i'm trying to help the fandom

As we all head into the next couple years with the Stormblood release, let’s try to do better. Let’s be nicer to each other, let’s try and actively encourage each other to keep in doing what we’re doing. I’m talking to you, FFXIV fandom. In light of all the negative things, the discourse, the fallouts and the arguments, let’s just chill out and try to have a good time. Try and be kind. I’m working on it, too, I promise.

I’ve noticed a few people here and there mentioning our fandom isn’t all that welcoming these days, and that makes me a little sad. My previous fandom was never good at it either. We shouldn’t be making people feel like they have to be godly at what they do, be it writing, editing, art, or literally /whatever/. Just being a positive part of the community should be enough.

So, work with me here, and encourage your friends, your followers, your mutuals, and whoever you might come across. Tell them they’re doing a good job, that you care. You never know who might need to see that message.

A little bit of positivity goes a long way.

anonymous asked:

Hello, I have to ask: have you heard about riptidescap?

Trust me anon, I’ve heard more than you.

So, let’s talk.

I know you’re not trying to hurt anyone by messaging me about this. I know you probably just want to make me aware of someone being horrible in the fandom and whatnot, but believe me when I tell you, you don’t have all the facts.

Riptidescap, Gigi, has said some utter shit. She’s posted some things that I definitely don’t condone, and I disagree with all of her bigoted beliefs.

However, she is trying to learn.

I myself have talked to her about this, as well as a bunch of other people on the pjo discord server. We’ve had people there before, outwardly expressing negative opinions on the LGBT community, and after talking with the rest of us, they’ve changed their opinion pretty quickly. We’re hoping to have the same positive effect on Gigi.

Arguably, more importantly though, what she doesn’t need right now, is members of the pjo fandom and the LGBT community openly attacking her without mercy. I feel it needs to be said again, but this girl is trying to learn. She is a questioning girl, growing up in an anti-LGBT environment. I, along with I’m sure many others, have experienced this first hand, and let me tell you, it isn’t easy.

The people attacking her right now, really I have no words. I’ve never seen anyone being so singularly and viciously targeted in all my years on this site. That behavior, it makes me sick to my stomach. People are using the LGBT community as an excuse to tell a 17 year old girl to go and kill herself. People are using my flag, my pride, to hurt and abuse a minor questioning her own sexuality in an environment that is dangerous for LGBT people. I hope people understand how utterly awful that must feel. The outside world telling you you’re disgusting for feeling the way you do, and the community you may be a part of telling you you’re disgusting for believe something you’ve been brought up to believe.

The hate blogs need to drop their rhetoric of “protecting LGBT people from a homophobe”. Their intentions don’t come from a place of protection, but rather malicious joy. Scrolling through the blogs, I feel physically uncomfortable, reading about how much joy they get from causing a young girl to have anxiety attacks and suicidal thoughts. They literally use tags like “this is So Much Fun” and “i hope some of you are getting as much amusement out of this as i am“. I reiterate, these people are finding joy in the fact they’re making a minor want to kill themselves. With no exaggeration, the girl could’ve straight up murdered someone, and it still wouldn’t merit this kind of verbal and emotional abuse. And moreover, they’re using their influence in the fandom to manipulate other people into contributing to the hate.

So, I have to ask myself, what do these people want? They’ve said on numerous occasions that they would stop the abuse if Gigi apologized. But…. really? They care so much about a single apology from one person, they fill their whole blog with hate? Seriously??

And do they really think they’ll get Gigi to come ‘round to their way of thinking by slandering her in the fandom and attacking her inbox? It just doesn’t seem conducive to what they say they want. 

Again, because I know my words are going to be misunderstood (purposefully or not) I do not condone what Gigi has said, nor do I agree with it.

Has Gigi said things that she shouldn’t have? Yes. Should she offer an apology to anyone she might have hurt? Probably. Does she deserve the abuse currently aimed at her? Absolutely not.

If anyone needs more information, feel free to PM me. 

  • Person A: hey, can you help me find my up sexy?
  • Person B: ... I'm not falling for your jokes anymore.
  • Person A: it's not a joke, come on, I really did loose my up sexy.
  • Person B: *sighs* Maybe,.. *evil smirk* maybe, your up sexy, will show up if, I give you my down sexy.😉
  • Person A: ...what?
  • Person B: May-
  • Person A: Stop!✋ You'll only make it worse. HONESTLY, why do I even try?

If you are referring to Zen as a fuckboi (originally a fuckboy), then you obviously don’t know what the word means so stop using it.

Learn hip-hop culture and then get back to me.

If you are trying to use it by twisting it into the popular incorrect use of the term, you STILL don’t know what the word means so stop using it.

Zen is still not a fuckboi.

He’s super loyal, flirts with no one else but the MC, and turns down a woman who is all over him even though it would advance his career tremendously because he has feelings for the MC. You seem to be latching onto his public persona even though you have seen many times over what he is truly like AND you know his family history and why he over compensates. 

“But he takes a lot of selfies,” you whine.

I take a lot of selfies too. The only difference is I’m not a popular actor who is known for his looks, who posts them to help keep his fandom happy.

Guess we all should stop liking all our favorite actors/performers because they are obviously all fuckbois too with their selfie posting ways.

But Zen’s a fuckboi somehow.

Things Ravenclaws Say #39
  • Ravenclaw: Just explain it to me
  • Person: Well, I don't fit in with he, she, not even really they sometimes. I prefer they though.
  • Ravenclaw: Agender!
  • Person: You know the term?
  • Ravenclaw: Well, yeah. I'm always trying to stay educated, especially when it comes to, you know, gender shit
  • Person: So will you help me out
  • Ravenclaw: Sure pal. Nonbinary pal.

See, son,
you are a blizzard,
     born of an hailstorm.
you are an inferno,
     born of a hellfire.
you are a marble statue,
     born of a carved stone.

ah, my golden-haloed iron-voiced son,
listen to my rusting words:
you and i are not that different. 
you and i are really all the same.
you burn just like i do.
you freeze just like i do.
you are just as immovable i am,
     just as unstoppable as i am.

i did want you to be different, you know.
i did try to teach you to be better.
but i suppose wildfire can do nothing but spread. 
i suppose icestorms can do nothing but frost.
i suppose marble can do nothing but be sculpted or shattered. 
i suppose a wolf can do nothing but raise a wolf. 

maybe that’s why
we couldn’t help but fall
                      r       t

—  like father, like son, as they always say ( j.p. )
if you think none of this applies to you - odds are you need to read it

you are not entitled to anything here

your role in fandom - whether it’s reader, consumer, writer, fan, etc. - is no excuse to disregard politeness for any reason

having people on your side is no excuse to be rude

feeling as though you’re right or being told you’re right is no excuse to be rude 

your preferences and opinions are no excuse to be rude

if somebody says you were rude it’s because they perceived it that way. taking a moment to reconsider how you said something and trying a different approach to attempt a resolution makes you look more mature

approaching your friends to let them know they might be acting rudely makes you look more mature

considering that you might have made a mistake makes you look more mature

people you like or are friends with still have the capacity to be rude and/or hurt others. remember that there are many sides to a conflict before you stand on one with a friend 

alienating people for disagreements makes you look immature and cliquey

if you really hate somebody for something they’ve said or done, try defeating them with kindness rather than anger 

HOW you say something matters just as much as WHAT you say. Everyone’s feelings are valid. There is no reason fandom has to be like high school. 



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megane-thirst  asked:

I'm mostly neutral and just stay away from Yuri on Ice because of the fandom, but what really got me was this one post trying to rally fandom together to purchase merch in order to financially support the show like it's something revolutionary statement of a show really changing the game for lgbt in Japan which, like.... have i got news for you.....

I saw that post too and I had a similar reaction like… funding this show when they still haven’t had canon LGBTQ representation means you’re not really helping… at all… like stop please 

If you really do care about helping lgbtq community in Japan then you could y’know: 

  • Help fundraise for this documentary being made about Japan’s first LGBT law firm (x)
  • Support projects/ programs that are being run by Japanese LGBTQ people like LGBT Youth Japan 
  • Try to understand some of the real issues facing Japanese LGBTQ people: Takurei’s Room is a good site to start for English speakers, and you can also check HRW which has some good coverage of Japan’s bullying/ education issues. GayJapanNews and Tres-bian has a list of Japanese LGBT sites. All of them are in Japanese but google translator can be your friend. Gachirezu! is a magazine for lesbians. I found it on google in a second. Literally THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER. GOOGLE IS YOUR FRIEND. 
  • Purchase Shimanami Tasogare, Hourou Musuko, which are good mangas with canon LGBT representation. Support LGBT ARTISTS like Tagame Gengorou. Support LGBT magazines/books/art! 

Literally you can do so many things with your money and time besides funding this anime series!!!! 

anonymous asked:

HELP! So I've been an avid sterek shipper for the past 2 years and they are definitely my self-proclaimed OTP, but recently, I have begun to lose interest in it, and I'm sadly becoming numb to it... is there anything I can do to respark that love for them???

//Anon, I am sorry to hear that :( Sometimes, that happens. We move on, even from things we love. But if you want to respark your love, I will try to help. 

The main thing I do to keep my love alive is to separate the pairing from the fandom and the show. That helps me the most. I love Stiles and Derek. Sure, I love TW and the other characters, but the reason I’m obsessed with anything is Sterek. I love Derek’s stupid face and his grumpy eyebrows and his tough exterior and his soft yet resilient interior. I love Stiles’ stupid face and his beautiful eyes and his ramblings and his idgaf attitude unless he loves you, and you better watch out if he loves you bc he will burn down the WHOLE WORLD to protect you.

Maybe you need a good fic. When I get on a string of blah fics, I lose interest. But a good fic, that period where you are pulled in and you can’t stop reading about these two idiots falling in love for the 239802394th time…it’s magical. I can rec you fics if you want, fics that make me love the pairing. Or you can go trope hunting, which is what I do a lot. I want…historical! I want sports! I want coffeeshops! I want college! I want kids! I want deputies, prostitutes, slaves, amnesia, magic!stiles, human!derek, high school…there are so many possibilities. Find fics instead of relying on rec lists. Read outside of your comfort zone. I think sometimes ppl get stuck reading only what they like and don’t branch out and find new fics that can be exciting bc it’s different. I read two fics recently that are not usually my thing. One had a lot of pot smoking, the other was hate sex/enemies to lovers. Neither are my tropes and I usually avoid them. But they were recced to me highly, so I gave them a try. And I LOVED both of them. They were different than what I usually read, but it helped me get excited and think about the pairing in a different way. Read a long fic, esp if you avoid them. I avoid long fics a lot of times bc I’m a slow reader and have limited time. But some of the best fics I’ve read are over 100k. Read short fics. I don’t read much under 10k, but there are some great short fics that can give you a quick fix.

I guess where I find the most feels for Sterek is when I think about them together in ways I want to see. I write fic, so I do this a lot, but I have friends who don’t write fic who come up with ideas all the time. I just love thinking about Derek and Stiles’ lives, in so many different ways. 

Like, I like to think about them being domestic, coming home from long days at work and bickering over who didn’t do the dishes the night before and what to watch after dinner. Taking baths together and washing each other’s backs and pressing each other against slippery bathroom walls and dropping to their knees to blow each other right in the shower. Derek helping Stiles keep from getting too obsessed with anything and practice moderation, and Stiles helping Derek learn to open up and accept that he deserves good things, like a partner and a house and a Pack and a family. Waking up together and snuggling together, maybe lazy morning handjobs while they’re kissing and don’t even care about morning breath. Derek being there with Stiles in the hospital when his dad goes in for something, and Stiles going to Derek’s family’s plots to put flowers on their graves. Derek sitting in the car while Stiles goes to his mother’s grave and refusing to listen as Stiles talks to her. Stiles and Cora ganging up on Derek when they play board games, watch television, choose a restaurant, or do anything really, but Derek doesn’t mind bc he loves that Cora loves Stiles and just stares in awe as Stiles interacts with her like he’s known her his whole life. He thinks about how his mother and father would have loved Stiles, and how he wishes his family could have known him. He thinks about Stiles laughing with Laura and running through the woods with his human siblings, imagines his mom watching them with tears in her eyes bc she’s so happy for them. Stiles sometimes hovers in the doorway when Derek and his father are standing in the kitchen cooking together, or sitting on the back porch drinking beers, or sitting in the living room watching baseball games. Stiles knows that Derek can sense him, but Derek never lets on, just keeps talking to the sheriff. And Stiles can see the love and pride that the sheriff has in his eyes when he looks at Derek, and there was a time he thought he’d be jealous, but he’s not jealous, oh no. He’s so fucking happy because he loves Derek so much and Derek deserves someone to be a father figure, even though he knows it’ll never replace his own father. But he sees the way Derek almost craves the sheriff’s touch on his shoulder, his approval, the way Derek’s chest almost puffs up when the sheriff calls him “son” and the way Derek just lights up when the sheriff hugs him. He never thought his dad would accept Derek, but he’s adopted him like a second son. And they grow old together, get gray and get wrinkles, and they’re still sneaking off to blow each other in public bathrooms and pulling over on the side of the road for a quick handjob at 50 bc if anything, they’re more in love at 50 than at 25, and they’re both in such good places, with adopted kids and a strong Pack and it’s good, and Derek’s accepted it.

Or maybe Derek shows up in DC after Stiles moves there for school. He’s there bc he’s been making his way across the united states and now he’s stopping in DC, and he catches Stiles’ scent on the street and thinks, no, this can’t be Stiles. But he follows it one day, and sure enough, sitting at a table on the quad of a college campus, surrounded by stacks of books and clicking away on a laptop is Stiles. And Derek watches him like a creeper and feels something he can’t put into words- is maybe too scared to put into words - and then he leaves bc he doesn’t want to disrupt Stiles’ life. But Stiles, of course, befriends the wolves on campus and ends up at a full moon pack party and guess who is there? Derek fucking Hale, all long limbs and Henleys and scruff and Stiles is just fucking angry, but happy to actually see him, so he acts cool and sarcastic, and the other wolves are confused about what’s going on, which is to say NOTHING about the confusion Derek and Stiles feel, and they aggressively snipe at each other for weeks when they HAPPEN to cross paths (bc Derek just happens to go to the coffee shop and public library near campus, and Stiles just happens to pester his wolf friends to invite him to things) and after weeks of being sarcastic shits and angry at each other, Derek ends up pressed against the brick wall in a side street bc Stiles pushed him against it and just kisses him stupid and they’re pretty sure they would have rubbed off on each other right there against the brick wall if someone hadn’t said something as they walked by. But they end up kicking out Stiles’ roommate and fucking each other into the mattress and Stiles doesn’t even care when his roommate comes back and gets an eyefull of Derek’s glorious ass bc he just tapped that ass all night long.

But maybe you want to think about them in AUs, like Derek as a baseball player and Stiles the batting coach, and they spend hours together training and have sweaty sex in the locker room. Or maybe they’re both turn of the century lords in fancy houses who need to get married bc it’s their duties, but they’re in love with one another so they’re sneaking around at London balls just to have a moment to kiss each other or to hold hands. Or maybe Derek is a mermaid and Stiles is a marine biologist who saves him from a net he’s been caught in, and Derek is terrified of him, but Stiles is like “dude, I just want to observe you for science!” and they fall in love as Stiles learns about merpeople but he never betrays Derek’s confidence, even when Derek introduces him to all his merfamily and Stiles could change science forever.

You may be ready to move on. You may pick up a new fandom or love, but you can still love Sterek. My first otp was Harry/Ron from harry potter, and I still love them though I’m not as active in the fandom.I still read fic sometimes. I’ve currently been obsessed with Downton Abbey and took a sterek reading/writing break, but I plan on writing again soon. Sometimes we need a breather just to renew our love.

Most of all, just remember that you love that grumpy werewolf and that rambling human, and despite all their bickering, they love each other and care about each other and will protect each other.

Originally posted by samann98

Originally posted by elliotaldersin

Originally posted by slytherinvoid

anonymous asked:

So does fandom still think there is a 4th ep? I've been feeling pretty down about it today :( just seeing how busy BC is gonna be coming up and knowing Martin is busy too and knowing how shitty they left us it's like someone died. Or up and walked of of your life never to return. I'm trying to be hopeful but it feels odd like they all of them are quietly moving on from this mess. The sheer silence from the Sherlock camp/actors isn't helping either. I'm just so bummed again. Help me believe lol

Hi Nonny!

I actually answered a similar post here the other day. In a nutshell, yes, I am still holding out hope until March 8 at the very least for some sort of news, but for me, everyone’s complete silence about the series is WHY I am suspicious about there possibly being another episode. Plus the COMPLETE 180˚ in TFP from the 12-episode narrative that was being told just doesn’t make any sense to me AT ALL. And there’s all the IN-CANON hints given in S4 and TAB, during setlock (with the Back to Back pics and the Mary and Molly in different wigs AND scenes filmed that we haven’t seen), AND MOFFAT actually being the one to START THE RUMOUR, NOT US. Also some other interesting coincidences have popped up (for instance, Benjamin Caron, director for TFP, once directed a special for illusionist Derren Brown, who is a very close friend of Gatiss… Some speculate that Brown is actually WAY more involved in the series than we intially thought, possibly helping Mark come up with a long game plan. I’ve seen speculation that his appearance in TEH may be a clue to this). 

If there is a secret episode, it is already done, so don’t worry about Ben and Martin not being able to “film” it. We believe that the Secret Episode contains alternate versions of scenes from S4 and from previous seasons’ filming, since we know for a fact that S3 ALONE has at least 3 hours’ extra film. And, as I mentioned above, there were many scenes that were filmed during setlock and we never actually saw in any of the three episodes. So there’s that taken care of.

Personally, everyone’s silence about everything is why I’m really suspicious; it’s fortunate both Martin and Ben had other engagements immediately after S4 aired, so it explains why they’re generally silent about it all. But Mofftiss are really… blasé about S4, almost acting like it WASN’T critically panned or not talking about it at all. This is why many think it was a purposeful thing, and why people think that they’re trying to recreate the outrage of ACD’s time when he killed off his Holmes in The Final Problem – essentially, Mofftiss killed off their “Sherlock” with the Final Problem, and it generated outrage and demands to fix it. Piss poor planning, if this is the case in my opinion, since I don’t think they were thinking about how much it would hurt their fans, but I digress.

ALL that said, Nonny, do not – DO NOT – feel obligated to HAVE to feel good about how it was left off. You have every right to be upset and bummed. There’s a ridiculously good chance that there IS NO secret episode… it’s not officially confirmed and its very existence is all based on speculation and rumour. If you aren’t able to have your heart broken again, THAT’S OKAY. IT IS OKAY TO BE SKEPTICAL ABOUT IT. In fact, we ALL should have a healthy skepticism; part of proving a theory is to be skeptical about its existence so you can openly find proof without bias. I would hate for you to be bummed again if it turns out that the special isn’t real. You are more important than this show. <3 But I do hope that I have made you feel a little bit better.

About Portuguese (and Spanish) names

Most of the Hetalia fandom headcanons Spain and Portugal as brothers, just like the Portuguese and Spaniards do in real life. And in the great majority of cases, they give Portugal the same surnames as his brother Spain for his human name. While this is a perfectly reasonable move, there are a lot of misconceptions in the fandom regarding Portuguese and Spanish names. While I may not be that familiar with Spanish names, I am aware of what makes them different from Portuguese names, and that’s precisely what I’ll be discussing in this post.

First of all let’s take a look at Spain’s human name, Antonio Fernandez Carriedo. One given name, two surnames, a very commom model in Spain. However here some things about this name:

1) The father’s surname is actually Fernandez, not Carriedo

In Hispanic countries, the surname order is different than in Portugal and English-speaking countries. This means that if the child carries both of their parents’s surnames, their last name is actually their mother’s surname. However the child still signs with their father’s surname. This means that, when talking about Mr. Carriedo, you should be talking about Mr. Fernandez instead.
However, as before mentioned, Portugal follows the typical “father’s surname last” model. And we still sign with our father’s surname. This means that, while Spain’s father’s surname comes first in his human name, in Portugal’s case it should come last.

2) The surname Fernandez doesn’t exist in Portuguese

Or better yet, it does. But it’s spelt differently. It’s spelt Fernandes, not Fernandez. So if you’re giving Portugal the same surname as his brother, you should at least change the spelling. That way you have Mr. Fernandez and Mr. Fernandes. Same surname, but with Spanish and Portuguese spellings respectively, as it should be.

3) The surname Carriedo doesn’t really exist in Portuguese

There are some look-alike surnames, but there’s no real equivalent to the surname Carriedo in Portuguese. You can either just replace it with some other surname you like or even drop it as a whole, it’s your choice.

4) Most Portuguese names follow this model:

(First given name) (Second given name) (Mother’s surname) (Father’s surname)

This means that the average Portuguese person has 4 names. However this shouldn’t be a problem because names just like Spain’s human name are also very commom. There are also people with more names though they are getting rarer.

5) Surnames with an hyphen are extremely rare

It’s not every day you find a Portuguese person named Maria Reis-Nogueira, for example. An hyphen is very rare and you probably shouldn’t use it if you want an accurate Portuguese name. They exist, of course, but are very, VERY rare.

6) Be careful with your research.

Check the spelling. Is it Portuguese or Spanish? Is it European Portuguese or Brazillian Portuguese? If you’re struggling with these questions, then please send me an ask and I’ll help! If you have any other question you want answered about Portuguese names, send that too! I am here to help after all!

Hope things are a tad more clear now!

anonymous asked:

Favourite Hannibal fanfictions?

Ooooh so this is a tough one! I still kind of see myself as a newbie in regards to the fandom, so I’m still reading/finding/perusing fanfics and trying to learn names. So far, this is what I’ve found! I’m putting the names of the authors as they are on Ao3 if you guys want to go check them out as well! Feel free to add on if you can think of any recommendations as well, guys!

-’Redemption’ by HouseofCannibals is seriously so good and beautiful and engaging with its gritty edge of prison life and the realities of such a rough institution with a shameless warden. Can’t wait for an update tbh, it kills me to wait, but it’s so worth it every time.

-’Il Ragazzo e il Suo Monstro’ by Phos is so unique and breathtaking. Their descriptions of the mental state of a young Will Graham just wrecks me, and I am honestly taken aback at how beautiful they craft the plot while maintaining those wonderful elements of the show that we all love and adore.

-’Bound’ by Norgbelulah is so fun and unique! Basically just picture a nordic/viking Hannibal and a monk Will Graham and BAM. So fun, so well done, and so happy whenever I see an update.

-’The Fox’s Wedding’ by TheHoyden is a cute one-shot where Will Graham gets abducted and it’s as hilarious as it is adorable and fluffy. Love, love, love

-’The Tale of Prince William Graham and the Insufferable Dragon Hannibal Lecter’ by Ghostwriter98 is basically the best mash-up of Shrek and Hannibal EVER. So funny, so gut-wrenchingly hilarious, and honestly…a Princess Alana stuck in a tower just is so amazing I can’t handle myself.

-’Omiai’ by Iesika is a lovely and chilling au whose descriptions of the macabre and dark know no bounds, and I’m obsessed. It picks up around where his encephalitis is actually cured by Hannibal rather than left to run rampant, and their work is so sharp and utterly lovely to read.

-’Night Shift’ by Possessivenoun –okay, basically anything written by Possessivenoun because it’s all so good and amazing and fucking fantastic. I think this one is my favorite by them, although they also have ‘Dark Wonders’, ‘Behold the Lamb’ and those are equally recommended and loved.

anonymous asked:

What's the deal with Keith and the mothman? What even is a mothman?! This is so confusing for me, I'm trying to find the answer, but I'm just getting more and more confused! Please help

ahhh omg okay

so the fandom has this running joke/ headcanon that keith believes in cryptids (which mothman is)

it was a kinda a joke at first in shitposts/ crack when keith said mothman was his boyfriend, but it escalated and now theyre always being put in fanart and fics together…. its just kind of part of his fanon character that he loves mothman now i guess?

Please listen to all survivors.

Please listen especially to problematic survivors, to the ones that get ignored or cast off for bad behavior, the ones who have outbursts or who stay silent and say nothing, the ones who wordvomit their trauma, the ones who never explain anything except “I was victimized”/”I am a survivor”.

The “listen to survivors!” argument often assumes that there is one, maybe two ways that survivors will come down on an issue. The experience of being traumatized is so massively individual that if you try to homogenize groups you WILL be talking over someone.

Please. Listen to all survivors. Especially those you disagree with. Even if you continue to disagree with them. Listen to them. Listen to all survivors.

anonymous asked:

Hello. I'm new to Ghost fandom and I'm trying to learn everything I can lol. Can you help me? How do you know which ghoul is which?? Are there any certain interviews I should watch? Anything that I need to know, please tell me. Thank you. :)

Well hello there!

Well, I know how it was being confused on which ghoul was which when I first really acknowledged myself to be into the band. So, shall we get started? I am still learning new things here and there, so this is the best I can personally give to you as anon. However, you should know I’m one of the blogs here that won’t post unmasked pictures or anything personal of the band’s lives. If you want to chat about that, then message me off anon.

Ghost is a type of heavy-metal band that was formed in Linköping, Sweden actively in 2008. They have three studio albums and in between they have had two EPs (extended plays). Fans often seperate the studio album releases as eras for the band, due to their theatrical change in “Satanic-themed” costumes and stage performances based on the music itself. The creation of the band itself was done out of the admiration and inspiration of horror films and classic songs.

Opus Eponymous was the first studio album released in the year 2010. With a 70s-early 80s vibe, these songs mainly had Satanic themes. There is one song called “Elizabeth” which references murderer Elizabeth Báthory. Two songs, “Con Clavi Con Dio“ and “Genesis“ happen to be sped up waltzes. In the Japanese release, it came with a bonus cover of The Beatles Song, “Here Comes the Sun.” This album was nominated for Grammis.

The line up for the first era had a quick change, as rumored, for bass players. Throughout the era’s, the characters of Ghost have kept their given nicknames, mainly due to fans. This was the era Papa Emeritus I played as Ghost’s lead singer. Often seen most in black and red robes, his voice was deep and haunting. The Nameless Ghouls wore black cloaks with their faces completely covered, until a few had cut holes out for their eyes for better vision. In the summer time, everyone’s robe colors changed to white. There has also been a rare occasion of their robes being red.

Infestissumam was the second studio album released on April 10, 2013. This album is viewed to be the largest reference to the devil in lyrics and tongue-in-cheek stage performance. In 2014, it won a Grammi Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Album. Papa Emeritus II, a much younger singer, came to stage. A few versions have been released afterwards with bonus songs, including the ones from their EP, If You Have Ghost.

If You Have Ghost was their first EP released November 20, 2013 that served as a continuation and summary of Infestissumam. These songs are all covers done of Roky Erickson, ABBA, Army of Lovers, and Depeche Mode.

Meliora was the third studio album, making it the third era for Ghost. Papa II was fired from the band, and his younger brother took over, claiming title as Papa Emeritus III. Along with the newest Papa, two ghouls were replaced for drums and bass. It won not only Best Hard Rock/Metal Album at the 2015 Grammis Awards but also the Lead single “Cirice” won the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. 

Popestar is the most currently released EP from Ghost, which took place on September 16, 2016. It includes their newest single hit, “Square Hammer”. It includes cover songs of Echo & The Bunnymen, Simian Mobile Disco, Eurythmics, and Imperiet. A line up change has taken place again. The rhythm guitarist has gone from the band (which most assume will return) and was replaced by the bass player. The newest bass player in this in between era time is the first known female Nameless Ghoul.

Era IV…. Not a whole lot has been revealed about the upcoming era, other than mentioning it will be darker than Meliora, as a response to the post-apostolic world. A deity of sorts may return….But we’ll see.

Papa Emeritus I (era 1)

Papa Emeritus I was the first anti-pope figure to ever sing for the band Ghost, found back in era 1. He seems to be a very old monster-like man. His voice is deep and chilling. His signature robe color is red.

Papa Emeritus II… (era 2)

Papa Emeritus II is the second singer for the band Ghost, a much younger Papa in appearance. His face paint does homage to the classic horror films. He is more lively on stage than the first Papa and can hold a powerful sensual glance. Without his face paint, he is often seen wearing his beloved sunglasses (we can’t guarantee pants though). His signature robe color is green.

Water ghoul

(of era’s 1-2)

There were a couple who ere hard to tell apart during this time. One who stood out on stage more than the other, enjoyed playing the bass sultry during some songs and have spooky glances. Water ghoul is seen with the alchemy symbol for water on his sash, being an upside down triangle. Some refer to him/them as old Water.

Earth ghoul (of eras 1-2)

Although he stayed longer than the early bass players, this ghoul was very talented at his drumming speed, favoring the cymbals. His eyes were said to be very large and were clear bluish green. His alchemy symbol for earth can be found also on his sash. It is an upside down triangle with a slash through it. Some refer to him as old Earth. He is rarely found in interviews.

Papa Emeritus III (era 3-now)

Firing his older brother, Papa III took stage. His much more flirtatious and energetic on stage than any Papa we have seen yet. He has shown himself to be very intelligent of many things, including music itself and is deeply kind to all fans. Outside of his longer robes, he adorns himself in his acoustic clothes, which are actually a tribute to a Swedish king. He was played a yellow kazoo a number of times. Many refer to him as just Papa. He has only done a couple of interviews. His signature robe color is purple.

Earth ghoul (era 3-now).

The newest drummer of the band, Earth can be told apart from the other ghouls being second shortest but the also the thinnest ghoul. He is crazily talented with holding the drumsticks, often twirling them as he plays. He has kept the same alchemy symbol as old Earth. There has been only one interview found.

Water ghoul (era 3) Aether ghoul (current)

One of the newest bass players, Water/Aether has been a great joy to the band. At first being shy, he has greatly opened from his shell. He has on tour, replaced Omega and Alpha when they were unable to attend. Taking Omega’s place with the current era, many fans disagreed on renaming him Omega. So instead, they have opted for using Aether, which is another alchemy name for quintessence. He has kept the alchemy symbol for water from old Water ghoul, and now has adopted the one Omega formally used. The bass can be told apart, because the darker curled design is of a ocean wave. He is also seen playing a number of other guitars, including a Flying V. His eyes are pale ice blue. Sometimes he wears a ring. As with Earth, only one interview has been found.

Alpha ghoul (formally nicknamed Fire) (all eras)

Alpha is the lead guitar player for Ghost. Alpha was formally called Fire. He has been one of the few ghouls who have stayed since the band’s beginning. He plays quickly on his beloved Gibson and also plays an acoustic at times too. His eyes are a soft baby blue. He can be told apart form the other ghouls by his hand tattoos, which are a broken heart. Alpha is the same height as Papa. The symbol for fire can be found on his lead guitar. He also wears a few rings at times and has recently been wearing a white rose. He is present in a number of interviews.

Air ghoul (all eras)

Air ghoul is the keyboardist for Ghost. He has played upon a few different models over the years, even playing a white Roland Ax Synth keytar for the long “Mummy Dust”. He seemingly the quietest of the ghouls, but very warm and kind. He can be easily told apart from the other ghouls being the tallest of any member of Ghost. He also is the only one with brown eyes. Sometimes he is seen wearing finger less gloves to warm his hands. It is known he is quite the sharpie thief at meet & greets. His alchemy symbol is for air, which is a triangle with a slash across it.

Omega ghoul (eras 1-3)

Omega ghoul is the beloved rhythm guitarist. He is energetic on stage, often stomping to the beat of many songs. He is also seen playing an acoustic guitar. Omega can be told apart from the other ghouls by a few things. He is taller than Papa, but shorter than Air. He wears multiple silver rings on his fingers. The guitar has the symbol for Omega, hence, where fans gave him the nickname. His other nickname is Quintessence. His alchemy symbol is a circle with a wavy end. Besides Special, he is found in numerous interviews. He likes ABBA a lot. He may like Peeps. The last few times he was seen, he has worn a red rose.

Water ghoul/Little Ghuleh/Water droplet/Mist ghoul/etc (current era 3.5)

Taking the place as the newest bassist, she is the only known female Nameless ghoul. She can be told apart from the others being the shortest of any member of the band after Earth. She has pale blue eyes with long lashes. Instead of wearing the same dress shoes as the other ghouls, she has heels. Her nails are often painted. There is much debate around her real nickname, so fans have made up many of their own.

Special ghoul (all eras)

Although he plays no instruments, he is the main songwriter and helps compose all other instruments for albums. He loves music on vinyls, cats, pasta, and Satan. He likes to steal Alpha’s cassock.

Cowbell ghoul (skipping around in era 3.5)

This pesky ghoul loves to sneak onto stage and play his blessed cowbell. Often annoying Papa, he is soon shooed away off the stage. His popularity has made him appear in more than one show. He made up his own symbol to look liek a Cowbell. He too is a stealer of Alpha’s clothing.

Sister Imperator (all eras)

A so-called member of the “Clergy” of Ghost, she is the advisor. She often scolds the ghouls but always pushes everyone to be greater to reach what goals they really want.

Sisters of Sin

These are the sisters making up the Clergy. At concerts, they often help Papa bring out offerings of food and gift. The Sisters of Sin on stage are mostly fans.

Interviews!….I could be here for a long time if I summarized each one so here are 6 of my favorites hail Satan in no particular order:

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The cherik fandom is so wide and varied. We have writers and artists who all believe in different head canons and try out different tropes is so many ways. Sometimes we don’t all agree on everything but I just want to delight in the one thing every single member of the cherik fandom agrees upon:

Erik has a big dick.

Fandoms these days...
  • *A ship where one half is abusive to the other half*
  • Person: This is toxic and abusive and needs to stop.
  • Me: Agreed.
  • *A ship where one half was once a terrible person and trying to redeem. This person makes a few mistakes along the way but other half of the ship is supportive and helps*
  • Person: This is toxic and abusive and needs to stop.
  • Me: I think you missed out the redemption.
  • Me(thinks): Someone needs to point out the redemption. They are making Beauty and the Best seem like a toxic love story.
  • Me: It's NOT toxic if the person is trying to change.
  • Person: You support this?! You are a racist, homophobic...
  • *Never ending baseless abuse*
  • Me: I'm out of here. I've better things to do that listen to this.

WHY do i keep seeing zhanyi vs. tianshan fights?? can’t we love and be excited about both?

i mean yeah you prefer a couple but that doesn’t give you the right to shame somebody elses preference. everybody has their tastes.

In my case I love both couples. I enjoy each update whether they’re about zhanyi or tianshan. They both have a different story and different problems which are interesting and very well developed. The moments where Old Xian gives us all of them together are super adorable, especially when He Tian and the main gays did everything in their power to help Mo Guan Shan. I hope there’ll be a moment where the reverse happens too.

Anyways, please try to be nice. I don’t want to make this blog one where I keep nagging about this but I think a fandom should love each other and not upset one another.