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[personal profile] eldabe
I recced Pairing: Merlin/Pendragon last night to a friend because they were talking Merlin fandom and I was like "WELL I LOVE THIS ONE FIC?" We are both waiting for Check, Please! to get going again.

Making fandom friends is like a scary wire-balancing act where you WANT FRIENDS HIIII but also you probably don't share all your fandoms to the same degree so you aren't getting all their references and they aren't getting all of yours but you are so excited to be chatting with them an you want them to be your instant BFF but not in like a creepy way.

Anyway, now I'm re-reading the fic.

Oh my gosh, it's like a time capsule of a particular time in fandom. This fic should be the Library of Congress, it's a valuable artifact of FANDOM HISTORY.

V-gifts! I forgot about v-gifts! Probably because I never figured out how they worked.

And man, I could use the notes option on facebook. That way I could save notes on the jerkfaces I meet in groups so I would know to avoid them when they try to friend me.

...not that I ever used LJ notes in real life. Because I never paaiiiidd.

Date: Dec. 6th, 2016 01:21 (UTC)
lannamichaels: Astronaut Dale Gardner holds up For Sale sign after EVA. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lannamichaels
I LOVE ALL THE FANNISH AUS FOR THIS. They are such a time capsule. And it can be MYSTIFYING. Before I got on tumblr, I was reading this fic where they were users on tumblr. Character A is angsting over Character B, so Character C sends B a message from A's account, and then closes the window. And A freaks out, going "what did you send?????"

And reader!Lanna, I was going "well, check your sent, idiot". LITTLE DID I KNOW, TUMBLR DOES NOT HAVE AN OUTBOX. Like, what.

So I think it's good we have a contemporaneous record of all the shit going on. :D

(I assume you've read the Sherlock version of this, whose title I can't recall right now? Theory of narrative causality? something like that?)

Date: Dec. 9th, 2016 00:24 (UTC)
lannamichaels: Astronaut Dale Gardner holds up For Sale sign after EVA. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lannamichaels
YES! It's a beautiful example of how stories are written FOR A PLACE and FOR AN AUDIENCE, and once you remove it from that context, it can lose its sense and/or meaning.

Sherlock fic!

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