the event will begin on March 19th and run to March 25th. that’s almost a month of planning and preparing your entries!
the themes this year will be:
March 19: colors/grey
March 20: aliens/cryptids
March 21: first date/fist date
March 22: free day!
March 23: food/forest
March 24: pens/books
March 25: blood/bruises
We will not be reblogging any NSFW (unless its onto a separate unofficial blog for this event) but we WILL be reblogging any gore or blood! we will tag any triggers as “gore //”, “blood //”, “bluespace //”, etc.
We’ll accept all forms of creativity as well! Maybe you made a AMV or wrote a song? We’ll still accept it as an entry! (Fanfic or fanart will of course, be reblogged!)
remember to post your creations as #dp rarepair week, #dp rarepair week 2017, and of course #danny phantom so everyone can see it! It will also help us out if you tag it by the ship name for organization purposes.
if you have any questions, feel free to leave us an ask either on this blog or one of our mains!
I'm really curious why you don't draw the DP logo now :D if you don't mind, could you explain it?
*breathes a big chunk of air* My time has come
It’s not that, I don’t like it or something. The DP logo is actually pretty neat, I fully approve it as a graphic designer. But as a phan… it kind of annoys me, and this is why:
1) The only reason they put it on Danny’s chest is merchandising. Every brand needs a logo, so they did it. There’s not a good reason for that logo to be there, plotwise, so I can’t take it seriously.
2) “Memory Blank” basically rewrote the origin story, so from that episode onwards, every time we hear the opening, well… that’s not how it really happened, isn’t it? The DP logo is proof that the origin we all know and love is canon no more.
3) “Memory blank” send to garbage every headcanon about Danny’s power level growth, because he became halfa at least months after his “first time”. So every time he gets better with his powers, it’s just him learning how to use powers he already has. It may be not that bad for someone, but I looove those headcanons about powers growth :(
Aaaand this is it. All my pointless pettyness explained. Every time i draw a logoless Danny, you all know that he is from an AU where “Memory blank” never happened and I’m happy v.v
The DP Phandom Must Look so Confusing from the Outside
So I was scrolling through some DP posts and had to wonder what people who’ve never seen the Phandom must think ‘cause I mean…
On one hand we have these posts praising Danny, calling him a precious child whom we must protect. We say that we should let the kid have a break, drawing pictures of the kids sleeping for once, and just hanging out living his life because he’s so stressed 90 percent of the time…
On the other hand, we have 1) ghost hunger, 2) many, many vissections/ dissections, 3) GIW captures, 4) Too many torture fics, 5) Danny going insane, 6) more torture, 7) TUE AUs where everyone is dead and Danny is angsting over the death of his family, 8) angst, 9) much angst, 10) and did I mention torture? Because wow, there’s ton of torture for this poor boy.
Then there’s Dan Phantom. The Phandom knows that he’s evil incarnate and the worst thing ever for everyone. Danny has nightmares and fears his very existence. We even have some fics where he comes back and destroys everything, as Danny watches his family get killed in the background. Simply put, he’s the ultimate enemy…
And then there’s the pictures of Dan teasing Danny like an older brother and cuddling up to Jazz like a little demented puppy.
The fact that the Phandom is divided on whether Vlad is a misunderstood, old man who needs companionship (in what way and from who depends on the person),a hug, and just really a person who cares about him, or if he’s an evil megalomaniac who should be hated and shunned for his actions for all eternity for what he has done to everyone.
…Or the fact that one of Butch Hartman’s favorite episodes is the finale, Phantom Planet and most of the Phandom hates it and practically counts it as non-canon.
…Or the fact that “It’s not gay if he’s dead” and Danny’s pink pants are things.
Don’t get me started on the pairings.
…And the pairings names.
…And the fact that we don’t have ship names for canon crushes/pairings.
…And the fact we have pairings for inanimate objects but not for some of the main characters.
Then there’s Wes Weston. Just all the Wes Weston. We literally created an OC from a background character we saw once or twice who’s literally Mr. Crocker if he was a teenager with a lot less tech and much more mentally stable (or at least a little but more stable).
Do you see what I mean?
Don’t get me wrong, I love the Phandom so much for its weirdness! I’m just laughing at how confused some people must be about ….well everything if they were to see it… especially if they were hoping to see stuff about a light hearted kid show.
Remember that time on Danny Phantom when all of his friends and family died in an explosion so he had to live with his arch-enemy and became so depressed he wanted to split himself apart but then his ghost half ripped out his arch-nemesis’ ghost half and fused with it, then killed his human half and destroyed a good portion of both the human world and the ghost zone?
I wonder if Butch Hartman or David Kaufman ever goes on here after an au has exploded and they’re like, “Okay, so they’re shipping Vlad with the background character from What You Want…who they believe to be another background character’s father…and THAT background character is named Wes after the ring that Sam misread…and Wes knows Danny is Phantom…”
And in the end, all they can think is "What the fuck, Phandom.“
//Danny Phantom AU where the human world is colorless, gray, black and white, and bland, and the Ghost Zone is greatly saturated in all sorts of colors, especially in fluorescent green. Sidney Poindexter would probably out-shine all of the ghosts.
Then when Danny becomes half-ghost, his colors show up little by little and soon, he’s spreading color over the town and possibly the world and beyond; the excitement, fun and danger being brought into life. :)
I saw you make a comment on a Danny phantom post mentioning the Phan wars and why people don't support Hartman, could you elaborate on that more, I haven't been in the phandom long and I'm curious
Oh sure! I love to explain things. Firstly, welcome to the phandom! Please leave your sanity at the door, and I hope you enjoy the puns, fun, and so much angst. Nice to meet you! (I apologize beforehand for the long post).
For those of you who are wondering, this is the post the OP was talking about (x).
To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t around during the phan wars. I’ve only been writing for DP since 2015 and actively on Tumblr since April 2016, when the wars themselves occurred in 2007, 2008. Around that time.
This post (x) goes into the specifics of the phandom wars. Basically Hartman said he didn’t like m|m or f|f ships and didn’t approve of them. So on Devianart there was this whole ficasco of truephans (supporters of Hartman’s words directly) vs antiphans (
m|m or f|f shippers). Long story short, lots of hate was thrown around, people couldn’t ship anything without being attacked for it, and no one was happy.
All because Hartman said he didn’t like certain ships.
(Though, this lack of shipping is one of the reasons why the phandom is what it is today. Without shipping be turned to angst. Go figure).
Then there was also the trans!Danny headcanon vs canon vs AU fight. The idea of trans!Danny became a popular, but some phans took it too far and insisted that the headcanon was actually canon. Eventually this got to Hartman and he put down that theory directly with no uncertainty.
A lot of the dislike also stems from the background of the show itself. Most phans agree that Hartman is not a good writer. Terrible in some ways, and his lack of skill in this area is shown blatantly in season 3. On the third season of DP, many of the writers were fired/had left/had ‘creative disagreements’/ were just not there, including one of the main creators of the show, Steve Marmel. In season three, the characterization is degraded to an almost childish state, the pacing is terrible, and just overall the quality of the show went down.
We don’t like him as a writer to say the least, even if he is a decent comedian.
There’s also simply just bitterness. If you’ve seen what the phandom done, there is so much beauty and potential to this wondrous concept. It’s crazy. The phandom is still alive even after nearly 10 years after it stopped airing and until very recently without new canon content! It’s insane! I’ll leave this post (x) to elaborate even more, but DP had so much going for it.
And we just feel as if this is all just….wasted. On bad writing. Bad concepts. Bad decisions. DP could have been so much more, and it’s just not met its potential.
Overall, we sort of just feel betrayed by the creator of the show. Both by how he treats us and his creation with lack of respect or care.
Now, I’m going to more opinions on this last point, but I want to point it out. Whenever Hartman talks to the phanbase… it feels like he’s talking down on us. There’s this fakeness and superiority whenever he speaks that’s a bit unsettling. I don’t know if it’s actually there, but there’s just something not to like.
All this being said, I don’t actively hate Hartman. I don’t really like the guy, but at the end of the day, if it weren’t for him, DP wouldn’t have been created in the first place. I have respect for him in a sense that he’s a creator and because he’s a human being. I would talk to him politely, but very critically. As a said in my post, he’s the weird uncle that we acknowledge but don’t necessarily listen to.
However, I don’t respect him in some ways. As a writer, on a few of his views, and especially on how he treats his fans (not just DP phans).
So yes. We dislike Butch Hartman. I don’t particularly like him as a person to be perfectly honest, and there are several other people who feel the same. However, there are many who see Butch Hartman and see their childhood shows, something to get through hard times, to inspire them, and to simply enjoy. And that’s perfectly fine.
Just… there’s also lots to criticize as well, and for a phandom like DP who have faced the worst effects of Hartman’s… I’m going to say, carelessness…well, can you blame us for not liking him?
Sorry for the long post. Hope I answered your question!
(If anyone wants to add information, please feel free to do so. As I said, some of what I’ve said is second-hand knowledge or cues I’ve picked up on myself. Opinions?)
Okay, so I know that people are always like ‘why didn’t anybody ever realize that Danny Fenton and Phantom look pretty much exactly alike, why didn’t they connect the dots?’ etc. but guys, think about it.
When everyone saw Phantom, they didn’t think it was some super hero with a secret identity, they thought he was just a ghost. Somebody that had died and for some reason, became this nice ghost who wanted to help Amity instead of destroy it.
Their mind set was completely different, because there’s no such thing as a half human/ghost as far as they’re concerned, so course they didn’t see it.
In his ghost form, Danny glows, okay. There’s also a bunch of headcanons I’ve seen about him having green tinted skin, which I love, and others about his echoing voice, his tighter clothing, (Danny wears baggy clothing all the time in human form which can be misleading) his slightly wilder hair, even Danny’s personality as Phantom is different to how he acts as Danny Fenton, so there are little things, little details that people connect to ghosts and Phantom, but not humans.
Danny, to them, was a living, breathing, human being who was already picked on for being weird, so his quirks and tells never caught anyone’s attention (except his family obviously but everyone knows why they never caught on) because he had always been weird. So there was no way he was a ghost, because it wasn’t possible.
I want a Gravity Falls/Danny Phantom crossover where Freakshow does manage to cart Danny away to the circus.
Circus Gothica winds up coming to Gravity Falls, and whoa, suddenly there are a bunch of robberies happening, Blubs and Durland are incompetent yet again, and Dipper winds up taking it upon himself to find out who’s stealing shit.