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27 April 2010 @ 10:48 am
Another fanfic gem  
"...she soon found herself at the feet of the iron fist of Sheriff Vaisey of Nottingham."

*wipes tears of laughter from eyes*...

Oh, I needed that... but wait, there's more!

"Blowing the candle out, the room plunged into darkness, freezing instantly as her mind flash backed..."

o_O - The room blew the candle out and froze instantly? "flash backed"?

Best part? This fic already has 2 positive comments - bet you can't guess which canon character the OC is making out with...

That's right, she's dragged from the dungeons, he tells her he's going to have his wicked way with her and despite all the hints at past abuse "she felt herself begin to long for him to claim her as his"...

If I didn't laugh I think I'd vomit.

It's not my ship, I admit it, but I appreciate what other people see in it and will happily read and enjoy it when it's done well.

This is not one of those occasions.

In fact I'm sure even some of the most hardcore fans of this ship must read fics like this and just cringe.
Railiserailise on April 27th, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
Hey, we've been trying!! ;) Em did an episode discussion, and I put up that crack-theories discussion, and got some response at both, but not what I'd been expecting.

The whole fandom's quieted down lately-- really, I've noticed that a lot of my online stuff has been sluggish. I'm hoping it's just the change of season, and once everybody's over enjoying the new weather, they'll get back to it...? (I AM SO BORED SOME DAYS, I'M ALMOST TEMPTED TO DO OFFLINE HOBBIES D: D: lol)
roh_wynroh_wyn on April 27th, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
Yes, but in fairness, how long can you maintain interest in a "closed" fandom.

Even a fandom as big as Harry Potter has slowed to near glacial pace (relatively speaking), even though they still have two movies before the canon is fully closed.

It's sad, but there's sort of an expiration date on most fandoms, and I think we might be getting close to ours. That's not to say some of us won't still be here at the end...but still. *sigh*
Railise: Angel - sad puppetrailise on April 27th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
(Shh-- I'm trying to pretend that's not what's happening...)

WYG: grrwastingyourgum on April 27th, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
This is defeatist talk and I will not have it! Do you hear me?!

You can have this fandom when you pry it from my cold dead hands...

roh_wynroh_wyn on April 27th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
Realism, defeatism, potay-to, potah-to. ;)

I'm not any happier about it than you are (and you'll have to get in line to be the last one holding on to this fandom), but I used to be a Girl Scout and our motto is "be prepared."

So, I'm preparing. Myself and you lot too. You can thank me later, lol.
ladykate63: Gisborne cila81ladykate63 on April 27th, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC)
Hey, the Xena fandom is still very much alive and kicking nearly 10 years after the show went off the air. Obviously the activity is not on the same level as before -- a lot of fan sites are no longer updating, and the new fics being written are a fraction of what there used to be during the show's run. But the fandom is definitely still here, and the activity goes up and down in waves. One thing to remember is that these days people often discover shows after they go off the air. I think there's a large and fairly untapped market for the BBC RH outside of the UK -- a lot of people in the US have only found out about it by accident. Also, if my Xena experience is any indication, people who've been in the fandom for the long haul tend to take a breather and then come back -- I've seen people pop back in after disappearing for two or three years when something reignites their love.

Btw, there's a lot of activity on my Yuku board (I worry that I'm siphoning off LiveJournal comms but a lot of people on the board are not primarily on LJ).

So.... no defeatism please! ;)

roh_wynroh_wyn on April 27th, 2010 11:14 pm (UTC)
I'm not saying the fandom will shut down in its entirety...just that a steadily lower amount of activity is to be expected. This is my experience, anyway, from the LotR fandom. That fandom is by no means dead, but it is certainly less active than it was 6-8 years ago.

I think activity happens in fits and starts anyhow, and the fandom feels "dead" only if you look at it globally. Small corners of it still seem quite active. This last episode of rewatch got a fair few comments, for example.
ladykate63: Guy_KF2ladykate63 on April 27th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm sure -- "fits and starts" is a good description. Btw, Season 3 of RH is about to start airing in Australia so we may get a burst of activity from there.

roh_wynroh_wyn on April 28th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)
I have a feeling the most staunch Aussie fans have already seen it, lol.