|Travis (torachan) wrote,|
@ 2009-11-09 04:51 am UTC
I haven't been a fan of FW for a long time. I haven't been an active participant since...well, before Crystalwank, I think, and after the flood of new members that brought, I soon stopped reading the much comm at all. I didn't know the new people and with so many new people coming in, it seemed to change the tone of the comm.
But all this time I had assumed it was still going strong. The few times I have read stuff has been when people have linked some huge wank that all of fandom is talking about. And those were always busy, so I figured that was business as usual, but I guess it was just a lot of non-regulars like me who'd come over to comment.
It makes me kind of sad to think of the comm dying, even though I really didn't like it when I left. I found FW soon after it was founded, and followed it to Blurty after it was booted from LJ (IMO Blurty was totally its heyday) and then onto JournalFen. In the early days it was a small group and you knew everyone and it just felt like hanging out with friends. Most of my closest online friends are people I met back then, as is a good-sized chunk of my flist. I have a lot of fond memories of FW.
It makes me want to break out some old FW icons on Dreamwidth (I have no free slots on LJ).