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02 November 2008 @ 10:11 am
Sundays  
Computer is back in all of its super slow glory. So I should be able to go back and better respond to people's comments.

Things To Do Today:
  • Drabbles! Now that my Dark Angel fic has been posted, I can finish up some drabbles I promised people. I'll get a few done today
  • Finish reading the boring book from Hell for my class
  • Post some fic that I had written but never bothered to post here
  • NaNo - btw, feel free to add me and if you would like me to add you, please just tell me. I missed some posts on this I'm sure.  Also, if you have any filters I would like to be on them if you'll have me. I love talking shop :)
You know, I'm still kind of on the fence about how active I want to be in Supernatural fandom (as well as my other fandoms). I love SPN. It's my fave show. And despite some complaints that I have from time to time, I'm still really loving it. I like how the show isn't afraid to do things and have consequences. But I get uneasy more often than not recently and I don't want to let that ruin my enjoyment. So it's a tough choice. I'm not sure what I want to do. Part of me says I should stop talking about it and writing fic and making art and just enjoy it in private. The other part of me says screw it all and just do whatever I want and damn the consequences. At the end of the day, I just want to squee, have fun, and share my love with other people. With the fandom so crazy sometimes, it's hard for me to find just the right balance.

That goes for my other fandoms as well.

Gah, decisions. I hate them LOL

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Lierina: people: jensen // Eye of the Tiger.lierina on November 2nd, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
It's really difficult with fandoms. On the one hand it's great to share the love with other fans, to talk about the show etc. On the other hand fandom can be quite annoying and full of wanks. It's not easy. However I think you can also meet a lof of great people here and besides we shouldn't be willing to leave our fandom to the bashers, wankers and insane fangirls.

Gah, decisions. I hate them
Same here ;)
Working for the Mandroid: Heat of The Momentmoonshayde on November 2nd, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
Fandoms are tough. I keep telling myself no more fandoms! And then I get sucked inside.

So I'm really trying to figure out what level works for me. I was in a fandom for a show I love and it became stressful and negative and it really sucked a lot of the enjoyment out for me. Plus, I hate fandom wars.

The Sam vs Dean thing (and Jared vs Jense thing) is killing me.

But I have a ton of great people on my flist that I can agree with and disagree with but in a mature fun way where we learn from each other and support each other, you know?

So I just have to find the comfort zone.
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Working for the Mandroid: Headlightsmoonshayde on November 2nd, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
I think I'm still experiencing a little bit of holdover from the SG-1 fandom. I still love SG-1, but I really got bogged down by the infighting, character wars, and shipper issues. While I managed to stay out of the intense stuff, it still left its mark on me. I got tired of having to defend my love of Jack or Daniel or Sam or whoever. So I'm even more hyperaware and trying to avoid the same pitfalls.

I don't think I ever want to get as involved as I did with SG-1. And for some, fandom is like a full time job. It shouldn't be an obligation. it should just be fun.

So I am determined to keep it fun. But with my personality type - someone that rarely relaxes if ever - trying to keep everything fun can be tough ;) I just want to have fun, share my opinions with people, have mature conversations, and maybe learn a thing or two from some different perspectives.

It boils down to fact I think too much ;) I think you have the right idea though.
anna_sg1: teyla cussinganna_sg1 on November 2nd, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
Ignorance can be such bliss. For example, I watched the entire X-Files without even knowing what fandom is, let alone fandom wars and I totally enjoyed in the show just commenting, discussing. squeeing and flailing with my sisters and my friends. *g*

Then came Stargate.

Man... I had NO idea! The fights bewtween people who never even met and the, so-called, ship wars... let's say it was quite a surprise. :) I just stay away from those places/people and stick to the nice and awsome people I met.

Some people take these things waaay to seriously. It's ridiculus.

Finish reading the boring book from Hell for my class

I sypathize. I just finished mine... *facepalm*Seriosly, one of the most stupid books I have ever read. Ever.

Btw, you mention in one of the comments a Dean vs. Sam thing? What's that all about?
Working for the Mandroid: Battle Readymoonshayde on November 2nd, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
Ignorance is bliss. I watched X-Files without even knowing what fandom was, too. Then I found it like right right at the end and I was floored. I didn't participate.

But I also love community. I love people and talking and it's so much fun. I just haven't yet figured out how to do it without finding the wank ;) I attract wank. I am a wank magnet. Heh.

I didn't do much with Star Wars either.

SG-1 was my first true fandom. And whoa. It was so much fun and greta and awesome, but also had this deep dark side with shipper wars and character wars and that just broke me.

Oh, the Sam vs Dean thing. Just there are Deangirls that like to trash talk Sam and Samgirls that like to trash talk Dean. I try to stay away from all of that, but it's hard sometimes. It's everywhere! I may be a Deangirl, but I have a lot of love for Sam. I don't always like what they do with Sam on the show (and sometimes I can say the same with Dean too) but some people take it too far.

Thankfully, most people on my flist don't get into any of that. I just know it's out there and it makes me a little hyper sensitive.

Clearly, I need to stop thinking ;)
anna_sg1: Dala Loveanna_sg1 on November 2nd, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
It was so much fun and greta and awesome, but also had this deep dark side with shipper wars and character wars and that just broke me.

I can totally relate. It can be so much awsome fun. But then again... there's that dark underbelly. :) Just not neccesary IMO. The most recent I remember was Vala and/or Cam bashing. People would be brutal. Some still are. I'm not even going to mention Atlantis fandom.

Oh, the Sam vs Dean thing. Just there are Deangirls that like to trash talk Sam and Samgirls that like to trash talk Dean.

This is "the ridiculus" I was talking about. I mean, it's okey to have an opinion but don't get too brutal with it. It's NOT real, FCOL. There's a difference between an argument and bashing.
Working for the Mandroid: brothers (winchester)moonshayde on November 2nd, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah I don't play in SGA fandom at all LOL

I've gotten way to close to the whole "bash" thing in the past. So much so that I feel bad about it now and I don't want to repeat it. I really had joined an anti-Sam mentality there for a while and it took interacting with people outside of my corner of fandom for me to see that there are so many different ways to look at a show. And that perspective was so great because it opened new doors for me.

It's really why I try so hard to be fair to all the characters on Smallville or Supernatural or whatever show I am watching.

I will admit that I don't like Vala much. And I especially dislike Daniel/Vala. But I've learned that I don't need to make it a crusade against what I don't like. If people respect my opinions, I am going to repsect theirs. I love having Daniel/Vala people on my flist that really love their ship, but don't put down people who don't. Same with Sam/Jack.

And it's why I love knowing people who are Samgirls and Deangirls and Johngirls and everything in between. :)
anna_sg1: feeling devilishanna_sg1 on November 2nd, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
But I've learned that I don't need to make it a crusade against what I don't like. If people respect my opinions, I am going to repsect theirs.

See... that is a healthy, normal view of things. I have people on my flist who are totally Sam/Cam or whatever other pairing I don't neccesarilly ship myself, but we're are all "normal" fangirls who squee over their favorite show. *g*

And it's why I love knowing people who are Samgirls and Deangirls and Johngirls and everything in between. :)

uuuu... can I be in between? *naugthy grin*
Library Alterna-Chick ;): coffeetimejedishadowolf on November 2nd, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
Fandom can be so much fun, especially when folks like you are so incredibly creative and put out awesome material. The wanking and wars suck and I love to ignore that crap - just discussing the shows and different points of view, theories, ect. are much more fun. :)
Working for the Mandroid: Dean and Sam Winchestermoonshayde on November 2nd, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
Fandom is Harvey Dent, I swear. There is this wonderful optimistic insightful side full of hope and promise and then there is it's twisted and cruel other side.

I still think I am working out SG-1 fandom issues. I just need a good punch to the face ;)
{red wine and ambien, you're talking shit again}: SPN//John & Dean//daddy's little soldierpowerof3 on November 2nd, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
I can't do NaNoWriMo. I've tried, but I always come up short. About 30,000 words short. I give up early in the month because I get frustrated. :(

You should squee, have fun, and share your love with other people, if that's what you want to do. Don't worry about what other people think. Just do what makes you happy. Sure, fandom is crazy, but show me one that isn't, and I'll buy a bridge from you.
Working for the Mandroid: crossroadsmoonshayde on November 2nd, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
It's hard! I'm always like walking on eggshells. I need to just be happy and say the hell with it to everything else. I just don't like to offend and half the time people misunderstand what I'm trying to say to begin with.

And then I let myself get all bent out of shape over wank and stupidity.

I try not to though :(

Oh I'm alreayd behind on NaNo. I don't care though. I'm still going to finish it, says me :)
Banana Cave: Supernatural: Fangirls! Hide!banana_cave on November 3rd, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
I'm doing NaNo but I don't have any filters or anything for it.

I'm not very active in any fandoms, I don't think, except just talking with friends (online & off) about stuff I like. Some of the fans can be kind of weird or scary, but there are always nice ones as well. I'd love to talk Supernatural with you any time!
Working for the Mandroid: Bring Itmoonshayde on November 3rd, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
Just talking and having fun is the best way to go. if you get too deep into fandom, you start to see the power plays and the pettiness. So best not to get that far is what I say :)

SPN talk is awesome any day of the week, eh?
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on November 3rd, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
Go for the Squee, darling, lol!!

*hugs you*
Working for the Mandroid: Headlightsmoonshayde on November 3rd, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
That should be our new slogan? Go for the squee!
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on November 14th, 2008 07:11 am (UTC)
Definitely - simple and yet it says so much, lol!

*hugs you*