amberleigh: (white rabbit)
I've seen a few livejournal fuckups in my time, but they've really crapped the bed with release 88, getting rid of the subject line and with the new facebook-esq default layout.

My fandom is pretty firmly rooted in LJ and I can't imagine them moving (though if anything does it, this will). But times like this, I wish we could.
amberleigh: (oscar-grumpy)
Dear fanfic author:

While the summary and premise of your fic was admittedly intriguing, I am still not going to read it. I am not going to read it because if you can't even manage to spell the character's name right - after, presumably, reading the entire book series, thirteen massive tomes, and this was not a minor character, you saw his name a lot - then, well, you have not filled me with confidence in your ability. Or convinced me that you care about your story at all.

I despair of Wheel of Time fandom. It's almost nonexistent, and what there is seems to be 50% sues and 50% Lan/Nynaeve fluff. A book series with dozens of complex, interweaving plotlines, hundreds of characters and excellent worldbuilding, and it has no fandom at all. The Twilight books are not better than this series. There is no justice.

Edit 28/07:

Huh. Went back to find that the author had actually taken the advice left by various reviewers, had fixed the nightmarish formatting and the most glaring errors. It's still a bad story, but that was rather heartening. I was expecting a fan-child tantrum, not improvement.
amberleigh: (Default)
So yes. Have been meaning to make the move from LJ to Dreamwidth for a while now, but the recent LJ horror has been the final spur I needed. Overall, it seems nice, clean and functional, though really it'll be about whether I can find interesting communities here too. I imagine so. Ficcers have been migrating over for years now, a lot of good writers only use their LJs for backup these days.

In other news: it's sweltering, again. Time to break out the christmas music.