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23 March 2010 @ 12:42 am
Thrown For A Loop (The End of BlueTights.net)  
Despite the fact that I stopped being a regular over there for a long time and only in the last few months started posting there again, it was with shock and completely mixed emotions that I read this tonight.

Before LJ, before FF.net, little old me started out as a member of the website when it first transformed from a fan-film site to an actual full-fledged website. It was there that I got the guts to start writing my first Superman fanfic, it was there that I met a bunch of you for the first time, it was there that we all waited with baited breath for the first tiny spoilers for SR, it was there that we all discovered that Bryan Singer was reading the forums and was the reason that all our little in-jokes make it into the film. We were family there, albeit a dysfunctional one. So much good in what I know of the fandom came from my first year or so at BT.

It's the end of an era, my friends. And I'll never forget the memories. Thanks, Justin, for having given us this six years. It was an honor and a privilege to have been a part of it.  
On the Verge of: sadsad
Grace: Tristan; *HUGS*repmetsyrrah on March 23rd, 2010 04:45 am (UTC)
So sad. I joined way after the movie hype had dies down but I loved the fanfic section. I'm really going to miss it over there.
Lois: LS :: Lois Jason :: Never Doubt Lovekalalanekent on March 23rd, 2010 05:15 am (UTC)
The fanfic section had its own special little family and I can totally see why you loved it so. Me and Ella started out there, remember? We know just how you feel. *hugs you tight*
saavikam77: Supes Arms Crossedsaavikam77 on March 23rd, 2010 05:05 am (UTC)
My gods, that's where we all met! I am in such shock right now, I don't even.

*cries and clings*
Lois: Lois :: Sad :: Leave Me Alonekalalanekent on March 23rd, 2010 05:09 am (UTC)
I know! I actually started crying like a baby when I saw it. I...I just can't imagine it not being there! I never would have known you if not for BT! And there were so many I was close to back in the day. Despite Awards Season bullshit and certain other things, that was home for so long!

*hugs you tight and whimpers*

It's almost enough to make me want to band together with some of the others, but I know I don't have the time or money...

...and neither do you, lady, so don't even think it. *sniffle, LOL*
saavikam77: Clark Tearssaavikam77 on March 23rd, 2010 05:14 am (UTC)
Darn, you know me too well. >_<

I was really only thinking of a Planet fic comm either here or on DW, but now Christy's wanting to move stuff to FB (*shudder*), so I just don't know what to do. :(
Lois: Lois :: Smokingkalalanekent on March 23rd, 2010 05:22 am (UTC)
Yes. Yes, I do. *blows kiss*

Let's just wait and see what the fall-out is. I don't think the new format on FB is going to work so well, though.

It's their baby. We just have to sit back and see what the final decisions are.

It's enough that I almost want to see if we can get together with some of the other bigger names and see if we could start a joint project site or something.

Buuuuut only after we know what they want to do. We're getting ahead of ourselves.
saavikam77saavikam77 on March 23rd, 2010 05:27 am (UTC)
Yeah, I don't think FB will work out so well, either. And I just don't want to go anywhere near that site in general.

But really, I was only ever on the Planet for the fic and for the BR.C (I know, I know, I was a late bloomer :p), so all my DC interests are here on LJ. I'd only ever want to start something up to try to replace the fic forum, and the BR.C is a whole other can of worms.

*snugs tight* I need to get to bed and take that Aleve. Hopefully I won't have nightmares. *crosses fingers*
Lois: Heirs :: Kala :: Blowing Kisseskalalanekent on March 23rd, 2010 05:35 am (UTC)
*snugs tight* I need to get to bed and take that Aleve. Hopefully I won't have nightmares. *crosses fingers*

Just dream about fic again and you'll be fine. ;) *snuggles* Sweet dreams, darling.
the_scary_kitty: Hug Stitch!the_scary_kitty on March 23rd, 2010 05:25 am (UTC)
*whimpers and huggles*

I haven't been to The Planet in a while, as my interest in things Superman has waned (with the exception of SV), but it was the first fan forum that I really participated in, and... damn. *sniffles*
Lois: Lois :: Smokingkalalanekent on March 23rd, 2010 05:37 am (UTC)
It really is the end of an era. It's going to be a shock for the fandom in general. But we still have each other. *sniffles, hugs*
(Anonymous) on March 23rd, 2010 06:07 am (UTC)
Hi, Charles here :)
I found BT.net when I first heard there would be a new Superman movie. I listened to every podcast Justin did, I watched all of Bryan Singers making of videos there. I was just so very excited about a new Superman movie, I couldn't get enough. My birthday is June 28, the day it came out in 2006. Guess what I did for my birthday that year :) After the movie I stayed on and got turned onto FF there as well. It was how I found out about you and some of your author friends. I think the very first story I ever read was Alphie's "In the shadow of my father", and "Being Jason White" on FF.net. After that I was hooked. I read a whole bunch of different authors and finally I found Kala Lane-Kent. With a name like that I was immediately intrigued and interested. I found out to my pleasant surprise how lucky I was. I've been reading your ff ever since. So, in closing, I would like to say: Thank you BT.net for enriching our lives and bringing "his" fans closer together :)
Lois: LS :: Perry Lois Glompkalalanekent on March 23rd, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
Re: BT.net
Awwww, Charles! That was an great tribute and makes me all the prouder to have been a part of your experience over there. And Alphie and Barb were my first two WAAAAAY back in the day. Actually (and you've heard this, I'm sure), Alphie was a HUGE help for the second chapter of LS.

I just have so much history bound up in that place. Not all of it was good, but most of it was. And it's been there so long. I'm going to miss it something awful.
athenesolon: Lois and Kal-El Hugathenesolon on March 23rd, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)

I just got over there!!!!! *cries*
Lois: Clois :: Keep Holding Onkalalanekent on March 23rd, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
It's okay, love. I think Christy's working on a solution. *hugs*