"I met my wife at a Star Trek convention. She was study abroad from France and spoke little English, and I didn’t know a lick of French. So, for the first few months of our relationship, we communicated by speaking Klingon."

Hear more tales of nerdery in this week’s Pwn Up! (via dorkly)

Okay I’m not even a Star Trek fan but that’s beautiful.

(via tchy)



actual fb conversation between me and my friend
  • me: when i'm a well-respected professor somewhere, you mustn't tell anyone just how much i was drowning in FEELS after cap 2
  • me: DON'T TELL THEM HOW MUCH FIC I READ
  • sara: liz spends all her time reading histories and literary criticism
  • sara: srs bzns only
  • me: YES EXACTLY
  • me: i am definitely not reading steve/darcy/bucky porn
  • sara: hahahaha
  • sara: and if you were it was defintely for anthropology
  • me: YES. I DID IT FOR (SOCIAL) SCIENCE.
  • sara: <3

Reblog if you think fanfiction is a legitimate form of creative writing.

hellotailor:

flutterbyesandpollywogs:

obfuscobble:

roachpatrol:

luciddreamerash:

hellotailor:

a man wrote an article about this mysterious new Fan Fiction craze, and oh boy did we all learn a lot from it.

Here is the link, if anyone wants to read the whole thing and you wiLL NoT BE DISSAPOInTED

yesssss

I heard someone calling me from afar.

I must answer the call.

I was not prepared for the level of dramatic in that dramatic reading.

Oh my god. Someone did a DRAMATIC READING.

(BTW, i purposefully didn’t link to the article in the original post because i didn’t want to give the poor dude too much direct attention, but i just checked back to the article and while a bunch of people seem to have found it, luckily he doesn’t seem to be reading the comments. so much CROL.)




"And here is the most important thing I’ve learned from 10 years in this world: fandom is about people. It is not about a tv show or a ship, it’s not about a character or a creator or about that one fanfic that changed the way you regard fanfic as a whole. Fandom is about finding people who love what you love. It’s about finding someone in Israel who has the same reaction to Milo Ventimiglia’s bottom lip, or someone in Singapore who will share in your Downton Abbey geekery, or someone in Michigan who knows what you mean when you can’t express your emotions beyond “!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.” And who will then ask you about your day, or send you a link they know will make you laugh, or recommend something else (a tv show, band, podcast, book, youtube video) they know you’re going to love. Because they know you."

gingaaaaah:

maskitheclown:

takenoverbyrocknroll:

lucyzephyr:

sour-idealist:

We Didn’t Start the Fire - 50 Years of Fandom

[details here]

password to watch: fandom!

IMPORTANT NOTE: I am neither Fiercynn nor Scribe - hence the link. I just felt it was entirely, entirely, completely necessary to share this with everyone, because this is one of the most amazing things that I have ever seen in my life. I just - fuck. I’m in tears as I type this, because this vid? Is not about a bunch of fandoms, it’s about what fandom is, it’s about a tradition that goes back a long, long time of people looking at stories and saying “here’s what I have to say about that,” and other people listening. Towards the end it gets into fandoms I know, fandoms I’m in or have been in, and that’s when I started crying, because - this is going to sound so ridiculous, but I can’t help it, because that was when I realized that I was part of it, this old often-problematic beautiful revolutionary thing. And then, the last few minutes, it gives us characters who tell stories in the stories (Becky Rosen!), it saysyes, you, this is your story too. It’s two-thirty in the morning, I’m crying, and I may not be coherent but I have absolutely no regrets. Watch this.

Wow. Wow wow wow wow.

For me, the best thing about this is the fact that it’s in a pretty chronological order. Because eventually I was like “It’s nice to see all the fandoms of yore— WAIT, THIS IS WHERE I CAME IN!” and then water was leaking from my eyeholes because omg, hello fandoms that I have seen rise and fall. 

This is a fucking masterpiece of vidding.

I got teary when I saw Due South. <3

Omg so many tears, so many feelings. 

This is one of the best fandom things I’ve ever seen.