fantasticbeasts_kinkmeme ([personal profile] fantasticbeasts_kinkmeme) wrote2016-11-23 07:38 am

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Old School Headcount

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 03:38 am (UTC)(link)
Hi. I'm Anonymous and I'm an Old School Potter fan. I was a Slytherin, according to Pottermore. How many other old schooler's are still kickin' around?

Re: Old School Headcount

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
Ravenclaw, got depressed when I found out because I always thought I was a Slytherin

Re: Old School Headcount

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 04:06 am (UTC)(link)
*Hugs* Well, in Ilvermorny that'd make you a Horned Serpent, right?

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(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 04:07 am (UTC)(link)
I got Thunderbird. :(

Re: Old School Headcount

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 04:18 am (UTC)(link)
I'm Chu aka rootingformephistopheles (do you have to keep anonymous on the off-topic board? Ehhhh idc if people know who I am) aka the person who posted the bio-dad Graves prompt that sparked this discussion, and I've been reading the books as they came out since like second grade lmao. I remember strikethrough and the shipping wars and the snape wives and all of the drama of the early 00s fandom days and am frankly Very Tired that fantastic beasts appears to be starting some of it up again with the gravebone antis. D: #goodtimes

I'm slytherin ride or die, and having pottermore confirm this did feel rather validating. Pottermore did get my patronus wrong tho, because it's DEFINITELY a niffler and not whatever bs cat they said it was. Naw that lil sparkly asshole. That's me in my soul ok.

Re: Old School Headcount

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 04:19 am (UTC)(link)
Hello! Old school former LJer here! Gryffindor according to Pottermore, Hufflepuff according to my heart.

Re: Old School Headcount

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 04:27 am (UTC)(link)
Hey! I'm Alli aka spunknbite - person who responded to your post that it reminded me of
Severitus.

The anti Gravebones wank does suck, but I must say that it's so nice to have new Wizarding World content and an upswing in the community. When the original HP fandom tapered off, I was never quite able to love another fandom in quite the same way. Feels a bit like coming home, fandom drama and all.

Re: Old School Headcount

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 04:29 am (UTC)(link)
Addendum: if we're deanoning, I'm Alli aka spunknbite on AO3. Howdy!

Re: Old School Headcount

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 04:43 am (UTC)(link)
haaaaaa I guess I'm just a salty old man lol (I am only one month older than Ezra but no I am /Ancient/)

but yeah like first Cursed Child (which I actually really liked and everyone else can fight me) and now this it's like I am LIVING again

I think one of the great things about this fandom is while it may experience lulls it never REALLY dies, like I follow plenty of blogs who post a bunch of HP content regularly, and they did so before CC and Fantastic Beasts were a thing yet. Plus due to the sheer SIZE of this fandom you're basically never going to run out of fics to read and art to admire so even if you're going back and reading something written in 2006 it can still feel fresh and exciting, yeah? HP is always the fandom I keep coming back to, where other shows and movies might have everyone move on after a while, things like knowing what house you're in is so like, intrinsic to who we are as a generation? It's pretty amazing.

And for all that Jo is a Problematic Fave(tm) good on her for not pulling an Anne Rice and letting us all run wild with her world so we have this great community to share in and enjoy <3

(now if we can just bring back the concepts of 'don't like don't read' and 'your kink is not my kink and that's ok' it'd be perfect. *sigh*)

Re: Old School Headcount

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 04:49 am (UTC)(link)
FRANK! What are you doing on a kinkmeme? I thought you were released to Arizona!

Re: Old School Headcount

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 04:59 am (UTC)(link)
"e starting some of it up again with the gravebone antis."
you mean there's more than the one miscommunication?

Re: Old School Headcount

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 05:40 am (UTC)(link)
Not really sure what you're talking about. /I'm/ talking about the vocal contingent of folks who think that shipping gravebone is a moral sin akin to murdering puppies or punching babies and that if you ship it you're an irredeemable monster who is probably an abuser and a paedophile.

And then the OTHER contingent who claims that everyone in the fandom who ships gravebone ONLY ships the 'real' Percy with Credence and that this is somehow the only good and pure ship and basically throwing those of us who also ship him with trash king Grindelwald under the bus

Those are the people I need to find their respective chills. Because I am Old and Tired and just wanna read my filth in peace D:

Re: Old School Headcount

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 06:17 am (UTC)(link)
Ah. I hadn't seen that on this meme so I figured your comment had something to do with the minor oops that started the thread which lead to this hello-thread being created.

Most people on Earth need to find their chills. I hope you get your peace.

Re: Old School Headcount

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 06:21 am (UTC)(link)
Alli again

If you are one month older than Ezra and /Ancient/ then I am positively /Pre-historic/ :P

I sorta fell out of the fandom with the great LJ purge, hung onto a few blogs and have picked up a few newer ones since but I never really made the full transition to Tumblr. The Tumblr ship and kink police have always irked me; I'm a dumpster dweller of the Hydra Trash Meme (not sure if you ever played in the Marvel waters; feels like a lot of us HP nerds ended up there), so me and Tumblr have a complicated relationship. I do get so nostalgic though every time I go on an HP fic binge - I'll find one that I loved the hell out of in high school and feel like such an old lady.
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Re: Old School Headcount

[personal profile] j_gabrielle 2016-12-03 07:23 am (UTC)(link)
Old School Potter fan. Ravenclaw. Was part of the Pottermore Beta.

At the risk of stirring up trouble, who here remembers the Cassandra Clare Debacle.

Re: Old School Headcount

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 07:46 am (UTC)(link)
I've heard the name - and I know about how she switched to publishing her revamped stuff as original fiction which kind of gets teh "Eyebrow of Disapproval" from me... except that I am reworking a 99% original stuff fic I'd written erm, about a decade ago (?!??!). I never read her work but neither the fanfic descriptions nor the 'original' fiction descriptions sounded exaclty ...good to me. This is the Anon who started the discussions off, btw. I don't have a dreamwidth account. Must think of something to call myself.
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Re: Old School Headcount

[personal profile] j_gabrielle 2016-12-03 08:18 am (UTC)(link)
That's one thing. But like, the thing that still sits like bad tea for me is how she was a BNF in the 2000s and she would hound and harass people who didn't agree with her. Self-plagiarism to a certain degree is like, whatever. We all do it in some form or another. But when it is done repeatedly and without shame... *eyebrow of disapproval* But Hi :) It's nice to meet you.

Re: Old School Headcount

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 08:46 am (UTC)(link)
I knew she plagerised other people, but harassing people? I did not know that. *epic eyebrow of disapproval* Of course, I tended to stay well out of non-anonymous interacting with the fandom unless I was replying to commenters on my own fics. Speaking of which, I haven't taken them down yet so I might as well use the name I wrote them under. It's better than Anon, anyway. Hi. I'm Theta.
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Re: Old School Headcount

[personal profile] j_gabrielle 2016-12-03 08:54 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah. It was a big thing that has since been buried and forgotten. A fair few people like Cara McGee who does the fandom teas and what not have publically said that they do not support her for the things she has done to others. There are some people who have complied the receipts and one of them is here (http://alli6.tumblr.com/post/47193982199/cassandra-clare-and-things-you-probably-dont-know) though I am sure there are more than that.

Haha... Hi Theta, I'm Gabrielle. I only went non-anonymous because the Mod didn't pose any restrictions on being anonymous or not.

Re: Old School Headcount

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 09:03 am (UTC)(link)
*whistles* Holy sh*t.

Nice to meet you Gabrielle. *waves*

Questions About Canon

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 09:04 am (UTC)(link)
I figured it couldn't hurt to have a thread for random questions about the canon for those who can't find answerrs and are hoping their fellow "anons" (and not so anons) knew. Mostly because I have a question.

Does anyone know if the Niffler has a canon name and/or gender?
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Re: Old School Headcount

[personal profile] j_gabrielle 2016-12-03 12:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey Hey :) Is it me or does it feel a bit weird seeing all the youngbloods? Not in the 'get off my lawn' kind of way. But the 'oh wow look how far we have come and how much we have achieved as a fandom' kind of way? Like, on one hand I feel like a lot of fandom norms and cultures we were probably used to have been supplanted with new norms and cultures, and while that's nothing wrong or weird, it does make me step back and look around me and think, 'huh'. Or is this just me?

Re: Old School Headcount

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 03:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Old school potter fan, but I was always a lurker in the english side of the fandom, although I wrote some stuff in my first language.
Slytherin, although I had a identity crisis after making 3 accounts on beta and only two of them put me on Slytherin, the other one put me on Gryffindor.

Re: Questions About Canon

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 06:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Don't think a Canon name was mentioned but I think he's a he?

Re: Old School Headcount

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 07:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Also an old school Ravenclaw here - and boy do I ever remember watching that fall out. It was quite the thing. To be honest it kept me from even thinking about writing for fandom back then.

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