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

[ SECRET POST #3721 ]

⌈ Secret Post #3721 ⌋

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(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.