I think the reason Dahlias and Quarter Moons in my Pet Sounds has so many hits on AO3 is because Reid is in it (it has almost double the hits of any of the other fics in the series) and something about that ticks me off. I’m always happy for people to read my stories, that’s not what I’m saying, its just funny that the one story with Reid (who I almost never write about) attracts the most readers. You know, funny in that not at all funny way.
I dont get the flap about all the Mandy Patinkin stuff. Mandy is so fuckin Mandy, none of this is unexpected (at least not by me). Maybe he didnt expect it to be so dark and dreary, maybe he did and is making excuses. He’s still talking about it because surely interviewers still ask because they love to cause friction and Mandy loves to talk about himself. Some shit never really changes. The more fans, and non-fans, talk about it the longer it remains a story. I’ll always love Jason, and damn near every character he’s ever played but Mandy can be a pain in the ass. That’s old news just like the Criminal Minds thing is.