— Terry Pratchett, Soul Music (via wingofworldshereafterdevised)
Five minutes into tonight’s Walking Dead—
Me: OH NO NO NO NO NO NO
Whenever I see college students at the train stations, I get a pang of longing to still be one of them, carrying a backpack full of books to class and ten years younger, brimming with promise.
Then I remember the whole thing about actually getting paid for my work and not having homework on weekends, and I feel okay about being old.
An ask conversation I’ve been having this evening has made me think about how great fandom can be. I mean sure there’s fights about ships and sometimes groups get mad at each other but on the whole fandom is a pretty awesome thing. I mean think about it, fandom is a community of people who may or may not live anywhere remotely near each other, who come together because they like a thing. And so many good and unexpected things can happen to these people, because they like a thing and participate in its fandom.
So hey tumblr, if you’re into it, reblog this and tell me a nice fandom story, or send me an ask I can publish. Something cool that happened in your life because you were in a fandom. Did you meet someone rad? Start learning to write fiction so you could write better fic of your favorite characters? Decide to become an artist because people encouraged your fanart? Are you super proud of your cosplay and got lots of compliments at a con? Does being in a fandom just make you really goddamn happy?? Tell me (and thus tumblr) about it!!
Fandoms fight a whole freaking lot and get a bad rap because of it. So let’s tell each other about the positive things we’ve gained/experienced because of fandom. Come on y’all it might be fun!
greetings neighborhood ne’er do wells.
i know that it is a day to celebrate this country’s freedom.
but i would like to bring to your attention the fact that the sale, transport, and use of fireworks in this jurisdiction except as pursuant to a permit issued by a local, county, or state governmental body for a public exhibition are all ridiculously illegal actions.
you are guilty of a petty disorderly persons offense and while that does not incur time in the slammer your brazen disregard for the law will be noted.
happy fourth of july you shameless criminals.
just try and stop me
PERHAPS WE CAN PUT THIS TO A VOTE.
DEMOCRACY IS WHAT FREEDOM IS ALL ABOUT.