Call me a juvenile goofball, but this email made me the teensiest bit giggly this afternoon:
Ahem – For your reading enjoyment: Fanfiction.net’s Rizzoli and Isles channel.
I haven’t read fan fiction in quite a few years because it was always so hard to hunt down good stuff and separate it from the crap. But I’ve been a long-time fan of Dorothy Snarker, and somehow I navigated from her site to fanfiction.net the other day. This site does a great job of aggregating fan fiction, sorting it out, and even encouraging group editing projects to improve people’s writing skills. There’s still a lot of bad stuff there, but it’s possible to navigate your way around it thusly: go to whatever category of stuff you like. Sort by characters you want to read about. Look for stories with tons and tons of reviews. These are the stories people really like because they bother to comment. Read some of them. Look at their authors, and the authors also have lists of their favorites stories and authors. Visit those. Repeat. This was an awesome distraction to the stress of going out of town on business this week (I suck at travel; indeedy I do).
(I have a similar method of finding cool stuff on Flickr by surfing the favorites of photographers I like. Hours of awesome.)
Here, let me highlight a couple of the steamier Rizzoli & Isles items for you:
Yeah, come back after you’ve read those and let me know what you think. 🙂
I have more stuff to link to, but I’ll hold off until I hear from you.
ADDENDUM: Of course, as soon as I posted this, I got email from the other other half of TNT’s dynamic duo:
Of course this whole post presupposes that you’ve actually seen the TNT show Rizzoli & Isles, which aired this summer and will be back next. If you haven’t you can catch it in reruns. It stars Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander, along with a small dog, a tortoise and absolutely insane amounts of subtext and Totally Gratuitous Touching. Shame on you for missing it.
Just to reiterate, this time with photos: