I have a... shall we say strained relationship with the rest of the TMNT fandom. Ever since creating turtlecest
I've gotten mixed feedback from the older members of the fandom, ones that have been posting together for years. Granted I wrote and posted turtleslash back in the year 2001, but since I never socialized with the fandom I'm not really considered a part of it.
Creating turtlecest caused some riffs for certain. There is tension between the "old" fans and the slashers, I feel it very well, and have posted about it before. I have tried my best to stick by my guns. But in doing so I'm afraid I might have become elitest myself... but I wonder if this is a bad thing?
Point in case... Stealthy Stores, a tmnt fanfic website run by a male fan who is anti-slash, who contains a high population of passive/agressive anti-turtlecest fans who like to vent about how horrible slash is (also discussed in previous entries), are having a contest.
This would be fine, as it doesn't effect my life any... most of my favorite fics will not be nominated and I don't particularly care, as what the rest of the turtle fandom does is none of my concern.
UNTIL... until they start posting to my community telling the members of my community about the contest.
Here is a link to it: http://community.livejournal.com/turtlecest/244618.html
The post reads:The Nominations Window for the 2007 TMNT Adult Fan Fiction Awards is now open. It will close Midnight, Sunday 3rd of February 2008.
For more information the rules post is located here on the LJ community TMNT_Adult and also here on Stealthy Stories: NFU
Note: participation in this competition (both nomination submissions and voting) is restricted to members of these two sites. However, stories posted anywhere online during 2007 that are rated 'M' or higher are eligible to be nominated.
My reply to this was as follows:I appreciate your posting of these contests to our group, however the fact that the voting is restricted to members of your group makes this off topic and spam.
If the rest of the fandom wishes members of turtlecest to vote in their contests then make it so they can do so without having to join up to a certain website or group. If that's not possible than I'll be deleting this post within the next 24 hours. I feel it is elitest and unfair.
On that note perhaps this community can have an open vote turtlecest awards or something to make up for it.
Thank you for your time.
So there you have it. Most people may find my decision to be out of line, I have no idea, I just found the idea of joining a website which has already displayed homophobic anti-slash tendancies to be an offensive suggestion, and, furthermore one has to post 50 times to Stealthy Stories to get into the adult section. How do you all feel?