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Day 5

In your own space, talk about your fannish origin story. How did you come to fandom, why did you choose your fannish name, do you have more than one secret identity?



I found fandom sometime around 2003 or 2004. I started out on Yahoo Groups in the Buffy and Charmed fandoms. I quickly dropped Charmed because I didn't really care for the groups I found. Then I found Highlander fandom and joined Adrian's Angels, still on Yahoo groups. I met a whole bunch of really nice people in that group, among them was [livejournal.com profile] pat_t. One day she posted a link to something on her LJ and I followed the link and really the rest is history. But, I started by stalking her LJ without joining the site, then by 2006 I had found a few more people I wanted to follow and decided I should probably create a journal so I could have a friends page to make it easier to stalk follow the journals I was interested in. So pat and [livejournal.com profile] musesrealm became my first two LJ friends. Believe it or not, my Dragon icon ^^ was the first icon I ever had here and it's the only one I've never got rid of. Listen to me sounding like a Hufflepuff.

So, after joining LJ I mostly stayed within Highlander and Buffy fandom for a couple years. The first slash fanfiction I ever read was Brass Knackers by sabershadowkat (a Spike/Xander fic). XD I slowly stared adding more fandoms and well... here I am, 9 years and a bazillion fandoms later. ;p

My online name is the only one I've ever used and I use it everywhere. It's my first inital, my middle name and the year I graduated high school. I've always thought it was a bit silly to choose a name based on one fandom because as your interests change you'll want to change it, like what happens on Tumblr on a regular basis. Everyone changing their URL's to fit their obsession of the moment is irritaing beyond words.

Date: 2015-01-05 08:13 pm (UTC)
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Everyone changing their URL's to fit their obsession of the moment is irritaing beyond words.

It really is most annoying. I'll be scrolling through my Tumblr and will run across a name I'm not familiar with, and I have to sit there and frown, trying to figure out who the fuck they are. *sigh* *shakes fist at kids on my lawn*

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