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Fandom: Queer as Folk
by we are not the same, I am a Martian (pluvial_poetry)
at February 18th, 2005 (10:24 pm)
cheerful

current mood: cheerful

Queer as Folk is an unapologetic celebration of life in all its varied forms. Within the differences, we discover similarities that make us all human. The series focuses on the relationships, careers, loves, and ambitions of a group of gay men and lesbians living in Pittsburgh/Manchester. Lending strong drama with charm and humour - a compelling, realistic, and graphic depiction of society. *



Still a work in progress. I'll update as often as possible. And if I'm missing anything that I should add, please leave me a comment. Thank you!




The way I went about making this guide was that I linked everything that I came across that might be of interest to a fan of Queer as Folk . Everything. So if I have a site here that is insulting to your favorite character or pairing - sorry! Nothing I can do about that. Please read the community information carefully, and view or join communities at your own discretion.

And obviously, due to the nature of the show Queer as Folk, the sites linked here deal with homoeroticism and with NC-17 rated materials. You've been warned!


GENERAL FANDOM STUFF

idol_reflection - Essays on your favorite characters to provide readers with insight and detailed character analysis.
ship_manifesto - Designed to bring together shippers of every conceivable pairing and share with the world what it is that draws us to those pairings.
~ The Brian/Michael Ship Manifesto - QAF US
~ The Justin/Michael Ship Manifesto - QAF US
~ The Brian/Justin Ship Manifesto - QAF US

~ The Stuart/Vince Ship Manifesto - QAF UK

(Could be more Queer as Folk love over at these sites. Sign up to discuss your favorite character or pairing on QAF)



Queer as Folk U.S.


SPECIFIC FANDOM STUFF

An Introduction to Queer as Folk on crack_van
A Queer as Folk Fandom Guide on queerasfolkfans



NEWS

_in_babylon - Daily news from the Queer as Folk fandom
always_brikey - Weekly news from the Brian/Michael ship
atpnews - This journal is for posting of News about the Across the Pond QAF archive. Any problems will be reported here as well as to the official lists.
libertydiner - This is a "catch up" community for QAF fans on LJ. If anyone has an unexpected bout of offlineness, they come to the community and easily find new creativity that debuted in their absence.


DISCUSSION

queerasfolkfans - The biggest Queer as Folk discussion forum on livejournal. This is the place to discuss all things QaF-related.
qaf_spoilers - Queer as Folk spoilers
liveinthenow - A place for spoiler free discussions of QaF.
qaf_essays - Essays/meta on all aspects of Queer as Folk
qafquotes - Quotes from Queer as Folk episodes
thumpa_thumpa - Music from Queer as Folk
qaf_music - A community for sharing our mututal love of music from QAF.
qaf_losers - Icons, community promotions, discussion, etc. relating to various aspects of QaF
we_love_qaf - Here you can post spoilers, news, quotes, pictures, and anything that has to do with Queer as Folk
qafships - Respectful discussion of ALL the relationships on QAF.
qaf_sims - Queer as Folk in Sims 2
qaf_de - Queer as Folk for German fans
qaf_espanol - Queer as Folk for Spanish fans
qafmuisteloita - Queer as Folk for Dutch fans (as far as I can tell)
qafandomhate - Queer as Folk wanking
the_hor_house - Adult community. Members only, QAF (B/J focused) discussion group. Also - pictures, video, and audio from "encounters" (i.e. plays, conventions, meetings).
queer_as_fans - For adult Queer as Folk fans unable to find a general QAF community that wasn't rife with immature members and moderators.
queer_asfolk - Talk about the show, issues involving yourself, issues about the gay community, issues involving anything that is important to you.
queer_as_folk - A community dedicated to Queer as Folk in various aspects including questions, comments and discussions.
queerfolk - For those completely obsessed with Queer As Folk. Anyone who likes the show is welcome to join.
queers_talk_qaf - A place for us queers who love QAF despite its flaws. A place to challenge it's choices, debate how it portrays our community, and just generally talk about QAF.
qaf_marathons - QAF discussion, mainly B/J oriented.
qaf_neverland - For those in denial about seasons 4 and 5
qaf_spoilerfree - For Season 5 discussion of QAF, spoiler free.
qaf_quibbles - A community for your complaints and woes directed toward QAF.


PAIRING-SPECIFIC

benmikey_fans - Ben/Michael
temmett - Ted/Emmett
both_so_tall - Brian/Emmett
melandlinds - Melanie/Lindsay
melancholy_rose - Brian/Michael
michaelandbrian - Brian/Michael
b_j_recaps - Brian/Justin
bj_daily - Brian/Justin
raging_sunshine - Brian/Justin
ridiculously - Brian/Justin
takemetoheaven - Brian/Justin
romancedbyrolex - Ted/Justin
major_bottoms - Michael/Justin


CHARACTER-SPECIFIC

bri_lliant - Brian Kinney
the_white_scarf - Brian Kinney
michaelfans - Michael Novotny
mikeyisamonkey - Michael Novotny (anti-Michael, anti-Hal Sparks)
boywonder_ - Justin Taylor
nelly_bottom - Emmett Honeycutt
simply_vance - Gardener Vance


ACTOR-SPECIFIC

_halsparks - Hal Sparks
halsparksfans - Hal Sparks
halthespark - Hal Sparks
sparks_daily - Hal Sparks
sparksvision - Hal Sparks
gale_daily - Gale Harold
house_of_gale - Gale Harold
planet_gale_h - Gale Harold
partsofhistruth - Gale Harold
gale_on_stage - Gale Harold
gale_graphics - Gale Harold
praise_the_gh - Gale Harold
randy_daily - Randy Harrison
randyharrison - Randy Harrison
randy_on_stage - Randy Harrison
scottlowell - Scott Lowell
gale_lovers - Gale Harold


FANFICTION

qaf_fiction - All QaF fiction welcome, with any pairings.
queerasfiction - A Queer as Folk fanfiction community. Any type of QaF writing is acceptable.
qafrecs - Common ground for Queer as Folk fan fiction fans to recommend exceptional QAF fic or authors.
its_your_call - Brian/Justin plot bunnies
bjfic - Brian/Justin
_put_it_on_me_ - Brian/Justin
_bestoftheworst - Badfic
qaf_badfic - Badfic
snowinandblowin - Queer as Folk Secret Santa
queer_100 - Queer as Folk drabbles
queeraslotrips - LOTRips and QAF cross-overs
cue_the_pulse - Rare Pairings Fic Exchange
always_exchange - A Brian/Michael gift exchange community
liberty_baths - For unusual pairings
qaf_challenges - A B/J focused challenge fic community
qaf_bunnies - For sharing plot bunnies, mainly B/J
qaf_coffeeclub - Discussion of QAF fanfic, mainly B/J
qaf_crackfic - Discussion of crackfic, mainly B/J
qaf_retread - B/J fic recs
pulsefic - The archive for the Rare Pairings Fic Exchange
on__impulse - Fanfic improv. Moderators will post a group of words and members will write a story using all of the words.
qafuckin_around - A community for random QAF pairings fanfic.
goodqafrecs - For high quality Queer As Folk fic recs


ART

Icons/Vids/Manips/Wallpapers/Layouts/Etc.

qaf_awards - This is an award community for nominating QaF icons by yourself or others.
qaf_chorus - Each week, a lyric will be posted. All members can then create and post a Queer As Folk icon using the provided lyric.
qaf_graphics - QaF icons, wallpaper, fan art
qaf_layouts - This is a community for those of us who would like to share Queer as Folk layouts with other users.
qaficons - Queer as Folk Icons
qaf_repixed - Recs for vids, picture spams, and other graphics, mainly B/J.
queerasicons - Queer as Folk Icons
qafwallpapers - A community for QAF wallpapers.
queerfolk_icons - For posting icons, headers, or friends only banners that you've created in dedication to the Showtime series Queer as Folk.
qaftechies - For sharing information about technical programs such as Photoshop, video and audio-related manipulation software, Nero, DivX, BitTorrent and other things such as basic HTML, LJ tags, and online services that make our lives easier.
good_qaficons - An elite icon community
bj_icontest - Brian/Justin icon contest
qaf_art - This is a place to post any and all kinds of QAF art. Wallpapers, drawings/paintings, fanart, icons, headers, banners, layouts, etc.


Downloads/Screencaps/Photos

_qafdaily - A community for Queer As Folk pictures only.
qaf_daily - A community where you can get your daily picture fix of the cast of Queer as Folk.
qaf_stillness - A Queer As Folk icon challenge for still icons
queer_as_porn - A community for the naked photos from QAF


ROLE PLAYING GAMES

brianakinney - Brian Kinney's livejournal
justintheartist - Justin Taylor's livejournal
bjljforum - discussion forum for the Brian and Justin livejournals
bjjournalteam - This community is for people helping out with maintenence, support and graphics for the Brian & Justin Journals.
babylon_jets - QaF RP
liberty_ave - QaF RP
queer_as_what - QaF RP
piecesofgale - Gale Harold RP
randomlyrandy - Randy Harrison RP
up_for_anything - Real Person Slash QaF RP


REAL PERSON SLASH

galerandylove - Community for Gale/Randy stories. These stories are fantasies about what could happen if Gale Harold and Randy Harrison were together in real life.
neverenough69 - For writers and readers of Gale/Randy RPS.




Queer as Folk U.K.


SPECIFIC FANDOM STUFF

An Introduction to Queer as Folk U.K. on crack_van



DISCUSSION

queerasfolkuk - Post pics, articles, news on the cast, anything Queer as Folk U.K. related!


PAIRING-SPECIFIC

goodenough4me - Stuart/Vince


ACTOR-SPECIFIC

aidangillen - Aidan Gillen
craigkelly - Craig Kelly


ROLE PLAYING GAMES

canal_street - QaF U.K. RP




* quote taken from the QAF Fanlisting

UPDATED: 11/20/06

Comments

Posted by: Kristen (itsjustkristen)
Posted at: February 19th, 2005 05:03 am (UTC)

Wow, thanks for putting it all here for us! I need more hours in the day.

Posted by: we are not the same, I am a Martian (pluvial_poetry)
Posted at: February 19th, 2005 05:16 am (UTC)
Dorky Satchel

*lol* That's what I said.

And you're welcome! :D

Posted by: the girl with her many obsessions (wistfuljane)
Posted at: February 19th, 2005 05:21 am (UTC)
QaF - Needs

Ee! I didn't know there was a QaF music community, must join. Thank you for compiling this.

Posted by: we are not the same, I am a Martian (pluvial_poetry)
Posted at: February 19th, 2005 06:08 am (UTC)

I didn't know half of this stuff existed when I first started out. The guide was definitely an education. And you're welcome! *G*

Posted by: Devil Doll (devildoll)
Posted at: February 19th, 2005 08:56 pm (UTC)

Is this for the US version of the show only? If so, can you specify in the post subject line and in your opening comments?

I don't know enough about this show in either form to be able to tell for sure, but it looks to me like it's US only--set me straight if it's not. Thanks!

Posted by: we are not the same, I am a Martian (pluvial_poetry)
Posted at: February 19th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)

Yeah it's just US QAF so far. I wasn't sure if you wanted both versions of the show in one post or not. And I haven't started the U.K. version yet. But yeah, I'll fix the header. :D

Posted by: we are not the same, I am a Martian (pluvial_poetry)
Posted at: February 19th, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC)
B/M Party Kiss

Scratch that last reply. I just went through and added all the UK QAF stuff instead. The fandom isn't very big on livejournal.

Posted by: Devil Doll (devildoll)
Posted at: February 21st, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC)

Sounds good. Thanks!

Posted by: Miss D. (bonobochick)
Posted at: February 23rd, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC)
Gale in BMer Shirt --  do not steal

This is great!

Posted by: we are not the same, I am a Martian (pluvial_poetry)
Posted at: February 23rd, 2005 07:05 pm (UTC)

*lol* Thank you. ;)

Posted by: apple juice, man, fucking delicious! (bluerosefairy)
Posted at: March 30th, 2005 11:02 pm (UTC)
Dynamic Duo B/M

Great newbieguide! If I may, can I link back to it in my B/M essay (which you were so kind to include)?

Posted by: we are not the same, I am a Martian (pluvial_poetry)
Posted at: March 31st, 2005 12:57 am (UTC)

Thank you! And sure, link away! :D

Posted by: Em (galaxynumber5)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2005 01:19 am (UTC)
SB/RL

Good job on the guide! I would like to see communities for newbies labeled somehow, but I haven't gone over all of what you listed yet so maybe there just aren't any. Thanks for the time you took to make this!

Posted by: we are not the same, I am a Martian (pluvial_poetry)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2005 03:07 am (UTC)
wet

Hi! Thank you for commenting! I appreciate the appreciation. :D

And I'm not sure there are any QAF groups specifically for newbies. It would depend on what you were looking for. If you just want to know more about the fandom, I would look at the "Guides to QAF", which I linked under the section Specific Fandom Stuff at the top.

If you just want to know what's going on in fandom: spoilers, when sites are updated, what the new fics are, and where to find icons on livejournal - I would recommend that you join _in_babylon if you haven't. The daily newsletter for the QAF fandom.

I think those are your best bets if you're a newbie. Good luck out there! :D

P.S. Cool icon.

Posted by: Chrisse (0corona0)
Posted at: November 17th, 2006 11:15 am (UTC)
dr. sugar

http://www.qafgermany.de/: malli_'s and my German QaF website. :)

Posted by: we are not the same, I am a Martian (pluvial_poetry)
Posted at: November 17th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
QAF Friends

Well, I'd love to include your site but the guide is for livejournal communities. Sorry! :)

Posted by: Chrisse (0corona0)
Posted at: November 18th, 2006 01:03 pm (UTC)
brian light

No problem at all, I probably should have read more carefully. :)

Posted by: Supported by G.M.H. III (etoile_du_soir)
Posted at: November 19th, 2006 08:35 am (UTC)
Brian 507 ouuuuh!

I just remembered there was this great post here after reading rebeccama's post on queerasfolkfans, I should come here often there are actually some places I still haven't heard about O_o. Anyway, she just put up an updated FAQ about the US show here: http://community.livejournal.com/queerasfolkfans/2484566.html, I thought that was worth mentionning to be added to the newbie guide as a further help.

And while I'm here, I'd like to suggest randy_on_stage and gale_on_stage in the actor specific communities. Also can we pimp our own com? If so, bj_daily for the photos and screencaps part. :D

Thanks!

Posted by: we are not the same, I am a Martian (pluvial_poetry)
Posted at: November 20th, 2006 04:04 am (UTC)
GREYS Dr. Karev

I was wondering why people were suddenly commenting on this post again. *g*

And thanks for the communities. I'll put them in the guide ASAP.

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