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Every once in a while, one of my flisters does a rant post about the idiocy of fandom in whatever particular fandom it happens to be that day, with ::shuddering::brainesploding:: exemplars. And if it's a show/book/movie/whatever I myself follow, I'm always a bit (unpleasantly) surprised, because I have been lucky not to come across said idiocy myself.

I wondered why that was, but it's really my general misanthropy. I don't go poking around fan boards in search of fic or discussion because I tend not to care about such things. I stick close to home and read the LJs of pre-existing friends. This is easy to do when you have gathered a bevy of smart, fun people around you who know yet more smart, fun people.

As a consequence, I usually end up going to certain LJs after viewing new episodes of shows I like. Of late, that means matociquala for Criminal Minds, selenak for Dexter or Lost. The discussions are civil, insightful, and critical when they need to be. They remind me of the good old days.

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selenak
Nov. 26th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you. I only lurked on the board back in the day and much appreciated reading all the smart discussion, and so it's good to know I can return some of that reading enjoyment to you with my reviews.
masqthephlsphr
Nov. 26th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
And it's mostly reading, alas, I don't join in the discussion much. Usually because anything I had to contribute is already said by other smart folks. But I lurk!
a2zmom
Nov. 26th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
I agree. Much less stress if you ignore the crazy.
masqthephlsphr
Nov. 26th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
Or you don't even know where to trip over it.
midnightsjane
Nov. 27th, 2009 06:11 am (UTC)
It makes it so much easier to enjoy the shows you enjoy, if you don't pay attention to the nutjobs who don't like the shows you like...if you know what I mean.
masqthephlsphr
Nov. 27th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
You mean the ones who are watching the same show but seeing something utterly different...and nuts?
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