Date: 2012-08-17 09:21 pm (UTC)
eustacia_vye28: (Nerdy Tosh)
YES.

I agree with everything you're saying in this post. I've been around the intarwebs since fandom was a wee bb with mailing lists and everything was all genfic and slashers had to be all subversive. The nature of how fans interact change, but to me the core of it has always been the discussion and the sharing of ideas. It can lead to fic/gifs/manips/fanmixes/whatever or be generated by those and then lead to others. Or it can be the fun discussion that leads to crossovers and finding new things to squee about. Or it can tangent off into SRS BSNS discussion.

To me, Tumblr feels like there's more noise than signal. It's not hard to lose track of fannish activity in that kind of mess, and my only real interaction with Tumblr has been looking at pics or an RP. And holy cow, I am so glad it's a smallish RP, because really active posters made my head spin with how far I had to go back to find any content that I was supposed to reply to.

I like journals so much more than Tumblr or Twitter, but YMMV. For my own personal interactions with fandom, journaling or chatting fits better. I want the discussion. I want the comments and the tangents and drawn out approaches to characterization and plot (since I do fic). I like finding out about random things.

And possibly this will make your day, but you know how you're into 1D fandom now? I don't know if I've heard their stuff, but one of my patients a while back started talking about them. Thanks to you, I knew who she was talking about! And I could talk about the fandom with her, because she is a young and clueless girl about all things fannish. This post reminded me to tell you about that. I think you'd appreciate it. :D
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