fandom explodes

I have some real issues with Voltron S2 too, but honestly I think some of you guys had way too high standards. 

This season was in the works long before season 1 was released and the fandom exploded. You can’t expect the creators to fulfill every one of your wildest dreams, especially in a 13 episode season. They didn’t even know what people were going to like when they were writing this season. 

What’s more, this is a 23 minute cartoon, not a 70k slow burn fanfic written by a poli sci major who can go into the complexities of a universe spanning empire and expect the audience to keep up. They need to keep the plot moving, they need to keep enough of a tie to the original cartoon to keep that fandom invested, they need to be true to the characters. It was always going to be fast paced, cartoonish, and shipping light. That’s what fandom is for. Filling in the gaps left by the limitations of the medium. 

fandoms doing their thing
  • naruto fandom: yelling about which female character is the worstest
  • bleach fandom: angrily hissing at themselves and each other and being super salty over really little things
  • one piece fandom: sobbing into a pillow about whatever the hell's going on with sanji
  • fairy tail fandom: alternating between which ship they feel like fighting about and getting angry at cleavage
  • attack on titan fandom: explodes once a month in a burst of glory before immediately forgetting it ever existed
  • steven universe fandom: everything is problematic except what i like
  • jojo's bizarre adventure fandom: spent the last 29 years trying to figure out the plot; still hasn't gotten anywhere
  • yuri!!! on ice fandom: so gay very homosexual much wow
  • gravity falls fandom: slowly sinking into an existential crisis (possibly five existential crises)
  • my hero academia fandom: anxiously quadruple-checking saisai-chan's blog to see if there's anything new
  • yu-gi-oh! fandom: probably still confused about pot of greed??? idk lots of memes about hair
  • puella magi madoka magica fandom: crying about gays
  • ouran high chool host club fandom: pressed up against the window like creepers but no one notices
  • fullmetal alchemist fandom: but is it legal in japan????? no??? how about germany????? how about germany in 1912?????
  • pokémon fandom: still trying to catch 'em all
  • danganronpa fandom: all your faves are dead
  • game of thrones fandom: all your faves are dead or suffering
  • lord of the rings fandom: may or may not have ceased to exist altogether
  • doctor who fandom: hiding from the supernatural and sherlock fandoms
  • supernatural fandom: hiding from the sherlock and doctor who fandoms
  • sherlock fandom: hiding from the doctor who and supernatural fandoms
  • superwholock fandoms: sitting in a dark room, rubbing their hands together, and giggling maniacally
  • harry potter fandom: desperately awaiting the sweet release of death (or the next fantastic beasts movie)
  • hayao miyazaki fandom: anime was a mistake
  • voltron fandom: obsessing over keith, lance, klance, pidge's gender identity, shiro's ptsd, and allura's allura
  • rwby fandom: watching the bumbleby and black sun fans viciously circling each other like angry coyotes
  • dragon ball fandom: very tired at this point
  • abridged fandom: y u no update
  • star vs. the forces of evil fandom: the most passive aggressive ship warring i've ever seen tbh
  • avatar fandom: still bitching about zutara and makkora i guess idk
  • buffy the vampire slayer fandom: peering out from behind trees, probably waiting for the sun to sink
  • avengers fandom: either bickering about tony stark, screaming at sharon carter's existence, or dead inside
  • durarara!! fandom: fuck fascinating characters, development, and story; i want unhealthy gays
  • baccano! fandom: softly sobbing in the distance
  • warrior cats fandom: trying to pretend they never existed to begin with
  • rick riordan fandom: has either read every single thing he's ever written or gave up years ago
  • rave master fandom: sniggering as the fairy tail fandom loses its shit again
  • twilight fandom: rewriting the series so it doesn't suck as much and/or making cactus jokes
  • over the garden wall fandom: listening to "into the unknown" and sobbing
  • discworld fandom: secure in their superior sense of humor but sad because a great man has left us
  • a series of unfortunate events fandom: aggressively glowering at anything related to the movie
  • seven deadly sins fandom: confused af right now
  • vamp! fandom: has the best vampires ever created and fucking knows it
  • seraph of the end fandom: thinks they have the best vampires ever created (and are incorrect bc vamp! exists)
  • his dark materials fandom: making dæmons for themselves, their ocs, and literally anybody
  • star trek fandom: speaking in kling-on or whatever
  • star wars fandom: kylo ren discourse
  • miraculous ladybug fandom: arguing over which of four ships is the best even though they're all the same two people
  • thomas sanders fandom: deeply in love with thomas sanders bc it's really hard not to be
Things I've noticed about the YOI fandom:

-every other blogs header/picture is that forsaken screenshot of Yurio smiling.
-Georgi fanart is nonexistant; it’s kinda sad actually.
-“OMG Victor is such a dorky lover!!”
-everyone and their moms have cried over King JJ’s theme song.
-nobody really ever got over drunk yuri.
-ENDLESS DRUNK YURI/VICTOR HEADCANONS
-long ass posts making fun of some stupid/adorable/really petty canon thing Victor did.
-there is literally no such thing as a normal interview with Kubo-sensei; the fandom explodes with cute headcanons every time she talks.
-someone could write a cute fanfiction about a headcanon and it would fucking come true next episode.
-half of the fandom is “Yurio is actually just a bean who needs love and he deserves Otabek” and the other half is “don’t ship a fifteen year old with an eighteen year old CUNT.”

Viktor can do literally anything and the fandom will explode
  • Viktor: *sneezes*
  • Fandom: *loud gasp*
  • Viktor: *speaks english/russian*
  • Fandom: *collective clutching of heart*
  • Viktor: *is shirtless*
  • Fandom: *lies on floor, squealing*
  • Viktor: *whistles*
  • Fandom: *dies*
  • Viktor: *barks*
  • Fandom: *DIES M O R E*
Ahhh fandoms

Sometimes I ship starco because they’re so cute
Then tomco walks in and I’m like ahhh this is adorable
And janstar is like what’s up bitches
As Isit dieing in the corner trying too choose a ship… then jackie shows up out of nowhere
And I die because the shipping and fandom is too much it’s like omg creator’s just chose one already stop making tumblr explode

I don’t get why people keep saying they want JKR to give us a Marauders era story. You know–you KNOW–you’d hate it because it didn’t adhere to the headcanons you’ve developed over the years. Fandom would explode in a bad way. It would be a blood bath. The James vs Snape wars are bad enough now, can you imagine what it would be like?

yuri on ice fandom: we’d like to see victor and yuri ice dancing together

creators of yuri on ice: lol what about them drunkenly dancing and being all over each other

yuri on ice fandom: haha that would be funny but really you don’t have to give us that level of feels

creators of yuri on ice:

creators of yuri on ice: :)

yuri on ice fandom: *explodes*

Something is coming...

Tumblr prepare yourself, in a few hours the Sherlock fandom will explode and this is going to be serious! Hide before it’s too late!

Originally posted by sooper-dee-dooper-natural