I've had a bad week.
I've had a bad month
I have four computers in my room - four
! four computers! - and none of them is entirely functional. Two of them are completely dead, one of them I swear just sits there and mocks me
and the fourth isn't of use when writing papers. All I want is a computer, at my desk, where I can write papers. Instead, I've got an adorably retro G3 PowerPC with only a Gmail Compose Message window as a word processor. I'm cursed
. I've been joking that I'm all you need to defeat Skynet: just sit me down with it and within a few months the entire network will be bricked.
Then there's school
. Don't even get me started.
In an attempt to Make The Pain Stop I've been absorbing as much Merlin
fic as I can. Mostly because it's a show mostly about cheerful people being happy. The fic can be silly, it can be sweet, it can be creepy, it can do Heroes
better than Heroes
, and some of it? Some of it's not even slash
It's been fun watching fandom drink the Merlin
kool-aid, and I think - I think
- for me the Merlin
fandom has reached a crack-filled maturity. Why? I found my first Merlin zombie!AU
Aside from being hilarious, and mentions of zombie cows and
zombie Tennyson (♥), Merlin says, "“I prefer laughing to crying,”
and that right there is why I watched the show. It's a show with darkness (it's set in a world barely a generation out from genocide where difference is punishable by public execution, fer crissake) but it's never a terribly dark show. The class clown of fandoms, maybe. But there certainly aren't many shows where people laugh so much, and so guilelessly. *There's got to be a model for mapping the length of time from a show's premiere to the first zombie!AU with a correlation to the level of crack on the show and in fandom.