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I'm taking a break from fandom.  Admittedly, I've not been very engaged in these last years mostly due to RL commitments, but it feels like the right time to step back, or at least tell myself that I'm taking a break officially so I'm not feeling a weird sense of obligation to stay half-tuned into what's going on, which I've tried to do even though I've not been posting.  It saddens me a little that I'm not feeling up to keeping up with debates/discussion/meta, something I've so enjoyed in the past.  But I feel a sense of futility when I read wanky, cranky, ranty, accusatory meta and wonder how that's at all productive and enjoyable for me (however, it may be engaging and interesting for everyone else and that's awesome).  I'll still be watching SPN and posting at spnematography, but beyond that I'll be hibernating.  So this is me giving myself permission to sign off from the larger beast that is the SPN fandom for a while.  Maybe I'll catch some of you on the flip side if you're still around, too.  Take care of yourselves, flisties.  I'm hoping I'll eventually wander back, invigorated and bursting with stuff to say, but most of all loving SPN and fandom again. 


Feb. 10th, 2014 09:38 am (UTC)
I hope we'll see at least RL updates from you. I always enjoy your posts, fandom-related or not. *hugs*

I very much understand the impulse to take a step back from SPN and fandom. I am doing the same, actually. These last few weeks, I was reminded of a simple truth, namely that a tv show (and fandom) should make me happy and, truth be told, SPN made me mostly miserable since Carver took over. So it's time for me to move on, before he manages to destroy the love and respect I still have for the show and its characters.

I hope I'll see you around. Take care. :)
Apr. 19th, 2014 02:51 am (UTC)
Thanks. I hope you've been able to preserve your Show love by stepping back. Not thinking too much about what's been happening on SPN has cut down on my general frustration. I do miss having something to analyze, pick apart, and squee over. Clearly, I need a new fandom in order to put my brain to work.

I hope you stick around on LJ. I've always enjoyed your posts and the fact you articulate your show thoughts so completely such that I felt like most of my replies were long-winded versions of "Yes, everything you said!" Don't be a stranger. :)

Edited at 2014-04-19 02:52 am (UTC)


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