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Fannish to-do list

  • Jul. 20th, 2010 at 1:54 PM
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
1. Figure out who I'm rooting for on MasterChef Australia now that Marion's been eliminated (probably Adam? though I don't know yet who got eliminated on Tuesday's episode)

2. Keep counting down the hours until tonight's Pretty Little Liars after last week's amazing (and very viddable!) cliffhanger

3. Find someone to talk me out of using "Like 4chan for girls" (source) as the title of my Symposium blog post on anon culture in fandom

3b. Figure out if I even have, like, a thesis or a point or anything useful to say for said blog post

4. OMG only 6 more hours until Pretty Little Liars! (Hint: that's enough time to catch up on the first six episodes if you haven't been watching)

Comments

cofax7: climbing on an abbey wall  (Default)
[personal profile] cofax7 wrote:
Jul. 20th, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
3. Well, that might draw some links, but possibly not garner the kind of attention you want.
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
[personal profile] crypto wrote:
Jul. 20th, 2010 06:17 pm (UTC)
I know, I know -- it's just so pithy & catchy.

Though I guess /b/ is busy with Gawker this week.
vehemently: (Default)
[personal profile] vehemently wrote:
Jul. 20th, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
What do you talk! He might get his own guest-spot starring in an episode of CSI.

As the corpse, I mean.
crypto: (chimpanzees)
[personal profile] crypto wrote:
Jul. 20th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
As long as they don't track down online videos of me to remix, Bale Out style.
vehemently: (Default)
[personal profile] vehemently wrote:
Jul. 20th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
There's somebody on ONTD who has this mesmerizing icon, which is just Kermit the Frog nodding to his left and then Bale nodding to his right, over and over again as if in mutual baffled congratulation. It is absolutely meaningless to me and yet engrossing! I don't understand it.

In all seriousness, when [personal profile] cofax7 refers to attention you might not want, pesumably she means 4chan, but I also think that the title you're toying with would be wicked insulting to fandom, anons who manage not to post home addresses, women, and people with manners everywhere. So don't.
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
[personal profile] crypto wrote:
Jul. 20th, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
I know, I know, it's a terrible idea for a title! But since that original comment, it's like a bad song stuck in my head.

Well, technically, I've got a Muse song stuck in my head thanks to multiple viewings of one of obsessive24's vids over the last couple days, but I can't see myself using "Map of the Problematique" for a post title, even if the lyrics aren't completely irrelevant:

Life will flash before my eyes
So scattered and lost
I want to touch the other side
And no one thinks they are to blame
Why can't we see
That when we bleed we bleed the same
vehemently: (Default)
[personal profile] vehemently wrote:
Jul. 20th, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
Life flash before your eyes, indeed.

If you are in need of a pithy quote for a title, I recommend any of the golden nuggets to be gleaned from the anon meme itself. I've been copypastaing various as they befall my eyeballs, and I offer you:

"I find the fandom penchant for controlling, boundary-crossing families (see: Mitchell Clan) completely baffling."
Response: "Probably because fandom itself wants to be a controlling, boundary-crossing family."

"People seem to forget that sometimes they should feel ashamed of themselves." (This is from F_W, the Vividcon Bingo Wank, not the anon meme.)
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
[personal profile] crypto wrote:
Jul. 20th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
That's an excellent suggestion!

My best subject line for an LJ post was lifted directly from the LA Times article I linked to -- "I, seriously, was like the Lindsay Lohan of scrapbooking."

My subject lines have been going downhill ever since.
vehemently: (Default)
[personal profile] vehemently wrote:
Jul. 21st, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
Oh wait, the best quote yet!!

"What's with the fucking chicken?"
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
[personal profile] crypto wrote:
Jul. 22nd, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Now posted.
cofax7: climbing on an abbey wall  (Default)
[personal profile] cofax7 wrote:
Jul. 20th, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
pesumably she means 4chan, but I also think that the title you're toying with would be wicked insulting to fandom

Actually, I meant to fandom. Comparing the anons to 4chan would enrage them, and frankly they would be justified in that.
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
[personal profile] crypto wrote:
Jul. 20th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it would basically be trolling, and I'm just not that ironic.
salinea: (smug)
[personal profile] salinea wrote:
Jul. 20th, 2010 06:16 pm (UTC)
Find someone to talk me out of using "Like 4chan for girls" (source) as the title of my Symposium blog post on anon culture in fandom
It's annoying to (some of) the guys in LJ fandom and the girls in 4chan?
Though it's certainly snappy.
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
[personal profile] crypto wrote:
Jul. 20th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC)
Annoying yet snappy -- that's my dilemma exactly!
salinea: (teasing)
[personal profile] salinea wrote:
Jul. 20th, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
well, do you want to be like a journalist, or do you want to be accurate?
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
[personal profile] crypto wrote:
Jul. 20th, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
Ha, good question -- I want to be snappy AND accurate! Though I guess the two rarely go hand-in-hand.

*goes back to the drawing board to brainstorm post titles*
anatsuno: a barcode representing anatsuno's username and account number on Dreamwidth (barcode)
[personal profile] anatsuno wrote:
Jul. 20th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
the thing is... apart from the fake essentialism, what bothers me in the (so tempting, so snappy!) title is that it makes it sound as though anonmemes are looking to imitate 4chan - which I'm simply not sure is true. you know?
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
[personal profile] crypto wrote:
Jul. 20th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
Yep, I know. I just need to come up with something equally snappy but less ridiculous! Sadly I'm much better at ridiculous than snappy....

*checks calendar to see how long until September*
anatsuno: a women reads, skeptically (drawing by Kate Beaton) (Default)
[personal profile] anatsuno wrote:
Jul. 20th, 2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
<3! I am SO looking forward to seeing you omg.
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
[personal profile] crypto wrote:
Jul. 20th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
YES! But I'm going to be out of town on work stuff for part of your time here. DDD: Still! Only part of it!
anatsuno: a women reads, skeptically (drawing by Kate Beaton) (Default)
[personal profile] anatsuno wrote:
Jul. 20th, 2010 10:58 pm (UTC)
WHAT NO! DNW D:

We should start setting up appointments and such in the summer, if at all possible. I'll be staying with a friend who's deeeeeep in Brooklyn, iirc, and she says it takes 2 to 3 hours to go to Manhattan from her place, so I doubt I'll do it too many times... But still. Planning some time, yes.
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
[personal profile] crypto wrote:
Jul. 20th, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
That's okay, I figured I'd at least take an afternoon or day off work to hang out with you! I'll be around for the first half of your stay, and I'm in Manhattan, but it's really easy for me to get to Brooklyn.