May 5th, 2009

anime - amatsuki - smile - summer

Fandoms, wank, meta and layouts

[001] Fanart - well, I have just four words: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. OMG, my childhood *_* It made me run back for the slashy fanart of my favorite four dudes as not quite turtles :D :D I have the theme song stuck in my head now, oh god.

[002] Oh and speaking about slash, in page 41 (NSFW) of Starfighter, Cain and Abel are still going at it *mind in the gutter*

[003] It wasn't until I read this comment that I realised it was odd that there has not been a syndicayed feed for F_W on LJ...but there is one on DW. Yes, you can have Fandom Wank i.e. [info]fandom_wank_feed on your DW reading list! And guess what, its #2 on the syndicated feeds list XD

Personally, [info]fandom_wank > ohnotheydidnt when it comes to entertainment value XD

I also ended up adding:

[info]henryjenkins_feed | [info]neilgaiman_feed

[info]otw_news_feed | [info]sinfest_feed | [info]smartbitches_feed

[004] And I just realise an hour ago that by having two homes at LJ and DW, if either ones goes down, I can run to the other platform to post my "OH NOEZ!" post. Though if the entire internet crashes...well, obviously it's the end of the world and no whining is going to help the matter >_>

[005] General layout ramblingCollapse )

[006] furiosity posted a rant and I'll just post this bit:

I really dislike the upswing in the trend to treat readers as a commodity, as second-class participants in fandom or `freeloaders'. Like, there's an even greater tendency to imply that readers *only* read and don't contribute anything ~meaningful~ to fandom like writers do. Reading is meaningful, you jackasses. Just because someone else's engagement with your fanwork isn't meaningful to you personally doesn't mean it lacks all merit or that it contributes nothing to fandom and fanlore.
Also went ♥ a number of times during this particular thread on the post.

The mention of 2006 meta led to me going through old tagged posts and rereading some old classic rants by f...Collapse )
* music

AI

So, for the first time ever this season, I watched American Idol on TV, since I wanted to see Allison's performance(s). If you're wondering how it went, two good posts are here (by furiosity) and here.

Adam and Allison's duet, Slow Ride was awesome. There's something about having their voices in the same song that just sounds fabulous. Though it figures that the few times I find great chemistry in a het duo, the guy happens to be gay, lol. Still, all the hugging, and using the same hair stylist and the "little sister" comment ♥♥♥

Moving on, even if I had just done audio!only for this episode of AI, I'd still prefer Kris over Danny since that final screach from the latter made me wish the remote was next to me so I could switch the TV off for a minute. Worst sound on AI, EVER. WTF, Danny, WTF.

Then there was the fact that Kris looked so down and seemed to look like he knew his time was up. Have a feeling the judges knew that as well, since they were harsher than they needed to be - probably to send some audience!sympathy Kris' way.

Well, here is hoping the final three is Allison, Adam and Kris. Still wish Allison would win, 'cause her growth has been amazing while Adam has been stellar all along and is headed for big things even without the win. But...not going to happen.

Edit: Looking through old videos - Here are 3 videos of Alone by Heart: sung by Carly Smithson | sung by Carrie Underwood | sung by Allison Iraheta

The youtube vid for Allison keeps getting pulled down but there are dozens of audio only versions - anyway, \o/ for the rocker chick, lolol