Sep. 24th, 2010

vangirl: (Count: Intent)
There are plenty of legitimate reasons to not want to interact in online fandom. Maybe you have social anxiety, or your wrists can only take so much typing or you just flatout don't have enough time for it. Heck, maybe fandom is just something you don't particularly care to be active in and you just have more fun on the sidelines watching, that's fine too! There are no rules against lurkers in fandom!

However, if you are active enough in fandom to utter the phrase "There isn't enough X! This fandom sucks!", and then you have the gall to ignore someone that points out some X they found, then I can probably tell you exactly why there isn't enough 'X'.

No-one wants to plays in the same sandbox as the kid who always screeches for more trucks then picks the trucks that are there up, throws them at people and then continues screeching about their lack of trucks.

At the very least, I would rather play in the sandbox with the kid who builds castles and lets other people join in and build with her.

Fandom's a lot more fun when you're building castles instead of throwing trucks.

via [personal profile] eisen

Sep. 24th, 2010 11:46 pm
vangirl: (Legretta/Tear: omg luv u)
Name any character in any fandom that you think I would be passingly familiar with. In return, I will give you five fanons in my head or a drabble, my choice.

...It looked fun and it'll probably be a good writing warm-up in the morning. Pretty much anyone is okay so long as they don't have redhair and go >:[ a lot. (He's very finicky about being written on demand for. some reason.)


Anyway, I'm gonna take a moment to rec OmmWriter for the Mac.

The website is pretentious as hell but I'm finding that the program works really well for me. It's fullscreened so that cuts out any "My e-mail is RIGHT THERE. I should check it! Right out!" distractions I have, and putting on headphones cuts out the "Dad is blowing shit up in his game while Mom watches a movie about blowing shit up and the dogs actually attempt to blow shit up with a degree of success" distractions. The music and keyboard sound effects are really relaxing so I find myself stressing less about writing too. Since Write or Die is something I can only do once in a while since it puts me that on edge, OmmWriter is pretty good for when I just don't want to be THAT on edge.

I tend to get pretty anxious in regards to writing, either with meeting challenge goals or just general fussing over the quality of the writing, I'm finding that this is helping me calm down quite a bit. If you tend to get anxious with writing, this may be worth a shot for you too. :>

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