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Name: Skud
Alias(es): Kirrily Robert,[1] Kirrily "Skud" Robert, Alex Skud Bailey,[2] damned_colonial
Type: writer, vidder
Fandoms: Age of Sail, Sherlock Holmes
Communities: Dispatches (founder), queering_holmes (moderator)
Other: Skud's Website
URL: Skud's Archive of Our Own
damned_colonial's Dreamwidth
Skud's Dreamwidth
Skud's Twitter
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Skud was a Australian fan active online since 2000s, under many names. They wrote and made vids mostly in Age of Sail fandoms, especially Horatio Hornblower, though they sometimes wandered backward into the Elizabethan era.

After the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film came out, Skud also produced some meta, fic, and vids for Holmes fandom and became a moderator for the queering_holmes Dreamwidth Community.

Skud was also a well-known open source and, more generally, open culture advocate. They were involved with the Geek Feminism blog and wiki, and the My Name Is Me campaign, among other fabulous things.

In 2010 he migrated from the profile damned_colonial – has no more entry – to skud which was later removed by Dreamwidth around 2016. [3] They are no longer active on the internet under this name.

Notable Works



  1. ^ "Infotrope". 2000-08-17. Archived from the original on 2022-03-30.
  2. ^ "Infotropism My name's Skud. I make and do stuff. Check it out". 2014-09-06. Archived from the original on 2022-03-30.
  3. ^ Accessing the Dreamwidth blog on June 26, 2023 the page reads: "This journal has been either temporarily or permanently suspended by Dreamwidth Studios for policy violation. If you're skud, contact us for more information." The Wayback Machine shows this notice pops up in 2016.