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10 May 2009 @ 10:10 am
Not Even Going Into The Mess That's Going On Over At FS  
Freaky Secret is Freaky, but the biggest problem isn't that someone loves our work enough want a piece of me *shudders*, but that it seems to have started a wank war over there. Mostly because it seems like I'm considered a BNF. Which is both flattering and embarassing. But there's a group of people out there that seem pretty furious at me for that status. I didn't ask to have my readership, I never wanted to cause any problems for any of the other writers out there in the fandom, and it makes me sick to my stomach to think that people might think I'm some kind of diva who looks down on other writers. It's nothing like that! I understand if you don't like my work, no one is holding a gun to your head to read it (this goes for the F-List as well), but don't think I consider myself any better than any other writer in the Superman fandom. Seriously. I write as many stories as I do because 1) I love it. I love this fandom like mad and have since I was a child. and 2) I have people who want to know what the next project is. 

I also want to encourage those of you that are fans of writers you think are overlooked to tell other people about them. The more you share, the larger the fanbase. If you think that a story shines, recc it for all it's worth. I took the time at awards season last year to read a ton of fic and nominate it for all the catagories, but was more than a little disappointed when some of them didn't make it to the final vote. It happens, but with more fan support, anyone can be a BNF. It just takes the love of your fans.

And that's all I'll be saying on this topic. 
On the Verge of: crushedcrushed
saavikam77: Clex Hugssaavikam77 on May 10th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
*hugs you tight*

I'm glad I stopped watching FS back around Xmas.
Lois: Lois :: The Infamous Lane Poutkalalanekent on May 11th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
The major suckage of it was that the original post was weird, but flattering. It's just the wank that came after that hurts. It hurts to be told that someone thinks your work sucks without even an explanation.

Whatever. Sticks and stones...
(Anonymous) on May 11th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)
Hi. Charles here.
I'm sorry, I don't know what a BNF is. I absolutely love your work, but I am biased. I love all things Superman. Including all of the other Superman fanfics I've ever read. It's why I am considering writing one or two of my own. I'm also a lil confused about what a wank is. Sorry for all the definition requests, but it helps me better understand your posts. I assume that Freaky Secret is the name of a fan? I hope they aren't too scary. I'm pretty sure they're not that bad. I hope. Anyways, Please keep up the phenomenal writing. I am loving it :)
Grace: Comic; Lois; Action shotrepmetsyrrah on May 11th, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)
Re: BNF?
Hope Lois doesn't mind me popping in here :P

BNF= Big Name Fan, a fan who is really well known within the fandom. Sometimes for bad things but in this case I think it's just cause she's so awesome. Wank is just sorta when people complain about something in fandom, mostly in a mean or nasty way. And I believe the Freaky Secret refers to this from fandomsecrets. Hope that helps.

Also (in Wellington with not much time so can't comment twice), Lois I'd be taking that secret as a compliment if I were you, albeit a very odd one. Don't worry about the people who seem angry about you being a BNF, lots of BNFs aren't very nice and a quite arrogant and what-not, they've given some people the belief that any well-known fans in any fandoms are the same. Ignore them, the people who matter know you're nothing like them and love you for who you are! *hugs*
(Anonymous) on May 11th, 2009 05:04 am (UTC)
Re: BNF?
Hi. Charles here.
Tyvm for the definitions. I can understand Lois's post now. As for the ignorant haters, In my humble opinion, they can take a long walk off a short pier. Perhaps the dunking will do them some good. I know you'll read this Lois, so, I say ignore them. They're just jealous.
Lois: Lois :: Lovekalalanekent on May 11th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
Re: BNF?
Thanks you two, It's just difficult for me to understand the attack. I mean, I want everyone to support the other writers. I can't ever remember doing something like this to other writers in the fandom. It just took me totally by surprise. Then again, I guess it's naive to think that if you have a popular fic that there won't be wank out there.

Whatever. My fans like my work and that's what matters. And I shouldn't let this get to me.Period.