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Nice Things Meme

Juno guilted convinced me to do this meme:

Hey, once you get this, say five nice things about yourself, and then pass it on to ten of your followers.


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January 4, 2015   No Comments

Fandom Snowflake Challenge 2015

Well, I completely failed at my fannish goals last year, and never even finished the challenge.

Let’s see if I can fail just as spectacularly this year! (That’s a goal, right? >_> )

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December 30, 2014   No Comments

Fandom Snowflake Challenge Day 13

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Day 13’s challenge is to talk about setting yourself a fannish goal.

Ha! This is an easy one. I need to finish the third story of my Epic Hobbit Soap Opera, The Wanderers. I had started posting it in 2007, but then pulled it because it really wasn’t working. And I’ve been promising readers I’d finish it for years, but it always ends up on the back burner. So since this is the 10th Anniversary year of that series, I will set a goal to finish it before the end of the year.

Anyone have any traps to capture Hobbit muses? >_>

January 13, 2014   No Comments

Fandom Snowflake Challenge Day 12

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Day 12’s challenge is to talk about what you think the future holds for fandom. What are your hopes and dreams for fandom? Do you have any predictions about what the next five years holds for fandom?

Five years? Heh. I’ve been in fandom much longer than that. I’ve been in online fandoms for almost 20 years, starting out on newsgroups (alt.star-trek.creative, alt.x-files.creative–anyone remember those?) and really nothing much has changed except the mediums (blogs instead of newsgroups, lots more visual stuff with art and vids) and there’s more people participating. Before the internet, there was fanfic available in ‘zines and self-published books. So five years from now? Fans will still be fans. The medium changes, but fandom is still fandom.

My only real hope is that transformative works obtain legal protection as an art form. If I could make a wish, it would be that these insane copyright laws get rolled back to their original time frames and to serve their original purpose: encourage individuals to create, not to allow heirs or corporations to lock up our culture in order to milk cash cows to death.

January 13, 2014   No Comments

Fandom Snowflake Challenge Day 11

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Day 11’s challenge is to stretch yourself a little and try something new. Go play in a new fandom or with a new pairing or trope. Try creating a different kind of fanwork. Or check out some types of fanworks that are new to you.

I’ve got a lot going on today, so Juno suggested I try Welcome to Night Vale. This is a stretch for me because I don’t usually do audio books.

January 11, 2014   No Comments

Fandom Snowflake Challenge Day 10

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Day 10’s challenge is to create a list of at least three fannish things you’d love to receive, something you’ve wanted but were afraid to ask for – a fannish wish-list of sorts.

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January 10, 2014   No Comments

Fandom Snowflake Challenge Day 9

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Day’s 9’s challenge is to rec at least 3 fanworks you thought you wouldn’t like (because they weren’t your fandom or they pushed against your boundaries or you thought you just wouldn’t be interested) but you ended up loving.

#1. Guy Gardner/Mary Marvel (DC Comics) fic series by duskdog717. This one is simply a pairing I had never even considered, because Guy Gardner and … Mary Marvel(??!). But this series is just really fantastic. It helps that Duskdog is Guy Gardner’s biggest fan, so she gives us a side of him that isn’t often portrayed. Even with their vastly different personalities, you believe that Mary could love him.

#2. I’ve never been interested in Twincest type fics, but I took the plunge into “Tencest” with Tenth Doctor/Metacrisis Doctor fics. And the Loved ‘Verse (Doctor Who) by fid_gin and unfolded73 is really, really good. It’s Ten/TenII/Rose and explores the uniqueness of a relationship where two of the people involved are essentially the same person.

#3. I’m not a fan of ‘serious’ zombies. Zombies as comedies I can do–I adore Shawn of the Dead and Zombieland. But I can’t stand The Walking Dead (I didn’t even make it through the first episode, turned it off halfway through with a headache from too much facepalming). So I’m not inclined to read anything with zombies. But during my devouring of Rumbelle fics this past summer I ran out of things to read and gave a zombie fic–There Was a Crooked Girl (Once Upon a Time) by marchionessofblackadder–a try and really enjoyed it. I was able to overlook my zombie issues because I really like the characters and the setting they are placed in.

January 9, 2014   No Comments

Fandom Snowflake Challenge Day 8

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Day 8’s challenge is to create a love meme for yourself. Let people tell you how amazing and awesome and loveable you really are.

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January 8, 2014   Comments Off on Fandom Snowflake Challenge Day 8

Fandom Snowflake Challenge Day 7

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Day 7’s challenge is to create a fanwork. A drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. A picspam. Something.

Title: The Book
Fandom: Once Upon a Time, Myst
Characters: Belle, Rumplestiltskin
Rating: General
Words: 300
Summary: Belle finds a strange book in the library.

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January 7, 2014   No Comments

Fandom Snowflake Challenge Day 6

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Day 6’s challenge is to share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life.

It’s hard to pick just one influence, being a Fancrone with forty-plus years of experience. But I think if I had to pick just one that had the biggest influence, it would be Douglas Adams.

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January 6, 2014   No Comments