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something truly radical
cough, cough *taps mike* Is this thing on?

Well. Just to start out, let me say that this is not an announcement that I’m going to stop doing LOLMacs; far from it. There will continue to be new LOLs up every weekday until I get tired of it or run out of ideas, and I don’t feel in imminent danger of either. Very far from it.

When I started this site, I never had any idea of it being anything other than an image gallery – I think of LOLMac as a daily single-panel comic, only with better eye candy. (insert salacious laugh)  I have occasionally made additional non-LOL posts, but I’m extremely reluctant to clutter it up with anything else, especially since there’s an unknown but fairly sizable number of people who follow the site by visiting it, and aren’t on the Friends list (including some who aren’t on LJ at all).

Speaking of which, to all and sundry: Friend at will, and comment at will; you don’t have to belong to LJ to comment. Comments are love.

However, I’ve decided to try something truly radical, namely, I’m going to occasionally write in this journal. (Don’t faint, now!) I’ll keep it uncluttered, no fear; any non-LOL posting will occur on weekends, and will subsequently be redated to a different calendar year, out of the way of the gallery. Having assembled all these screen caps, I don’t want to interrupt anyone who might be strolling through them, y'know?

As to what I’ll write about: mostly, it will be about writing, something I started doing not long after I started making LOLMacs. I’ve been a hell of a lot more shy about it, though. I’m trying to get past some of that shyness, and let people know about it who might be interested.

I write MacGyver fanfic; to date, I’ve written one novella, two novels, a mixed bag of drabbles, and I’m partway through my second short story. There are links to some of the titles on the right-hand side of the main LOLMac page – which isn’t seen by people on the Friends list here, since those folks see the LOLs on their own Friends pages.

I found out the last time I posted a LOL of Dexter [Fillmore, that is] that there was, in fact, a real gap between the folks who know about LOLMac and the folks who know about my fic – so I’m going to see about closing that gap. And if the endeavour meets with bored silence or embarrassed coughs, I can always go back to just doing LOLs. . . . so here goes!



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draco_somnians From: draco_somnians Date: 5th July 2009 20:23 (UTC) (Link)
So...the writing posts won't actually show up on our friends pages?

And if the endeavour meets with bored silence or embarrassed coughs - Not from this direction it won't! :)

Do you know if there are any comms on LJ where people post Mac fic?
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 5th July 2009 20:28 (UTC) (Link)
*pink* Thank you for the reassurance!

It took me a while to figure out just how LJ handles out-of-sequence and off-date posting, but it's actually really cool: the posts will show up on your Friends page, and anyone who looks at the main site on the weekend will see them. After I redate them, they'll go off into an archive, still online and findable but not breaking the sequence of the LOL images.

As for the notion of an LJ Macfic comm . . . At present, I know of none. So I've been contemplating that as well. Interested?
draco_somnians From: draco_somnians Date: 5th July 2009 20:33 (UTC) (Link)
Cool. Wouldn't want to miss anything. :)

Yeah I'm interested. Not sure how many people out there read or write Mac fic though. I only know of three. Lol. *g*
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 5th July 2009 22:45 (UTC) (Link)
Those three being you, me, and Lothi? There are certainly more readers -- somebody's leaving hits on my ff.net entries, after all. Pepper has written some melt-your-bones Mac/Sam porn (but not nearly enough).
draco_somnians From: draco_somnians Date: 5th July 2009 22:47 (UTC) (Link)
Yes those were the three...how could I have forgotten Pepper?? Lol! I love her Sam/Mac stuff! :D I don't use ff.net. I was under the inpression they don't allow adult fic.
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 5th July 2009 23:17 (UTC) (Link)
They do not allow adult fic, period. Fan Nation does, as long as it's clearly labeled; that's why the full version of "Boy Scout" is posted there, while ff.net only has the first scene. I've written "Deleted Scenes" in two of my longer works; the ff.net versions lack the extra scenes, although I have "Director's Cut" pdfs of the stories, and I'm slowly getting the uncensored versions up on Fan Nation. It could be worse, though -- MacGyver Online has language filters, and they're turned waaaay up.

In fact, I had been specifically thinking that it would be reeeeally nice to have an LJ comm for Mac porn -- especially if you and Pepper were both interested in cross-posting. And I've seen some fun comment fic with MacGyver and Daniel Jackson, which is (so far) the only MacGyver slash pairing I've ever seen that wasn't a really, really bad idea.
draco_somnians From: draco_somnians Date: 5th July 2009 23:29 (UTC) (Link)

I definitely be interested in cross posting. So kind of an "anything goes" comm as long as it's clearly labelled? It might work better if it weren't exclusively for porn.

I prompted a couple of Mac/Daniel in comment_fic. Lol. I also prompted a Mac/McKay...can't remember if it ever got written or not...

I do kind of get a slashy vibe from Mac sometimes...he just so tactile with everyone! Lol!
ankaret From: ankaret Date: 5th July 2009 20:26 (UTC) (Link)
Hey, I love to read writing-about-writing!
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 5th July 2009 20:29 (UTC) (Link)
If you then write about writing about writing, does it reach critical density and implode?
ankaret From: ankaret Date: 5th July 2009 21:29 (UTC) (Link)
Hee! I think it depends on whether Mac is around to avert black holes with some chewing gum and a paperclip.
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 5th July 2009 22:46 (UTC) (Link)
That sounds a bit more in Samantha Carter's line . . . they'd make a great team, don't you think?
lothithil From: lothithil Date: 5th July 2009 20:45 (UTC) (Link)
Write on! :-D

Well, I know I'm in the choir, so to speak... and I know you already know this, but you've got my wholehearted support!

I don't mind a bit of brain candy to go along with my eye candy!
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 5th July 2009 22:46 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, brain candy indeed!
From: technoshaman Date: 6th July 2009 03:37 (UTC) (Link)
Looking forward to it..
idlewild_ From: idlewild_ Date: 6th July 2009 13:29 (UTC) (Link)
Eek! Please don't redate too hastily. I would hate to miss a post just because I am seriously too slack to work an RSS reader.
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 6th July 2009 20:03 (UTC) (Link)
No fear -- when you redate, the post does not move from its position on the Friends pages of other people's journals. It only moves in its apparent position on the home journal site.

So on http://idlewild_.livejournal.com/friends/ you'll see it as of the date actually posted, but on http://lolmac.livejournal.com/ it will move to the new date and will no longer be visible without either pulling up the tag or going to the calendar.

I've never even tried to figure out the RSS thingie myself.
dieastra From: dieastra Date: 6th July 2009 15:12 (UTC) (Link)
I can only support this decision. During the past months I learnt how valuable it is to have a place on my own, where I can do as I please.

In fact, I was going to throw your comment "it's your journal, you can do as you want" backatya, but I haven't answered this yet - sheesh!

So, I'm looking forward to whatever you will post. I'm all for variety!
From: peppermintkiwi Date: 9th July 2009 21:16 (UTC) (Link)
Sounds great :-)
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