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24th-Jun-2006 02:04 am
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Behind the cut, what happens when I start contemplating the fandom and what a map of this place would look like.

Edit: version 3.1

This map is heavily biased.

To quote The HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
"... it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate..."
I thought it might bring some amusement into peoples' lives. *grin*

NB: if you want to share this, please link here and spread the love! Remember, this is all tongue-in-cheek; if we can't laugh at ourselves, then we're too caught up in it.

ETA: Some people have been asking, so I'll go ahead and answer here.
  • The "Violent Shippers" has to do with people who are so adamant about their non-canon ship that they would break someone's kneecaps to prove their point.
  • Snape - White Hat vs. Snape - Black Hat is the "Is Snape Really Evil?" debate.
  • Ron is Dumbledore (aka Knight2King theory) was actually noted by JKR on her website.
  • Beautiful Days is an amazing fic by asyndeta about the story of Merope Gaunt. It is, as far as I'm concerned, practically canon.

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24th-Jun-2006 01:39 pm (UTC)
*dies* I love the MPreg and Suethors out on the island by the sea monster. Great idea.
24th-Jun-2006 03:45 pm (UTC)
*laughs* I'm glad you enjoyed it.
24th-Jun-2006 02:59 pm (UTC)
Lol really cool!! the part of the violent shippers really made me laugh xD
24th-Jun-2006 03:46 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, awesome. I was actually a bit worried that people would think that I meant something besides "violently defending their ship," but so far it seems to have been understood all around. *grin*

25th-Jun-2006 01:48 am (UTC)
this is awesome, i'm so gonna link to it!

i must say, having triosburg next to h/hrville makes me a bit happier, but tis still quite a hike from my home on what i've dubbed the icon-maker peninsula

& the bermuda triangle (or whatever you'd call it) of crossovers = genius, as is having the mpreg'ers waaaay out in the water
25th-Jun-2006 02:07 am (UTC)
*laughs* Thank you! Please do!!

Hee. Part of the fun of this is seeing how all over the map I myself am. I tend to make my home in the Triosburg, Weasleytown, Gintomville, and Siremuston corner of the realm. However, I also have a wanderlust on the fanfic author/fanartist/icon-maker half of the continent.

I have gotten so many frequent flyer miles going to Meetupland, RP world, and Cosplay Nation. *grin* I occasionally foray down into the Theorists continent, but it is a strange place. Mostly I go for speculating, nothing too intense.

Hee. Thank you! I was going for a vortex kind of effect, but the bermuda triangle is an apt assignment! Hahahaha, yes, I keep getting requests to off Mpreg and Suethor islands. I hope that the sea-dragon will be enough to keep them at bay.

25th-Jun-2006 02:35 am (UTC)
Ooh, class!
... I've got a hell of a commute! XD
I just adore the Crossover Vortex. ♥
25th-Jun-2006 02:38 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think a lot of people are all over the map. *grin*

Heheheheheheh. Thank you! That seems to be a popular favourite. That, and Mpreg Island. *grin*
25th-Jun-2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
*waves* Hi, I got here via sarie_gamgee's LJ, and for the last ten minutes I've been laughing far too much thanks to this map. It is brilliantly fantastic and, even if biased, it still is very accurate ^.^

Also, it seems I'll have to Apparate quite a bit, since I can see myself living in many different territories :D

Hopefully you won't mind me saving this in my memories and sharing it with my Flist? :)
25th-Jun-2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
Awesome!! I'm so glad you've been enjoying it. *grin*

I think a lot of people will have to Apparate a lot, but it works out okay - I think everyone's got their one part of the fandom that they particularly enjoy hanging about in. ^_^

I don't mind at all!! Please feel free to share it!

Cheers :D
26th-Jun-2006 01:00 am (UTC)
I love the Crossovers. ;)
26th-Jun-2006 01:02 am (UTC)
*laughs* Thank you. It seems to be a favourite. :D
26th-Jun-2006 01:03 am (UTC)
This is great!

...some one should really do an image map and make those all links.
26th-Jun-2006 01:06 am (UTC)
Thank you!

... you know, I thought about that... but then, I thought that maybe I'd already put too much thought into it at that point. *grin*

(as a side note to everyone out there: if someone DOES want to do it, send me an email and I'll send you the photoshop format so it's easier to make the slices and links. :D)
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26th-Jun-2006 01:08 am (UTC)
*laughs* There are apparition points all over the realm. I myself am very much a nomad. ^_^
26th-Jun-2006 01:22 am (UTC)
Here on a link from miz_tith. I've always liked fantasy maps and this is a fun one. The nice central location of canon shippers made me happy.
26th-Jun-2006 01:31 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm so glad that everyone's been enjoying it so far. *grin*

*giggles* Your icon amuses me very much.

So far I think everyone's been fairly agreeable to the layout - of course, I have to thank my friends-list for helping me tweak and add a few areas. ;) But it's more or less the same as the first version I put up - which I actually made in about 45 minutes.

Yay for canon shippers ^_^
26th-Jun-2006 02:56 am (UTC)
Ha, is there a reason that the H/Hr shippers are so close to the Violent Shippers territory?

Otherwise, pretty cool!
26th-Jun-2006 03:12 am (UTC)
*laughs* Because most of the H/Hr shippers that I know are (while good friends) the sort of folk who tend to defend their ship very violently. ;)

I myself ship Remus/Sirius, which is also very close to the Violent Shipper territory. I brook no illusions about the general state of either ship.

Like I warned, this map is heavily biased. ;) I've got some very reasonable H/Hr-shipping friends - heck, I've even written H/Hr fic. ^_^

26th-Jun-2006 02:57 am (UTC)
And that spot of water thar between crack!ships and RestrictedSectioners, that's Sirry Bay, and that's where I live, on me boat.

With me parrot, One-eye Jack.

(This is cool.)
26th-Jun-2006 03:13 am (UTC)
You're off the map... Here there be monsters. ;D

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26th-Jun-2006 02:59 am (UTC)
I've found a lovely spot for myself on the coastline of H/D and Snarry. I'm sure I'll be happy here for a long time!

Great work on the map! *laughs at mpreg way out there on the far side of the world*
26th-Jun-2006 03:15 am (UTC)
Oh, good! I hear there are a lot of condos and duplexes in that part of the world. *grin* Settle in! ;D

Thank you!!

(hahah, mpreg's location is getting a lot of lovin')
26th-Jun-2006 03:06 am (UTC)
Here via miz_tith.

Yay! You made a map...

Now, I know I am LOST! XD

Just joking. Great idea! I live in Canon Land (most of the time, at least).
26th-Jun-2006 03:16 am (UTC)
*grin* Woooo! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
26th-Jun-2006 04:19 am (UTC)
Hahahahaha, this is wonderful. *giggles at mpreg in the corner*
26th-Jun-2006 04:27 am (UTC)
*grin* Glad you liked it. ^_^
26th-Jun-2006 05:04 am (UTC)
Haha this is awesome! So glad SBP gets its own little country thing....and lmao to mpreg being over with the suethors :P
26th-Jun-2006 05:08 am (UTC)
*grin* Thank you!! Hehehe, like I said, heavily biased... which means that my much-loved Shoebox got a spot. *whistles innocently*
26th-Jun-2006 06:09 am (UTC)
This is AWESOME, and like many others, I'm sure, I'm all over the map. I love that R/S shippers have our own little area, and I will readily admit to being internet-violent on (rare) occasion when it comes to my OTP... *grin* (But then again, I'm also a big "why can't we all just get along"/"stop all the Tonks-hate already"-type person, so there's that.)
26th-Jun-2006 06:13 am (UTC)
Thank you! ^_^
26th-Jun-2006 06:37 am (UTC)
o_O I was once writing a fanfic about Ron becoming Dumbledore. I think they stole my idea.
26th-Jun-2006 06:41 am (UTC)
*laughs* Isn't that unnerving when that happens? I wrote a fic a few years ago where one of the key story points was that Ollivander has been kidnapped. Then JKR had to go and put that in HBP. *le sigh* ;)

I actually know the creators of the theory IRL. Small world!
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26th-Jun-2006 08:27 am (UTC)
Oh gods, yes. I love it. Glad someone else agrees with me :)
26th-Jun-2006 08:31 am (UTC)
Ah, yes - excellent stuff :) You do know this is going to cause fandom squeeing and multiple pages of comments, yes?

*loves and mems to show her RL friends*
26th-Jun-2006 08:33 am (UTC)
*laughs* Thank you! I'm really thrilled with the response I've gotten so far. It's entertaining, slightly disconcerting, and in some ways a bit surreal!

By all means, link! I'm glad that everyone seems to be enjoying it and taking it in the spirit in which it was intended - that is, to be completely ridiculous! :D

Cheers! ^_^
26th-Jun-2006 10:13 am (UTC)
Aheh, how fabulous! :D I really do a lot of trekking around fandom, and mpreg island definitely made me laugh!
26th-Jun-2006 03:46 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thank you :D Glad to have made you laugh.
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26th-Jun-2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm so glad everyone's been enjoying it!!

Hee... nice. Very nice.
26th-Jun-2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
Your map is awesome.
26th-Jun-2006 06:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
26th-Jun-2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
Here via the Snitch - beautiful work, and I love the Crossover Vortex.
26th-Jun-2006 06:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you! For less than an hour of mucking about in photoshop, this has turned out to be quite the endeavour - it's a bit mind-boggling, the response I've gotten!
26th-Jun-2006 07:59 pm (UTC)
I love that Mpregs and Suethors are behind the sea monster in the evil north XD Ahahah, and the little Lurkers island!

This is brilliant :D!
26th-Jun-2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Hehehe, I actually got into a discussion about Lurker Island on my lj:

friend: Oh, and I can see why you put the lurkers next to the trolls, by the way, but the island looks tiny and I'm sure there is a lot more of us than you would think. :P

my reply: Lurker Island, if shown to be its actual size, would probably take up 4/5ths of the map. My theory? A vast underground water society, like the Gungans in the Star Wars prequels. They only come to the surface of Lurker Island for the occasional breath of fresh air and to catch a flight to the mainland. :D


Thank you!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :D Feel free to share!
26th-Jun-2006 09:15 pm (UTC)
People actually think that RON IS DUMBLEDORE?!?! :O

The next time we study geography in class I am totally whipping this out. :D

♥ ♥ ♥
26th-Jun-2006 09:19 pm (UTC)
Hehe, yup. Very sane, reasonable people (I know them IRL). The site makes some very salient points, even if you don't end up buying into the theory. :D

*laughs* You should totally do that.

Thanks! ^_^
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