ghost pimp

enochmandus  asked:

What even was the Onceler fandom???

i was in it from day one and i still dont frickin know but lemme try to explain

the lorax movie (the newer 3D animation one) came out in 2012

I was a huge fan of the lorax even before that, i loved the book when i was little and loved the old cartoon movie and it already meant a lot to me so i was very excited to see it

i had juuuuust joined tumblr around then so i was still in my [400 GIFS] DOCTOR WHO!!!!! DOOOOWWWEEEEOOOOOOOO [400 MORE GIFS] WHAT IS AIR????? phase at the time, but so was everyone else in 2012

at first a little fandom popped up that was pretty normal, just a bunch of fans all enjoying the lorax and drawing fanart together

i THINK the first major askblog was askonceler, thats the one pretty much everybody tends to remember if you ask around, he was just your standard onceler rp blog, very cute, very well done

but then it kept growing. biggering, if you will

more askblogs started popping up, more fans joined in until the fandom was (or at least it felt) HUGE, and we ended up with every goddamn onceler known to man

anything you can think of, there was a onceler of it 

swag onceler, gentleman onceler, cannibal onceler (oneler, he was called), pimp greedler, ghost oncelers, vampire oncelers, robot oncelers, nightmare oncelers, artist oncelers, hippie oncelers, cowboy oncelers

i once knew of a walmart cashier onceler im not kidding there was literally everything 

there were blogs for every other conceivable thing in the movie too we had like 60 variants of the lorax and every other character including the empty-os cereal box, there was an askblog called “ask unreleased lorax dvd”

but somehow. SOMEHOW. all of this made sense at the time and none of us questioned it and every askblog was shipped with every other one and there was shitloads of drama over it 

these billions of onceler clones and their love lives were extremely important to us during that year for some reason

and then AUs of AUs of AUs happened- we had “camp weehawken” one summer where all the blogs were in a summer camp au, and that became a highschool au, and that went on for so long the characters werent even oncelers anymore and became their own separate OCs that were oncelers in the past and then THOSE characters became part of MORE aus until none of us knew what the hell was going on anymore and eventually the whole thing collapsed in on itself and disappeared like nothing happened

i think deoncelerized thneedville high is still going on somewhere in the void somehow, theres a few askblogs still out there doin their thing and a few people who still care about the onceler but the majority of the fandom pretty much vanished and either the community doesn’t exist anymore or ive just fallen out of it so hard i dont even see it/hear about it anymore

the whole thing feels like one massive fever dream we all had together tbh was the onceler fandom real

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Pimped out Ghost’s viv with some fancy ‘moonlight blue’ LED lights so I can keep an eye on him in the evenings when we have our little staring contests! Question: Should I turn them off when I go to bed? Or will it not make a difference because he can’t see blue light?

Edit: the elusive creature known as ‘ghost’ is a corn snake. I can see why y'all are getting confused thinking he’s a gecko though :) thanks for the advices!