Date: 2012-08-17 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] christycorr
:D TH's face makes everything better :D :D

I agree with you. While reblogging gifs with the occasional commentary is fun and all, it's just...a different form of interacting. It's rather telling that a lot of the best commentary happening in tumblr happens in tags. Which are not even made for that! Which require an extension and/or manual scrolling effort to be viewed fully! Tumblr keeps trying to limit fandom's "wrong" tagging habits, to no avail, and I don't think that's changing any time soon. Age of the hashtag, baby.

My non-IM fannish interactions nowadays are about 70% tumblr and 30% twitter. I really miss having an active LiveJournal/Dreamwidth feed to read and comment, but it feels like quick, pointed commentary is almost all we're producing nowadays. I miss meta so much; tumblr is pretty awful for discussion, because it's nearly impossible to keep track of arguments, and twitter is much too short for anything. I feel like most of the meta I read nowadays happens within fic, actually. Which is great! I love meta-y fic! Just. Since when has fandom been all about producing things? I feel like all the hours people spend making gifs for tumblr could've been spent having interesting discussions. Don't get me wrong, I love fan art! And gifs! I just love everything else too, and that—as you said—has been losing space.

Also, most of my fic recs I get straight from Pinboard, crack_van and AO3 feeds, which get sent to Instapaper via ifft, and that has changed my fic reading habits a lot. It's kind of removed the "personal rec" element from the equation in a way, which makes me sad.

tl;dr fandom survives no matter what, and this new multiplatform fandom is a bit strange. Not quite sure what to make of it yet.
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