Is this where I sign into the fandom?
HA, I see you have a ship!
I have one too!
They’re very non-canon and…
when something happens in your fandom but none of your friends are in it
For the past few months, it seems, there has been a lot of unneeded drama circulating. Yes, drama is a natural thing to happen in any fandom but what is going on now (and has been for a while) is just really immature and childish.
I will put the rest in a read more. I’ll be explaining a lot and giving examples.
One day your child will bring home a friend and introduce them and they’ll have the name of a fictional character and you silently whisper “I can’t believe their parents were in ‘that’ fandom!”
I just want to take a moment to say how freaking UNIQUE the Lorax fandom is. And yeah, people seem to say it daily. So much so that it’s losing it’s meaning.
But what I mean is…
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Disney, though I was more passive and didn’t contribute much other than the occasional cosplay. The first fandom I’ve heavily contributed to was the Once-ler fandom.
mario fuck my life
fairly odd parentts mfnfgmnfm
golden sun i guess???
kingdom hearts v x v
Danny Phantom (though TGWTG was the first one where I ever got involved in the community aspect…)
Avalon: Web of Magic
how is it possible to love fictional characters this much and also have people always been this way?
like, did queen elizabeth lie in bed late sometimes thinking ‘VERILY I CANNOT EVEN FOR MERCUTIO HATH SLAIN ME WITH FEELS’
was caesar like ‘ET TU ODYSSEUS’
sometimes i wonder
there’s something kind of beautiful about an entire fandom going absolutely batshit insane all at the same time
I make a habit of wearing fandom related shirts when I go out because I always have that glimmer of hope that just maybe someone will recognize one of them
but then I remember that you guys basically stay inside all day and it makes me sad
I saw the original post on my dash with no contrasting/positive comments so I had to look what other people said because I just don’t agree in a way. I mean, c’mon, it’s just like real life. You can love/loathe the celebrities but you can also make friends with lesser known people (but you can make friends with celebrities here too). And whether you’re “popular” or not, if you speak up, it’s a very loving fandom (as long as you’re not caught with those hate anons). I’ve been in only one other fandom that I was truly involved in so I can’t say this is the closest group of people for sure but it’s the closest I’ve ever felt. I know you might feel small but you have to talk to people. Make friends.
You know what? I’ve tried that. I’ve tried talking to people in this fandom, but they talk to me maybe once? and never speak to me again. I tried making quite a few contributions to the fandom. They were all pretty much ignored. I have quite a lot of followers from the Once-ler fandom that never like or reblog anything I do. So I guess, yeah, the Once-ler fandom is a family, a family to extremely talented social butterflies (at least on Tumblr). I tried hard to fit in and it just makes me feel exponentially worse. I’ve tried to “make friends” but just brushed off.
Maybe you’re just trying with the wrong people, I don’t know. You really can’t walk up to someone and expect to have a beautiful friendship right away. I understand. It’s hard for me to make friends because I just don’t know what to say (and this is still me in real life). You just have to click with people the right way
Ummmm, I’mma add a perspective I haven’t really seen yet. For my part, I haven’t made any close friends in the fandom, but I can’t blame it on others at all; I’m just awful at reaching out to people. I don’t even contribute much but everyone I’ve ever talked to has been wonderful. <3
I guess… it feels like a family to me, even if I’m the family member who sits in the car with my book during reunions. XD
what if in the future fandom wars escalate to the point of being actual wars
“we’ve lost another battalion to the homestucks and the once-ler fans are closing in on our southern border, sir”
“damn it all! at this rate we’re going to have to reconsider the whovians’ offer to unite to strengthen our numbers”