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


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.

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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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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