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a small response to the recent revelations... 
22nd-Jun-2006 06:00 pm
Am I the only person in fandom (or on the internet for that matter) who doesn't have a sock? I feel sad and pathetic, but I barely have enough time to man this journal, let alone several others. :~\

I am here to play with people who share my love of the various fandoms, whether that be Harry Potter, Star Wars, Buffy, Lord of the Rings, whatever. I do not understand, nor do I think I will ever understand, the vitriol and animosity that goes on between the various factions in whatever fandom.

We're all here because we love the source material, yes? Surely the sandbox is big enough for everyone of every ship/sexual/canon or non-canon preference?
22nd-Jun-2006 08:43 am (UTC)
Forgive me if this doesnt make sense seeing as it is 3 am, but I have noticed some animosity between the factions as well. I'll go look through people's art and see comments like "not really my ship, but it's really nice" I mean, Art is Art.. why should a preference determine just how good it is? Maybe i'm misunderstanding you though.. It seems like that's the kind of thing you were talking about though.. What does having a sock mean? heh = (
22nd-Jun-2006 12:18 pm (UTC)
A 'sock' is a second (or third or fourth etc) username/journal one person might have. They put on the 'sock' journal to hide or appear as someone different. It's pretty common for fans from one 'camp' to infiltrate the opposite 'camp' using a sock.

Yes, thankfully art (and artists) seems able to to avoid the factions from what I've seen. Sure I have OTP preferences, but that doesn't stop me enjoying others.
22nd-Jun-2006 08:44 am (UTC)
I don't have a sock - but I have a clock!

22nd-Jun-2006 08:47 am (UTC)
*cackles* Should I friend this journal?
22nd-Jun-2006 08:46 am (UTC)
You're absolutely right, there's more than enough for everyone! Sounds like some people need to grow up.
22nd-Jun-2006 08:50 am (UTC)
Some people are just annoying. But then there are always those fun (yet squicky) ships like Snape/Squid to make us laugh hopefully :)
22nd-Jun-2006 09:01 am (UTC)
I used to have a sock for my role playing when I hung around at tf.n, but there was this dumb, immature and RIDICULOUS hatred between the Han/Leia fans and the Mara fans for some reason (it was mostly some silly EU fanatics stirring crap up) and a certain Mara fan trotted my sock out as absolute proof that the 'leader of the H/L campaign' (ha) was some dodgy backstabber out to ruin the lives of Mara fans everywhere.

This despite the fact that my signature proclaimed 'I am CMinor's sock!'

22nd-Jun-2006 11:52 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, I (almost fondly) remember some of the stuff at TFN. ;~) All that Bria Tharen shite... heh. Dear ol' glitter (or was it glitterbug?), where are you now? LOL. I didn't go near the Mara threads; there lay dragons! ;~D
22nd-Jun-2006 09:03 am (UTC)
STOP BEING NORMAL. You have no place in this fandom.

I agree with you. My little corner of the fandom can be found squirrelled away here, so I'm very far removed from the ridiculousness.
22nd-Jun-2006 08:16 pm (UTC)
I wonder if it takes a certain type to live in such a tumultuous area of fandom. I don't how poeple deal with all that drama 24/7. o_O

My corner's quiet and removed too. Maybe we should join forces. *huddles next to you*
22nd-Jun-2006 09:20 am (UTC)

wouldn't two be better - pne for each foot?

do a lot of fans complain about cold toes? mine are fine - perhaps its a circulation problem
22nd-Jun-2006 11:18 am (UTC)
Ahahahaha I was thinking the exact same thing.
22nd-Jun-2006 10:23 am (UTC)
I have one... but that's more like an uber-private journal with a extremely minimized friendslist that I created for the times when I deleted my regular journal... does that count as sock? And now I'm not going to use it ever again, because of the ugly ads that are popping up all over the place. Ugh.

I don't really get the animosity either... though I do admit that I read that "biography" out of interest. It shocked me more than anything.
22nd-Jun-2006 12:09 pm (UTC)
I started reading the first part, then decided I didn't want to get involved. It was mostly before my time and about people I didn't know.

Then, because so many of my flist were talking about it, I decided to give it another go, and once I started reading it properly... yeah, like watching a train wreck - you can't look away. :~\ And I do remember the kerfuffle about the laptops etc.

I can totally understand people have a separate journal for family or private stuff, I just don't think I could manage a second journal myself. I wouldn't go into it often enough, and I'd forget the password or something! Hahahaha! ;~D
22nd-Jun-2006 10:52 am (UTC)
It's ok, I don't have a sock either. :) I even failed at starting an art community, I don't have the organisation skills to run two journals. Let alone a hundred gajillion. LOL.

Surely the sandbox is big enough for everyone of every ship/sexual/canon or non-canon preference?

Yes it is!! Which is why I didn't even know who Ms Scribe was until reading that story. :D
22nd-Jun-2006 11:59 am (UTC)
I didn't know who she was either! But then I tend to bumble along in my own little corner of fandom, oblivious to the political machinations going on at the core. ;~P
22nd-Jun-2006 11:44 am (UTC)
I do not understand, nor do I think I will ever understand, the vitriol and animosity that goes on between the various factions in whatever fandom.
Finally, someone is speaking my language!!!
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22nd-Jun-2006 12:17 pm (UTC)
You should have a sock! Socks are even endorssed by Dumbledore in HP! Socks are very HP.

A have many socks. Black, white, wellll acutally the white ones are kinda grey. The problem is something is stealing my socks so I never have them when I need them, which is only good for my flip flops because otherwise I'd enver use those.

This is why I invented house imps.
I think they take my underwear too, but underwear is much less relevant to HP than socks.
22nd-Jun-2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
I have rainbow socks! Lovely woollen ones to match my rainbow hat and jumper! :~D I'll take a photo later for show-and-tell. ;~)
22nd-Jun-2006 12:59 pm (UTC)
We're all here because we love the source material, yes? Surely the sandbox is big enough for everyone of every ship/sexual/canon or non-canon preference?

That is, of course, The Great Hope. ;)

I only had a vague idea of what a sock WAS before this whole Ms. Scribe saga. Now, I suppose I understand the "factions" and "shipper wars" in HP a bit better, but it still leaves me feeling headachy and with a rather desperate desire to sing "I'd like to give the world a Coke" and inspire harmony in the fandom that way.

But that might start the Great Coke Vs. Pepsi Vs. Other Beverage War.

I have no socks. I am here for the goods, hold the drama. ;) I certainly have my own OTPs but I'm not above liking things with other pairings. But I'm also not likely to play on message boards or f_w, either.
22nd-Jun-2006 01:50 pm (UTC)
AMEN to that *a toast for you*

I wouldn't have been able to word it as simple yet as accurate as you just did *thumbs up*
22nd-Jun-2006 02:11 pm (UTC)
I do not have a sock for two reasons.

One like you I find it hard enough to maintain this journal and keep up with my flist.

Secondly sock journals are for cowards. If you have something you want to say then why not just say it. Do not hide behind another journal and pretend to be someone else. If you have the audacity to say it have the balls to stand by what you said. Otherwise I really do not want to hear from you.
22nd-Jun-2006 04:10 pm (UTC)
HOOHAH ~ Al Pacino
22nd-Jun-2006 02:12 pm (UTC)
Yes. and yes.

Here, love, have a daisy, read some smut, and enjoy.

(won't make sense if you didn't read my lj) but yes, my sandbox is big enough. ;0
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