|Current mood:||In Denial|
Party time in the Lounge!
Whenever the weather gets bad, people gather together and bring goodies and party, right? Like hurricane parties, or when folks were having barbeques on streetcorners with strangers when the northeastern coast of the US had that big power blackout or California had rolling blackouts the year before... even during the '80s we all knew that Y2K would be crazy, so we partied like it was 1999 before the world ended. Why don't we do the same while LJ is down?
Blackout party in the Lounge's comments threads here!
Bring some sort of virtual food and/or drink, and a link or two to a meta-discussion site, an art/fic/vid/screencap archive, or a recs site... completely independent of LJ. Raise a glass and toast amidst the blackness so we can all party our way through the dark time. Or at the very least work ourselves into a crushingly brutal virtual hangover. ;-)
Here's a start:
The Yuletide archive - obscure fandom fun!
The Slash Advent Calendar 2004 - multifandom stories and art
Secret Slasha - Buffy and Angelverse
BishonenInk's lovely Advent Calendar - stories and art
The Fanfiction Symposium - a collection of hundreds of essays about all sorts of fannish topics
The Foresmutters Project - an effort to make the earliest slash available online; check out the archive for early and epic K/S
Minotaur's Sex Tips for Slash Writers - everything you ever wanted to know, and which Minotaur's been asked
Killa's Historical Resources for Fanfic Writers - incredible and organized and did I mention incredible?
Publications by Henry Jenkins, the author of Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture
More photos from the French rugby calendar (whee, nekkid guys!)
Bring the serious, bring the silly, and for goodness sake, somebody needs to bring a virtual karaoke machine for after we all start to get tipsy enough to sing... and hey, I don't do chatrooms, but if anyone is good at that sort of thing and wants to start one up, put the info in the comments here.
Unless anyone wants to start DJing, I'm putting the virtual stereo on random shuffle. The virtual bar is open, ladies and gents. What's your poison? *raises a virtual appletini, half-empty already* Does anyone wandering around have some virtual roll-on glitter or glo-sticks? The place needs some atmosphere. And please, someone tell me they remembered to bring Doritos!