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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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From:drakyndra
Date:June 20th, 2006 05:05 am (UTC)
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Look, sweetheart, I haven't a fucking clue who you are. And yes, you are entitled to your own opinion, even if I don't agree with it.

But if you are going to insult people who are my friends, than you are not welcome here.
From:melliyna
Date:June 20th, 2006 05:58 am (UTC)
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That's it. I'm going to stay in my happy lurking little state of treating everyone with respect and kindness and happily and harmlessly squeeing. This is just insane, utterly and completely. *brain is still boggled*

I mean why? I just don't get it.
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From:drakyndra
Date:June 20th, 2006 06:02 am (UTC)
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*sighs* It's all a bit horrible, isn't it?
From:melliyna
Date:June 20th, 2006 06:08 am (UTC)
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Yep. See I only really got into the HP fandom at all in 2004 when I got an LJ (before that I wrote fic about a lot of British cop shows and lurked around the boards of those, also avoiding craziness). And of course I missed all this and even now I wouldn't have known anything about the craziness around the release of book six if I hadn't had people on my friends list who seek out wank.

I think looking at this, it seems like some people forget that other people online are real people, with real feelings and that things you write online do hurt.

Bleuh - I'm going back to fangirling over David Tennant and writing fics for my own amusement.
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From:drakyndra
Date:June 20th, 2006 07:05 am (UTC)
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I think looking at this, it seems like some people forget that other people online are real people, with real feelings and that things you write online do hurt.

I think that's what a lot of this really comes down to - someone made an interesting comment along the lines of MsScribe spending so much time playing with people that she might have believed everyone did that, hence her reactions in the Charitywank thing.

And I think fangirling Teh Tennant is a very good way to go right now.
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From:livii
Date:June 20th, 2006 06:20 am (UTC)
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::snugs::
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From:misscam
Date:June 20th, 2006 09:31 am (UTC)
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I recognise that name - it appears in the links of comments posted here.

What the effity eff she's doing in your LJ, I have no idea.
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From:drakyndra
Date:June 20th, 2006 09:35 am (UTC)
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She's friended me. And I think she's commented on some of my Doctor Who meta - perhaps she's found a new fandom?
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From:misscam
Date:June 20th, 2006 09:52 am (UTC)
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Aaaaah.

Well, wouldn't be the first one. And it is a small Internet at times, huh?
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From:drakyndra
Date:June 20th, 2006 09:57 am (UTC)
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Everybody is connected to everybody else. That's a bit creepy. *shudders vaguely*
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From:tavella
Date:June 20th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
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Who's actually an old fandom for me, but I waited to watch S1 of the reboot until SciFi showed it, because watching Who is just not as fun by yourself. It's far more fun to snark and eek with a bunch of other people.
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From:lotus79
Date:June 20th, 2006 11:23 am (UTC)
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Wow. That one's particularly poisonous.

I just got through reading the original comment threads that sapphire_isle posted. And then I went and read back through the update archive on 4christina.org, because I like to be as fully informed as possible before I start spouting my opinion. And now I find I'm too speechless to do so.

Though I will say this: I wish I had some money, cos I'd donate some.
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From:drakyndra
Date:June 20th, 2006 11:58 am (UTC)
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It's just rather tragic and really depressing. And I'm with you on the if I had money thing.
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From:tavella
Date:June 20th, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC)
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What's poisonous about it? It's factual.
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From:tavella
Date:June 20th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
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If you know me, it's as lhb on TWOP; and I probably should have left off that first line, but told fuck you over a factual correction made me lose my temper a bit. S'why I waited until morning to reply again.

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