Wow, so this Tumblr post is genuinely one of the most fascinating things I've yet read: https://cakeisnotpie.tumblr.com/post/182355599188/on-fanfic-emotional-continuity
It's about fanfiction as its own genre, as character-driven writing, and reading it, I really feel like it explains why there are many "original" stories that still have the feel and traits of fanfic, and are generally popular with lovers of fanfic. Captive Prince, which I've been re-reading recently, instantly springs to mind.
Just in case you don't know about the pin feature here on Mastodon, it's a really helpful way for you to include other tags, interests, links, or anything else you want to share that you can't fit in your bio.
And the great thing is, on Mastodon you can have up to 5 pinned toots! That's a lot of cool stuff you can share with people when they come to your profile.
Just click on the little dots at the bottom of your toot, and then select "Pin on profile."
i like that instances can all be admined however they like, and if you dont like how its admined there is literally nothing stopping you from going elsewhere
admins can get rid of shit they dont want to see, as they should be, have full control of what reaches their server, as they should be, and no one can complain about "censorship" or any other bs because theres nothing stopping you from going to a different instance with different rules
Ok, fun fact: I have a huge pet peeve for the fic infamous "released a breath he/she didn't know he/she was holding", and here I am chilling on a fic when I legit get rickrolled with "choking on the breath he didn't know he was keeping"
Pal, I appreciate the effort but you can rephrase it how many times you want, it's still the same goddamn concept orz
A lot of “Why doesn’t #AO3 have X feature?” questions can be answered by saying, “Because the Archive of Our Own is an *archive*, not a social media site.”
And I like it that way and I don't want it to become a social media site. We have enough of those.
New collection of links (both fandom and non-fandom) up at my journal: https://doctorsidrat.dreamwidth.org/12453.html
I also highlighted an old school fan site which started in 1996!
TIL there's actually a makes-total-sense-in-context origin for the term "lemon" to refer to explicit fanfic: https://fanlore.org/wiki/Cream_Lemon
This discussion about Tumblr-style discussion/reblogging and DW-style discussion/linkbacks is really interesting. It highlights some of the fundamental differences between the platforms & how people coming from one platform to another have different expectations of etiquette: https://the-great-tumblr-purge.dreamwidth.org/77386.html
Survivor of one too many fandom migrations. Pro ship, anti thought crimes, anti censorship, all that problematic jazz.