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So [personal profile] twentysomething and I go pretty far back. (We are celebrating our six year friend-aversary this fall, so apparently that means you should send us candy and iron, okay! Okay.)

Anyway, I don't know how many of you guys know this, but I was in a sorority in college. My sorority was not exactly typical to the mental picture most people probably have in their heads. Yes, there were a lot of sundresses. And drama. And drinking. And boys, which was not exactly my bag. But my sorority also had a deep streak of nerdiness. For example, one of my sorority sisters and I co-founded our college's Harry Potter Club, which had sorting ceremonies and Quidditch games and at one point the highest active membership number of any extracurricular club on campus. (Booyah.)

Another example: my sorority twin (i.e. we were in the same sorority family) was the kind of girl who had every single season of all 5 incarnations of Star Trek on DVD. She was (and is) awesome.

And then she took a little.

Five guesses as to who her little was. That's right, [personal profile] twentysomething, aka Princess Kate, aka my terrible fannish soulmate and best bro forever.

But I didn't know it then. And at that point I'd never met anyone fannish IRL who I didn't know on the internet first. And I'm not going to say Kate read like a norm (if you've ever met her or heard her open her mouth you would be quickly disabused of that happy notion), but she wasn't going around with a sign that said I READ GAY PORN ON THE INTERNET IF YA KNOW WHAT I MEAN AND I THINK THAT YA DO either. And there was no secret fangirl handshake (AND WHY DOESN'T ONE EXIST AND NOT LIKE THIS OKAY SOMETHING SECRET), but occasionally there would be a few stray telling comments. And I would think,  "...is she?"

(Do you ever do that with people you meet IRL? You have your fangirl suspicions, but you don't know for sure! How do you ask them without seeming like at total weirdo if you're wrong? Why is their no fandom Ann Landers for these fraught situations? "You are of my people, aren't you?" you try to say with your eyes. But it comes off more like, "I have something in my eye or possibly I'm hitting on you. Heeeey.")

And so for a few months we circled each other, suspecting but not sure. But then, one night, we were driving somewhere with my twin//Kate's big, and I have no idea how we got on the subject of Pirates of Caribbean, but we did, and I think it was me, but I said something under my breath about "Sparrington." (Yeah, do you remember Jack/Norrington back in the day? Good times, y'all, good times.)

And it was one of those moments that happens a lot in sitcoms or farces, that dawning mutual realization moment, standing up and pointing dramatically:

Person 1:YOU!
Person 2:YOU!
Person 1, still stuck on it: NO, YOU!
(etc., repeat as necessary)

And the rest is terrible history. I did ultimately end up quitting my sorority, but I will never regret joining, and a big reason why is because I met Kate. &Kate;



So why am I telling you this story, you might be wondering? Right, this is my really long way of saying that [personal profile] twentysomething is awesome and wrote a girl!Brendon/girl!Spencer sorority AU and IT IS THE FIC OF MY HEART FOR SO MANY REASONS and except for the part where none of it is true, it really really is true, and if you're into that sort of thing YOU SHOULD GO READ IT RIGHT NOW.
merelyn: yes, that is panda from skins hugging a giant fluffy cupcake pillow. (Default)
I haven't updated in forever (uh, hey!) but I have been awash in a sea of fangirls lately! (That sounds dirtier than it actually is, unfortunately.) Recent fangirl sightings below:

+ Last week I went with [personal profile] leupagus to meet [personal profile] ink_n_imp for a really cool speakeasy event at the Museum of the City of New York. And [personal profile] puckling came too! There was swing dancing, and very blue cocktails and it was one of those things that makes you glad to be living in New York City in the summer. (As opposed to sweaty and frizzy and irritated.)

+ At the last minute I decided to go up to Boston for [personal profile] ocelotspots's birthday shenanigans. Everyone was awesome about me randomly crashing the party, and I got to hang out with [personal profile] puckling and [personal profile] solarcat and [profile] likeaglass and [personal profile] ugasaiki and [personal profile] zeenell and [profile] heyjuuude too. And booze. Booze was there. Also, I got to watch a Kevin-centric episode of JONAS with [personal profile] solarcat, which was sweet because for some reason everyone else I know thinks the Jonas Brothers are lame or something. I have no idea where they get this.

(Oh yeah, did I mention I now <3 the JoBros? Anyone who knows me and my preteen taste in movies and music is probably not surprised that this happened eventually. I am the kind of person who went to a preview screening of Charlie St. Cloud and cried three times and who also thinks Zac Efron can actually act. And furthermore is convinced in my heart of hearts that this blind item is him and that he's secretly dating Lucas Grabeel from HSM. PLEASE LET IT BE TRUE, UNIVERSE.

Also! I'm totally into Bandom now too. Mull it. MULL IT. Or check my delicious for fic I'm reading, some Mike Carden/Kevin Jonas fic, some Panic! Brendon/Spencer stuff, and also some Inception and Sherlock.

The lesson learned in this parenthetical aside: shame is for the weak. Or for people who write 1776 fic.)

+ [profile] moonklutz IS COMING TO VISIT. LIKE TODAY. SHE PROMISED TO BRING ME ALL THE THINGS FROM CANADA. I AM MAKING HER A PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE PIE I INVENTED AM SO EXCITED. ALSO, I NEED TO START PERFECTING MY STRAWBERRY RHUBARB SHORTCAKE PIE FOR THE BROOKLYN PIE BAKE OFF IN NOVEMBER. WHY DO I WORK A LAME ASS JOB THAT DOESN'T INVOLVE MAKING PIE ALWAYS? GOOD QUESTION.

+ Also this weekend, [personal profile] leupagus and [personal profile] twentysomething are moving in finally (!!!) so I can start being their obnoxious third roommate ASAP. Seriously, their couch will have a groove for my ass. That's one of my goals for 2010. Ass-grooving their couch.

+ I need to get my coverage approved today- it's been a super annoying process thus far- but as soon as that goes through I am booking a plane ticket I can barely afford to go visit [personal profile] rageprufrock and [personal profile] zoetrope in London next month!

In conclusion: fangirls! \o/

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