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Ramblings about the longest-running slashcon in existence, and the crazy fans who run it.
May 15 '14
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Fandom is focus. Fandom is obsession. Fandom is insatiable consumption. Fandom is sitting for hours in front of a TV screen a movie screen a computer screen with a comic book a novel on your lap. Fandom is eyestrain and carpal tunnel syndrome and not enough exercise and staying up way, way past your bedtime.

Fandom is people you don’t tell your mother you’re meeting. Fandom is people in the closet, people out and proud, people in costumes, people in T-shirts with slogans only fifty others would understand. Fandom is a loud dinner conversation scaring the waiter and every table nearby.

Fandom is you in Germany and me in the US and him in Australia and her in Japan. Fandom is a sofabed in New York, a roadtrip to Oxnard, a friend behind a face in London. Fandom talks past timezones and accents and backgrounds. Fandom is conversation. Communication. Contact.

Fandom is drama. Fandom is melodrama. Fandom is high school. Fandom is Snacky’s law and Godwin’s law and Murphy’s law. Fandom is smarter than you. Fandom is stupider than you. Fandom is five arguments over and over and over again. Fandom is the first time you’ve ever had them.

Fandom is female. Fandom is male. Fandom lets female play at being male. Fandom bends gender, straight, gay, prude, promiscuous. Fandom is fantasy. Fandom doesn’t care about norms or taboos or boundaries. Fandom cares too much about norms and taboos and boundaries. Fandom is not real life. Fandom is closer than real life. Fandom knows what you’re really like in the bedroom. Fandom is how you would never, could never be in the bedroom.

Fandom is shipping, never shipping, het, slash, gen, none of the above, more than the above. Fandom is love for characters you didn’t create. Fandom is recreating the characters you didn’t create. Fandom is appropriation, subversion, dissention. Fandom is adoration, extrapolation, imitation. Fandom is dissection, criticism, interpretation. Fandom is changing, experimenting, attempting.

Fandom is creating. Fandom is drawing, painting, vidding: nine seasons in four minutes of love. Fandom is words, language, authoring. Fandom is essays, stories, betas, parodies, filks, zines, usenet posts, blog posts, message board posts, emails, chats, petitions, wank, concrit, feedback, recs. Fandom is writing for the first time since you were twelve. Fandom is finally calling yourself a writer.

Fandom is signal and response. Fandom is a stranger moving you to tears, anger, laughter. Fandom is you moving a stranger to speak.

Fandom is distraction. Fandom is endangering your job, your grades, your relationships, your bank account. Fandom gets no work done. Fandom is too much work. Fandom was/is just a phase. Fandom could never be just a phase. Fandom is where you found a friend, a sister, a kindred spirit. Fandom is where you found a talent, a love, a reason.

Fandom is where you found yourself.

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http://hesychasm.livejournal.com/187818.html

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Fandom is signal and response. Fandom is a stranger moving you to tears, anger, laughter. Fandom is you moving a stranger to speak.

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I cry every. damn. time. this post shows up on my dash.

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Fandom is appropriation, subversion, dissention. Fandom is adoration, extrapolation, imitation. Fandom is dissection, criticism, interpretation. Fandom is changing, experimenting, attempting.

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FOREVER YES.  :)

May 2 '14
Escapade 2014 Art Show 
Title: Rose
Fandom: Doctor Who
Medium: ink on paper
Artist: Ricochet

Escapade 2014 Art Show
Title: Rose
Fandom: Doctor Who
Medium: ink on paper
Artist: Ricochet

May 1 '14
Escapade 2014 Art Show 
Title: Ten
Fandom: Doctor Who
Medium: ink on paper
Artist: Ricochet

Escapade 2014 Art Show
Title: Ten
Fandom: Doctor Who
Medium: ink on paper
Artist: Ricochet

Apr 30 '14
Escapade 2014 Art Show 
Title: Amy
Fandom: Doctor Who
Medium: ink on paper
Artist: Ricochet

Escapade 2014 Art Show
Title: Amy
Fandom: Doctor Who
Medium: ink on paper
Artist: Ricochet

Apr 29 '14
Escapade 2014 Art Show 
Title: Eleven
Fandom: Doctor Who
Medium: ink on paper
Artist: Ricochet

Escapade 2014 Art Show
Title: Eleven
Fandom: Doctor Who
Medium: ink on paper
Artist: Ricochet

Apr 28 '14
Escapade 2014 Art Show 
Title: TARDIS
Fandom: Doctor Who
Medium: ink on paper
Artist: Ricochet

Escapade 2014 Art Show
Title: TARDIS
Fandom: Doctor Who
Medium: ink on paper
Artist: Ricochet

Apr 27 '14
Escapade 2014 Art Show 
Title: Brothers
Fandom: Supernatural
Medium: ink on paper
Artist: Ricochet

Escapade 2014 Art Show
Title: Brothers
Fandom: Supernatural
Medium: ink on paper
Artist: Ricochet

Apr 26 '14
Escapade 2014 Art Show 
Title: Baby
Fandom: Supernatural
Medium: ink on paper
Artist: Ricochet

Escapade 2014 Art Show
Title: Baby
Fandom: Supernatural
Medium: ink on paper
Artist: Ricochet

Apr 25 '14
Escapade 2014 Art Show 
Title: Sam
Fandom: Supernatural
Medium: ink on paper
Artist: Ricochet

Escapade 2014 Art Show
Title: Sam
Fandom: Supernatural
Medium: ink on paper
Artist: Ricochet

Apr 24 '14
Escapade 2014 Art Show 
Title: Dean
Fandom: Supernatural
Medium: ink on paper
Artist: Ricochet

Escapade 2014 Art Show
Title: Dean
Fandom: Supernatural
Medium: ink on paper
Artist: Ricochet