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A meta-post; that is, a post about posts

I get the feeling that you may fill in the following journal entry for me every day for the rest of this week:

1. Working madly. Have taken new resolution to ignore everything, including stupid process problems, and just write software. Not necessarily the software people want written right this second. Ha.

2. Writing madly. Have not started forty_or_better story; oh noes!

2a. Instead am writing kinky Giles/Xander you will all hate.

2b. The next "Helios Hyperion" segment is turning out to be much longer than I thought it would.

After talking all week about one story, at the end of it I will surprise you all by posting something completely different.

ETA: NASA Earth Observatory images of the San Diego wildfires.
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I think I was a bit edgy when I posted earlier...but the misuse of the word "meta" on the internet, especially in the Buffy fandom, tends to become a pet peeve of mine so I was so glad to see the title of your topic!
I completely agree with you, though: "meta" is misused when it's used to describe essays about a TV show, or essays about writing. Meta-fandom is the fandom that squees about fandom. Meta-theorems are theorems about theorems.

Go, Douglas Hofstadter!
It's a pet peeve of mine, too. "Meta" does not mean critique, analysis, or episode reviews; it means, in fandom, discussion *of* fandom.

One of my favorite meta things is the Beatles' "Paperback Writer", which is basically a song about being hack songwriters. *g*
I know !

Yet a lot of people keep talking of "meta" on LJ when they just analyse, parse and ponder tv stuff...

I tried to point it out once on a community but got the feeling that many fans thought that what I said was dubious and that being French I wasn't "allowed" to tell the proper use of a term in English sentences. I gave up but every time I spot a misused "meta" on LJ it's cringe-making.
The problem for me is that I don't hate your G/X stories. I want to. They go against all that I hold sacred. You write too well and make me want to read them anyway, damn it. It's not fair.

I'd be much more worried about the forty-something story. Isn't it Dr. Who?

Lastly, you didn't tag my rec from last Friday and it's making me obsessively check the site, cause I am neurotic that way.
I will not make you cry again by once again saying that Xander is the one I identify with most. Oops.