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writerconuk is over alas...

August 17th, 2008 (03:07 pm)

Which means one thing : massive friending frenzy!

So many lovely wonderful people there (even if most of them were Spike shippers :P) that I can't wait to read a lot of their fics/fic recs/Buffyverse comics dissections.

bogwitch came up with some great goodie bags (I now have Faith permanently in my trousers - attached to my keyring, you perverts) and there were some excellent talks on the Saturday by many people; xanpet2000's talk on erotica and gratious Jack/Ianto photos, ningloreth's looking at research, quinara's talk about symbolism and use of motifs to build more atmosphere, shapinglight on characterisation (I have this horrible feeling that I'm going to have to write Spike soon just to see if I actually *can*) and naturally enough speakr2customrs on crossovers.

But it's gonna be kazzy_cee's Icon Creation class that has me both quaking and eager at the same time - thank god she gave us handouts! *grin*

I had a brilliant, brilliant time and met some lovely, wonderful people. And it's always great fun to be able to chat loudly and passionately about various fandom minutia and just not care about what everyone else is thinking.

.... mainly cos they're arguing about even more trivial points. Hee!


Posted by: Quinara (quinara)
Posted at: August 17th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)

You managed to pre-empt me on the friending frenzy! Anyway, it was great to meet you.

The whole being-able-to-talk-minutia really was great, wasn't it? I have a couple of friends who know Buffy pretty much as well as I do, but I hadn't realised just how much easier it was to talk with people who had also had the same experiences on the net. Yay internet!

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: August 17th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
Spike Ilyria flirting

There was a commonality of language and experiences causing an almost shorthand to develop I found - after a few chats with various people, I certainly found myself speaking differently to people than I would have to ordinary non-fandom RL friends. And we all understood it perfectly!

Posted by: Quinara (quinara)
Posted at: August 17th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)

Yes! The thing I noticed was the lack of pauses where people struggled to work out what words meant, or decode things like 'Spander'...

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: August 17th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
Snoopy dancing - JudeBennet

Good, wasn't it?

I'm definitely going to try that programme from Kazzy too.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: August 17th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
Booster Dawn 2

Definitely this week. As soon as I finish this damn crossover probably.

Posted by: Bogwitch (bogwitch)
Posted at: August 17th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)

Geekery is dead useful for quizzes, but I think we need to brush up a bit!

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: August 17th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
HP Awesome! Weasleys

Oh, I'm definitely brushing up on my geek cred for next year - or volunteering to set the quiz!

Posted by: Shapinglight (shapinglight)
Posted at: August 17th, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)

Trivial? I'll have you know there is nothing trivial about Spike!

It was fun and great to meet you.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: August 17th, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
Spike Ilyria flirting

*raises eyebrow* Not even if he's cold? :P

Hee! Enjoy my solo Spike icon (and I shall blame you entirely for this Spike slashy scene I'm trying to do right now).

Posted by: Karen (kazzy_cee)
Posted at: August 18th, 2008 10:03 am (UTC)

Glad you found the workshop useful! Let me know if you have any problems and I might even be able to help!

Posted by: Goes "Ding" When There's Stuff (suki_blue)
Posted at: August 18th, 2008 10:14 am (UTC)
We Love Dick

It was lovely to meet you. I trust you'll be attending again next year.

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