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You know you've been around fandom too long when...

May 25th, 2007 (02:11 pm)

...you think a Scottish aristocrat in London in 1688 is referring to "All our shippers who Arrive from Holland..." before realising that the 'h' in 'shipper' is actually a 'k', which makes more sense...

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Posted by: zephyr (vescoiya)
Posted at: May 25th, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC)

congratulations, you just made my day with that one.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: May 25th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)

Thank you! :)

Posted by: Kat (killalla)
Posted at: May 25th, 2007 02:29 pm (UTC)
Richardson as Holmes

Don't knock it, man, the Dutch are totally into fandom!

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: May 25th, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)

Probably looking for James II/William III opportunities, was the next thought that drifted into my head...

Posted by: wellinghall (wellinghall)
Posted at: May 25th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC)

I think I must be missing something here.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: May 25th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)

Maybe I should have headed it "You know you've had too many conversations about the predominance of slash in fan fiction when..."

Posted by: wellinghall (wellinghall)
Posted at: May 25th, 2007 02:57 pm (UTC)

Oh, I see. (Well, sort of).

Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: May 25th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
Outsider

That's cheered me up no end. And to think only a year ago I was only vaguely aware of shipping.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: May 25th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)

It has to be good for something - glad it's cheered you up. It's a rather poignant letter, actually, between two brothers who are both ministers of James VII and II in the Scottish administration, but one based in Edinburgh, one in London, and they have next to no idea of what is about to befall them. Exile has not yet become a prospect, and yet one of them would be in France in a matter of weeks, and the other under house arrest in Perthshire.

Posted by: ms_rebecca_riot (ms_rebecca_riot)
Posted at: May 26th, 2007 06:57 am (UTC)
pic#56767988

ah the tragic dramas of history.

Ha. The sk/hipping. Yes, I think I've only recently worked out that its short for relationship, rather than a bizarre boat metaphor for sex- oh heck, maybe tis....(runs away)

Posted by: Penny Paperbrain (pennypaperbrain)
Posted at: May 25th, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)

It's fandom, fluffy, but not as you used to know it!

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: May 25th, 2007 11:43 pm (UTC)
arthurelaineletr

It was always there, just surreptitiously out of my field of vision.

Posted by: rustica (rustica)
Posted at: May 25th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)

You've been morally corrupted :)

And there's no such thing as being around fandom too long!

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: May 25th, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC)

No doubt. I used to pride myself on my wholesome image; now I've been swept along on a tide of filth... ;)

Posted by: rustica (rustica)
Posted at: May 27th, 2007 11:24 am (UTC)

"a tide of filth... "

Really? Where? :)