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22 July 2012 @ 12:13 am
How fanfiction will save the future  
Because if you're not following Dinosaur Comics you totally should be.
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Strike while the irony is hot: [FAN] DINOSAURdraycevixen on July 21st, 2012 02:34 pm (UTC)

Isn't it nice to know that we've all done our bit to save the future?

Although I was never silly enough to post it under my real name and I was not 12 at the time.

BTW, your cat piccie makes a lovely icon.
miwahni: ST Kirk Spockmiwahni on July 21st, 2012 02:47 pm (UTC)
Icon credit to sunray45 who surprised me with a gift of two icons and a manip earlier today. She's a doll ♥

Yeah there's fanfic out there with my real name on it. Mind you, it's pre-internet, but the zine is still available at Waveney, if you knew what you were looking for.

ETA It's now showing as unavailable. *does a happy dance*. It was bad. Really bad mary-sue type bad.
*stands up, straightens tunic* I feel somewhat better now.

Edited at 2012-07-21 02:50 pm (UTC)
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on July 21st, 2012 02:50 pm (UTC)

What a nice gift. :D

I do think you used to see it more in the zine days, part of the reason why some zine writers don't want their work reposted online.
miwahni: ST star I steer bymiwahni on July 21st, 2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
I wonder why that is - did we not know any better? I know I didn't. I used to feel like I was writing in a vacuum; it could be a year or more before a story would appear in a zine, and then most readers wouldn't bother with a LOC. And your audience was limited; only x- number of people would buy the zine so the embarrassment quotient on a story that sucked was pretty low.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMO] THINK PONDERSdraycevixen on July 21st, 2012 03:06 pm (UTC)

I really don't know but I suspect it's because fandom did feel more like a private club back then.

I think because it took so much more effort and, well, money to be a part of fandom fen tended to be much more monofandom which just added to that sense of a private club.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMO] HIDE!draycevixen on July 21st, 2012 02:57 pm (UTC)

Good for you. :D

I've been debating whether to type up my old fan fiction to add it to my AO3 archive. Although it was all posted online there's some of it I only have a paper copy of at this point in history due to the collapse of earlier sites.

It makes me shudder a bit but it is part of my history.
miwahni: ST rock paper scissorsmiwahni on July 21st, 2012 03:05 pm (UTC)
And that's what I'm wrestling with too. Some most of my early stuff makes me positively cringe; but then again most of my recent stuff gives me the same reaction so what the hell. I just haven't been arsed to do it. One story in particular was issued as a 60-page stand-alone zine and I don't fancy typing that mother out. Probably a good thing, really. :-)
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on July 21st, 2012 03:07 pm (UTC)

That's what scanning software's for, right? :D