heidi: (fandom)
Gacked from aome


First TV show I had self-insertion fantasies about:
None, really? But the first thing I started thinking about additional stories for was probably The Secret Garden or maybe The Tomorrow People

First fandom in which I interacted (online and in person) with other fans:
Crowded House, circa 1993; there was a mailing list called Tongue in the Mail - it's still around. But before that, I looked up episode lists for Tomorrow People and Twin Peaks using ARCHIE and LYNX; just, no interaction with other fans.

Pairing in the first slash fanfiction I read:
Other than Paradigm of Uncertainty where Justin Finch Fletchley is, iirc, paired with an OC, I think the first slash fic I read was Boys Own Camping Adventure by GrimSlasher. Remus/Sirius!!!

First RPS/RPF I read:
Most likely Jared/Jensen sometime in 2008?

First fanfiction I read that made me think, YES, this is exactly the kind of fanfiction I'd like to write...
To write? Um, maybe in 2003, when I first read [personal profile] copperbadge's Stealing Harry? But I could never write like Sam, so I just content myself to occasionally send over prompts and requests.

Pairing in the first fanfiction I wrote:
Hee! Draco/Hermione!

First OTP:
In Harry Potter, Remus/Sirius
In a tv show that I was fannish about, Audrey/Cooper in Twin Peaks
In my life, Jo/Laurie in Little Women!!!

First RPS/F OTP:
Um? Jared/Jensen, I guess? Although I think Milo & Adrian may have pre-dated J2 for me.

First fannish friend I met in person:
I'm not sure if it was Keely, Tracey or Lisa from The Zone, then it was Deb from Frenz.com, and from HP, Cassie in Santa Monica on January of 2001.

First character I formally roleplayed:
First and only - Eloise Midgen in Nocturne Alley, for about two weeks.

ALSO, so many thanks to everyone who gave me D&D tips! Red Box ahoy!
Off to spend pretty much the whole day at a bar mitzvah......
heidi: (fandom)
Gacked from aome


First TV show I had self-insertion fantasies about:
None, really? But the first thing I started thinking about additional stories for was probably The Secret Garden or maybe The Tomorrow People

First fandom in which I interacted (online and in person) with other fans:
Crowded House, circa 1993; there was a mailing list called Tongue in the Mail - it's still around. But before that, I looked up episode lists for Tomorrow People and Twin Peaks using ARCHIE and LYNX; just, no interaction with other fans.

Pairing in the first slash fanfiction I read:
Other than Paradigm of Uncertainty where Justin Finch Fletchley is, iirc, paired with an OC, I think the first slash fic I read was Boys Own Camping Adventure by GrimSlasher. Remus/Sirius!!!

First RPS/RPF I read:
Most likely Jared/Jensen sometime in 2008?

First fanfiction I read that made me think, YES, this is exactly the kind of fanfiction I'd like to write...
To write? Um, maybe in 2003, when I first read [personal profile] copperbadge's Stealing Harry? But I could never write like Sam, so I just content myself to occasionally send over prompts and requests.

Pairing in the first fanfiction I wrote:
Hee! Draco/Hermione!

First OTP:
In Harry Potter, Remus/Sirius
In a tv show that I was fannish about, Audrey/Cooper in Twin Peaks
In my life, Jo/Laurie in Little Women!!!

First RPS/F OTP:
Um? Jared/Jensen, I guess? Although I think Milo & Adrian may have pre-dated J2 for me.

First fannish friend I met in person:
I'm not sure if it was Keely, Tracey or Lisa from The Zone, then it was Deb from Frenz.com, and from HP, Cassie in Santa Monica on January of 2001.

First character I formally roleplayed:
First and only - Eloise Midgen in Nocturne Alley, for about two weeks.


Off to spend pretty much the whole day at a bar mitzvah......
heidi: (prey)
When JKR said in a Radio City Music Hall reading/event that Dumbledore was gay.

On twitter today, a friend of mine asked about how society had changed since then, and I started thinking about how fandom had changed since then - or actually, since 2000/2001.

I found an essay by Tinderblast (different pseud now, but I won't link to it unless she says it's ok) written in 2000 or 2001 about slash and the HP fandom - you can read it here. It says, in response to the flames many slash writers were receiving:

All right, then, let's take a look at the most oft-cited justifications of the flames, and see what they say.
...
2. Slash pairings are out of character.

When you think about it, no fanfic is completely in character, simply because the fic writers aren't writing the characters as the author originally planned - so what J.K. Rowling was thinking when she wrote the books isn't really an issue until she tells us straight out about the leanings of the characters. And how many POVs are the books told from? One. Harry's point of view. Not having seen the inside of most of the characters' thoughts, we can't say for sure which ones are homosexual, which ones are het, and which ones are bi. Okay, sure, having seen the Yule Ball, we can say that the majority of the characters, if not all, are heterosexual. But that doesn't eliminate the possibility of their being bisexual. In fact, Harry might be bisexual, too - people don't always realize they have homosexual leanings the moment their hormones start working.

While we're at it, how is Remus and/or Sirius having a long lost girlfriend/wife any more plausible then their having been lovers in the past? We have no evidence pointing either way - they could have sworn themselves to celibacy, for all we know.

Putting the last two paragraphs into two words, prove it.


Well, that's certainly an argument that hasn't been made in the last four years. From 2000 through 2007, though, it wasn't uncommon for people to say that if JKR had intended for there to be gay wizards, she would have said so and since she hadn't, there weren't any.

There were threads like this one on FictionAlley, and two vendors at Nimbus who were shocked SHOCKED at the drawing in the Program of Harry and Draco embracing, so much so that they were harassing our attendees, and were asked to leave the vendor room (yes, we refunded their fees).

So today, there was a story on the news that 53% of all Americans believes that there is nothing morally wrong with being gay, and that's a number that's significantly higher than any from 2000 or 2004 or even 2007. Did Dumbledore make that much of a difference? No, probably not in the wider world - but perhaps in fandom? Is it possible that some Harry Potter fans who thought that there couldn't possibly homosexuality in the wizarding world, who thought that to see that some characters in the books were, or might be, gay or bisexual or transgender was to inherently misread and defile JKR's stories... is it possible that some of them have, since October 19, 2007, changed their minds?
heidi: (prey)
When JKR said in a Radio City Music Hall reading/event that Dumbledore was gay.

On twitter today, a friend of mine asked about how society had changed since then, and I started thinking about how fandom had changed since then - or actually, since 2000/2001.

I found an essay by Tinderblast (different pseud now, but I won't link to it unless she says it's ok) written in 2000 or 2001 about slash and the HP fandom - you can read it here. It says, in response to the flames many slash writers were receiving:

All right, then, let's take a look at the most oft-cited justifications of the flames, and see what they say.
...
2. Slash pairings are out of character.

When you think about it, no fanfic is completely in character, simply because the fic writers aren't writing the characters as the author originally planned - so what J.K. Rowling was thinking when she wrote the books isn't really an issue until she tells us straight out about the leanings of the characters. And how many POVs are the books told from? One. Harry's point of view. Not having seen the inside of most of the characters' thoughts, we can't say for sure which ones are homosexual, which ones are het, and which ones are bi. Okay, sure, having seen the Yule Ball, we can say that the majority of the characters, if not all, are heterosexual. But that doesn't eliminate the possibility of their being bisexual. In fact, Harry might be bisexual, too - people don't always realize they have homosexual leanings the moment their hormones start working.

While we're at it, how is Remus and/or Sirius having a long lost girlfriend/wife any more plausible then their having been lovers in the past? We have no evidence pointing either way - they could have sworn themselves to celibacy, for all we know.

Putting the last two paragraphs into two words, prove it.


Well, that's certainly an argument that hasn't been made in the last four years. From 2000 through 2007, though, it wasn't uncommon for people to say that if JKR had intended for there to be gay wizards, she would have said so and since she hadn't, there weren't any.

There were threads like this one on FictionAlley, and two vendors at Nimbus who were shocked SHOCKED at the drawing in the Program of Harry and Draco embracing, so much so that they were harassing our attendees, and were asked to leave the vendor room (yes, we refunded their fees).

So today, there was a story on the news that 53% of all Americans believes that there is nothing morally wrong with being gay, and that's a number that's significantly higher than any from 2000 or 2004 or even 2007. Did Dumbledore make that much of a difference? No, probably not in the wider world - but perhaps in fandom? Is it possible that some Harry Potter fans who thought that there couldn't possibly homosexuality in the wizarding world, who thought that to see that some characters in the books were, or might be, gay or bisexual or transgender was to inherently misread and defile JKR's stories... is it possible that some of them have, since October 19, 2007, changed their minds?
heidi: You're busy blogging! (BusyBlogging)
At 11:10 AM on February 11, 2002, I posted on LJ for the first time. I'd used LJ for the [livejournal.com profile] fictionalley account a few times in the six months before that date, and had been reading a few friends' LJs (including [livejournal.com profile] flourish, who gave me my code, but it was on this day that I finally started using LJ for myself.

I wish I had done this in years past, but I haven't so this is a summary of my LJ stats as of this minute:
40,534 comments received, 28,824 comments posted
3,831 Journal Entries, 602 Tags, 148 Memories, 400+ ScrapBook Files, 20 Virtual Gifts, 163 Userpics


I've had a permanent account since 2004 or 2005 - I can't even remember anymore! - I have 148 interests, am watching 1263 friends, communities, and feeds, and have been friended by over 1000 people, but some of them haven't posted on LJ in three, four or five years, and I don't know if they are still reading anymore at all. If they are, HI, oldbies!

[Poll #1347585]

Explanation for the computer questions above - looks like I am getting a new desktop for valentine's day/my birthday (belated) as Eldest Son has need of my 2+ year old 2GB-of-RAM machine, so I am considering just how much power I want to play with, as I have a 25% off coupon for Dell. Gah, the things I think about when I'm able to sit at my desktop for the first time in 10+ days - but I do feel so much better, in terms of surgery-recovery, every day. Other than the fact that I can't pick up anything over 10 pounds for a few more weeks, I should be close to 100% by the weekend, I hope.
heidi: (Acid Pops)
You know, Yahoo searches are kind of interesting. I went back onto an old Yahoogroup to check something, and found that Miss Partly Bouncy, who I will not link to because she's been using clear gifs aka web beacons to track visitors to her LJ and profile page, had the following at the bottom of her posts to various mailing lists in April of 2001, ie two months before CassieGate:

Michela Ecks - mecks@... - Textual Poacher - Spastic Hale Girl
"Babylon 5 was last of the Babylon stations. There would never be
another. It changed the future and it changed us. It taught us that we
have to create the future or others will do it for us. It taught us
that we have to care for one other, because if we don't, who will? And
that true strength sometimes comes from the most unlikely of places.
Mostly though, I think it gave us hope that there can always be new
beginnings, even for people like us." - Susan Ivanova


Huh. She quotes something, and cites, not the creator of the series or scriptwriter (one and the same in that case) but the character who speaks it.

So when I say that there were no definitive rules in fandom in the spring of 2001 regarding how to properly cite, I'm not lying or trying to obfuscate-after-the-fact.

And now I am putting it all away through the weekend...
heidi: (sidekick)
Dear [livejournal.com profile] partly_bouncy

I was recently pointed to your post of earlier today where you state that I asked you to take down the "article" on your "wiki" about me.

I did no such thing. I sent you the email shown below. I'm happy to make screencaps of it available, and I'm sure any rational read of it would clearly indicate that nowhere did I ask you to take it down; I know enough to know you'd never do that willingly. I asked you to remove my last name, and that is all. And I ask you again to do so. Please.

-----Original Message-----
From: Heidi <heidi8@gmail.com>
To: partyly_bouncy@livejournal.com
Subject: Fwd: Use of real last names on your "fanhistory" website
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 10:50:39 -0400


Laura, I wanted to speak with you about your use of my last name on
the fanhistory site. Obviously, we have
different ideas about what has happened over the last six or so years,
but right now, given everything that has happened in my family over
the last five weeks, I just can't fight with you about all the lies
and distortions you've put up there. Separate from all that, though,
you're entitled to your opinion, and I'm not asking you to change any
of that. But you don't need to use my last name to discuss fandom
history; any reference to Heidi is already a reference to me. If you'd
remove my last name, I'd appreciate it.


Heidi
heidi: (Default)
I'm on a plane now, about halfway between New York City and Miami, a few thousand feet in the air, glancing out the window in hopes of seeing a man on a flying motorcycle...

And it's June 6, and in book-chronology, today is ten years to the day from the moment Harry learned that, to paraphrase Into The Woods, rodents can be vile and 'madmen' can be good - and so can the werewolves who care so intensely about them.

It's coming on midnight UK time now, as I write this, but I won't be able to post for another hour, once we've landed.

So I wanted to take this moment to thank everyone who made yesterday's POA IMAX NYC overwhelming and spectacular! Of course, Melissa, my TLC cohort who helped coordinate and co-organize, Megan and Kristin and BK who kept the inspiration going, and everyone who helped us at the theater: Amy and Amy, who flanked me at the table, Gwen and Carrie and Anna and Victoria who handled directional and distributional activities, Ali and Scott who rescued me, Liss and Lisa and Jori who helped with crowd movement, and, Cheryl, without whom none of us would've been there, in a sort of roundabout way. And I know I'm forgetting people, as I don't have any photos to remind me right now.

Kudos to the American Booksellers for Free Expression (link coming soon) who sold tonnes of shirts and buttons to support free speech and the right of everyone to read & write what they choose, including and especially Harry Potter books!

And of course, thanks to all of you who came to the show - who were so patient in line, and who cheered and shrieked and laughed and swooned through the film. What a wonder to see this show with all of you!

A few of you asked if we'd do it again for Goblet of Fire - when we have a release date, we'll talk.

We'd love to collect the pictures everyone took - if you could send them to poaimax@the-leaky-cauldron.org we'd really appreciate it (and under 100kb per photo is most appreciated).
heidi: (JustMyType)
With all this talk about the impending Wonder that Is Book Five, I wanted to take a peek back at the pre-book-four hype (actually, I was looking for the Doomspell Tournament fic where Davey Gudgeon is they DaDA teacher, so if anyone has a link...) and I found these interesting pages (via Google's archive):

Rumors about Book Four

Ah, rumors of Icicle, from a real magazine

An older iteration of the Book 4 HPN page (where many of us oldbies first read the rumor collection)

Isn't nostalgia a trip?
heidi: (Default)
Inspired by [livejournal.com profile] aome, [livejournal.com profile] frances_potter, [livejournal.com profile] alexmalfoy and [livejournal.com profile] jediginny, as well as my own prediliction for posting things from the far far past like this, I just set up a community - [livejournal.com profile] fandom_history. It's an open community for people to post old posts, their fandom history, reviews that are at least six months old, etc. Even old chat transcripts, as long as all the participants have given permission or are made anonymous.

Should be fun...

It is a totally open community, so spread the loff!

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