|ext_1235 (thefourthvine.livejournal.com) wrote in thefourthvine,|
These are fascinating posts; I'm really enjoying them.
and vidders, who are, in fact, mostly just other fans! - seem more ... accessible ... than I think they do to many fans.
I'm glad. Because, really, I don't quite know why vidder-phobia is so rampant in fandom; I mean, I had quite the case of it, but I don't know where I picked it up. Vidders are some of the nicest fans I know, and I know a really surprisingly large number of nice fans.
And I've considered various theories. Like, maybe it's because the FF people are so horrendously verbal that they interpret anything that isn't a gushing torrent of adjectives as stand-off-ishness? But - no. Because, apart from anything else, most vidders are horrendously verbal, too, and at least half of them are very talented writers. And they have LJs like anyone else in these parts - I mean, you can cruise by their LJs and read all the same dorky stuff that the rest of us post. (Woe! Sex! Cookies! [Character of choice] hot! Job! Bored! Pets! [Canon of choice] YAY!)
Or maybe it's because they have mystic skills we Wot Not Of? But I don't think so. I can think of lots of writers who have talents I Wot Not Of, but I'm not afraid of them. And I sure don't, like, picture any of them as the gorgeous stranger in the perfectly cut red dress and the devastatingly hot accent and the vial of poison concealed in her cleavage. (Although I'm sure going to try now, you betcha.)
you really ought to try coming to Vividcon one year. I think you would absolutely love it!
The thing is, there's two cons I always briefly consider going to (and then sanity returns), and Vividcon is the one I think about the hardest, even though Escapade is my best fit, con-wise. There's panels! There's shows! And, frankly, that's where about half of all the vid talk seems to happen in any given year, and a lot of it cannot be easily duplicated online (and won't be). I have thinky thoughts! I want to know what other people are thinking on those topics! But - OMG CON NO.
So what I want, I've decided, is to attend VVC, but be invisible.
That would be so cool.