I came over to DW a while ago and x-post to LJ, but i've been on hiatus from fandom and journaling for some time and trying to get back in sync with it. my reading / friends list used to be pages per day, now its several days per page :-( But other than the being AWOL for a while, i've been in fandom, mostly Harry Potter since forever, in internet time that is, sometime in 2001.
NAME: Alchemia. Al. Alan.AGE:
over 18. twice.
INTERESTS & HOBBIES: HP fandom (but read the 'anything else' as a disclaimer!), especially but not limitted to slash, especially Snarry. I got into it thru my spouse. I rarely ready fiction, and have no TV etc so really don't have other fandoms.
I am Autistic (very very anti Autism $peaks), queer, married (with whom I do much co-writing with), occassionally complain about chronic pain and lack of spoons, havent had a TV for almost 2 decades and cant afford online subscriptions so I cant really connect with fandoms based on tv shows. rarely bother with movies too (ironic since film was part of my first create-your-own major) due to lack of $$$ and the sensory issues that overwhlm me in theatres. I used to love comics, but again, haven't bought any for decades due to money. I read a lot on medieval history / literature / etc, as well as ancient history, and WWI 7 WWII, world religions/mythologies (although I am an athiest), and biology/genetics and other sciences in general. I like painting / crafting / sculpting. We have a mini farm with chickens, miniature sheep, giant but gentle dogs (also disability service dogs), fancy rats, gerbils, african grey parrot, and rabbitsLOOKING FOR:
Stimulating discussion on fannish meta, social and cultural issues, etc..
ANYTHING ELSE?: Fannish wise, I like meta discussion, meta fics, and slash, especially Snarry, Snape and Harry probably being my OTP but i read/write/draw some other pairings (or characters not paired), sirius/remus, ron/hermione, sirius/james, ftm!blaise/mtf!blaise, tom voldie/lucius etc etc like fic that is dark/disturbing and/or deals with relationship/mariatal/family issues, or social, political,etc issues, especially when its something hinted at in the books, or outright mentioned (i won't say dealt with, as imho JKR repeatedly failed to deal with important issues in any kind of ethical way). And that brings me to an important point anyone considering friending me for HP fandom reasons....
I really loath JKR and her 'canon'. I guess that might make some fannish relationships difficult, since in the past, people would be all ''book 7 came out! Squeeee!'' and I would be ''JKR has again, outdid herself on being a priveledged, cultural-appropiating, hypocrite and enabler of X-phobia/X-bashing. Oh and she's a hack who lacks any real writing talent.'' , not uncommonly with footnotes. I'd rather talk fanon than canon as the first is more interesting, the second more triggery/angering, but certainly do talk canon at times when I feel there's dangerous message or reflection on cultural/social issues that is being ignored because OMG the Squee! and praising JKR for tossing minorities a superfluous bone. you dont have to hate JKR, just respect that i do, i'll likewise tolerate your 'squees'.
ALSO KNOWN AS: Alchemia, Alchemia Dent, pretty much everywhere, except outside of fandom.