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Snowflake Challenge, Day 4 and 5

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Day Four

Comment to someone you haven't ever interacted with before or introduce yourself to someone you've interacted with and friend/follow them.

Done :)

Day 5

In your own space, talk about your fannish origin story. How did you come to fandom, why did you choose your fannish name, do you have more than one secret identity?

The short answer to why I came into fandom can be said in two words: Remus Lupin.
I was rather clueless about the whole world of fandom until I did some aimless searches about Remus. It took some rather, er, strange search results, but eventually I discovered the wonderful HP fandom on LJ in all its variety, full of characters and pairings that I already loved, and quite a few that I hadn't given much thought to until some fic/art or other had me going "...of course!" :)
I'm so glad to have found this fandom, there are so many wonderful people here, and although I'm not always as active as I'd like to be, this place means a lot to me ♥ I think that's a topic for a post of its own once the challenge is over :)

I'm afraid there isn't a very interesting story behind my username. It's the Norwegian word for "fairy girl". I do love fairy tales, but the name doesn't have any particular connection to myself beyond that.

I'm Huldrejenta also over on AO3 and Tumblr (though I don't use my Tumblr account much - I think that's a topic for a post of its own as well:))
I really like your username!
I am a bit curious of the strange search results, I must admit :)
I really like your username!

Thank you :) I didn't put a lot of thought into it, tbh, because I signed up on LJ to comment a little bit here and there and didn't think that I was going to be particularly active. But I do love fairy tales and forests and folklore, so I like the name.

I am a bit curious of the strange search results, I must admit :)

Haha, suffice to say that I ended up some sites where they had really bad porn. I mean really bad porn. *Cringes* Those writers really ought to come to LJ and get a few tips, haha ;)

(Beklager surret med edits og slettet melding, litt usikker på hva som skjedde der...)

Edited at 2015-01-06 01:26 pm (UTC)
Interestingly, I think I became fascinated with Remus once I got into fandom, not before (I was far more interested in Sirius, though it did bother me in GoF when we didn't hear from "Lupin"). This was way back in high school, and I'm afraid I became rather... excessively fangirlish. (Edward Cullen fangirl fangirlish.) I got into Remus/Tonks before fandom though - I was already in fandom, but OoTP gave me major R/T vibes, so I went "back" online after finishing with a new ship.

I love fandom too, though I'm sad it's not as active as it once was, and that I can't seem to find a fandom with the same level of love and enthusiasm. I mean, on one hand as I just said, we're quieter, on the other hand we're still going strong. I think that says something!

Edited at 2015-01-05 02:23 pm (UTC)
I was more the other way around, actually - I've always been fond of Sirius as well, but I've grown to love his character more after I got into fandom. That's one of the things I love about fandom, how it can make me see new and interesting sides to the characters.

One good thing about HP fandom these days as opposed to how I get the impression it used to be, is that I feel there are less "shipping wars" now. At least on LJ, I mostly think that HP fandom is a very nice and including fandom. And yes, the fact that the fandom is still here and as strong as it is, is saying rather a lot :)
I love the meaning of your username. :)

And Lupin! <3 He deserves so much love.
I love the meaning of your username. :)

Thank you! I love fairytales and folklore, so I like that name.

It's always a lot of fun hearing more about the origin of people's usernames :)
Ooo, that's cool about your username! I've always really liked the sound of it, and I've always wondered if it meant something!
Thanks :) The English pronounciation is probably rather different from how we say my username in Norwegian, but I do like the sound of how I'd pronounce it in English as well :)
I'm really enjoying everyone's fandom origin stories. There's definitely room for more posts about what fandom means to people and the baffling inadequacies of Tumblr :)
I'm really enjoying everyone's fandom origin stories

Absolutely, it's loads of fun hearing about how and why people came into fandom.

There's definitely room for more posts about what fandom means to people and the baffling inadequacies of Tumblr :)

I'll make a post about what this place means to me before too long :) When it comes to the latter, I'm not even sure I'd know how to articulate it (besides the "how do you even communicate and get to know people over there" issue). I see why Tumblr can be great to some people, but the whole thing makes me a bit stressed, actually. *Clutches LJ*