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Apr 1

Fandoms reminder

phantomas67:

Actor/actress: not the same as their character
Acting: a job
Fans investment: invaluable/unvalued
Actor/actress: their public persona not the same as their private self
Storylines very much dictated by other than integrity/continuity/originality

Apr 1

And here is the most important thing I’ve learned from 10 years in this world: fandom is about people. It is not about a tv show or a ship, it’s not about a character or a creator or about that one fanfic that changed the way you regard fanfic as a whole. Fandom is about finding people who love what you love. It’s about finding someone in Israel who has the same reaction to Milo Ventimiglia’s bottom lip, or someone in Singapore who will share in your Downton Abbey geekery, or someone in Michigan who knows what you mean when you can’t express your emotions beyond “!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.” And who will then ask you about your day, or send you a link they know will make you laugh, or recommend something else (a tv show, band, podcast, book, youtube video) they know you’re going to love. Because they know you.

- Elizabeth (via nomoreapologys)

HEY GUYS!!!

My Fangirls for Seniors fundraiser has two weeks left.  Give to a great cause and get a cool shirt out of it.

willyoubemyt-hy-la:

andcanyoukneelbeforetheking:

spirkfeels:

willyoubemyt-hy-la:

MAY I GRIPE???  THIS is bullshit. You saw one of the reboot movies and enjoyed it? You’re a Trekkie. Saw two? You’re a Trekkie. Only seen originals? Trekkie. Love voyager but hate all the other stuff? You’re a Trekkie. Can’t stand Sisko but love everyone else?  YOU ARE  A  TREKKIE YOU WILL ALWAYS BE WELCOME IN OUR FANDOM.  GAH.  you are not a true Trekkie if you put real Trekkies down for not liking EVERY BLOODY THING ABOUT THE FRANCHISE

^

Captain Hook
Captain Jack 
Captain Crunch.

Perfect

willyoubemyt-hy-la:

andcanyoukneelbeforetheking:

spirkfeels:

willyoubemyt-hy-la:

MAY I GRIPE???
THIS is bullshit. You saw one of the reboot movies and enjoyed it? You’re a Trekkie. Saw two? You’re a Trekkie. Only seen originals? Trekkie. Love voyager but hate all the other stuff? You’re a Trekkie. Can’t stand Sisko but love everyone else?
YOU
ARE
A
TREKKIE
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE WELCOME IN OUR FANDOM.
GAH.
you are not a true Trekkie if you put real Trekkies down for not liking EVERY BLOODY THING ABOUT THE FRANCHISE

^

Captain Hook

Captain Jack 

Captain Crunch.

Perfect

Big plans to work on my fundraiser tees tonight. Hope to have the page up and running in ten days.

So there’s this thing called ‘love’…

strawberrypatty:

… And, in fandom, everyone seems to jump right towards Eros, passionate love with sensual desire.

But there’s also Storge, familial love.

There’s Philia, the love of a friend.

And Agape, unconditional, self-sacrificing love.

Sometimes, I think we limit ourselves.

Friends!

Just checking out who would be interested in purchasing fandom tee shirts and possibly mugs for a fundraiser I’m trying to do for my mom’s senior church group.  Over the next couple of weeks I’m going to be checking out places like Cafe Press, Red Bubble, Zazzle, and anywhere else I can think of so that I can design and then sell some cool stuff to the masses. 

All proceeds will go toward a senior trip my mother and other missionaries are planning for local senior citizens to Virginia Beach in October.  They do this trip yearly and this year I’ve offered my help.  If anyone has any ideas or advice, I’m open to it.  Thanks for listening.

Fandom is focus. Fandom is obsession. Fandom is insatiable consumption. Fandom is sitting for hours in front of a TV screen a movie screen a computer screen with a comic book a novel on your lap. Fandom is eyestrain and carpal tunnel syndrome and not enough exercise and staying up way, way past your bedtime.

Fandom is people you don’t tell your mother you’re meeting. Fandom is people in the closet, people out and proud, people in costumes, people in T-shirts with slogans only fifty others would understand. Fandom is a loud dinner conversation scaring the waiter and every table nearby.

Fandom is you in Germany and me in the US and him in Australia and her in Japan. Fandom is a sofabed in New York, a roadtrip to Oxnard, a friend behind a face in London. Fandom talks past timezones and accents and backgrounds. Fandom is conversation. Communication. Contact.

Fandom is drama. Fandom is melodrama. Fandom is high school. Fandom is Snacky’s law and Godwin’s law and Murphy’s law. Fandom is smarter than you. Fandom is stupider than you. Fandom is five arguments over and over and over again. Fandom is the first time you’ve ever had them.

Fandom is female. Fandom is male. Fandom lets female play at being male. Fandom bends gender, straight, gay, prude, promiscuous. Fandom is fantasy. Fandom doesn’t care about norms or taboos or boundaries. Fandom cares too much about norms and taboos and boundaries. Fandom is not real life. Fandom is closer than real life. Fandom knows what you’re really like in the bedroom. Fandom is how you would never, could never be in the bedroom.

Fandom is shipping, never shipping, het, slash, gen, none of the above, more than the above. Fandom is love for characters you didn’t create. Fandom is recreating the characters you didn’t create. Fandom is appropriation, subversion, dissention. Fandom is adoration, extrapolation, imitation. Fandom is dissection, criticism, interpretation. Fandom is changing, experimenting, attempting.

Fandom is creating. Fandom is drawing, painting, vidding: nine seasons in four minutes of love. Fandom is words, language, authoring. Fandom is essays, stories, betas, parodies, filks, zines, usenet posts, blog posts, message board posts, emails, chats, petitions, wank, concrit, feedback, recs. Fandom is writing for the first time since you were twelve. Fandom is finally calling yourself a writer.

Fandom is signal and response. Fandom is a stranger moving you to tears, anger, laughter. Fandom is you moving a stranger to speak.

Fandom is distraction. Fandom is endangering your job, your grades, your relationships, your bank account. Fandom gets no work done. Fandom is too much work. Fandom was/is just a phase. Fandom could never be just a phase. Fandom is where you found a friend, a sister, a kindred spirit. Fandom is where you found a talent, a love, a reason.

Fandom is where you found yourself.

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http://hesychasm.livejournal.com/187818.html

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Fandom is signal and response. Fandom is a stranger moving you to tears, anger, laughter. Fandom is you moving a stranger to speak.

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I cry every. damn. time. this post shows up on my dash.

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Fandom is appropriation, subversion, dissention. Fandom is adoration, extrapolation, imitation. Fandom is dissection, criticism, interpretation. Fandom is changing, experimenting, attempting.

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FOREVER YES.  :)

raisesomehale:

do you ever get to a point in a fandom where you just… ignore canon?

Jan 9

Fans and fandom and wars (shipping et al) and people

phantomas67:

See, it’s not fans, or fandom. It’s people.

Some people, due to education or example/role models or natural good sense, can be civilized when disagreeing, others cannot. Saying you don’t mind ship AB but you’ll stick to ship BF because it’s the true one….it’s defective.

We can like what we like and just chose to ignore what we don’t, and we can thus all be happy in our corner of fandom/s and STILL BE IN AND SUPPORT THE SAME FANDOM. 

It’s very simple and easy to do, if only people take their ego out of the equation.