andraste: The reason half the internet imagines me as Patrick Stewart. (Default)
Thirty years ago today, my parents were finally getting some sleep after my inconveniently-timed birth and a day of getting used to having their first baby. Presumably I was also sleeping - I arrived at three-thirty in the morning which I imagine must have been tiring for me as well as my poor mother.

In addition, it was ten years ago today that I posted my first fanfic. It is far from the best thing I've ever written, but I'd be disappointed if I hadn't improved somewhat in a decade of practice. Not only am I incredulous that I have been active in fandom that long, I find it hard to believe that it's ten years since Marvel temporarily killed Cyclops.

Since then, I have met many fans both online and in RL, some of whom I travelled half way around the globe to meet. I have taken up vidding. I have run a ficathon that has caused an insane number of great crossovers to be written. I have watched a hell of a lot of TV. I have somehow been crowned queen of tentacle porn in a fandom I'm pretty sure I had never heard of when I started all this. What a long, strange trip it's been.

The way I see it, since I am hoping to live until I'm ninety, I have another sixty years of fandom to look forward to! I wonder what new fannish activities we will have come up with by then?
andraste: Still The Prettiest (Starscream)
I just spent half an hour walking home from the movies in the rain, having accidentally left my umbrella at home. I SO DO NOT CARE.

Short version: if you never watched Transformers or played with the toys as a kid, but think a summer action flick about giant robots fighting is the kind of thing you might enjoy, you should go see this. It's a lot of fun.

If you grew up playing with Optimus Prime and Megatron or are the kind of person who can tell Rumble from Frenzy, you should go see this now.

Longer, more spoilery version. )
andraste: The reason half the internet imagines me as Patrick Stewart. (Default)
If you have any sort of involvement in fandom as creator or spectator - and if you're reading this, I'm pretty sure you do - then get thee hence and join [livejournal.com profile] fandom_counts with all your fannish journals.

As I type this, it's topped 25,000 members. I'm both staggered and delighted by that - I had no idea we could call upon such numbers!
andraste: The reason half the internet imagines me as Patrick Stewart. (Attracted to Shiny Objects)
Yesterday, livejournal informed me that some kind person or persons had gifted me with more paid lj time, and six months worth of 100 icons into the bargain. This is just a post to say how grateful I am! (Normall at this point I would offer drabbles, but I have too many Christmas and New Year ficathons on my hands right now. Maybe when those are done.)

I have eighty empty icon slots to fill! Eeeeee!

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