Dear Mastodon, it's been *months* since I last updated this account. I am have now played over 150hrs of and have just now finished the Battle of Kaer Morhen.
It feels like this will never end and I am happy for it.

Tbh i'm procrastinating because every choice is either for the Greater Good of to be Fair to individuals and i cannot deal ??

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I looked it up, spent (only) 76hrs on . Really thought it was more ? Felt like it anyway. But Witcher 3 has to be longer, then ?
I got nothing but time these days so I'm happy to spend them roaming the Continent.

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I've gone from curiosity to delight so fast with . I'm already procrastinating the main quest by fear of it ending too fast while I spent 11 hrs on the gosh darn *prologue*.

Tutorial Geralt is smoking hot but what's with the goddamn sidecut, after I carefully avoided it in the last game ?

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Okaaaay I just finished .
I loved it. I don't have the courage to play it again, taking the other path, but this one vas very enjoyable.

I searched on :tumblr: out of honest curiosity and i genuinely did not predict the level of THIRST for Iorveth, omg

I finally made my partner watch Going Postal. Slowly but surely inflicting Terry Pratchett classics on others is one of my great life pleasures.

Finally saw and loved it.
I mostly read sci-fi and fantasy and yet, never got around to actually read it.
Might finally do it now.

I've been told that is the worst ot out the 3 games but I'm enjoying it a lot as of 5 hours into it.
I was less comfortable with point and click, this one is more immersive to me (and more of an open world, even if not completely).
Also it doesn't make me want to stab myself with a fork everytime Geralt talks to a woman.

Yesterday, I finished the first game. Despise some flaws (I mean, the LEVEL of sexism, some storytelling bugs and too-long travel times), I was absorbed in the game and wasn't tempted to give it up.
Onto .

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Again, the tagging guidelines (previously talked about Google doc) are very useful, as well as the fandom list from , and the Discord channel that allows you to ask questions and clear out uncertaintees with people who've followed the project from the beginning.

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There is a master Google sheets list that lets you know what bunch of the groups sheets is currently being worked on. Go to the current sheet and choose an unclaimed tab (tabs are claimed by putting your name at the top). docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d
On your tab, you're working with the Yahoo group's name, the category it was in on Yahoo, and most importantly its description. All is asked of you is to read the description and declare what language it is and what fandom it seems to be about.

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Everything is explained in a well done Google doc : docs.google.com/document/d/1ST
Since there is a LOT of groups, they've cut the list in several Google sheets, themselves divided in several tabs (250 groups per tag).

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After reading about it in the news, I spent yesterday helping out with the Save Yahoo Groups project that is part of their Open Doors programs and it was fun !
Before Yahoo Groups (their mailing list service) was scheduled to close in 2019, fans managed to save the data from 300.000 groups, for archiving purpose. The ultimate goal is to publish the groups sorted by fandom on the Internet Archive. But for this, they need to sort the groups by fandom and anyone can help.

Me, two days ago : i'm not in the HBO War fandom anymore, feels like.
Me, today : sheds a tear hearing the theme song in the podcast announcement trailer.
Hm.

deadline.com/video/tom-hanks-b

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So the Last Kingdom is a mystery to me fandom-wise, I just don't get it, and it's as frustrating as interesting to try to understand what makes a fandom take off, why it doesn't work, what is lacking.

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And I mean, that OT3 seems so obvious to me that I expected more people to have jumped in this bandwagon and written and giffed more stuff about it, or at least about the actual canon relationships ?
But listen, The Last Kingdom only has 1109 fics on :ao3: as of today. About 200 for that OT3, 50 for the OTP inside it.
Which is virtually nothing.
Same on :tumblr: , it's a quite small community.

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There is one tv show that made me want to step into its fandom though, because of its dynamics and shipping possibilities : .
Logging in my usual fandom spaces, I really expected to discover a massive fandom for The Last kingdom.
That show has humour, quite good (if not a bit ridiculous but we've seen worse) worldbuilding, loveable characters, badass women, found family trope and, with shipping goggles on, a very satisfying OTP that mixes into an OT3 at will.

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