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Monday, June 23rd, 2008
12:41 am
Ten minutes of your time for my thesis?
Dear fanfic authors,

first of all I’m sorry if OT posting isn’t allowed in this community, but there’s no other way for me to do this; just delete this if it isn’t appropriate.

I’m a fanfic reader and occasional fanfic writer myself, so what did I pick for my thesis in communication sciences? Fan Fiction, of course. I designed a survey to find out more about our writing habits and media use; it takes about 10 minutes to complete.

If you could go here and fill it out, I’d be forever grateful. Of course I’ll publish some of the results at my journal in about a month or two, so you’ll know what happened with your answers.
The survey is completely anonymous; I have no way of finding out who gave which answers.

Please, please help a fellow fan out. It’s only ten minutes for you; it’s a very important part of my work for me.

This has been cross-posted like crazy, and I'm sorry for spamming you guys, I'm just a little desperate, too.
Thursday, February 15th, 2007
7:14 pm
Where are all the old farts who loved the good old days of TV SF??

Where are the people old enough to don't automatically thing ST:TNG when they hear "Star Trek." Where are the people who watched the original Star Trek when it was first on (even if it was from their mother's lap)?

Where are the people who got crushes on puppets, on Thunderbirds & Captain Scarlet and FIreball XL-5 and the like?

Where are the people who watched UFO and cried for Straker's kid and who put up with the crap of Space:1999 because it was FUN crap and HATED Maya the shape-shifting token alien?

Where are the people who remember when Apollo/Starbuck was slash, not het, and Cylons were 7' tall walking tin cans with Vocoder voices?

Hell, where are the people who hear War of the Worlds and think "Blackwood Project," not "Tom doofus Cruise"?


Current Mood: amused
Wednesday, February 14th, 2007
9:46 pm
Where the HELL did wingfic come from?

Maybe it's just the fandoms I've been in, but I swear it exploded out of nothingness only a few years ago. Anybody remember it from Ye Olde Days, and I just missed it?

Or is it really as new as I think?
Friday, February 9th, 2007
9:40 am
WELCOME, Fellow Dinosaurs!
Are you a fandom dinosaur? Did you get into fandom during the first run of the X-Files? Or *gasp* Star Trek? Are all these twenty-somethings (and teenagers!) who seem to think they invented the MPREG-genderswap-aliensmadethemdoit-slashfic getting you just a little irritated?

Then this is the place for you. We've been through WANK before it had a special name. We've been through ship wars conducted on GENIE. We used to hide our porn on mailing-lists or in zines.

Pull up your walker, have a seat in the rocking chair and take a load off those poor Brontosaurus bones.

Because we remember when Brontosaurus was a dinosaur, Pluto was a planet, and Coke came in New and Classic varieties.

Because yes, we are fandom dinosaurs. We are just that old. *g*

Comment, tell stories, post, rant about the newbies, whatever.

We're all grown-ups, right? Use common sense and common decency and MOM will not have to smack you. 'kay? okay.
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