Some days I go on tumblr, look at fandom interactions, and just think, “WOW! You guys are all fantastic!”
But really! I see artists producing beautiful artwork. The quick sketches, the in-progress updates, the polished pieces, everything. Artists learning techniques. Artists who are confident in their style. It’s all so wonderful to see the creativity burgeoning out of the artwork. The silly pieces, the sweet pieces, the fanart, the original. I love seeing artists on my dash.
And then there’s the fanfictions! People working on enormous epics that are 200k. People who plug out an impacting paragraph long flash. Stories of every human emotion, from life’s worst struggles to the greatest joys and loves. People who breathe life into characters and make them feel real. People who paint settings so real I forget where I am sitting. People who are just beginning to write and explore their style. People who plug out a new story every week. I love seeing everyone exploring this creativity.
Let’s not forget edits and GIFs! Those are so much work! The artistic understanding of colors. Bringing out hues, adding a filter, pulling greater depth to the visual than you ever seen on screen in the original movie. Adding inspiring quotes from songs. Overlaying the visuals with important text. You bring insight to why we love these stories, put together sets of moving images related off a theme. It’s wonderful creativity and it’s so beautiful to see.
And I see people getting so excited and passionate over what they love. People excitedly reblogging fandom content they love. People raging for paragraphs in the tags, screaming at the top of their lungs about how much they adore a certain character. People speculating about AUs. Every single blogger is special, provides something unique, whether it’s enthusiasm or humor or art or story or voice acting or music arrangement or knowledge of fandom lore. You bring so much light to the fandom experience.
I love the creativity this environment has.
I love the people in this environment.
I’m looking at all you guys. I’m so glad we’ve met. I’m so glad we can come together and celebrate the things we love.
@seastarved and I are going to set up the I Hate People Who Hate Emma Swan Club and we’re going to make Killian Jones the president and we will devote all of our time to talking about how much we love her and how great she is.
Maybe we’ll come up with fundraisers where we bake Emma Swan cupcakes and the donations can go towards foster children and movie nights where we watch Emma Swan’s favourite movies, and entire discussions about how her hair looks great all of the time, and remember that one of many (many) times she was really nice and good and how great her heart is? And maybe there’s a weekly roster of chaos intervention to give the Saviour some R&R?
I know exactly what I’m getting myself into. I know the risk and I don’t care. I want to be hurt by you. I’m ready to be hurt by you. I’m ready for all of it. Kiss me, hug me, yell at me, do it all. I want all of it. I want to be with you in every way I possibly can be. Everything is better when I’m with you. I’m ready for this. I don’t care if you hurt me. If being with you comes with pain then I can take all the pain in the world. I don’t care if eventually we’ll end, I want you for as long as I can have you. I just want to be with you. That’s all I want. I just want you.