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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!!!
Proof That Emma Watson Is The Most Perfect Starlet Role Model
We all know our little Hermione Granger; a pushy, intelligent, know-it-all who is 100% the reason Harry was able to defeat Voldemort. So how could we think that the actress who played our favorite hero could be anything less then amazing? Since filming has wrapped up Emma Watson has used her star power for good, becoming a perfect role model for young girls and boys, fighting for gender equality, helping create the He ForShe campaign, and even speaking at the U.N. How very Hermione of her. So here is just a few of her many perfect quotes that are undeniable evidence that she is one of the most amazing female role models of our generation. One of the greatest things about Harry Potter was it taught girls that they do not have to wait to be saved. Emma Watson brings this idea into reality by believing that girls can and should be warriors! I will fight till my last breath that Hermione is the only reason Voldemort didn't make a come back. Sometimes it is really hard to believe in yourself when everyone feels the need to chime in with their opinions. Emma reminds us that you will never please everyone so you might as well please yourself. Magazines drive me nuts! Photoshop coupled with the celebs huge bank account which can be used for plastic surgery touch ups and designer clothes makes it impossible for girls to compare. Having a role model that is comfortable in their skin makes it easier for other people to find that same comfort. Sometimes girls need to be reminded to cut ourselves some slack. When we expect to look like the fake pictures on magazines its hard not to be disappointed. Emma's version of sexy doesn't involve micro minis and crop tops. She believes that less is more and if you dress in what makes you comfortable then everyone will see how beautiful you look. Its a refreshing outlook on sexy for those girls who love sweaters and jeans. Have confidence in yourself and Dare to be Different! Just because you aren't into getting drunk every weekend or Orange is the New Black, doesn't make you a loser. Like what you like, its a waste of your time to pretend to be something you're not. In a world where its all about looks, the smart quitter girls sometimes feel pushed to the side. Don't act dumb just because you think that it'll land you the guy. Because pretending he's right all the time will get old really quick. Plus you deserve better. Just thank you! I hate when people try too talk about feminism when they don't even know the real definition. And Emma (like Hermione) presents her points perfectly. She is articulate and well prepared. Feminism is too often considered a "female" issue. Emma Watson includes everyone in the fight for equality, which is brilliant because isolating half of the population will not work for anyone. You are bloody brilliant Emma Watson. Hermione would be so proud (and a tad bit jealous).
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.
R.I.P Alan Rickman 💔
I don't know if any of you are Harry Potter fans, but I'll tag you anyways. I can't put into words how this man was a very important and great actor who played Severus Snape in the series, heck even people love him because of his voice too. He died this morning on January 14th at the age of 69 due to cancer.. I'll never forget how kind and wonderful Alan Rickman was. Love to him, always ❤️❤️ Tagging wonderful people @herreravanessa9 @EyramNtamack @ashleykpop @lupemontserrat @otakukpopgirl @TrinitySihavong @BtsIsLife @StephanieDuong @aguileragissel @kchavens09 @RecklessYouth @lupemontserrat @haniarocioo @VeePrudent @Myaisnotsexy @Taehyungie @gtfoiris @kpopulair @baileykayleen @XergaB20 @sherrysahar @jgallegos222 @sugajin94 @SharayahTodd @unbreakable1109 @nate1226 @VixenViVi @tayunnie @AimeeH @katiems @Rhia @Nadinerzz @glo86 @NancyVongvilay @Jiyongixoxo @MadAndrea @syd4tomato @naydelinrm @SashaPalansky @wooziswifeu @wereWoolf @MelissaNavarro @deokmanz @MindyLee3 @jennymedina0318 @LovelyHana17 @katcollins02 @ParkHaru @AikoPalman @JeriJohnson @HappyLulie @KWellnitz @88kpoplove @SerahDiane @NikkiJumba @Megano @vanessahale109 @Jinsprincess86 @ReynaWithLove @Katherikookie @eahenline20 @ChelseaAustin @Simba14 @malibella @GauhuaYang @linzi0302 @KpopGaby @MichelleIbarra @jessicalnichols @lupemontserrat @SkyRollins @kpopandkimchi @xsandos17 @OliviaZenger @arinnamist @leeabby88 @KaiTakashima @linzi0302 @CassidyCathell @JessAS @xsandos17 @jojojordy2324 @jader @aleeejandraaa @HarperKennett @Meeshell @lovechobina @destiny1419 @amberg171997 @JingglyPuff @xxxtina @KaiTakashima @destiny1419 @aguileragissel @kchavens09 @jenjenkhreim @ARMYStarlight @adikiller @MayraCastro @thedopeshow1994 @AshleyMeowmeow @annevictoriaaa @ryanparriola @Pickles440 @SamanthaRae19 @moonchild03 @BaekYeolBaby @Rebecca22 @APinchOfSuga @exoxerox @CaitlynMaharrey @agirlwholovesV @fleaisms @SilentPianist @Emealia @lovethuder1025 @ryanparriola @JasmineWilliams @B1A4BTS5ever @Ilikepancakes @RainaC3 @kpop14young @annevictoriaaa @LexTay327 @AgentLeo @StarlightDria @cue2pal @IamSasha @jenjenkhreim @Applegiggles @shelbyhusband @4dalientae @aguileragissel @EyramNtamack @lovechobina @jojojordy2324 @fleaisms @pharahuchiha @ItatiSanchez @MorleeCorielus @kat121 @JasmineWilliams @KikiChan2119 @namjoonswife @AgentLeo @momoziczioco99 @emilyanpham14 @BrendaValdez @Krazypop @gtfoiris @RecklessYouth @otakukpopgirl @ashleykpop @aleeejandraaa @CassidyCathell @jessicalnichols @KaiTakashima @jader @JingglyPuff @kpopular @darcmana @jenjenkhreim @JasmineWilliams @mirsadatuzla @ThePinkPrincess @GauhuaYang @linzi0302 @xsandos17 @Meeshell @kchavens09 @BrendaValdez @ARMYStarlight @StarlightDria @kazukishika @CarleaseMoore @staceyholley @Raelinda @abiersack666 @LuvlyMochi @malibella @GauhuaYang @lupemontserrat @SkyRollins @xsandos17 @leeabby88 @VivianYang @HarperKennett @StephaniePoore @jjg97 @haniarocioo @VeePrudent @gtfoiris @BrendaValdez @cue2pal @saraortiz2002 @LilySilver @AshleyMeowmeow @annevictoriaaa @SarahVanDorn @samni1517 @Rebecca22 @aidalra @thatoneoutcast @opaldreamer @jennymedina0318 @ligaya @gabbylu13 @DreaG1518 @MyriamMadla98 @Adetoro @taetaebaozi @jeppblackmen @JustinaNguyen @AlmaRangel @anniechang1545 @VKookie47 @Princess2328 @blackirishawk @kyky97 @sarahdarwish @Mahealani @TracyLynnn @edwey66 @dancingdazzler @MBLAQSA @CreeTheOtaku @callmeguenza @nenegrint14 @ninjamidori @katcollins02 @BrookeStam @syodii @BridgetJara @jessicacheung97 @Beckah1327 @Izab3lla @sosoaloraine23 @Valerie816 @jungkookie1 @VIPFreak2NE1 @Caky @reyestiny93 @NasihaOcasio @JustinaNguyen @p0isevy @Helixx @VeronicaOrtiz @BekiKunstman @NEOisRealo @Spark2015 @DominiqueThomas @dancingdazzler @MissT615 @CreeTheOtaku @taylorthetwist @lilbr0wneyes @agirlwholovesV @terenailyn @RaquelArredondo @XergaB20 @Bitterlimelight @Maddie27 @staceyholley @JasminMartinez @Kieuseru @DenieceSuit @YvonJerzak @katcollins02 @Kpossible4250 @edwey66 @KpopQueenaBee @mjenifferjm9 @punkpandabear @VivianYang @JessicaFigueroa @katcollins02 @SaiT @MischiefK1ng @Bitterlimelight @rcuero @YumiMiranda @CheyanneLindsey @sarahdarwish @YeseniaF @CSVIP @Izab3lla @TerraToyaSi @Dabaesaplayer @krin @jemitza @viparm @AikoPalman