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Name/s: Aralias
Fandom/s: Carry On, previously (in roughly this order) Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Tortall Harry Potter, Life on Mars, Doctor Who, Blake's 7,
You can find me at: I'm @captain-aralias on Tumblr, and I'm 'aralias' on Dreamwidth, Livejournal, AO3, and A Teaspoon and an Open Mind
On Fanlore: My contributions / email me

Fannish History

  • My early fandoms were very personal affairs - I read the Star Wars extended universe and read forums, and I took part in a small Lord of the Rings RP with close friends only.
  • Harry Potter was my first (what I call) real fandom - in I joined in 2002 and from 2003 began to read and write a lot of Remus/Sirius fic. I moved to Livejournal in 2004, sticking with Harry Potter fandom for a few years, before drifting away during university.
  • In 2007 I joined Doctor Who fandom, where I read and wrote a lot of Doctor/Master (I'm pretty much a mono shipper in all my fandoms). I started with New Who, but moved into Classic Who, Big Finish and the Eighth Doctor Adventures.
  • I became interested in Blake's 7 (and Blake/Avon - I did try to warn you) in 2012. More than any of my previous fandoms, I'm interested in the history of this fandom. I've started to collect zines and Fanlore has become increasingly invaluable.
  • I joined Carry On in 2018 - helping to add to the Fanlore pages in 2021!

I'm still learning by doing - and I apologise in advance for any obvious blunders/sweeping statements.

Fandom & I

Things I do or have done in Doctor Who Fandom

  • I help(ed) mod best_enemies (one of the major Doctor/Master comms on Lj)
  • I am a back-up editor (previously full-time editor) for Who Daily
  • I have run the following fests: More Politics (based on the Big Finish ranges 'Gallifrey' and 'Bernice Summerfield' - ran three years) and Podtor_Who (a Doctor Who podfic fest - ran one year, but with the intention of running again).
  • I run readalongs at Henriettastreet (EDA LJ comm)

Panfandom things I have done

  • I help mod Trope Bingo
  • I ran the fest Unconventionalcourtship (a panfandom romance-novel-prompt challenge).

On Fanlore

I created pages for:

Blake/Avon, Deva's Desk, Executrix, Big Finish (still working on), Calufrax, Gallifrey (audio series), More Politics, Jarvik, Kill the Dead, Tarrant Nostra, Podtor Who, self, Unconventional Courtship, Tarrant/Vila, RedLetterMedia (largely copied from Wiki), Roj Blake, Drake's Venture, Best Enemies, x_los, B7 Kink Meme, Avon/Vila, Avon/Cally, Man of Iron, Avon: A Terrible Aspect, BlakeFest

I heavily edited:

Doctor/Master, remixthedrabble, Red Dwarf, Blake's 7, A/B Slash: A Chronological Listing by Nova, The Machiavelli Factor, loads of other stuff, mostly based on B7 zines