Huh. I learned a new word today! “Id-fic.” Something that is satisfying on a deep and primitive level despite the fact that you A) recognize it is horrible or B) recognize that it is dreadfully ridiculous or C) are deeply ashamed that you enjoy it or D) all of the above.
Does not necessarily denote fan-fic, although I will suspect that fan-fic contains this in its purest and most concentrated form. (Anne Bishop comes immediately to mind on the published side, and we could make a big case for Jacqueline Carey. Hell, probably Twilight, too, now that I think of it.) Opinion is divided on whether it has to be bad, although I would imagine that one could write something very good and which was similarly satisfying for a segment of the population, and probably people do every day.
Jane Eyre and a number of other Gothic-style novels were referenced on one post, with the point that “Nice girl is repeatedly crapped on by life, triumphs over adversity, and Totally Wins In The End,” is pure id-fic for some. I’ll give ’em that one. Cindarella is an archetype for a reason, and I like this plot as much as anybody, preferably with a side-order of stomping Someone Who Was Mean To Me And Also Prettier But Definitely Mean into the ground, and ideally some My Ex Is Now Filled With Burning Regret And Also Syphilis*, which is why my iPad contains a great deal of Mercedes Lackey and ilk, held in reserve for certain times of month.
(Good? Of course it’s not good! What does “good” have to do with it? I read for pleasure, not so that I can whip out my reading list at parties. If I want self-improvement, I will take a yoga class.)
Anyway, this is a useful mental hook to hang things on, even as I step back from the Dark And Terrifying And Why Is Everything In Here Slightly Damp Places Of The Internet that seem to be attached to it.
*For proper wish-fulfillment, this should be contracted AFTER the relationship. Otherwise your id may need a round of meds.
44 thoughts on “So That’s What That’s Called!”
Mercedes Lackey is fluff. Fluff is not inherently bad!!
I just finished her book Gwenwhyfar a couple weeks ago. I love me some Lackey. If she counts as id-fic, so be it!
Oh man, as soon as you defined id-fic I thought “Twilight!” Hah! I’m somewhat embarassed that I enjoyed those books as much as I did, more because Bella is a horrible role model for teen girls than because of what anyone else thinks about them.
Not clear on what you might have in mind, Laila. Can you give us some more information?
The 2011 Frazier Canteen dinner & dance is SOLD OUT! If you’d like to be added to our mailing list next year, call (502) 753-5663.
Post writing is also a fun, if you be familiar with afterward you can write or else it is difficult to write.
Wonderful blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any recommendations? Many thanks!
I’ve always enjoyed this sort of writing. Smart and interesting, and much to look forward to! Thx
My partner and I stumbled over here by a different website and thought I might as well check things out. I like what I see so now i am following you. Look forward to looking at your web page repeatedly.
My husband and i were peaceful when Ervin could do his survey with the ideas he had out of your web pages. It’s not at all simplistic to just continually be freely giving strategies which many others may have been selling. And we all do know we’ve got the writer to appreciate because of that. The explanations you have made, the simple site navigation, the relationships your site help create – it’s mostly superb, and it is letting our son in addition to us imagine that the matter is thrilling, which is highly essential. Thank you for everything!
I genuinely enjoy reading through on this website , it has got superb content . “Something unpredictable but in the end it’s right, I hope you have the time of your life.” by Greenday.
Thanks for the suggestions you have shared here. Additionally, I believe there are a few factors that really keep your insurance premium down. One is, to consider buying automobiles that are inside the good directory of car insurance firms. Cars that are expensive will be more at risk of being lost. Aside from that insurance is also in accordance with the value of the car, so the more expensive it is, then the higher the particular premium you have to pay.
Great site you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics talked about in this article? I’d really like to be a part of community where I can get feedback from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Appreciate it!
Some genuinely nice and utilitarian information on this internet site, besides I think the style has got good features.
After I initially commented I clicked the -Notify me when new feedback are added- checkbox and now each time a remark is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any method you may take away me from that service? Thanks!
Hello, Neat post. There’s a problem along with your web site in web explorer, may test this… IE still is the marketplace chief and a good element of other people will omit your magnificent writing due to this problem.
Apologies to your substantial look at, although Now i am truly adoring the latest Microsoft zune, and anticipation this particular, together with the excellent reviews several other a lot of people crafted, will assist you assess if simple fact is that answer you’re looking for.
May I just say what a relief to find an individual who actually knows what they are talking about on the internet. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people ought to look at this and understand this side of your story. It’s surprising you aren’t more popular since you most certainly possess the gift.
i’d be busy again carrying out some household decors this coming christmas, i’d be acquiring some new decors for the season”
I admit, I have not been on this weblog in a extended time, on the other hand it was joy to find it again. It is such a crucial subject and ignored by numerous, even pros! I thanx for helping to produce individuals more aware of these problems. Just fantastic stuff as per usual!
Due to this blog I deepened my knowledge.
My developer is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the costs. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on several websites for about a year and am nervous about switching to another platform. I have heard good things about blogengine.net. Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress content into it? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I can hardly believe how lucky I am that I visited such a well-written blog.
Good short article! This anything that I normally want to see.
Keep up the fantastic piece of work, I read few content on this website and I think that your website is really interesting and contains circles of great information.
Can any one let know me that is there any on the net classes for SEO, as I want to learn more regarding SEO.
Hey man, .This was a terrific page for such a tough topic to talk about. I appear forward to reading extra fantastic posts like this one. Thanks
What’s up everyone, it’s my first pay a quick visit at this web page, and post is actually fruitful designed for me, keep up posting these types of articles.
Hi to every one, the contents present at this web page are actually amazing for people experience, well, keep up the nice work fellows.
Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this information. Today bloggers publish only about gossips and web and this is actually annoying. A good blog with interesting content, this is what I need. Thanks for keeping this site, I will be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can’t find it.
Please add more videos related to cooking if you have, for the reason that I wish for to learn more and more regarding all recipes of cooking.
I got this site from my pal who shared with me about this web page and now this time I am browsing this website and reading very informative posts here.
Have you ever considered about including a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is valuable and everything. However think of if you added some great photos or video clips to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and videos, this site could undeniably be one of the greatest in its field. Awesome blog!
Excellent blog right here! Additionally your site quite a bit up very fast! What host are you using? Can I am getting your affiliate hyperlink for your host? I wish my web site loaded up as quickly as yours lol
There is certainly noticeably a bundle to comprehend this. I assume you have got created certain great points in functions also.
A lot of thanks for the time to possess had these issues together on this web site. Emily and i also really considerably loved your suggestions through your very own articles with certain points. I understand that you have numerous demands in your own timetable hence the fact that an individual like you took just as significantly time like you did to steer men and women truly like us by this short article is also highly loved.
Very good information. Lucky me I came across your website by chance (stumbleupon). I have saved as a favorite for later!
Okay this YouTube video is much better than last one, this one has fastidious picture feature as well as audio.
themselves, especially taking into consideration the reality which you might have done it in the event you ever decided. The pointers also served to supply an excellent solution to
I¡¦ve recently started a site, the information you provide on this website has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work.
You should be a part of a contest for one of the most useful blogs on the web. I’m going to recommend this website!Also check out my latest Youtube video right here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SQEVgYeJ3M and please let me know what you think about it.
Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am impressed! Very useful information particularly the last part 🙂 I care for such info much. I was looking for this particular information for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.
I simply could not go away your website before suggesting that I really enjoyed the usual information an individual supply on your guests? Is going to be again often in order to check up on new posts
Hello,I’m sure yuor web blog could very well be having browser compatibility issues.Right after explore your blog post in Safari,it looks fine howevere, if opening in I.E.,an incredibly relaxing some overlapping issues.I merely wanted have a quick manages! In addition to that,excellent site!
I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here.