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Because unfortunately while Tumblr tries to talk a good game about diversity and inclusiveness, fandom is in actuality sort of shit about liking things where they can’t just be writing about two white dudes touching dicks?


How to Get 45 Different Screen Caps of Your Favorite Character in a 35 Second Scene: The Art of the Pause Button, by a Super Fan.

Oct 4




there are people in the fandom who can

  • write fanfictions
  • draw fanarts
  • create gifs
  • think of theories
  • edit stuff

and then there’s me

But there’s you, who

  • Read our fanfictions
  • Like/Reblog/Commission us for our fanarts
  • View our gifs
  • Support our theories
  • Are amused by our edits

You are just as important as the rest of us.

All the fandoms should see this.





We’re all thinking Teen Wolf right?

I was actually thinking about like 5 or 6 different shows.



e’rybody’s all like “fandom’s where i found community and understanding and happiness’

and i’m in the corner like “fandom’s where i found my high blood pressure and an insatiable urge for murder”




sorry to break it to you all but being a fan of someone is not a competition, in competitions there are losers and winners, but in a fandom there are only losers and it’s all of us


  • i do not ship the fandom's main ship: a lesson in agony
  • I shipped the popular ship and they're all doing it wrong: a lesson in uncomfortable annoyance
  • I fucking hate the fandom's main ship: a lesson in barely contained fury
Aug 1

Do you ever think you'll stop drawing fanart? No offense it just seems like the kind of thing you're supposed to grow out of. I'm just curious what your plans/goals are since it isn't exactly an art form that people take seriously.





Ah, fanart. Also known as the art that girls make.

Sad, immature girls no one takes seriously. Girls who are taught that it’s shameful to be excited or passionate about anything, that it’s pathetic to gush about what attracts them, that it’s wrong to be a geek, that they should feel embarrassed about having a crush, that they’re not allowed to gaze or stare or wish or desire. Girls who need to grow out of it.

That’s the art you mean, right?

Because in my experience, when grown men make it, nobody calls it fanart. They just call it art. And everyone takes it very seriously.

It’s interesting though — the culture of shame surrounding adult women and fandom. Even within fandom it’s heavily internalized: unsurprisingly, mind, given that fandom is largely comprised by young girls and, unfortunately, our culture runs on ensuring young girls internalize *all* messages no matter how toxic. But here’s another way of thinking about it.

Sports is a fandom. It requires zealous attention to “seasons,” knowledge of details considered obscure to those not involved in that fandom, unbelievable amounts of merchandise, and even “fanfic” in the form of fantasy teams. But this is a masculine-coded fandom. And as such, it’s encouraged - built into our economy! Have you *seen* Dish network’s “ultimate fan” advertisements, which literally base selling of a product around the normalization of all consuming (male) obsession? Or the very existence of sports bars, built around the link between fans and community enjoyment and analysis. Sport fandom is so ingrained in our culture that major events are treated like holidays (my gym closes for the Super Bowl) — and can you imagine being laughed at for admitting you didn’t know the difference between Supernatural and The X Files the way you might if you admit you don’t know the rules of football vs baseball, or basketball?

"Fandom" is not childish but we live in a culture that commodified women’s time in such away that their hobbies have to be "frivolous," because "mature" women’s interests are supposed to be marriage, family, and overall care taking: things that allow others to continue their own special interests, while leaving women without a space of their own.

So think about what you’re actually saying when you call someone “too old” for fandom. Because you’re suggesting they are “too old” for a consuming hobby, and I challenge you to answer — what do you think they should be doing instead?

Oh look, a non-ship related fandom questionnaire. Do you love it? I do. Have people send you numbers, answer the questions. It’s fun for the whole family.


1. Favorite one-off episode of any series.
2. Favorite villain
3. Least favorite “main character” of a show
4. Favorite “sidekick”
5. Character you love to hate.
6. Favorite friendship
7. Friendship that never felt real to you.
8. Favorite wise-guy/jokester character
9. Least favorite villain
10 Least favorite season long storyline
11. Talk about a character with a bad story or character arc.
12. Character that just pisses you off no matter how much you try to like them.
13. Plot device used too much in your favorite shows
14. Favorite character death scene
15. An abandoned or unanswered plot line that will always bug you.



mcgarrygirl78 replied to your post: Everyone’s still hoping for Paget to c…

Just because certain fans dont like JLH doesnt mean they’re “hating”. I’ve actually thought she was a bad actress since Party of Five and am unimpressed with the idea of her on CM. I should be able to express that as much as those who are stoked.

Excuse me, did I say not liking her equaled hating her? No, I did not so don’t make assumptions, twist my words, or put words into my mouth. I was specifically talking about those who hate her already. I’m not overly excited about her (I don’t hate her though) but I’m giving her a chance. Which is something I’m asking everyone to do. Not liking her is fine. Give her a chance. And if not then at least don’t hate on her. 

No, you did say stop hating. grow up.  Those were your words exactly.  And I’m just saying that just because someone expresses dislike, even intense, of the actress or even the character (though they havent seen her yet) that doesnt mean they’re “hating”.  We just end up policing each other so often in fandom, and dont get me wrong because I think things often get out of control (the insanity with Alex/Jeanne made me sick and most likely lead to her exit). 

All I’m saying is that fans dont have to give JLH a chance, dont have to like anything at all about her casting, and there are ways to express that without being visceral, disrespectful of those who do like it (or are waiting before they judge), or anything of the sort.  I know a lot of people dont do that and I know you were speaking to those specifically but its a fine line to tread when we start attempting to censoring others and censoring ourselves not to incur the wrath of others. 

We all have a right to express our feelings, positive or otherwise, on a show we all love or loved deeply at one time.  I just think sometimes the “dont you dare start complaining” crowd can be just as out of control as the “I’m totally gonna complain about this” crowd.  Respect of everyone’s opinion, even those I dont agree with or like, as long as its given with respect is really important to me as a fan and a person.

It wasnt my intent to start a fight, I completely respect what you have to say and who you’re saying it to.  I just wonder sometimes how the conversation might be different in fandoms if we asked each other why more, opened dialogues, instead of all picking up weapons and taking vastly opposite sides.