Sunday, February 6, 2011

COMMENTARY: Fanfiction has taken over my fucking life!

I used to clean one or more rooms of my house everyday. This rarely happens anymore. It's presentable, but don't look too closely. This is not to say I've conquered my OCD about the house being clean, but the draw to read fanfiction overrides the draw to clean my house obsessively. That means I am stressing about my house looking like shit (because in my eyes it does), but I continue reading. Is there a pill for this?


I used to watch TV and Netflix movies. Yup, that's now a thing of the past. And since I'm the sugar-mama around here, it chaps my ass that I pay the DirecTV and Netflix bills and I don't even watch TV. My RL friends think I'm whacked because I haven't seen Modern Family or Glee. Meh. What-the-fuck-ever.


I used to read magazines like Living the Country Life, Better Homes & Gardens, and Midwest Living. I still subscribe to them but I haven't read an issue in months. I recently started going through the Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma catalogs. Get this - I had stopped looking at those when they came in the mail and that's just fucking crazy! I love those stores!


I used to be my neighborhood's answer to Martha Stewart. In the summer of 2009 I had a fabulous garden filled with tomatoes, peppers, onions, corn, strawberries, raspberries, asparagus, herbs, garlic, peas, beans, carrots, rhubarb, and other stuff I can't recall. Some of these veggies, like the tomatoes and herbs, I started from seed with grow lights and whatnot. I made pies and canned salsa. In the summer of 2010 AFF (after fanfiction), I planted 7 tomato plants and weeded once. I did read a lot of fanfiction on the deck while sipping wine or martinis.


Our family went camping in August 2010. I brought along the laptop and wireless internet aircard so I could read fanfiction. What is a vacation on the beach if you're not reading your favorite stories? I also learned that it's tough reading a laptop while lying in the sun; that damn screen just isn't bright enough. I'm definitely getting an e-reader before next summer!


I now plan my vacation days around meeting my fellow Twitards and fich00rs. I have been to Forks once and am going back in September. Can't. Fucking. Wait. And yes, I'll be gone on my wedding anniversary again. Sorry hubs, you understand right?


I could go on and on with this...How has your fanfiction addiction changed your life?

7 comments:

TwiKiwi50 (prev I_heart_Fifty) said...

Great post! So true! My fan fiction addiction has definitely not helped slow the development of my RSI... all that scrolling!

I go to bookclub every month and make up excuses as to why I haven't read anything. Again. Thank gawd this time it's been three months and I read the Hunger Games. Thank god they're printed matter, I won't have to lie through my teeth this week.

I flove this blog. Good on you, Sugar-Mama xx

Twi-Lin said...

Micki we are such true twi-fic-sisters! I am right there with you! I'm also a Sugar-Mama with messy house and you always know I'm reading something. I am glad you started this blog. We do like similar stories! Love ya bunches! Mwah!

Chloe Cougar said...

Micki - are you my American alter-ego? I sooo hope I can meet with you in Forks this year - I feel a kindred spirit thing going on...

CC x

Livindol said...

I'm exactly the same only without the vegetable garden..no green thumb here! lol...you are one sweet girl and I am so happy we all share the same twi fic addiction...it's the glue that holds us together! I don't know what it is about these characters that have taken over our lives, but I'm so glad we found them and each other. Luv u to pieces girl!!

Rob's hand monkey said...

God I am so glad I am not alone!
I get chewed out for not knowing what is going on in the outside world. I don't watch TV at all anymore...I would rather read. Read until I am blinded and my vision gets all blurry..then I take a break be it short...till the words are able to be visible again and I can take up where i left off...housecleaning...just the necessities...dishes, cook, laundry...if someone knocks...I freak! lol....
I am so glad I am not alone in my addiction!

TongueTwied said...

2010 AFF <-----LOVE THAT!!! LOL

I was reading FF on my phone on the beach last year--sun glare sucks! I've read it at an indoor concert on my phone. At a concert!!!! Who does that? Apparently I do.

I've let tv and stuff fall to the side too.

I guess you already knew you weren't alone in this, right? You're not. :)

Sunny C or just plain C said...

This describes my life too. In fact, I'm trying to weam myself a bit. My hubs & gardens were neglected last year. :-(

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