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02 January 2006 @ 10:40 pm
And in fandom today we learned ...  
So I read ALL THIRTY-THREE PAGES, and I had to do this.

It is a form of celebration, given that samenashi's last anon meme nearly spooked me out of fandom. And bookshop's didn't. Frankly because the first half of it was like reading half-a-dozen lj entries, which is not what I'd call terrifying.

1) Fandom does not like underscores. Really does not like. In a terminal way, almost.

2) Ditto being asked to confirm that it's human.

(We get it. Srsly.)

3) Things I'm involved in have come under mild flak both times. First big_bang_hd the first, now serpentinelion. *falls to knees* WHY, GOD, WHY? WAS IT BECAUSE I LIED WHEN I WAS SEVENTEEN?

4) The fact that bookshop was publicly dissing the Big Bang Two fics was reassuring. Very reassuring. In fact it was so reassuring that I can't think what to say next about it, only that it was ... reassuring.

5) I can totally see how ;_; looks like a walrus! It's the tusks, people!

6) I would so post all of this there, which would prolly annoy peeps because I wouldn't be anon, but it's ruddy FULL. Life so hard.

7) I found out who sings the 'I've been to paradise but I've never been to me' song, which rocks.

8) I need to go edit my hp_springsmut, but it's kind of like that or bed. Decisions, decisions.
Current Mood: blankblank
Current Music: "Bitch," Toni Braxton
Gin: And morning streetsbackinblack on January 2nd, 2006 03:01 pm (UTC)
Goddamn anon memes. They're harmless unto themselves but people are idiots and go too far or take things waaaay personally. Although there's nothing worse than those STOP THE HATE banners that were going around a while ago. Did you know there was apparently a rumor that Sam (er, thewhiteprophet) was going to have a meme in December so she could "ruin Christmas?" (The rumor did not come from Sam, who was frankly bemused by it, but from fandom itself, which seems a bit PARANOID). Here's a thought, fandom; if it upsets you, don't read it.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Aslanscoradh on January 2nd, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
My theory on anon memes is this: people have things that annoy them, fine. I'd be kind of scared if someone wasn't annoyed by something. Like this girl I know, who seems to be aiming for canonisation.

However, that annoyance is never ubiquitous. I was looking at a particular thread where a bunch of BNFs/large flisters (same thing, these days) were worrying about not being interesting enough when they post. I was all, "WTF, man! If you have 700+ people on your flist you can take it as read that you're interesting, now STFU."

But I thought about it, and realised: if I was having a conversation about the same sort of ... esteem issues? with an RL friend, I wouldn't think she was making stuff up to show off. That's just it; you have conversations on lj with one person that really mean something genuine to the two of you, but someone else who's not involved in the sitch reads it in entirely the wrong way.

*deep breath*

Rant, much? And I never did get to my fic. Woe.
Elsie: canon problem by laurel txelsie on January 2nd, 2006 03:02 pm (UTC)
Did you see any hate for me??? I want to be wanked. >:( I feel so unloved!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Soul eater Ginnyscoradh on January 2nd, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC)
*sporfles at the icon, although she did hate the dress*

I really think the wank is there to balance the love, not to replace it. Anyway, I can love you, in time! My love is like spreadable margerine, it goes a long, long way.
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Not Quite Donne: vicky pollardnqdonne on January 2nd, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
Ooooh - there was bitching about big_bang_hd and serpentinelion? Where? I skipped about ten pages (cause, OMG the scrolling hurts my eyes!) and missed that, lol.

Ah, anon memes. I'm so tempted to post... but I'd rather rant non-anon, and, you're right, they'd get all wanky, lol.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Thank god for the Irishscoradh on January 2nd, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC)
People were giving out about the quality of invite-only comms in general, and there was a post devoted to serpentinelion. *shrugs* I haven't had much experience with these things, so I couldn't vouch for the quality or lack thereof. Someone said they couldn't wait for the next Big Bang because there's definitely going to be one crap fic. And bookshop was talking about how awful some one of the new round fics was (that was the gist, unless she was joking. Who knows?). I am resolved not to let it get to me personally, though. Because it wasn't, personal, I mean.

Yes, and I do understand people getting ranty about people posting non-anon. I mean, it is an anon meme. Something in me just refuses to let me post that way, though.
Jax: anakin vader intenseimadra_blue on January 2nd, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC)
If I were to post my opinion on the fucktards on the anon hate memes, I'd have to break my capslock button. And possibly other things. This one didn'tbother me as much as the last one -- it wasn't quite as vicious. But it still pisses me off. They don't seem to realize that being a fucktard on the internets is the same as being a fucktard, IRL. It just looses their inhibitions because they think it's anonymous. They're still a fuckwit when they turn off the computer, just generally one with more self-control. Ugh.

Just... *sighs and hugs*
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 2nd, 2006 03:19 pm (UTC)
I think posting anon is like being drunk, without the possible benefit of drunken snogging.


Did the doc arrive safely? Stupid gmail's been acting up on me.
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patron saint of the mediocre: mediocrechick; bean confusedthrupenny on January 2nd, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
I read the whole thing too, and learned that people will always, always wank about closed fic comms. I get the jealousy, I'd kind of like to be in one too. But then I remember that I don't write, draw, or do anything in fandom besides shamelessly consume. And there is no invite-only comm for us leeches :(
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: The Fandomscoradh on January 3rd, 2006 12:29 am (UTC)
shamelessly consume

Yes, and consumers are only the most important people in this fandom! *shakes head* You should get paid a listening wage, like in Pyramids. And 'sides, you made the most wonderful S/J icon evar! So yar!
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Harry Big Bangscoradh on January 3rd, 2006 12:31 am (UTC)
Really? Shit. Cos seriously, I think they're better than last year's simply because the writers have probably improved in that time and we've got some others. The quality of writing just seems higher.

I know I use less adverbs these days.
Maybe she was joking, like I say, I know not!

*hands you a stress ball*

Take seriously for a given value of seriosity. I mean, obviously the nasty side to all the squee must exist somewhere, and this is where it finds a conduit. There's no use trying to get people to be honest in their own journals about it, because they never will.
This one's name is Jollity: from trian_2: wtf giraffejollityfarm on January 2nd, 2006 07:32 pm (UTC)
I learned that merrymelody is a robot. Or, so it was said. Also, I too was dismayed by the number of people upset at having to confirm they were human. Who the hell cares?

Yes, I read (well, skimmed, mostly) that meme and was most disappointed. I guess this proves that anonymemes aren't the grand opportunity to express onesself after all. Those daring, shocking opinions you're too scared to post under your name? Not really up to much after all :(

Although there is lovememe for those who love to love :)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Aw sugarscoradh on January 3rd, 2006 12:33 am (UTC)
Yes. If it's such a strain, you could always not post anon. And then maybe it wouldn't have filled up with such boring stuff.

No. And at least twenty people said they'd like to, but didn't because they were afraid people would recognise them. While they were anon. I don't reckon I'd be that distinctive, would you? Plus, it is not exactly hard to disguise your writing style ...

Much check that out! Although preferably not now or I will never get to college.
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: o_Oscoradh on January 3rd, 2006 12:34 am (UTC)
But why? Unless you wanted to be listed as having a death match with someone on your flist.

True, it is, because the fangs DO extend below the mouth! That's practically a walrus trademark. Applause!
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Shit happensscoradh on January 3rd, 2006 05:27 am (UTC)
I always thought that they were so that the person could use a name already taken, like ... malfoy, or something. Or between words, I don't mind that. It's just not something I'd ever thought about before anon memes, so they do have some influence on my life, eh?
kabeyk on January 3rd, 2006 08:15 am (UTC)

Prolly. Have to admit, I usually have a good snigger over anon memes, but that one was boring (and yes, I did read a lot of it).

I need to go edit my hp_springsmut

People have to stop being so productive. And my e-mail is still broked.

every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 3rd, 2006 09:01 am (UTC)
Yeah, the one over at acciohate is far better. But that's not saying much. I mean, the real vitriol comes from people who can't punctuate. Or spell. It kind of negates their legitimacy.

So you can't recieve emails at all? But you've a paid a/c, how about I send you a gmail a/c through that? *goes off* I meant to do it before, but got caught up in one of the threads o' doom and forgot ...
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Online I'm a Giant: outsiders FFparthenia14 on January 4th, 2006 03:01 pm (UTC)
Ooh. Friending you back, because the cat icon kills me and also I read the hatememe. Skimmed it, but still, that's 1.5 hours that I'll never get back. Mostly it seemed to be about 5 people contributing, though. I don't think I learned anything in particular apart from the horrors that await BNFs.

Is it me though or is there always this feeling that you'll open another thread and there'll be someone going on about how much they hate you? Even if you're the smallest of SNFs. /random.

And! And! Eleanor Put Your Boots On - oh my, how I love that song.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Go awayscoradh on January 4th, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC)

For some reason, hate makes me feel better about the world. General hate, not specific. At least people have stopped lying. Well, at least up until their identities.

Oh, yeah. Everyone who makes a contribution to fandom must feel that existential angst. Makes it fun!

YES. YES. kabeyk will have to submit, now that there's TWO of us!
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every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 18th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC)
I'm highly SURPRISED, but it comes to the same thing in some corners.

Sure thing, mate! Note the icon. Am attention whore like whoa. ♥
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