"Do comics fanboys realize how ridiculous they are? Like, do they get that other hobbies don’t do this?-
Comics Fanboys: You’re not a comics fan unless you know the origin of Beppo the Super Monkey. Also, name eighteen Green Lanterns, not counting Katma Tui.
Knitters: You’re not a knitter unless you have a pair of needles. Do you have a pair of needles? I can lend you a pair of needles."
Also, my background in media fandom in the 90s was ALL ABOUT “keep circulating the tapes”. Like, if you loved something you shared it with people
and converted them so you could talk story with them.
I ran a tape trading list for Dark Shadows fandom back in the day. I was new to fandom and was immediately welcomed (and handed fandom responsibilities). No one realized that I was in high school at time (this was before the internet so everything was done via snail mail) but still, they were so awesome to me. To this day, I look out for baby fans so they have a positive experience like I did back then.(via eccentrici)
imagine spock going back to vulcan to be honored with an award for scientific excellency or whatever
and even though its an award ceremony its still very solemn theres no clapping or cheering when people come on stage
finally its spocks turn and as he bows to the high priest and straightens up to receive his medal he hears a REALLY LOUD whistle from the audience
and he turns around and jims in the middle of all these stone faced vulcans like