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Dira Sudis ([personal profile] dira) wrote2015-04-06 09:21 pm

Is this, I asked repeatedly, real life?

Aahahaha so--

so--

you guys. YOU GUYS.

There are spoilers from a reading of the first chapter of Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen and you can read them here.


????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I WAS RIGHT? I WAS RIGHT. ARAL AND JOLE WERE IN A HAPPY POLY RELATIONSHIP EXISTING HONESTLY AND HONORABLY ALONGSIDE ARAL AND CORDELIA'S MARRIAGE AND I. I. GUYS.

GUYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYS.

Also his canonical first name is Oliver, which, okay! Sure! I WAS WRONG ABOUT HIS FIRST NAME.

I WAS RIGHT ABOUT LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE.

Also I made a big long Tumblr post about how I was right, in which I analyze all the Jole canon so far (I have a handy word document named "jole-canon" where I have typed it all up for immediate reference), if that is the sort of thing you are interested in.

Also. I WAS RIGHT.

YOU GUYS. WHAT. HOW.
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[personal profile] shehasathree 2015-04-07 02:40 am (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] rymenhild 2015-04-07 02:51 am (UTC)(link)
I SAW IT AND CAME DIRECTLY HERE TO GO OMGWTFBBQ!!!!!!
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[personal profile] rymenhild 2015-04-07 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
So, having read your Tumblr post:

Congratulations and applause. You called it, and you were, to the best of my knowledge, the only one who did, before you wrote up the fics and convinced the rest of us that the relationships were plausible. Take a bow.

totally OT

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[personal profile] staranise 2015-04-07 03:24 am (UTC)(link)
For once, the slash goggles are the world's most useful tool of literary analysis! \o/
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[personal profile] lannamichaels 2015-04-07 11:09 am (UTC)(link)
+1
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[personal profile] sara 2015-04-07 03:48 am (UTC)(link)
HOLY SHIT.

I have to apologize now, I honestly thought you were reading that wrong.
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[personal profile] grammarwoman 2015-04-07 04:06 am (UTC)(link)
Who the mighty? YOU THE MIGHTY! :D :D :D
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Is this the real life?

[personal profile] rabid_bookwyrm 2015-04-07 04:46 am (UTC)(link)
Or is it just fantasy?

GOOD NEWS: IT'S BOTH.

Congratulations on warping the entire universe to your whim.
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Re: Is this the real life?

[personal profile] rabid_bookwyrm 2015-04-07 04:48 am (UTC)(link)
Also cannon bisexual characters continuing to be bisexual after marriage! OMG OMG OMG *flail*

Re: Is this the real life?

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[personal profile] vass 2015-04-07 08:07 am (UTC)(link)
I am so happy for you. And just so happy about this in general, but I'm especially happy for you, because wow.
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[personal profile] avanti_90 2015-04-07 08:30 am (UTC)(link)
I've been dithering and doubtful since I heard the announcement of the new book, but now this!

I am so happy about this.

And you are entirely responsible for me being happy about it, because you're the one who convinced me this relationship was possible. Take a bow.

(Have you any theories on what the 'Red Queen' is about? Since you seem to be, ah, stunningly accurate at coming up with theories.)

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[personal profile] schneefink 2015-04-07 08:40 am (UTC)(link)
My second reaction to this news was "I wonder what dira's spoiler policy is" *g*

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[personal profile] gingicat 2015-04-07 10:30 am (UTC)(link)
Talk about a validation of slash goggles! <3

Must reread All The Books and your fic!
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[personal profile] lannamichaels 2015-04-07 11:09 am (UTC)(link)
I continue to be SO AMAZED about this. :D Wow.
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[personal profile] avanti_90 2015-04-07 11:16 am (UTC)(link)
+1. I still can't quite get my head around the fact that it's real.
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OMG

I mean, we know Lois is part of fandom; she is obviously writing for a fannish sensibility, and she named characters after fans, for crying out loud; but this feels like a gift from the heavens. OMG WTF. <3

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[personal profile] princessofgeeks 2015-04-07 12:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I love this. The first person I thought of when I read the news was you.
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[personal profile] reginagiraffe 2015-04-07 12:36 pm (UTC)(link)
It's fantastic, not fantasy! :D

(I have to admit that I'm a bit apprehensive that she won't handle it as well as you did.)
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[personal profile] cadenzamuse 2015-04-07 12:54 pm (UTC)(link)
I...can't believe it. Not because I can't believe your universe, just We Don't Get Nice Things. We get homoerotic subtext and fanservice and never quite get, you know, actual queer and/or poly relationships.

I am deliriously happy and also petrified.
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[personal profile] fox 2015-04-07 04:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Hurrah! Yay you! (Caught in a landslide! No escape from reality!)
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[personal profile] bethany_lauren 2015-04-07 04:49 pm (UTC)(link)
HEE. YES.

I saw the tumblr post and reminded myself to come over here and !!!!! at you because YES. And no lie, I saw the spoilers and my first thought was "Dira was right yay!"

But YAYYYYYYYY.
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[personal profile] sanj 2015-04-07 05:33 pm (UTC)(link)
It's the best anti-Jossing I could possibly, possibly hope for, in any fandom anywhere. Still putting a huge grin on my face. :)
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[personal profile] chantefable 2015-04-07 07:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I am so happy and excited about this! Best kind of news. A poly bi relationship, and possibly Aral/Jole babies in the plot? Cordelia & Jole as two widowed spoused working together towards some plot thing or other? Everything that dreams are made of.

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[personal profile] mmegaera 2015-04-07 07:38 pm (UTC)(link)
I was waiting for this. So, you were writing canon all along and never knew it. That is *so* cool.
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[personal profile] mmegaera 2015-04-07 07:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, and one more thing. They *were* still relative newlyweds when Cordelia told Vordarian Aral was monogamous. Jole hadn't come along yet then, either.

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HOLY MOTHER OF GOD YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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[personal profile] margrave 2015-04-08 01:48 pm (UTC)(link)
OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I NEED THIS BOOK, NOW!!!!

ARE LMB?!