It’s about my ear! For those of you that don’t know I ruptured my ear drum about 3 weeks ago after getting really sick with strep throat and an ear infection. TL;DR at bottom
Well, today I went to my ENT (ear nose throat) Specialist for a follow up and they wanted me to have an audiogram to see how my hearing is doing. After an abundant amount of beeps and sound repetition, the part of the test where they make you listen and repeat words came about. I was not ready nor prepared for how monotone and robotic this “male” voice sounded. I immediately lost it in the sound booth. I could not stop giggling. The volume also gets gradually softer so I’m trying to make out these words and I’m just laughing to much so the voice goes, “Repeat the words. “Mousetrap"” but I couldn’t hear what he said so I just, “uhhhhhhhh something- crap?” alskjdgalslk Anyway, the audiologist said my hearing is perfectly back to normal and that even the perforation in my eardrum has healed! There’s still a bit of swelling in my adenoids and nasal passage which should clear up with some handy dandy nasal spray. That nose scope thing is so uncomfortable.
TL;DR: My ear is all better and I had a funny experience at my ENT specialist’s office while having an audiogram done.
Yes, this post is for you, the person who just spent another night writing a chapter for their fanfiction, writing for hours for those hungry fans who are following your work.
This goes out to those amazing fanfiction authors who write amazing pieces of work. You have an amazing plot, beautiful descriptions and your characters are always perfectly in character. Reminding us all of the stories we love so much.
You make me laugh out loud. You make me cringe in embarrassment. You even make me mad enough to rant for hours.
But then, with your beautiful words and imagery, you make me sad.
You make me cry and scream for those characters I love. You make me want to throw my tablet across the room while still wanting to hold it tightly to my chest. You make me feel emotions for these characters, emotions only the true creators have managed to pull from me.
Why would you do this? Why break my heart into a million pieces and throw them to the wind to scatter my sadness around? I’m sure it hurts you more to create these stories. To see those characters you have loved, just as much as I, hurt or get hurt. It must break you bit by bit to write the words to complete that one scene.
But also, thank you. Thank you for the beautiful story you crafted for hours. And thank you for making me feel those beautiful emotions. Thank you for letting me live with these characters for a little while longer.