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27 February 2008 @ 02:12 am
Fandom: A Ghost in a Sea of Anonymity  
While intellectually it's easy to accept that when one posts something publicly, that the whole word may read it. It's something else emotionally when they actually do. In the three years of this journal's existence, it's only been within the last year that I've felt inclined to use it. (And with fandom migrating to IJ, it looks like I'm behind the curve again.)

My interactions with fandom are pretty minimal. I've got my passport and shots, but tend to hover through most of it, alighting for brief moments to comment and then disappear again. So, when people not only drop in for a visit, but hang around, it's disconcerting.

There's a world of difference from receiving an LoC on a fic or a community post to receiving a reply on an op-ed. It's spooky. Like being thrust onto a stage without knowing the lines -- or what play you're in. Talk about being self-conscious.

It's a lot less stressful on the sidelines. I have a feeling that will be my fannish epitaph.
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on February 27th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
FYI. Metafandom will always remove a link to any post that you make if you ask them.
Franzifranzeska on March 17th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
*slithers out of the wilds of google blogsearch* Boo! ;-D