Dec 302011

As I’ve amply proven in the past, I am a fan of fan fiction, both reading and creating. This is admittedly a bit of an oddball opinion since amongst non-aficionados fan fiction is barely a step above furries on the scorn scale. There is good reason for that since 99.99% of the output in the realm of fan fiction is terrible. However, just because most of the output is terrible doesn’t mean all of it is terrible. In the interest of defending a form I’ve enjoyed, I’m going to start doing spotlight pieces on stories that I feel rise above the drek. To that end, for the inaugural entry in Fan Fiction Corner I’ll be looking at a small novel from the risible genre of Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley romance entitled Ghost of You.

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Aug 172011

I was talking about some point of Harry Potter errata with people in one of my usual haunts when somebody mentioned how much they’d like to see Ginny Weasley and Amy Pond be ginger and awesome together. Naturally this got me thinking and while it’s no where close to being complete, and I doubt I will bother to flesh it out, I wrote the following snippet at work today.
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Nov 172010

Kevin Pereira (@kpereira)
11/17/10 1:10 PM
Ali Velshi: Read a wiki or three before making statements about terrorism and the TSA, or STFU!! Come on AOTS. I’ll end you.
This is why I enjoy wasting spending time on Twitter, you occasionally see the host of an hour long light comedy program just light into a CNN reporter over the new TSA screening policies. Ever since the Internet first came around there was a lot of talk about how it “flattens” social structures, and I believe Twitter is the purest expression of that phenomenon.

Oct 232010

I’m standing here at an Umphrey’s McGee show, and I can see the Kevin Browning’s — Umphrey’s sound guy — Twitter feed. Why does this matter? Because I can see the tweeds I’ve sent today that mention him and the band. This makes me feel rather presumptuous, even though that’s one of the points of Twitter. Still, I don’t like being that guy who @ mentions every celebrity-type he follows in hopes of getting a response.

Oct 062010

another day, another RT from a member of sports media, if this keeps up I’ll stop bothering to highlight it on the blog.

Peter King (@SI_PeterKing)
10/6/10 8:46 AM
RT @shlincoln: The bigger point Peter, made by many I’m sure, is this Pats D is not that Pats D … Absolutely right. You all are right.

Aug 252010
Detroit Lions (@jschwartzlions)
8/25/10 11:37 AM
Just had the pleasure of meeting Joe Paquette, who walked 425 miles from Munising to AP. The loyalty of #Lions fans never ceases to amaze me

Speaking as a bitter, and highly burned, Lions fan, this is quite possibly the best bit of black comedy I’ve read in ages.