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September 17th, 2009

xmas_rocks pimp post

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xmas_rocks, the annual Secret Santa fic exchange I run, is now open for business!

The F.A.Q. is revised for this year, and pairing nominations are now open.

If you're even remotely considering participating, please go forth and nominate! Or, hell, if you just have a really wacky idea for a pairing you'd dearly love to inspire someone to write, nominate it! You never know. This is, after all, the fic exchange which brought the world King Diamond/Pete Wentz slash. Nothing is too "out there" for us...!

May 3rd, 2009

Help send me to Bonnaroo? It'll only take a moment of your time...

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Hey folks,

I'm trying to win free VIP passes, camping gear, travel expenses etc to the Bonnaroo music festival next month. Radio station 104.5 in Philly is having a concert photo contest and mine made the final round for voting - so now is when I need your help!

If you have a just a minute to spare to help me out, please go here:

http://www.radio1045.com/pages/promo/bcm_voting/bcm4_vote.html

I am "Nicole P.", the last choice on that ballot.

Just select my name and enter your email address. Check your mail shortly thereafter as they will send you a confirmation message to make sure your address is legit!

My submitted picture was Stewart in action at the final Police concert at MSG. You can see it here:



Voting ends May 10. Thank you in advance for your help! Please please vote for me if you just have a moment to spare to do so!

April 13th, 2009

Hmmm.

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It seems like only once every three months or so that I actually remember I have an account here on IJ and bother to check up on my IJ flist (which is limited to people not just x-posting what they already post to their LJ). And it's kind of sad as I did lose a couple people off LJ through the years who post here instead, and for whatever reason my rss feeds to follow their journals don't....seem to work very well. So I end up losing track of what they've been doing, but, with it only being a couple people...I don't have a strong compelling reason to make sure IJ is on my must-check-every-day list of webpages. I do a better job of keeping track of a few people on JF because, well, JF has a few comms I follow passingly that aren't elsewhere like fandom_wank, and fandom_loungue. But if it weren't for those comms, I'm sure I would have lost track of the just-posting-on-JF people as well.

Which is, pretty much, what I figure/fear will happen with me and DW (and the people who move there to the exclusion of LJ), in that I see no great reason to move there myself or buy an account except putting a few bucks down to name-squat "just because". I already rushed and--foolishly under the hype/fear of Strikethrough--bought a permanent account here on IJ that I basically never use, because I'm too well established (since 2001) on LJ.

Most of my friends are on LJ, at least my closest ones and the ones I share the most interests with currently. I'm not really in media fandom any longer; my main fandom is music and it took long enough to get some of my music-fandom friends to set up on LJ and find each other there. I can't see trying to relocate my communities like xmas_rocks, pinkfloydslash, hungry_4_you -- nor having any real urge to do so -- when they are just taking root in one place.

And like it or not, whenever you add any new step or barrier to communications -- whether it's having to sign-in via OpenID or getting a new account and oh yeah gotta remember that new password too and am I signed in or not and--oh, who cares! -- people are going to be lazy. I'M horribly lazy, and I consider myself reasonably tech savy. But I'm LAZY. So Any time you add another step in making me follow you to engage in feedback/conversation/etc, I'm less likely to do so. And I don't think I'm alone in that. This applies especially to those who are turning off commenting on their x-posts except to go to DW. I can understand the reasons for doing that, in wanting to keep a conversation in one place, but...it has a slightly exclusionary feel to it that I don't care for, and again, it's that extra step that makes me less likely to engage.

So...I suspect, what'll happen is, just like I stopped regularly keeping up with some folks who moved here off LJ, I'll probably lose some more folks as they move off DW. But I see the bulk of my flist staying right where they are for now--heck, no one outside of media fandom circles on my LJ flist is even mentioning DW, let alone talking about moving there--so I'm gonna stay right where the bulk of my real-life/music/rockfic/philly/etc people are. If for no other reason than a) being cheap and b) yeah, that laziness again.

Guess I'll check in here in another couple months...if I remember...

September 16th, 2008

xmas_rocks pairing nominations are open!

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Pairing nominations are now open for xmas_rocks, an annual Secret Santa slashfic exchange for all rock-related artists and bands. Write a story, and get a story in return for the holidays!

The F.A.Q. is here, the nominations post here, and the archive of previous years' stories right there. Please take a look, and feel free to nominate pairings now even if you're not sure you want to sign-up officially. This makes sure the pairings you want are eligible to be requested and written by others.

February 6th, 2008

FIC: Bang a... (The Police, gen, 1/1)

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Title: Bang a...
Author: [info]sidewinder
Fandom: The Police
Rating: G
Word count: 367
Summary: Simple (but noisy) pleasures
Disclaimer: This work is entirely fictional. It never happened. Nothing is meant to be implied about the "real people" named in this story, and no malice is intended. It is all pure fantasy dreamed up by the author, not meant to be viewed as factual by any stretch of the imagination.

Bang a... )

October 5th, 2007

A survey for band fiction readers & writers

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The following survey is open for all fans who participate in some way in a band fiction community (you write, you read, run a community, etc.) I don't care if it's rockband fic, emo-band fic, popslash, whatever--all of your input is desired. If you don't understand a question or terminology, don't stop or feel like you have to look stuff up--I want your first impressions, how you would answer these questions based on your familiarity with these terms and ideas now.

Please feel free to pass this along to communities where it might be appropriate, and also to leave comments if you feel you couldn't answer questions properly with a check box choice.

The results of this survey work, when completed, will be posted to fanthropology. Thank you for taking the time to complete it. It was simply written--by me with the input of several other folks on wording--out of curiosity based on recent discussions and is not "sponsored" or being run officially by any particular community or group.

Please be sure to include your answer to the first question about what bandfic communities you participate in or follow (even if it's just to say you read what shows up on your friends list). Otherwise, I won't be able to use your data to see which area(s) of bandom you participate in, or if you're really participating in bandfiction communities at all.

Poll #456 A survey for band fiction readers and writers
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

What bandfiction communities/archives/messageboards/etc do you participate in?

What age group do you belong to?

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under 20
0 (0.0%)

20-29
0 (0.0%)

30-39
0 (0.0%)

40-49
0 (0.0%)

50-59
0 (0.0%)

60+
0 (0.0%)

How long have you been involved in band fandom (writing/reading stories about musicians)?

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less than 1 year
0 (0.0%)

1-2 years
0 (0.0%)

less than 5 years
0 (0.0%)

more than 5 years
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more than 10 years
0 (0.0%)

Do you read/write fiction about other sources as well? (Actors, TV shows, anime, movies, literary, sports, Harry Potter, etc.)

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Yes
0 (0.0%)

No
0 (0.0%)

If yes, did you start in band fandom or in another kind of fandom?

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I started in band fandom
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I started in another kind of fandom
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I discovered both around the same time
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Do you consider yourself a part of "media fandom"?

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Yes
0 (0.0%)

No
0 (0.0%)

I don't know/don't understand the term
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Do you consider band fandom part of media fandom?

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Yes, band fandom is a part of media fandom
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Band fandom may intersect with parts of media fandom, but they are separate
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No, band fandom is entirely separate from media fandom
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I don't know/don't understand the question
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Do you feel the term "canon" applies to what you write/read in band fiction?

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Yes
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No
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I don't know/don't understand the term
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Do you feel the term "transformative writing" applies to what you write/read in band fiction?

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Yes
0 (0.0%)

No
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I don't know/don't understand the term
0 (0.0%)

If you write in other fandoms (TV, movies, etc.), do you feel the term "transformative writing" applies to what you write/read in those fandoms?

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Yes
0 (0.0%)

No
0 (0.0%)

I don't know/don't understand the term
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Would you feel that a group named "Organization for Transformative Works" would be something that represented you as a band fiction reader/writer?

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Yes
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No
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I don't know
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Please read the following mission statement of an organization: "We value media fandom with its rich history and unique identity as a predominantly female culture. We value its transformative works, critical commentary, and vital communities." As a member of band fandom, would you feel this organization is something that represents your interests?

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Yes
0 (0.0%)

No
0 (0.0%)

I don't know
0 (0.0%)

August 14th, 2007

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So, yeah, got account here. Refinding friends.

Just curious at this point if anyone is actually posting here who ISN'T also mirroring their posts to LJ, so I can set up a filter I actually read here of those who AREN'T mirroring to LJ. No point setting up rss feeds if it just means I'll see the same posts 2-3 times.

*sigh* Fandom too complicated for me sometimes.

Me, I'm still posting at LJ, don't see that changing anytime soon, though I may go ahead and back up my fic here (under lock as usual).
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