January 11th, 2020

Adulthood? It's fanfic

Dept. of Fandom Snowflake



So You Hang Out Where, Exactly?

Challenge #3 - Pimp Your Favorite Communities, Fests or Challenges! ... What makes fandom more fun is when more people get involved. Tell us where the party is ... You never know where you might find your next fandom squee play place!

Oh boy. This is one of those challenges that leaves me vaguely ashamed of myself for not taking part in a lot of communities or fests. Or perhaps, in the low-stress fashion of this challenge, I should say rather that it leaves me very aware that my online fannish life has been rather hermetic.  (Which my brain just misinterpreted as hermeneutic (see whut I did thar) and prompted me to run off to other site to help me remember what hermeneutics are, and then to semiotics ... I am easily sidetracked.)

Nor did it help to find out that one icon community I was going to pimp, 
[community profile] iconomicon - filled with a cornucopia of icons of all kinds, from the occasionally problematic to the sidesplittingly and/or brilliantly funny - is no longer usable. The site's creator hadn't updated since 2012, but he'd left so may icons in previous posts that I could have mined it for years, and have done so as late as early 2019. Unfortunately, he apparently used Photobucket (ptui) to host them, and Photobuckapocalypse caught up with him. I checked the site last night, and all of the icons are blurred out, with photobucket's stupid wording across them. Gah, and bah. 

But after a few days of indecision I decided to stop being indecisive. So here are a couple of communities and fests that I think represent the best of fannishness;at least my brand of it.

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