June 17th, 2006
|04:51 pm - Fandom Crazy: An Epic Saga|
I take back everything I have said about the craziness of Doctor Who fandom. There is no fandom crazy like Harry Potter crazy.
...And yet somehow I, little fandom n00b that I was, managed to remain completely oblivious to all this until about 2 years ago.
I spent over an hour pouring over that earlier this afternoon when I should have been doing many other things. It's outstanding.
I went out last night, and then slept in. So I woke up to all this waiting for me.
I remained oblivious to it until about three months ago. How sad is that?
Well, when I say I was oblvious to it until about 2 years ago, that's when I started getting the first hints of it. It wasn't until this, really, that I started to realise the sock-puppet thing and the nanny thing and the GT vs FAP thing were all connected.
When you retreat back to Doctor Who fandom for sanity reasons, you know there is serious crazy going down.
I'm up to the bit about the abused woman in Pakistan who is liberated by this woman's porn.
Fuck, this stuff is GOOOOOOD.
Take another look at the index - there's 10 pages of this stuff.
It's like the best crack ever.
|Date:||June 17th, 2006 08:19 am (UTC)|| |
Oh, two new parts up since I last checked. Awesome.
It just goes on and on...
Wait, pottersginny? Have I not heard of her?
*is terrified and amused at the batshit all at once*
I really am a complete fandom ignorant - I still keep expecting people to use earth logic. And keep things in perspective. Obviously I should not be so silly as to assume this.
Or possibly go back to my happy place hanging with the sane corner of the HP fandom.
|Date:||June 17th, 2006 09:29 am (UTC)|| |
Jesus H. Christ on a pogo stick.
Should I now be glad or sad that I've never been interested enough in HP to join the fandom?
This whole chronology is a mixture of the hilariously bizarre and the slightly disturbing.
But yeah, mediocre smut-fic written by blow-job-giving Jezebels will liberate oppressed women in Pakistan. Obviously.
If you read onwards, it seems highly likely that was a sock-puppet.
But yeah, crazy liek whoa.
Think of it like a chaptered fanfic - more is coming, you may just have to wait a little. If you have the bad_penny comm on your JF flist, it'll show up there.
|Date:||June 17th, 2006 12:15 pm (UTC)|| |
This is truly wondrous - thanks for linking it. I mean, I'd heard bits of it before - the fall of Gryffindor Tower, the thing with the nanny, a little bit about MsScribe... the really strange thing is that MsScribe certainly isn't a bad author - none of it is stuff that must be sporked, it's certainly not badfic, and by many accounts she can write pretty damn good sometimes. Why did she do it? It's kind of like Jeffrey Archer - pretty reasonably successful by anyone's lights, why did they have to cheat and lie just to get more?
I think it's that she wanted in with the BNFs. And as someone said in one of the comments to them, it's not like now, back then BNF-ness was a Big Fucking Deal. "They made people, and made pairings" was the quote, I believe. The analogy would be getting into the popular crowd at school - some people will do pretty much anything to achieve that.
So many old names. *is nostalgic*
|Date:||June 18th, 2006 04:21 am (UTC)|| |
I've been enjoying this so much; I got into the fandom in January 2002, though I was pretty segregated from a lot of this stuff. Still, it's a huge walk down a wanker's memory lane. And it remains utterly batshit, plus lots of new info...hurrah!
Wow. It's like piecing together all the names and tidbits of rumours I've heard into one large conspiracy. I like it.