ratcreature: Woe! RatCreature feels emo. (woe!)
RatCreature ([personal profile] ratcreature) wrote2017-04-17 07:31 pm
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depressing fandom things

Going to your bookmarks on AO3, that you tagged with "To Read" for later, only to see a blank "This has been deleted, sorry!" placeholder in your list. :(
brownbetty: Bucky c. 1939, looking pleased with himself. (Bucky)

[personal profile] brownbetty 2017-04-17 06:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, i know that feel.
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)

[personal profile] sholio 2017-04-17 06:43 pm (UTC)(link)
I think in a way, knowing what it was (assuming you don't actually have the fic downloaded) is actually worse than knowing nothing. I encounter it most often while going through older bookmarks, and I'm honestly kind of glad not to know anything other than a fic used to be here and now it's not. Otherwise it's like that thing where you find a rec to a fic that sounds amazing and click on it and get a file not found error. (Which is going to be happening to a lot of people now, I guess, on account of so many journals being deleted off LJ ...)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)

[personal profile] sholio 2017-04-17 06:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Fair enough, everyone is different! :) I just tend to go nuts with KNOWING there was once a story like that out there, but there isn't anymore. For me, the total blank is easier to deal with.
brownbetty: (Default)

[personal profile] brownbetty 2017-04-18 04:57 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm with you. I think it would drive me mad knowing there was once that perfect X,Y,Z story waiting to be read, or finished, but now it no longer exists.
gwyn: (penguinsucks infinitemonkeys)

[personal profile] gwyn 2017-04-17 06:18 pm (UTC)(link)
I feel like there should be a special hell for people who delete fanworks.
bluemeridian: (SG1 :: Sam :: Grrr!)

[personal profile] bluemeridian 2017-04-18 12:56 am (UTC)(link)
Boooooo :(