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June 20th, 2006

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12:09 pm - It just gets worse and worse...
And now we are up to Chapter 9 of the MsScribe epic.

And it has to be one of the most horrific accounts of fandom I have ever come across. Some pooor woman with cancer getting stomped on by a whole bunch of BNFs just because she asked one of them to link her fundraising website. After they had been going on about how fandom supports it's own and all that, too.

I don't think I have ever been so appalled by fandom as a whole. The things that were said...

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Date:June 20th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
I really can't get the words out, but it was *the* most disgraceful thing I have ever personally witnessed.

Not only the fandom supports its own, part - but when some people had the 'nerve' to question whether the robbery that lost Cassie and Co. their laptops had actually happened - which I personally have always thought was a very good question - well, those people were ruthlessly attacked. People start going into the cancer woman's journal and calling her a liar - and people like Heidi, who they were going there on behalf of, basically shrugged and said "I can't control them, I didn't ask them to do that". And if anyone challenged the people who said the woman was a liar, they freaked out on you.

The whole thing was so depressing that I'm actually depressed over it again. I lost a lot of faith. I lost a whole ton of love for the fandom, and I wasn't in those circles (though I had heidi on my flist, which she promptly was removed from).

Argh, must stop rambling about it. :(
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Date:June 20th, 2006 05:03 am (UTC)
It really is quite horrible. I mean, skepticism is one thing, but this kind of accusation and trollery is horrific. You can disbelieve someone without insulting them, you know.

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