14 September 2012 @ 06:53 pm
Just for the hell of it- taking apart a book on fan culture and fan fiction 0/?  
I'm not sure if I'll ever get through this, but here's the back story.

A while back, in my line of work as a clerk in a book store (university level) I had a book between my hands that was ordered by one of the educational places of Odense.

I'm not judging them here - I'm judging the book itself. At the first look it looked interesting enough. It was a smallish book on fan culture and fanfiction. Of course, when I started reading it with a friend who majors in media science, we were both struck by the fact that 1. the book should have had the subtitle of 'with focus on twatlight Twilight (and a side order of Harry Potter and knitting (don't ask)). And 2. it was sort of rude to the rest of us (to me at least).

I think upon skimming it, there were several things that struck me as wrong as well as plain insulting. Now, it may be that it's aimed at contemporary YOUNG fandom/cultures but we got to talking that maybe, just maybe, it was worth picking it apart. So, if ya'll are interested in it, I'm willing to take it chunk by chunk - and let you have your say. I'm not going to put my own opinion in the closet, but you're welcome to disagree. My opinion WILL be coloured by the fact that I am not and never WILL I be in the Twilight fandom, but there are still essential parts of the book that just hit me as WRONG. Will I tell the publisher? Sure, if our conversations here become interesting enough, I might just do so. It's a publisher that specializes in educational books, so to me, that means, it's perfectly legit to rip one of their books apart -if the book is off, they need to know.

The other half of my personality just likes poking fun at 'normal people'/'outsiders' writing books on topics where I, even after a decade and a bit, still feel like a bit of a noob.

So, would you guys be interested in conversation? Humour, fun, acadmically founded facts - it's all welcome.

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03 April 2011 @ 01:30 pm
Cheers, one and all  
Thank you to those of you who fell for the April's fool joke - and thank you to those of you who abused me verbally afterwards XD

So, peeps. It's Sunday. Whatcha all up to?

I'm faviconXimeria at the AO3, and fandoms in the immediate queue include Torchwood, Startrek 2009, Merlin (BBC), there's already Firefly, Due South and Doctor Who up *g*

Oh, and btw? Users can now subscribe to get an email notif when a writer updates or posts a new work - and more's on the way!

To put this information on your own journal, copy and paste the following and take out the capitalized parts and put in your own information

Oh, and I've got an invite for the archive if anyone's been considering getting their stuff up there - it's easy to use (unlike the Pit), easy to search and easy to read off. Not to mention you can download the fic into various file formats to read on the go! What's not to like!?

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07 January 2011 @ 11:26 pm
You know how the quote goes...  
More or less like this:

"A Friend Is Someone Who Will Bail You out of Jail, but Your Best Friend Is the One Sitting next to you Saying 'That Was Fucking Awesome!' "

Since 2003, I've had the pleasure of knowing just the type of person who fits the description perfectly. She really would be the one sitting next to me, grinning like a loon, because she's impulsive in all the right ways and she indulges my random hops and leaps between fandoms and pairings, and even when she doesn't share them - which happens occasionally, she will still create gifts for me within the context of said fandoms *g* - that's what friends do, indulge your insanity. And because she won't be home tomorrow, I get my birthday present one day early ^_^ (okay, half of it - because she already got me How to Train you Dragon on DVD while I was visiting XD)

This is a perfect end to a hellishly stressful work day *g* - Thanks hon, you rock like a box of rocks ^_^

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17 December 2010 @ 07:04 am
Pardon my [choice of bad language]  
Delicious is closing down

options and alternatives

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13 January 2010 @ 09:20 pm
Obi Wan Flist - I need your help  
1. Well, let's get the question over with first. Do I have anyone on my flist who used to be into X-Files? Yeah? Did Krycek ever kiss Muler on screen? I can not remember! Footage would be appreciated XD

2. My head still feels like it's filled with cotton. Nor can I breathe though the nose.

3. What the hell was I thinking?

[profile] trekreversebang

And where did I put my LJ icon that said: I need another fandom like I need another hole in my head...?

4. Someone make me nuTrek icons? K/S ones? *smiles widely* please? *schmooches f-list* - it would make my problems regarding no. 2 more bearable?

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05 January 2010 @ 09:22 pm
2nd post of the day - fannish  
*hides post from [personal profile] nicci_mac*

And why I be hiding this? Weeeeell, you see, she mentioned at one point, that getting into a new fandom goes a little something like this:

Nicci: You find something, enjoy it, read the fic, lot's of it too, then you start writing it and THEN you drag me into it.

Xim: *tries to look innocent*

*slowly hides WIP folder with new Star Trek XI sub-folder*

I iz so ded

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22 July 2009 @ 12:18 am
I iz amuzed  
I felt restless tonight.

Not that i don't have anything to work on, both work website wise and writing, but I felt like putting on a movie.

Dragged out Luc Besson's Taxi - it's French, it's fun, it's pure CRACK LOLz

I'd forgotten how silly it is. And how HoYay XD

I'd also forgotten that I once upon a time actually wrote a Taxi fic *laughs* - because [info]nora_charles and I were in the UK during her birthday and I gifted her with a short little fluffy story.. I believe it might've been in 2002 - my goodness! That's a long time ago XD

It was of course Daniel/Emilien and a wee bit silly *grins*

What's the smallest/weirdest/no-one's-ever-heard-of-this fandom you guys've ever written in?
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