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So now would be a bad time to mention that Jane Random Fan wrote me an e-mail recently telling me she'd printed out the cover page of Queer Eye For The Undead Guy and handed it off to J. August Richards at a recent Canadian con -- right? And that he was highly amused by it, said he wanted to show it to the rest of the gang, and hoped they might be able to drop some joke like that into the show this season?

Just checking.

<lie>I wasn't bouncing all over about it or anything.</lie>

::slinks away to hide::

::comes back::

Granted paranoia did strike and I moved it to the other site, the one that doesn't have a directory that could be easily traced up to and from there to my fanfic...

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ETA - and now that sounds self-important and disingenuous, when it was really supposed to be a bouncy post that I made *after* I added some content to the site, and now that kerfuff is in the air, I just thought I'd sound people out about whether it bothers them, whether it makes a difference that it's a fan / parody site, and not actual fanfiction. And/or point out that this kind of thing apparently happens pretty often (and the friendly celebrity of choice appears to be J. August...)

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Also, mf-ing Lycos is officially shut down "for maintenance" until 11:00am PST tomorrow. They're sorry about the inconvenience. So, if you sent me e-mail or dropped me an lj comment you want answered, anytime after about noon yesterday, you'd probably do best resending it or e-mailing me at [mpoetess at hawksong.com]. I've temporarily switched my LJ contact addy, so *new* comments should hit my hawksong e-mail. Likewise if anyone needs to e-mail me directly, for the moment, the hawksong addy is the way to go.

sue_donym

2003-09-03 08:00 am (UTC) (Link)

Mf-ing Lycos. I noticed that as the day progressed, the time when the maintenance would be done got further and further away until finally it was for September frickin' 4.

*withdrawals*

mpoetess

2003-09-03 08:05 am (UTC) (Link)

They do that shit *all* the time. They also have a tendency to not put anything up on the system status page, when serious problems are occurring. I'd just vacate, but I've already paid for their premium service (if you can call it that) and sooo many of my site pages have that contact addy...

thebratqueen

2003-09-03 08:01 am (UTC) (Link)

I think it's all a matter of keeping perspective. It's one thing to throw stories/artwork/whatever into people's faces, but another to, say, show an obvious parody. Yeah there could've been some uncomfortableness with easy fanfic access from the link but Queer Eye for the Undead Guy, in and of itself, is pure parody. It's fine.

As for other kerfuffles going on in this area - I didn't want to comment in it since that seemed to be a battle that had enough voices on both sides - but I have to admit I wasn't really seeing the problem there either. I mean IMO there's a huge difference from Joe Random Fan, say, giving Neil Gaiman links to some RPS about him and an actor on the actual show (however minor) happening to mention that he knows somebody who does fanfic.

mpoetess

2003-09-03 08:17 am (UTC) (Link)

[nod re parody, fanfic, shoving in people's faces vs. mentioning at parties, etc.]

What's funny is that this was going to be my day to do that content-adding type stuff, since I have access to various software atm that I didn't have while I was gone for the weekend. Then woke up to insanity from friends and friendsfriends and gibble. Figured if I was going to semi-bounce about it, might as well bounce now when people are going to say whatever they're going to say, not later when it might feel like dragging a dead horse back from Heaveeeaaaaannnnnn...

And yeah -- I'm not impressed with the selling of one's own fanfic on E-bay, and I don't think it's at all equivalent to selling a zine there, if the zines go for something close to purchase price, or more for a rare older zine, etc. Though I am a bit leery of the whole fanwork-on-ebay concept (which doesn't remotely stop me from buying vcds for vid source, so I own my hypocrisy at least).

The Gaiman RPS linker was obnoxioius. More so because it was an anti-RPS person who thought she was doing the man a favor by a) linking him to sexual material about himself, b) putting him in a position where he might have to make a statement about it when (based on his general reactions) it's pretty clear he'd like to pretend it doesn't exist, rather than approve or condemn it.


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stakebait

2003-09-03 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Not that it matters but I don't think it was an actual actor on the show. Unless I read it wrong, it was an actor in general, who's roommates with an actor on the show, and hence got invited to the party. (And FWIW, I know him v. slightly, he's generally clueful and not pushy).

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witling

2003-09-03 08:06 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: QEftUG: Squeee! U R so KEWL!

Re: Lycos asshattery. Word.

mpoetess

2003-09-03 08:18 am (UTC) (Link)

OMG! Thx! Squee!

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illian

2003-09-03 08:16 am (UTC) (Link)

*dies*

That is very cool!

mpoetess

2003-09-03 08:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Though now I feel pressured (internally, which sounds so, so wrong) to Add Content, Add Content Now! Ironically, since anybody from that end of things who might actually look at it, probably already has.

vampsarecool

2003-09-03 08:22 am (UTC) (Link)

and handed it off to J
Um I may be stupid, but who is J?

mpoetess

2003-09-03 08:25 am (UTC) (Link)

That was J August, a in J August Richards, as in Gunn. I should tweak that so it doesn't look like I'm talking about some random person named J, in the month of August. ;-)

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kaytee4ever

2003-09-03 09:23 am (UTC) (Link)

*giggles* you are SO cute :)

mpoetess

2003-09-03 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Am not!

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kattahj

2003-09-03 01:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

I love the site. If JAR was to be offended by something like that he'd be a jerk. And he's clearly not. Which is cause for much bouncing. :-)

mpoetess

2003-09-03 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

*g*

And have I done one *lick* of work on it today as I planned to? No I have not. Granted this is partly because I ended up having a long meeting and part of my freetime was conveniently taken up by complete lack of internet connection, but I still managed to waste an entire evening just surfing LJ and answering comments.