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Thoughts on fandom

I did Anne McCaffrey's KT bulletin board host thing for a year, and visited regularly for years before that. Now it's gone, and I am finding that I don't miss it at all. Some of the folks I miss, sure, like Priscilla-the-host and a few others--but the last few months on hostdom before it closed seem to have soured the whole thing for me so much that I don't even desire to visit any of the alternate sites. Even the BPOI board, usually good for a chuckle or two, seems to have faded--at least from the outside looking in.

I guess I should have expected that, since I was mostly only posting in the writer section and occasionally in the Lounge. The parts people loved most--the games, the Pern discussions that were fresh to new folks but worn ground for me--those lost their glow a while ago. I've grown in different directions. But I am glad that the new forums exist for those that enjoy them.

Ah, well. The PBeM is still fun. :o)


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Mar. 18th, 2005 06:25 am (UTC)
I hit BPOI once in a while, but I ended up spending most of my time elsewhere. I stopped doing most of Pern fandom (I stayed in one group), and ended up starting a completely different kind of RP group to get my fix.

It ended up something like the end of an era, I suppose. The KT made me really mad some days, but I think a lot of that was because I remembered what it USED to be like before it became overrun with asshats and bad administration. I don't miss it, either. The Pern discussions were rehashed a lot, and sadly, my favorite discussion there ever (silver dragons) eroded into a lot of people being idiots. Waah.

Now I'm thinking about it. Heh.
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Mar. 18th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
I think they both resigned before I did. Good for Hans, and good riddance for Anneli.

That place was the sort of environment that saps all your patience and confidence. I don't miss the other hosts (aside from you two and Anna!) and I don't miss "working" for ungrateful Anne.
Mar. 19th, 2005 01:07 am (UTC)
Let me guess...no, wait. Don't have to. I knew Hans and Anneli were resigning, as they said they were before the KT closed. Hans seems quite happy over on Cheryl's site.

I'm pretty sure that nothing will drag me to the new site for anything but a surf-by, or at least as long as some folks are there. And I figure they're happier that way, too.
Mar. 18th, 2005 10:33 pm (UTC)
Huge dittos here. I was just thinking about this the other day... that I really don't miss the KT at all, though I do miss chatting regularly with you and Pam and with Anna. I think the KT finally burned me out on fandom, though. I can barely drag myself to read the PBeM lately, even though I always enjoy it when I do.

Oh, and I will miss Dragon*Con this year. I'm going to do the Nasfic instead since it's here in Seattle but it will be all writerly and hardly the same at all.
Mar. 19th, 2005 02:38 am (UTC)
I did kinda like PFF, even if they were empty-ish. But then they crashed. And I chat with folks all the time, anyway.
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