The first time someone tried to steal my bag in the subway I panicked and I broke his arm with an umbrella and since then none of my friends will let me forget about this. If you think this was a badass moment you need to remember I’m 5 ft and my bag was a Lucky Star bag and I was crying while hitting someone much bigger than me repeatedly with a frog-shaped umbrella.
“Fans are generally nerds. They’re people who are more thoughtful than your average person and also a little more devoted. They’re people who can obsess over things, and really get into the minutiae, and who may also be more likely to step into a fantasy world.
They spend more time at their computers, more time reading books, more time imagining. I think genre and fantasy shows like Supernatural appeal to these people, and I think that disproportionately, those are also people who are seeking greater community in their lives. I’ve met a lot of people in fandom who for one reason or another have felt like they don’t totally fit in to normal society. For them, this fandom has served as a conduit to finding one another—it has helped them forge community. And I think, in a nutshell, that feeling of community is what makes fandom so powerful.
I did a global scavenger hunt for the past two years called GISHWHES (the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen). At every convention since, at least a half-dozen people have come up to me and said something, sometimes (no joke) with tears welling in their eyes, about how transformative the experience was for them. Their best friends are now people they met on their team, or their roommates are people they met on their team, or they were agoraphobic and hadn’t left the house for years and now a curtain has been lifted. I met a woman who had not been out of her house in three years before participating in GISHWHES. She was trembling and crying; it had been a major breakthrough for her. When I hear things like that, I can’t help tearing up myself. It makes this job that I have lucked into so much more fulfilling. For some people, fandom is an essential and powerful force in their lives. For others, fandom serves as a whimsical little romp or an erotic fantasy or a writing workshop. For me, Sera Gamble was right – fandom has changed my life.”—Misha Collins, “Life Changing: Supernatural and the Power of Fandom.” In Fan Phenomenon: Supernatural, edited by Lynn Zubernis & Katherine Larsen (Intellect Books, 2014). (via violue)
like why would you pull someones pants down in public or like put them in danger or humiliate them when you can just baffle them by leaving tiny plastic camels all over their house or taping bill cosby’s face over every single face in every picture in their house?
Last year the seniors had a mariachi band follow the principle for 3 hours
This is what I think about a lot. Like I’m a character of my own design and different versions come out to play depending on who I’m with but I don’t think the real one comes out even when I’m on my own. I lost sight of who that person is a long time ago.
So this Orange and Apple were in a long term relationship by now and the Orange’s bestfriend, Banana, walked in on the Apple fuckin another Strawberry one day and so the Banana tells the Apple “How could you do that to Orange? Citrusted you..”
DO YOU KNOW THAT KIND OF WRITER’S BLOCK WHERE YOU ALREADY HAVE A PLOT, YOU KNOW WHAT TO WRITE BUT YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO WRITE IT AND YOU JUST STARE AT THE COMPUTER SCREEN FOR HOURS UNTIL YOU FINALLY CLOSE THE DOCUMENT AND CURSE YOUR ENTIRE EXISTENCE
“You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.”—Your Best Life Now (Joel Osteen)