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Rhetorical Question #237 -- "Why?"

I can and will NEVER understand Fandom Wank Really I can't.

I've tried to sit here, occasionally and once in a blue moon, to try and grasp and see the point of it, I've tried reading a few entries and just go shake my head.

That place is "wankier" than the shit they are complaining about.. moreover... WHO FUCKING CARES?

Leave idiots alone, ignore them you don't have to listen... really. It's like picking a scab, why do you do it if it hurts?

Yes, there are sucky fics out there, remember the first few fics YOU WROTE? Guess what THEY SUCKED TOO! (I know mine certainly did and still DO! But you know what, I ENJOY MYSELF! That's the whole POINT)

Give new writers a fucking break already, let them enjoy their Mary Sues on ice, and go find yourself a bloody slash fic fuck fest-o-rama you like by an author you like.

I'll not get into the real people stalkers fans calling themselves fans, people Orlando Bloom will not suddenly notice your tirades on his new girlfriend and leave and find John Rhys-Davies to shag because he reads it and gasps "HEY I AM GAY! supernekoprincessarwyn is RIGHT!!!! HERE GIMLI HERE ARAGORN!!!!"






I remember why I never visit that place it's full of the BITCHY crazy crowd.

I prefer the mundane crazies.

*hugs f-list*


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Jun. 29th, 2004 02:18 am (UTC)
Oh, I KNOW. :p
Jun. 29th, 2004 02:25 am (UTC)
Oh, god, it's back. And here I thought we were all off the hook when I heard it disappeared.

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Jun. 29th, 2004 03:28 am (UTC)

YOu can keep the Holier than Thou witch hunts thank you VERY much.

Yes, so you don't like it?

There are a million others who DO.

Leave them alone and whine in private, it hurts far less feelings that way.

What gets me is the LINKS to crap, INVITING people to go lynch mob an innocent person who *WAS* only whining in their own private space...

It's like people purposefully seek out other people to torment, and it escapes me, it really truly does.

I thought the Marquis de Sade was DEAD

Jun. 29th, 2004 03:36 am (UTC)
D'oh! Sorry, D, I was going to rewrite my response. Didn't realize that you were already posting a comment to it.

Jun. 29th, 2004 03:09 pm (UTC)
Nope. Here you go. I found it. (forgot about the email comments thing ^^;;) Figgered I might as well stick it in here so you won't seem like you're commenting to air. ^_^

Original response:
I've been limiting myself to just fic-only communities. I steer clear of those that encourage ridicule, rants, etc. Sure, I understand the need to let off steam, but you've got your personal journals for that. I don't see a reason why people would gather, en masse, around a campfire to spit collectively at a given fan(s). It only perpetuates bad blood between people and not to mention legitimizes intolerance toward individual quirks, which, the last time I checked, we have a right to. Certain fans/fannish behavior might annoy us to kingdom come, but who's to say that we're any better than they are?
Jun. 29th, 2004 03:13 pm (UTC)
Had no clue it wasn't in my journal (I do comment nack from e-mail)

Jun. 29th, 2004 04:51 am (UTC)
People are always going to find something to bitch about, even if it's pointless. Simple-minded people are like that you know ^__~
Jun. 29th, 2004 06:14 am (UTC)
*hugs* I don't get it either, but then again, there are a lot of things about fandom I don't get anymore. *shrugs*

...and boy, did that sound a lot more bitter than I meant it to. ^^;;
Jun. 29th, 2004 03:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah I'm bitter too... I retired BECAUSE of people like that, they are too high maintenance.

The Hilton Sisters of Fandom
Jun. 29th, 2004 06:47 am (UTC)
I can and will NEVER understand Fandom Wank Really I can't.

Hope my icons didn't start this, I didn't make them as a support for all those wankers, more as a joke/statement about how I'd like to make them go away; that kerfluffle caused by the fic had blue, windsor and I really rolling our eyes. I don't like what F_W does, either, they're just downright *mean*.
Jun. 29th, 2004 06:55 am (UTC)
Uhhh, that hurts ... And I thought german fandom would be the worst. Just revised my oppinion. But sad thing ... there are people who seem to have no real live.

On the other hand - we would miss so much fun in boring classes. ^_~ There's a certain entertainment in reading out loud the flames you get. Friend of mine and me made kind of a sport out of it. 'Who get's the best flames'
Sadly, she's leading in points right now. Somebody complained, how she could dare, to draw Youjis eyes in light green ... @_@

Off to classes, enjoying my life ^_^
Jun. 29th, 2004 07:34 am (UTC)
Let's see. The last Fandom Wank thing I read was about this person who caused untold mayhem in the LOTR fandom, her accomplice, and their colorful history. That one intrigued me.

But if it's ranting about someone's fic -- I generally skim through the main post and then leave, if I even bother getting that far. I think there's too much negativity in the world already. There's no need to add to it with all the criticism/nitpicking/whatever expressed in the threads. (Which is why I don't visit that Ficbitches place either. ::wrinkles nose::)

Thinking about it, it's a wonder new writers grow and thrive and work their way out of the Mary Sue phase (because it might be a necessary part of growth for some writers, at least), the way we have all these armchair critics intoning their almighty opinions.
Jun. 29th, 2004 05:30 pm (UTC)
[grins] I was going to come in and defend those of your friends that might like F_W and give another viewpoint, but decided against it.

Instead, I just say this.

Yes. Fandom_Wank is the only community to ever perpetuate ripping, hatred, wank and whine in a community setting.
Jun. 30th, 2004 03:22 am (UTC)
This only validates my resolution to limit my lj presence to just fic posts (and I really have to follow through on that... my bad for wavering lately). I'm aware of these communities, and the negativity from them do filter down into my friends' journals, with some of them having been the objects of people's wanking.

Once... just once... I'd like to go through a week without being reminded of fandom politics and that people are free to post stuff without being bludgeoned or burned in effigy by others. But I might as well just hope for a million-dollar inheritance.

I've been able to hold my opinions back till now in an effort to keep my journal as stress-free as I could (there's enough crap I have to put up with in RL... when I hang out with friends online, I hope for a sanctuary).

This would be the last time I'll do it.
Jun. 30th, 2004 06:18 am (UTC)
Amen... I never said it was the only such place in existence, I was just posting my confusion on the APPEAL of such bad energy places.

I can think of several more worthy things to heap my ire upon IRL than to totally thrash a fic writer or single individual period for that matter in such an open forum where unless the person being ripped to shreds is present they have no hope in hell of defending themselves or offering a PRO to the CON

I've never heard of nor read the F_W person, but I can pity and empathise (being in the same position she is in before myself) the HUMAN BEING who's being ridiculed.

THat was my point.

It apparently was missed entirely here. Fandom Wank was the single example of far too many places like it and used as said example because of it's over exposure on lj f-lists I happen to see on occasion.

Chill pills anyone? Last I looked I wasn't thrashing anyone here or intending too.

It was just my own single opinion on too much bad karma.

Jul. 11th, 2004 11:33 am (UTC)
Damn LJ, I never got notification you responded to this.

I don't need a chill pill, I was just pointing out that no matter how bad fandom_wank is, and it can be pretty bad I've never denied it, there are far more places out there that are much much worse. That was all. And since you can be quite passionate in your LJ at times...nevermind.
Jul. 11th, 2004 06:01 pm (UTC)
And I wasn't meaning YOU take a chill pill I mean those dorks need them.


sorry, lost in translation.

Jul. 12th, 2004 01:20 am (UTC)
[laughs] It's all good, thanks D. And yes, there are quite a few dorks out there that are in desperate need of chill pills.
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