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by Robin Nance (empty_marrow)
at April 30th, 2006 (01:51 pm)

current mood: bouncy
current song: ...probably something obscure...

Heya! Welcome to the ObscurityVerse, that grey little area of the 'Net devoted to those fandoms and characters who haven't managed to generate a whole lot of online love or attention, despite their general awesomeness.

I'm your obscure hostess and mod-type thingie, empty_marrow, and I have this habit of falling in love with fandoms and characters that have a support base of about a dozen people each. If your favorites are equally unknown, this is the place to dust them off, pimp them around and generally have fun with them. Hopefully you'll even find another obscure fandom or two to obsess about. ;)

The ObscurityVerse Rules and FAQ:

1) So exactly how do you define "obscure?" Heh, I'll probably change this on the whim of the day, but right now I'm using a definition similar to yuletide, where "obscure" describes any fandom with fewer than 500-ish fics devoted to it on FF.Net or a similar archive. I've added a few names/fandoms in the interests list to give a general idea, but please jump in with any of your own obscure fandoms and I'll keep updating.

2) What if I like an obscure character/'ship in a well-known fandom? As long as you focus primarily on the obscure character/'ship, it's all good. I'd actually love to see what someone would do with, say, a wacky romantic comedy starring Buffy and one of the Gentlemen. *G*

3) How about crossovers? As long as at least one is obscure, cross away!

4) What types of goodies are allowable here? Anything and everything can be posted -- fics, icons, wallpapers, mixes, etc. All I ask is that you post any full-size artwork or any large sets of icons behind a cut, so as to be kind to any members on dial-up.

5) How about ratings/content of fics? Pfft, you're talking to someone who generally writes on the R side of things -- as long as you clearly mark the rating and give warnings about any sensitive subject matter (non-con, etc.), post away.

6) So what isn't allowed here? Flaming, personal attacks, and general whining are prohibited -- fergodsakes, people, one of the good things about obscurity is the usual lack of fan-drama! ;)

7) Is there any deadline to this challenge? If this ever gets popular enough I might plan some formal challenges, but for now, consider yourselves deadline-less.


Posted by: Jacqui (wily_one24)
Posted at: May 1st, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
inara hee

You know, I kinda love the fact that you have Frances and Grace listed in the interests, but not Sam.

Posted by: Robin Nance (empty_marrow)
Posted at: May 28th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC)

Ahaha! And just to up that whole obscurity factor, it took me until, like, now to realize you'd commented here. I am such the devoted mod, oh yes I am. ;)

Shh...don't tell Sammie she's obscure - it'll ruin her Queen of the Profilerverse image! *G*

Posted by: Gwen (guinny_hamilton)
Posted at: May 27th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)

well, I tend to write mostly obscure-character fic in a non-obscure fandom... so can I just go ahead and post stuff?

Posted by: Robin Nance (empty_marrow)
Posted at: May 28th, 2006 05:56 pm (UTC)

Sure, post away - obscure characters/big fandom have tended to be my thing lately too (that is if I ever actually get motivated and post *G*).

Welcome! :)

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