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Paradise
26 January 2018 @ 04:40 am
Hello LJers!

I've friended several new people today to reconnect me to one of my favorite things about LiveJournal, the *people* themselves. I love the clever ways people use their LiveJournals. I love reading journal entries. I love how distinct and personal each LJ is, and I love the kinds of people it attracts!

I am looking forward to getting to know my new friends better.

Have a wonderful Friday! xoxoxoxo

Love & light,
Paradise


 
 
Paradise
11 July 2018 @ 08:39 pm

1) How did you first get into writing fanfic, and what was the first fandom you wrote for? What do you think it was about that fandom that pulled you in?

"The X-Files" fandom: Talk about the Golden Age of fan fiction! Man, we started this art form right!! With ‘Baby Internet’ still in formation, the X-Files fan fiction was high quality, no one phoning it in, it was FABULOUS.  There was no online fan fiction before The X-Files.

Fortunately for me, because my mother worked for the IEEE, we had access to a great deal of technology before it became mainstream.  I remember the day she told me to come downstairs (to her in home office) so she could show me this thing called, "America Online".  "What is it?" I asked.  "You can't describe it, just come down.  It's incredible!"  And she was right.

This was 1996, The X-Files had already been on the air for three years.  It was the fanbase that soon occupied 1/3 of the entire Internet.  it was this fanbase that pioneered internet fanfiction, shipper language that has become universal, and it was our persistence and quality writing that is the reason online fan fiction is legal today. I remember how terrified we were that we would be sued for posting fanfiction and how worried we were that at any second, it would all be taken down. Every time we posted a story, we had to be wary of big brother - something Mulder taught us about quite well.

We were quite brave, quite intelligent in proving our worth and validity in this new Internet age. I don't think any other fanbase will experience what X-Philers did. I remember the fans self-teaching themselves website design and photo/video editing before there was any such career field. Hell, it was before photoshop, before Google, and before social media. It was so much more personal. I miss it.

I was known as “The X-Files Girl” in my high school. It was a huge high school, and even though they didn’t know anything about me, they’d call out, “Hey X-Files girl!” “Yeah!?” lol.  I used to bring printed outs of various fan fics to class so I could, you know….stay awake. Often they were NC-17.  The teachers always thought I was the most dedicated student as I read, always *studying*. I actually was dedicated. I won a special award in high school for ‘most conscientious’…I just happen to also have read a lot fan fiction. xD

I remember the woman who uploaded me the first X-Files fan fiction I ever read.  She was a good fandom friend from Ohio named Rita Waters, and we were good friends for several years.  When she used the term "fan fiction", I was completely lost on the concept.  She tried to explain, "It's the fans writing stories of Mulder and Scully."  I responded, "Errrr, like writing up transcripts?  Or quotes of the characters?"  "No, like our own stories of the characters, as if we were the show's writers, but without the show."  And I replied, "What's the point?"  It sounded so pointless to me, as it would if you'd never heard of it.  I mean what's the point if David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson aren't going to be acting it?  I was only 13, and she was a grown woman with two teenage children.  So she was extremely responsible about sending me NC-17 stories.  She actually requested my mother send her an email authorizing her to share her favorite stories with me, some of them NC-17.  My mother did so - 'cause my mom rocks - and Rita started sharing stories with me.

The first MSR fan fiction she ever sent me was "Playing Goddess" by Shalimar.  OMG, what a great story to begin with.  This is one of my favorite X-Files fan fictions of all time.  Now at the time, I was so young and so inexperienced with life and boys and romance and just plain...good writing, that even though I wrote dozens of X-Files stories, it's a HARD genre to write believably.  Scully speaks with words that are literally not in the dictionary (like "edematous", for example), and it's full of grown up concepts and themes.  A 13-year old-child simply doesn't have the ability to do it justice.  So I wrote them, posted them on The Gossamer Project and later, removed all of them.  They're still on my harddrive, I shudder sometimes re-reading my very first NC-17 fan fiction, but on my hard drive is where they shall stay.

Still, we all owe every fan fiction we've ever written or read to the X-Files fandom.  My shipper heart and soul began with the X-Files.  The first characters I ever wrote were Mulder and Scully.  My first muses, plot bunnies, and fandom friends were all born from the X-Files.  It's quite incredible, when you think about it.

2) Name the fandoms you've written in, and how much you've written in that fandom, and if you still write in it.

These don't quite match up with what's on my hard drive, but this is an accurate list of what I have posted online.  Dozens of stories will remain unpublished, and for good reason -- they sucked.

  • X-Men Movieverse - 4 fics (various lengths), may write again

  • Alias - 3 ficlets, may write again

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - 1 ficlets, may write again

  • General Hospital - 2 fics (various lengths), may write again

  • Smallville - 14 fics (varous lengths), may write again

3) For each of the fandoms from day two, what were your favourite characters to write?

Rogue and Wolverine of The X-Men come in second place.  The whole X-Men universe was so vast and incredible with so many incredible characters to revolve around W/R that it really fed my creative energies for many happy years.

Tess and Oliver of Smallville come in first place.  They still feed my creative energies and whenever a story comes into my mind, it becomes theirs instantly.  They are so different than any other characters that I've written, and the height of their romantic and fiery passion is still the source of many of my latest fics.

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Paradise
11 July 2018 @ 12:26 pm
I have a meme that I snagged from lynzie914:

Give me a pairing (or multiple pairings or threesomes or whatever you want to give me) and I’ll tell you...


• when or if I started shipping it
• my thoughts
• what makes me happy about them
• what makes me sad about them
• things done in art/fic that annoys me
• things I look for in art/fic
• who i’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other
• my happily ever after for them



My fandoms/ships are on my profile. :)


 
 
Paradise

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Lore
30 May 2018 @ 02:04 pm, reposted by paradisekendra
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30 May 2018 @ 01:01 pm, reposted by paradisekendra

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マーク
24 May 2018 @ 04:31 pm, reposted by paradisekendra
Whoa, so I finally decided to empty out all the icons on my hard drive from all the icontests and various times of of inspirations. Some of these are over a year old, so admittedly some are just terrible, I'd like to think I have improved leaps and bounds from when I made some of these. so here is my grand icon dump, my first bonified icon post (possibly last):

[44] Smallville; Various Seasons. (Mostly entries for smvl_icontest)
[23] Fire Emblem; Various Games. (Entries for fe_icontest)
[22] Final Fantasy; Various Games. (Entries for ff_awards)
[14] Skins; Mostly Season 3.

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Paradise
First off, yay!  Companies so needed to update all of their privacy policies and tell their consumers EXACTLY what is done with their information --- so woo-hoo!  It's about damn time!

I thought these privacy policies were being updated due to Facebook and Twitter assisting Russia to elect Donald Trump, and therefore they were starting to feel the pressure of possible repercussions if they didn't shape up.  But that's not why at all.

A new European privacy law called the General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR) goes into effect on May 25th, 2018 and companies are updating their policies to meet GDPR requirements.  Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh.  Thanks, Tapatalk for explaining this to me.

"The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy."


Well yay, Europe!


 
 
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Paradise
15 May 2018 @ 03:33 pm

November 15, 2002
From E!Online's Watch With Wanda:

How about any prospects for some lovin'? Maybe with Lana?

"I wish. She's too young. I mean, they can't have a 21-year-old
character--or however old I am--and Lana, who's now in high school. I
just don't think you can go there. But if I were the writers, I'd be
writing it in. That's for damn sure." - Michael Rosenbaum



Rolling Stone Magazine

Michael's Part:

"You know what?" he says later inside a Vancouver restaurant, huddled
over a nice rib eye steak. "It's all about confidence. No matter what
anybody tells you, that's what it's all about." He leans forward.

"Here's what I like about Kristin. As far on the opposite side of her as
I am in terms of personality, she respects that. Because she knows
that's who I am. And that's important." He chews his steak, waggles his
fork in the air and says, "You know, most girls Kristin's age don't like
bald guys. But I'd be interested to know who she would rather go out
with, Clark Kent or Lex Luthor. She'll probably say Clark. But ask her. I
want to know. But don't say that I want to know."

Kristin's Part:

But, she says, if she had to pick one character from the show to go out with, it'd probably be Lex Luthor:

"Lex is really sexy. He's got all that depth and darkness." She pauses;
somewhere, Michael Rosenbaum must be smiling. But Kreuk herself is
frowning. "You really don't want to date anyone you're working with,"
she says a little later. "That would just be weird. And awkward. And not
good. Anyway, I can't think of anyone that I'd really end up with."



From E!Online's interview with Kristin Kreuk:

Who would she go for--the mild-mannered reporter or the studly superhero?

"Oh, that's hard. I would probably like Lex, because he's so evil."



Posted at the Official MR.com board 3.1.02, an interview with Michael as
conducted by a poster on that board on a Sacramento radio station:

Michael on Kristin Kreuk:

"And Kristin is so...she's kind of young, but she's so smart. And she
knows so much, and I learn so much from her. And she respects me.
She's like, 'Michael you're out of your mind' and I'm like, 'I know.'
And she goes, '...and it's cool. I'm fine. That's who...you know what I
mean? That's who you are.' And that's not who she is."



"Michael is crazy, so he's always singing. He's got nicknames for everybody." - Kristin Kreuk on Michael Rosenbaum, AOL Chat, May 2002.



"I think she's absolutely extraordinarily beautiful and smart and nice. I'm speaking about Kristin Kreuk here." - Michael Rosenbaum on Kristin Kreuk, E! Online chat with Wanda, May 13, 2002.