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I blame fanfiction for my high expectation in finding love.
But I specially blame fanfiction on my high expectations in finding "the love of my life" working as a barista in a nice coffee shop.

Every single time a I go for a caffè on a coffee shop (and here I'm talking about a coffee shops that serves you more than your overall espresso, caffè with milk -yes, in Spain we have this, a latte is a different story- and "cortados") I expect to find that gorgeous man that smiles to me and decides to prepare me a different brewing different to what I asked for because "I'm gonna like it", or something like that. And yes, of course, I would come back for more coffees and we'd fall madly in love and have puppies, babies and roses.

And that's why I hate fanfiction sometimes.

First, we don't have that many "nice coffee shops" here in Spain (even in Barcelona!), we are more plain-cafeteria-kind. We have Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and a few coffee shops that really know how to make a capuccino, a latte, or a real cafe mocha. Then we don't have "baristas" persé, we have a bunch of kids working part time while they are studying. And obviously they don't have imaginative people that makes you from the scratch a new mixed caffè just for you.

So yeah, I blame fanfiction. And now I might or might no be planing on going on a coffee shop hunting. I'm not probably going to find the love of my life but I seriously hope to find a place where they prepare a mean "caffè mocha with soy milk and no cream, thank you very much", damnit!

Oh! And all this rambling comes from my late yesterday night reading, the every fandom needs a coffee shop AU fic. And so far in Star Trek AOS this is Common Grounds (Summary: Modern day AU. Leonard McCoy tries online dating. A story of coffee, printing, and the Internet.) And of cousse never forget about the beautiful-but-I-hate-that-this-never-happens-to-me Inception coffee shop AU: I've Got Nothing To Do Today But Smile (The Only Living Boy in New York) (Arthur's a corporate lawyer, Eames owns the coffee shop across the street, and all good love stories start with a quadruple shot latte.)

So, coffee anyone? ;)

Date: 2011-10-22 11:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darkmoona.livejournal.com
This could have come right from my brain. ^^ I so agree! XD If you ever find that coffee shop, please let me know so I can meet your wonderful barista's long-lost-cousin or just-adorable-flatmate that always seems to be just waiting for the MC's friend to appear.

Date: 2011-10-22 12:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] duare.livejournal.com
Don't worry love! Serás la primera a la que se lo comentaré y te haré venir de visita a tomarnos cafés maravillosos.

En su defecto, siempre podemos montar una nosotras. Aquí seremos nosotras las baristas maravillosas y sólo tendremos que esperar a que venga el cliente triste-pero-maravilloso al que alegrar el día con un café ;)

Date: 2011-10-22 12:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darkmoona.livejournal.com
Yo me sé de una (y tú también) que estaba planeando montar un café librería... quien sabe si nuestro futuro pasará por allí! ^^ Porque, aunque los sueños, sueños son (como dices abajo) y de sueños no se vive, sin ellos la vida tampoco es gran cosa.

Date: 2011-10-22 12:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] duare.livejournal.com
Yo decidí hace ya un tiempo que mi trabajo ideal seria montar una tienda de ropa y complementos//coffee-shop. En teoría coffee-shop para llevar y darle a las clientas, pero la caja sería una barra y habría una mesita en la entrada. Idealmente también, había un sitio al fondo para trabajar (diseñar, cortar, coser) y obviamente un probador.
Y tendría un nombre francés moñas y estaría todo pintado bonito en pasteles y madera, y hasta dibujaría caritas sonrientes en los vasos de cartón... sigh...

Date: 2011-10-22 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darkmoona.livejournal.com
Bueno, nada es imposible y, de momento, el primer paso hacia ese camino ya lo has dado. Quien sabe lo que depara el futuro!

Date: 2011-10-22 12:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aviss.livejournal.com
jajaja, I have to blame fanfiction for it either, it's become so popular it's almost a genre on itself (I've seen it like that, requested Coffee-shop!AU)

Date: 2011-10-22 12:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] duare.livejournal.com
¿Tu recuerdas lo que te dije después de leer el de Inception? Eh? Que sí, fic maravilloso pero me daba una rabia terrible porque joder, ¡la vida no es tan bonita! O almenos a mi aún no me ha llegado. Yo también quiero café y croisanes todas las mañanas, y sonrisas solo dedicadas a mi, y hacer un cambio de orientación laboral y que todo salga bien.

Pero bueno, hasta que me pase a mi en la realidad, me conformaré con leerlo y soñarlo. Aunque como dijo Calderon (y lo tengo muy presente porque Anna se lo está analizando para la UNED) "los sueños, sueños son":

Date: 2011-10-22 01:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starcrossedgirl.livejournal.com
Ahhhhhh, coffe-shop!AUs. Bless you fandom for unrealistic expectations!

I hope you find your mocha, at least! :)

Date: 2011-10-27 07:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] duare.livejournal.com
That I did! Have a look: https://es.foursquare.com/reichmt/checkin/4ea2fdc58b81a02f89d290ae
And the waiters/baristas were nice enough, may need to go back ;)

Date: 2011-10-22 01:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] isharayar.livejournal.com
En mi futura coctelería también haremos cafés chulos y habrá tartitas.
Y los baristas y bartenders estarán más buenos que los pasteles.
Y todo el mundo se enamorará y follará en plan salvaje. He dicho.

Date: 2011-10-27 07:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] duare.livejournal.com
¿Necesitas una socia? ¿O una decoradora/diseñadora de vestuario-uniformes? ;)

Date: 2011-10-28 06:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] isharayar.livejournal.com
Necesito capital inicial XXXD
(pero cuando lo tenga te contrato para eso de los uniformes, yeah!)

Date: 2012-03-27 04:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] caitri.livejournal.com

I got pinged to this post a while back, and I'm working on an academic article on tropes and fanfic. Would it be okay if I quoted from you? I have a rough draft of the article if you want to see it in context...


Date: 2012-03-27 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] duare.livejournal.com
And that's what I love so much about fandom!
Of course you can quote from me, and even if I end looking like a crazy fangirl on an academic article! Nobody that knows me it's going to read it, so here goes nothing!

Anyway, I would love to read the rough draft of your article, not because I'm afraid you are going to misinterpret my words but because I'm really curious about it!

And finally I've just wanted to let you know how jealous I am of all you people that have the opportunity to work on fanfiction on an academic level, it doesn't matter if it's literature, psychology, sociology or whatever... I feel like I chose the wrong career sometimes ^_^

Looking forward to read your paper!



Date: 2012-03-27 04:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] caitri.livejournal.com
*G* Thanks!!!!!!!

Do you want to PM me your email? And I'll send it to you shortly. It's a small part so who knows if it will end up making the final cut into the article itself. Or, I just posted it f-locked on my lj if you want to read it there; let me know and I'll friend you. *rambles in post academic writing haze* Whatever works! <3


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