phoenix64: Wilson: You alienate people. House: I've been alienating people since I was three. (house alienate)
In my previous post I included language that indicated I wasn't interested in opposing opinions. This was a mistake that I deeply regret.

I don't learn anything if I don't listen to ideas that are different from mine. I never want to be the kind of person who doesn't.
phoenix64: Stop making me think, I'm believing over here (DF quote I'm believing over here)
Huh. It seems I may have expressed an unpopular fannish opinion, but the truth is the more I think about it the more I'm not sure I'm right anyway.

Not everything in fandom is for everyone, to put it mildly. There's stuff out there that some people would find disturbing and upsetting but by and large the majority of (the sane people in) fandom will fight against the idea that it shouldn't exist. I'm absolutely one of those people. I used to have a mostly non-fannish personal LJ and one of the reasons I abandoned it for this one full-time was my frustration with the lack of support for fandom from the other people I associated with on that journal when LJ was giving fandom a hard time. Someone's creative expression might make my skin crawl, it might make my stomach turn, it might make me cry angrily, but I am highly unlikely to argue that it shouldn't exist.

But what about when it's the source material that's problematic? Does that deserve the same tolerance?

I guess I haven't really run into this issue before. The only instance I can think of that would have been widely known would have been Spike's attempted rape of Buffy and I wasn't hanging around the general fannish community at the time. Did that get used fannishly in a way that upset people? Because that's the issue that came up for me: the eroticizing of a situation where someone was being victimized. The victimization aspect wasn't being eroticized, it was just ignored.

Keeping in mind that I normally occupy a pretty small corner of fandom, mostly populated by people that are like me in age range and general background. I mention it because I think part of what prompted me to say something was that I knew much of the audience in this case was much younger. I suspect I may be a little maternally concerned (which is a strange place for me to be, I'm just saying). But am I guilty of not respecting people's ability to treat fantasy and reality differently? Or is it justified that I be concerned that people aren't recognizing what's wrong with the source material?

I don't know, I'm just curious what other people think. I'm not convinced that I'm always right and I'd certainly like the opportunity to form a more considered opinion, whether or not it's the same as the one I'm currently holding.

*ahem* Thank you.
phoenix64: amanda palmer in a black bra holding a microphone (amanda palmer bra leeds u)
Thanks so much to all the Yuletide writers for all those yummy, yummy fics. I already have more tabs open than is sensible, but I'll get to you all eventually.

Also, whoever first suggested Amanda Palmer as a fandom, you rock like a rockin' thing. The category isn't listed as RPF and most of the time it's really not, it's more about the iconography from her works. I may be inspired.


Nov. 9th, 2009 06:26 am
phoenix64: parker holding an orange and smiling (dS rubber ducks of subtext)
It finally snowed yesterday! Looks like it's going to stick, too.

I've done something potentially foolish and registered for Pacificon 2010/[ profile] bitchinparty. I don't do this - I like staying behind the digital curtain. Eep.

Of course, just because I've paid for the registration doesn't mean I have to show up ...
phoenix64: parker holding an orange and smiling (master rundarlingrunasfastasyoucan)
This morning I told my iTunes to create a Genius playlist based on "I Can't Decide".

The second song on the list was "Voodoo Child".

The third song on the list was "Life on Mars".

Isn't that awesome?

Speaking of Simmy, there are some adorable pictures of the man at rehearsals for his new play here. You're welcome.
phoenix64: Older TV, text: tv slut (TV Slut)
I have a confession to make. Remember how I said that even though I hadn't replaced my TV yet I was able to keep up with shows online? Yeaaaah, that's turned out to be a big case of Not Happening. I haven't watched a single show online since before the beginning of the year. And no, still no new TV. So there's been no Life, no House, no Chuck, no Pushing Daisies, no Sarah Connor Chronicles. Now I have to add no BSG and no Burn Notice to that.

If I'm not a TV Slut, who am I?
phoenix64: animated batman, text: everybody batdance! (Bat Dance!)
[ profile] bringthehappy is a community designed to make you smile.

Now taking prompts for the second Happyfest, here.

All fandoms, all ratings, all smiles.
phoenix64: parker holding an orange and smiling (ninerose squee!)
Fandom means never having to explain why you think Duncan Macleod and Methos ought to get married and have fifteen adopted Immortal babies, and being able to find someone who wants to listen to your reasons anyway. Fandom means skipping the explanation of who Captains Jack Sparrow and Jack Harkness are and cutting directly to the extremely kinky multiverse 'fic where they hijack the TARDIS and go shag every attractive person in SF history. Squee means giggling at the thought of either of those, or better, at the thought of your own favorite couple stowing away on-board to watch the fun, and then writing it up to share with your best fandom friend.

Yes, please. From Celebrating Squee by Merlin Missy.
phoenix64: parker holding an orange and smiling (ten who needs a time turner?)
For anyone who hasn't yet gone over to play, get yourself to the Doctor Who Love Meme. It is enormously cracktastic fun!
phoenix64: parker holding an orange and smiling (bob quixotic crusade)
So through [ profile] _medley_ I found [ profile] fan_eunice, and in a post by [ profile] fan_eunice was a comment by [ profile] celli that referred to the TV show Cupid which made me go, "OMG someone else has heard of that show!" and in checking out [ profile] celli's profile I see she belongs to [ profile] cupid_talk which didn't exist when I first created this LJ, and in [ profile] cupid_talk I find a post from January with a link to a poll by Sony Home Video asking which TV show should be the next one they release on DVD and Cupid is not only on there but it's winning, though Bette Midler's eponymous show from a few years back is close enough to make me uncomfortable.

Oh, and the poll is still active, and as it's still linked from their main 'TV on DVD' page I'm guessing that they're still paying attention, so go vote!


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