I love many fandoms. Most of what you see currently will be The Avengers, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones/ASOIAF, and the NBC Thursday comedies.

 

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)

jaclcfrost:

[rips your door off of the hinges] did someone say discuss headcanons and theories

(Source: jaclcfrost)

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.

eclecticmuses:

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eclecticmuses:

Please tell me I’m not the only person on Tumblr who has listened to a song approximately 3965875657246 times in a row while editing a fanvid they will never actually make in their head.

and then you hear the song for the first time in years and are still able to picture the video that never existed…

I am not kidding, I’ve had this one idea in my head since about two years before Deathly Hallows Part I was released, and held onto it because I’d need both movies to complete it.

Have I made it yet? NO.

BUT EVERY SINGLE TIME THAT SONG COMES UP ON MY PLAYLIST….

i can’t be the only one who gets really sad when a fanvid doesn’t use the entire song, right?

welcometotheairdot:

does anyone else want to meet their favorite celebrity and like, not kiss them or have sex with them or anything like that, but just be their friend and hang out with them and go to the movies together and learn what songs are most played on their ipod and what they like to eat when theyre sick and what drawer they keep their socks in

because i would love to do that.

meliapond:

people that rub in your face about how much they hate a character that you love

sourwolf:

do you ever want to just shield your favorite characters from certain people because they just don’t get them and therefore shouldn’t even be allowed to look at them let alone talk about them

tumblrofthrones:

i  wish  there was a filter for fanfic for if there is  a written sex scene i mean because some times its like

“they made love into the night”

motherfucker get out of the M rating

tell me exactly where the dicks went.

Okay, Throners, this is your one non-GoT post on this blog this month. It just spoke to me for some reason.

tell me exactly where the dicks went.

Writers who rate a fic M and have no graphic sex just need to be scolded harshly. I was promised sex, dammit! I want to know where the dicks went. Or how many times people orgasmed in different ways ok?!

pheels-coulson:

itsjustafangirlthing:

domestic-avengers-archive:

are-you-my-tennant:

theimpalaismyhome:

lockedin221b:

iramblez:

#dr. who #i’m worried about you guys #something is wrong in another fandom #avengers fans assemble! #COME! WE MUST SHOWER OUR BRETHERIN IN NOBLE FANLY LOVE #I REGRETTABLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND #HOWEVER I WILL GLADLY PROVIDE MEAD AND COMFORT FOR ALL WHO SEEK IT #avengers fans

Cross-fandom moral support groups.

Here, have some hugs from the supernatural fandom:



Fandoms have to stick together when we’re hurting

 

FANDOMS ASSEMBLE

I LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. DEAR GOD. I FEEL SO SORRY FOR EVERY ONE WHO IS NOT IN A FANDOM LIKE THESE BECAUSE WE LOVE EACH OTHER AND WE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE.
TOGETHER, OR NOT AT ALL.

SO MUCH HUG FOR YOU OK HUGS FOR ALL THE FANDOMS

pheels-coulson:

itsjustafangirlthing:

domestic-avengers-archive:

are-you-my-tennant:

theimpalaismyhome:

lockedin221b:

iramblez:

#dr. who #i’m worried about you guys #something is wrong in another fandom #avengers fans assemble! #COME! WE MUST SHOWER OUR BRETHERIN IN NOBLE FANLY LOVE #I REGRETTABLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND #HOWEVER I WILL GLADLY PROVIDE MEAD AND COMFORT FOR ALL WHO SEEK IT #avengers fans

Cross-fandom moral support groups.

Here, have some hugs from the supernatural fandom:

Fandoms have to stick together when we’re hurting

 

FANDOMS ASSEMBLE

I LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. DEAR GOD. I FEEL SO SORRY FOR EVERY ONE WHO IS NOT IN A FANDOM LIKE THESE BECAUSE WE LOVE EACH OTHER AND WE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE.

TOGETHER, OR NOT AT ALL.

SO MUCH HUG FOR YOU OK HUGS FOR ALL THE FANDOMS

(Source: thewaywardtexan)