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If you don't know what a fandom is, this post will be of no interest to you. This is not the post you're looking for.

BUT FOR THE REST OF US. I just stumbled upon the utterly brilliant Everybody's Free (To Be Fannish) by [livejournal.com profile] eliza_jane via [livejournal.com profile] missyjack, a fandom riff on the late 90s Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) (video; lyrics). The whole thing is utterly brilliant both as a parody and as actual advice, and if you've ever been involved with any fandom it is eminently worth the quick read.

A sampling:
Enjoy the power and freedom of your fannish persona. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and freedom of your fannish persona until real life causes you to take a fandom hiatus. But trust me, in the middle of RL bullshit, you'll look back at your post-episode reactions and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much fun you really had. You are not as cynical as you imagine.

Don't worry about being wanked. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to apply logic to shipper wars. The real wank is apt to be something that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindsides you the first time you check your inbox after posting something offhand and walking away from your computer for four hours on some idle Tuesday.

Read a story every once in awhile that scares you.

Post.

Don't be reckless with other people's fanworks. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.


But trust her on the laptop.
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Whee! I was fucking wiped this morning, but it's amazing what enough coffee and chocolate can do. I feel GREAT now! Anyone need anything around the corner? Across the city? In Buffalo?!?!? I could go for a bit of a run... *beams, twitches*

Right, right, update...Friday night I rather unexpectedly crashed out, which was clearly my body's way of prepping me for the insanity. Saturday I watched the finales of SPN Season 1 and IMToD with [livejournal.com profile] neeuqdrasil (*love*), then headed out for the all-night art-tastic insanity of Nuit Blanche. SO FUCKING AWESOME. I'm planning a whole massive honkin' post on THAT, but we'll see what time allows this week. (God, I'm so neglecting my Aussie pics... *facepalm*) 7PM to 7AM, baby - and then seeing [livejournal.com profile] neeuqdrasil off for her marathon at dawn.

After that came much prepping (and not much sleeping :P) in advance of the Sunday evening Supernatural fest! Which kicked ass, if I do say so myself: got to meet [livejournal.com profile] shing_ for the first time (yay!), and [livejournal.com profile] onci_dium and [livejournal.com profile] jadyn and [livejournal.com profile] audreyovisual, came, and we introduced my co-workers Optimus and BornClassy to the insanity of the LJ SPN fandom. Heh. ;P

We had season 2 finale parts 1 and 2, plus both season gag reels, plus snacks and pizza and PIE...and a Purple-Nurple-Off! It was unanimous that [livejournal.com profile] missyjack's recipe is far superior to the simple vodka-kool-aid-grape-juice combo that I also found, but there was a suggestion that the addition of kool-aid might render the good one even better. Clearly additional research and testing is needed! Sadly, we didn't make Audrey drunk enough that she staggered into work this morning: she's on vacation this week, and I do think it would have been hilarious if she'd forgotten and come in. Yes, I am evil.

And what fills me with even more glee is that the fun isn't ending! I've got [livejournal.com profile] eboniorchid's premiere par-tay this Thursday (and hon, I've got loads of Purple Nurple makings I'm happy to bring, if you like...), then a long weekend of awesomeness with her and [livejournal.com profile] neeuqdrasil in Ottawa. \o/

Also, since I'm in total Premiere Countdown Mode with the rest of you *twitches again, some more* allow me to pimp four pieces of flist awesomeness to you to help hold us over. They're all quick, in case your attention span time is as short as mine is these days: enjoy... )

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