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November 3rd, 2010


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11:00 pm - So, who wants to hear all about fannish entitlement?
Well, the magic that is Fandom_Wank (and associated comms) currently seems determined to give me some Harry Potter fandom flashbacks at the moment. And not exactly in the good way.

For starters, FictionAlley is asking people to vote for it as a charity deserving grant money! Instead of, you know, the actual charities it is competing against which including things like animal shelters, combating human trafficking and supplies for homeless children.

I'm fairly certain my opinion on this has already expressed by someone else far more eloquently than I could managing, but dear God, FA, what the hell are you thinking? I haven't been to FA or it's forums in years now, but back in my pre-LJ days it was one of my introductions to the social part of fandom. And to see something that once mattered to me demonstrate this sort of audacious and utter shamelessness is horrifing. I just... how could anyone possibly think that this was the right thing to do?

Egads.

A less horrifying flashback to the glory days of HP-dom is Aja's grand and glorious TL;DR about the difficulties of being a BNF. I think I speak for us all when I say, oh Aja.

Truly, a week for first world problems.

And to get away from bizarre Potter flashbacks, News.com.au would like to apologise for getting their Star Trek facts wrong. And to inform us that Patrick Stewart is hot. No, really. I am not lying about that last bit.

Also, what the hell has LJ done to comment formatting, and what happened to all my icon names?
Current Mood: shockedshocked

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From:purple_smurf
Date:November 3rd, 2010 12:34 pm (UTC)
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I know they're laughing at us in the apology, but I'm laughing too, so I don't know how to feel -- aside from that it's one of News Ltd's better pieces, and I'm happy to see something on that site that doesn't make me want to kill something. So, yay for that?

(I also remember seeing a very similar book to the one reviewed in the original article [I don't think they actually read it] in the library at one of the high schools I attended. I found it once, and then it disappeared, lost to the realms of L-Space.)

Edited at 2010-11-03 12:36 pm (UTC)
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From:purple_smurf
Date:November 3rd, 2010 12:38 pm (UTC)
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So I don't edit the same comment again (sorry) I will add that this is the newspaper that used the regularly print images of the Enterprise upside-down in the pre-internet days, so I am unsurprised in general. /wank
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From:drakyndra
Date:November 3rd, 2010 12:39 pm (UTC)
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There's a note of bemusement, I think, in the response there. As if someone was mildly stunned at what happened when they got their Trek facts wrong.

The comment on Patrick Stewart's looks is hilariously unexpected, though.
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From:frabjously
Date:November 3rd, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC)

I'm well aware this a bit tl;dry itself

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oh jfc @ FA

Some of Aja's posts are genuinely good and interesting, but honestly she needs to learn when to restrain herself from giving her 2 cents (or in this case $2.00) on everything. Paradoxically anyone pointing out her tl;dr will just make her tl;dr more. Conclusion: use the scroll button.

(As an aside: I fucking love Inception fandom. Many a time there's been almost-wank but the fandom's reacted amazingly well and defused the situation.)
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From:drakyndra
Date:November 3rd, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm well aware this a bit tl;dry itself

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Like I said over on JF, she has such an epic case of open mouth, insert foot. So yeah, she really does need to learn there are times when you should just listen instead of talk. She acts as if she's being forced to say things, but she's not.

(You say that now. I'm sure sooner or later it's all going to implode horribly. I've seen it before.)
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From:frabjously
Date:November 3rd, 2010 02:09 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm well aware this a bit tl;dry itself

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I'm sure an implosion will have something to do with Aja, but nonetheless the fandom is HUGE and if we make it to the DVD release without appearing on f_w - I consider the above Aja-wank as opposed to Inception wank - then I count that as a win.
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From:drakyndra
Date:November 3rd, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm well aware this a bit tl;dry itself

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It's already shown up on unfunny_fandom.
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From:frabjously
Date:November 3rd, 2010 02:28 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm well aware this a bit tl;dry itself

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Well.


...



I'm going to read the wank now. I had no idea it was this extensive.
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From:drakyndra
Date:November 3rd, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm well aware this a bit tl;dry itself

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I think it almost got wanked for whatever happened over at inceptionlulz, but otherwise for whatever reason race seems to be the wanky Inception issue of the moment.
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From:frabjously
Date:November 3rd, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm well aware this a bit tl;dry itself

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OH MAN inceptionlulz used to be awesome but now consists of the mods trolling the entire comm with offensive shit. *eyeroll*

I was going to go to sleep but now I'm writing a post about this. SEE WHAT YOU DID YOU TURNED ME INTO AJA.

Edited at 2010-11-03 02:57 pm (UTC)
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From:drakyndra
Date:November 3rd, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm well aware this a bit tl;dry itself

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That was the point I decided not to go there any more.

Ajafication: It is now contagious.
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From:notalwaysweak
Date:November 3rd, 2010 07:32 pm (UTC)
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Oh, Aja.
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From:drakyndra
Date:November 4th, 2010 03:17 am (UTC)
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Indeed.
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From:xanify
Date:November 3rd, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC)
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... that's a lot of fandoms Aja's been in.

Also, lol apology is lol. :D
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From:drakyndra
Date:November 4th, 2010 03:18 am (UTC)
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I've probably been in just as many fandoms, really. Just... not as involved. Or wanky.
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From:taithe
Date:November 4th, 2010 01:11 am (UTC)
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ಠ_ಠ

Left HP fandom years ago but... wow.

And who the fuck is Aja?
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From:drakyndra
Date:November 4th, 2010 03:21 am (UTC)
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I'm mostly the same way, but I get exactly what you mean there.

Aja is an old school BNF. Hung out with Cassandra Claire.

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