September 19th, 2006

spuffy, nochosen, chosen

Goodbye Randy and Joan - The Death Of Fandom.

Have you noticed that when one of your interests is no longer listed by five (Edit: fewer?) other lj'ers it loses its link? Usually you can click on any interest in your list and see all the lj citizens who are also interested. A healthy interests list is pulsing with blue underliny energy. But when something is fading away and writers have all moved on to newer and shinier things like "Studio 69" or whatever your interests just turn from blue to black and lose their underlines and magic links.

Fandom rot and death crawls up you like gangrene and before you know it...

Well, this week my "randy/joan" interest was delinked. There is finally just no one interested in the quirky mismatched superheroes with their spikes and their Peel-Steedish banter.

JOAN You're a vampire!

RANDY How can you say — I? Me? A vampire? No.

JOAN Check the lumpies ... and the teeth.


JOAN I kill your kind.

RANDY And I bite yours. So how come I don't want to bite you? And why am I fighting other vampires? I must be a noble vampire — a good guy, on a mission of redemption. I help the hopeless. I'm a vampire with a soul.

JOAN A vampire with a soul? Oh my god, how lame is that?

Goodbye, Randy and Joan.


In other business, my one shot Stupid Vampire recieved a Love's Last Glimpse Judge's Choice award this Summer. I think that means the judges liked it but not enough to give it a category award. Thanks to the judges and nominator. I haven't figured out how to include any pictures with these entries, though, so you'll have to take my word for it that the plaque is very pretty.