fandoms 2013

homestuck fandom, a brief history
  • 2009: homestuck launches, riding on the wave of problem sleuths success. pretty big for a webcomic but still very niche overall. fandom is basically nonexistent outside of the mspa forums. mostly straight men and programming nerds
  • 2010: hivebent happens. hetalia fans, tired of being in a big, widely-disliked fandom and drawn to the promised land of a fandom with a large cast and its own shipping system, migrate to homestuck en masse. the fandom gets its first major boost in popularity, more than doubling practically overnight. new fans are mostly young women
  • 2011: fandom steadily expands over the course of the year. ben nye literally sells out of grey body paint prior to comic-con. vriscourse comes to a head and people continue to argue about her death for months after. cascade drops in october, enough to crash multiple flash and download sites, and act 6 begins in november. by the end of the year its near impossible to use tumblr without being exposed to homestuck somehow.
  • 2012: homestuck fandom peaks. this is the last year that homestuck is published regularly (the only hiatus lasts for about a month, before the dancestor intermission). homestuck is everywhere on your tumblr dash, on reddit, on 4chan. hussie has a tumblr and post and tweets regularly. in september the homestuck kickstarter begins, meets its $700k goal in less than 2 days, and finishes in october with nearly $2.5 million. this draws the attention of a few mainstream publications - pbs, wired, cnn, huffpo, etc. dante basco becomes a homestuck fan.
  • 2013: homestuck fandom begins to shrink. first, in april, when the comic goes on a month-long hiatus. around this time, several other fandoms gain popularity - attack on titan starts airing in japan, off and dangan ronpa have just received english translations, welcome to night vale is finishing up its first season - thanks to homestuck fans looking for something to tide them over during the hiatus. when it comes off hiatus, homestuck resumes updating (much more often than most webcomics, but not nearly at the multiple-pages-per-day speed it had maintained prior). in october, hussie announces hes putting the comic on indefinite hiatus to work on the game, and that it will return with one final massive update containing the rest of act 6 and the entirety of act 7. namco high is published in late december to a resounding “meh”.
  • 2014: homestuck remains on hiatus for nearly the entire year. the website only updates to announce new merch. paradox space launches in an attempt to revive the fandom, which has some success, but not nearly enough to compensate for the loss of interest over the hiatus. behind the scenes, whatpumpkin is wrapped up in legal drama with the odd gentlemen over stolen money and failure to adhere to a development schedule, finally severing their contract at some point over the summer. (hussie vaguely refers to “innumerable unspecified problems” in an mspa blog post, but due to a nda the full story doesnt become public knowledge until summer 2015.) hussie still tweets (but not regularly), but he nukes his tumblr. homestuck does eventually come off hiatus in october, hussie announces that the “one giant update” plan has been cancelled and serial updates resume. [s] game over stirs up the fandom
  • 2015: updates continue regularly through january, at which point another hiatus begins that lasts until 413. on the same day that homestuck resumes, paradox space goes on an indefinite hiatus which continues to this day (”cancellation” would probably be a better word). a6a6i5 begins and, accordingly, the vriscourse comes back with a vengeance (although the fandom is now much smaller). davekat is canonized and surges to become the most popular ship in the fandom practically overnight. homestuck continues updating for a few months, with page after page of huge blocks of ponderous dialogue, reaching an emotional climax at the end of the summer with [s] terezi: remem8er. homestuck goes back on indefinite hiatus. early this year, steven universe finishes its first season, and near the end of it, undertale is released, both popular with ex-homestucks. at some point this year, hussie clears his twitter account.
  • 2016: in february, hussie announces that homestuck is Ending, Seriously, For Real This Time. updates resume in late march. homestucks remaining fandom gets worked up, estranged fans rush to catch up, and ex-fans wax nostalgic. [s] collide drops to resounding applause and approval. opinions on homestuck are overwhelmingly positive up until act 7 drops and homestuck officially ends. the ending is almost universally considered a disappointment and the fandom works through the five stages of grief. there is a brief stirring of excitement when volume 10 is published in june, but it doesnt last long. fandom is lukewarm and disparate at best all the way up til october. hiveswap finally gets a trailer at the beginning of the month, and weeks later the credits drop. in spite of homestuck being “over” a canon jewish lesbian wedding is enough to interest a small number of new fans and revive the old ones. snapd8s keep interest high through the end of the year
  • 2017: hiveswaps “for real this time” release date comes and goes with nothing but an announcement of another delay. snapd8s grind to a halt. nothing happens on 413 but some flaccid attempts at pr by whatpumpkin and promises of development updates we have yet to receive. its mid-may. no gods, no masters, no hiveswap. we are all gay and were eating each other alive over vriska and dirk

jungianca6  asked:

Wow, since 2013... I wonder how Tumblr and all sites were back in the day when S1 came out. Unfortunately I missed it and joined until last year lmao. Hey, you're like a veteran of the Snk fandom

I am indeed one of the veteran squad haha, idk why spending years of my life being a weeb should make me proud but I kind of am lmao

but I’ve seen some crazy shit, no regrets

*opens old fandom folder* let’s see
one thing I don’t miss from 2013 is whip wars, we still have some, but 2013 ships wars were fucking brutal lol

half of snk 2013 fandom was plastering this face of Levi on everything

this pose too

2013 fandom basically

the gifs were everything lmao

MI CASA jokes everywhere because we were that lame lmao (like we aren’t now lol)

literally very unnecessary horse jean edits, like why lmao (and why do I have it saved qsfsfs)

BIG ASS  TREES


qsfdsfs sorry I opened this old folder of mine and got carried away, I’m so surprised of all the shit I still have saved lmao

but yeah lol

This Day in 1D History - April 29

2013: 

  • Nouis are pure joy outside the venue in Paris
  • Take Me Home Tour concert – Paris, France

2015: 

2016: 

  • Louis & Co hang out poolside at the Encore Beach Club 
  • Louis attends the grand opening of the Intrigue night club (and later a Diplo show) in Vegas!
  • Liam bumps into a lucky fan before hitting a Rihanna concert in Vegas

people who weren’t in the 1d fandom in like 2012/2013 when elounor was in it’s prime have no idea of the impact eleanor had on this fandom fashion wise………….the amount of girls i saw with wavy middle parted hair, a green button up tank, black leggings, and drinking starbucks……..the vast amount of eleanor fashion blogs…………..people would sell her exact clothing items on ebay for hundreds of dollars ……….like she was ICONIC

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Books About Fans & Fandom

YA books about fans & fandom are one my favorite recent book trends – as you might have guessed from that printable bookmark I made – and I’m pleased to see that the 2017 crop looks larger than the previous few years combined! To help you increase your TBR piles, I’ve assembled a list of recent and forthcoming titles. Obviously I haven’t yet read most of these, and some look better than others–which ones are you most looking forward to? Which ones are already your faves?

2017
Unconventional, Maggie Harcourt (2/1/2017 UK, no US pub date yet?)
Stranger Than Fanfiction, Chris Colfer (2/28/2017)
Queens of Geek, Jen Wilde (3/14/2017)
Radio Silence, Alice Oseman (3/28/2017)
Dead Little Mean Girl, Eva Darrows (3/28/2017)
Geekerella, Ashley Poston (4/4/2017)
Meg & Linus, Hanna Nowinski (4/18/2017)
Looking for Group, Rory Harrison (4/25/2017)
Grace and the Fever, Zan Romanoff (5/16/2017)
Eliza and Her Monsters, Francesca Zappia (5/30/2017)
Follow Me Back, A.V. Geiger (6/6/2017)
Internet Famous, Danika Stone (6/6/2017)
Kat and Meg Conquer the World, Anna Priemaza (11/7/2017)

2016 and earlier
Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here, Anna Breslaw (2016)
Kill the Boy Band, Goldy Moldavsky (2016)
The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You, Lily Anderson, (2016)
The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love, Sarvenaz Tash (2016)
Gena/Finn, Kat Helgeson and Hanna Moskowitz (2016)
All the Feels, Danika Stone (2016)
The Improbable Theory of Ana & Zak, Brian Katcher (2015)
Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell (2013)

  • Someone: *makes a completely nonsensical ship analysis post and puts it in the MAIN tag
  • Someone else: that's incorrect.
  • The original person: omg stop bullying me, why can't you leave me in PEACE, why can't you just let people enjoy themselves, like omg? fandoms are so fanDUMB, I'm leaving lol
  • The original person: *does it again a day later
  • Same thing: *happens
  • The original person: oh my god, stop bullying me-

Ppl thinking Hannibal was part of the superwholock fandom drama were in neither of those fandoms. Back in 2013-2014 Hannibal was the outcast fandom when all that shit w superwholock&bieber was happening, why? beause the main ship in the show was “toxic” and it looked like we were a small fandom that wouldn’t last (ha!)

Most of the famous posts, at the time, were comic sans posts of Sherlock trying to befriend Hannibal to later be mocked by him for his misuse of the word “sociopath” and the general joke was that we were a sophisticate fandom full of memes but we never made drama outside our own.

In the end, the only “friends” Hannibal fandom made were Parks and Rec (bc of the interaction between both official accounts owned by nbc) The Blacklist (same reason), In the Flesh because they also experienced a sudden cancellation and a little collaboration with Clexa shippers. 

This has been a little piece of Tumblr history(?)…so yeah let Superwholock be the fandom of queerbaiting and let Hannibal out of that.