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|Tuesday, April 10th, 2007|
|Voyager Fandom Angry But Distracted
I have opinions on this, but my opinions aren't terribly funny, so I'll skip sharing them here.
On Easter Sunday, Venom69 posted some Janeway/Chakotay fanfic set in a Catholic church, featuring some non-church-approved use of a confessional. At first people seemed delighted to have some fresh porn so that they could get in a little reading before church.
The not work safe
But then a reader took offense.
Said statement of offense cannot be linked to, because it's a closed board. They claim to have only one rule, and that is "What happens on VAMB stays on VAMB." It's like the secret police of fandom, or Vegas, or something. But I don't care if I'm banned, so I'll quote a bit of it:Yes, it is a matter of drawing the line somewhere, but the thing is, those of us who don't agree with this type of story have recently been "encouraged" not to voice our opinions, for fear of being called all kinds of names. I know several people in the fandom who would think this story was, in one way or another, disgusting. But to post our opinion? No, that would result in our being disregarded as closeminded, prejudiced, etc. at the very least. Banning or deleting our comments is certainly within reach as well. After all, we're against free speech, right?
Isn't it ironic that those who don't agree with a concept don't feel free to say so, in this supposedly openminded community?</i> -- from http://www.voyagerangel.com/vamb
Board regulars equate being offended with book burning, so naturally took the complaint well. Cursing, namecalling, screaming that porn is sacred to those who value free speech, claims that complaining about porn somehow violates porn's right to exist, and of course the mandatory invoking of the Holocaust analogy ensued. One poster tried to patiently explain that people who were offended were stupid to be offended, because God is only make-believe after all, and only stupid people would practice religion, so they should give up their faith and embrace [bad] porn. The thread spanned fourteen pages and spilled over onto LiveJournal.
The LJ "discussion" (warning for foul language and politically incorrect insults):
The "religion is for stupid people" angle: http://venom69.livejournal.com/294543.html
The counterpoint, complete with a troll: http://kabutar.livejournal.com/370400.html
Once everyone initially offended bolted for the hills, those left standing posted two more pages worth of group hug posts to prove that they were nice people after all. Now they're making a list of all the reasons they love each other. Well, if they can be kept on task, because those suggestive custom smilies with the big tongues and the bull whips are rather distracting.
|Thursday, June 24th, 2004|
|Trouble in the Voyager fandom: VBA gets GAFFed.
Someone's gone and posted an entire NC-17 rated Star Trek Voyager fanfic contest to GAFF. Bet that'll generate some wank. As one of the authors entered in said contest, and mocked in the thread, I'm experimenting with outrage.
Here's the GAFF:http://www.godawful.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2044
Here's the contest:http://www.geocities.com/voyagerbluealert/readnew.html
Maybe it's a little wanky of me to be the one to post this, since I'm one of the 'injured parties', but it's bound to get entertaining, and I took a sacred oath to entertain the masses whenever an opportunity presented.
|Saturday, May 29th, 2004|
GAFF is always good for a laugh. This particular thread is "make up an icky pairing from your fandom and complain about it."http://www.godawful.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1243&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
Mostly it's people naming incest pairings and saying "ewwwww," or arguing about the plausibility of random slash pairings, but there are some real gems, like Yoda/Jabba. Not quite wanky, but darn funny.
|Friday, February 20th, 2004|
I've reported all of my hate mail to yahoo. Anyone wishing to call me names as a result may do so, I don't care.
|Tuesday, February 17th, 2004|
|Why Did She Say Thank You?!?
I don't like tattling on my friends, but in this case they really deserve it.
On this thread, the issue boils down to "She said thank you to someone I don't like and I'm darn pissed about it."
It seems that Voyager Angel message board owner Chris thanked
Dakota and Anne Rose for making some avatars for her board. Since this is the Star Trek Voyager fandom, that action was of course met with a barrage of confusing hostility.
Several board members declare that AnneRose doesn't deserve thanks, because after all 'anyone can make a message board avatar'
Others respond with the obvious 'but others didn't, she did, and who cares anyway' argument.
This is met with the question "But why did she thank them today?"
When no one has an answer for the reasoning for the exact date of the thank you, Vanhunks repeats this question every three posts, for two pages, with increasing loud cries of "But you didn' t answer my question."
Then it's questioned whether enough people SAW the thank you, which makes one wonder how many would be enough, and enough for what, exactly, anyway.
Also notable is the accusation that computer hacking</> is the culpret when one of the avatars fails to load for an individual user. Gosh, I've never had to hit refresh to load a graphic before, have you?
The board owner finally locked the topic, and I suspect they'll all be happily flaming each other about something completely different within hours.