BNF Infighting is Back In Style!
Put down the crack posts from Portkey for a second. I've got classic BNF in-fighting wank here. About H/Hr of all things, so it belongs here. The two main players are some of the oldest BNFs in the fandom, and they've come to an impasse.
Background. Penny Linsenmeyer (genealogygirl here) was the founder of the Harry/Hermione ship more than six years ago on HPFGU. Barb (psychic_serpent) wrote one of those mega-trilogies about the trio that were so popular back then. The Pyschic Serpent trilogy was well known for including a dizzying number of ships in its course, but it ended in R/Hr and H/G. Still, Penny and Barb were supposed to be friendly, particularly as they'd both been mod team members at HPFGU: Harry Potter for Grownups.
As far as I can make it out, this is the course of events.
Barb linked in her LJ to a essay she'd written: Canon Clues, Red Herrings and Superstition where she rips to shreds the Harmonians who believe Harry/Hermione is in the cards. Well, she also makes a lot of interesting points about the structure of the books, but we know what's important to setting off a wank, right?
Penny left very TL;DR comment on Barb's LJ defending H/Hr.
Barb responded back, "Oh, that was so funny, Penny, the way you proved my points for me! Especially with that "interpretation" of the post-Cho-kiss conversation--absolutely hysterical! Are you sure you didn't miss your calling as a stand-up comic?"
Penny then goes to defriend Barb and apparently discovers she's not on Barb's flist. She writes a long angsty post about the experience, only mentioning Barb as 'Fan B.'
In the comments of the post, Penny produces a list of things JKR could do to make reparation to the people she has injured.
Barb explains on her LJ that she was giving Penny a dose of her own medicine.
Then she posts a long explanation of when and how she friends people, which includes a thinly disguised commentary on the Penny thing.
ETA: flyingphoenix provides a link to Act One of this drama: here, in which the said fans duke it out several months ago. Delayed payback, all right.
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