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26 March 2010 @ 07:34 pm
I Do Miss It  
There are days when I miss the SG-1 community. It had its low points, but it was a nice community once you moved away from the crazies. I used to have a lot of fun posting on forums and boards after a new episode aired and talking about the show with friends, whether newbies or vets.

I don't really get to do that with SPN. I tried the boards and the comms and such, and meh. I know I can always post here. I just...don't. Hmm. But yeah, I do wish I could get that same community feeling with SPN. I want a place to belooong.

Anyway, I enjoyed last night's episode. A little weird coming off Famine and all, and it felt displaces and even a bit surface-level for the boys, but it was a good episode. I'm more interested in next week.
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Working for the Mandroid: Bobby FTWmoonshayde on March 26th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
I had considered doing that ages ago, but I have to face the reality that I am NOT good at managing such things. I'm an idea person. I get great ideas but lack follow through.

Maybe you should give it a try? See the thing is for me I'm not a Wincest person and that is the main chunk of this fandom. So everywhere I go either is not for me or is just way too depressing and wanky. You know?
Hell's Half Acre: Dean pointinghells_half_acre on March 27th, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)

There's been a few attempts to start wank-free/wincest-free discussion comms, but they seem to fizzle out sadly :(
Working for the Mandroid: Bedside (SPN)moonshayde on March 27th, 2010 12:17 am (UTC)
I don't get it. There are loads of us who would love to have a conversation and discussion. I know it. Not to just pimp fic or picspam or art. Yet, it never really works. Weird.
Hell's Half Acre: Huhhells_half_acre on March 27th, 2010 12:59 am (UTC)
Yeah, I really don't get it either.
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captain_tivcaptain_tiv on March 27th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
I like the rules. :)
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captain_tivcaptain_tiv on March 27th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC)

They really do work for the most part.

What I've noticed over the last three or four years is the lack of trolls that pop into chat rooms or stop by some of the forums. Once upon a time, like when we were on the mIRC chat rooms, trolls really were artists. They were creative. Then the I.Q.s dropped sharply and trolls got stupid. Sure, some were amusing (those were the ones that were so easily barbecued), but mostly they were annoying. Then, they just stopped popping in.

Did trolls become an endangered species or did they just find greener fields somewhere?
Working for the Mandroid: Castiel Lightmoonshayde on March 27th, 2010 01:05 am (UTC)
I think trolls just became lazy. People invest in sockpuppets now.
captain_tivcaptain_tiv on March 27th, 2010 01:10 am (UTC)
True. I think sockpuppets just lack a certain elegance that used to be found in the whole trollish philosophy. Sockpuppets really can't do drive-bys in any reliable way. They have to establish themselves as nuisances in order to troll, and that doesn't work in the long term.
Working for the Mandroid: Cutie Pie (Dean)moonshayde on March 27th, 2010 01:04 am (UTC)
I understand where you are coming from. It's just a thing with me. I really, really don't want to be associated with that part of fandom. They can do whatever they want and that's fine, but I just want to be happy with what I love.

I'll certainly check it out. If it ever gets really heavy into Wincest territory, though, I'd probably end up passing.

I think it's a good idea though :)
Library Alterna-Chick ;): Smile!jedishadowolf on March 27th, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
Icon Love...total and complete Icon Love!!!
That is all. :)
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Library Alterna-Chick ;)jedishadowolf on March 27th, 2010 02:10 am (UTC)
I don't suppose it's snaggable?
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Library Alterna-Chick ;)jedishadowolf on March 27th, 2010 12:10 pm (UTC)
Will do, thanks! :)
captain_tivcaptain_tiv on March 27th, 2010 12:39 am (UTC)
I've been spending more and more time on other places myself. I haven't quite found a niche yet, but I've established some dialogue with fans. I don't know if I'll ever get as involved with another show the way I did with SG1, so I'm just finding forums and message boards for shows I have a passing interest in.

I vote to start an SPN forum. :) Start an SPN livejournal/dreamwidth. I've never created a message board, but that could be fun too. *g*
Working for the Mandroid: archaeologistmoonshayde on March 27th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
LJ is kind of my niche, but I've been relatively quiet lately. I can't seem to get out of my withdrawn little buble for very long. There are days when I even think of just deleting my account, but I always manage to talk myself out of it.
I've shied away from starting any community or place to go because I am notorious for abandonment.
captain_tivcaptain_tiv on March 27th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
I have a tendency to forget I've got an LJ. Real life keeps beavering its way into my cyber time.
jessm78jessm78 on March 27th, 2010 01:49 am (UTC)
I know how you feel. Recently I've been missing it, too. One of my friends updated her SG-1 fic and it actually kickstarted my muse into getting back into one of my WIPs. Most of the places where I'd post are still pretty dead, though, sadly. I miss talking about the episodes with other fans. Gateworld is still there, but my heart just isn't in it much anymore.

It seems like LJ is the big thing for SPN. There are a few boards for it, but they really don't appeal much to me either. There are some real crazies at one, the other seems to be mainly younger people, and the other... well, I like it and I've made some good friends there, but it's hard to stay caught up on it.

I enjoyed the episode too. It felt like something was missing with the way they didn't address what happened at the end of the previous ep, with Sam in the panic room and Dean feeling empty inside and pleading for help. But it was a pretty good one. I'm really looking forward to next week's.
Working for the Mandroid: crossroadsmoonshayde on March 30th, 2010 10:58 am (UTC)
I think I'm feeling nostalgic. Back to the days when I could come online as an escape and chat with people who had things in common with me. I don't get to do that anymore. And SPN fandom is so so wanky.

I love LJ and I know SPN has a big presence here. It's just not very inclusive. And to be honest, I've been drifting a lot from LJ.

This episode was filmed before MBV, so that is probably why there is a continuity issue. In my personal canon I'm just putting it first.
jessm78jessm78 on March 30th, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
I'm right there with you. I've been feeling pretty nostalgic lately. I miss the good old days of the Yahoo lists, like Sam-Daniel-Rebellion and such.

I've really had to scale back my involvement in SPN fandom. I only stick to one site mostly, although I don't get there as often as I used to. I skim through one or two communities, but that's it. I get any further into it and the wank appears. Just can't do it anymore.

That's a good idea. I heard it was filmed before MBV, and I think it was also written before MBV. Would make more sense for it to come first.
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Working for the Mandroid: Jared and Jensen (100th Ep Party)moonshayde on March 30th, 2010 10:59 am (UTC)
It's weird. I want to be part of fandom and I don't. I guess I want my own version of fandom and not the fandom we have. SPN fandom as a whole is very wanky and whines more than SG-1 fandom ever did.

If the fandom was more discussion and fun based, I'd love it/ That's just the reality.
Library Alterna-Chick ;)jedishadowolf on March 27th, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
Yeah, the SG1 comm was wonderfully inclusive in many ways. Haven't found that since.

I think I was really struck by the fact last night's ep was truly Bobby's ep, no one else's. Though I was really surprised we didn't get to see more fall out from the boys getting arrested. Hello they're both supposed to be dead after Colorado and the police station blowing up right?
Working for the Mandroid: alec smilemoonshayde on March 30th, 2010 10:55 am (UTC)
SG1 fandom had its issues, but it was such an inclusive place. I easily settled in and was still happy, aside from cranky moments, when I left the wank behind.

I'd really like that with SPN but it's just not happening. I have here, of course, but I guess I'm just nostalgic ;)
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on March 27th, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
From what someone else has told me, THIS ep was suppose to come before MBV...wierd.

Twas a good ep, but I needed more OOMPH after hiatus!

*hugs you*
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on March 30th, 2010 10:49 am (UTC)
It was filmed before MBV so it makes sense that it wouldn't take into account the events of that episode.

So I guess in my personal canon this ep will come first.