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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-03-12 03:52 pm

[ SECRET POST #3721 ]

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karmic justice

(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 04:06 am (UTC)(link)
OMG I didn't even know this is a thing. This is so karmic justice for the ACDers who bitched about Ritchie Holmes fans charging in and mucking up their pretty 'verse.

I am laughing so hard rn.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 05:39 am (UTC)(link)
Well, you're charming, aren't you? Maybe it was attitudes like yours that pissed them off more.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 05:59 am (UTC)(link)
It is possible to not contribute to the wank and still feel anger at what you see, you know? I was just a lurker.

Possibly you don't recall what the ACD fandom was like back then. This was LJ (pre-tumblr) days. ACD fandom was absolutely cruel to SH09 fans. SH09 ended up having to make explicitly Ritchie comms for most of their Holmes stuff to satisfy the other Holmes fans' need for purity. They were all THE BARBARIANS ARE AT THE GATE!! KILL KILL KILL. Jeremy Brett or die!!

It was pretty ugly.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 06:41 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, no. RDJ Holmes took over all the comms until BBC Sherlock came along. It was the ACD Holmes fans that had to find somewhere else. Cox & Co. in particular was opened up to the new adaptations by the mods and the canon fans were flooded out.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 07:12 am (UTC)(link)
Explain how fans can be "flooded out"? Like there's no posting space left? LJ can't squeeze out one single more byte.

And yet now Cox&Co has all Holmes incarnations co-exiting. Because tags. Because notifications. Because filtering. Tools are there for a reason.

But the other ACD comms started making explicit rules about no Ritchie-verse (and when BBC started, no, BBC.) Because gatekeeping makes people feel precious.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 08:04 am (UTC)(link)
Personally, I feel like you're both a bit right. On the one hand, it's definitely true that some of the ACD fans can be pretentious kill-joy snobs. It's also true that fannish space is basically unlimited and filter tags exist for a reason.

That said, I can understand how it could be really frustrating for ACD fans, when a remake that isn't particularly true to the original comes along and instantly attracts a fandom ten times bigger (in terms of volume of fanworks being produced) than the original. And then, right on the heels of that, another remake comes along - this one even less true to the original - and instantly attracts a fandom a hundred times bigger than the original. And now the original fandom is expected to coexist in a shared space with these giant new fandoms flooding through and constantly dwarfing it. I can see how that would be really frustrating, and I say that as someone who's been hugely in the BBC Sherlock fandom for five years, really likes the first Ritchie movie, and could honestly take or leave the original ACD stories.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 06:39 pm (UTC)(link)
It's really funny that you think ACD fans - who have existed since the publication of the stories in the late 1800s and are one of the oldest still-active fandoms today - were "flooded out" anywhere. LOL! They were going strong when fandom communication was done by letters through the post. I don't think they're going anywhere. ;)