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I'm kind of passionate about transformative works, I figure that should be a gimme for someone who reads and writes fanfiction or consumes/creates any other kind of fanwork. What we do is legal under fair use, which is awesome. It encourages creativity and gives many of us an avenue to hone our skills in a non-threatening and supportive environment.

For that reason I like to make it clear that I don't restrict the re-transformation/remixing of my fic as long as it keeps to the spirit of fair use and the fandom gift economy. Sharing is caring, and all that shit XD

Transformative Works & Sharing Policy

You're free to transform my fanworks however you like, without asking, provided you:

  • credit me and link to the source work
  • allow others to transform likewise
  • don't profit from it

If you're posting on AO3, use the nifty 'this work inspired by' function to link back. If it's not on AO3, drop me a line so I can link to it.

You're free to share my work non-commercially using the ebooks downloaded from AO3 via email, file-share, torrent etc. These files contain all the necessary credit and links. Do not repost as-is in any other format.

My original fic is licensed individually via Creative Commons.

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Apparently there's drama in regards to this season's offerings so far. I only see it second hand, a couple people have mentioned it's getting pretty hairy out there. A few people have expressed that they feel as though they should feel guilty for enjoying Teen Wolf at the moment, others that have been attacked for a simple reaction tweet.

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vamp's guide to avoiding spoilers, 4th wall fuckery, and/or conspiracy-theory-esque speculation

 

[personal profile] thraceadams woke me with a semi-panicked tweet this morning. It's not so much the spoilers themselves that are getting to her, but the reactions that are a bit much. I totally get that, it's actually a large part of why I bubble. @AbyNormal22 requested bubble tips as well, so here goes!

 

Unfollow EVERYONE

Kidding! OMG, I can hear the screams of terror from here.

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Back to the Bubble

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 08:02 am
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So apparently there's a promo out for Season 4? And before I freak out and shut them down in shoutycaps, people tell me it doesn't have any spoilers. But I know that every other single person in the world has a different concept of spoilers from me (a pic of Dylan with longer hair before I'd seen 3a freaked me out completely, for example), so despite assurances, I'm gripped with dread.

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Mating Games: Week 1

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 10:14 pm
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Glad I signed up for [livejournal.com profile] mating_games now that it's a couple days and a couple of challenges in. I'm having a ball to be honest, because the community aspect of it now that we're divided up into teams is fantastic.

I don't know, there's something about being herded into a private comm with a limited number of people that seems to work for me. And chat, OMG, I've been spending some time on IRC over the last couple days, more than I've spent on it since my early days on the net.

Total time suck, but sociability-wise, good for antisocial me, I think.

It's probably the most I've felt some kind of community in the Teen Wolf fandom since I entered it. It seemed so scattered before.

It feels like NaNoWriMo to me, actually, but for fandom. I do the social thing during NaNo because I'm in a very small region and there are other authors in my region that come back every year and the regional forum is nice and cosy and supportive.

Another part that feels very NaNo is participation in the challenges. They keep track, and the team leader reports it in the team comm, so you can see your progress. NaNo works for me for some reason because I can't bear to not reach my minimum word count when (for me at least) it's reasonably easy to achieve. I can see already that Mating Games will be the same.

I'm not so quietly nervous about the voting part, the challenge 'winners' part. I learnt in twi fandom, where for a long time the only fest type things were contests and awards, that voting and winners take a terrible toll on my self-esteem. Illogical, of course, because not everyone can win, and I definitely don't think I'm a better writer than anyone else, but it's a thing.

I know it's not always so, but I like to think of fandom as a non-competitive, sharing, caring, happy fluffy place. Competition inevitably makes me feel like a big fat loser, and I don't enjoy it.

Competing against myself to reach wordcounts and milestones suits me so much better. The satisfaction of reaching my own goals and helping my team or region to reach the collective ones are definitely what drives me best.

So I'm going to make sure I get every goddamn participation point available :D And do my best to ignore the voting (while still voting myself, because PARTICIPATION POINTS). It won't work, but I'll try. There'll still be that heart in the mouth hope before reveals, and the disappointment when I don't place. But that's a personal issue, and I signed up knowing it would happen, so I'll deal with it as best I can when it does.

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