June 1st, 2008

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assistance required - what pisses you off, really?

synecdochic and I are modding a panel at con.txt and--you know, let me paste.
So, seperis and I have been tapped to co-mod a panel at con.txt -- "Fannish Norms: Square Pegs Unite!" -- and we're going to take it in the direction of discussing what happens when you hold drastically differing opinions about hotbutton issues than the current zeitgeist of your fandom or fandom in general. We're looking to see if we can come up with a working model of how to handle "Unpopular Opinions" without it turning into wank in .03 seconds or less, and we're also going to discuss the Unwritten Rules that every fandom -- and fandom as a whole -- evolves. (Because man, the rules are complex and byzantine...)....

So we're looking for the hot button issues. If you have an opinion--heh, like that's something fangirls don't have, and very vocally, too--please jog over here to syne's lj and leave your thoughts on yaoi what you think are the big buttons in fandom. This is like an Unpopular Opinions Meme, but um, not so much. But you can number them. Everyone loves numbers.

Again. Right here.
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so fandom is energetic, yes?

...so I take it fannish hot topics are something people maybe think about once in a while, eh?

Reading the responses is sometimes like living the old flamewar, but in that way where you kind of want to call up that person you called a cocksucking whore and say 'Oh my God, do you remember when I called you a cocksucking whore because you liked James Potter more than Snape? CRAZEE!" And you know, laugh.

The really hard part is, I see at least ten things I suddenly, violently want to do meta on and can't.

Something I actually have had a half-assed desire to do is organize meta. Yes, I know there are people doing this, but something closer to del.icio.us, but with better summaries and a group of pre-created tags to use as well as more specific ones.

To put this on the table; I am anal and not overly fond of change. The header I use on my fic is very similar to the first header I learned to do in alt.startrek.creative. It's had some changes with time, fandom, and laziness, but the basic format hasn't left me, just like some habits created in non-livejournal space haven't either. Tagging is one of those things that make me ridiculously excited on a wide variety of levels. What drives me nuts is the inconsistency. When searching del.icio.us, we indulge our conformity with wild and crazy leaps of individuality--HA EVERYONE IS DOING RONON/TEYLA BUT I SHALL CALL THEM EMMAGEN/DEX which when you are in the middle of trying to find every Teyla story out there, is like waving a red flag.

And totally own it up--who doesn't want to be the inventor of the Next Awesome ACRONYM?

In any case, if you missed my appeal last night or still have a Hot Fandom Topic to add, please go here so Syne and I can add it to the list. For those of you who have, thank you very much. It's been fascinating reading.
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sgafic: the rules of attraction 3/7

Title: The Rules of Attraction 3/7
Author: Seperis
Codes: McKay, Sheppard, Sheppard/McKay, Sheppard/Kolya (McKay/Teyla, Sheppard/Teyla (implied), Teyla/Ronon)
Rating: NC-17, AU, prostitution, drug use
Summary: The first time Dr. Rodney McKay met Special Agent John Sheppard, he wasn't Dr. McKay and John was Michael Torres. This was balanced, in Rodney's view, by the orgasms. The second time was a lot trickier. It also didn't involve any orgasms at all.
Author Notes: This is mostly complete but not completely edited, so I'm not sure how many parts it will cut into for livejournal. I've been mentally calling this "The One Where John's an FBI Rentboy and Rodney's Very Confused", but that's a little long for a title. Plausibility is so overrated.
Warnings: Please see this entry for warnings.


I was thinking "The Part Where Rodney Hates Telephones For Betraying Him and John Sings So, So Badly" might work here. But the current title, while lacking in descriptiveness, is at least shorter to write.


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