Fandom Scruples

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Fandom_Scruples was a pseudonymous LiveJournal troll that caused a disturbance in the Harry Potter fandom for a while in 2004. In 2006, it was revealed that Fandom_Scruples was a sockpuppet of HP fan Msscribe.

Fandom_Scruples was ostensibly created to pass judgment on HP fanwriters who "post incest, rape, beastialiy, or NC17 fics where young children can access them."[1] A "gold list" and "blacklist" were created. The blacklist originally included a number of BNFs ... and MsScribe.[2][3] See Fandom Scruples' Black List. [4]

It is now known that Fandom_Scruples was deliberately designed to be wanky. It was covered on Fandom Wank several times between January 2004 and January 2005.[3] In a spectacular bit of manipulation, the first F_W report was actually posted by Sporkify, another sockpuppet of Msscribe.[5]

The Journal Profile Statement

This journal was created to reward responsible members of the fandom who do not post incest, rape, beastialiy, or NC17 fics where young children can access them. If you were friended, we're highlighting that you've had the courage not to succumb to the 'popular' trends that have led to this fandom being infected with indecent and irresponsible fanfic. I woud personally like to thank arabe1la for having the courage to finally speak out against this.

I am one of many who do not believe these writers should be rewarded, and therefore a Black list will be started based on evidence that authors have irresponsibly posted NC17 fanfic in a place where children can access it. Hopefully, it will encourage them to remove it or move it to an archive that is password protected. When they lock down their fics, they will be removed from the list.

The management. [6]

Posts by Fandom Scruples

The statistics: "30 Journal entries, 34 Comments posted. 1,091 Comments received." This is perplexing as only ten entries remain, as do the 111 comments on a single post. Perhaps MsScribe deleted some.

All but one of the posts below appear to have comments disabled.


  1. Fandom_Scruples user profile (Accessed 29 July 2010)
  2. fandom-scruples. the blacklist, posted 2004-01-14.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Charlotte Lennox. Chapter Seven - Msscribe Settles In for the Long Hall, from The MsScribe Story.
  4. a similar site is The DoggShit Website, an X-Files black list of authors
  5. Sporkify (Msscribe). Fandom Scruples, posted in Fandom_Wank, 2004-01-13.
  6. Profile Bio; archive link