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Look, it's a Dodo! No, It's A Plane. No Wait! It's Darwin! - Morgan Dawn Livejournal:The Here And Now
The Here And Now
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Look, it's a Dodo! No, It's A Plane. No Wait! It's Darwin!
I was going to make a post about this awesome old vid, but after spending hours searching through old mailing lists and LJ communities, it seems that the fandom has not kept track of their vid history. As in...they have had nothing to say about this vid for 20 years. Or in fact, for any of the vids that have been made for 20 years. There is a vid black hole. And they've also lost track of their circuit fic and their early fanzine history.   They seem proud of their contributions to media fandom, but they cannot seem to find it. Perhaps it is in their other pant's pocket. Normally, I'd jump right on that  and start researching by asking around, but I get the impression that this is not welcomed. In fact, last weekend, I was warned that asking questions in this fandom could cause problems. As in the older fans (the ones who do remember) are all like: "we don't talk about Fandom Club."*

In short, there are so many other fans and fandoms that actually are trying to preserve their history and are more welcoming to a fellow fan who is trying to help. And I have so little time and energy to waste. In terms of preservation, it is sometimes Darwin that guides the historian.

*Come to think of it, the restrictive control of information often is the first step towards extinction
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