Do me a favour? Don't scream. Just hear what I've gotta say... and then scream.

 

To an extent it’s a problem with fandom: the fact is that you’ve got thousands of intelligent people thinking about a problem, and statistically speaking some of them are likely to come up with something more clever than the creators. […] There comes a point at which, frankly, fandom IS better than the creators. We have more minds, more cumulative talent, more voices arguing for different kinds of representation, more backstory… The thing is that I rarely get involved with a show without a fandom anymore, because I actually enjoy the analysis and fic and fun more than I enjoy the show itself. Similarly, I get drawn into shows I otherwise wouldn’t really consider by the strength of their fandom. And I want the shows to live up to their fandom, but it’s an almost impossibly high bar, because the parts of fandom I choose to engage with are often parts that wouldn’t be considered sufficiently accessible or relevant to a majority of viewers. So… basically, for me, fandom is primary, and canon is secondary. The latter is really only there to facilitate the former.

glitterarygetsit, in a discussion on fan responses to media on facebook

#this is the first time i’ve really articulated this #and i was quite pleased with it #this is the thing: i care so much less about original material than i do about fanworks

(via imorca)

Why did the chicken cross the road?

ambular-d:

Battlestar Galactica: The chicken has crossed the road before, and the chicken will cross the road again.

Supernatural: The chicken was searching for the demon that killed its father.  Sadly, being a hen, it was hit by an Impala before it reached the other side.

Firefly: Tell ‘em the chicken ain’t coming back.  (Was that my tail?  Did my gorram tail just fall off?)

Bones:  In the absence of sufficient forensic evidence, it’s unscientific to speculate as to the chicken’s motivations.  (Besides, I hate psychology.)

ETA:

Tumblr:

Me: ... Well I got it from the fandom, okay?

My Sister: And if the fandom jumped off a bridge? Would you jump too?

Me: Sarah, you don't understand. If the fandom jumped off a bridge, it's because there's a ship underneath.

The Closer fan: I love The Closer. I ship Brenda and Sharon!

another The Closer fan: I don't ship Brenda and Sharon but it's cool that you do! I ship Brenda and Fritz!!!

another The Closer fan: I ship Brenda and Fritz and I ship Brenda and Sharon!

another The Closer fan: I actually ship Brenda and Andy, but I like all the relationships on the show! :)

weatherthestormtogether: Omg. Seriously? You are not real fans of The Closer. You are all immature teenagers that are wackos who are imagining all of these ships except for Brenda and Fritz (who are the most perfect T.V. couple ever) so you all need to realize that. Even Jon Tenney ships Brenda and Fritz. I am sick of all of you. I am going to block all you nutcases.

I RULE THE WORLD!: FANDOM EDITION: Are these the...

iron-king-of-winter:

I RULE THE WORLD!: FANDOM EDITION: Are these the kind of things you’d like to be asked?

imafangirlnotadoctor:

A - Your current OTP

B - A pairing you initially didn’t consider but someone changed your mind

C - A pairing you have never liked and probably never will

D - A pairing you wish you liked but just can’t

E - Have you added anything stupid/cracky/hilarious to your fandom, if so, what

F - What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom

G - Do you remember your first OTP, if so who was in it

H - Do you prefer characters from real action series or anime series

I - Has tumblr caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why

J - Name a fandom you didn’t care/think about until you saw it all over tumblr

K - How do you feel about the other people in your current fandom

L - Your favorite fanartist/author gives you one request, what do you ask for

M - Your favorite fanart or fanartist

N - Your favorite fanfiction or fanauthor

O - Choose a song at random, which OTP does it remind you of

P - Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas)

Q - A ship you’ve abandoned and why

R - A pairing you ship that you don’t think anyone else ships

S - Show us an example of your personal headcanon

T - If you mostly have homoships, do you have any heteroships

U - If you mostly have heteroships, do you have any homoships

V - Are you one of those fans who can’t watch anything without shipping

W - 5 favorite characters from 5 different fandoms

X -  3 OTPs from 3 different fandoms

Y - A fandom you’re in but have no ships from

Z - Just ramble about something fan-related, go go go

(Source: allophobia)

Okay, time for a little rant. I normally don’t do these kinds of posts but there’s something that has been bothering me for the past weeks.

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shutupand-sing:

maryliciousgirl:

hiscontrolledmind:

have you ever loved a fictional character so much that whenever you see a picture of them your heart tingles and your vocal cords produce this awkward screeching noise that sounds a bit like a dying cat

  Yes !!!!

Oh you mean Laura roslin and bill adama?

 THIS!

(Source: silenteternity)

islandedinastreamofstars:

(teeny-tiny trigger warning, i guess?)
take away the “do something awful to brenda” part and this would be a pretty decent theory. can i just ask, what is with this fandom and doing awful things to its female characters? for one of my sharon/andy fics i had a reviewer who kept leaving me messages asking if sharon was going to get raped. no, reviewer, i really don’t feel that is necessary to tell my story/make sharon a strong character. i also don’t think the fics that were re-writes of the season one ep “fantasy date” were necessary. can we just have strong female characters who don’t have to be attacked in order to prove their strength? physical or sexual violence is not the only way to create drama or further a character, and this fandom’s fixation on it weirds me out a little. but any way. now back to our regularly scheduled fangirling.

I can’t speak for anyone one else in the Closer fandom, but I’m simply a sucker for h/c and I enjoy watching (especially strong) characters go trough extreme situations. Both male and female characters, both on this show and on others.
I thought Croelick made a great villain; smart, sick, twisted, and creepy as hell. And I really liked the interactions between him and Brenda. That’s why I’d like to see him again on the show. As for the ‘something awful’… again, I simply like watching a character go through some tough shit. Particularly when you have an actor, who does the extremes as well as Kyra does.
I certainly agree that violence, especially sexual violence, is very, very often used as a cheap plot point or sympathy-maker on telly and, even more so, in bad!fic fanfic. And it’s often done soooo badly that I end up feeling rather stabby towards the writers. However, in the fandoms I was involved in (at least to the point of reading a ton of fic) so far, it didn’t appear to be something that was predominantly done with female characters.

islandedinastreamofstars:

(teeny-tiny trigger warning, i guess?)

take away the “do something awful to brenda” part and this would be a pretty decent theory. can i just ask, what is with this fandom and doing awful things to its female characters? for one of my sharon/andy fics i had a reviewer who kept leaving me messages asking if sharon was going to get raped. no, reviewer, i really don’t feel that is necessary to tell my story/make sharon a strong character. i also don’t think the fics that were re-writes of the season one ep “fantasy date” were necessary. can we just have strong female characters who don’t have to be attacked in order to prove their strength? physical or sexual violence is not the only way to create drama or further a character, and this fandom’s fixation on it weirds me out a little. but any way. now back to our regularly scheduled fangirling.

I can’t speak for anyone one else in the Closer fandom, but I’m simply a sucker for h/c and I enjoy watching (especially strong) characters go trough extreme situations. Both male and female characters, both on this show and on others.

I thought Croelick made a great villain; smart, sick, twisted, and creepy as hell. And I really liked the interactions between him and Brenda. That’s why I’d like to see him again on the show. As for the ‘something awful’… again, I simply like watching a character go through some tough shit. Particularly when you have an actor, who does the extremes as well as Kyra does.

I certainly agree that violence, especially sexual violence, is very, very often used as a cheap plot point or sympathy-maker on telly and, even more so, in bad!fic fanfic. And it’s often done soooo badly that I end up feeling rather stabby towards the writers. However, in the fandoms I was involved in (at least to the point of reading a ton of fic) so far, it didn’t appear to be something that was predominantly done with female characters.

Hippie Relations for President, 2012

islandedinastreamofstars:

nextstop—everywhere:

Hippie Relations Platform for Presidency! Together with everythingscominguprizzles, we shall reform the American bureaucracy to be more fangirl friendly! For example, we will:

  • Establish the US Ministry of FanFiction: Includes committees such as: Grammar 101, How to Leave Constructive Reviews, FanFiction.Net Protocol,  Characterization: How Not to Fuck It Up, Gay Smut for the Straight Sluts, etc. Additionally, as its first order of business, the US Ministry of FanFiction will issue a national ban on all works of fanfic containing “The Magical Healing Penis.”  If you have not encountered such fic and do not know of what we speak, then your fandom must be very, very small.
  • Establish Department of Fandom: Includes committees such as: I Reject Your Canon and Replace It With My Own, Why Did They Cancel This Show and How Can We Bring it Back?, Joss Whedon is the New Jesus, Online Fandom Etiquette, Femslash: No, It Doesn’t Work that Way You Moron, etc. Every year the Department of Fandom meets for a summit at Disney World to discuss important canon and fandom related issues. 
  • International Relations Policy: What Would Dr. Elizabeth Weir Do?
  • International Relations Policy #2: What Would The Doctor Do?
  • International Relations Policy #3: What Would Laura Roslin Do?
  • International Relations Policy #4: When All That Fails, Call River Song
  • International (and Domestic) Relations Policy #5: Fuck This Shit, Let’s Get Out the Lightsabers 
  • “The Truth is Out There: The Fox Mulder Act” - declassifying all reports and information on the existence of extraterrestrials.  This includes The Silence, and free, upgraded eyepatches will be distributed at select locations throughout our term in office.
  • “The Toaster Act” will arrange a committee to weigh the pros and cons of artificial intelligence.  This way we’ll have someone to blame when the Cylons take over.
  • Samuel L Jackson as Chief of Security: “Back away from the President! I SAID NOW MUTHAFUCKARS! Sit yo, ass down! The President ain’t playin’! Does she look like she’s playin mutha fucker? Show some respect.  Goddamn, America, we can’t take you anywhere nice.”
  • Secret Service will be run by Special Agents Myka Bering and Pete Lattimer.  If they tell you to hand over a strange object of questionable origin that has been making your skin green or smells like fudge, FOR JOSS WHEDON’S SAKE DO WHAT THEY TELL YOU.
  • The White House will add a sonic beacon that transmits the phrase “Hello, Sweetie” whenever The Doctor is needed.  And sometimes just because.
  • All national addresses will be given by Paula Deen: Live from the White House Kitchen
  • Legalize marijuana
  • Legalize gay everything
  • Free coffee, tea, and tampons for all

cheeky

(Source: amillionmillionvoices)

Send me ANY fandom and I will tell you:

Favorite Male Character

Favorite Female Character

Favorite Het Ship

Favorite Slash Ship ( both M/M and F/F )

Least Favorite Male Character

Least Favorite Female Character

Least Favorite Het Ship

Least Favorite Slash Ship ( both M/M and F/F )

Dirty Little Secret

Headcanon(s)

Unpopular Opinion(s)

(Source: theomniverse)