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Fannish Netiquette:

Sidebar--what wouldn't I give for a Miss Manners of fandom. I mean, for reference and also for hysteria. Can you see the questions that come in?

Dear Miss Fanmanners,
My cowriter and I have had an artistic difference in our latest wip. She says lube is optional and I said lube is necessary. We referenced minotaur and still can't agree! What do I do?
--Sleepless in SGA


Anyway. What's the etiquette on dead(or comatose) challenges? Let's say a hundred years ago someone did this awesome challenge. Do you appropriate with credit or try to track them down and ask if they are still in some kind of fandom-related activity? I'm mostly thinking of Kate Bolin's(?) Dead Letters and the ASCEML Getting to Know You. No, I don't actually want to organize them myself (though I would, seriously; Dead Letters are deeply awesome and I loved those). I kind of wish both had taken off as genres like the Five Things, to be honest. There is always a population for Dead Letters.
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*grits teeth* I am still pretending it was a Michael plot until canon forces otherwise. And I? Have a lot of denial. Smallville was *good* at teaching that.

Yes, i really want Dead Letters. I used to read those over tons of fandoms when that took off.

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I would think at least some sort of token effort to contact the orignator would be appropriate. At least through whatever contact information was easily available. :)

Hmm. I may see if I can track her down. I could swear she had an lj at one time.

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I tracked down the stories, etc., for one of liviapenn's old SV challenges, and I started by asking her. So I say, try to find the originator/compiler first.

*crosses fingers* Do you know if the Getting to Know You was person specific by any chance? You were on ASCEML when it went around, do yu remmber? Iv'e done small groups of it before for XMM and SV, but an updated panfandom version would be deeply, deeply awesome.

Isn't it kid of a problem though that the characters you'd like to see dead letters off, your really wouldn't want to think about being dead? Maybe it's just me.

It was, at the time, an awesome idea of the character writing a letter that's supposed to be read after their death.

Oh, I haven't thought of Dead Letters in ages, and they were wonderful -- good luck with the hunt!

*thinks of Dead Letters in re: SPN*

*thinks of aaaaaaaalllllll the characters who could canonically write them*

*hed asplodes*

Also, I once had a strong urge to write a Dead Letter for Blake in QAF but then! Not dead :D

The bastard. WE COULD HAVE HAD MORE QAF FIC FROM YOU!

I say Viva La Revival (what? I just took a Spanish final, I know no french)! I'd love a link to the Dead Letters thing, it sounds cool and I have no idea what it is, and given the propensity of this fandom to be AWESOME, I figure it's even cooler than I'm picturing.

I totally think you should create a fandom Dear Abby for questions like these, if only for the lulz.

WOULD IT NOT BE AWESOME TO HAVE A FANNISH MISS MANNERS? GLEE!

WE SHOULD HAVE A FANNISH MS MANNERS OMG.

also, the dead letters thing would be awesome!

pee.ess if you didn't want to organise them yourself, i'm really v.v interested in the dead letters thing :>

Not sure what you're talking about, but maybe you could always say, "Inspired by [insert url here]"

???

Can I be the one to tackle that question please?

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