i thought this was the ladies' room


Fandom is, essentially, the collective refusal of thousands of people accross the world to be passive about the media they are exposed to.

I just wish people from the outside would realize how great it truly is.


i keep seeing the words coffee shop au without knowing what they mean. a coffee shop universe? alternate universe where there are coffee shops. friends, i have some good news for you about this universe that we live in



Imagine being given a list of all the people who made you into the person you are today. And next to their name you could see the exact personality trait you got because of them.

I’d be curious to see how much of me was taken from fictional television characters.

Fandom, after all, is born of a balance between fascination and frustration: if media content didn’t fascinate us, there would be no desire to engage with it; but if it didn’t frustrate us on some level, there would be no drive to rewrite or remake it.
Henry Jenkins, Convergence Culture, 2006. (via bigbangthesis)
The idea of fan cultures, or “fandoms,” cultivating fan fiction writers began at the earliest in the 1920s with societies dedicated to Jane Austen and Sherlock Holmes, but took off in the late 1960s with the advent of Star Trek fanzines. The negative stereotype of“fans today is that of obsessed geeks, like “Trekkies, who love nothing more than to watch the same installments over and over…” However, this represents a core misunderstanding of what it is to be a fan: that is, to have the“ability to transform personal reaction into social interaction, spectatorial culture into participatory culture… not by being a regular viewer of a particular program but by translating that viewing into some kind of cultural activity.” Henry Jenkins, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and expert on fan culture, likens fan fiction to the story of The Velveteen Rabbit: that the investment in something is what gives it a meaning rather than any intrinsic merits or economic value. For fans who invest in a television show, book, or movie, that investment sparks production, and reading or viewing sparks writing, until the two are inseparable. They are not watching the same thing over and over, but rather are creating something new instead.


fuck ‘it’s all in their head’ headcanons

fuck anything that reduces everything fantastic and wonderful and strange into delusion

fuck stereotypes of mental illness, images of people in padded rooms unable to face reality

fuck destroying wonder and replacing it with sheer ableism

fuck ruining the magic

and fuck anyone who thinks destroying dreams is ‘new’ and ‘creative’


If I ever get a famous text post I hope you do make it about your fandom.




A little bit of Hiddles in my posts

A little bit of Johnlock in my likes

A little bit of the Doctor is all I need

A little bit of Benny is all I see

A little bit of porn is always fun

A little bit of RPing all night long

A little bit of Avengers here I am

A little bit of you makes me your fan

I feel so tempted to actually record this



excuse me

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…




I cant



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