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08 August 2007 @ 08:33 am

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...

Current Mood: sympatheticsympathetic
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.
Lissieilovesn on August 8th, 2007 07:49 am (UTC)

i think you're right, i think there's something fishy with that.

Maybe i should tell my friend about it

What do you think??
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: rl//jensen & daneel - calendar_markswhiskyinmind on August 8th, 2007 08:00 am (UTC)

I was about to say check your email, but I replied there first so you'll no doubt see that before you see this!
Lissieilovesn on August 8th, 2007 08:03 am (UTC)

Totally did

*hugggles* thanks for the heads up sweetie :D
technopagan hippie chickgeminilove_ca on August 8th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
Okay, that's just...... odd. And you know, I can kind of understand in a wierd way. I think we all want to be acknowledged in some way.

I've been away on vacation for a week and I'm not involved in every SPN comm, so I'm not sure which one you're talking about here. If you want to message me privately about it, you can email me - geminilovecaATgmail.com
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: text//batshit fen warning - purplephoeniwhiskyinmind on August 8th, 2007 01:59 pm (UTC)
I've emailed you the details and the link to the post. It does seem a little odd (and suspicious timing on the part of the poster).

Having the acknowledgement of the show's creators is definitely something we'd all like, and those who get it (like you - *quells jealousy*) completely deserve it. It's when other people try to piggyback on that that it starts to make the whole of fandom look just as messed up.
technopagan hippie chickgeminilove_ca on August 8th, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
Like I said in my email reply, I got lucky and brave. It really could have happened to anybody.