I'm a long-time geek fangirl. Started with my love of Starsky & Hutch in the 70's, grew with The Hardy Boys, and all things Star Wars. On to much television, movies, books, comics, etc.
I write too. Some slash, mostly Starsky & Hutch and Supernatural. You can find those on my AO3 page
sooooo, I *may* have started watching Arrow last night. I got to the eppy with John Barrowman and freaked out a little bit because he’s clearly a bad guy and I don’t think I can handle that.
YES. This is a major part of why I have such a huge problem with fanfic writers filing the serial numbers off of their fics and then trying to get and/or actually getting them published. (The other major part is that I firmly believe that if you can file off the serial numbers and your fic still works severed from the source material, you are doing fanfic wrong because by definition fanfic requires the source material that inspires it - even AU fanfic.)
This is why when I see fanfic authors whose work I enjoy freely admit that they’re going to file the serial numbers off of a fic of theirs and try to publish it, I get incredibly disappointed in them. It genuinely sours me on them as a fic writer and as a member of fandom, because it pains me to know that they either don’t understand or don’t care that actions like that can be genuinely harmful to the fandom community.(via surrexi)