Jan. 8th, 2008

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So, I was reading fanfic, as I often do, and John called Rodney "Baby," and it jarred me right out of the story. I spent a minute feeling irritated at the story, then I got really irritated at myself. Because I am the Queen of Terms of Endearment. I inherited my tendency to use affectionate nicknames from my father, who refers to my mom as "Honeyhead" so much that their African Grey says, "Goodnight, Honeyhead," whenever you turn off the lights.

Terms of Endearment I use for my husband and/or son:
Darlin'
Darlin'est (in case Darlin' isn't quite strong enough)
Punkin (Never pronounced "Pumpkin")
Punkin Pie
Baby
Baby Doll
Boy-o

And I also use diminutive versions of their names. Pretty much all the time. So, why do I object to fic!John using the word "Baby"? It makes no sense. And I would probably rise up in revolt if Rodney called him Johnny. I conclude that I hold a double-standard. I am allowed liberties that fictionalized versions of my favorite fictional people are not. *nods*

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