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An affirmation for [livejournal.com profile] kosaginolegion, [livejournal.com profile] dungeonwriter, [livejournal.com profile] dferguson, and anyone else out there who aspires to Make Stuff Up for fun and profit:

Maybe instead of saying, "you're not a fraud" to each other, we should say, "Yes you are! A con artist extraordinaire! In fact, you are pulling off the steal of the century by creating this completely made up THING and showing that it has value in an incredibly convincing way! You are making a Made Up Thing, Fantasy Whatever, In Your Head, Into Something That Will Look Like People Living Their Lives In A Room! or On Top of a Mountain! or in a desert or outer space or under the sea! If you keep at it, it will make people have weird dreams and maybe even make them choose specific real-life actions! They may even trade hard-earned dollars as a result of it, and as we all know, nothing makes anything more real than money! Go forth, young shyster, you liar, cheat and bullshit artist, and manufacture mass delusions!"

(Courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] ms_violet, by way of [livejournal.com profile] metaquotes.)
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Here's a little something to help take the bad taste out of the mouths of A:tlA fans disgruntled by the upcoming movie treatment: [livejournal.com profile] scdsam  has been creating a series of Avatar-themed bentos; Sam's lunchbending demonstrates not only creativity and humor but a knack for nailing character likenesses and expressions using the simplest of materials.

Aang. (Not vegetarian; egg--which has some canon defensibility; see "The Great Divide"--and crab proved too useful as sculpting materials.)

Note that this post will be updated to include any further entries in the series.

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During the course of a Fanficrant (community.livejournal.com/fanficrants/8042596.html) concerning anachronisms committed by younger writers of Watchmen fic, I happened to remark offhandedly that "(1970 and 1985, from the standpoint of the turn-of-the millennium generation) both fall within the Like So Before I Was Born Era, along with Shakespeare, tyrannosaurs, and zeppelins."

Be careful what you say in the earshot of fans: [livejournal.com profile] okelay   then demanded a fic involving all three.

[livejournal.com profile] xvmorganalefayv 
(after exacting a promise of future pie) thereupon complied. (One of the icons I'm going to have to get drawn up and installed, along with the Teal Deer, is an ox pulling a delivery cart full of Plot Bunny Chow.)


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