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Wed, Feb. 24th, 2010 09:18 pm
Er, I think I'm neglecting LJ

FANDOM SECTION, scroll down a bit if you want ;p

I'm still reading my f-list but I have noticed that I skip over all the HP communities unless there's an alert for art. I think i'll take them off my f-list so I don't have to bother skipping. I wont' leave the communities, I'm still a Potterphile even if I haven't been active in the fandom. Let's face it, I haven't read a HP fanfic since September. I started a H\D one but couldn't focus on it, my other fandoms were calling for my attention. I sometimes feel guilty which is really quite stupid but there you go. My current major fandom is House with the occasional South Park and Zelda thrown in. I would also say that my number 1 fandom right now is Craig Ferguson. He's a real person so I hate using the term "fandom" but what else do you call a group of fans getting together (online) to discuss him?
I'm so happy he's finally getting the recognition that he deserves. It gives the longtime fans like me satisfaction knowing that his fanbase is growing. Most of my new Craig friends are pretty recent to liking him but that doesn't make them any less of a fan. They're just as important, I refuse to be a fan snob. lame ;)

I went to a Late Late Show taping yesterday. If you care to read about my fifth experience being an audience member to that awesome show click here!

Anyway, I'm not neglecting you, my LJ friends. I'm reading your entries even if I'm not commenting. I'll try to comment more but my internet time has been split between Facebook and Twitter (oh Craig, you've made me addicted to Twitter).

REAL LIFE SECTION
I'm still looking for a job. Right now I'm looking everywhere but I'm focusing my search on Utah. I'd like to live there a few years. I'd like to be closer to my best friend and soul sister. I'd miss LA but it wouldn't be forever, I'd move back here. Heh, I'd also like to live in Scotland ;P
I'm traveling a bit this year. Back to Yosemite in May, Vegas in June, Boston and DC in May, and NYC in October. I'm also saving up for UK summer 11'. I'm coming back to you Scotland! I feel very fortunate to have the means to travel and do what I want to do. I know a lot of people don't and I hope I don't come off as snooty when I talk about traveling.

School's going as well as can be expected. I hate online classes, I need the in classroom setting. After this semester I don't think I'll take another online course unless I absolutely have to.

I got a henna tattoo today. It is a spectacular failure! I won't let it turn me off henna tats, I'll just find a better person! I'm going to get the same design next time, it can't be that hard! I could probably have done it better myself, oy. I got one get used to the idea of having body art. I've been wanting a tattoo for years and years but always told myself I would wait until I lost weight. I'm sick of waiting, I think I'll be getting one before this year is over. I've had a few designs running in my head and decided to get the henna tat of the design that's been the most dominant in my head for about three years now.



Whatado everybody! I got my own little Wavey in the mail today. It distracted me temporarily from the henna tattoo fail. You can see my Fandom Wall of Geekery in the background.

Speaking of fail..

You can see I wiped the paste off the shitty part. It's a lot paler then the part I kept, I'm hoping that'll be gone soon. I've been rubbing my arm like mad trying to wash it off. The top part kinda sucks too but at least I can tell what it is! The design for it is here. It's a gorgeous design and isn't that difficult for a professional, something she clearly was not. She didn't even try to get the pattern right! As a friend put it, "she killed Scottish pride!"


Vintage gas station at Farmer's Market


The darling clock tower at Farmer's Market


Got my hair done monday, I dyed it again. It's closer to my natural color but more alive. I'm also wearing makeup and I'm in my jammies :P

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Current Music: Flower of Scotland--Red Hot Chili Pipers

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tresjolie9
tresjolie9
Sarah
Thu, Feb. 25th, 2010 06:49 am (UTC)

Okay, reading the first part now, a bit too tired to take all of this in at once....

I'm still reading my f-list but I have noticed that I skip over all the HP communities unless there's an alert for art. I think i'll take them off my f-list so I don't have to bother skipping. I wont' leave the communities, I'm still a Potterphile even if I haven't been active in the fandom. Let's face it, I haven't read a HP fanfic since September. I started a H\D one but couldn't focus on it, my other fandoms were calling for my attention. I sometimes feel guilty which is really quite stupid but there you go. My current major fandom is House with the occasional South Park and Zelda thrown in. I would also say that my number 1 fandom right now is Craig Ferguson. He's a real person so I hate using the term "fandom" but what else do you call a group of fans getting together (online) to discuss him?
I'm so happy he's finally getting the recognition that he deserves. It gives the longtime fans like me satisfaction knowing that his fanbase is growing. Most of my new Craig friends are pretty knew to liking him but that doesn't make them any less of a fan. They're just as important, I refuse to be a fan snob. lame ;)


First off, I tend to find myself waxing and waning from the more traditional fannish elements, particularly fanfiction. When I first joined LJ I was a bit more fannish, but nowadays I don't find myself craving fic as much as I used to. Could be because I don't really have a fictional favorite fandom at the moment. Could be because the nature of fandom, and how it is written has changed over the years.

House fandom is House fandom, from what I've seen I don't know if I want to get involved in it. Besides that, I've watched House on and off, but never became a die hard fan.

Glad you aren't being a fannish snob about Craig Ferguson fandom. It has been fun, but it really isn't the type of fandom where you are going to see fanfic, and ships, unless the fans cross a certain line. Being a fan of a human, who isn't famous for playing a fictional character isn't quite the same as being a fan of a fictional character.

Glad you were able to snag one of the last "Wavys," and that you got all those pics at places in LA. It would be awesome to live in LA, but right now life is stuck in NY.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Thu, Feb. 25th, 2010 07:42 am (UTC)

I definitely don't crave fanfic as much as I used to. I still enjoy it occasionally, I'm currently reading some House fanfic to relax before Craig. I used to be absolutely addicted to fanfic, I'm glad I'm not anymore.
As for being active in the House fandom, I'm not really that active. I enjoy reading updates and such but I'm really in the fandom for the fiction. I went through years of watching House before it occurred to me to look into fandom. I don't like the hate between the H\Cuddy and H\Wilson shippers. I'm H\W (as lovers or platonic life partners) but I used to like H\C together. I don't anymore because I don't like how Cuddy is written anymore. I have no hate for the ship though and seeing the wank is obnoxious.

That's exactly why I feel funny using the term "fandom" for the Craig community. To me fandom is about ships and fanfiction. I'm not into that at all for Craig. I read one fanfic with him and though it was well written, it still squicked me out because he's a real person. The only "fandom" I can see myself in with Craig is for his Mr. Wick character. Even so, I wouldn't "ship" him with anybody, I'd just like a funny story. I don't read DCS fics though, never got into that.
I just like finally meeting people who appreciate him like I do. :)

It's one of the last Wavys? Are they running low?


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tresjolie9
tresjolie9
Sarah
Thu, Feb. 25th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)

Someone on ONTD Latenight said they were running out of Wavys!

Same here, I still enjoy it on occasion, but I don't write it, or seek it out nearly as often as I once did.

Another issue I have with "traditional" fandoms is that nowadays often shipper wars overwhelm things and can ruin a fandom. If you write a fic, it has to be one of the fic's big ships, no exceptions, otherwise it will be abandoned to on the margins of fandom. So say if you want to write a purely plot related House fic, nothing AU, ships stay as they are on the show, I would guess that the chance that no matter how well it is written, no one will read it because it isn't about a ship.

Heck, for Craig Ferguson I don't even know if I want to start using the term "fandom," quite yet, because it isn't what I consider to be traditional fandom. Yes the aspects are certainly there, but we don't have shipping wars yet!


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tresjolie9
tresjolie9
Sarah
Thu, Feb. 25th, 2010 06:51 am (UTC)

Also sorry about the italics, but it is nice to see someone making a nice long post on LJ. With all the ONTD comms, and new people I've added, I miss reading people's regular entries on LJ. Many of the people on my LJ f'list have either left for twitter/facebook, or are primarily here for ONTD and ONTD style comms, and truthfully, may not have been on LJ back in the day when it was more of a place for journaling.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Thu, Feb. 25th, 2010 07:44 am (UTC)

No worries.

I used to update all the time but I haven't been focused enough to do it the last few months. Once in awhile I'll force myself to type up a post for the few people that like reading about my RL.

I've had my journal since 02' I think, back when it was mostly for journaling. The only ONTD comms I'm a member of is the latenight and political ones. I skip past a lot of communities I'm a member of. I also miss the RL journals. A lot of my friends jumped to FB and Twitter too. Those are fun places but only here can you type up a nice long post.


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tresjolie9
tresjolie9
Sarah
Thu, Feb. 25th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)

Exactly, been on LJ since 02, and things have really changed. There was a certain LJ culture that used to be here, and many of those people who would post daily updates are now on facebook and twitter. Nothing against those sites, but they don't have quite the same culture as Twitter.

Twitter is twitter, and Facebook can be a bit too personal for posting things.

sorry for the anon comments, forgot to login to LJ this morning


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_kataomoi_
_kataomoi_
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Thu, Feb. 25th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)

I'm so excited you got your Wavy so fast! ♥
Fandom is a good word, though. Fandom is the expanse of fan interest, much like a kingdom is the expanse over which a king rules. It covers everything. I always think of the ppl involved in subjects as the fandom, not so much the object. Hum.

Nice hairs, too XDD


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chocolate_frapp
chocolate_frapp
chocolate_frapp
Thu, Feb. 25th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)

I like reading about my f list's RLs as well as fannish stuff, and I post about both. :)


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