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A few random thoughts I had lately and couldn't help but share - mostly on random acronyms...

FML - When I first saw FML, I thought it meant f*** myself laughing, and didn't get it. Then I thought maybe it was a reference to situations where you laugh because the only other option is crying. (I still think this kind of makes sense, but I know what it actually means now. :P)

OTP (One True Pairing) - This one's more a question, relating to people talking about their OTP(s) in fandom.* Can you only ever have one OTP, or at least, only one at a time? Or can you have different OTPs for different things? (Because wouldn't the latter defeat the purpose of having a ONE true pair?)**

I have to confess, I kind of love acronyms, although there are only a few I use, and sometimes just for fun. My favourite one currently is TMI (too much information).

* I really like the word "fandom" - I think it's because it could be the name of some faraway land. (I maybe perhaps should be in bed...)
**This point may or may not have been influenced by Prince Henry's ramblings about fate and true love in Ever After...

Date: 2010-03-09 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lanataxia.livejournal.com
LOL! FML is pretty funny, but have you heard of MLIA (My Life Is Average)? From the last I checked it's even better than FML. Read it I suggest!

Date: 2010-03-09 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dolorosa-12.livejournal.com
I have this weird way of pronouncing some acronyms. For example, I've always said (in my head) FTW as 'fuh tuh wuh' rather than f-t-w or whatever... I have a love-hate relationship with txtspk acronyms. I use most of the ones that are common chatroom abbreviations (brb, afk), mainly because I spend so much time in chatrooms. But I don't ever use them in text messages, and I have never used txtspk. Also, I absolutely detest the acronym LOL, and will never, ever use it (I always use hahaha or variations instead). I don't know why I dislike LOL, I just do...

As far as OTPs go, I think the usage has widened to mean 'favourite pairing in a particular fandom', so you can have an OTP for, say, Buffy and an OTP for Doctor Who and both are still OTPs.

I tend to mainly ship canonical pairings, and not get too involved with shipping wars, as I think people should be able to enjoy shows/books/movies in their own way and see in them whatever they want to see. Some people take shipping way too seriously.


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