Posts tagged fandom
Posts tagged fandom
Nothing has ever explained our fandom SO well
That’s it that’s the fandom shjfdhsdjfkhskfgffffff
hannibal fandom. HANNIBAL FANDOM……….
READ THIS Gav wrote it while I screamed at her about Fanlib and franchise tie-ins and flailed a lot on twitter. A great summary of the many many problems with amazon’s new scheme to profit from fans writing fanfic.
I am reading this while on my lunch and Boss Lady keeps looking over at me because i CANNOT STOP LAUGHING.
no. no. no. no.No. No. No. No. NO. NO. NO. NO!!!!!!! WE CAN’T EVEN WRITE ABOUT DOCTOR WHO, SHERLOCK, SUPERNATURAL, THE AVENGERS, HARRY POTTER, THE HOBBIT, LORD OF THE RINGS, ETC. AND DO THEY HONSETLY THINK PEOPLE WILL STOP USING TUMBLR OR OTHER SITES TO PUBLISH REALLY GREAT FANFICTION. WOW THEY ARE FREAKING IDIOTS. I HOPE THEY ALL GET SERIOUSLY SCREWED OVER AND END UP BANKRUPT FOR TRYING TO MAKE FANFICTION A PROFIT. THATS THE BEAUTY OF FANDOMS. ITS ONE GIGANTIC GROUP OF FRIENDS OBSESSING OVER THEIR FAVORITE SHOWS, BANDS, BOOKS, MOVIES, ETC. IT IS NOT A FREAKING BUISNESS VENTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
luv this response
We’re gonna go ahead and assume that Amazon didn’t realise what kind of Pandora’s box they opened when they announced Kindle’s new fanfic store.
According to Amazon’s statement today, Kindle Worlds is “a place for you to publish fan fiction… engage an audience of readers, and earn royalties.” The small print being that your fanfiction must be set in “featured Worlds,”, which currently include Warner Bros. shows Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and The Vampire Diaries. So people looking to profit from their Harry Potter or Teen Wolf opus may have to wait a little while longer.
The deal is that writers will receive a 35 percent royalty for stories of over 10,000 words, or 20 percent for shorter fanfics. Sounds like a pretty good deal, considering the fact that most fanfic is posted online for free. On the other hand, there’s no mention of editorial input in Kindle Worlds’ terms and conditions. Will authors receive any help from editors or publishing professionals before their stories are uploaded to Kindle Worlds, or is this simply a system for Amazon and Warner Bros to profit from 65 to 80 percent of any successful fanfic’s sales?
The problem is, even online publishers like Wattpad and Amazon aren’t quite up to speed with the realities of fandom culture. While Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries are popular among teenagers, they don’t measure up to mega-fandoms like Sherlock or The Avengers. Basically, there isn’t much overlap between Gossip Girl viewers, hardcore fanfic readers/writers, and people with the disposable income and desire to pay money for fanfic. [READ MORE]
omg you guys I just got this email wtf???
1. That’s Comic Sans
2. Reblogged is misspelled as rebloged
3. The Cumber Collective will not stand for this
Over the years, various Star Trek movies have attempted to redress the gender imbalance in the original crew of the Enterprise. With one woman and six men in the core cast, it’s already kind of a sausage-fest. This movie adds Carol Marcus, played by Alice Eve, but although her role is that of a scientist and a Starfleet officer, she isn’t exactly treated with respect. Not only does she have a completely gratuitous semi-nude scene halfway through the movie, but McCoy hits on her while she’s trying to defuse a bomb. Oh, and her most important role in the movie is governed by her relationship with a male character—her father.
Other than Carol Marcus and Uhura, there pretty much aren’t any women at all in Into Darkness. Seriously. At the beginning of the movie we see Noel Clarke’s comatose daughter and grieving wife, and later on Kirk has a threesome with two hot alien chicks—part of Abrams’ image of Kirk as “a player,” which somehow sounds a lot douchier than Kirk’s admittedly flirtatious characterization in the original series. Onboard the Enterprise we do see a new female helmsman (helmswoman?), but unlike the male background officers, she doesn’t get any lines.
I actually understand a lack of interest in adding women to the core crew of the Enterprise. Those roles are already filled: by Kirk, Spock, Bones, and the rest. But when it comes to side characters and antagonists, almost every single one is male, for no discernable reason. At one point, we see one of the main villains in the captain’s chair of a ship that seems to be crewed entirely by men. Earlier, Kirk, Spock and Uhura are confronted by a platoon of Klingons—all apparently male as well. Are we expected to believe that a mysterious plague has wiped out 75% of the women in the galaxy? Throw me a bone, here. [READ MORE]
who else feels like the hannibal fandom came out of fucking nowhere
i couldn’t resist
“I hate shaw because she’s too violent”
“Shaw has no personality”
“Nolan doesn’t understand his audience”
“I’m probably going to stop watching this show because Shaw’s going to be a regular”
yes I whisper as I read tagged hate, they are leaving
angels playing trumpets descend from the heavens
“the irrationally hateful are being successfully weeded out” they sing, “your fandom is safe now”
I lean back in my chair and sip my tea
all is well. I give no fucks
#and then i pee because someone actually said ”of course nolan put shaw as a regular bc she’s his baby” #do u know what else is his baby #THIS ENTIRE S H O W
Just realised that by namechecking “FitzSimmons” (Agents Fitz & Simmons) in the new Agents of SHIELD trailer, Joss Whedon purposefully wrote in his own fanfic pairing name for two characters we haven’t even met yet.
One Tumblr user claims to have tracked down Eleanor Calder’s father and brother. Are they cagey because the fandom is onto their deceit, or because people from Tumblr are suddenly very interested in their personal lives?
idk, you don’t really have to make it some big “coming out” rigmarole or anything. i’ve heard of people who have done stuff like holding a party for their friends and family so they can be all, “FRIENDS, ROMANS, COUNTRYMEN: I’M A FURRY/FANFICTION WRITER/OTHERKIN, AND I’M PROUD!!” which strikes me as deeply embarrassing and unnecessary. i mean, if you have a burning desire to Stop Living A Lie about writing fanfic, then i guess you could do that. but it’s probably easier to go with the flow.
depending on who you associate with IRL, i think you might be surprised by how many people a) already know about fandom/fanfic, and b) don’t give a shit. the other day one of my friends told me that a new coworker had just blithely announced that she was going LARPing that weekend, which we both agreed was a little awkward for a first-time meeting. but usually you can test the waters about this kind of thing. there’s no need to launch in at the deep end.
if someone’s into superheroes or harry potter or star trek whatever, they’re probably not gonna freak out if you hint that you’re into fanfic. however, i do find that some types of male geek are way more likely to be judgemental about fanfic than most people, because a lot of guys from male-dominated fandom are sexist and only respect girl-fans who act like them. also, some guys from guy-fandom tend to think that they’re “above” fanfic fandom because shipping “demeans” the characters or whatever, and they’re grossed out by the idea of women writing slash or sexualising male characters. but those guys are douches, so you should try not to care about their opinions. (also, of course, there are plenty of guys in the fanfic side of fandom who will be totally chill with it.)
with me, my friends in highschool weren’t particularly geeky, but we were still the Harry Potter Generation. a few of them read fanfic, and i never saw any particular reason to be all closeted about the fact that i was into fandom. then as an adult, a lot of my friends are nerds and don’t bat an eyelid about stuff like fandom. but really, it doesn’t come up in conversation unless you’re talking about fandom-y stuff anyway? i guess it depends on how geeky your friends are. it sounds like maybe they aren’t, if you think they’d attach a negative stigma towards fanfic? i’m sure a bunch of my friends think that fanfic is stupid, but they don’t think it’s a bad thing.
if you’re a writer, maybe you’re worried people will see your fanfic as not being “real”, or being a waste of time? which is such an illogical concept, because all hobbies are a “waste of time”. there’s this baffling idea that if you want to be “a writer”, then absolutely everything you do has to be working towards the goal of being published and getting paid. whereas if you have a creative hobby like, say, knitting or baking or karaoke or DIY, no one expects you to go pro in any of those things. but even if you DO want to be a professional writer, fanfic is still a fun way to hone your skills and meet other writers who have the same interests as you. and there are plenty of famous professional writers who have either written fanfic in the past, or still write fanfic now, at the same time as being published authors.
so like, i don’t know anything about your life, and i don’t know if i can really tell you how to “word it” as, like, a coming-out statement. but if you really think your friends might give you shit for writing fanfic, it might just be because they’re ill-informed. or dicks. if they’re ill-informed, then you can inform them! and if they really don’t get it, just point out to them that everyone who writes an Avengers movie, a Star Trek movie, or Doctor Who, IS A FANFIC WRITER. joss whedon is a fanfic writer. BBC Sherlock is a fanfic TV show. the only difference is that they’re getting paid for it. which puts you in the same class as a football fan who watches professional (paid) footballers play the game on TV, but is also a member of an amateur league.
TBH though, there’s nothing forcing you to tell anyone about your fanfic habit. everyone has different comfort levels, and if you really think people are gonna make your life difficult if you tell them about it, why bother? i’m not suggesting that everyone should wander around telling their coworkers and cab drivers and grandmothers all about Teen Wolf porn. it’s just that if you treat fanfic like some deep, dark, embarrassing secret, then people are more likely to view it that way than if you’re just like, “whatevs”.