Chris (chrisjournal) wrote,

Friends history meme

For posterity. I like this meme, I think, but with so many folks on the flist, it will be much, much easier to write out responses here for everyone. Here are the original memeish questions:

How did you first hear of/meet me?

Where and when did you first hear my name/see my work/meet me? with what people/series/groups etc. do you associate me and my writing? This is not a praise or feedback meme, this is just to track the path of my online presence and to see the connections involved, to find out how people link together.

I can do this. I think. In three or four batches.

10zlaine, I think I found you in Alanna's LJ, sometime the first week after she lured me over here. Associations? Will always be to Rick Springfield, sanity during kerfluffles before I knew to call them that, and to Snow White.

_green_ I remember when you turned up, and I have no earthly idea why you friended me, but I've always been very glad you did. You bring out the motherly instinct in me, and I adore your effervescence. Your fic is invariably beautiful, but I think it was that snippet that you posted and then removed that truly made you an unloseable 'friend'. No specific pairing, though vaguely Spike oriented.

amandakb I can't remember whether you friended me or the other way around. But I do remember when you joined SS, at Evenstar's behest. Spike, of course. I'd still love to read the end of Blurry some day.

anniesj One of the first people I friended upon arriving at LJ. You were my writerly hero then, and are still today. You're an impressive writer, a wonderfully entertaining LJer, and just fun to be around. And god, Spike and Buffy. You write lots, but you'll always be in that list of NC-17 writers who were responsible for my coming to fandom in the first place.

ariane5 Don't remember when you got an LJ, either. But I know you from the Gutter, and you're mostly with William in my head. That, and poetry.

babyotto Oh lord, plenty of history here. An aussie with a positive orientation, and lover of all things Spike redemptiony. And Ganya. You and Lori led the pack on that one...

blue_larkspurA recent addition, and friended because you friended me. I know we have friends in common, and are an author, but I haven't done the detective thing yet, so that's about all I can say. Hope I don't bore you to tears!

bogwitchHoohoo! I remember when we friended mutually. It was around about the plagiarism kerfluffle, right? Again with the Spike associations. I sense a trend...

bonibaru Another recent addition. I friended you because you'd friended me, and also because I knew the writercon programming lead had started chasing you around because of the con and wanting you there. I associate you most closely with fic crit, via BBF, I think, but also as an HP writer. But I honestly don't know which pairings you favor...

ceitnicangusOne word: Bitey!

chenanceouOh lord have mercy, do I even need to explain? Gutter, Beta appreciation day. And, Copacabana. Spike. You turned up here, I friended you. Simple as that. And, as for characters? Charlie is the one who will always stay with me, regardless of the fact that she's not a BtVS character.

cissyh You're not still here anymore, I don't think, but I added you when I saw you in Alanna's LJ, because you're a real world writer and someone whose posts I'd always admired. Association is more with discussion groups than fic, although we do have a partial of one of yours archived from a couple or three seasons ago. Spike redemptionish and mostly S/B, as I recall.

ck594usWell, you've always been there, right? I don't remember when you joined the LJ crowd, but it all runs together for a certain bunch of us, and you're in the thick of it. I remember how completely and utterly in awe of your prolific fic I was -- and how floored that you liked my weird stuff, way back when. S/B serials with great plot and always romantic.

claudia_yvrHmm. How *did* we meet? Was it Jodyorjen? Or Alanna? Or my Willowy bits via Lyric? I can't remember. But you're so well traveled, and I've always enjoyed reading your posts! Wish we saw more of you here, but as another managerial type, I totally understand that the energy to write here can be hard to come by for long, long stretches. S/W is the pairing for you!

darkravine I knew you from and Truth, and then met you in Chicago. I think maybe that's where I learned you had an LJ and friended... Isn't that a weekend that will stay in memory for a long, long time? Spike fic, obviously. More specifically S/B.

darkrhiannonOops! Too many rhiannons! You are a new friend, and one I'm glad to have. We've met via Writercon just recently, and I've really enjoyed paging back through your journal for all of the articles and commentary. There's no doubt that I associate you with darkish B/Aus fic, not smallville. I'll repeat this when I do the R's, in case you got disgusted when you saw I couldn't keep your alias straight here ;-)

rhiannonheroHee. I'll repeat yours when I get to the R's, as well. Having two rhiannons on my flist tripped me up. This one was meant for you: Hmm. I'm pretty sure I found you on my friendsfriends page. It was all of the yummy lyrics and poetry you post that drew me in. And, obviously, Smallville and positivism is my association for you.

db2305Gutterite! I tend to think of you as an S/B writer who also wrote different pairings that I've enjoyed just as much. Long and plotty!

dettiotGosh, I think we met at fic chats eons ago, right? And can't remember precisely when you turned up here or whether you friended me or the other way around. You're just one of the gals to me, and of the S/B 'flavor'. *g*

diva_stardustOh! Now here's a story. You friended me very early on, but never posted anything. Not a peep. Until finally, I figured yours was an abandoned journal. I'm sporadic about adding friends back, because I forget to check the info page, but I kept thinking you'd post something. Then I went through a brief period of total paranoia, and defriended you. It wasn't long after that when I started seeing you *post* on my friendsfriends page. I realized you weren't a stalker, and added you in again. I think of you mostly as one of my favorite fic pimps, and a Spawnish sort.

dragolynKeeper of the Truth. I remember you from, and that I followed you to CW for my brief stint there. I never fit in with that crowd, though, and kinda faded away. Then I met you at a con, and learned you were here. Voila! Friends. S/B.

drinkthepoisonxHee. Shore Leave. Can't remember if you friended me when you got here, or if I noticed you in someone's journal and friended you first. Spike, pairingless, and AAS, obviously. You will always be a brunette with a purple streak in my mind.

elfgirlAh, you were one of the early LJers who took pity on me and friended me when Alanna sent out notice that I was here and good people. I don't think of you with a pairing at all, but as a Spike fan. I tend more to think of you as someone who parties in some fascinating ways and has a really unique perspective on life.

elizard100Where'd we meet again? I think Chicago. But I didn't learn you were on LJ til last fallish. I think of you as a JM fan more than a Spike fan, and I have no idea who you ship, if anyone. Probably S/B, if the Colleen connection holds true. Your sense of humor is what I will always think of first when someone says 'eliz'.

I remember your reluctance to join LJ. Still very glad you are here. Spike is your character, with heavily S/B leanings. But I tend to associate you more with a generalized 'voice of reason' temperament and Jazz. Guess why?

elzI remember when you came! I think I sired you, didn't I? Spike. Some S/B. A heavy dose of iconage and Farscape. But mostly? Endlessly entertaining analysis.

enclavedHee. How many people know the Sandlot would have been eaten alive by 'bots if not for your assistance in rewriting the Sandlot? No pairing, obviously, though I do think you should write more.

esseneI was so shy about friending you. Really. You write wonderful fic, and are so clearly smart and together. Spawn pimped by Diva Stardust is what drew the friending, though. I live in hope of more, but all the other stuff is what keeps me in awe.

estepheiaGosh, I can't remember when I friended you...was it after Tampa? It's as if you've always been there, really, but I was shy to friend you. I used to follow along via friendsfriends. I don't associate you with a specific pairing, though. More with a particular style of plotty fic and an earnest writer in general.

Okay, that's about a quarter of you. Fingers tired. More later...

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