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29 April 2013 @ 09:58 pm
Future Changes  
Hi all,

As some of you may have noticed, I'm doing a terrible job of keeping up with the friend requests for this journal and I haven't posted any new YunJae fics in quite a while.  (If you guys follow my other writing, you know that I haven't been updating much of anything.)  I've been really busy and to be honest, I never expected to have so many new readers even so long after I've stopped actively writing YunJae stuff.

I remember that I made a few attempts to explain why I was locking my stories in the first place - it certainly wasn't because I thought I was special/my writing was special or wanted to have a big friends list.  First of all, I was doing a political internship for a while that made me paranoid of having my fanfiction discovered - it's slash for one thing, and not just any story about boyxboy, but real person celebrity slash.  I've always had conflicting feelings over the morality of writing about real people, even celebrities, and using them as "characters" for my stories.  Anyway, keep in mind this is before Obama ever came out and decided that he supported gay marriage.  In fact, I was locking stories around the time that Prop 8 had just hit California and made a big mess, all while learning how to diplomatically fending off callers who wanted to know if the state senator I was interning under was "pro-gay" or not.

Someone once left a comment on a story in this livejournal that touched me deeply.  I'd said something about how these stories are practically like I'm "in the closet" about fanfiction or something, and that person said that my "closet" was like Narnia.  That's seriously one of the greatest compliments ever <3 and I've gotten a lot of reviews.  Anyway, just to be clear, I'm a straight girl with a boyfriend, but I come from a pretty traditional background and it's taken quite a few years for me to admit to myself that liking to read/write romantic stories that don't feature heterosexual couples is not something shameful.  Also, I don't particularly need to hide it.  Even if I were still a political intern or working in a political office, if writing homosexual short stories caused trouble, I think it says a lot more about the kind of intolerant society that we live in than anything else.

Long story short, I believe I might just unlock all fics in the future.  I think after 10+ years of writing fanfiction, I've really reached the point where I don't feel particularly defensive over anything I write.  I think anyone who reads my works can understand my beliefs and views about societal intolerance and the need for people to learn to accept and love others who are different from themselves.

I don't quite have time to go through and unlock everything right now but hopefully sometime soon.  Meanwhile, if you've added me or are commenting to request access, please don't be discouraged if it takes me a while to respond >.<
yunjaemrcnyunjaemrcn on April 30th, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
it's ok as long as you are around :))
My Obsession, My Love, My  YunJaemoon1084 on May 6th, 2013 08:05 am (UTC)
I recently got to this point in my life too. It's just kinda like Oh Eff this! *unlocks all the chaps*

I was really hesitant at first but it was worth it. Good luck and I can't wait to read any of your fics whether its an update or a new fic. You're one of the few original remaining authors I love.