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20 June 2006 @ 02:39 pm
Playing the fandom leapfrog game.  
So yep, after yesterday - DONE. Not that I expect anyone to give a rat's arse anyway.

I've a got a slightly-used HP smut archive here - it's a bit soiled, much in the way the video booths are in the back of your local sex shop - but I'm sure we can get the stains out if anyone wants it.

That said, I'm wondering which fandom I should go to, if any. Surely, no matter where I go, there will be wank. It's unavoidable, it seems, because part of the human condition is to be nasty and belittle others (and I'm talking about everyone who's done it, friends of mine or not). So I've decided to try and predict possible wankage for my new fandoms before I try them and therefore save myself the heartache of shock and surprise.

The choices:

Westlife - I'm seeing serious potential wankage here on the basis of RPS. *shudders* We don't like it, no, we don't. Hmm. Might be best not to embroil myself in that one any deeper.

The 4400 - Did Sean really?! Will Maia do...?! But what about Kyle?! And LILY!!! Eh, I dunno. Maybe they'll just argue about who's hotter.

Hex - Three words: Lesbian ghost sex. I'd say we have a winner, but my understanding is that the BBC cancelled the show after only 2 seasons, so I'm boggled as to why they started it up here AND promoted it so heavily. But! WE GOTS LESBIAN GHOST SEX SO WHO CARES ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE?

That about sums it up, folks.
I feel: indescribableindescribable
Life without me is gay and faggoty: bad juju uses voodoo if he chooses totartpants on June 20th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
HEX! Because I want to read some Thelma-fic!
Vicki: Irish boyshermorrine on June 20th, 2006 07:58 pm (UTC)
Ah, but that would require me to write! And I don't write anymore, no. We're all thankful for this, really.
Life without me is gay and faggoty: angels all weektartpants on June 20th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC)
You can rec some, then!
Gwen: robbie englandladyguenivere on June 20th, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, choose HEX. Surely the amount of show available will limit the amount of wank? Unless it's Ghost Wank. Hm.
Vicki: Westlife dancing 2 by insanegolfurhermorrine on June 20th, 2006 07:58 pm (UTC)
Ghost wank. Well, there IS ghost wank happening in the show...
Negotiation Barbiepraetorianguard on June 20th, 2006 08:36 pm (UTC)
Sadly, I cannot vote for any of these, since I have no idea what any of them are. Woe. Based on your information alone, I'd say the lesbian ghosts, of course.
Vicki: Angelina smirkhermorrine on June 20th, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)
Everything's better with lesbian ghosts! There's only been 2 episodes of the show so far. You could catch up easily!
Alone in this crowded roomannearchy on June 20th, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC)
I've never seen any of these either. The lesbian ghosts sound good, though:) *hugs*
I am the man that makes the bhaji go awaymalachan on June 20th, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
Or just hang around a bit and occasionally dabble in HP stuff. Like me! :D
Vicki: Clairehermorrine on June 21st, 2006 04:31 am (UTC)
You dabbler!

I'm not certain I'm much more of that myself, anymore, truth be told.
Defected to Dreamwidth: easy like a sunday morningaugustuscaesar on June 20th, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC)
I've never been involved with Westlife, but BSB and *NSYNC popslash fandoms are relatively wankfree from within, despite their size. I think that Westlife would be better if anything, because it's not a large established fandom, and therefore you won't have the BNFs of the moment to come up against.
throw dirt on me & grow a wildflowerhandgun on June 20th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
but BSB and *NSYNC popslash fandoms are relatively wankfree from within


maybe not on the same par as HP, but there's still toooooooons of wank :(

(and on a side note, don't ever join the Hanson fandom - it's horrible)
Defected to Dreamwidthaugustuscaesar on June 21st, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
Well, I did say relatively ;) There's always wank in a sizeable fandom, but I have never found another fandom that makes me despair of humanity in the way that HP fandom does.
Vicki: Don't go please! by floit63hermorrine on June 21st, 2006 07:59 pm (UTC)
I think maybe it's the size. The more people, the greater the chance for people who are on polar opposite ends of any given issue, which ultimately leads to wank.
Defected to Dreamwidthaugustuscaesar on June 21st, 2006 11:13 pm (UTC)
That's true, but I find it very pathetic that adults feel the need to treat each other in such a fashion.
Davestormwynd on June 21st, 2006 12:16 am (UTC)
Lesbian ghost sex? But if there ghosts, how can they ... but ... um ...

OK, I'll chalk it up as "one of those things that a gay man hasn't got a prayer of understanding". And I just realized I should have said "hasn't got a ghost of a chance..."

I suggest Battlestar Galatica, but I don't know anything about its Wank Factor (tm). I tend to get distracted by screencaps of shirtless!Apollo.
Vicki: Sean no shirthermorrine on June 21st, 2006 02:45 am (UTC)
This ghost can eat. And touch things and people. Don't ask me, I don't know. Perhaps it'll be explained eventually - we're only up to the 2nd show!

See? It wasn't a gay man thing, you silly. :P
ames: Teyla hit mecarta on June 21st, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
sga! Really! the hate thing was a one-off, and my corner is SO wank-free! I'll catch you up! I'll lend you my Season 1 DVDs! Season 3 starts in a month! The hot woman in my icon is in it!
Vicki: You just put your lips together and...hermorrine on June 21st, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
:P You and Erin are ebil!
Teesside Snog Monster: pandajiggery_pokery on June 21st, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
Surely your interest in the source material determines whether or not you'll enjoy the fandom, or do I misunderstand?
Vicki: Penn closeuphermorrine on June 21st, 2006 02:57 am (UTC)
Nah, I'm just amazed everyone took this post seriously. I thought it was quite amusing myself. Laughing, not crying? Must be losing my touch...
Selina Kyle: Batman/Catwomanselinakyle47 on June 21st, 2006 01:19 am (UTC)
You're not closing Restricted Section, are you?

Wank-free fandoms...do they even exist? :P
Vicki: Blonde blue dresshermorrine on June 21st, 2006 02:58 am (UTC)
Nope, this post was me being ridiculous.

And no, I don't think they do. Which is really rather the point...
That's what she said.altricial on June 21st, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
What happened... why am I so out of the loop on this wank...
Vicki: Nicky fnehhermorrine on June 21st, 2006 02:43 am (UTC)
I don't know why you are - pure luck? - but please be sure to remember that I'm a horrible person. The masses can't be wrong, after all!
That's what she said.altricial on June 21st, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
Why are they flaming you... You never get involved in wank.. O_o
Vicki: Red bra pouthermorrine on June 21st, 2006 02:54 am (UTC)
Because I dared to ask why the hell this mattered three years later and bothered to defend the person I knew.

Yeah, I should really know better.
That's what she said.altricial on June 21st, 2006 03:01 am (UTC)
You defended msscribe? God everything so confusing, everyone so angry :-t
Vicki: Jessica by dekolettehermorrine on June 21st, 2006 03:16 am (UTC)
I could explain why, but I'm not doing it in public again. I keep getting told my reasons are invalid.
That's what she said.: D:altricial on June 21st, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
nah you don't have to explain yourself to me. I think people are generally too riled up to listen to anything at the moment.
Vicki: Charlie dreaminghermorrine on June 21st, 2006 04:23 am (UTC)
I wouldn't mind telling YOU... or anyone I considered a friend. I'm just tired of being told I'm wrong and everyone else is right.
That's what she said.: Family.altricial on June 21st, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
Yeah I understand. I remember what it was like being in frustrating wank, can't say I miss it! Fuck them all, you don't owe them explanations. >:D<
The Prettiest. No really, I am.saucy_wench on June 21st, 2006 09:25 pm (UTC)
Me too.

Thank god no one remembers who I am.

(Also, Hi Morri!)
Soufflé Girl Wannaberagdoll on June 21st, 2006 01:27 am (UTC)
In all honesty, there's wank in every fandom. It's just a matter of whether you chose to get yourself involved in it or not. I could tell you stories about doll collectors which would make your hair curl -- it would make the insanity you're referring to (which I was blessedly unaware of until I read about it this week) look tame by comparison.

Some fandoms just seem to attract it more. Don't leave something you love (meaning the books/tv show/films/whatever) just because the people involved in the fandom are asshats. Just stop dealing with the asshats. I've avoided a lot of grief and headaches that way.
Vicki: Kian close by insanegolfurhermorrine on June 21st, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
I typically don't have a problem avoiding the asshats. Just had bad luck this time round.
Soufflé Girl Wannaberagdoll on June 21st, 2006 03:15 am (UTC)
I didn't mean to sound sanctimonious -- I'm just really tired and ill tonight. I've just found that all fandoms (or should I say fan-dumbs?) have that kind of insanity going on. It's just different flavours depending on whether it's sports or hobbies or tv shows or books or whatever. Unfortunately there are always going to be psycho hose beasts, people who thrive on DRAMA!, and the other related stuff.

After a while, the players involved just become interchangeable with the players in any other fandom. *sigh* Having lived through over a decade of doll collecting stuff (none of which I was willingly involved with, but as soon as you chose to run a convention, believe me, every lunatic and drama queen comes crawling out of the woodwork to make your life a living hell...), I just stay on the fringes and pray it stays away.

Just don't give up on the original source if it's something to makes you happy. That's letting the bastards win.
I don't wanna be wise, I just wanna stay younglumaria on June 21st, 2006 04:13 am (UTC)
WORD on the doll collecting..fandom? I don't know what it's called. But I work in a doll shoppe and have been in collecting circles myself and great googly moogly--it's unreal.
Soufflé Girl Wannaberagdoll on June 21st, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I call it a fandom cos it really IS the same. I'm sort of kind of a BNF (or maybe a Medium Name Fan) in doll collecting and it's just insane. You know you've hit surreal when you have to call the police to evict a 60 yr old woman with personal grudges against your convention committee from the parking lot of the hotel you're throwing the convention in because she's driving around telling the public it's been cancelled...and to come to her competing doll show instead.

And then the entire situation/feud/whatever makes the local papers and the reporter distorts what anyone has said so everyone sounds like lunatics.
Vicki: Bill/Tonks by amandiokahermorrine on June 21st, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)
I didn't think you did, so don't worry about that. I think part of why this is so frustrating for me is that I've always made it clear to my friends, even the ones who enjoy fandom wank and similar nonsense, that I don't want any part of it. This, however, hit far too close to home and the option of staying out was no longer there.
Soufflé Girl Wannabe: Bonks //hill_ragdoll on June 21st, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
Okay. I just didn't want you to think I'm coming down on you too. I don't know any of the players involved (and I'm really thankful I don't) and only recognize a few names so I have no idea and I don't wanna know. Plus every story has multiple sides, yanno?

Besides, I don't want you to give up RS. I mean it's the only place I'm archived other than LJ! :)
londo mollari: 004machiavellian on June 21st, 2006 04:34 pm (UTC)
Haha! Welcome to my world! It's much better to be an observer than someone caught in the middle of every mess that comes out every week or so. Much better for your sanity that way!

You might also want to consider the Pirates of the Caribbean fandom, since the new film is coming out next month and there will be an influx of fics. But given the three choices, I'd go with lesbian ghost sex.
Vicki: Blond blokes make me hothermorrine on June 21st, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC)
Three YEARS ago, Alex! What the hell?! I wouldn't be involved in anything if it was something brand new. No one has any idea who the hell I am - I think everyone still thinks that you run RS, anyway. :))

I don't even care about fic - I don't read, I don't write. Although I will go and see Pirates, because I really did love the first one and this one loves brilliant too. But ultimately, lesbian ghost sex, yay! ;)
folk: ::smirkfolk on June 21st, 2006 11:47 pm (UTC)
I thought Cassandra Claire ran RS from her secret cabal hideaway in Skullcrusher Mountain?
Vicki: Fat Lady - Surprise!hermorrine on June 22nd, 2006 01:49 am (UTC)
OH NOES!!! You just revealed my true identity to the unwashed masses!!!