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May. 20th, 2007 | 12:30 pm
mood: giggly
music: Pirates of Penzance

Happy birthday to cyclogenesis, qthelights and spillingvelvet! You are all lovely people and I hope your years are fabulous!

One last thing about fanlib is their ad (image from quickbeam_cw) :

fanlib pink and blue ad

Pink is bad, blue is good? and some of us rather like 98 pound weaklings more than muscle-bound bodybuilders (sorry Vin). Says so very much about their view of their audience.

ETA: I had to make an icon.

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sister mary jillian holtzmann

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from: marginalia
date: May. 20th, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
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that body builder type is rawther terrifying.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 20th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
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Yis, and while I've become more interested in guys like Vin Diesel, I know which one I'd pick!

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Anonymity as a Refuge

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from: mirabile_dictu
date: May. 20th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
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Dear god. FabLib has to be a joke. Nobody could be that dense and offensive intentionally. Could they?

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[will fuck for sex]

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from: anatsuno
date: May. 20th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
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I think the fandom they think about is a group much bigger and wider than what you or I daily call "the fandom", rather.

The ridiculousness of that ad makes it quite clear.

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[will fuck for sex]

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from: anatsuno
date: May. 20th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
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we're REALLY not their audience, huh.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 20th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
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Yep. In fact, it's so offputting that they are hoisting themselves on their own petards. The good writers will stay away.

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dragonkal

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from: dragonkal
date: May. 20th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
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Argh, reposting because I made a mistake (I'm pre-coffee):

OK, when I first saw this I thought it was a joke ad somebody made to lampoon them.

Then I realized they can't even write a decent ad. Look at the text:

"Life without fan fiction/fan fiction at fanlib.com."

THAT IS NOT A COMPARISON.

"Life without fan fiction/life with fanfiction" is a comparison.
"Life without fanlib.com/life with fanlib.com" is a comparison.

Instead, the ad says that life without fan fiction produces the man on the left, whereas the man on the right IS fanfiction at fanlib.com. Fanlib.com can't even get their own ads right.

The fact that these people don't even realize their ad copy is incorrectly composed DOES NOT INSPIRE CONFIDENCE.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 20th, 2007 06:04 pm (UTC)
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Well, ad copy has its own rules, the "life with" can be implied in there. But still. Messy.

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dragonkal

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from: dragonkal
date: May. 20th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
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Additionally, I think we really need some FanLib Weakling/Fanlib Fanfic Guy slash. (And yes, I want it that way, with Mr. Pink on top.)

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 20th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
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Oh yes! And Weakling is of course a computer programmer who writes open-source archive code!

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the night is a very dark time for me

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from: olivia_ramirez
date: May. 20th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
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Hmmm, Vin Diesel. Not that it's his body I lust after. It's his voice. He could read the phonebook and I'd be spellbound.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 20th, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
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I've been convinced he's a pretty interesting person, but muscles that big do nothing for me.

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Jem

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from: crazybutsound
date: May. 20th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
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That whole fanlib things keeps on confusing me... who do they expect to convince with an ad like that one? The mind boggles.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 20th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
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My best guess is their aiming at teenage fans who might want to read a story or two.

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almaviva

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from: almaviva
date: May. 20th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
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Pink is bad? *shocked!face*

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 20th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
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Pink has certain connotations...

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from: anonymous
date: May. 20th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
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Ugh! So offensive in its stupidity, condescension and connotations that it's mind-boggling and therefore verges on being funny. However, the pink vs. blue and what it says about women vs. men controlling fan-fiction writing is going to alienate this die-hard fan of fan-fiction permanently.

Catherine

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Blackbird Song

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from: blackbird_song
date: May. 20th, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
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Sorry about that; it seems as though LJ logged me out right in the middle of my submission.

Catherine

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from: tvillingar
date: May. 20th, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC)
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Hang on, that's their actual ad? It's not a joke?

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 20th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
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Their actual ad! No joke! They think they're being funny!

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Any further questions? Ask the shrimp!

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from: txvoodoo
date: May. 20th, 2007 08:32 pm (UTC)
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wow. WOW.

That's offensive in SO MANY WAYS.

And these guys don't get why people are perturbed???

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 20th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
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yep. They're exposing themselves, unconsciously, and it's not pretty.

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the happiest fish.

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from: spillingvelvet
date: May. 20th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
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thank you!!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 20th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
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Have an amazing year. I hope your car stuff turns out OK too.

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et tu, froote?

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from: berreh
date: May. 21st, 2007 12:38 pm (UTC)
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...wow. I keep trying to think up wise and articulate responses, but my brain just keeps saying ICK.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 22nd, 2007 03:42 am (UTC)
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I know! And I worry about the poor kids who will get sucked in...

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yueni

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from: yueni
date: May. 21st, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
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O___________o

I got no words.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 22nd, 2007 03:42 am (UTC)
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Life is stranger than fiction, sometimes.

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I like you.

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from: cyclogenesis
date: May. 21st, 2007 04:20 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! :D

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: May. 22nd, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
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Have a great year!

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