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08 August 2007 @ 08:33 am
*eyeroll*  

Is there some weird kind of syzygy* going on in the constellations? There must be a reason for all the batshit fen coming out of the woodwork and being even more batshit insane than ever.

I fly under the radar for the most part in SPN fandom, I have no problem with this because if you know me at all you know exactly how I feel about BNFs and wannabe BNFs. But seriously, honey, either the email was paraphrased badly by you, it's a hoax or you made it up.

We all know that at least a couple of people involved in the production are aware not only of online fandom, but specifically of LiveJournal's subsect of online fandom. Why do I say this? Well, lemme see, there would be the whole thank you that those of us who contributed to spn_postcards received, there would be the thank yous the organisers of the various birthday projects have received, there would be the comments made to organisers expressing interest in fandom_rocks and the like. And there's the fact that we all know Kripke's on here somewhere.

The production office are 'au fait' with 'live journal', trust me on this.

I'm not saying that your community wouldn't be recognised, because it is one of the largest communities devoted to the show on LJ, but you are not 'influential' in this fandom. Let's be honest here, a lot of what you do is either illegal or at the very least bordering on the edges of copyright law. It's what the community is known for, it's why - up until this morning - I was a member although I have not posted there for months and it's been off my default view for a lot longer than that. The production company cannot be seen to be supporting the illegal distribution of copyrighted materials, and that my dear, is what your community does.

I fear you've been had, in which case I feel really sorry for you and hope you find whoever has targeted you thus.  I would rather think that - distressing as it may be - than think that you are making this all up in a bid to garner some of the attention that has been rightfully given to fandom_rocks which is after all a charitable exercise.

As I've said, I fly under the radar of this person - aside from a few graphics posts she's commented on we've had no contact. The reason I am not posting this to her community or to her personally is because of who I am friends with. This post is off my own back, no one else has asked me to post this or encouraged me to do so. I am not mentioning names because if this person has been tricked then I would like to save her further embarassment.

*who says TV is bad for the intelligence? I learned that word from watching the X Files. *nods* TV make my brain think good. (although apparently I can't spell...

 
 
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Lissieilovesn on August 8th, 2007 07:38 am (UTC)
i"m sooo VERY CONFUSED

What happened exactly???

I know someone from fandom rocks

Please tell me what happened Mara
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: music//kane cheers - mewhiskyinmind on August 8th, 2007 07:44 am (UTC)
There's a post been made on a certain community saying that the maintainer was contacted by an intern of Kripke's who had been 'tasked' with contacting all the most influential people in online fandom. The content of the email (such as was posted) is suspiciously un-professional and poorly worded.

It smacks of someone seeing that fandom_rocks has been acknowledged and is trying to either piggyback on that acknowledgment or one-up it.

That's purely my view of course, going on past experience o things this person has done (or been reported as having done) so I could be reading the situation completely wrong.
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Steffi: Supernatural - Sam Smirk BUABSlegoline on August 8th, 2007 07:48 am (UTC)
Let's be honest here, a lot of what you do is either illegal or at the very least bordering on the edges of copyright law.

Exactly. I hope someone is shitting her because - I hate to say this but it's true -she's so full of herself. She runs a big community, but she's not influential. And posting that letter before even checking back whether it's fake or not just proves what I've heard and experienced.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//sam moment of truth - mewhiskyinmind on August 8th, 2007 08:01 am (UTC)
I really want to think - horrible though it is - that someone is pulling a hoax because if she's done this off her own back then there's something seriously screwy there.
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still searching for something...amy_star_ on August 8th, 2007 08:18 am (UTC)
psst... I think you mean "syzygy"...

...it was a good episode of X-F, though.:D


IN other words to this post: Amen, sister.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//jensen adorkable - mewhiskyinmind on August 8th, 2007 08:20 am (UTC)
*headdesk*

where did that extra 's' come from?

*grins*
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//ellen/drink to that - mewhiskyinmind on August 8th, 2007 08:30 am (UTC)
Once more, with proper HTML...
hope you dont mind me commenting! *grins* absolutely not a problem at all!

I really hope it is a hoax, because although it would be a complete kick in the teeth for the individual, it would be better than the alternative that she is making it up. I did see some of her responses which is mostly what prompted the eye-rolling on my part to be honest, it just seems to suspect.

Hi! Friend away! *goes off to do exactly that!*
iyalodeiyalode on August 8th, 2007 09:06 am (UTC)
As per usual I'm clueless, and I'm okay with that. It means a)the communities I belong to are run by intelligent people and b) none of my flist have flipped out and gone stark raving bonkers when I wasn't looking.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//I love this fandom-moveablehistorywhiskyinmind on August 8th, 2007 09:09 am (UTC)
*grins*

Yup, despite this particular person's belief that she is the fulcrum around which this fandom turns, she (and her community) are actually relatively obscure in the larger scheme of things.
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//don't panic!! - mata090680whiskyinmind on August 8th, 2007 10:20 am (UTC)
That's what makes me think someone is hoaxing someone here (whether it's the comm maintener hoaxing the comm or someone else tricking her). The email excerpts seem to imply a personal contact rather than a standard first contact type thing, and if that's the case then the comm would have been checked out and with the amount of slightly shady distribution on there there's no way the production office would endorse it.
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//adrianne laugh - mewhiskyinmind on August 8th, 2007 10:24 am (UTC)
Normally a lot of the wank just seems to pass me by but for some reason this week I seem to be at the eye of the storm. It's weird!

And yeah... the thought that she/the comm are 'inluential' is definately giggle-worthy!
Ash: Where's Ash?purplephoenix03 on August 8th, 2007 11:22 am (UTC)
Sho... elope with me? I LOVE YOU!

:D

I'm compiling my own 'wtf?!' update as I speak, I think I need to make myself a special icon first though. Maybe, I'll see.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: rl//jensen & daneel - calendar_markswhiskyinmind on August 8th, 2007 11:34 am (UTC)
*grins*

I tell you something though, I'm glad I posted this before I read the latest comment replies on her post. I might not have been so symapathetic if I'd seen those first!

I want a "warning! Batshit Fen on the loose" oslt icon. *nods*
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Ash: Batshit fenpurplephoenix03 on August 8th, 2007 12:13 pm (UTC)
Just cos I'm here and I'm lazy... nudge nudge, see my LJ...
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charlies_dragon: Sam and Deancharlies_dragon on August 8th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
So obviously I'm not a member pf this "influential" community *snorts* as I haven't the faintest fuckin clue who or what you're talking about. I (like others have said) had no idea until someone mentioned it in the comments here that this fandom had sides.

This is all sounding like a silly teenage plot to make the mean girls at school look bad, but the plan's backfired spectacularly to make the plotter look like a t*at.

Anyone care to tell me what's actually going on? You can email me (privately) at: dragonrider1987[@]gmail.com

charlies_dragon