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Goggles

I do not know what is up with my present supply of Subtext Goggles (TM). I think they have become sentient and have either begun playing dice, or else devised a very complex sorting algorithm to determine which pair will apply itself to my vision at any given time (or maybe fandom).

From my new (and very enthusiastic) interpretation of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, I deduce that I have acquired a pair of Asexual Goggles. Given that certain formerly favoured (or at least liked/tolerated) ships have been doing more sinking than sailing lately, I further suspect that I picked up a pair of Aromantic Goggles somewhere as well. Admittedly, these are nearest to my own perspective, so perhaps it is logical for me to have invested in the appropriate pairs of Subtext Goggles . . . until, that is, we consider that most of my nominally preferred ships are M/M which is . . . not an orientation with which I have personal experience.

And then, just last week, I finally read Mansfield Park (the one remaining novel of Jane Austen's that I had not yet read) and was struck with an urge to ship Fanny/Edmund/Mary. Which just boggles the mind, because I can't imagine how a Regency-Era threesome could possibly work out; I daresay my imagination is rather limited in this respect. (And yet. This is a novel with a sodomy joke.) Still. OT3 Goggles? Apparently.

ETA: Edmund. Not Edward. Because I am an idiot, or something. :P

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lost_spook
Jan. 14th, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
You have Random Pairing Generator goggles now, perhaps? You probably put yours down in a comm and picked up someone else's. I think that happens a lot round here. (I'm not sure whose I've got at the moment, or if my current ones came with a small print warning that strange things would happen if I was foolhardy enough to watch too much David Collings in stuff.)

There's always the brain bleach, but the side-effects can be so drastic, can't they?

And I am sure I have at least seen Fanny/Edmund (you meant Edmund, yes?)/Mary requested for Yuletide. It might have been written, you never know. And what did you think of Mansfield Park? So many people don't like it, so I'm interested, being a strange person who actually does enjoy reading it - and I even like Fanny, too. (I can't hate her; I think I was her at age 15. But always a little crazier, admittedly.)

:-)
fog_shadow
Jan. 26th, 2012 09:15 pm (UTC)
Edmund! Yes, of course that is what I meant. I really ought to be able to keep my Eds straight, having played one once in King Lear. (Our good Mr. Edmund Bertram would not have approved, of course, but we live in different times.)

Hmm. Well, I've been on tumblr and TV Tropes lately---those are probably both goggle free-for-alls. I suppose I could have picked up pretty much anything from either of them. Fortunately, the present excitement hasn't yet made serious inroads in my supply of brain bleach (although that may not say much, since I stocked up after an incident with Tongue Slip Goggles a month or two ago). ;) I'll have to go have a look at AO3's Mansfield Park offerings, though. Thanks for the suggestion!

And thank you, by the way, for the Doctor Who recs; I did catch the first episode or two of Unearthly Child before my sources died on me; I'll definitely undertake to get into the rest. I actually did watch War Games before I started on Three . . . which was rather fortuitous, since I had stumbled across a fic a couple years earlier that was a crossover with Torchwood (to the extent that counts as crossover) and Lord Peter Wimsey---No Man's Land on AO3, if you haven't seen it/are curious.
lost_spook
Jan. 26th, 2012 09:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, good! I suddenly realised that between a few things, I had rather spammed you with comments, some of them EPIC so I'm relieved that you didn't run away thinking I was a crazy person. (Well, I am, but mostly harmless, and at a safe distance from you, I'm pretty sure.) ;-D Anyway, glad you got the recs! (Hmm, yes, NOT a good week for obtaining TV by certain means *cough*, really, yes.) And I don't think I've seen the fic - I'll have to take a look, so thanks.

Tongue Slip Goggles sound kind of contortionist somehow. Hmm. Mind, when I first glanced at this post on my flist, I thought you said Aromatic Goggles, which would be another thing again. I don't know how that would work. Maybe it would be the same thing as rose-tinted ones?

Oh, and I had a feeling I'd seen something in Yuletide this year - http://archiveofourown.org/works/301730?view_adult=true (It's labelled Fanny/Mary, but the description sounds as if it's heading to a threesome.) And, :lol: Fanny and Edmund exploring the internet... Heh.
lost_spook
Jan. 26th, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, and everybody blames TV Tropes for everything, so it's bound to be down to that. Mystery solved. ;-)

ETA: And, whoops, I replied too quickly & forgot to say the important thing, which is that I'm so pleased you liked what you saw of Unearthly Child. I love all of DW (as was probably evident from my long list of recs) but I do have an especial fondness for the original TARDIS team and their long, accidental adventure. And it's often hard to rec them as people just don't seem to have the proper enthusiasm for B&W TV that is nearly 50 years old, dammit! (:lol:)

Edited at 2012-01-27 05:50 pm (UTC)
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