Bryan Fuller (via meganmachine)
Look at him being respectful.
Look at him recognizing the fannish enthusiasm of women in a way that doesn’t demean them, or bait them, or wink-wink-nudge-nudge them in a way that’s only just this side of mocking.
Look at him recognize the intelligence that goes hand in hand with goofy posts about randomly appearing stags and flower crowns on Will’s head.
Pay attention, creators, writers and show runners: this is how you talk about fans, especially female fans. This is how to not be a dick.
Some fans demonstrate their loyalty to a particular performer by joining her fan club. Club members can be identified by their wearing scarves of a particular color or even jackets colorfully embroidered with the star’s name. Following performances at the Takarazuka Grand Theatre or Tokyo Takarazuka Theatre, as many as several hundred fans congregate in their various club groups and stand in orderly ranks on either side of the street in front of the theatre. The clubs are arranged by actress seniority within the troupe. Theatre officials set up barricades and oversee the assembly.
Whenever an actress exits the theatre, the frontmost group will sit and all the others follow suit (much like the “wave” seen in athletic arenas) with subsequent intervals of standing and sitting. The fans wait patiently, with little conversation, for their favorites to exit the theatre, their decorum contrasting markedly to the noisy, competitive and often pushy autograph-seekers who wait outside stage doors in the West. An almost eerie ritualistic calm prevails. As the stars come out of the building one by one, some alone but most accompanied by staff members of their club, orderly quiet continues to prevail. The glamorous performers, now mostly in slacks or jeans with high heels and wearing oversize visored “newsboy” caps to hide their hair (and some with sunglasses even at night), move along to their own particular fan clubs. Rather than requesting autographs, the fans proffer cards, which are gathered efficiently by each star, who may say a few words but then waves and moves on. Once the last stars have emerged and departed, the clubs disband quietly. i’m enthralled by the wikipedia description of takarazuka revue fan clubs.
fandom news & tips.
most of you guys have probably noticed that i’m one of the fandom news reporters for the daily dot. hopefully the stuff i’m writing is of interest, and i like to think that coverage from a fandom insider can be helpful when sharing info within the community
i try to keep as up-to-date as possible, but this post is basically to say: if you think there’s something i should be writing about — tell me! askbox and tumblr fanmail messages are fine, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer. my twitter is @hello_tailor.
that goes for general internet news as well, if you think there’s an interesting/important internet-related story that isn’t getting enough media attention. i write a pretty wide range of articles, but there are always bigger/weirder/more obscure stories that fall through the cracks. so if you have any tips, let me know.
ATTENTION TO ALL LOS ANGELES/SOCAL BASED FANPERSONS!
POP QUIZ, HOTSHOT:
- Do you like fandom?
- Do you like meeting new people?
- Do you like booze?
If you answered “yes” to at least two out of three of these questions, then have I got a fun activity for you!
Saturday on the 26th of October, 2013
at 8 pm
@ The Arsenal
12012 West Pico Blvd
1/2 block East of
Pico & Bundy
Los Angeles, CA 90064
- Mandatory: you must be at least 21 and you must be prepared to enthuse over fandom-related matters.
- Optional (but encouraged): your willingness to drink stupid drinks along with me.
Please let me know via a message or a reply that you are attending, so I can give an accurate estimate to the bar. Also, I’ll be repeating this message once a day until the 26th, so if you see it again and again over the next week, you’re not experiencing deja vu.
(Unless maybe you are right now.)
ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING - this is happening tomorrow night guys! Be there or be a rectangular thing!