soooo many asks, haha.
haha, okay, I’m sorry, but this a huge misconception! I’m not sure where the rumor arose, but I found the thread in question and will c/p my comment on it:
I think you guys are misinterpreting an interview that I did with io9’s “We Come From the Future" a few weeks ago! It’s about fandom wank generally, and it touched on Harry Potter fandom wank several times but in no way mentioned Cassandra Claire.
My entire history with Cassie, and the mysterious job loss that happened shortly after it, is well-documented. I have nothing more to add to it. I will say that when I wrote about the Mortal Instruments for the Daily Dot, they didn’t care what my history with her was, as long as it didn’t prevent me reporting on her fandom objectively, which it doesn’t. So that’s that. :)
I don’t really have anything else to say that i haven’t said in my previous post on the subject (linked above), which contains all the details. I reblogged the earlier post to show my support and help publicize a story that needs to be told, not to volunteer myself as a spokesperson. I’ve already said all I can say; my story is out there and anyone is free to share it. But I hope that I never ever have anything new to add to it, and I definitely don’t want to invite her attention.
But, as always, I really greatly appreciate your support, and the support of my longtime friends in the HP fandom <3, and of course the support of ONTD!
okay, more asks below the cut!
thank you <33333
really it’s over and done with and everything turned out just fine. :)
<33333 I LOVE THAT POST! harry/draco fandom still throws the best parties i’ve ever been to. <3333333 i am glad i unlocked it and happy you enjoyed it.
I LOVE YOU TOO <333333 THANK YOU *HUG HUG HUG*
yessssss, for me too, nonny! I loved Insearchtion, i learned so much from it, and everyone did such an amazing job. I wish I’d had more time to spare for Inceptiversary but it, too, was fabulous. I love this fandom with all my heart. <3
I’ve been having a rough, weird week, and I saved answering this til I knew it would be reassuring and kind and sink in when I needed to hear it most. Thank you. I appreciate this more than I can say. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Thank you!!!! <3333 I’m so happy to see how excited people are about The Shipping News and how welcoming everyone has been over at AE! I’m happy we’re able to talk about problematic tropes and things like queer fetishization while still repping for all the non-cis/straight identities in fandom and doing things like calling out problematic ways of writing women in slashfic. I just am really happy with how it’s going and I think all of my fellow columnists—Adri, Catherine, Yvonne, and Hannah—are fabulous. So thank you for reading! And for the very kind words. <33333
haha i love you worried-about-sterek!anon. I think that i’ve been in a few fandoms where the ship i loved was in the absolute minority if not nonexistent. Actually in Prince of Tennis fandom, i had to work my ass off to get people to ship my ship, haha, because it was dead. It took me about six months of dedicated hard work and effort and constant encouragement/feedback/hosting fic challenges/uploading canon material/getting the word out about how awesome my ship was before we actually revived it, because a previous ship war had just driven all the shippers of my favorite pairing into the farflung corners of fandom, so we had to lure them back out with the fannish equivalent of wine, dancing, and song! But it worked! And when I left the fandom that ship was still going strong. :) So it’s definitely not the first time—just maybe the *biggest* time. Though in Inception fandom, too, lots of people complain that there’s no room for ships other than Arthur/Eames, but that’s not really true; you just have to dig a little harder for them. :)
Well, since I’ve accidentally waited 3 weeks to answer this, we’ve now since done 3 eps! :D (We took 3 weeks off accidentally). And if I may say so, they were three very awesome eps. :D :D :D Thank you for listening and wanting more of them! And uh i’m sorry that we accidentally killed this week’s broadcast and had to start over again. and by “we” i mean “me.” Yep. A++++ self.
omg omg please no that is okay I WILL JUST TAKE THIS, THIS IS FINE! <3 haha, hiiiiii?
haha, poor Cole Strouse, he was just trying to BE A CHAMELEON!!!!! :D like robert downey, jr, but with less drug problems and also on Tumblr! :D
well let’s say they both are probably equally well-intentioned and equally capable of garnering loads of support from people who don’t know all the facts, and leave it at that.
omg i want to discuss it with you, too! what a brilliant and flawed film. i haven’t seen it in ages, either. but it’s such a perfect representation of the moment it was made in, in so many ways. I think the *point* may be that you’re not supposed to know if you love it or hate it, because if Holly Golightly, of all people, doesn’t know, how can we? And I think, yes, the racism and the heteronormativity are awful, but they also sharpen the whole meta point about how EVERYTHING IS AWFUL. ugh breakfast at tiffany’s, i haven’t thought of you in too long. COME WATCH IT WITH ME. :D