The ao3 tag is really like we’re doing Star Wars all Over again
The ao3 tag is really like we’re doing Star Wars all Over again
logging onto twit to see the o. m//ori fans fighting w the m c//yt fans like woaw
I am so impressed, confused and fascinated with the full-blown simpsons fandom that exists on this site
hi friends! not sure that anyone rly cares (not in a bad way just. this is literally some blog lol) but in case u do! i wanted to say i’m gonna deactivate this blog soon - probably by the end of the week, I still love atla obv and will forever and will continue reading fic and whatnot but I think im good w fandom.
lot of personal reasons (that i don’t mind getting into if its helpful but i don’t feel its super necessary to list out here) and generally i think fandom has run its course for me. also I will start throwing rocks if I have to keep seeing the same discourse topics and fandom issues. i'm just Tired, and i found myself getting mad very quickly for a while, so i took a step back. now that i’m calmer and finding some energy again, ive been mulling it over and i dont see myself being all that active in fandom anymore!
i feel so grateful to have had this space to engage deeply in a show i love so much! the meta and art and content and knowledge about atla has enriched my understanding and appreciation endlessly! i appreciate everyone in my little corner of fandom who has done amazing things w this show and continues to! it is consistently incredible and i’ll miss seeing it regularly<3 love u all, thank u for making fandom so fun and enjoyable!!!!!
it’s legitimately depressing that queer people have to turn to fanfiction to find queer representation. there’s a difference between canon and fanon. there’s no regulations for what can and can’t be in fandom. on ao3 you can post whatever you want and the only rule is that it can’t be a commission (for legal reasons). and fanfiction is amazing, don’t get me wrong, but it’s nothing compared to watching a show or movie and seeing good queer representation. not because fanfiction is bad, but because if we’re not in media it means that we’re not accepted enough to be placed in media and still make money. (and i don’t like capitalism but it’s what we’re stuck with at the moment so i have to talk about it.) so if we’re not in media it means that if people see us the will stop watching something they used to enjoy because of it. having to turn to fanfiction to see queer representation is bad. it’s bad because it’s basically our only option. if there was as much good queer rep as there is cishet representation then turning to fanfiction would be different because it would be a choice, but if your choices are a few horrible stereotypes that either die or never get to be openly queer and a space filled with thousands of interpretations, types of representation, and content that is good representation, then i’m sure the choice people make is fairly obvious
There is a scale with "setting exists to be a backdrop for characters" on one end, and "characters exist to showcase the setting" on the other. This is not a value judgement on either, and there is some extent to which both things are true in any given work; where a work sits on the scale is a matter of what's emphasized and given priority.
Hard sci-fi necessarily lives toward the "characters showcase the setting" end if it's any good, because if the characters take priority then the writer is eventually going to end up bending the setting to accomodate the characters, and that compromises the whole premise.
This is also why in-depth worldbuilding feels like a distraction in some works and not others, or why contrivances of character to make Things Happen feel reasonable in some works but bullshit in others
ppl in big fandoms are so weird lol like,, there are sub-fandoms/fanfiction for certain fanfiction series and it’s like,, h o w
there are literally ppl enter a big fandom, read this piece of fanfiction, say “omigod i love this fanfic i need more”, and suddenly there’s a fandom for a fanfiction
meanwhile i’m sitting here in pain because barbie fanfic is pretty much nonexistant
Hey y’all!! I may branch out to other fandoms! Don’t be alarmed, I’ll still post 7k content but tangled the series content is so scarce so,,, I kinda moved on. Please don’t get mad for my decision.
I’m still silently working on all of my 7k fanfics (and finishing them soon!) but I’ll be posting a lot more.... multi-fandom stuff.
So for that matter, if you don’t like my choice, you have the absolute right to unfollow.
I’ll tag what fandoms I’m in right now, so y’all get a better idea.
Sorry about that. I’ve been trying to post more tts content but I’m running dry. I’m still working on 7k but I’ll still be in the fandom no matter what!!
I don't even understand how u get to being a 30+ y/o "fandom mom." I'm 20 and I already dont want to be associated with any fanbase of anything that I enjoy
Dumbass epiphany of Maybe I’m feeling bad and upset bc I forgot to eat dinner and that strongly effects my mood
Send me 🦄 if I give you Sophie vibes
Send me 🎨 if I give you Keefe vibes
Send me 💎 if I give you Fitz vibes
Send me 🧚♀️ if I give you Marella vibes
Send me 👠 if I give you Biana vibes
Send me 🌞 if I give you Wylie vibes
Send me ⚫ if I give you Tam vibes
Send me💧if I give you Linh vibes
Send me ⚔ if I give you Percy vibes
Send me 🧢 if I give you Annabeth vibes
Send me 🦸♂️ if I give you Jason vibes
Send me 🐴 if I give you Hazel vibes
Send me 💋 if I give you Piper vibes
Send me 🐾 if I give you Frank vibes
Send me 🛠 if I give you Leo vibes
Send me 🏴☠️ if I give you Nico vibes
Send me 🎩 if I give you Kaz vibes
Send me 🔫 if I give you Jesper vibes
Send me 🔪 if I give you Inej vibes
Send me 📖 if I give you Wylan vibes
Send me 🧇 if I give you Nina vibes
Send me 🐺 if I give you Matthias vibes
Send me ☀️ if I give you Alina vibes
Send me 🌑 if I give you the Darkling vibes
Send me 💅 if I give you Genya vibes
Send me 👑 if I give you Nikolai vibes
Send me 🌟 if I give you Mal vibes
Feel free to add more! <3
there’s been lots of posts made about this, but here I am, adding another one into the mix:
the starkid fanbase is really happy to have new people on here, okay?
we are, it’s amazing to see the fandom grow, and see Team Starkid get more popularity and recognition for what they do
but please, don’t mis-tag things that don’t need to be tagged
(I know sometimes it happens, but it happens a lot in the mcyt fandom and if it doesn’t need to be tagged as starkid/starkid related don’t drown out the tag)
respect that the boundaries of Starkid may be different from those you follow in the mcyt community
and like- don’t be dicks? like this applies to everyone, old starkid fans, new ones.
respect each other, because at the end of the day, we’re just here to support our favourite creators
-Sincerely, a Starkid and DSMP fan
if i brought up some hockey challenges would people wanna participate? like by challenges i mean stuff like tag games but for content or anyone to do, for gifmaking or graphicmaking or art or writing or smth like that.
e.x. a week challenge where it’s seven themes one for each day, or maybe a process like show before and after for a piece of work, etc. ???
hope y'all know that when a white woman talks about a woman of color's "histrionics" that's the white supremacy talking
big fandoms go:
"why is this tag 90% not the thing i was searching for"
when ut fandom was collectively like “the blue soul kid is the black one bc black ballerinas/danseurs need more rep” that was pretty cool, but it took a swerve into kinda fuckt when ut fandom was ALSO collectively like “AND the blue soul kid is the mustache twirlingly evil mass murdering one and definitely did a near no mercy run bc their equipment descriptions imply they mightve fought monsters”
not to say that there WERENT people who only went with one or the other, but a contingency sure existed that was like “these are 2 great tastes that taste great together” w/o rly thinking any deeper and im. u guys sure abt that...
Do you ever feel that fandoms are like entirely obsessed with characters beyond literally everything else about a piece of fiction