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Okay wankers, wtf

Guys. GUYS!

I am oblivious to wank in Merlin fandom. I don't follow the anon meme, hell, I don't even know what it's CALLED; I'd have to GOOGLE IT. I don't have many Merliny people on my flist. I don't pay wankers a single spot of attention. I came into the fandom at what was, apparently, a low-wank point, and I've made very good, close friends, of exclusively mellow awesome people, because I was a reluctant and extremely annoyed BNF in a previous fandom and I learned my lessons WELL.

So now today (and maybe in the past couple weeks it's been simmering, I can't really tell...) my flist explodes with people being FUCKING GODDAMN VAGUE about WANK and FEELINGS and related bullshit, and all those cool mellow wankless awesome people? MAYBE LESS WANKLESS THAN I THOUGHT? But I can't TELL because I DONT KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING. Somebody fucking FILL ME IN before I have to strap on my HAZMAT SUIT and dive into the anon meme, and somebody SKETCH THIS SHIT OUT FOR ME because I am relatively new to the fandom and don't know sordid ~history~ crappity do. I would like to comfort people in their time of need, because I am, in my never humble opinion, kind of awesome at macheteing through wankery, and not letting this crap get to me because I've been doing this shit in one way or another for something nearing two decades now, but I have NO IDEA whose toes I'm stepping or what to do or say.

Fuck, people, you've got to give me deets or I will have to go spelunking and I don't WANT TO because UGH. Primary sources, in fandom, are the WORST.

If you don't feel comfortable leaving me a comment on this F-LOCKED POST, then you can email me, it's just my lj username at gmail. I just want to make sure people are happy and having a good time - as it's psmithery's birthday rather soon I was going to try to arrange something for her pleaaasure, but if the fandom fucking self-destructs before the end of the month, how will that happen???

PS: fanks aerisa for your lovely lj-gift, you really didn't hafta but it's appreciated all the same. ^_^;


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Jul. 13th, 2011 12:56 am (UTC)
eh, basically the only deal is the Team Lust deal at the pornathon all over again, with the anons championing lust and deciding that I am the bluntest crayon in the box. some people in Lust are on the meme and a few of them publicly reposted the private discussion I was having with them, making it fair game for all the anons in the world to pick apart my quotes and decide I am ~the worst~.

basically just people being douchebags because they want pthon to be srs business and not porny funtimes, so that makes it okay for them to ruin things for others. I got upset and some other people did too but I'm okay now.
Jul. 13th, 2011 01:15 am (UTC)

I'm not going to go so far as to say that you are the BEST because that's OBVIOUSLY reserved for *myself* and sirius *preens with Pride* but COME ON, WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK.

Of course, were I in your position, I would have BANHAMMERED like 90% of the offending assholes, so I can't talk, but really, they should be kissing your fucking toes for taking on so much stress. Jesus. Have some fucking empathy for christ' sake.
Jul. 13th, 2011 05:11 am (UTC)
Ah! Thanks for posting this so succinctly. That's the perfect amount of information to satisfy my curiosity without making me feel like I'm being sucked into wank.
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Jul. 13th, 2011 01:16 am (UTC)
That shit is for cowards and idiots. If your opinion is so stupid and offensive that you can only voice it behind a veil of anonymity, not even a *sockpuppet*, then DON'T SAY IT. Yeesh. And RETHINK YOURSELF.

Oh, now I'm just getting angry.

*sips chai*
Jul. 13th, 2011 02:20 am (UTC)
I am neither a coward or an idiot. I am a frequent visitor to the anon meme. If you care to know why I hang out on the anon meme and what my personal usage of it is for, feel free to ask. If you want to defriend, no hard feelings.
Jul. 13th, 2011 03:06 am (UTC)
I barely ever defriend, and if I do it's because of stuff you say to or about me, to my face, or things on your own LJ that I don't want to be a part of. Since neither of those are the case, we're cool. If you wanna unfriend me, that's fine too. But that's my feelings about ANY anon meme ANYWHERE, and they're not gonna change.
Jul. 13th, 2011 03:17 am (UTC)
No. I'm cool with having someone who has an issue with anon memes in general. But I said, I am not an idiot or a coward and I know plenty of other people who go there who are neither of those things either. So, if you do really feel that way about me, because that is different than not being happy that an anon meme exists, then, yes, I'd rather defriend than have someone who believes that about me without looking at the whole picture.
Jul. 13th, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
Look, people can have differences of opinion on lots of things. You don't bring the wank to your own LJ, why are you bringing it to mine? If you think I'm personally attacking you, I'm not. If you think you need me to personally apologize to you for an offhand reply I've left to somebody else on my own LJ, I'm not going to. If I held the same opinion about anon memes, and never voiced them, we'd be 100% cool, right? So just pretend, for your own piece of mind, that I didn't say anything to you, because I didn't. It wasn't about you and I don't want to make it about you.

I don't believe anything in particular about you, one way or another. You're my Merlin fandom friend and I'm perfectly happy only knowing part of you, as I'm sure you're happy knowing only part of me. You might have inflammatory thoughts on other aspects of my identity that I haven't shared with you, but frankly they shouldn't matter. This doesn't matter. Please don't goad me into directly insulting you for no real reason. Every word that I say on my own LJ is not a direct reflection on you, or your friends.

I'd like to stay friendly with you because you've never given me any other reason not to be, and I think you're a good writer and enjoy being on the same pthon team. If you need to NOT be, that's your choice.
Jul. 13th, 2011 04:06 am (UTC)
I don't want an apology. I'm not bringing wank to your LJ. Not every non-friendly confrontation or disagreement is wank. I was attempting to discuss something that you said that offended me (AND not your opinion that you don't like anon memes, but rather your opinion of me - I made that pretty clear) and made me believe, given that it made you angry, that I am someone you'd rather not be around.

ETA: ended comment too quickly. And you've made it clear in this last comment that it's not an issue. So dead and buried from my side.

Edited at 2011-07-13 04:16 am (UTC)
Jul. 13th, 2011 03:39 am (UTC)
Personally I have never said anything on the anon meme that I would not, or have not, said under my own name. I'm open about being on there with my flist and anyone else who asks. Of course I understand that people have many issues and different levels of personal comfort with it but if you are going to draw opinions on me, personally, from it then I would rather be defriended also. My reasons for going there are my own. We all do fandom differently, right? I'm perfectly cool with friends not being cool with that sort of fandom space as part of their fandom experience, as long as they understand that I am cool with it.
Jul. 13th, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
Right. I'm kinda like "whatever" to all of this. Don't bring it to my LJ, and be however open you want to be in your own space and on your own time. You can fandom however you please; why does my opinion matter to you? Don't answer that; it's rhetorical. This isn't some sort of litmus test for people to "reveal" themselves to me as anon-memers, okay?

What's more, friending or defriending me is really irrelevant, personally. I flocked this post so other people might feel more comfortable replying to it, not because of my own feelings. My LJ is such a jumbled mess of randomness and rare posting that the only reason I friend people at all is to get to know them a little better because it's certainly not like people friending me are going to discover any of *my* hidden depths.
Jul. 13th, 2011 05:19 am (UTC)
LOL. Thank you for posting what I've been thinking, ie "wtf, people?" Though the image of you in a hazmat suit is pretty funny, I'm glad you didn't need it. I agree about primary sources being the worst in fandom. Erk.

...I think pthon has done something to my brain, because I now have a mental picture of an officer arresting some hot, half-dressed man for "Wanking in public". Ahem.
Jul. 13th, 2011 08:26 am (UTC)
clearly that officer is Leon and the half-dressed man is Gwaine. >_>

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Jul. 13th, 2011 08:25 am (UTC)
whateverface. apparently this time, instead of the ANONS SUPPORTING ME IN EMAILS T_T classic fanwank stylez, the anons feel the need to tell me I'm a giant bitch in emails!

I dont even want porn. I want HAND HOLDING AND SPOONING.

Something like, you know, Arthur can't sleep in canon era unless Merlin is the Big Spoon so he sneakily manipulates things so he can get some sleep but of course Merlin figures out what's up and THERE IS CUDDLES AND ALSO SAVING OF THE DAY AND MAYBE ARTHUR DROOLS A LITTLE ON MERLIN'S HAND BUT THAT IS OKAY.

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Jul. 13th, 2011 08:43 am (UTC)
It's not bullying, it's just douchebags seeing an opportunity to make my point incredibly clear and Not Getting It.

I've deleted it from my inbox and just pretending it didn't happen. Not one further second of my attention and time is to be dedicated to whoever they were.
Jul. 13th, 2011 09:43 am (UTC)
I know nothing about the wank, it seems to have happened post-kidnapping, but I would like to mention, I WHOLEHEARTEDLY APPROVE OF ARRANGEMENTS OF NICE THINGS FOR MY BIRF-DAY. Let me kiss you please.
Jul. 13th, 2011 10:27 am (UTC)
*weeps all over you*
Jul. 13th, 2011 11:19 am (UTC)
*pats your shoulder*

Don't fret, my dearest one, I'll be back in 5 days, and I've been busy thinking up ideas for porn while I've been in exile, so prepare yourself for a fucking marathon run at the next prince fic when I return.
Jul. 13th, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
i'm with you on being oblivious! i don't follow any comms or anything like that, and if i do they are lulzy comms without anything serious at all. i got my fill of wank with glee fandom and after that i'm done, lol.
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