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Anonymeme: Look into My Id

The above title should be read in a suitably faux-German sort of voice.

penny_lane_42 recently wrote an intriguing post on id!fic. Basically, id!fic is fic that may or may not be reasonable, logical, in-character, or in any way good story, but that you eat up with a spoon anyway. So like narrative kink, only more so.

(For another fabulous post on fanfic and The Id (or at least a pop culture bastardization thereof) see ellen_fremedon's classic essay on slash, shamelessness, and the id vortex.)

Now, some writers embrace their id and write it all out there, and that can be a fabulous thing. Self-awareness FTW. But often when I'm reading a fic I find myself wanting to tap the author and say, "Pardon me, did you know your id is showing?"

So, a couple of us got to wondering what our fics revealed about us. Hence this anonymeme. Are our ids showing?

The Rules:
1. Comment as yourself, with your name/LJ-handle in the title of the comment
2. Link others to your link
3. Comment anonymously on others' ids, as revealed in your fic
4. Play nice!

ETA: Or, yanno, not so anonymous. Sign in or no; either is fine.


May. 24th, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
May. 25th, 2010 01:52 am (UTC)
Even in places where you wouldn't expect it there's often a character reassuring another one, either telling them that they're doing well in the moment or that they are worhty of attention in general, and I always eat it up with a spoon. I think that might be your id showing, that might be what you crave, in terms of id. And even in stories where there is no bondage there is sometimes a parameter that has to be respected or maintained. Both those aspects appear to be id-ish.

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