Confession: I find it kind of hard to be a part of the LIS fandom. I feel like amidst all the ships and arguing, I feel like we’re forgetting why we’re all here. We all loved the game, and for some it even helped them mentally or emotionally. To see it be turned into a shipping chaos where people hate each other just because they don’t like a ship, makes me really sad. At this point, I don’t care who the characters end up with, whether it’s Grahamfield or Pricefield or whatever. I just want them to be happy and the game to feel whole as a result.
As you may or may not know, I accompanied my mawm to the Michael Jackson One Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas. It was a bit more special since we went during Michael’s Birthday. I’m not gonna lie, I love me some Michael Jackson. I, along with BILLIONS of other people, have been influenced by his music, even if in a small way. Though I was excited to be a part of this event, I secretly wanted to study this particular fandom. Fuck, I hate saying the word fandom.
Anyway, step number one was to put together a convincing disguise:
Take note of the longer necklace. It was actually made by one of the other attendees. Here, have a closer look:
Yes that is indeed Jesus holding Michael Jackson. I’m happy to report that I now own this piece.
Step two: Michael Jackson impersonator photo:
I look like shit here.
The show itself was FUCKING AMAZING. The routines were excellent. They even used parts of the prison video for “They Don’t Care About Us” and I did a damn backflip. Gave me fucking chills. More relevant now than ever for obvious reasons.
And did I mention holographic Michael Jackson? Holographic Michael Jackson.
As far as fandoms go, I wasn’t surprised to find the same dynamics as any other fandom. There’s fucking gangsters that can get you in anywhere. There’s artists, creators, and people from all walks of life. And, of course, there’s your batshit crazy ones. So, yeah. Same as any other interest.
Ohmy god. I thought I was the only one who is trash for this goddamn man there is a COMMUNITY I AM H OME
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Do you ever just see a post on your dash with a pairing you’re unfamiliar with and click on the pairing tag. And then you’re taken to the long list of pictures and text posts and slowly sink down into another emotionally devastating ship you didn’t need. But that’s also how you get into the emotionally devastating show you also didn’t need.
In honor of Age of the Geek Thursday, here’s one of my very favorite Leverage fics. It’s a gorgeous character study of Hardison through the years, from baby nerd to genius with a smartphone and problem with authority. He figures out a lot about fandom, people, and himself along the way.
Life in the Twenty-First Century by aces rated g, alec/eliot/parker, 4104 words
Alec Hardison, if pressed, would probably suggest that he subscribes to a post-modern definition of identity.
If a KS wanted to be your friend irl, would you be down or nah? I have a friend who says she'd rather eat glass than be friends with a MK and it really bothers me because they're just fictional couples, yeah? =/
Lolol omg I do have KS friends irl coz I’m not petty nor do I allow my fandom life to interfere with my real life. That’s so weird! >_>
If every person in Life is Strange has their own spirit animal, and most of the fandom believes that a whale symbolizes Nathan, then isn’t it a bit weird that beached whales appear as soon as all the shit with Nathan and the Dark Room hits the fan? … Very intriguing…