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I decided to stop OCDing about the Secret Santa fics posted in November when I realized half of them weren't going to be posted until January anyway.

The reason I suggest writing only 300-500 words is because I know December is a busy month. 300-500 words seems like something you could knock out in some downtime. But if you know you're going to be too busy with school and travel, then DON'T SIGN UP.

I'm half-thinking about taking on a co-mod, or even giving the place over to someone else completely and just staying on as a "founder" mod. So little happens in there that there's not much to do, but then stuff like this annoys the crap out of me. And I'm tired of trying to come up with ways to get more than 3% participation.

Part of it, too, though, is that I'm pretty much over writing for this fandom. I've been in it for over seven years, and I'm just... wanting to obsess over something else now, even if it's something else that no one I know is into. At least to me it's fresh, whereas CCS has gotten incredibly stale. I need to put it away for a while.

Current Mood: frustrated frustrated
Current Music: misery--soul asylum

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From: dropsofviolet Date: January 4th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Honestly, in any case, there's no reason for someone to freak out over a giftfic. That's pretty lame.

I've been in the fandom for about 7 years now too (wrote my first fic at 14 lol), and sometimes I have to step away for a while (thus current obsession with Professor Layton). It's just something I always come back to in the end. But do what's healthy for you.

If you do end up needing a co-mod... *cough*
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: January 4th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll come back to it at some point, but I basically needed to give myself permission to step back. I had to remind myself that it's a hobby, and if it's not fun, then don't do it.

I don't know if I'm just in a crabby mood (entirely possible) or if I really am serious about getting another mod, but you'll be at the top of my list if I make an official decision.
From: dropsofviolet Date: January 5th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's right, it's a hobby. There's too much butthurt in fandom sometimes because people forget that.

All right, no worries~~
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: January 4th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're right, that is a long time. I've been in the CCS fandom for about that long as well but have not invested in it as much as you have.

I have the feeling you wouldn't want me throwing new fandoms at you, so let me know when you find something new and refreshing.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: January 4th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I've got something. And though what I've written for it so far isn't good or insightful, at least it's got me writing.
umilingual From: umilingual Date: January 4th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do what you need to do hon. *hug* If you do take on a co-mod, I think rhap-chan (who I see is happily volunteering, heh) would be a good choice. :) I'd offer, but I don't want to volunteer something I can't follow through with; I could be a deputy of sorts if you wanted me to, occasionally backing up your co-mod and smacking people around enforcing rules or whatnot, but leave her with most of the running of things. I think I've alienated more people than she has, heh, so I don't see myself being a good first choice even if I could make the commitment.

I think the CCS fandom has its cycles, like many long-running/older ones, as people discover it, fall away from it, and rediscover it. I haven't watched it in a long time, so perhaps I should go back and do that. I personally go through phases too, and not only am I in a non-fandom phase, I'm kind of in a non-writing phase altogether. I really hope I kick it soon, because my last one ran for five years. :( But I can't seem to find anything to inspire to the point where I move beyond fan to wanting to write for it; there's really only been two fandoms that have done that for me at all, no matter how much I love some of the others. I still need to get that one you've been raving about, and maybe that'll help a little.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: January 4th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really did appreciate you stepping in for me back when I was out of the country. ^_^

Yeah, like anything, it's a cycle. I haven't even wanted to watch it again. I've just got a seven-year fandom itch. Some time away is in order.

I'd love to write for some other things, like Buffy, but the problem there is I'm a character person, not a mythology person, and the idea of writing Buffy fic without some sort of mythology/plot to it seems kinda pointless, even if I could come up with something to write in the first place. The thing that interested me least about CCS was the magic aspect, but at least there were enough other characters to focus on without having to worry about bringing magic/mythology into it.
chrysalisdreams From: chrysalisdreams Date: January 7th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
First of all, thank you for continuing to mod and keep the community alive and active. I checked back recently and I was impressed. There is still nothing else like it. I'm here because I was just going to write you a message, then noticed this post.

There is a lot of flailing right now about LJ cutting jobs and that got me thinking about what was worth saving. I could care less about my personal LJ, except for some discussion in comments. TsukimineShrine, however, has had some short fic and discussions that would be completely lost as an accumulated whole. LJ Book and LJ Archive are both swamped right now, but would you consider using something like one of those to archive the community posts and threads?

It's too bad that we couldn't do a LuLu printed book because that comes to close to someone making money off of the fanfic.

mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: January 7th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for your comments. I'll admit, I'm not in it for the glory, but it is nice once in a while to hear that someone appreciates having this comm. For all the members/watchers we have, participation is really low, and sometimes I feel like it's not worth keeping up. I'm glad to know there are people still reading.

I should back it up or archive it at some point. I haven't, but I should. And I'd suggest saving any particular stories or posts you want yourself, too.
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