IDK MAN. fellow monster dudski and i are in agreement that the bracket is MESSY AS HELL this yr. i rly have no idea.
Oh good, I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels that way. Maybe it’s b/c I’m less familiar than normal (hahaha to put it mildly) with half the fandoms, but my normal calculus of ([fandom activity level] + [character popularity]) x [mainstream viewership] ^ [number of votes in prelim rounds] / [inaccurate assumptions I have based on my own specific tumblr feed] = ???? even more this year than normal.
I would like to point out that dudski posted her bracket IMMEDIATELY after mine and it’s BASICALLY IDENTICAL except for how far she thinks she can get Dan Humphrey, lolol.
I realized I had wildly overestimated Scott McTeenWolf, but with the new fancy form I don’t think I can correct my dumbness. Ah well. I’m always really bad at this anyway.
Hey, we’ve all spent the last year on Tumblr, FAR WORSE GUESSES HAVE BEEN MADE.
blithers replied to your post “blithers replied to your post: Doing Fandom Science. oh man, you do…”
Printing it out and giving it a go. Wish me luck!
Awww, we picked the same winner! Great fandom minds???
Parks and Recreation S06E15
hahahahda;soidjfa;dfa this show’s writers.
here are a few tips on how to be a rad person in fandom who respects the other members of your fandom community:
- if you see an idea (say, for an AU) in another person’s tags and you think it’s rad and inspiring and you want to write more about it or maybe even write a whole fic, CREDIT THE PERSON WHO HAD THE ORIGINAL IDEA.
- it’s even polite to ask if the person minds first if you use their idea (they probably won’t! people like knowing that their ideas inspire others) or at the very tiny minimum least, link them afterward to be like ‘yo! your idea inspired me and I wrote a thing, I mentioned that i got the idea from you in the notes and I hope you like what I’ve done with it!’ inspiring stuff is rad!
- on a similar note, you can really never be too generous in crediting ideas and concepts to others. even if you both discussed something in a back-and-forth chat, if you’re using ANY of the other person’s ideas (once you’ve asked to make sure they’re chill with it), just be like ‘this came out of a chat with [link to their tumblr], thanks for the inspiration!’ in your story notes wherever you post it. oh man. so easy. add hearts and glitter as you deem necessary.
- put simply: if you credit specific ideas you didn’t come up with yourself, the idea’s originator feels jazzed and happy to have inspired you. if you DON’T credit and thus pass off ideas that weren’t your own as your own, the person in question feels, justifiably, like you stole their idea.
we’re all in this together guys! be cool please!
Fandom etiquette, cosigned and noted.
oh man, you do a BRACKET for fandom march madness!??
Oh yeah: so you not only get the agony of watching your beloved favorites eliminated, you also get the agony of knowing some neck-and-neck race between two characters you barely know is going to destroy your whole bracket. THE BRACKET ALWAYS WINS.
I have had a stupidly busy week and thus have been tragically underinvolved in both Tumblr and Fandom March Madness comment thread shenanigans and apparently that’s annoying me more than I realized because last night I dreamt irishmizzy and cashewdani CAME TO MY HOUSE because FMM actually involved having to take a roadtrip. (Then it devolved into my usual panicked-packing-for-a-trip bad dream for like the third time this week, haha.)
PRETTY DAMN MORTIFYING, TBH, BUT I SHARE IT WITH YOU OUT OF LOVE.
Posting this very specifically for annakovsky. And anyone else with a secret religious nerd past.
Mega great post, mega something zhouyi should see.
Every time I see Elizabeth i’s signature I get absurdly happy cause I just imagine her signing her name and doing a little twirly and then pausing and then adding a few more twirlies
“your majesty perhaps thats enough twirls” suggests William Cecil
“perhaps Im the motherfuckin queen” suggests elizabeth and adds 6 more
I could watch TENS OF THOUSANDS OF HOURS of this dynamic.
A poster on Reddit asks: What are two events that took place in the same time in history but don’t seem like they would have?
Spain was still a fascist dictatorship when Microsoft was founded.
There were no classes in calculus in Harvard’s curriculum for the first few years because calculus hadn’t been discovered yet.
Two empires [Roman & Ottoman] spanned the entire gap from Jesus to Babe Ruth.
When the pyramids were being built, there were still woolly mammoths.
The last use of the guillotine was in France the same year Star Wars came out.
Oxford University was over 300 years old when the Aztec Empire was founded.
Comparing historical timelines is my favorite activity, friends.
EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE.
everybody has that one kink that they will never ever admit to liking and will secretly read every fic ever written about it but will vehemently deny it if you ever mention it
AO3’s tagging system has drastically improved the ease of this.
That was my first thought too!!
Clearly she needs to steal a page from zhouyi and use all tiny items (nips, room service ketchup bottles, etc) as an excuse to pretend she’s a giant.
Yeah, I would watch a billion more episodes of this. HI HATER, BYE HATER. + Schmidt’s matter-of-fact weary chagrin.
Interesting how they writers are playing around with the character dynamics and combinations.
Cece and Coach: dating? Squabbling? Best girlfriends?
Cece & Winston: camping trip besties, dinner party co-attendees?
Coach & Winston: rivals? Life coaching session?
And of course, again, this stakeout trio.
VERY much into: more Cece and everyone interaction, especially with her coworker (/supervisor?!) Nick (!!!). And maybe more Schmidt and Coach interaction now that he’s back in the loft?
Having one more character in the mix seems like it opens up all kinds of cool things and I really like seeing how they’re exploring it.
Lupita Nyong’o’s brother, the real winner at the Oscars 2014
Yeah, that’s a pretty good Facebook profile picture.