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Top 10 Signs You're Reading An MP Story
Stolen from many, most recently othercat.

10. Spike has daddy issues.

9. Giles has Ethan issues.

8. Xander mentions some sort of snack food at least once, and uses the interjection "Er..." when realistically he's much more likely to say, "Uh."

7. The word 'and,' when it appears in a non-humorous fic, will be the glue in a triple-decker sandwich, to whit "nice and polite and happy," "shift and creak and the world turned upside down," "creamy and smooth and shaped like a woman."

6. The letter D is conspicuously missing from the end of the word 'Xan' because the author's Spike/Xander-related output had mostly dwindled to nada before she ever realized that the lack of the precious D was somehow a fanon issue despite the fact that we've never seen Xander's nickname-from-his-friends written out on screen. But she's not bitter.

5. Sex is largely elided with either poetry or humor. Sometimes several pages worth of eliding, but it's still all slippery and avoidy and well-lubricated stuff.

4. Dirty talk is all about the innuendo. If somebody says 'Fuck me' they probably don't mean it literally.

3. Angel is lovingly abused by... pretty much everyone who walks past.

2. There's a kinky reference somewhere. Even if only in the author's head.

1. There's a note attached that says "Last updated in 2001. "

yseultdb

2006-01-21 01:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Parading my ignorance here. What does "MP" stand for? (And if you say MPoetess, I'll just quietly piss in the corner. 'Kay?)

mpoetess

2006-01-21 01:31 am (UTC) (Link)

*provides convenient and sanitary receptacle*

;-)

tx_cronopio

2006-01-21 02:14 am (UTC) (Link)

Re #1. SNORF. I love your stories.

And yseultdb? I do stuff like that all the time. *hands you a tissue*

mpoetess

2006-01-23 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

;-) I feel the 'last updated 3 years ago' note adds an entertaining element of suspense.

sarabi

2006-01-21 02:19 am (UTC) (Link)

OK, I admit my ignorance.

I had to go look up the word 'elided'. I'm sorry. :-(

OT - any chance of a retry on the "MP reads Small Fry" gig? I *SO* would love that. Or wasn't there mention of a podcast-type thing? I'd pay for that!

Hugs!

mpoetess

2006-01-23 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

The first time I saw it used to mean exactly the same thing (smoothing through the sex scenes in a fanfic) I had to go look it up too. ;-)

outsideth3box

2006-01-21 03:42 am (UTC) (Link)

#11. Laughs out loud during at *least* one sex scene.

Too fun!

mpoetess

2006-01-23 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Xander resembles that remark!

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mpoetess

2006-01-23 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Not a major one, but I've seen it on a number of people's pet peeve lists alongside Will/Wills, Glinda, and other much more openly fanon nicknames, and been left going 'We now have canon on how a shortening of someone's name was spelled?"