|Name:||Fandom!Secrets, Fandom Secrets, fandomsecrets|
|Date(s):||January 03, 2007 - present|
|Founder:||Case, Liz, Shahni|
|URL:||Fandom!Secrets (primary) on DreamWidth, Fandom!Secrets (original) on LiveJournal|
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Fandom!Secrets, modeled on postsecret and ljsecret, is a community in which people can anonymously comment with graphics of their biggest fandom secrets onto a screened post. The collected secrets are displayed, one hundred at a time, in daily posts. The mod has strict rules regarding what constitutes a correctly made secret, and posts that exceed size limits, are linked to incorrectly, are repeats, or are disqualified for some other reason are linked to separately in smalltext at the bottom of the post. Categories for disqualification include "not!secret," "not!fandom," "troll," "take it to comments," and just "wtf". Despite this, most commenters appear to read the linked secrets, and there have been several meta secrets that say "I only read fandom!secret for the disqualified secrets."
Common tropes in fandom!secrets include "I'd hit it so hard..." and "I ship it like..." with various creative endings ("I'd hit Black Canary like Superboy punched time"); "If you don't like ... I don't respect you" (or the converse), and "Fandom is the only thing I live for." It is rare for a post not to cause any wank in comments, enough so that sometimes posters will add "in b4 [x]" in an attempt to stave off the most common counterarguments.
A Fandom Secret about the double standard about selling fan art vs. fan fic.
- See Is LiveJournal modernizing too quickly? by Lauren Rae Orsini. The Daily Dot, MAY 29, 2012. (Accessed 6 September 2012)