Hey guys. So a few days ago, my best friend, Lauren aka @callsmeupagains aka “relationship goals girl” passed away. I’m so extremely devastated to deliver the news, but I know she would want her followers to know. I can’t get into her blog because I don’t have her password, so instead of sending messages to her blog with condolences, please send them to me and I’ll post them on her behalf. Also please reblog this so as many of her followers can see it. Lauren was the most beautiful, pure soul and the world will not be the same without her in it. She loved Taylor so much, and I hope one day I can tell Taylor all about Lauren. She will be so missed.
Have you ever wanted recognition for loving the things you love? Well, it’s time for you to win some awards.
I’ve never wanted recognition for loving something, no. For hard work, maybe. Simply for love? No. Yeah, I know that a lot of pop culture sites pit shows against each other to get fandoms to vote as often as they can, basically proving whose fandom is the votiest, under the guise of “best show.” Sometimes the results are helpful, sometimes ridiculous; everybody’s got to pay the bills, so it goes. But no one’s ever pitted the fans themselves against each other before. Not like this.
Fans and talent from the nominated shows and movies will be present at Petco Park during Comic-Con, with an awards special to air on July 27 on MTV and mtvU. Awards voting starts today on mtvU’s website, excepting competition in the “Best Fandom Forever” category, which will be held entirely on Tumblr and will pit massive, long-lasting followings against each other.
Let’s not just choose some great things to recognize non-competitively; let’s pit followings against each other. You realize they want you to fight each other like gladiators so they can make money off fandom, right? Make you fight over whose charity campaign (“Fandom Feat”) was more valuable? You think that they gain nothing from clickbait polls that will get 100,000s of hits? That they’re running that ~awards special~ commercial-free? "Best Fandom Forever"? Get the fuck out of here.