Goss (gossymer) wrote,
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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] Y'know, with layouts I'm used to a spate of comments initially until they die off and then one or two come in every now or then (and old icon posts get a comment once in a blue moon, lol) so I was all O_O over the past few days since a lot of comments started coming in for the Back to Basics layouts. I turn off e-mail notifications for NB and GB but activate comment tracking - so I was all !!! at the comments appearing in the inbox so often suddenly. I was wondering if there was a pimping post somewhere I missed.

Then the [info]dw_news post came out and I realised what had happened: people who no longer had paid accounts could no longer use core1 layouts on DW and had switched over to B2B for the time being. So I expect most people will switch them out when new TabulaRasa themed layouts start appearing.

Which is cool, since I started editing the CSS with the idea of making the reading list easier to read...until other shiny core2 layouts got released :) And since Core2 is awesomesauce compared to s2 core 1, hopefully more people will get interested in playing with the CSS once stylesheets and guides get distributed in the near future for core2 :)

[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:
If you hated The Da Vinci Code, are you going to keep your mouth shut about it on the off chance that Dan Brown accidentally overhears you and his feelings get hurt? If anything, you should be grateful that someone cared enough about your work to say something about it to the world at large. It means you're making an impression. Whether or not that impression continues to stay bad is up to you.
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