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The State of Fandom
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Part of why I dragged myself back to LJ (and the entire reason I broke down and got a Twitter account) is that I haven't gone all in on a fandom since 'Serenity'. Nothing has risen to the level of obsession/fanfic writing/fanart creation since then...and then Daredevil happened.

The first thing I notice is that I don't like binging. Maintaining a discussion about a show works a lot better when there's an episode a week and everyone watches it at roughly the same time. While right now binging isn't a logistical problem for me (obviously, since I've watched Daredevil in its entirety three times in addition to certain episodes repeatedly) if/when I get a job binging will be difficult.

The next thing I notice is - I can't find more than one or two places for fanfiction, fanart or fanvids. I'm still in a bunch of LJ groups that do fanvids, but nothing's coming through the pipeline, and I don't know where else people are putting the things. (It's bad enough I've gone to Twitter; I flat out refuse to Facebook.) I know of a whopping two places to post fanfic - FFF, which I hated 10 years ago, and An Archive Of Our Own (AO3), which is where I'm doing all my fan reading/posting. Fanart seems to be Twitter/Instagram or bust. Am I wrong about this? Am I just failing to find the right places/sources? Or is Facebook the only game in town?

In any event, I'm hoping to do some Daredevil fanart if my hand will permit. (Big if.) And I wrote my first fanfic in 10 years, which I posted at AO3, an alternate take on the aftermath of Daredevil Episode 9 entitled 'Turn Right' (a play on the Dr Who ep 'Turn Left'). http://archiveofourown.org/works/3970270/chapters/8906503 BTW, the last fanfic I wrote was a short piece for Firefly, and I can't find it. I thought I had copies of everything I wrote, but I can't find that one anywhere, and the site I posted it to no longer exists. If by some miracle someone remembers it/where it was and can point me to it that would be most excellent.

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Tumblr? Fanart and gif sets are all over the place on Tumblr. (As is fanfic, sometimes the stuff people won't post anywhere else.) It was why I joined Tumblr in the first place!

Tumblr and Deviantart are the places to go for fanart, from what I've seen.

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