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Speaking To All Curie Fans

Does it seem like there’s an absence of Curie love? As a companion blog, I try to reblog stuff of all the different companions, and make sure everyone gets the same amount of love. But it seems like there’s almost no Curie art or appreciation out there!

Am I not looking in the right place, or do you guys feel the same way?

What I wrote last night on the plane

Fandom is amazing. I say that all the time, I know. But telling the world how amazing fandom is is sort of ~*~*my thing*~*~ so I’m going to keep it up. I’m sitting here on the plane, very tired with my shoulder screaming in pain from hauling my over stuffed purse around comic con for four days, blisters on my feet and I’m So. Damn. Happy.

Two years ago I went to my first comic con nervous to call myself a writer. I told people about my book, but I also mentioned my somewhat unimpressive job as a paralegal. A year before that I didn’t even have that problem because I was so broken and depressed from the law I had to take a year off of nearly everything.

Then I watched Jared and Jensen on nerd Hq. I loved them. I mean, I already loved the show but…they were so funny. So vibrant and I wanted more of that. I wanted to talk to others about THAT. About the jokes and the show. I wanted to see what other people were saying about my ship. I started to read fanfic. I started to evolve my tumblr.

I started getting better.

Depression takes so much from you, but the worst thing it does to someone Like me who thrives on passion is taking that passion away. It turns the world from rainbow to gray. I found fandom again and for the first time.

I found my rainbow.

And the world I found with it - YOU. US. All of THIS. You’re my pot of gold.

I missed comic con last year because I was busy doing my most important job - being a mom to my amazing Tam. But I’m so glad I made it this year because I went there and I was the person I aspired to be two years ago. I came as a writer. Not just someone writing a distant thing. A writer and journalist as well as a fan. I get to point people to this site, which I’m so very proud of, even though it’s small for now. I met people who knew my work, who enjoyed my writing and recognized me! I did good work and I am so proud of myself for making it here and I’m so thankful for fandom for getting me here in every way possible.

So there it is. I’m siting on a plane trying not to cry and failing because I’m tired and sore but also because I am so grate to YOU, fellow Fangirls. Thank you for inspiring me. Thank you for supporting me. Thank you for being amazing. There’s so much shit in the world right now it’s easy to forget that there is also so much good. And it’s good that you and I create each day out of love. Know that I love you, fandom, whatever your flaws, and I will always be grateful for you.

I know we don’t always see it this way, but the amount of time between series is an absolute gift. It gives us an appreciation for literally every single moment of new material and pushes us to fill the spaces in between with ourselves, with theory and meta and fic and art and community and friendship.

God, I’m a bit emotional and wobbly-lipped myself today but dammit it is true.

geekycon.com
44 Things That Give Harry Potter Fans All the Feels
by Melissa Anelli It’s already 19 Years Later for us. It’s nearly 19 years since the first Harry Potter book hit the first shelf, and our fandom has been declared “dead” so many times it wouldn’t be out of place on a nighttime medical drama. But those of us who have been here for all …

We’ve got a lot of Potterheads in the GeekyCon community, but not all of us have the same memories. Our co-director Melissa Anelli (author of ‘Harry, A History’) took the liberty of listing some major things that give Potter fans all the feels. 

Don’t forget to post and tag us in your own #PotterMemories on Instagram!

There’s no ignoring how Queer as Folk (us) and The L Word were and continue to be an incredibly formative show for many people who were seeking representation or trying to discover their own sexual identities.

These shows were the first to really show lesbian and gay characters as people and not plot points in someone else’s story.

However, both shows were racist, biphobic, and cisnormative. They centered white, upper class lesbians and gay men and framed everyone else as an outsider or the focus of a joke or fetish.

(I’m thinking about how slash shippers of all orientations keep framing their need for representation as more important than anyone else’s and how whiteness has always been an important part of queerness when it came for fighting for representation. Trickle down shit, you know?)