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Ah, Real Life

From which we hide our petty fandom squabbles in shame and ignominy.

From a certain professional listserv I'm subscribed to:

Can't the members of this group have a discussion, of any type, without calling each other names and slinging sarcastic remarks? Some of you are just unbelievably rude.

I mean, seriously, don't you have enough work to do?

delete, delete, delete

(Though to be fair, the list isn't nearly as wanky as most fandom lists. The people on it just live sheltered lives, so when someone does get flamey or stupid, it attracts undue attention.)


2003-09-18 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

I hear that.

I'm on a professional mailing list, and it amazes me how easily people get worked up. It's like people don't know how to scroll or not respond to things.

Fandom is better about that, at least the well-lit halls where I hang out.


2003-09-19 07:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Fandom has mostly been there done that for the last oogly-moogly number of years. Doesn't mean it doesn't get wanky -- just that the pattern is so old, people who actually want to avoid it have a pretty good shot at doing it!