how to disappear completely: mimesere
Because see, I'm still really pissed about some comments that were made last year (I can hold a grudge like you wouldn't BELIEVE) about there being no people of color in bandom (Pete Wentz would like to disagree. As would Travis, Ray, Gabe, Alex Suarez, Matt Cortez, Disashi, Brendon, Tyga and others) because they're there. They're *obvious*. FFS, STOP SAYING THEY ARE WHITE. STOP IT.
fanlore  meta  bandom 
9 days ago
Rockfic : View topic - Any one wanna write a MyChem fic for me?
Bandom is RPS with bands in the genre of MCR, Cobra Starship, what have you. It's quite a different (and usually separate) audience than the one here so I just thought things were different in it.
fanlore  bandom 
10 days ago
fanart_recs | Would you like more tags? And what kind?
About the gen/het/slash/femslash categories: I intentionally did not include those fiction categories in the reccing form, just the more general field for "Characters/Pairing/Other Subject", because I don't find gen/het/slash/femslash very useful for categorizing fanart.

It starts with the issue that in art the erotic image is often a nude or suggestive character portrait for the benefit of the viewer, which is not really "gen" as fiction tends to see "gen", but isn't any kind of pairing except "character/voyeuristic viewer" perhaps. And it is clear enough in explicit pairing art, but not so much with character scenes that an artist may think of as showing a pairing, but they don't actually show any explicitly couple things. With a lot of my fanart when I post it on AO3 I run into this problem, that the picture does not show any such thing, so technically it is gen, but the "backstory" in my mind may be some pairing or kink. I feel like I'm mislabelling in either direction (both adding and leaving out). Stories usually make the context clear, and artists may do that in notes, or work very narratively, but often it is up to the observer.
fanart  fanlore 
13 days ago
fic: Run Home Slow: thesamefire
Apparently not!ficcing out loud to disarm_d and queen_geek is a binding contract to make with the actual goods
19 days ago
fail_fandomanon | FFA DW Post # 890 - Spherical humans floating in a frictionless vacuum
1.) A 180 turn against Mofftiss. They attacked the writers, cast and crew on social media, accusing them of having participated in queerbaiting and thus ~triggering all the young queer teens who looked up to them. They tried to get #norbury to trend (some even wanted to get George fucking Takei to join their campaign) on Twitter. Some actively switched to spelling and pronouncing Gatiss as "Gahtiss" because he "didn't deserve" to be considered "gay". One sent a public letter to Switchboard, an LGBT foundation for which Gatiss is a spokesperson, instructing them to drop him due to his crime of queerbaiting.
2.) Denial. Mofftiss indeed had planned to make Johnlock canon from the start, but monstrous homophobe BBC forced them to scrap this plan. Because Papa Steven and Mark are looking out for their precious baby gays, they intentionally wrote S4 to be complete shit as a final big fuck you to BBC. This group, personally, annoys me most, because it allows them to continue proclaiming that all the meta they'd written pre-S4 was correct, just not followed through on.
3.) SUPER denial. Many insisted that the The Final Problem was fake, and that the real final episode, in which John and Sherlock would make sweet, proper top-bottom assigned love, would be revealed in time. The theories differed on how this Lost Episode would be obtained. Some said it was just a matter of waiting. Some claimed that there was an ARG everyone had to play (this led to a group of fans harassing some innocent Twitter Johnlock roleplayers who they thought were actual accounts set up by the BBC). Some, I'm not kidding, suggested venturing in the fucking deepweb where Mofftiss had cleverly hidden the episode. I don't know how much of this faction survives today, but boy did they make the first half of my 2017 magical.
ffa  wank  tjlc  sherlock 
5 weeks ago
fail_fandomanon | FFA DW Post # 895 - that cute thing where two people share one coat
A lot of meme is very conflict averse, which is weird. Or it has become that way in the last couple years. It's like they forget that meme was built to house the wank that would get you called problematic in namespace.
ffa  fanlore 
5 weeks ago
Clarifications and answers: otw_news
more disagreement over the definition of "media fandom"
fanlore  otw 
8 weeks ago
LISNews.org | Fan Archive Planned for Preserving Fan Fiction
In response to dissatisfaction with FanLib.com's model for bringing fan fiction into the mainstream, members of the fan fiction community, especially on LiveJournal, have launched Fan Archive, a project for archiving and cataloging fan fiction from multiple fandoms for easy searchability and long-term preservation. Fan Archive's originators distinguish the project from FanLib.com mainly on the grounds that 1) Fan Archive is run by fan fiction writers; 2) Fan Archive expresses a willingness to fight legal battles, if need be, to defend public accessibility to fan fiction; 3) while FanLib.com is a commercial venture, Fan Archive founders intend to file for legal nonprofit status. A summary of Fan Archive's goals has been posted on LiveJournal by gchick.
ao3  otw  fanlore 
8 weeks ago
you're not in this alone - gonnafeelgood
Bert knows that Brian has love in his heart, but he keeps it covered with the shell of a small, tattooed, angry man.
gerard/bert  bandom  theused  mcr  fanfic 
9 weeks ago
As Though It's Tradition - The Original Panic! At The Disco Slash Community
I've come across discussions and interviews about the boys' family members but I cannot bring myself to use their families real names. It makes me feel bad so I just came up with whatever.
fanlore  rpf 
10 weeks ago
Let the Puritans Name the Character - FFA Post # 250 - Fail. Fandom. Anon.
Ok, I'm having a try! So these are a few comments from the thread in the last post about whether find-and-replace makes for good original fiction
fanlore  bandom  rpf  meta 
february 2018
fail_fandomanon | FFA DW Post # 608: The Pastapocalypse is why I need...
I got into bandom three years ago and honestly, I wish people these days would expand from Frank/Gerard, Pete/Patrick, Brendon/Ryan, Tyler/Josh (which I don't even count as bandom) and Gabe/William.

The characterisation these days sucks. Gerard is not going to cry because someone called him a name. Frank is not a bunny on speed. Brendon is not a child. William is not a drama queen.

Why is Bert is always a villian? Because he didn't destroy Gerard's life or anything? *is lowkey in love with Bert*

Where are all of the Hush Sound fics? The Cab? Gym Class Heroes? Most people don't even know they are part of bandom (or that they even exist).

I can't count Twenty One Pilots or All Time Low as bandom (but that's because I'm traditional), but can someone tell me why they are?
bandom  fanlore  ffa 
february 2018
fail_fandomanon | FFA DW Post # 819 - What would you think if I showed you my id?
Come to think of it, it may be the switch away from community-based fandom that really did them in tag-wise. LJ and Dreamwidth were still going strong at that time, mailing lists were within living memory, and AO3 grew out of a model where tagging decisions were made at a fandom-wide level; you'd have one main community per fandom, or maybe a few pairing/character-centric factions in a larger fandom, and that community would establish the labelling conventions that its hundreds or even thousands of members would all use. (Which would probably also be pretty similar from one fandom to the next, because the sort of people who become community mods were mostly multi-fandom people who'd been around a while and picked up the established lingo.) So they'd probably be expecting a handful of new, unique tags per fandom, not per user or even per fic.

The main thing I think they didn't anticipate was the big shift towards hashtag/reblog based platforms like Twitter and Tumbler, where there was no community setting standards in a central space, just personal accounts completely free to do their own thing. (Delicious kind of had that capacity, but it was still a bookmarking site used to organise links to existing works that had been created in a community-consensus space, so I think AO3 saw that kind of thing happening in the "bookmarker's personal tags" feature rather than site-wide.) The other, more predictable thing they failed to anticipate is that the only reason spaces with site-wide freefrom tagging ever settle on consensus terms for things at all is because there is no synning, and everybody's got to move to using the most popular version of the tag if they want to be able to find shit. Tell people, "Nope, you don't need to check what other people are using, just go nuts with your own freeform tags and we'll figure out where they go," and they do not, in fact, ever bother to settle on a standardised consensus version.
fanlore  ao3 
february 2018
E-Dramazzzzz - Rumors Will Happen

She fed her personal life to the internet. She should expect a parallel response to that. Especially since she spent most of her efforts involving My Chemical Romance in her personal life, rubbing as many subtle hints into it as she could. Of course she didn't use names so she could easily slip out of the line of fire and gain public sympathy.

She destroyed the credibility of the band, made Gerard seem like a cheater, a liar, and a disgrace to his music. She wasn't clear on what she was saying and she made no effort to clear it up once the ball was rolling.

She wanted the attention and she got it. Case closed.
january 2018
New Vid - parapraxes
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain
vids  sga  zoetrope 
november 2017
I've got troubled thoughts - MAY CONTAIN H/C CONTENT
bandflesh sprung out of a place that was largely for fandom lurkers.
bandflesh  fanlore 
august 2017
Unpopular bandom opinions ahoy!: untappedbeauty
I just wish more people would write Ray/either Way. Frank can go play in a threesome with Pete and Gabe or something.
fanlore  raytoro  mcr 
july 2017
I don't want hugely OTT internalised angst or a really issuefic-y treatment, but I do love fics where initially straight-identifying characters experience their first same-sex attraction and fumble their way through figuring out what it means for their sexual identity and whether to act on it. That kind of fic seems very out of fashion now compared to stories where it's just assumed the characters have been comfortably aware of their bisexuality for their whole adult lives. (And I completely get why people like that sort of matter-of-fact treatment and why it's a really good thing that those kinds of narratives are a lot more common now, I just wish more fics with the more old-school "WTF is this curveball my sexuality has suddenly thrown me after decades of believing I was straight?" tropes were still being written alongside side them, because those are the ones I relate to and find it interesting to see the characters work their way through.)
ffa  fanlore  tropes  slash 
june 2017
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