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Is it just me or is fandom - as represented on [livejournal.com profile] metafandom - trying to collectively take the fun out of [livejournal.com profile] yuletide and to make the organizers' life as miserable as can be? Orchestrated and on purpose?

Because for the casual reader, who has greatly enjoyed one or the other well-written Yuletide story over the past couple of years, it sure as hell seems like this was exactly the case.

I just browsed through the latest editions of Metafandom this morning, and good grief do they leave me frustrated, confused and annoyed, mostly because of the underlying sense of entitlement featured in several posts and also because of something that I, for lack of better words, can only dub "the grand thought-, creativity- and passion-stifling smoke screen of fannish correctness".

My own fannish socialization took place during the mid to late 1980s, quite a few years before the dawn of the internet and fandom-on-LJ would eventually set in.

From a certain, very old-fashioned and naively well-meaning perspective, debates like the current one about Yuletide kind of escape me.





ETA: to balance some of the negativity contained in this post, I should probably mention the things which have filled my old fannish heart with squee during the last weeks:

- accidentally discovering an issue of Moore's Watchmen in our *cough* "downstairs library" and reading [personal profile] selenak's old meta regarding the subject

- My ongoing nightly DS9 marathon (Cavendish and I have reached Season 4 by now)

- various interesting, creative, thought-provoking and constructive posts on many a topic that came to me via my f-list. F-list, you know who you are. Feel hugged.

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