Seperis (seperis) wrote,
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fannish sanity

I feel like a fandom slacker.

I mean, not in a complaining, omg, I am such a slacker! way. But in a very positive, whee, I have somehow managed to escape any sort of responsibility to any other fan way. Except the writing fic thing, which doesn't count.

I made ten resolutions about two years ago that, so far, I have managed to (mostly) keep, all in the name of fandom sanity.



1.) Never shall I ever moderate a fannish mailing list.

That is the path to antacid addiction.

2.) Never shall I ever moderate a livejournal community.

So doesn't count if I'm comodding with someone else. The someone else being svmadelyn, who only asks me to nod at appropriate intervals, like this, :::nod:::: , when she wants to do something. I have gone entire conversations doing nothing but that, with no idea what I'm agreeing to.

3.) Never shall I ever run an archive.

I have nightmares about handcoding the XMMFC years ago. NIGHTMARES.

4.) Never shall I ever run any kind of official challenge.

See one, antacids.

5.) Never shall I join a challenge that is by someone I don't know personally or that I cannot do in under one hour, the easier for them to nag me into compliance on the due date.

Actually, I have kept that, mostly. Mostly. Usually.

6.) Never shall I write a story just to piss someone off.

I have broken that three, maybe four times in almost six years of fandom. But only two in the last two years. It's the ultimate victimless crime. And not once in the last--six months. This really isn't a resolution. It's a guideline. Maybe I'll take this one off. Eventually.

7.) Never shall I troll, flame, or sockpuppet. Even if they really, really, really deserve it a lot. See number six for appropriate action.

Mostly. And not in any fandom Smallville or since.

8.) Never shall I join in love or hate fests.

But I reserve the right to mock them privately in AIM. A lot.

9.) Never shall I friend/defriend in anger. Cause wow, it looks mightily schizophrenic if you are friending/unfriending the same person twice a week.

I give it a week. If it still bothers me that much, then I do it. Which has happened all of once. Maybe twice. But a long time ago. And I reserve the right to refriend when it stops bothering me.

10.) Never shall I post something fannish under lock that I'm not relatively willing to have spread over the entire internet.

Though I'm tempted to try it with something vaguely controversial/squicky, just to see what happens and if it ever gets out. But guinea pigging my friendslist seems like a really, really bad idea, all things considered.

Mmm. Twitching eye, coffee, and HP porn. Life is perfect.
Tags: meme: fannish resolutions
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