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miss_s_b ([personal profile] miss_s_b) wrote2010-03-09 21:45
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Newsnight Porn - Scary Stuff

So, in adding Steph Flanders to They Really Do Exist I decided to google for her to see if she had a website other than her Stephanomics blog. Among the top ten google results for her name is some rather tame* smutfic.

The smut itself mayn't be that fabulous, but the disclaimer? The disclaimer is a thing of beauty and a joy forever. I hereby demand that ALL fic disclaimers henceforth be written in the form of open letters to Vince Cable.

* your definition of rather tame may differ from mine.



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[personal profile] glinda 2010-03-10 00:06 (UTC)(link)
Some days I love the internet...

I must admit that I tend to avoid rpf, but it heartens me strangely that there are people out there writing smut about economists/economics journalists, something of a niche audience I'd imagine...
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[personal profile] karohemd 2010-03-10 00:19 (UTC)(link)
her kebab? o_O
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(Anonymous) 2010-03-10 10:50 (UTC)(link)
From Paul Walter

Funnily enough, I had someone searching on "Stephanie Flanders stockings" coming to a post I did called "In praise of Stephanomics" which contained the crucial phrase "Now Stephanie Flanders. The blue stocking’s blue stocking."

Mmmmmmm

(Anonymous) 2010-03-10 21:59 (UTC)(link)
Funnily enough, I got 121 referrals for 'stephanie flanders stockings' last month - probably because I'm the chap that wrote the story you are talking about. That month, the page got viewed 436 times, with the disclaimer coming in a poor second at 55. I was at a loose end when I wrote this. It was part of, in a way, a blog post in 2008...

http://www.chrislight.net/weblog_archive_2008.html#henry

I was feeling truly desperate at the time - for some inspiration, that is. Newsnight and Newsnight Review always make me laugh - and the idea of someone like me hitting it off with one of the swish, rich, presenters appealed to me - I wrote it very quickly.

I published it as part of the post - dammit I was just going to stick it up there as a text file. Then suddenly, this crash came and Flanders got famous - and by some insane fluke I was hitting very high in Google. I couldn't believe it. For a while I was, like, number 2.

Most of my writing is not like that though.

It's weird though - that referral. You know, I think someone is saying something - or some rumour or joke has been propagated. Somewhere....'cause the hits ain't coming from links - they're coming from searches. Well, go figure, you can't seriously tell me there are 150 people a month cracking on to Flanders in tights. Unless, of course, it was ONE person - hitting us over and over - to freak the jesus out of us.

Anyway, nice talking to you. Wish you all well and have nice lives. :0) Chris.

Re: Mmmmmmm

(Anonymous) 2010-03-10 22:23 (UTC)(link)
Your welcome!
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Re: Mmmmmmm

[personal profile] strangecharm 2013-07-30 09:15 (UTC)(link)
You're certainly not the only Newsnight pornographer out there.

Definitely not. I used to work with someone who didn't admit to fancying anybody except newsreaders.