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Taylor, cis female (she/her pronouns), 19, Canada
Pansexual, Ravenclaw, ISTJ, Scorpio, Page of Hope, Melancholic, Chibiseme
Heading into my third year of my BFA in Visual Arts
Homestuck, Detentioniare, Free!, Attack on Titan/SNK, Evangelion, Tsuritama, Lucky Star, Haikyuu!!, The Maze Runner, The Hobbit, RWBY, RvB, Van Gogh,etc
also i’m convinced that thomas sangster played newt with the intention of newt having unspoken feelings for alby and you can’t tell me otherwise
The two things that hurt me the most when it comes to Newt/Alby
- When it gets close to the doors closing and Newt’s worried, he RUNS from door to door, despite his injury
- Both Alby and Newt get head injuries the first night the doors don’t close. Newt was KNOCKED OUT and hit hard enough BLOOD SPATTERS OVER THE BED and he just holds a towel to his head then heads to the Map Room. Alby has a huge gash on his head and, I quote, “Newt was cleaning it with a wet rag, gingerly, asking questions in a whisper too low to hear.” His towel, he doesn’t care, he just holds it to his head, keeping it in one spot and letting the blood soak through, whatevs. Alby’s rag is damp and he cleans the wound and tries to use the cleanest part of the rag.
The point is, in most cases, Newt cares more about Alby than himself and what’s infuriating is not once does Alby acknowledge it or even thank Newt
It’s been over a year since I made this post and it still gets a note or two every week
Also now that the movie’s out, I will admit the thing that made me the most angry about it was that they left out the head injury scenes
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. Beforehand, fans mostly had relationships with the author, not with each other. Obviously there were groups and conventions, but Star Trek was the beginning of an independent, interactive, saturated fandom culture.
- This means in the coming years: conventions, mailing groups (both public and private), fan magazines, and fanfiction presses.
- Yeah this pretty much remains the deal until the internet gets put into every home in the 90s.
- EXAMPLES OF BIG FUCKING DEAL FANDOMS, 90s EDITION: X-Files, Xena, Star Trek, Star Wars, ASoIaF, The West Wing, Buffy
- 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.
why would i ever think i could possibly have kids
watching afv and a child was extremely sticky and my only response was “gross destroy him”
men: rape jokes hahaha! beating women haha! lol make me a sandwich whore! put on makeup fugly! hahaha!
women: those aren’t funny.
men: lighten up, it’s a joke wow must be on her period women are so emotional lol
women: i drink the tears of men, haha!
men: hOW DARE YOU. HOW DARE YOU PROMOTE THE SUFFERING OF US MEN? DO YOU KNOW WHAT WE HAVE DONE FOR YOU? YOU WOULD BE NOTHING WITHOUT US. THATS NOT FUNNY AT ALL