stars hollow townies

This story would never be possible without fandom. And I would never have picked up a pen if not for fanfics. That was my community, where I grew up-in the midst of flaming reviews and shipping wars and OTPs and AU fics and headcanons and songfics and half-baked homages to My Immortal. In high school, when I was sad or felt helpless the comments and reviewers and friends I met in fandoms helped me realize that I was never as alone as I thought.

And yeah, there might not be real magic in this world, but there is the power of fandom-the power of passionate people who, when working together, can birth movies out of cancelled one-season sci-fi shows, resurrect fictional towns like Stars Hollow, and create endearing fan-musicals that will last far longer than its Muggle counterpart- and that kind of magic will never disappear.

So I want to thank you. You, the reader. You, who cosplays and writes fanfiction and draws fanart and runs a Fourm and collects Funko-Pops and must have hardcovers for all of your favourite book series and frames for your autographed posters. You, who boldly goes.

Never give up on your dreams, and never let anyone tell you that what you love is inconsequential or useless or a waste of time. Because if you love it? If that OTP or children’s card game or abridged series or YA book or animated series makes you happy?

That is never a waste of time. Because in the end we’re all just a bunch of weirdos standing in front of other weirdos, asking for their username.

So, as Carmindor always says: Look to the stars. Aim. Ignite.

—  Ashley Poston (Acknowledgements for her novel Geekerella)

Can we collectively create Stars Hollow? Like Harry Potter World, but for Gilmore Girls. Cause I’m 100% down to stay in the Dragon Fly Inn, browse Stars Hollow Books, have lunch at Lukes, get my late night snacks from Doose’s, go to all the town events and take a million selfies in the town square. 

EWPopfest - ASP Quotes 

*And one Sean Gunn quote. 

  • ASP and Dan have the original Luke’s, Stars Hollow, and Dragonfly Inn signs in their house 
  • ASP: “Not sure if the Warner Bros sending us the Stars Hollow sign was a nice thing or an ‘f u’, it’s the heaviest sign ever.” 
  • ASP: “No, why? Journalism was always a dream from the womb [for Rory].” When asked if there was ever a different career path for Rory (other than Journalism)
  • ASP: “We could have done eight hours of just Paris walking around the school” 
  • ASP: “This shit’s [Gilmore] in our DNA now. It’s like on my death bed I’m going on a rant… I’m going first by the way”
  • ASP: “Nothing good can come of getting the town together, that’s why it’s so fun to write.”
  • ASP describes the revival as ‘feeling like an impromptu family reunion’ that the actors were excited to be a part of.
  • ASP: “The audience came for the kids, they stayed for the tampons, and they enjoyed the old people” *This quote is so ASP, context here- [x]
  • Sean Gunn: “I always say I metaphorically wore a hot dog suit for the entire run of the show.” 

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