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This goes back to some discussions about the nature of fandom that were going on a few weeks ago. I don't do meta much (well, at all), so if my thoughts aren't coherent I do apologize.

It strikes me that in discussions of "fandom" as an entity, it's kind of assumed that people are multi-fannish, flitting around from fandom to fandom, constantly distracted by the new and shiny, and that that's just how fans are. To me, this is odd, because I am staunchly monofannish. I was involved in Buffy fandom for several years, although I did not participate in traditional fannish creative activities like fic while in that fandom. Then, as the posting board I was on began to die down and people started to migrate to other services like LJ, my level of participation in the fandom decreased, but through fannish friends I found The Libertines in late 2005. I found the Libs fic fandom in 2006, wrote my first fic ever that fall, and have been happily ensconced in Libertines fandom ever since. I am a fan of other things, of course - as I type, I'm keeping an anxious eye on my Torchwood dl. But I wouldn't consider myself a member of Doctor Who fandom, per se. I don't write meta or reviews or fic. I just watch. Obsessively, mind you, but I just watch. I just don't feel the urge to get involved fannishly in anything besides the Libs. If and when I run out of fic ideas, I doubt I'll go looking for another fannish sandbox to play in. If I find something else, fine, but I won't actively seek it out. I'll still write, but it probably won't be fic.

I wonder if I'm a special snowflake, or if there actually are other people like me. People who have an OTP with their particular fandom, rather than fandom at large. I have the impression that a lot of meta is written by multi-fannish types, perhaps because of their interest in fandom as a whole. I also think that larger fandoms that attract the multi-fannish meta types work in a different way than smaller communities that may have more monofans in them. Certainly, what I know of the bandom RPS community from my friends who participate in it is that it has quite a different dynamic than Libertines RPS, and I wonder if that's because people who frequently migrate from fandom to fandom bring in ideas and ways of doing things from other fandoms which are then accepted and become part of "what fandom does." For instance, fic challenges are a big part of other slash communities, but have never taken off in Libs fic. I had to ask someone on my friends list who writes in bandom what a "Big Bang fic" was. I thought it was something to do with orgies!

Anyway, as I said, just wondering if there were other monofans out there, and whether you think of yourself as being part of "fandom" as a whole, or just your particular fandom.


May. 17th, 2009 02:56 pm
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Just a placeholder journal for now.
dachelle: (still heart you)
So, someone on LJ (who I won't name, as she's since deleted the post, but I think it was a good idea) was going to ask people to comment anonymously with why they love Peter/Carl/The Libertines. I was originally going to just send this in an e-mail to her, but then I thought I'd post it, because I know I've talked about the Libs a lot, obviously, but maybe never really about what draws me to them. Reading over this, it seems insufficient, but I think it goes a little way towards explaining. Anyway, if you want to read it's under the cut.

My Libertines fandom, let me show you it )

ETA: If you'd like to leave your own comment about why you love/are drawn to Peter, Carl and the Libs, please do! I think anon commenting is on if you want to use that.
dachelle: (carl camera)
I can't show you my house yet, but I can show you a few things I bought to go in my house.

I've decided to go with a bit of an "old Hollywood" feel in my bedroom, and to this end I've purchased the following photos:

Lookie! )
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A few random guys I met in England :-)

dachelle: (peter is a cutie)
For [livejournal.com profile] foresthouse - and everyone, really. Please add more in the comments - I really should have a "Fluffy hair Peter" folder or something to organize these.

Fluffy Peter! )
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Me and people more famous than me:

dachelle: (pete/carl cute)
I think most of you are aware of this, as I met a good number of you through it, and I'm pretty open about it in my journal, but in case you friended me through something else and don't know, I write RPS, otherwise known as real person slash. Basically, this means I write a lot of stories about Peter Doherty and Carl Barat getting it on. Sometimes there are even plots! ;)

I know people have differing opinions on RPF/RPS, and I respect that. I don't expect everyone on my flist to read my fic. I know some of you don't, for various reasons, and that's O.K. with me. It is, however, a big part of my online life, so I'd ask you in return to respect that I've given some consideration to what I do and what lines I draw in reading/writing fic, and that for me it's a positive thing and not something I personally view as inherently creepy or disrespectful to the people involved.

Anyway, just putting this out there as an FYI, and leaving it unlocked.
dachelle: (drew grrr)
And here's me and Drew after the afterparty at Cargo. Yeah, it had been raining all day and I was looking pretty rough. And yes, I am incredibly short. It was funny - when we were taking the pic I was like, I feel like Drew's head is completely on top of mine. And lo and behold, it was!

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Via [livejournal.com profile] cut_paste_twist, it's me with my incredibly formal autograph from Carl on Thursday night!

I love how he signs it "yours truly." I think all his autographs should come in this form from now on:

Dear (fan name),

Here is your autograph. I hope you will find it to your satisfaction. Thank you for your kind attention.

Very sincerely yours,
Mr. Carl Ashley Raphael Barât
dachelle: (road to penzance)
England Day 1 with pics )
dachelle: (drew)
O.K., I lied. I'm uploading a few pics now. Have some pretty Drew and Carl from Cargo Sunday night. I can has Drew/Carl fic now, Y/Y? )
dachelle: (peter & carl photobooth)
Uploading all the pictures I took at South by from my camera now. This was my first outing with my new camera. We're still getting used to each other, and a lot of pictures didn't turn out like I wanted, but I'm fairly happy with many of them. Here are a few )

I'll be gradually putting up pics on Flickr, and will link to them when I'm done.
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Wee Peter 'n Carlos picspam, for [livejournal.com profile] halfrek2, who asked if Carl was always touching Peter like in the picture I posted earlier today.

Well, sometimes it's the other way 'round )

Now I need to go write more fic...
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Today's Carl Week post is dedicated to favorite pictures of Carl, although, again, please save all arse shots until Friday. Here's one of my favorites, a screencap from the Adam Green doc.

Granted, it's not the hottest pic or anything, but he's so smiley and cute, and it just makes me happy every time I see it.

More pics?
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After reading through the comments in the previous post, I'm now uploading the favorite Carl vocals, so that those of you who only know him for his arse (which, I suspect, is a sizeable minority on my flist), can see his other side. Ahem. These are in no particular order - believe me, it took long enough to get all these uploaded without worrying about sorting them.

The Good Old Days - The Libertines, from the Babyshambles Sessions. I always feel those sessions should be titled "The Confusingly Titled Babyshambles Sessions," because that's how I always see them referred to. It's a session track, so there's a false start, and Carl for some reason decides to end it with an impression of a motorboat, but the harmonies with his vocals and Peter's are really lovely in this version.

Dream a Little Dream of Me - Peter Doherty and Carl Barat, from An Evening with Peter Doherty at the Hackney Empire. It does lose a little something without the visual of the tapdancing at the break, but Carl clearly loves to sing this song, and his voice is well suited to it.

Who's Got the Crack? (Moldy Peaches cover) - The Libertines, from the Babyshambles Sessions. My personal pick, because I will never, ever get tired of hearing Carl say the word "poofy."

What Became of the Likely Lads? (Single Mix) - The Libertines, from the What Became of the Likely Lads? EP. "And all those nights you were so wrong, I would hold you for so long and say you're not so bad." *cough*ofcoursetherelationshipwasneverphysicalCarl*cough*

A Day in the Life (Beatles cover) - Peter Doherty and Carl Barat, from the BBC Sgt. Pepper's 40th Anniversary tribute. I think everyone agrees that this is Carl's best vocal. I was nervous about this cover because it could have gone extremely wrong. As soon as Carl started singing the first verse, though, I knew it had gone very right. Moreover, I wondered where on earth Carl had been hiding that voice.

One to My Left - Dirty Pretty Things, from the Deadwood single. A wistful, almost broken, and honest vocal.

Panic Attack (Paddingtons cover) - Dirty Pretty Things, from the Napster Sessions. I like this better than the Paddingtons' original version. I realize that's perhaps not a ringing endorsement, but I think it's a very good version all the way round.

France - The Libertines, from the Legs 11 demo. By far the most popular Carl vocal choice. However, having destroyed this lovely song in the boyband fic, I find it hard to listen to now. I always want him to sing my, um, alternate lyrics.

Can't Stand Me Now - Carl Barat, from the Rolling Stone sessions. Hearing Carl have to sing those lines by himself always kind of breaks my heart.

Eight Days a Week (Beatles cover) - Carl Barat, from the Mexico sessions. [livejournal.com profile] eirefaerie thinks Carl's voice sounds "twangy" here. Judge for yourself.

Vertigo - The Libertines, from Up the Bracket. This is the song that got me into the Libertines, so I am very happy to include it.

Sadly, I seem to have "misplaced" the Pukkelpop performance that lali mentioned. Oh, dear. And I can't believe no one listed "General Smuts" :P

Tomorrow, we're going to have a free-for-all picspamming thread, so bring your favorite Carl photos! Unless they're of his arse, because arse pics are Friday. Saving the best for the end, so to speak.
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Welcome to Carl Week! Every day, I will feature a post dedicated to Mr. Carl Ashley Raphael Barât. Today, we've got some of my favorite interview bits from and about Carl. Feel free to add to them in the comments, particularly if you can find the one where Carl and Peter talk about Parva, and Carl says his specialist subject on Mastermind would be masturbation.

Carl Barât’s message bank message is as follows: “Hellooo!” in a cheery voice, followed by a beat, then a positively despondent “Leave a message.”

From The Age

"I love chivalry and elegance and class, but having said that, I'm a lazy bastard with ADD."

From http://youtube.com/watch?v=0SHV50qr7j8

TOTP: What kind of playground games did you play when you were younger?
Carl: Er, join on for He-Man?
Didz: Bulldog!
TOTP: Join on for He-Man - is that the one where you walk round the playground asking who wants to join in?
Carl: Yeah, you put your arms out and then if it was me I'd be walking around going [chants] "Join on for He-Man!" and I was there for about 20 minutes and no one would join in.
TOTP: Did you ever find that you spend so long doing that that by the time you had enough people you didn't have any time left to actually play the game?
Carl: No, I was just hideously unpopular.

From Top of the Pops

Have you ever Googled yourself?
Of course. But all that came up was some filthy bit of fan fiction about The Libertines. I looked at it the other night with my girlfriend but I can't seem to get it up anymore.

From British GQ

As Dirty Pretty Things’ crew clear the last of the equipment, the Manumission DJ hits his stride just in time for some more of the venue’s employees to make their entrance. There’s a saxophonist whose job is to wander among the revellers and play live “solos” over the existing music. Onstage, a bevy of semi-naked women show off their full repertoire of saucy dances.

“Do you see what I mean? We were asked if we wanted to have a couple of them on stage with us,” says Rossomando. “It was tempting, wasn’t it, Carl?” Deploying the considered manner of someone who has already pondered the matter, Barât nods in agreement. “Well, it would have been nice to have a little bit of Ibiza on stage with us,” he says.

“But our music is quite fast — and, amply endowed as they are, those women couldn’t have danced to it without getting two black eyes. So, in the end, we refused. On compassionate grounds.”

From timesonline.co.uk

There are loads of gay erotic fantasy stories about you and Pete being lovers on the internet, does that bother you?
C: I completely advocate creative thought, and if people want to make up stories, I am flattered to be involved. I don't mind it at all really. I'd rather people did creative things than did nothing or negative things or talking shit in forums.
D: I would be quite flattered I think.
C: Didz is hoping someone might very well do it for him as well. You just need to work out which band member you'd like to be with. (laughs) Even if it's not sexual, I wish there was more things to advocate creative writing.
D: Stories like ‘Carl Slays Dragon'.
C: That's like a personal fantasy - me slaying a dragon in a particularly tight suit of armour.
D: Chain mail really…
C: Who else have they written stories about?
Morrissey and Marr and the guys from Suede…
D: Well, that's an obvious one, that's like saying the guys from Right Said Fred.
Funny you should mention Right Said Fred, because there is a very funny clip on Youtube of Carl in which he's being made to look like he's singing "I'm Too Sexy'. Have you seen it? It seems like an obvious charity single?
C: (laughs) What does it look like? Are they taking the piss out of me?
No, I think they made it because they think you actually are too sexy.
C: Well then, let's get it out there.
D: Call the record company.

From Boyz magazine

What's your favourite smell?
Carl: I like the smell of my Grandma's soap - I used to sit in the bath and eat it.

From bbc.co.uk

Anyway, that particular day 10 of us were on our way to the pillbox to burn all the newspapers in there. We were climbing this big barbed-wire fence. After I'd cleared it I heard this clang and a sputter and panicky yelpy noises behind me. I turned round to see a kid we all called Foghorn (his voice was that loud) impaled on the barbed wire...

Obviously, someone needed to be grown-up and that day it was me. I only had shorts and plimsolls on and to get back to camp quickly I would have to cut across big fields of nettles as high as my head. I was terrified of being stung by plants and hated wasps (I used to cut them up), but I applied the advice of some of the people at the camp, which was that if you believe you are at one with the nettles, you won't get stung. I legged it through that whole field and didn't get stung once. It's never worked since.

From Carl's essay about the summer of 1989 in the Observer

"I'm quite shy, so I worry people will meet me and think I'm rubbish. I don't want to disappoint."

From Contact Music


From http://youtube.com/watch?v=s86yjAE3Lzs

"We didn't really get on," Doherty agrees. "But I was fascinated by ideas he had about himself and the country. I'd never met anyone like him. It was - what's the word when you can't take your eyes off someone?"

Magnetic? Riveting?

Barât theatrically arches an eyebrow. "Someone's been reading Roget."

"Yes, it was riveting," Doherty continues. "Despite everything, you knew there was goodness there. Something to believe in. Something which is good, pure and untainted by anything."

From the Guardian

I’m elated to have come up with the mystery part for ‘How Can They Be Tired of England?’. We debuted it on tour at the end of last year I was ‘free-styling’ the lyrics a bit but I thought it sometimes sounded reined in. I was on the tube when when the epiphany struck and I sang it into Didz’s phone. Who knows what all the tourists thought. Probably, “there’s two lads sharing an epiphany”.

From his band diary on the DPT website

"Carl has got a patriotic side to him, you know," confides Pete. "It's not patriotic," corrects Carl, "it's romance. It's the romance of kings and queens and palaces. I'm up for anything, really." Pete: "We both are. Fuck it. Can we go outside now?"

From the NME

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] stjarna1984 for making the banner :-)
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So, I wrote this teensy little ficlet based on my crack!dream. Um, enjoy, I guess. Oh, and the name of the curse came from [livejournal.com profile] macphista.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Clippy )
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