Fandom is focus. Fandom is obsession. Fandom is insatiable consumption. Fandom is sitting for hours in front of a TV screen a movie screen a computer screen with a comic book a novel on your lap. Fandom is eyestrain and carpal tunnel syndrome and not enough exercise and staying up way, way past your bedtime.

Fandom is people you don’t tell your mother you’re meeting. Fandom is people in the closet, people out and proud, people in costumes, people in T-shirts with slogans only fifty others would understand. Fandom is a loud dinner conversation scaring the waiter and every table nearby.

Fandom is you in Germany and me in the US and him in Australia and her in Japan. Fandom is a sofabed in New York, a roadtrip to Oxnard, a friend behind a face in London. Fandom talks past timezones and accents and backgrounds. Fandom is conversation. Communication. Contact.

Fandom is drama. Fandom is melodrama. Fandom is high school. Fandom is Snacky’s law and Godwin’s law and Murphy’s law. Fandom is smarter than you. Fandom is stupider than you. Fandom is five arguments over and over and over again. Fandom is the first time you’ve ever had them.

Fandom is female. Fandom is male. Fandom lets female play at being male. Fandom bends gender, straight, gay, prude, promiscuous. Fandom is fantasy. Fandom doesn’t care about norms or taboos or boundaries. Fandom cares too much about norms and taboos and boundaries. Fandom is not real life. Fandom is closer than real life. Fandom knows what you’re really like in the bedroom. Fandom is how you would never, could never be in the bedroom.

Fandom is shipping, never shipping, het, slash, gen, none of the above, more than the above. Fandom is love for characters you didn’t create. Fandom is recreating the characters you didn’t create. Fandom is appropriation, subversion, dissention. Fandom is adoration, extrapolation, imitation. Fandom is dissection, criticism, interpretation. Fandom is changing, experimenting, attempting.

Fandom is creating. Fandom is drawing, painting, vidding: nine seasons in four minutes of love. Fandom is words, language, authoring. Fandom is essays, stories, betas, parodies, filks, zines, usenet posts, blog posts, message board posts, emails, chats, petitions, wank, concrit, feedback, recs. Fandom is writing for the first time since you were twelve. Fandom is finally calling yourself a writer.

Fandom is signal and response. Fandom is a stranger moving you to tears, anger, laughter. Fandom is you moving a stranger to speak.

Fandom is distraction. Fandom is endangering your job, your grades, your relationships, your bank account. Fandom gets no work done. Fandom is too much work. Fandom was/is just a phase. Fandom could never be just a phase. Fandom is where you found a friend, a sister, a kindred spirit. Fandom is where you found a talent, a love, a reason.

Fandom is where you found yourself.


Thor: Pretty scenes

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There are so many people on Tumblr who I want to talk with.

youmesomeday:

p-r-a-y-f-o-r-p-l-a-g-u-e-s:

But I’m too shy and awkward so I just sit here and watch everyone becoming best friends with each other.

Omg this.

^ THIS

I just want to hug EVERYONE

(via spookyaomines)


julietfoxtrot:

Giving away a brand new Monoprice tablet! It has been opened to see if everything was there and for a quick 5 minute test run (the battery it came with is in the pen already). I liked the tablet but changed my mind - So I’d love to give it a new home to someone who is in need!

RULES

  • You do NOT have to follow me
  • Reblog to enter - likes and multiple reblogs don’t count. Just one. (If you
    don’t want the tablet and would like to reblog for signal boost then please say so, when rebloging it, so that I know to exclude you in the final drawing)
  • I will ship anywhere world wide
  • Make sure you ask box is open so I can let you know if you’ve won!
  • Contest ends June 3rd at 11:30pm CST
  • The winner will be picked with a random number generator

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rinkuchan:

Acen 2012

Valve Photoshoot, Team Fortress 2

(via fyeahthesoldier)


Haaalp shall I go as Applejack or Pinkie Pie to the London Comic con? D:


shutterstock no

shutterstock no


sarcasmosaur:

Hold down alt and click the reblog button, you know you want to.

sarcasmosaur:

Hold down alt and click the reblog button, you know you want to.


flipsidered:

mr-radical-mpreg:

purplefridge:

thatboringspanishguy:

gaignun:

molto-bene-on-my-pene:

onehalfprince:

geekingabout:

WHAT’S GOIN’ ON!



Everyone else can go home

oh my god.

Holy shit
This is the best cosplayer

kendyl i’m sorry if this crushes your dreams but

odsgo hksdfndsf *bows down*

DOOOON’T CRY OUT LOOOOUD

flipsidered:

mr-radical-mpreg:

purplefridge:

thatboringspanishguy:

gaignun:

molto-bene-on-my-pene:

onehalfprince:

geekingabout:

WHAT’S GOIN’ ON!

Everyone else can go home

oh my god.

Holy shit

This is the best cosplayer

kendyl i’m sorry if this crushes your dreams but

odsgo hksdfndsf *bows down*

DOOOON’T CRY OUT LOOOOUD

(via eudevie)