please love yourself and think about alec planning the honeymoon and managing to get magnus unbanned from peru for a little while and keeping it a surprise
and telling him to close his eyes when they arrive and magnus doesn’t know where they’re going and when he opens his eyes he’s in peru and he’s got a whole new country to discover again after all these years and it’s thanks to alec and he never felt so alive before
My class had me in tears this morning! After they saw the Taylor Swift book at the Scholastic Book Fair they decided to surprise me with a gift! I had no idea! They were so excited to show me this morning, and afterwards they attacked me with a group hug. I will never get over this group of kids- they are so special and I am so incredibly grateful that they are a part of my life! 😭❤️
This is it. The fandom started with about 3 blogs. Slowly, we formed our tiny little cult with about 10 people. Which then grew into about 20, allowing us to make an official list of all the TMR blogs on tumblr. When there were 20, we just cracked jokes, made lame puns, fancasted Kaya as Teresa and talked about turtles and chocolate ponies.
Then we grew. Suddenly, the posts were getting more than 30 notes, sometimes a little over 100 notes! We started making fancasts more often, creating graphics and at this point got a couple of great artists in the fandom. The turtles and ponies were left behind. These were the days of Xavier Samuels, Callan McAullife, Mario Maurer and Joel Courtney.
Shortly after, the fandom went through an awkward period where everyone was just on and off. Many blogs completely left and others eventually found their way back.
Slowly but surely, we saw more fan art, we saw more fanfiction and we saw more edits. No longer did the tag consist of “I just read the Maze Runner.” That was the first time the tag changed. The second time - when we got our cast. Everyone freaked. I do not even want to begin to describe that day because my words won’t do it justice.
Then everything happened at once; we got our movie date, suddenly the tag became Dylan O'brien, we got cast pictures, cast videos, the cast went to comic con, and Dashner started writing another series.
Now? We’re a pretty big fandom. I alone have a bit over 950 followers. Some people have more. That alone does not show the number of people in the fandom. We’re big and getting bigger by the day.
After Monday, our once tiny little turtle loving cult will become a huge fan base. From the days of worrying about having Catherine Hardwicke as a director, to trending worldwide on twitter; let the feeling sink in. This is it.