All Jewels Have Flaws
|Name:||All Jewels Have Flaws|
|Dates:||1998-2002 (last update)|
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All Jewels Have Flaws... or... Net.Bitch does Fic Recs is Sandy Herrold's recommendation site.
Explaining her reccing style: "If you've just found this page: I'm both bitchy and neurotic (yeah, and...?) and this really shows when I try to recommend stories -- I love helping people find new authors and stories, but I hate to have a friend come back with something like, 'You liked *that*?!' So if I've got a caveat, I'm gonna share. Don't like my style? Go see other people's rec pages."
All Jewels Have Flaws was the gateway to slash fandom for many fans who found slash on the internet. Getting recced there meant to become part of the canon of works of online media fandom. As cesperanza says: "I remember racing to All Jewels Have Flaws to see if omg she maybe liked something I wrote: that was THE rec list to be on as far as I was concerned."
Incidentally, All Jewels Have Flaws was one of the first (maybe even *the* first) major recommendation site that included popslash recs, even though RPS was still taboo in most parts of media fandom at the time.
- Sandy Herrold. Sandy's Neurotic about Slash -- or All Jewels have Flaws, or Net.Bitch Does Fic Recs. (Accessed 19 July 2011)
- Cesperanza. Everything I Know About Being A Fan I Learned from Sandy Herrold, July 8, 2011; WebCite.
- March 2001: "Oh My God I don't read N'Sync stories, okay, and I'm not wild about genderswitching stories, and I know you aren't either, and shut up, just go read this, okay? Helen is insane, but who cares, cuz she's writing real stories again, not just Puppies (don't ask), and The Same Inside is hilarious. Just don't think about what you're doing, and wash your hands when you're done." (Accessed 19 July 2011)