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What Was Your First Fandom?
There's nothing like your first. Vingle is awesome because it feels like no matter how obscure my fandom is, there's always someone else here who's into it! So let's take a trip down nostalgia lane and find out how it all began... The Superwholock fandom Did you dive headfirst into the wonderful wild world of Supernatural, Doctor Who, or Sherlock? I was away from fandom for a while, but some amazing Sherlock fic brought me back in. And you all know how that went! Now it's all fanfiction all the time here! Anime fandom I know there are a lot of you out there! The first fic I ever read was anime (and trust me, you don't want to know about the fic that I *wrote*. It was a monstrosity). Lord of the Rings fandom If you speak Elvish, you have my respect. The Marvel/DC fandom Superhero movies seem like they're here to stay. Whether it was Marvel or DC, Daredevil or the Dark Knight, you're gonna have a lot of fun in the coming years! And of course I'll be right there with you. Star Wars fandom I'm so happy for you all. I know Sherlockians have been called the fandom that waited... but you all really waited, didn't you? The Fandom that Lives Harry Potter is definitely a global fandom, and we haven't seen the likes of it before or since. The first fandom Star Trek inspired fandom as we know it today. The fic, the cons, the culture... to use an inappropriate quote "I was alone and I owe you so much". WAS THERE A FANDOM I MISSED??? If so please don't think I love you any less! In fact I probably want to know all about it. Share your first fandom experience!!! Were you a livejournaler in the days of Cassie Clare? Did you get sucked into Tumblr during Mishagate? Or were you one of the old school fans subscribing to zines in the mail? Or hey, is Vingle the first place you've let yourself fan the freak out? That would be awesome too. Let's get excited about our first fandoms!!!
Who are your *ultimate* OTPs?
Tell me the source of your feels... If you don't know what an OTP is, turn back now before you are consumed. Having an OTP will ruin your life. Sleep will no longer have meaning for you. You will constantly be dehydrated because of your tears. It will hurt and you will only want more. Seriously, turn back while you still can. Or check out this card! Now that's over with... It's time to talk about our ships. We all have them. We probably don't even realize how severe the problem is. It's only fair if I go first, so here goes... Anime & Manga Riza x Roy Ashitaka x San Duzell x Phelios Tohru x Kyo InuYasha x Kikyo Marvel Stucky (Steve x Bucky) Clintasha (Clint x Natasha) Sam x Natasha Rogue x Gambit Harry Potter Drarry (Draco x Harry) Ron x Hermione Dramione (Draco x Hermione) Ginny x Luna DC Comics Harley x Ivy Damian Wayne X Supergirl Superwholocks Johnlock (Sherlock x John) Johniarty (John x Moriarty) Doctor x Rose Destiel (Dean x Castiel) Also Spock x Kirk Miles Morales x Damian Wayne Sterek (Stiles and Derek) Let's all talk about the source of all of our feels!!! Fangirls and fanboys, assemble! We need to talk about who is making us all really sad right now. Just remember... Just kidding! I know we're all friends here. I'm not worried at all! @Ash2424701 @AleciaReedy @thefeels @YoSoySoysauce @y0umakemesad @KassiIverson @justinasarmento @AnneH @KeywandaFleming @otakugamergirl @JazzyWhitney @AngelHawthorne @EmilyG @AngelJBass @LuciLucifer @jesswarhemic669 @swagbecca @SallyForker @NishatH @AlisonMandia @tenmou @CrystalEvette @33lucyheart @SkyeThompson @katykat13 @ShaylynnMolina @JoieEglinger @SierraWilson16 @VixenViVi @CheniseLewis @SarahHawkins @DragonettiSweet @caitlind9898 @ChibiFox @AdiaJasinski @superwholocked @SterlingH89 @BiblioLady @JHopeSunshine @DasiaB @animelover13 @MomoHinamori @ @tayhar18920 @grewellerivera @cursedObsession @LunaWolf @HeichouJaegar @AdriannaCopp @jennygirl @AllanaChantel @toomanyFANDOMS @nechtiBates @AshleyKramer @ashleykpop @JessicaChaney @daswolfen @VeronicaArtino @AnnieTesla @TatiNicolette seriously though, the feels T_T
5 Struggles Every Shipper Has
Whatever your fandom, the struggle is real. We all know these feels. We might fight in ship wars against each other, we might accidentally insult someone's OTP or be totally confused by each others' obsessions... But at the end of the day fans need to stick together. Because if you ship, eventually you're going to run into these problems. And you'll need someone to commiserate with. 1. You can never find that perfect fic Whether your OTP is the current fandom favorite or an obscure couple only five other people have ever heard of, it can feel like an impossible task to find the *perfect* fic. Sure, you'll read (and love) yet ANOTHER coffee shop au full of tropes you know like the back of your hand, but you'll be craving something more for the rest of your shipper life. And don't even talk to be about that unfinished WIP I've been checking for the past three years. 2. Your Ship > Your Sleep Schedule When is the last time you went to bed instead of staying up late reading fanfiction? Does it feel like never? Because it feels like never to me. You forgo silly mortal needs like sleep for more important things like digging up more images of your OTP, beta-ing just one more chapter, or rolling around in feels. And speaking of feels... 3. EVERYTHING gives you feels Every song on the radio? Written for your OTP. Every time you order coffee? You get the same order as your favorite character. Literally everything anyone says? Your shipper brain will find a way to react to it and you will be overwhelmed by feels. It's a constant barrage and there is no escape. 4. The world doesn't get you And vise-versa. Shippers tend to create our own special language, and we start to speak it exclusively. I can absolutely tell you what "ao3 mcu a:aou abo bdsm ot3 hs au pwp" means, but I have no idea what the Pythagorean theorem is. Look at our lives, look at our choices. (And before you ask, you know you'd read that fic, don't lie). 5. You've got a family for life The shipper family is one of the most welcoming, creative, beautiful groups of people I've ever encountered. There's so much love in this community. We scream and cry and FEEL like the world is ending... and we're all in it together. Whatever your ship, you're always welcome among us. You've always got a home. ... there's nothing like a weird Harry Potter gif to break up the feels parade. Let's show some pride shippers! Anime, Superwholock, HP, Trek, Marvel... How much do you relate to this?
Sherlock is Back (in the Victorian Era)
Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat's Sherlock series has become somewhat of an International sensation. By adapting the classic stories into the world we live in today, Gatiss and Moffat successfully reintroduced Sherlock Holmes to a new generation. And among some online communities it's become somewhat of a joke to always wonder when the next season/series will be coming out. With both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman finding work within the Marvel Universe it sometimes feels like they actors won't have the time to act in a new series. But that doesn't mean we have to wait (too) long for more Sherlock. It looks like we'll be seeing this version Sherlock soon-ish, even though it's a little bit different this time around... And by different I mean in a Victorian Era setting. Which is, well, you know, the same thing but without all the text message words popping up and internetting. Either way though, I'm pretty excited about this Sherlock special. There's something extremely tense about this trailer and that's where part of my excitement comes from. I don't know if it's just me or if I need to watch it a couple more times but it doesn't seem like there is as much humor in this one-shot than there is in the proper series. But I'm okay with this. Part of me wonders if their characters are going to be different than the present-day Sherlock and Watson and how this story fits into the lore of the world. My (uneducated) guess is that it probably doesn't and is just a fun, little side story for the fans. Even though there isn't a definitive release date, the special is coming soon and let's hope it premieres before 2016.