The Silver Snitch Needs YOU!

Seekers unite

For those in the know, The Silver Snitch site is no longer up and running. It sucks so epically that as soon as anyone tries to go to the site for the first time in a while, they immediately go to the well of knowledge that is Google and will try to figure out where it could have gone…

It isn’t just a joke to say that there are thousands of seekers for The Silver Snitch.

For those who aren’t in the know, The Silver Snitch is a site that was (and is) devoted to Harry Potter fanfiction, but is a bit more specific than fanfiction.net in that it caters to the fans who know terms such as ‘yaoi’ and ‘slash’ fiction.

They also recognize the fact that a great deal of the people who write this kind of fanfiction write straight PWP straight out, and while that’s nice occasionally, some plot would be nice, and so many people were flocking to the awesomeness that is The Silver Snitch…

On of my favourite authors there is Vorabiza, who you can find on Google from a number of writing sites… My favourite story by her is ‘Secrets’, and you can go to the link on her name to see the Google options for where you can read her stories, and you can go HERE for my favourite story by her. Happens after Half-Blood Prince, and is extremely addicting to read.

For those who try fafiction.net, it seems as though they have suspended her account for a little while, likely from the people who decide that a certain type of fanfiction shouldn’t be on fanfiction.net. It’s not out to get the yaoi and slash writers, but against the poorly written and hack edited things, and they have somehow decided to abuse their power to also go out for any writer who hints at something M rated or beyond.

But, to the creator of The Silver Snitch, she has sent out a message HERE about what has happened. More updates HERE, in addition to the original message

As most should know, sites that are run privately are run on money… money ran out for the creator of this site, and so when the date came for when she needed to renew her claim on the site called thesilversnitch.net came, she had to choose between the site and the bills on her home.

But on the site above (or HERE if you don’t feel like going up a few lines) you can donate.

If you don’t particularly care, I can’t do much about that except put  it into your heads the possibility of slash fiction (not violent as it sounds… book and non anime version of yaoi though some HP fiction writers call it yaoi (anime fans)), but if you know of the site and were wondering what happened, well there it is, and there’s a solution… go ahead, look at it.

Gaze at the solution…

Donate to bring the site back up, will ya? Even a few dollars or insert-form-of-money-here will help.

Thanks!

*EDIT* Read comments below for info about donations problems. Apparently she has not replied to any comments or questions as to how much money was raised. I live in hope, though, so simply stop giving huge sums of money. Stick to small change. Or, if you can spend that much, buy the site (maybe). I can’t do it, but….

Stay Optimistic!

Dorkyness is not a Competition, but Something to be Shared

I like to peruse the various pictures in deviantart, and one of my faourite artists is humon (see in my favourite links, to the right>>).

One picture she did was this one HERE and I commented that “lol, think me a dork for this, but Mr. Morse looks like thge beast from Ben 10, with some extra parts :D” to which someone else replied “Which one? Most of Ben 10 is made up of beasts like this…you mean Wildmutt, the orange one? You dorky? I’m sure I’m much worse than you :)

I thought that that was a rather odd thought… What really makes one bit of dorkishness ‘worse’ (or ‘better’ in other cases) than others?

Of the things that could make me ‘dorky’ (and I say this with much pride and a smile–this is not an insult), I could include that I read fanfiction, write fanfiction, watch a lot of anime, read a lot of manga, and am a huge English fan (I particularly like Shakespearian insults). Oh, I also am a huge YouTube Nerd (NERDFIGHTERS UNITE!). And that is only naming a few things off the top of my head.

I may not be as ‘bad‘ as someone who cosplays, Though I’ve gone to FanExpo, and I may be ‘worse‘ than someone who only reads fanfiction in the fact that I also write it.

In the opposite way, I may be ‘better‘ than someone who only watches anime since I also read manga, And I may not be as ‘good‘ as someone who uses regular Shakespear quotes in day-to-day conversation.

Really, I could be either better or worse for reading and writing blogs than someone who doesn’t, or I could be better or worse than someone who vlogs.

Really, I don’t think that dorkyness is a competition, but something shared.

You share your dorkyness as you share your weirdness, you share your weirdness as you share your quirks, and you share your nerdyness  and all that’s included with friends and others and gain stronger friends for it.

During Frosh Week, when we went to the Bat Cave (an Alcove by Simard aptly named by a fellow dorky nerd :D) some guys behind me kept shouting things like “School SUCKS!” and “Down with NERDS!!!” and other such nonsense. The only reason I didn’t turn around and ask them what the hell their problem was–aside from the fact that I generally don’t go for confrontations unless I have reached a certain limit to my stupidity patience– was the knowledge that they are missing out.

They look down on writers (fanfiction writers, bloggers, and novelists and others) because they don’t like to read anything that isn’t out of a magazine, on facebook/twitter, or in a playboy magazine (cause you know they get those for the articles ;P). They’re missing out on some of the best books out there, and some of the awesomest people who write them. They are also the awesome people who writ songs that make you smile, like Weird Al Yankovic, and The Arrogant Worms.

They look down on cosplayers even as they look at the busty anime girls and think ‘thats hot’. They don’t see that there are people out there who dress up like these characters, and probably can’t imagine that some of the go so far as to tape their boobs to the side to cosplay a guy (see Leekaara on deviant art, HERE ), and GO OUT IN PUBLIC. You’re missing out dudes.

“You spend too much time on YouTube, and why should I know about this?” You’re missing out on SO many things, Tobuscus and VlogBrothers included.

You guys are missing out.

Dont be a NerdHater and hate nerds, be a NerdFighter and fight for nerds!

Also, You suck for deciding it’s ‘cool’ to yell about hating school and about how nerds suck. Even if we do suck, the ‘yaoi’ and ‘slash’ fans will tell you that at least they aren’t so stuck in the closet they won’t admit they swallow as well, as you obviously do.

Google it.

Ciao~