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So, I nominated three fandoms for Yuletide. I realize I can still decide not to participate... but signups are soon, and... I don't know. It's probably suicide given how busy I am and I already signed up for Festivids. And if I sign up with two of these fandoms, I can almost guarantee not getting a match, because they are so obscure, so I added one that I think might actually get at least one match. I just am not feeling much love for things that aren't fandoms of like one or two right now; I have to think of something that's on the list of fandoms that I actually want to receive, let alone write in. But anyhoo, I nominated The Hire film series (the BMW short films starring Clive Owen as the Driver, MDs (which exists of me and one other person who isn't doing Yuletide, so...), and Case Histories (TV), which might be the only thing I'd get a match on.

I haven't even started my Festivid yet... arg. I thought I might be able to finish my Justified vid beforehand, but time has just vanished between too much work and taking care of Tilda and dealing with my dad's crap.

I've also spent way too much time on reading all this OTW stuff, and it's beyond depressing to see people I care about ripped to pieces by people with axes to grind and agendas to shove down others' throats. Sometimes having axes to grind can be motivational, but unfortunately it rarely leads to consensus or positive interactions with other people. And I'm speaking from experience here, because that's often how I looked at things when I began in media fandom online -- I went in with guns out, ready for battle, with people who weren't looking for a battle of any kind. I learned over time that you can't approach working with groups of people who are here for the love of an idea that way. Others have said things about this better than I could, so instead I give you the Bobcats, who deal these howler monkey types in a way I wish I could in real life.


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Nov. 14th, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)

After three years of vidding I have learned to just ignore 90% of the comments people give. That's because I still hold Sturgeon's Law close.

"90% of everything is crap" is good to keep in mind when reading comments about your work. You can tell the ones who are the 10-percenters genuinely giving you feedback.

Nov. 15th, 2011 05:24 am (UTC)
I think you're going straight to hell for posting that cartoon
Can I hitch a ride?
Nov. 15th, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC)
Re: I think you're going straight to hell for posting that cartoon
We're in that handbasket together, babe.
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