Fandom-Related Essays:
Rants and Rambles



Feedback of any sort is always welcome. I promise not to get pissy if you notice flaws or disagree with me.



November 23, 2005

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September 18, 2005

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What Price Fandom? May 27, 2000

Profiteering and fandom are not words that should go together.

'Netfic is free, so stop complaining' -- ummm... May 27, 2000

Netfic isn't as free as it seems, and in any event asking a media fan not to complain just seems... cruel.

You Hate Me December 3, 2000

How on earth do people decide that 'I disliked your story' means 'I hate you'?

TheInfantilization of Fandom December 3, 2000

The trend toward treating everything in fandom as an infant keeps growing.

The Beta  Process  Should  Happen *Before*  Posting July 2003 (added September 18, 2005)

If people on a fiction-discussion list are talking about your story -- stay out of it. Found floating on my harddrive in September 2005.

LJ Communities != Mailing Lists written June 15, 2005, posted September 18, 2005

Written in response to the suggestion that reading LJ communities would be a way to get the mailing-list experience on LJ, without having to deal with personal stuff being posted.

LJ and Me posted November 23, 2005 new!

Based in part on posts I sent to a mailing list during discussions about LJ, edited and expanded into essay form. While LJ is a wonderful format for a lot of people, it isn't right for everyone. I'm one of the ones it doesn't work for.

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