somuchbetterthanthat replied to your post: Aaaaand the cycle of Les Mis fandom w…

Can I ask what happened? Because I must be following the right blogs and i’ve seen no wanks at all in les mis fandom those days?

I missed most of it and this is me showing up fifteen minutes late with Starbucks, but AFAIK the highlights version is “voksen packs up shop and quits the fandom after an extended campaign of badmouthing and harassment from anons on sadfrenchpeople, literally everyone else in the fandom goes ‘what the actual fuck why would you people do that,’ SFP implodes amidst general disgust and rises from the ashes as a new anon meme with heavier modding and a ban on ad-hominem wank.”

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Aaaaand the cycle of Les Mis fandom wank completes another revolution. (That’s X times as many completed revolutions as Les Amis! Where X = DIVIDE_BY_ZERO_ERROR.) I don’t think I’ve ever seen the nastiness be this one-sided, though, so… congratulations on the milestone? I don’t even know what I can say, since I missed the entire thing and haven’t been around for a while, except that between her fic and her contributions to fandom infrastructure like exchanges and the Pinboard, voksen has been one of the pillars of the post-movie fandom from the get-go. Seeing her driven out by senseless grudgewank over nothing at all is really sad. And good riddance to the self-reinforcing Cult of Mean over at SFP—it was one thing when it was just a pit of wank and a release valve for people’s frustrations, but mandatory gratuitous shitting at all times is just as meaningless and artificial as Cult of Nice, produces nothing of value, and causes actual damage. Like. The fuck did you guys think was going to happen?

courfius:

courfius:

GUYS

I HAVE A STORY TO TELL

SO YOU KNOW HOW I MADE THIS POST WONDERING IF THE DALLAS THEATER CENTER KNEW THE IMPACT THEIR PRODUCTION OF LES MIS WAS MAKING ON FANS OF LES MIS EVERYWHERE

AND THEN WROTE A LETTER TO THEM EXPLAINING THE IMPACT THEIR PRODUCTION OF LES MIS WAS MAKING ON FANS OF LES MIS EVERYWHERE AND THEY PUT IT ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE

AND SOMEONE COMMENTED “Bah to DVD. Somebody fly her down this week?”

WELL,

THEY’RE FLYING ME DOWN

THIS WEEK

THE DALLAS THEATER CENTER IS PAYING FOR MY AIRFARE AND HOTEL STAY AND SHOW TICKETS AND EVERYTHING AND I’M SEEING THE CLOSING SHOW

I AM JUST

HOLY FUCK

HOLY FUCK

HOLY FUCK

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(via pilferingapples)

maedhrys:


God is behind everything, but everything hides God. Things are black; creatures are opaque. To love a being is to render it transparent.

Victor Hugo’s draft of Les Miserables.

maedhrys:

God is behind everything, but everything hides God. Things are black; creatures are opaque. To love a being is to render it transparent.

Victor Hugo’s draft of Les Miserables.

(via bhaer)