I am sending this to the blogmod at the More Than Human fan tumblr to post, because I daresay more people will read that info there than they will at my lj.
To the anon who requested that the blogmod tell her my name: I appreciate that you see me as your hero. But my name is not someone else’s to give. It’s mine, and mine alone.
You have plenty of avenues available to you to ask me, sbj, personally. You can leave me a comment on my lj. You can send me a message on ffnet. That’s two more than most people have already. You have as much access to me as you need to try and get a direct answer to your question.
You do not need to ask the mod what my name is. You are more than capable of directing the question to me personally.
You say I am your hero and it’s frustrating not knowing my name. No matter how unworthy I may consider myself, I am extremely flattered that you think of me that way. It means a lot to me. But it does make me sad that even though you consider sbj—me—your hero, something prevented you from paying me the simple respect of asking me a question.
I hope I don’t give off the air of being inaccessible. I try and make as much of myself available to you as I am willing. Because—and here’s the thing—I consider you all fellow fans. I don’t consider myself above you, in any way, shape, or form. I don’t want to be treated as someone bigger than I am. At the end of the day, I’m not much different from you guys. I’m just another girl who loves a cartoon with way too much time on her hands.
I guess that’s the long-winded path to my answer. The short version: I appreciate you asking, but I’d rather not share my real name. That’s a part of me that I want to keep to myself—not everybody knows it, and not everybody needs to. That’s kind of the scary part about all this—when something like TEF gets so big, suddenly the fic isn’t entirely my own anymore. Once it’s out there, it becomes subject to different fanons, different reads, different interpretations. It’s the same thing with my personal life—if I put too much of it out there, it isn’t wholly my own anymore.
I hope that all makes sense.
If you really want to tell people the name of your hero, here’s my suggestion: make up a name. They’ll be none the wiser. And why is it so important to tell the truth, anyway? You don’t always need to know the truth to tell a good story.
Each chapter is about a month in-story. Chapter 8 takes place in August, so if we follow that logic chapter 17 will take place in May. So graduation seems likely? Maybe there will be an epilogue chapter, who knows?
Ah! Great of you to point that out, sylviachristels.
Why not? :( It's frustrating answering ''I don't know her name'' when somebody ask me about my hero.
It’s a matter of privacy, Anon. Common courtesy. Disclosing information about her personal life, which includes her name, without her permission is rude.
That being said, whatever transcriptions/summaries I make about her AMAs that relate to her private life have already been released by sbj herself into her livejournal, something that is for the public eye.
If you’ve looked deep enough into sbj’s livejournal, you’ll realize that “sbj” stands for “Song Bird Jen”, another handle she went by.
I used to think that TEF is going to end when they all graduate, like they finish high school get together and stuff. But I think Sbj mention that TEF is going to be 17 chapters long and we're barely in chap. 8 and I been thinking what if continues till they're older.
That’s also a possibility.
Personally, I like to think it’d end at graduation. The summary says its an attempt to make a believable PPGRRB high school story.
Also, I’m under the impression that the story follows important key events and thoughts of the characters. The time span of one semester took up up to four/five(?) chapters, a summer took up two, and we only started the first half of their final year. With the relationships starting to move forward and tensions rising high, the amount of coverage for key events and key thoughts are going to rapidly increase. More coverage means a longer length of time being at one place/setting.
Way late, but as a nonsensical aside to the whole "girls are older than the boys" thing, I may or may not have been watching old Jabbawockeez performances and now just really want Blossom to do a whole choreo'd number for MJ's P.Y.T. addressed to Brick. -sbj
she has to do it in a suit too
oh gosh blossom u heartbreaker pretty sure all the girls have a crush on u too