February 16th, 2019
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posted by [personal profile] case in [community profile] fandomsecrets at 02:57pm on 16/02/2019

⌈ Secret Post #4426 ⌋

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Secrets Left to Post: 03 pages, 61 secrets from Secret Submission Post #634.
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Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
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posted by [personal profile] case in [community profile] fandomsecrets at 02:47pm on 16/02/2019
[ SECRET SUBMISSIONS POST #635 ]




The first secret from this batch will be posted on February 23rd.



RULES:
1. One secret link per comment.
2. 750x750 px or smaller.
3. Link directly to the image.
- Doing it RIGHT: http://i.imgur.com/KuBug.png
- Doing it WRONG: http://imgur.com/KuBug

Optional: If you would like your secret's fandom to be noted in the main post along with the secret itself, please put it in the comment along with your secret. If your secret makes the fandom obvious, there's no need to do this. If your fandom is obscure, you should probably tell me what it is.

Optional #2: If you would like WARNINGS (such as spoilers or common triggers -- list of some common ones here) to be noted in the main post before the secret itself, please put it in the comment along with your secret.

Optional #3: If you would like a transcript to be posted along with your secret, put it along with the link in the comment!

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February 15th, 2019
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posted by [personal profile] case in [community profile] fandomsecrets at 06:44pm on 15/02/2019

⌈ Secret Post #4425 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

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Secrets Left to Post: 00 pages, 00 secrets from Secret Submission Post #633.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ], [ 1 - image with no text on it ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
nostalgia: ben sisko watching baseball (ds9  - baseball)
posted by [personal profile] nostalgia at 09:38am on 15/02/2019 under ,
I like it more than S1 so far, spoiler-cut )
February 14th, 2019
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posted by [personal profile] case in [community profile] fandomsecrets at 07:38pm on 14/02/2019

⌈ Secret Post #4424 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

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Secrets Left to Post: 01 pages, 11 secrets from Secret Submission Post #633.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
nostalgia: mash dvd menu - no laugh track option (mash - NO LAFF TRAK PLS)
posted by [personal profile] nostalgia at 06:45am on 14/02/2019 under ,
Watched some early M*A*S*H for fic research and it's weird. Hawkeye is sleazy af, Trapper is a surprisingly uncomplicated character, Radar is an adult who just sleeps with a teddy bear, Margaret is not usually portrayed sympathetically, and Henry is... look, I love him as much as the others but he really does veer between being a decent surgeon trying his best at admin and a man who can't find his own arse.

I think I was most enlightened by the fact that Trapper is the least-developed character, which is maybe why I have almost no interest in him. There's the odd nice moment where he has feelings, but he's very much a lightly-drawn sidekick. He's also very much tied to the more suspect side of Hawkeye that more or less vanishes in later seasons. No wonder he left, and BJ definitely got treated better by the writers. Trapper doesn't really fill a niche, he doesn't bring anything unique to the table. It's odd.

Radar was like drinking and smoking and stuff! Gasp! He's not naive in the early seasons, though I do think he works better when he's being the kid that's far too young to be in a war zone, annoying as his affectations sometimes are. I like the contrast where he's considered old enough to kill and be killed but he still has to order grape nehi because he's too young to get drunk. It's more of a statement than the more mature character he started out with.

I wonder how much of it is hangover from that movie that I've never seen? Anyway, Frank works a lot better in first couple of seasons, he doesn't stick out as a comedy character in a dramedy. I think it was S4 when they did 'The Interview'? That's the one that's in monochrome with no laugh-track and it's (largely ad-libbed?) face-to-faces with the characters talking about the war and how it has affected them, and Frank has about two lines in that because it's a serious episode and there's very little you can do with Frank Burns that fits a serious tone.

It gets srs bizness a lot earlier than people say, but there's definite line drawn with the arrival of BJ and Colonel Potter, and everything before that seems weird when you go back to it after mostly watching the later seasons like I do.

You know who's consistent though? Father Mulcahy. Maybe just because he gets less focus as a character even later on, but he's probably the one that changes least.
February 13th, 2019
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posted by [personal profile] case in [community profile] fandomsecrets at 06:28pm on 13/02/2019

⌈ Secret Post #4423 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

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Secrets Left to Post: 01 pages, 19 secrets from Secret Submission Post #633.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
nostalgia: margaret and frank are just friends honest (m*a*s*h just friends sir)
posted by [personal profile] nostalgia at 07:29am on 13/02/2019 under ,
Once upon a time I wrote a M*A*S*H fic under a different internet name, and I just remembered that I did that so I looked at it and it wasn't bad so now I am okay with admitting it was me. I had thought I might able to avoid new(ish)-fandom stage-fright if I had a fake fake name, only it didn't really work because I only ever managed one fic.

Frank at AO3. It is actually about Hawkeye and Margaret, not really about Frank.
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February 12th, 2019
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posted by [personal profile] case in [community profile] fandomsecrets at 06:11pm on 12/02/2019

⌈ Secret Post #4422 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

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Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 27 secrets from Secret Submission Post #633.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
February 11th, 2019
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posted by [personal profile] case in [community profile] fandomsecrets at 06:44pm on 11/02/2019

⌈ Secret Post #4421 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

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Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 35 secrets from Secret Submission Post #633.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
February 10th, 2019
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posted by [personal profile] case in [community profile] fandomsecrets at 03:20pm on 10/02/2019

⌈ Secret Post #4420 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

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Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 43 secrets from Secret Submission Post #633.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
nostalgia: jenny asks how she was made (how is babby formed?)
posted by [personal profile] nostalgia at 05:31am on 10/02/2019 under
Many many years ago in a linguistics class the tutor told us that there's only one pair of "true" synonyms in English, where you can switch them in every instance without changing nuance or wrecking an idiom. Both words were new to me so they don't seem to be in common use these days. Since then I've tried to get more information about this but I don't know if there's a technical term for such synonyms so googling gets me nowhere. Anyone else heard about this stuff?
nostalgia: never trust hippy doctors (three)
Wow, ombre nails are tricky. But I did watch some more Monster of Peladon while I was working on them.

WOKE SJWS ARE RUINING DR WHO!!!1!! )

And I was thinking -- isn't it about this time that they start running with the idea of Time Lords and the Doctor being posh by birth? Because yeah the third Doctor is totally Tony Benn and that fits the historical context. In other character news I think I might make an icon of SJS from this story, because she's fabulous in it.

Thank goodness Classic Who doesn't have any sort of barely-concealed leftist/progressive agenda! *clutches pearls*
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February 9th, 2019
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posted by [personal profile] hibernate at 10:22pm on 09/02/2019 under
This fic trope meme that everyone's doing:

My top 15 )
Mood:: 'excited' excited
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posted by [personal profile] case in [community profile] fandomsecrets at 03:23pm on 09/02/2019

⌈ Secret Post #4419 ⌋

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Secrets Left to Post: 03 pages, 51 secrets from Secret Submission Post #633.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
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posted by [personal profile] nostalgia at 05:56am on 09/02/2019 under , , ,
I've heard that Monster of Peladon is terrible, but it's okay so far, though I'm only at episode one and those are often the most interesting.

spoilers are 5evar )

It's a six-parter, which means there's plenty of time for this to go shit. But then fandom says The Time Monster is terrible, and it doesn't like Shada or Battlefield.
February 8th, 2019
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posted by [personal profile] case in [community profile] fandomsecrets at 06:51pm on 08/02/2019

⌈ Secret Post #4418 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

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Secrets Left to Post: 00 pages, 00 secrets from Secret Submission Post #632.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
February 7th, 2019
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posted by [personal profile] case in [community profile] fandomsecrets at 06:48pm on 07/02/2019

⌈ Secret Post #4417 ⌋

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Secrets Left to Post: 01 pages, 10 secrets from Secret Submission Post #632.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
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posted by [personal profile] nostalgia at 10:42pm on 07/02/2019 under ,
Monetising Fandom: Is It Wrong?

(BEHOLD, I have made A Heading like in an academic essay!)

I am in two minds about the monetisation of fandom. I mostly do fic which I obviously can't sell to anyone, and I am a poor so I can't afford to buy into everyone's Patreons even if I felt inclined to. (Disclosure: I have one Patreon $5 payment every month, it goes to a guy who makes a game-inside-the-game in Second Life, which helps the virtual community I live in plus he's a pretty cool guy. It is however top of the list of things to cut back on if I need to reduce my spending.)

I come at this mostly from Dr Whom fandom, which has been monetising fandom in one way or another since at least the 90s. (It use to be fairly easy to find old bits of fic by NA/EDA/BF writers online, and some of it's probably still there.) I once got into a fight on Outpost Gallifrey because I called the tie-in books "published fanfic" and one of the authors assumed I meant "they're shit, because all fanfic is shit." I know a couple of people who have gone pro (fner fner) over the past decade or so. It's kind of weird, giving us a sort of intermingling two-tier fandom, but it is what it is. Anyway the main thing is if your job is fandom you can't really critique anyone else for trying to make fandom their job. I mean that's just hilarious, really.

I'm not *comfortable* with monetised amatuer fandom but it does seem to be getting quite common and fan artists have always been able to sell their stuff anyway. Possibly I worry too much about getting locked out as everything vanishes behind a paywall, but that's silly of me because there will always be hobbyists willing to do it for fun and feedback (by which I mean praise, because what kind of masochist gets into writing for the fun of someone saying they suck at it?)

I dunno if I'd monetise my fandom if I could. I can't for various reasons, but what if I could? I don't have a PhD or contract but I can write some shithot metay stuff when I'm in the right frame of mind, not all of which is just repeating other people's ideas as if they were my own. I don't think it's worth paying for though, and I'd feel awful locking out people who couldn't afford it. Plus there's always that slight guilt element at play when you ask someone to support your work and they're not really getting anything in return. I don't want to pass on the feelings of uselessness and "I am so coldhearted" that poor people get when you ask them for money for a good(ish) cause. (Yes, I have indeed unfollowed people on tumblr and the like for linking to fundraisers all the time. Good causes, yes, but I can't afford to help and it just makes me feel bad. My mental health is more important than me seeing problems I can't fix anyway.) (It's worst on tumblr where it mixes with what people call "identity politics" to get people having to list their marginalised identities to seem worthy of aid. WTF is with that? Do you only help people who look(etc) like you? Is that the done thing now? Anyway, I digress.)

Fandom is less middle-class than it used to be (all praise cheap broadband) but I'm not sure it's as poor as people seem to be saying, especially people who have historically had easy access to DVD boxsets and books and cons and vidding/image/etc software and iPods. And the internet, of course. I just don't see enough class-based analysis of things to convince me that most of fandom exists on a knife-edge more than the average of outside society does? I see a lot of "and then we went to see Black Panther at the cinema for the 15th time and..." which makes me doubt some things. There are plenty of poor people in fandom, but we can live with the very good free fannishness that someone will always want to provide. There are *always* people who are willing to churn out professional-quality content for free, because they just feel like doing that or for some political ideal or whatever.

Basically idk. But look words! Lots of them!

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