the large passion

me as kid: magical girls are pretty and good! They look cute and fight evil!

Teen Years: the magical girl genre is stupid and pointless, the characters are flat, girly and solve everything with “heart.” I don’t know I wasn’t just watching DBZ or something the whole time

me now: magical girls are pretty and good! (And continue to be a genre that largely focuses on depicting healthy female friendship and empowering young protagonists to overcome obstacles through their own abilities- whether it be kindness or compassion, the many girls are depicted as important and varied- something you won’t see in other TV) They look cute and fight evil!

It’s messing people up, this social pressure to ‘find your passion’ and 'know what it is you want to do.’ It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realisation, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees.
—  Sally Coulter
It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “find your passion” and “know what it is you want to do”. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees.
—  Sally Coulter

As you’ve probably already heard, Yuri on Ice won the Anime of the Year award in Crunchyroll’s 2016 Anime Awards.

And I just wanted to say that I’m so proud of the YOI fandom. We spread the word, assembled and voted. This is entirely our success. With these awards we have shown that we’re a large, passionate and powerful fandom. We’ve proven that we’re a force to be reckoned with.

I’m also proud of how YOI fans reacted to the backlash the anime got. Most of them didn’t stoop down to the level of the haters, didn’t act petty and immature, didn’t throw around angry insults. Instead, many of them stood up and simply said something along the lines of “We understand that you may be upset but YOI was the anime of the year for many people for such and such reasons, and while you may disagree, it would be great if you did so politely.” They encouraged respect and understanding instead of spreading hate and negativity. They explained why the anime was loved by so many people. They kept the discourse civilized, even when faced with rude responses. And I’m just so proud of us for all of it.

I also must add that I really liked how Crunchyroll showed a video of famous people in the anime community saying what their anime of the year was, emphasizing the idea that an AOTY is a very personal thing and cannot be judged ‘objectively’.

At the end of the day, we, the YOI fandom, allowed a figure skating anime to gain the status of the Anime of The Year through popular vote. I believe we have every right to celebrate.

It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “find your passion” and “know what it is you want to do”. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees.

It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “find your passion” and “know what it is you want to do”. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees. - Sally Coulter

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Feldy: “From what I remember there were like, 3 massive security guards, they push me out of the way and they’re like “ANDY BIERSACK IS ABOUT TO GO DOWN THE STAIRS!”, and I’m like, “now, who the fuck is Andy Biersack a) and b) like dude, stop eating so much, like really, and yeah, that was my first experience meeting you (Andy), my friend. It wasn’t even a ‘meet’.”

Andy: “[laughing] but whats funny about the story is, I didn’t have any security guards, so maybe those guys were just…really passioned large fans […] I apologize for this many many times, can you forgive me now?”

Feldy: “No, I cannot.” (x) 

Hannibal IS People’s Choice

TODAY AT 7PM ET, go tell this to @peopleschoice (ALWAYS TAG THEM OR THEY WON’T SEE!)

It’s 1 AM in Italy, Spain, Germany, France, -1hr midnight in UK; please schedule tweets asking to @peopleschoice if you have to work tomorrow!

It’s 8 PM in Brazil!

Use tag #NOMinateHannibal 

People’s Choice is choosing right now the nominations, they nominated Hannibal in S1, but we weren’t able to win in time because you know why, we are always so busy saving the show, winning every poll, that it took us by surprise! NOT THIS YEAR SATAN, WE NEED THESE NOMINATIONS.

As a result, they didn’t nominate Hannibal last year with S2, so we need to make sure they nominate Hannibal this year with Season 3.

If we win the most popular award of the audience for Hannibal, THAT would be an important demonstration of how large, passionate and committed is the audience of the show. Channels like Hulu, Sky Living, Yahoo, Amazon, Netflix. All will see our power as audience, and you know we have it.

Honestly, this is more important for renewal than any other award that Hannibal could win, the Emmys nor even the Golden Globes win renewals, this prize can help (A LOT)  for the channels to take us seriously when we say we will subscribe to their channel just for Hannibal, if they make it an original.

BUT TO BE ABLE TO VOTE FOR THE SHOW AND WIN, WE NEED HANNIBAL NOMINATED FIRST.

So be there, be loud, be a lot of different voices telling them this is our choice.

WE SAVE HANNIBAL.

Bamon is in the #1 Ranking of PopSugar’s 2015 TV Couple with the Hottest Sexual Tension poll! Great work, everyone!

At the time of this post, Bamon has 22,002 net votes (accounting for upvotes and downvotes, the total number of votes for Bamon is 72k! That means the breakdown is: 47k upvotes and 25k downvotes). The ship in the second ranking is Killian/Emma from OUAT, with 7879 net votes.

That means that our little ship that hasn’t even had one canon kiss at this point is able to hold its own against major network ships with large and passionate followings. And in fact we don’t just hold our own; we’re able to kick some serious butt.

So please, if you’re on twitter, tweet about this to the folks at TVD. Let them know what we’ve known for 6 seasons now: Bonnie and Damon’s sexual chemistry is electric, and this is a romantic relationship that would have huge support and draw in viewers if explored.

I watched her grow with me.
But she grew differently …
She grew more beautifully .
More beautiful than many things.
She was more like nature.
Water falls when she cried .
Trimming hair and clipping weeds.
The ocean could be calming with hardly a noticeable tide .
Or rampant with passion.
large waves like youve never seen.
She could be a calm shimmering brook.
Or the most visited forest path .
She grew into something so amazing but when mad you could surely feel her wrath .
Hurricanes, earthquakes and
tornados .
Thunderstorms , tsunamis
and volcanoes .
But i walked along side her.
Never leaving my space beside her.
Sure i needed my coat umbrella and
boat .
Sometimes i even took notes .
But i made a promise i would be there for her no matter what to help and to hold.
To carry and love.
And to watch her grow.