Yesterday my friend and I were walking out of Forever 21 and the wind blew my skirt up a little. I had shorts on underneath (for this very reason) but two guys in a parked car saw it happen and yelled at me to lift it more, I yelled back, “fuck you!” and they laughed. So I took my pocket knife out of my bag and said, “I will slash your fucking tires” and they did not laugh
lmao the guy who I talked to for like 2hours send me his mother to buy stuff, it’s adorable
alternate ending to the third hobbit movie
thranduil walks around the battlefield and spies the dead bodies of fili and kili
and then he kneels down and touches them gently with one finger and they come back to life
and everyone lives happily ever after
thranduil is secretly ned the piemaker
i almost don’t want to click “view all 5 comments” and ruin the mystery of how spaghetti turned into that
Bilbo wrote that song. I would image in the new headcanon that he wrote it when he was in the BOFA. Thanks Anon.
My cousin who’s secretly dating an half-arab guy bought a house
I guess she also bought her parisian flat with him
how can her mom not know his origins
israel bombed gaza’s zoo today. no, hamas wasn’t there.
israel has bombed hospitals. no, hamas wasn’t there.
israel has bombed schools. no, hamas wasn’t there.
israel has bombed apartments, homes, and the streets. israel has bombed the beaches. israel has put out snipers to shoot at fleeing women and children and men.
israel is an apartheid state.
hamas doesn’t exist in a vaccuum. israel created hamas. without israeli oppression and occupation and apartheid, there would be no hamas.
wonder woman wouldn’t stand for any of this shit. you are not right, gal gadot, and israel. you are not right, and you will not overcome. you will never overcome.
#NotMyWonderWoman and I boycott the shit out of this movie and anything she ever does.
A brief history of fandom, for the teenagers on here who somehow think tumblr invented fandom:
- 1960s: with the advent of Star Trek, fandom moves into the public sphere for the first time with a television in almost every home, creating a large group of people all excited about one thing. This means conventions, mailing groups, fan magazines, and fanfiction presses.
- Yeah this pretty much remains the deal until the internet gets put into every home in the 90s.
- BIG FUCKING DEAL FANDOMS, 90s EDITION: X-Files, Xena, Star Trek, Star Wars, ASoIaF, The West Wing.
- So with the internet, this really cool thing happened: Geocities. And then Yahoo groups. Early fanfiction archives. Back in the day, fandoms had to create their own private spaces. This made fandoms on the internet smaller and less accessible than fanzine operated ones. However, since fans on the internet didn’t have to pass through an editorial board to publish their fic, it was the beginning of the democratization of fandom.
- In 1998, fanfiction.net was launched to compete with the hundreds of independent, fandom-oriented fanfiction archives. More democratization, although fanfiction was marketed on how many reviews one had. You had to, like today, “break into the market.”
- In 1999, Livejournal was launched. Fans created communities and their own private journals which was like woah, we have our own places to store our own fic? And can cross-post them places? However, with Livejournal came the idea of the internet-based BNF: big name fan. Since communities had moderators and posts could be friend or community locked, people could easily gain social capital.
- See also: Cassie Claire and misscribe.
- On the other hand, authors like George RR Martin get Livejournals.
- Around this time was also the rise of forums. Again, moderators had a lot of power, as did certain users who would rise to the position of moderator. People rapidly gained and lost power, causing quick turnover in these parts of fandom.
- In 2002, due to legal concerns, fanfiction.net bans NC-17 fanfiction.
- Adultfanfiction.net is created to fill the void. For years, 13 year olds would pretend to be 18 to enter. Including myself.
- In 2005, fanfiction.net, again due to legal concerns, bans “choose your own adventure” and songfics.
- In 2007, Archive of Our Own is launched to further democratize fandom in response to fanfiction.net’s new stringent rules, offering writers a cleaner format, kudos, hit counters, and bookmarks. However, many older fandoms have not made the move.
- In 2007, tumblr is launched. It would take until 2010 for it to reach saturation on the internet, meaning that most fandoms which lived and died pre-2010 exist(ed) on Geocities, Yahoo Groups, independent archives, ff.net, etc.
- In 2009, Geocities is taken offline. Thousands mourn because they never backed up really old fic that they liked.
- In 2012, most major broadcasting companies have caught on to the fact that tumblr has democratized fandom to a degree of anarchy and mob mentality, and utilize it, since tumblr is unmoderated.
And that’s what you missed on FANDOM EXISTED BEFORE TUMBLR, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
You forgot the most important bullet point: the origin of modern creator-fan drama and ship wars as we know them.
In 1868 Louisa May Alcott published her tremendously successful novel Little Women. She received dozens of letters from young girls and women who read her novel and adored it, but above all they adored Jo, and Jo’s relationship with the Marches’ young neighbor Laurie. Please, they wrote to her, please have Jo and Laurie get married, they are so perfect together, please please please.
Louisa May Alcott was infuriated. She wrote Jo as an extension of herself, and she’d originally intended for Jo to grow old single and unmarried, a dedicated writer and teacher and career woman. But there was all this pressure now from her editor and publisher to have Jo get married, so for the sequel to Little Women, titled Good Wives, Louisa May Alcott had Laurie marry the youngest March sister Amy, and she introduced the character of Professor Baehr, whom Jo went on to marry.
Bam bam, authors sinking ships before the internet was even invented.
Also, as I recall, the first scifi conventions were in the 1930s (complete with cosplay and fandom drama, although I can’t find the link to the nostalgic writeup on Fandom Wank).
you know i think the illiad might count as an early fandom, i mean most athenian plays are basically glorified illiad fanfiction anyway, aeneas was grabbed by virgil and made into a self insert oc, ship wars over achilles and patroclus, wow it really is like a grandfather fandom, (x)
You have a point.