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MP's Brain Patterns, Take Two
A slightly less visual exploration than the last one.

1. "Hey, I wonder if I should make another I aten't ded yet post to LJ? It's been a few months." (2 minutes of debating writing more vs. just setting my Twitter and Tumblr up to crosspost links to LJ but suspecting that would annoy people)

2. "I could re-post my Happy 7th Birthday Fandom High post in lieu of actual content. Or would that annoy the people who don't play there and hate that it's where I spend most of my online time instead of doing more mainstream fannish stuff now? Plus it might also annoy the people who don't play there anymore and are sick of hearing about it? Eh, whatever, I'll wait until my actual game anniversary, which is sometime next week, since I joined in the second wave, not the first day." (3 minutes of pondering)

3. "I do kind of wonder how many people have defriended me because I post so infrequently that the journal looks dead, though. Let's look at my userinfo!" (30 seconds of waiting for LJ to decide to load)

4. "Hunh, not many, really. Guess I'll poke at the comms I'm a member of but don't watch anymore, though, while I'm here, to see if anyone posted anything interesting." (30 seconds of scanning profile)

5. sickchicks: (5 minutes, immediately remembered why I took it off in the first place: fannish drift coupled with an unrewarding ratio of Not My Kink to My Kinks.)

6. "OH GOD fake_lj_deaths! I FORGOT THAT EXISTED!" (5 minutes before getting linked to an offhand reference to turimel and the VB/Jordan Wood/Thanfiction saga.)

7. turimel --> Kumquatwriter (formerly OrangeblossomB) --> notadiamond (formerly diamondtook) --> "Hey, should I go look at the Fandom Wank writeup? No, bc then I'd have to read my own threadbare summary of early bits that now makes me cringe and if you go any further down the hole YOU WILL NEVER ESCAPE, plus remembering how much of my Journalfen flist is now social justice echo-chambers arguments vs. actual wank is depressing." (3 hours.)

8. Back to fake_lj_deaths to read the actual new posts in the last 6 months. (10 minutes)

9. In conclusion, Wank Is Still My Fandom.

10. "Internet brainpaths are fun to chart. I should write this one down so other people may laugh at it too. Except that's a fuckload of steps to post on twitter, and I can only get to tumblr from my phone and besides my tumblr is pretty much all horror-themed and I don't want to cross the streams. Where can I--"

11. "Oh. Right."

goddessdster

2012-09-06 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

It feels as if there is less wank lately. Not that there isn't still fandom craziness, but that it isn't being gleefully reported on a daily basis. Is it possible Tumblr ruined wank reporting? Sad.

mpoetess

2012-09-06 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

TBH, I suspect that much of what would once have been reported as wank ten years ago is now Too Serious And Unfunny And May Only Be Discussed Anonymously At fail_fandomanon If You Don't Want Most Of Fandom To Hiss At You For Possibly Having The Wrong Opinion On Whichever Ism May Or May Not Be Occurring In Said Wank.

Buuut, I also don't follow fandom in general much except for the wank, anymore, so I'm not in a good position to analyze the patterns and gauge how much is still happening vs. how much gets reported.

Edited at 2012-09-06 07:17 pm (UTC)

wesleysgirl

2012-09-06 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

LOL!! Happy 7th birthday to fandom high now, since chances I will remember later are slim to none. *Hugs and loves*

mpoetess

2012-09-06 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Heee! Chances I will actually post about that again until next year are slim to none, too, now that I rambled indirectly in the midst of my listification. *smooches back*

Edited at 2012-09-06 08:06 pm (UTC)

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mpoetess

2012-09-06 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

My copy is...sitting on a shelf in my bedroom. Having just moved a year ago, I can actually locate shit, which is convenient but not as fun as saying "I don't know where the hell that ended up; it's probably under a cat somewhere."

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tinylegacies

2012-09-06 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

So btw... how did you like Nic's picture in drawsomething the other night???

mpoetess

2012-09-07 12:17 am (UTC) (Link)

Nic said it was ALL YOUR FAULT and I asked "What isn't?"