01 January 2014 @ 02:47 pm
Five Favorite 2013 Meta Posts  
In no order :

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1. Meta on The Witch by bone_dry1013.

2. Meta on Buffy and trauma by eilowyn.

3. Meta on Buffy and her relationships by fozmeadows.

4. Meta on Beneath You by angearia.

5. Meta on Spike as Buffy's mirror by brutti_ma_buoni.

And an extra one just because by gillo.
 
 
 
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red_satin_doll: Lesbian Vampire Seal of Approvalred_satin_doll on January 1st, 2014 08:31 pm (UTC)
I just said in my post today that I hoped more people would do meta rec lists and you've done just that! *squees* Bless you, these are excellent choices, and at least two of them are entirely new to me. Most excellent!
http://red-satin-doll.livejournal.com/28708.html
petzipellepingo: buffyversetop5 spike by eyesthatslaypetzipellepingo on January 1st, 2014 09:30 pm (UTC)
My pleasure.
singedbylife: comlodgesnagged4singedbylife on January 1st, 2014 09:02 pm (UTC)
Really dumb but I have to ask (even though I think I get the gist of it): What does meta mean?
petzipellepingo: buffyversetop5 spike by eyesthatslaypetzipellepingo on January 1st, 2014 09:33 pm (UTC)
A meta essay, or meta (short for meta-analysis) refers to an essay that explores the text of a show in more detail than an episode review or recap. Broader themes, or deeper analysis are investigated, often with supporting evidence in the form of screencaps, pictures or charts.
yourlibrarian: DevilYouKnow: indulging_breckyourlibrarian on January 1st, 2014 09:57 pm (UTC)
Ooh, nice description!

We also have a fandom glossary linked from the community's front page which goes here: http://fanlore.org/wiki/Category:Glossary

red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 1st, 2014 10:55 pm (UTC)
We also have a fandom glossary

I'd lost my link to that when the old 'puter burnt up in August so thank you!

Their definition of meta is close to my very loose definition: any fan works about a show(text) itself and the fandom/culture surrounding it. I used to think of it entirely in terms of nonfiction writing but I've come to realize that artwork, gifs, icons, vids and even fanfic can function as meta.
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 1st, 2014 11:07 pm (UTC)
We also have a fandom glossary

I'd lost my link to that when the old 'puter burnt up in August so thank you!

Their definition of meta is close to my very loose definition: any fan works about a show(text) itself and the fandom/culture surrounding it. I used to think of it entirely in terms of nonfiction writing but I've come to realize that artwork, gifs, icons, vids and even fanfic can function as meta.
singedbylife: comlodgesnagged4singedbylife on January 1st, 2014 10:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Butterfly: [ATS] Frangelussnogged on January 1st, 2014 10:57 pm (UTC)
Cool. :)
Plin: Fred_OMGsuperplin on January 2nd, 2014 04:32 am (UTC)
A weird chain of events led to me reading some Buffy meta today, which left me jonesing for more. Perfectly timed, thank you!
I miss fandom.

(Also: hi!)
petzipellepingo: waving white rabbit by peaces_iconspetzipellepingo on January 2nd, 2014 08:16 am (UTC)
Hi yourself Stranger! Nice to hear from you.
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on January 3rd, 2014 07:32 pm (UTC)
I don't think I read any meta last year, so thanks for the list.
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