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Note to self

Dear Self:

Next time you're tempted by the ranty goodness, remember

  • Outrage is an addiction. You are powerless over it and you need to leave it alone.
  • Fandom and online life in general are best when you are having fun and being creative
  • Fandom friends are great friends!
  • You like to write the kinds of stories you like to write
  • You like to read the kinds of stories you like to read
  • Podfic is also fun
  • It's fun and productive to talk about the craft of writing
  • Squeeing about canon source material and characters is good, too
  • Analysis and critique of canon source material? Also awesome
  • If it feels bad to you, it's probably bad for you
  • Fandom isn't your job, so it's okay not to do it on the days when it doesn't feel good to you
  • When fandom's not fun anymore, you are doing it wrong.

Just follow these guidelines, Self, and you will be much, much happier.

Love,
Me

Comments

( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
karen_jk
Jun. 17th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
How about:

When Fandom's not fun anymore, take a break. Breathe. :)
emeraldsedai
Jun. 17th, 2010 04:03 am (UTC)
That too! Thank you.
shezan
Jun. 17th, 2010 01:54 am (UTC)
Very, very wise.
emeraldsedai
Jun. 17th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
Thank you!
altariel
Jun. 17th, 2010 06:41 am (UTC)
Wisdom.
emeraldsedai
Jun. 17th, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I am much more myself today--my good self, the one I like better.
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emeraldsedai
Jun. 17th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
I'm a great believer in having fun and enjoying life. Not all of it can be fun, but when I start volunteering for misery, it's time to call a halt! Even hoovering is better than fandom wank.
vchrusch
Jun. 17th, 2010 07:03 pm (UTC)
Very sage advice.
emeraldsedai
Jun. 17th, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC)
Now if I could just get myself to follow it!
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