Daily Deviant

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Name: Daily Deviant
Date(s): 14 January 2006 - 31 March 2014 (Last updated)
Moderator: kabal42, ragdoll, twilightsorcery, r_grayjoy
Founder: snapelike
Type: adult fanfiction and fanart
Fandom: Harry Potter
URL: daily_deviant at InsaneJournal
daily_deviant at LiveJournal

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Daily Deviant is a Harry Potter community for adult-rated fanfiction and fanart.

Daily Deviant is an invitation-only community that has been active in the Harry Potter fandom for more than five years. We use fanfiction and fanart as a means of exploring a diverse array of sexual themes. Members post on specific assigned dates in order to spread out their works through the month, every month, all year 'round.

The community was initially publicly viewable, with posting being invitation-only and limited to community members. Since August 2007, however, the livejournal community has been locked to members only and applicants must provide an age statement to be approved.[1] The post announcing the lock-down states:

...by requesting membership in this community, you agree that if you see a story or piece or art that you don't like, you will not run to LJ Abuse and report it. If you do, may the fire of a thousand hells rain down upon you. We are an adults-only community that deals in fiction. No real persons have been harmed in the creation of our fic and art, and if you believe otherwise, you do not belong here.[1]

History

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Wank & Controversy

On July 30, 2007, zvi-likes-tv made a livejournal post entitled Dog Whistles and Insults about an email exchange she had with the mods of daily_deviant two days before. She explained, "The mods post themes each month from an encyclopedia of sexual terms. One of the terms used this month was miscegenation which they defined as Sex or marriage between two people (or magical creatures) of different races." When zvi emailed the mods to tell them it was a racist term and ask them to change it, they initially refused. zvi then posted her email correspondence with them. The mods then posted an open letter in daily_deviant stating "our community and its members have been defamed today" and that they did not think the word miscegenation was offensive: Admin Post, 31st-Jul-2007 02:38 am. zvi updated her post accordingly and noted that she had been informed that the community members were discussing the issue in locked posts. 12 hours later, the mods reversed their decision and posted Admin Post, 31st-Jul-2007 02:53 pm. This second post had 699 comments.

Many livejournal posts discussing the incident were linked from metafandom on July 31, August 1, August 2, and August 3. Incidentally, Boldthrough started in the middle of the racism discussion, and there were some very long link roundups before boldthrough won out as LJ's favorite discussion topic. Liviapenn also posted a link roundup, Have a nice day and fuck you very much.

A week later, the comm became locked.

Reference

  1. 1.0 1.1 (Admin) Locking up DD (accessed 28 October 2012)