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Newfangled technology always seemed pretty intuitive to me, but now I feel like my mother trying to use her cell phone - I just created a tumblr and I'm trying to figure out how to customize it and find people and create something approximating a reading list and put content up there, and FAILING. It's like when delicious disappeared and people went to pinboard, and so I went to pinboard, and I CAN'T FIGURE THAT OUT EITHER. I AM GETTING OLD. WAY FASTER THAN I EXPECTED TO.

But once I figure out how to add people to my tumblr, I would love to add all of you! Do you have a tumblr? If so, link me up! I am fearless-fan.tumblr.com; the hyphen is there because some Bieberfan stole fearlessfan without the hyphen - I am saying Bieberfan in a descriptive rather than a pejorative way, as I have been known to jam to the occasional Bieber song, especially Somebody to Love, which awesomely/awkwardly features Usher, and DUDE, THE USHER/BIEBER THING FASCINATES ME SO MUCH, it's like A Star Is Born but with male teen pop stars, right?

Speaking of my status as an aged, decrepit fannish soul, has everyone seen this retrospective of fandom in the 1990s? Reading that over was such a blast from the past. Mailing lists! Archives! Etc!

It reminded me of a conversation I had with a friend the other day; she found a card I'd sent her when I was in high school, and I'd included my confirmation name in my signature, because that's the kind of awesomely cool teenager I was. She said she couldn't even remember her confirmation name, and I realized that I could remember mine because it was my first fannish pseudonym, which I had to abandon because I accidentally signed an e-mail to a mailing list I was on back then with my ACTUAL first name instead of my confirmation name, and I utterly panicked and made up some story about my cousin using my e-mail account and for some reason wanting to send an e-mail to one of my fannish mailing lists? Totally ridiculous, and I had to own up to it actually being me, and it was super embarrassing.

It got me thinking about other fannish faux pas I had in my early days. Like:

*Sending a gen story I wrote about two male characters to a mailing list with a / between their names because I thought the "/" just meant that the story was equally focused on the two characters, and then was puzzled when I got feedback about all the sexual tension in the story;

*Sending a story to the huge X-Men: The Movie mailing list and realizing that I spelled Rogue's name Rouge in the subject line and wanting to DIE; and

*The reams of terrible stories I wrote.

Good times!

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Date: 2012-04-09 12:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavender-basil.livejournal.com
Psst...the tumblr link doesn't work. (Although I did find you and am stalking you on there now.)

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Date: 2012-04-09 11:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fearlessfan.livejournal.com
Thank you buddy!! The perils of attempting HTML in the wee hours! :)

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Date: 2012-04-09 12:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] suzy_queue
This is me: http://snowbelle.tumblr.com/

Kind of heavy on Glee and Disney, but I'm also doing a photo a day challenge to mix it up a little.

Okay, the gen / ust story is entirely awesome. I love how readers can interpret things in so many ways. Like when I sent a slash fic down, with slash between names intact, and half the readers talked about their lovely friendship. *g*

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Date: 2012-04-09 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fearlessfan.livejournal.com
Just went and followed you on tumblr - your photos are so beautiful! I loved the one looking out the front door of your parents' house!

Like when I sent a slash fic down, with slash between names intact, and half the readers talked about their lovely friendship.

Ha! I guess sexual tension is one of those eye-of-the-beholder things!

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Date: 2012-04-09 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] likeadeuce.livejournal.com
I used to be on tumblr but I had to abandon it because I could not for the life of me understand how it worked, and it was giving me rage. :-/

Love the tales of mailing lists past!

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Date: 2012-04-09 11:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fearlessfan.livejournal.com
I am doing my best to figure it out but I may be following you down the path of tumblr-abandonment because right now I don't quite get it the way I know I'm supposed to. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who's had a tough time with it!

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Date: 2012-04-09 11:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] likeadeuce.livejournal.com
I am SURE that there are people who understand it, I just haven't found them. . .

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Date: 2012-04-09 03:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] popgurlie.livejournal.com
thank you for that link -- i can't wait to check it out. and you've been added on tumblr :)

*Sending a gen story I wrote about two male characters to a mailing list with a / between their names because I thought the "/" just meant that the story was equally focused on the two characters, and then was puzzled when I got feedback about all the sexual tension in the story

i can't explain how MUCH i love this. so so much.

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Date: 2012-04-09 11:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fearlessfan.livejournal.com
Yay, thank you for adding me! I added you right back! ....or at least I think I did. :) Still trying to figure the thing out!

And man, the foibles of Wee Fannish Jess are many and varied and the biggest issue is that I'm sure I've forgotten most of them.

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Date: 2012-04-10 04:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaelie.livejournal.com
What's the difference between tumblr and twitter?

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Date: 2012-04-12 03:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fearlessfan.livejournal.com
I think tumblr is mostly for images and videos, and twitter is for short text? Maybe? All I really know for sure is that I'm clueless about using either! IT'S ALL SO CONFUSING!!

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Date: 2012-06-19 10:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] myalexandria.livejournal.com
Hey! Wasn't it you who wrote "The Show," the awesome NSync-Bull Durham fusion? With all my recent baseball love, I totally want to read that story again, and can't find it.

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Date: 2012-06-20 02:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fearlessfan.livejournal.com
It was me! This message made my night - I'm so happy that you remember the story fondly! Yes, my old website is gone and that's one of the stories I haven't gotten over to the Ao3 yet - but if you send me a private message with an e-mail address (or you can just e-mail me at jess.slumberwalk at gmail dot com), I can send you the story as a Word doc, if you'd like? I've still got it somewhere on my computer.

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