December 5th, 2007

life begins - me

A Message to Supernatural Fans

Let's make this fandom a place where people respect the cast, the crew, and each other

Discussion and debate are wonderful things. Flaming is not. Verbally attacking someone is not on, whether they're another fan or whether they're involved in the production of the show.

Share your views, but don't forget the simple fact that not everyone is going to agree. When someone says "wait a minute, have you considered X, Y or Z?" don't shout them down and attack them for being wrong simply because they hold a different opinion.

I know, I'm an idealist, I always have been. I know in my heart of hearts that we are not all going to get along, it would be naive to believe otherwise. What we need to try to encourage is an atmosphere where we can co-exist without flame wars and lists of hot-topics to avoid.

dodger_winslow is spearheading this idea and has this to say: Show a little love for Jensen and Jared in a way that communicates our solidarity as a fandom behind the simple idea that the guys deserve to be treated with RESPECT by their fans; and that all our many and varied expressions of fannish appreciation for what they do should reflect this one, simple, basic ideal.

So take the icon I'm using for this post (made by dodger_winslow), use it, the only way we can make fandom a nicer place to be is if we all work at it.

btw - the only reason I'm not changing it to my default icon is because I don't want people to think I've stopped supporting the WGA strike
life begins - me

Websites update

(I know, I'm posting a lot today - sorry!)

...moments lost... - the main page of my website is now fully up - although two of the links are not quite active yet, they should be tonight.

...pointless nostalgic... (aka Fandom's Bitch) is my own personal archive. This is hosted on the ever-wonderful wenchpixie's domain rather than the ML server.

I have also created new syndicated LJ feeds for most of the archive sites

fandomsbitch - the feed for Pointless Nostalgic
handonheart_bx - the feed for Hand On Heart (Buffy/Xander)
keytotheheart - the feed for Key To The Heart (Dawn/Xander)
effects_feed - the feed for Effects of a Troubled Heart (Faith/Xander)
sineya_updates - the feed for Daughters of Sineya (Slayer-centric site)
saltandburn_rss - the feed for the Salt & Burn fic archive.

and the all important one - ineedaparrotrss - the new feed for INaP

There are still three one more to add so rather than spam you, I'll edit this post during the day once they're done!

(yes, I'm aware that the links up on the INAP one are slightly odd, it's cause I hadn't made a change in the admin pages. It's fixed now and all the links from now on should be the correct ones. Sorry!)