sci fi fandom

  • jim: pleaaaase spock?
  • spock: the probability of success in that scenario is less than 7,4 percent. it's illogical.
  • jim: awh come on spock,, you're a vulCAN, not a vulCAN'T!
  • spock: [looks into the camera like he's in 'the office']

Imagine a genre (fantasy, Scifi, sci-fantasy, superhero, whatever you want). Generally, that’s a lot of people, right? Especially in Scifi, where you’ve got characters spread out over vast distances and identified through species.

But what if you’ve got a situation where like your heroes run into your villains, and their evil overlord makes their first appearance and has a very particular accent and turn of phrase.
And suddenly your engineer who has never spoken more than three words is like “Heeeey, Asteroid Z19!” in the same regional twang.

And your villain is like “You too? Northside or south?”

“North,” answers your engineer, and the villain gets all excited.

“Hey, hometown girl!” They smile a smile that has too many teeth.

“Back atcha!” says your engineer, and suddenly the two are trading quips and rapid fire questions in the extremely localized colloquialisms of Asteroid Z19.

Evil overlord being has had to deal with being the only one in the alien fleet with that particular accent, vocabulary, and set of slang for years, and they’re relieved to be able to have a nice, sensible conversation with your engineer, who is thrilled to talk with someone who doesn’t call her accent the “scary death death voice”.

Evil overlord being forgets that they were going to blow up the ship at all. “Dust to your backs and mind the spotters,” They say, making a curious twisting motion with their tentacles.

“Ah, don’t let the lindorms weigh ya,” your engineer returns, and you don’t find out until later that these are casual farewells on Z19.

The crews of both ships have no idea what just happened.

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SCPs for this week. For more SCPs, check out my tumblr.

Thanks everyone for your suggestions!

I’m starting to get A LOT more requests than I can handle, so I’m done taking them for now. But I will be taking more after I finish the next sets.

Upcoming SCPs:

423, 990, 767, 027, 2458, 049, 179, and 529

If you requested any of these, I wrote your handle down to let you know when it’s up. Please don’t feel bad if I didn’t pick yours, or responded. I didn’t expect so many requests this time, and I pick ones that are particularly interesting to me conceptually and visually. But, hit me up again after I’m done with these, I might want to try something different later on!

Thanks again!

Heathen: Star Wars isn’t even possible, the physics would be wrong, the mathematics that hundreds of brilliant men figured out–

Me:

I just cleaned my dash and NONE of my long-time mutual friends unfollowed me during my YOI posting spree this winter. You??? Are the best friends??? 

Anyway, hi, everyone else. The tumblr app doesn’t run well on my phone anymore (phone is old and dies quickly), so I’m not here much. But since I’m here right now, would anyone like a followback?

#38 - I redesigned the Colonist outfit from Alien Covenant, man to think a simple headset and filter mask would’ve avoided such a catastrophe. Miss when Alien was ‘hard’ scifi. 

  • Recording cameras moved to a place that the back of the head doesn’t obscure the shot
  • Rebreather to filter foreign particles
  • Headset for better situational awareness, and harmful noise reduction.
  • Original gun prop (instead of dressed up existing gun)
  • Eye protection 
Dean Winchester playlist

1.Pour some sugar on me- Def Leppard

2. Jekyll & Hyde- Five finger death punch

3. Ramble on- led zeppelin

4. Traveling riverside blues- led zeppelin

5. I don’t wanna stop- Ozzy Osbourne

6. Black dog- led zeppelin

7. Sharp dressed man- zz top

8. in-a-gadda-da-vida- iron butterfly

9. Bad company- five finger death punch

10. Wrong side of heaven- five finger death punch

11. Take me to church- Hozier

12. Girls, girls, girls- Motley crue

13. Way down we go- Kaleo

14. Shook me all night long- ac/dc

15. Dancing on nails- We are harlot

16. Cherry pie- Warrant  (I couldn’t resist lmao)

17. Drop dead legs- Van Halen

18. Animal I have become- Three days grace

19. Kick in the teeth- Papa roach

20. Wanted dead or alive- Bon jovi

21. Shoot to thrill- ac/dc

22. Wild side- Motley crue

23. Are you gonna be my girl- Jet

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Enjoy!

“Are you gonna read the whole thing in a day?”

Opening up a few Discounted Flat color commissions!

They’re priced at $20 for single character, and $35 for two character c:

-Nsfw is okay!

-no more then 2 characters

-No detailed armor/ complex costumes/ complex weapons please!

need to make sure I have rent covered this month, so I can open up for like… five slots c: 


they usually look like this! 

If you’d like a piece, please PM me! c’: Thank you again!

I’m making a documentary about the misrepresentation of women in fandom (specifically superheroes, sci-fi, fantasy, among others) for my senior project. I need help from any women who are willing to be interviewed. I need to have some preliminary interviews done before I can narrow down the exact idea of the documentary. If anyone is willing to help out, please inbox me. It’ll be appreciated!

Year-old Kensington comic book store and coffeehouse getting attention

Since Ariell Johnson opened her comic book store and coffee shop in Kensington in December 2015, she has taken the world by Storm.

In fact, her childhood fascination with Storm, the X-Men superheroine, led her to comic book and sci-fi fantasy geek fandom in the first place, she said.

She has been profiled on ABC News, CNN Money, and MSNBC, not to mention various nerd and geek websites, as the first African American woman to open a comic book store on the East Coast.

And in November, she was depicted on a variant cover of the Invincible Iron Man No. 1 comic book, along with Riri Williams, the 15-year-old African American superhero character known as Ironheart.

Storm “was the first black woman superhero I ever saw,” Johnson, 33, said at her shop, Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, 2578 Frankford Ave.

“In addition, she was a powerhouse; she was one of the most powerful mutants in the X-Men universe. She controlled the very elements. She wasn’t a sidekick. She was the main event, which was exciting.”

Johnson said all the attention has been good for business.

“I think we’re doing well. We’ve had a very strong first year, and an untraditional first year, with all the hubbub around the shop,” she said.

Diversity in comic books has been met with some backlash from mostly male fans who assert on YouTube videos that characters should not be suddenly changed to black or gay. Some have called it pandering to attract more women and people of color to comics.

Johnson has not hesitated to speak out about the importance of the comic book world becoming more inclusive.

That means having characters who represent everyone - black, white, Latino, Asian, and people of all religions and sexual identities.

She makes sure to carry books written by and for women and people of color.

Johnson said people like them as heroes in fantasy and science fiction can empower young readers.

“When young girls come in here and know that a woman owns the shop, a black woman owns the shop, and they can see titles where girls are the heroes and not just the love interests or the sidekick … when they see women and girls taking the lead in things, that’s really powerful,” she said.

Since word of Johnson’s success got around, celebrity comic book writers have visited Amalgam.

The store was packed a couple of months ago when Ta-Nehisi Coates came for a book signing to accompany the release of a new comic in his Marvel series Black Panther.

She has also welcomed Greg Pak, author of X-Treme X-Men and other titles, and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights icon who coauthored a graphic novel, March.

Amalgam is spacious and colorful, with a red couch at the front window and blue and yellow armchairs nearby. In fact, it’s like entering a live comic strip tableau.

Small round tables have comic book logos: symbols for ThunderCat, Captain America, and Spider-Man.

Johnson said she became enamored of superheroes while watching television cartoon shows as a child.

“I’ve always liked shows about super powers,” she said. “I grew up watching ThunderCats, He-Man and She-Ra. But none of those shows had any black characters featured.”

When she was about 11, she saw herself in the character Storm in X-Men cartoons.

“In addition to being black and a woman, she had dark skin. The only thing that didn’t look like me was that she had white hair and blue eyes.”

A Baltimore native, Johnson came to Philadelphia to attend Temple University and earned an accounting degree there in 2005.

It took a decade of working for other people, first in retail and later as an accountant, before she decided to fulfill her dream.

Inside Amalgam the other day, Sam Woods Thomas, the commercial corridor coordinator for New Kensington Community Development Corp., said the coffee shop was the only one in the neighborhood.

Still, he said, things are looking up, with a new apartment development in the next block that people are comparing to the Piazza in Northern Liberties.

But he said it’s small businesses like Johnson’s that are key.

“They bring life back to the block,” Thomas said.

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Everything they told you was a lie. 

They did not save your life, they stole it.

ID #35180

Name: Katelin
Age: 14
Country: USA

Hi! I’ve played the cello for about three years now, I love reading (mainly mystery, sci-fi, horror and manga), I like writing, drawing, anime, all types of rock music, kpop and I’m in lots of fandoms. For example: Tokyo Ghoul, Supernatural, Harry Potter, The Maze Runner, etc. I tend to be quite shy at first but once I get comfortable I become pretty talkative and bubbly. I’m also pretty awkward. Oh and I’m Pan.

Preferences: I would prefer the age to be between 14-17 but if you’re a little younger that’s fine. No preference on gender, race or sexuality.

dr-hegemony  asked:

Okay, so I just read your deconstruction of modern ideas of old Sci-fi. And I thought I might come to you cause you seem to have the resources I'm looking for. See I'm doing some work for my Anthropology honours dissertation around early sci-fi fandom and I can't really find any sort of interaction within the early sci-fi fandom expect in those early magazines and because I live in New Zealand, I was wondering if you have any useful links to archives of those magazines and fanzines? (1/2)

There are many zines that are available online which you can check out to see what the fan community around them was like. Pay attention in particular to the back and forth in lettercols. 

The most invaluable website for you would probably be www.fanac.org, which has complete fan histories going back to the early days (the 1930s), images from conventions, histories, even fan glossaries. The fan history section is especially valuable. 

The first stop for any zine reader online would have to be efanzines.com, which has hundreds of fanzines from the 1940s to today. If you want photographs of old science fiction conventions and events, I recommend midamericon.org or the image section of fanac.

If you want to read about comics fandom in the early 1960s, the two best fan created zines to go with are both available online: Batmania, which was made at a time, surprising to us today, when Batman was forgotten; and Alter Ego, which was created by Roy Thomas, who later on went on to become a comic creator himself at Marvel, where he created, among others, Ultron and the Vision. Comicbookplus.com hosts both, and they have even more fanzines for you to check out. 

When it comes to scifi fandom, Spacewarp is one of the most important fanzines, and is the center of nearly all fan activity from 1947-1950. Check it out, here. Check out how they talk about the two big issues dividing fandom at the time, kind of like the Gamergate of 1950: 1) L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics, which some fans supported and some fans didn’t (I think we all know where that ended), and 2) the Shaver Mystery, which is so insane I don’t think I can even explain it. 

You mentioned you were interested in the furry fandom in particular. Unfortunately, the two major beginnings of furry are not online, they were Vootie, which in 1976 was the first “funny animal” fandom fanzine, and Rowrbrazzle, which in 1983 actually coined the term “furry.”