Category: Fandom

Apr 14, 2023

The Fannish Friday Five for 14 April 2023

This week’s questions at [community profile] thefridayfive 

1. What fandom(s) do you follow on LiveJournal or Dreamwidth?

I don’t have an LJ anymore, just DW.

Technically I follow Star Trek, Teen Wolf, Game of Thrones, Stargate Atlantis and The Expanse comms, but they’re now all dead. At least the comms I’ve followed. I’ve occasionally looked for new active ones for those fandoms but there don’t seem to be any. Most of what’s active on my reading list are multi-fandom icon/graphics and fanfic comms and people.

I mostly do multi- and general fandom stuff on Dreamwidth these days such as [community profile] snowflake_challenge , or general fanfic/writing comms such as [community profile] getyourwordsout or [community profile] graphics.

2. Where else do you follow those fandoms?

Mainly AO3 and Tumblr, and some on Reddit. There’s also and its forum, and an Oded Fehr Facebook group I sometimes read and post to.

3. Have you ever met up with fannish friends?

Nope, we’re all in different countries and continents so it’s not likely.

4. When there’s a question on a ‘find a fic’ community, are you likely to help find the fic or do you hope someone else will know it?

If I know the fic in question, or think I know, I’ll pipe up…. but most of the time people are looking for fics for fandoms and ships I’m not interested in and haven’t ever read.

5. Did you customize/tweak your LJ or DW home page or are you using one of the basic options?

I never go to my DW home page; I’ve bookmarked my Reading list page and that’s always the one I go to first.

I sometimes use one of DW’s defaults (I like a lot of them!) themes for my journal. But for the last couple of years I’ve been using [community profile] myrtillenne‘s fabulous DW themes. I always change text justification from “justify” to “left” on all layouts I ever use, and sometimes use a custom header. [community profile] myrtillenne makes such wonderful layouts that I rarely even use a custom header when I use them.

Mar 30, 2023

Snowflake Challenge #14 – Fandom Wrap

I’m bored and too tired to do anything, but have to stay up for another 1,5 hours… so have answers to [community profile] snowflake_challenge #14 – Fandom Wrap 😀

Challenge #14 –

In your own space, do the Fandom Wrap Challenge. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

What were your top 5 fandoms for 2022 based on the amount of time you interacted with them?

1. Game of Thrones: Sandor Clegane and sansan
2. Zahn McClarnon fandom
3. Jeri Ryan fandom
4. The Last Kingdom

There were others but they were only passing fancies of few weeks and right now I can’t think of what they were!

What were your top 5 fandom spaces (Discord, Twitter, etc.) you experienced fandom in terms of time spent?

1. A03
2. Tumblr
3. Dreamwidth
4. My various actor and tv fansites
5. Reddit

What are the top 5 things you did to contribute to fandom in terms of time? Did you write? Comment? Send positive energy into the universe? Create art?

1. Create wallpapers
2. Update and maintain several fansites
3. Screencapped tv shows and movies for my fansites
4. Helped AO3 Open Doors volunteers finish the import and merger of my two adopted Oded Fehr fanfic archives to AO3, and continue as admin of the resulting Weaver of Dreams collection
5. Leaving kudos and comments fanfics I read.

My biggest contribution time wise were as a fanfic archive admin and the owner/webmaster of several fansites. Spent probably a few hundred hours screencapping tv shows and movies, uploading stuff and doing website behind-the-scenes maintenance etc. Second biggest – I’d say making wallpapers ❤️ I kudos every fic I read that I’m glad that exists, and try to leave comments as much as I can. I’d have loved to have leave even more comments, but didn’t always have the spoons due to my chronic illnesses.

What were your top 5 most appreciated fandom contributions? (i.e. in terms of likes, kudos, reblogs, comments, etc.)

1. Zahn McClarnon fansite updates
2. Jeri Ryan screencaps & photos
3. My wallpapers
4. Keeping the Oded Fehr fanfic archives going, and making them safe for future by AO3 Open Doors import
5. Screencapping tutorial & helping people with it when asked

Special shout-out to Zahn McClarnon fans; they’re were really great and liked and commented the updates a lot every time! It was a pleasure to keep the fansite going when I had it because of the ample feedback they gave me 😀

Have a Top 5 List you’d like to share?? By all means!

Top 5 tv shows I watched last year:

1. The Last Kingdom
2. Star Trek Strange New Worlds
3. Bosch: Legacy
4. Foundation
5. The Lazarus Project