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February 25th, 2006 (02:27 pm)

I'm going to friends lock my journal soon. Just giving a heads up to anyone who might be reading Blue.

I know this is just weird and wanky of me; I don't regret writing Blue, but it's making me itch being out there. I'm very strange that way. I'm an intensely private person and no one in real life knows I write, or that I even remotely dabble in fanfic. This would likely horrify some of them, and while I don't particularly give a rat's ass what people think of me, I do try to keep my life as simple as possible. I know there is little chance that friends or family would find this diary, but OMG, how many times have I comforted myself with similar words and OMGWTFBBQ!!??!! someone is knee-deep into my sekrit fannish life.

Sigh. I'm a git. Ignore me.

eta: if you still want to read Blue just let me know and I'll friend you so you can see the posts.

eta X 2: If you want me to friend you to read any of the stories on my journal, please friend me first. That way I just have to friend you back.

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Posted by: taramonk (taramonk)
Posted at: February 25th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
Young Ones

*sighs in relief to know I'm flisted*

My "sekrit" fannish life is not so secret, but there are definitely peeps out there that would not understand, or appreciate this side of me. I doubt any of them will accidentally stumble, but there is always that chance.

The people in my daily life know, and just shake their heads at the fan-girl. And then tell me that they like my stories. I have nice people. :)

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 12:40 am (UTC)

No one in my family knows I write. I am nothing like my brother or sister or mother. My mother has said that she got the wrong baby in the hospital. Considering some of my siblings' views on things, I consider that a supreme compliment. Somewhere out there, there is a hippie couple trying to figure out why they have a redneck child. :P

Posted by: Jennifer (jennycarolyn)
Posted at: February 25th, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC)

No worries. I totally understand that paranoia. Several of my real life friends know about my LJ so there are all kinds of filters for fandom and such. It's exhausting sometimes trying to remember who can see what. :-)

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 12:41 am (UTC)

Yep. I could do filters, but my brain would likely explode if I had to keep up with one more thing.

Posted by: Kari (meinterrupted)
Posted at: February 25th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
firefly - jayne guitar

Yeah. My roommate and several RL friends are on my flist, and they roll their eyes at my fannishness. (But then again, they used to read FictionLyn's *NSync fic, so I think I win with the fake people fiction.) I'm honestly more worried that someone's going to stumble on my musings about real people than those about fandom, which is why I'm going through all 735(omgwtfbbq?) entries and locking the real life stuff.

Though I will say that it's pretty hard to figure out who you are from your journal. You could always make a seperate RL journal and if anyone ever suspects you can point to it and say "Look! That's my journal! Nothing incriminating at all." ^_^

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 12:42 am (UTC)

I mentioned to a friend once, in a very gushy voice, that she had to watch Firefly because it was the best thing on. She couldn't watch it because it came on Friday nights and that was club night and she couldn't figure out how to set the VCR.

Posted by: aesthetic junkie (aestheticjunkie)
Posted at: February 25th, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC)
It's me, stompysara. . .

Hi, this is stompysara (who is part of your flist). I've created a new journal for the same reasons you stated above. While my boyfriend and some of my family know I write, they don't really know _what_ I write, and for now I'd like to keep it that way. I password-lock all my stories since I live w/my boyfriend, and I realized that too many ppl in RL know me as stompysara to keep using it on lj for fandom-stuff.

Can you friend me with this new username? Thanks!

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 12:43 am (UTC)
Re: It's me, stompysara. . .

Thou art friended. :)

Posted by: aesthetic junkie (aestheticjunkie)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 06:22 am (UTC)
Re: It's me, stompysara. . .

Posted by: crazywriterchic (crazywriterchic)
Posted at: February 25th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)

You are very strange, but I understand.

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 12:44 am (UTC)

I know, I know. I just can't help it. Work people or friends finding my writing would send me into therapy.

Posted by: Amanda (wolviesrogue)
Posted at: February 25th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)

I can totally understand where you are coming from,not one single person i know reads fanfic apart from me,i doubt they even know what it is.Could i possibly friend you as i enjoyed Blue so much and would appreciate the chance to enjoy more of your creativity.

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 12:44 am (UTC)

Absolutely. I'll probably lock my diary down in the coming week. I may already have you friended.

Posted by: Amanda (wolviesrogue)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC)

Posted by: NIKI JANE. (nikiness)
Posted at: February 25th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
jayne: space cowboy

I'm lucky that both of my best friends read/write fan fiction. In fact, we've collaborated several times.

But I'm still wary of other people (and a certain boy) finding my fic. My entire family and all of my friends know that I write original fiction, but very few have any idea about how much of a fangirl I really am. (Although I think my Adam Baldwin obsession is beginning to become obvious. Hmmm.) But then again, very few of them have read my original fiction either. I'm so insecure when it comes to my writing. I can let complete strangers read whatever they want but when it comes to people i care about, I panic.

That's why I have a seperate journal for Real Life(tm) type stuff. Just to avoid having my fannish friends and my offline friends cross paths.

*hopes she'll remain friendslisted*

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 12:46 am (UTC)

OMG! Twins, possibly separated at birth! I can let a total stranger read something I write, but someone I know reading makes me shudder and think about puking. If I have to watch them read it, there may be actual puke involved.

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Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)

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Posted by: taramonk (taramonk)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 01:20 am (UTC)

That's why you have us. Er, virtually, anyway. :)

Posted by: Amanda (wolviesrogue)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 01:24 am (UTC)

Posted by: Amanda (wolviesrogue)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)

Posted by: Debra (dubbage42)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Bridget (brimac13)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 02:12 am (UTC)
Firefly: Rayne

It's nice to know I'm already friended...

My family--well, my parents, anyhow--know about my "sekrit fannish life", but that's just because they needed an explanation for why I'm glued to my computer screen half the time. I do understand what you mean about being a little skittish about non-online friends finding out about the SFL, I am too sometimes. But--and I'm not being a kiss-ass here--you write so amazingly well that it's practically criminal that nobody in your real life knows you write.

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 07:55 pm (UTC)

I really thank you for such a wonderful compliment. I just like to write and don't see anything special about it. I don't have the self-confidence to hand something of mine to a RL friend and let them read it. Ugh. No way. I've got notebooks of stories that I'll never share, which is just fine with me.

Posted by: amise (amise)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)

Please friend me! Really want to re-read Never Saw Blue, but I'm not sure I have the time right now.

I also really want to read more of your work.

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 07:55 pm (UTC)

You are friended. :)

Posted by: The Once and Future Kiki (greta_garbo)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 04:34 am (UTC)

I get that. Nobody in my RL is allowed to read my fanfic EVER. The only thing I let them read is my Lost/Twin Peaks crossover, and that's only because it's so insanely dumb that I don't think anyone would ever think anything other than, "Oh, Katie's made something stupid. What's new?".

I am re-reading the story, though, so I would totally love it if you would friend me.

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC)

You are friended. I really really understand the need to have a secret life. I think that's what makes us all a little interesting, that it's not what we know about each other, but what we don't know. :)

Posted by: stormwolf_dawn7 (stormwolf_dawn7)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 07:27 am (UTC)
merc

Please add me to friends, I love Blue and I love re reading good stories.

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC)

You are friended. Thanks for reading and enjoying enough to read it again. :)

Posted by: Di (dutch2di4)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 07:59 am (UTC)
Hello there...

Hey, I found your writing through the Rayne_Shippers and I love it. I totally understand the secrecy thing, my friends constantly tease me about my firefly obsession. I wanted to request a "friending" so that I can keep up with your writing. Thanks.

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 07:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Hello there...

I've got you friended. :) Thank you for reading and for encouraging me. I'm feeling antsy again, like I need to write, but I gotta work the plot out and hope that I make it something someone else has already written.

Posted by: quarter mile, bunch of horses & some gasoline (calijirl5150)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 10:51 am (UTC)

Hezmana - I can just quote :!!dutch2di4

Hey, I found your writing through the Rayne_Shippers and I love it. I totally understand the secrecy thing, my friends constantly tease me about my firefly obsession. I wanted to request a "friending" so that I can keep up with your writing. Thanks

Dude said eveything I wanted to say LOL, Friend plrae, I'm totally enjoying your fic & your LJ. I like your wit it always makes me smil :)

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 07:59 pm (UTC)

:) Heee. thanks. I friended you. I'm snarky by nature, so it just sorta shows up in whatever I write. I like the sweet and the sour.

Posted by: Debra (dubbage42)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
fangirl

I dashed off to make sure, but I am already friended (and I'm glad!!)

Deb

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC)

I friended you a while back. :) I'm glad you're still here reading.

Posted by: momin8r (momin8r)
Posted at: February 27th, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)

Hi, I want to be flisted, but i don't know how!! kind of ignorant to the workings of lj. let me know...k thanks! TTFN :)

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 27th, 2006 03:34 am (UTC)

I friended you. You'll be able to see my locked posts.

Posted by: momin8r (momin8r)
Posted at: February 27th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)

Posted by: winkingannie (winkingannie)
Posted at: February 27th, 2006 04:59 am (UTC)

I totally understand your pov. That's why I never post my fics on my lj, only on communities or other websites. Even so, I'm still paranoid one of my real life friends will find something I write or see what I've been reading. Which is why I don't 'friends' any of the authors I regularly read (like you), I just bookmark. I like to pretend I'm sneaky that way...

Please friend me so I can re-read Blue and read anything new you might decide to post. Thanks!

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 27th, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC)

I'd post it on other website, only I know that after some time has passed, I'll get all weirded out about it being there and then I have no way of pulling it. At least on this LJ I can lock it down or pull it if the panic sets it.

Posted by: Alexis (forgotten_muse3)
Posted at: February 27th, 2006 07:01 am (UTC)

I know I never give any feedback (which will change promise!) Please friend me.

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 27th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)

Thank you. I've friended you.

Posted by: frickineddie (frickineddie)
Posted at: February 27th, 2006 07:37 am (UTC)

I would like to be friended as well please. I have a feeling I'll be back more than once to re-read Never Saw Blue.

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 27th, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC)

I've friended you. :)

Posted by: frickineddie (frickineddie)
Posted at: February 27th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)

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Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 27th, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC)

This is more my hang up than my friends. My family would not get it. Period. Although, given how much I read and have always read, you'd think this would be a natural progression. :P Not so much.

I've friended you and I think you for your lovely and encouraging comments. :)

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 27th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Unanon (unanon)
Posted at: February 27th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
did we get lost?

*nods* I can understand the need for f-lock. :D

I hope you stick around LJ though, because I have the feeling I'm going to like to read your entries, fic or no fic. Just...FYI.

Posted by: JA (justaimee)
Posted at: February 28th, 2006 12:31 am (UTC)

Hey, I never use my lj account, in fact cringe at the whining from a couple of years ago that it contains, but I'm loving the fiction (so hard to find good River/Jayne!), so it'd be great if you'd friend me. :)

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 28th, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC)

I friend you. Thank you for reading and commenting. :)

Posted by: physicalplays (physicalplays)
Posted at: February 28th, 2006 12:04 pm (UTC)
add me please

I love your stories, I stumbled across your lj searching for Rayne fics. I had to sign up for a lj so that I could be added to your list. Please friend me.

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: February 28th, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
Re: add me please

Wow, that's fandom! :) I friended you. Thank you for reading and commenting!

Posted by: Coziness (the_prophecy69)
Posted at: March 3rd, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)

Please friend me, I really love this story and I know I will need/want to read it again a couple of times...

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: March 4th, 2006 04:24 am (UTC)

Oh, hey! I friended you. :)

Posted by: Coziness (the_prophecy69)
Posted at: March 5th, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: March 6th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)

Posted by: paintedinsanity (paintedinsanity)
Posted at: March 5th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)

Friend me? I adore your story and I know I'm going to want to read it over and over again... Thanks!

Posted by: Ginger Snap (earthwhatwere)
Posted at: March 5th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)

You are friended. Thank you. :)

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