-meta, writing
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