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01 March 2008 @ 10:00 am
Learn Something New Every Day  
  • Never heard of the acronym SMOF or (smof). So are all those BNFs in reality, secret masters of fandom?

  • Didn't know that the single of paparazzi is paparazzo. I thought it was bottom-feeder.
    Bounce!partly_bouncy on March 2nd, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
    No, SMOFs are not BNFs because if they were, then it wouldn't be a secret. :)

    Generally, I find, SMOFs are harder to pin down. They generally aren't the name but are well connected and involved on the sidelines... but they can use their connections to get things done and influence things.
    Dash O'Pepperpfeffermuse on March 2nd, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
    With no connections to either, I don't have to worry about my place in fandom's hierarchy. Frankly, it's a lot nicer being unknown: no worries about any of the machinations usually connected with the politics and egos of fandom.
    Bounce!partly_bouncy on March 2nd, 2008 01:56 am (UTC)
    Always handy. :)

    For a few years, I told people in the HP fandom not to be my friend as it would hurt their standing.