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It’s Good to be Bad (Villains too Great to Hate)

In every film you have the good guy(s) and the bad guy(s), and usually everybody loves the good guy… usually. There are some villains though that you love more than the good guy and then there are some that are just too great to hate. Now, among our merry little band I am the one that usually either sides with the villain or the villain is my favorite character so I will probably be more that a little bias to the characters on this list. Also, this does go beyond looks, if they’re good looking then that’s just a bonus. But anyways, here we go!

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  • Loki

Obviously I had to start with Loki. A Marvel villain that people just can’t get enough of. Now, the reason I love Loki so much is because he really did strive to be good. He tried to do what he thought was best for Asgard even though he went about it the wrong way. And I’m sorry but Odin was a crap father. You can’t just go into Odinsleep after dropping “hey you’re not my son, you’re actually the enemy’s son and I was gonna use you as a pawn and trade you for peace” on a kid. You just don’t do that! And! When Loki is hanging off the bridge and he says, “I did it for you! For all of us!” and his voice cracks at the end, what does Odin say? “No, Loki.” Seriously? SERIOUSLY?!?!?!? Your son is hanging off a bridge above a black abyss and that’s what you say? You fail Odin. I really hope Frigga beat the crap out of him for that. Anyways, Loki always wanted his father’s approval and then for Odin to just cast him aside like that is cruel. On top of all that, Tom Hiddleston’s performance of Loki is phenomenal and is the only reason I even own the first Thor film.

  • Khan

Khan from Star Trek: Into Darkness is a force to be reckoned with. His skills alone are something to behold, not to mention his superhuman biology. It does help that he is played by Benedict Cumberbatch. His silver tongue and the performance he puts on truly makes you feel for him in the beginning. But then, then he becomes scary with his precise killing and the blows he deals in his fight with Kirk. Him crushing that guy’s skull was terrifying but so cool to watch! He’s just really really cool and it makes it hard to hate him. I already liked Kahn back in Star Trek: The Original Series and this just made me like him even more.

  • Prince Nuada Silverlance

Nuada Silverlance is the crowned prince of the Clan Bethmoora elves from the Hellboy universe. Hellboy is an antihero story and honestly really really good, you should check it out. Anyways, here’s another character that yes he’s bad but he really makes you feel for him. He makes you feel for his plight and what he’s trying to do for his people. His skill with a blade is unmatched, his agility and speed is phenomenal. Plus, he’s just badass looking. Luke Goss’ portrayal as the banished prince is just fantastic. He really sells the character.

  • Pitch Black

Pitch Black, formerly known as Kozmotis Pitchiner in his human life, is the Boogeyman, also known as The King of Nightmares. Yes, it’s an animated film. Yes he’s not a flesh and blood character, but this does not make him any less of a good, well written character. Rise of the Guardians is actually a really great, underrated film that you all should watch. Voiced by Jude Law, the King of Darkness is creepy, manipulative, and evil. However, you can’t help but feel for him a bit. Pitch started off as protector and defender of the Golden Age. He was a Hero. He was tricked by the darkness, who used the voice of his daughter to lure him into setting it free, and overtaking him. Fast forward years later and people have forgotten the Boogeyman, years of isolation and disbelief made Pitch take action. What makes you feel for him is the fact that he just wants to be believed in. He just wants people to believe in him again. When you think about it more, the good and happy things in life cannot exist without the pain and fear. So, yeah, Pitch is someone that you can have problems saying he’s 100% a bad guy.

  • Bane

Bane is a DC villain, more specifically, a Batman villain. In the Dark Knight Rises version he is played by none other than Tom Hardy. This character is a big brute of a guy. He’s strong, skilled, and deadly. He literally broke the Bat. He could’ve killed him. But he’s not just a brute. He’s incredibly intelligent. He’s smart and cunning. Not only that, but there’s a piece of humanity in him. We see this when he’s in the pit and he protects others. There is more to him than what meets the eye. Plus, again, he’s an absolute badass and the mask makes him sound freaking cool.

  • Lord Sesshomaru

Sesshomaru is a villain but also not a villain. From the anime Inuyasha, he starts off as a villain in the beginning of the show but as time goes on, he becomes more of a frenemy, till finally he is now a, begrudgingly, good guy. You start off wanting to smack him, but the more you get to know about him the more you actually start to like him. His character development really make you like him more as you watch him go from being a cold and unfeeling ass to- well, a less cold and unfeeling friend. He is a terrifying opponent, skilled with a blade and his demonic abilities makes him a formidable foe that should not be messed with. He’s cool, like really really cool.

  • Joker

The Joker is another DC Batman villain. Now, there have been many version of Joker but I think that across the board that Joker is just a really cool character, I know I keep saying these guys are cool (they are though) but the reason Joker is so amazing is because he is chaos embodied. He just lets loose and watches the world burn just to see if he could. Havoc is his only reason for doing things. His weird and twisted mind makes him so intriguing, and dangerous. You wouldn’t want to be in the same vicinity as him, let alone meet him down a dark alley. He’s not a man to be trifled with or taken lightly.

  • Magneto

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Magneto, also known as Erik Lehnsherr, from the X-Men Marvel world, is another character that just makes you feel for them. A mutant and a Holocaust surviver, he has suffered a lot of pain at the hands of bigots and humanity in general. His feelings are justified, his actions not so much. Played by both Sir Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender, this man strives to bring mutants to the forefront of humanity. Not wanting his brothers and sisters to suffer he chooses to take the fight to the rest of humanity. Originally he was a good guy, he helped Charles Xavier build his school, helped him create the first X-Men. He was his friend. His humanity is there, it’s just been beaten and abused so much that it can’t take it anymore. All of this makes him tough to hate.

  • Victor Creed aka Sabertooth

Victor Creed, also known as Sabertooth, is, yet again, another Marvel villain. More specifically an X-Men baddie. (I like Marvel/X-Men a lot alright?) He has a healing factor, retractable sharp claws and canine-like fangs, superhuman strength, senses, and reflexes, feral feline attributes, and a seemingly endless life span. He went by many names including Slasher, El Tigre (The Tiger), and Der Schlächter (The Butcher). The brother (at least in the films) of the famous Wolverine/Logan, an assassin, mercenary, and murderer. He kills for hire and he kills for fun. He’s one of the more bloody villains on this list. His father kept him chained in a basement and pulled his elongated, claw-like nails out of his fingers consistently. He’s probably the least likable one on this list. However, I think he’s just too freaking amazing and cool to leave off. His cold, calculating demeanor is something the chills one to the bone. His strengths, abilities, and sheer power are something to behold and not to be tested. His animalistic nature is also something that draws you in, his love of brutal killing, of pain and death in general. His bloodlust. Is something that I find incredibly fascinating, especially in comparison to Logan. (This makes me sound like a psycho but I promise I’m not) Victor can be smart when he wants to, but his anger gets him into trouble some times. He can live in isolation, and he thrives in it even. Victor Creed is more than just badass, he’s scary as all get out.

 

Well, there’s my list of villains that I think are just too good to hate. Let me know what you think, agree or disagree. Who do you think belongs on this list? Let me know what else you would like to see. And have an amazing day guys!

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Merch Monday! (Part 2)

Hey guys, I’ve got another Fandom Merch post for you. This is the second one and I tried to keep a wide variety of types of fandoms. As always, I have provided details, prices, and links to the shops that you can buy them at. Enjoy!

  • L-Zonc White Totoro Thermos 10-ounce Backpack Bottle

An adorable and simplistic way to keep your hot things hot this winter featuring the lovable Totoro. Quite honestly, I kind of want this myself. I mean look at it!

  • Capacity:10 Ounce/300ml
  • Light and compact design for effortless transport and storage and fits most automobile drink holders

You can but it for $21.20 here

  • Once Upon Time Playing Cards

It’s Once Upon a Time cards. I mean look, it’s Hook on a King Card. Can it get any better than it?

  • 52 different images
  • Cards measure 2.5 x 3.5
  • Officially licensed
  • Cards have a linen type finish

You can by it for $5.99+ $4.99 shipping here

  • Marvel Loki Helmet Pewter Key Ring

Actually, I own this one and I love it. It’s a nice little piece that is a great conversation starter for those who are looking for something to talk about. Perfect for any Loki fan.

  • Loki helmet design
  • Sharply detailed
  • Looks great on display

You can buy it for $4.95 here

  • Wizarding World Harry Potter Light-Up Tri Wizard Dragon Champions Cup TriWizard NEW

So, this is a little more on the pricey side. However, that means nothing to the die hard Harry Potter Geeks out there. I mean, it’s the Tri Wizard Dragon Champions Cup and it lights up! That’s pretty freaking cool.

  • Shows – 3 Dragons Molded Around the Champions Cup
  • Size – 10″ Height x 6″ Wide
  • Base – Lights-Up & Glows Azure Blue
  • Includes – 4 (AAA) Replacable Batteries
  • Tri Wizard Is Engraved On Cup Between Dragons

You can buy it for $37.62 here

  • HALO Cortana Chip Keychain

“Keep Cortana close with this sculpted keychain. Modeled off Cortana’s Halo 4 data chip, this detailed replica features 4 blue LED lights. Press and hold the “on-off” button to illuminate the central data crystal.” (www.halowaypointstore.com)

  • 4 blue LED lights.
  • Non-replaceable batteries have 60 hour light-up life.
  • 2 inches long x 1.25 inches wide x .25 inches thick. (5x3x1 cm)

You can but it for $16.95 here

  • Kilala Plushie from Inuyasha

I own this plushie and I must say, it is SO FREAKING CUTE! I’m not kidding, it is adorable and I love it to pieces! If you love Inuyasha or have someone in your life that loves then this is the way to go.

  • Official Licensed Plush
  • Collectible Anime Character
  • Quality detail

You can buy it for $30.49 here

  • Doctor Who: Weeping Angel Figurine

“Don’t blink! The Weeping Angel from the 5th Series episode “Flesh and Stone”” (www.bbcdoctorwhoshop.com) This is perfect for any Doctor Who fan, but remember, don’t blink. Blink and You’re Dead!

  • 4-inch 1:21 scale
  • metallic resin statue

You can buy it for $19.98 here

  • Five Nights At Freddy’s Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza T-Shirt

Five Night’s at Freddy’s Merch! At last! For those of you who are horror game enthusiasts like Kaitlyn and I are then you will love this shirt. I mean, who hasn’t wanted a FNAF Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria shirt?

  • 100% cotton
  • Wash cold; dry low

You can buy it for $20.50 here

  • Pokemon Poke Ball Necklace

For all you Pokemon fans, this is for you. It’s a silver tone chain necklace with a Poke Ball pendant. Perfect for any fan.

  • 22″ chain; 3″ extender
  • 1 1/4″ diameter pendant
  • Metal
  • Imported
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mug

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES! It’s a mug, it’s a turtle, no it’s both!!!!!!

  • Ceramic

You can but it for $19.50 here

Well that’s it for this post. There’s plenty more geek merchandise out there but these were just a few. I hope you guys liked this and I hope you all have a great day. Se ya!

Fandom Memes For Days

`So, today’s topic is memes. Memes are everywhere and come in various forms. “A meme is  is an activity, concept, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via the Internet.” (Wikipedia) Memes are common in the fandom world, so below are just a few memes from several different fandoms. Enjoy!

  • Doctor Who

  • The Hobbit/LOTR

  • Supernatural

  • Sherlock

  • Marvel

  • The Hunger Games

  • Merlin

  • The Walking Dead

  • Fandom

Well, that’s all I have for today. Sorry, I was busy yesterday and had to throw something together rather quickly. What’s your favorite meme?

Let’s Be Real, Whether You’re a Marvel Fan or DC Fan, Everybody Loves Deadpool

Everyone knows that in the comic book world Marvel vs. DC is a war that dates back before dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Now , whether or not one is better than another is a post for another day. You see, it doesn’t matter which one you favor because everyone, everyone, loves Deadpool.

For those of you who don’t know who Deadpool is, Deadpool (AKA Wade Winston Wilson) is a fictional mercenary and anti-hero character created by Marvel. “A disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary, Deadpool originally appeared as a villain in an issue of New Mutants, and later in issues of X-Force. The character has since starred in several ongoing series, and shares titles with other characters such as Cable. Also known as the “Merc with a Mouth,” Deadpool is famous for his talkative nature and his tendency to break the fourth wall, which is used by writers to humorous effect.

He was portrayed by Ryan Reynolds in the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine and will appear in his own feature film set to be released on February 12, 2016 also starring Reynolds.” (Wiki)

“Deadpool’s primary power is an accelerated healing factor, depicted by various writers at differing levels of efficiency. Artificially endowed by the Weapon X program, this enables him to regenerate any destroyed tissue at a superhuman rate as well as making him immune to all known diseases. “Oh, except for the cancer he had when his powers were given to him by the Weapon X program. His existing tumor spread across his whole body, leaving him horribly disfigured. If any other Marvel character came down with such a horrible ailment, it’d be a tragedy. For Deadpool, it’s just another punchline.” (Buzzfeed)

Deadpool’s brain cells are similarly affected, with dying brain cells being rejuvenated at a super accelerated rate. This allows Deadpool to recover from any head wounds, and it renders him nearly invulnerable to psychic and telepathic powers, as the altered or damaged brain cells quickly regenerate to their original state. It is also the cause of his psychosis and mental instability. It is sometimes implied that his healing factor merely bolstered and exacerbated an underlying mental issue, as a young Wade Wilson was shown as a withdrawn, disturbed young kid caught in his many daydreams, and when Deadpool at one point lost his healing factor, he did not regain his sanity. Deadpool’s healing factor is mentally driven, unlike Wolverine’s natural healing factor.

Similar to Wolverine, his healing factor also affects his physical attributes by increasing them to superhuman levels. Aside from his physical advantages, Deadpool is a superb assassin and mercenary, adept in multiple forms of martial arts, and an expert swordsman and marksman. It is thought that while his psychosis and dissociative identity disorder are a handicap, they are also one of his assets as they make him an extremely unpredictable opponent. Deadpool is an expert at distracting his opponents. ” (Wiki)

Now that’s just a small taste of who Deadpool is. Deadpool is best known for his sarcasm. He is the most sarcastic and sassy thing on the planet and doesn’t give a crap about anything. Like, you just can’t help but love Deadpool. Not only that, but he makes for the best cosplay. You can quite literally do whatever the heck you want if you cosplay as Deadpool because that’s just what Deadpool does.

So enjoy the following pics, comics, and cosplay gifs of some of the funniest Deadpool moments.

Well that’s it for this post. I know that was a lot of Deadpool but I really love Deadpool. And after reading this, if you don’t love Deadpool then you’re wrong. Deadpool is amazing.

But anyways, have a great day everyone!

Fandom Crossovers! (A collection of some of our favorite crossovers)

In this post we’re exploring some of our favorite crossovers. So, for those of you don’t know, crossover is where two fandoms cross worlds. Crossovers can be great or they can be crap. Crossovers usually happen in fanart and fanfictions done by fans, but there have been moments of actual crossover in shows. Usually this is because the director directs both shows. For example, Doctor Who and Torchwood. Martha was on Torchwood for a bit and Ianto and Gwen were on Doctor Who, Russel T. Davis was the director. Angel and Buffy were both directed by Joss Whedon and Buffy, Wesley, Faith, Spike, Cordy, OZ, Willow, Drusilla, and Darla all either made appearances or became a main part of the show.

Here we go!

  • Fandom Hunger Games

  • Sam Winchester and Loki talk about their brothers

  • Harry Potter and Avatar the Last Airbender

  • Hiccup and Thor and Loki

  • Gandalf and Picard

  • Dr. McCoy as The Doctor

  • Professor McGonagall as The Doctor

  • Tom Hiddleston as The Doctor

  • Thor as The Doctor’s companion

  • Star Wars meets Doctor Who

  • Dean Winchester in the TARDIS

  • Loki and Lilo

  • Tom Hiddleston as The Doctor meeting Sherlock and John again

  • S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Rose Tyler

  • Harry Potter and Doctor Who

  • The Doctor wanting to be ginger like a Weasley

  • Professor River Song as the new Defense against the Dark Arts teacher

  • The Doctor and Stitch

  • Rory meeting Death

  • Dean Winchester and a Dalek

  • Sam, Dean, and Cas with a weeping angel

  • Sam and Dean have to save The Doctor

  • Captain Jack Harkness meets Castiel

  • Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen admiring Captain America

  • Wholock

  • SuperWhoLock

Well that’s all the I’ve got time for today but I hoped you guys enjoyed these crossovers. I’m thinking about doing this again but let me know what you guys think and if this is something that you’d like to see more of. What’s your favorite crossover?

(All pictures, GIFS, and videos were taken from http://www.Buzzfeed.com, Pinterest, and YouTube)

FanArt Friday! 2/27/15

Fan art or fanart are artworks created by fans of a work of fiction (generally visual media such as comics, movies, television shows or video games) and derived from a character or other aspect of that work. As fan labor, fan art refers to artworks that are neither created nor (normally) commissioned or endorsed by the creators of the work from which the fan art derives. (Wiki)

Fanart is a major part of the fandom world. It’s something that people can create art out of the thing the love and share it with others. Fanart can be made about anything and everything and in any form. Fanart also explores the things that aren’t cannon; it’ll do things like switching roles or genders, creating dark versions, and even creating whole new outcomes and stories. In this post we’ll showcase just a few different fanart pieces that we like or are some of the more popular ones. As I’ve stated in previous posts, these are not the only types of fanart nor are they the only fandoms that have fanart.

*Warning, there may be possible spoilers ahead, I’ll do my best to keep spoilers out but tread with caution*

Enjoy!

  • Sherlock

Sorry Sherlockians, it kills me too.
  • Merlin

  • Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Humanized Smaug based on Voice Actor Benedict Cumberbatch. Also called SmaugLock

  • Marvel

  • Pride & Prejudice

  • Doctor Who

  • Disney

  • Supernatural

I hope you guys enjoyed these. I’d like to make this a regular weekly thing if you guys like this, so let me know what you’d like to see for next weeks.

Warning you are about to enter a new fandom, this is your last chance to turn back. There is no escape. (The terms you should know before joining a fandom)

“We’re a fandom. And fandoms are families. Family means no one sits alone at the mental institute.”

In this post we’ll be discussing the different fandom terms and what they mean. Let’s start with the obvious one that every person joining a new fandom should know. Fandom. Urban Dictionary describes Fandom as: “The community that surrounds a tv show/movie/book etc. Fanfiction writers, artists, poets, and cosplayers are all members of that fandom. Fandoms often consist of message boards, livejournal communities, and people.”

  1. Fangirl/Fanboy: female or male fan who is obsessed or passionate about either a fictional character, actor, fandom, series, books, etc. Fangirls/Fanboys can be found at conventions, tumblr, pinterest, instagram, fanfiction sites, facebook, twitter, and every other social media site out there.
  2. Fangirling: the reaction a fangirl/boy has to any mention or sighting of the object of their affection. These reactions include shortness of breath, fainting, highpitched noises, shaking, fierce head shaking as if in the midst of a seizure, endless blog posts, etc.
  3. Feels: Short for feelings. Intense feelings experienced by fangirl over certain scenes or character developments within a fandom that cause a strong emotional response. Intense happiness, sadness, anger, etc. 
  4. Ship/Shipping: a combination of fictional characters as a couple. The name of a ship is often a compound of the two characters’ names. i.e. I ship Sango and Miroku, Mirango or Sanoku (Inuyasha)
  5. Shipper: refers to someone who supports the idea of two specific characters being involved in a romantic relationship. Does not have to be cannon OTP. i.e. I ship Aragorn and Arwen (Lord of the Rings, cannon OTP) or I ship Michonne and Rick (The Walking Dead, non-cannon OTP)
  6. OTP: refers to a fan’s preferred relationship pairing between certain characters within a fandom. Many fans have multiple OTP’s  overall as well as multiple OTP’s in the same fandom. Fan’s can also have OTP’s that aren’t cannon. i.e. Arthur and Gwen (cannon, Merlin) or i.e. Gandalf and Galadriel (non-cannon, Lord of the Rings/ The Hobbit)
  7. NOTP: Essentially the opposite of an “OTP”. While “OTP” describes one’s ultimate favorite pairing. “NOTP” describes one’s least favorite pairing. i.e. The Doctor and Rose are my NOTP (Doctor Who) *Note that this is the viewpoint of the writer of this post and not the other members of the group*
  8. Cannon/Canon: These two words are used interchangeably throughout fandoms and refers to elements established by the original show, book, movie, anime, game, etc… itself for either plot, setting, or character developments. Often used in terms of relationships. i.e. Hermione and Ron are cannon. (Harry Potter)
  9. Headcannon: personal beliefs or interpretations about canon that a fan makes to explain or account for some aspect of the actual canon. The headcanon itself, while not officially supported by the canon, tends also not to be actually disproven or refuted by the canon and will therefore seem plausible in the mind of the fan who imagines it. Headcanons may be about the past, present, or future of the character or plot, and can be shared by others if particularly enticing or believable. i.e. In Sherlock, the pills the cabbie offered were harmless. The poison was in the water he gave to his victims to take the pill with while he swallowed his dry.
  10. Non-cannon: refers to an idea, story line, or ship that was not promoted in the original work. i.e. Shipping Black Widow and Captain America
  11. Fanart: original illustrations and/or photo manipulations featuring fandom related characters, settings, and so on and so forth. This comes in many forms such as paintings, sketches, doodles, animations, and more. i.e. (Zuko from Avatar the Last Airbender)4b0d1d2ac2f889cbf46f705fed764f95
  12. Fanvid: music videos and montages created by a fan using a combination of clips from original source material set to a song or tune. i.e. Spike – I am Titanium… (character study) on YouTube 
  13. Fanfiction: A story based in a fandom created by a fan. It is a form of trans-formative work designed as an expression of appreciation and exploration of the original material. The writer can add character, change characters, add new adventures, change story line and plot. Basically, it’s whatever the writer wishes to create or change in that fandom world through story. www.fanfiction.net has every fanfiction in every fandom under the sun.
  14. Ficlet: refers to a complete short story, usually only a few thousand words long. A ficlet is short enough not to take much time to read. There are no specific length requirements for a story to qualify as a ficlet.
  15. Oneshot: refers to a single story that can be read and understood in full without having read any other prior story. Oneshots are already finished and written completely prior to posting. They will not be continued, and are not related to any other story by that author. Usually posted all at once rather than in parts, often as a single chapter simply because it is easiest. 
  16. OC: Original Character. This is something that a writer or artist will use to incorporate or insert their own character into a fandom. Fanfic writers will use this to put their own creations into a fandom’s world or pair their OC with another character. Artists will do this as well but it is more commonly found in fanfictions. i.e. OC x Sherlock, OC/Sherlock *note that the use of “x” and “/” simply refers to the term “pairing” which is the same thing as shipping.
  17. OFC: Original Female Character i.e. OFC x Daryl (The Walking Dead)
  18. OMC: Original Male Character i.e. OMC x Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  19. OOC: Out of Character. This means that an original character from the fandom acts differently in the fanfic then they would in their own world. i.e. Tony Stark (Iron Man) is a humble man who follows orders without question
  20. AU/AR: Alternate Universe or Alternate Reality. This means that either the plot, setting, or characters deviate from the original. Using the same plot or characters but changing the setting, where the story takes place. Keeping the same character and setting but changing the plot and making a whole new story. The plot and the setting remain the same but the characters either are dramatically changed, don’t exist at all, or are replaced by whole new characters. Changing 1, 2, or all 3 aspects qualifies as an AU/AR. i.e. Taking Loki and adding him to the Doctor Who universe
  21. Crossover: Where two fandoms cross worlds. Usually found in fanfiction, fanart, fanvids, and GIF mash ups. This is where characters from fandom A are mixed with fandom B’s world or vice versa. Characters from both worlds interact with one another and in one another’s worlds. Taking a character or characters from fandom A and inserting them into fandom B but keeping all of the story or action in fandom B is also considered a crossover. i.e. SuperWhoLock (Supernatural + Doctor Who + Sherlock) 
  22. Slash: This is the romantic pairing of two characters of the same sex. Male/Male. Female/Female. M/M. F/F.
  23. FemSlash: This refers to a romantic pairing of females only. Female/Female. Femmeslash, F/F
  24. Yaoi: pronounced ‘yow-ee’, not ‘yah-oy’.  An acronym for a Japanese phrase that translates as ‘no climax, no resolution’, and used as an equivalent to slash, more specifically male.  ‘Yaoi’ tends to be the more popular term in anime fandoms, whereas ‘slash’ is used elsewhere, but the two are basically interchangeable.
  25. Yuri: means the same thing as Yaoi only female slash instead of male slash.
  26. Lemon: an explicit sex scene in fanfiction.
  27. Crack: refers to stories in which completely ridiculous, unbelievable or insane things occur, often without reasonable explanation but great enjoyment. Are generally written shamelessly and with no excuse beyond the writers desire to have fun.
  28. AMV:  abbreviation for ‘anime music video’. These consist of a series of clips from an anime series, set to a popular song. i.e. (One Piece AMV) ♪Centuries♪
  29. Hiatus: A gap or interruption in time, a break. This is an annoying time for a fandom, where one must wait for an unknown amount of time for their fandom to return. This is also usually where the fandom slowly starts to lose their minds and produce mass amounts of hiatus fanart, GIFS, and fanfictions. (The Sherlock fandom has lost all their sanity due to having two year hiatus’ after getting only three episodes in a season) WARNING: approach members of a hiatus fandom with caution. i.e. Sherlock fandom 
  30. Spoiler: When someone reveals a previously unknown aspect of something which you likely would have rather learned on your own. If you are just starting a long running series or are behind on your fandom then spoilers are the enemy, and they are lurking everywhere. To avoid seeing spoilers the only option available to you is to stay off of social media and the internet in general. (Good luck with that) 
  31. Troll: refers to someone who deliberately and often repeatedly makes inflammatory or off-topic comments in a ploy to rile up other people and create dissension. Trolls set out to induce emotional responses, preferably as explosive as possible, and don’t actually seem to care about whatever point they are making so long as it starts an argument. Sometimes though trolls can be harmless and funny. *Sometimes being the key word* 
  32. ANON: refers to someone, either author or reader, who does not wish their identity to be revealed. Often shortened to Anon. When multiple anonymous users are posting, may be distinguished by using such terms as Same Anon (SA), Different Anon (DA) or New Anon (NA)
  33. Con/Comic Con: Conventions held across the world for fans to gather and meet actors, writers, directors, producers, participate in Q&A panels, cosplay, buy fandom merchandise, and meet other fans.
  34. Cosplay: short for ‘costume play’. A ‘cosplayer’ is somebody who dresses up as a character from their fandom. The term originated in Japan and was originally anime-specific, but has moved into wider use, and is both a noun and a verb: a cosplay is the costume itself, or the event at which it is worn. ‘Cosplaying’ somebody is shorthand for ‘dressing up as’ that individual. Genderbending cosplay is a common thing as well. This is when a cosplayer takes a male character’s outfit and reshapes it into a female version and vice versa. i.e. Rin and Yukio Okumura from Blue Exorcist (normal cosplay) f455595305d882064f968b88d3c25a93 Female Thorin Okenshield from The Hobbit (genderbent cosplay)9d6573d17fd793f7cbd5f52ce57684da
  35. RPG: Role Playing Games, usually used in the video game world. This is a game where the choices you make in the game effect the outcome. This is a game with multiple endings and requires you to play more than once to discover all the different story lines and endings. i.e. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  36. PWNED: purposeful misspelling of ‘owned’.  Used as a synonym for ‘defeated’; a person who makes a particularly clever or hurtful remark in an argument has ‘pwned’ their opponent, as has one who beat another player at a video game.
  37. DUB: The ‘dub’ of an anime is a version in which the Japanese dialogue has been re-recorded in English.  Dubs are often considered as inferior to the original Japanese.  This is sometimes true, but not always.
  38. SUB:  the ‘sub’ of an anime is a version with the soundtrack in Japanese, and subtitles to translate each line.  Purist fans often insist on subs; extreme purists watch only fansubs.
  39. Thread: all the replies (and replies to replies) to the original statement that started a messageboard or mailing list discussion.
  40. Verse:  a suffix used to indicate the universe in which the events of a narrative take place. i.e. Potterverse (Harry Potter) Whedonverse (Joss Whedon’s creations) This phrasing will usually not be used if the world of the story already has a name i.e. Middle Earth (Lord of the Rings).
  41. Easter Egg: A hidden item placed in a movie, television show, or otherwise visual media for close watchers. i.e. Doctor Who 
  42. asdfghjkl: means I am so confused/happy/astonished that I am no longer able to type coherently.
  43. GIF: Graphics Interchange Format. GIFs are image files that are compressed to reduce transfer time. The proper pronounciation of the acronym is a soft “g” sound: like JIF. i.e. (dancing Groot from Marvel’s Guardian’s of the Galaxy) 

Here are just a few examples of some fandoms:

  • Whovians (Doctor Who)
  • Sherlockians (Sherlock)
  • Trekkies (Star Trek)
  • Potterheads (Harry Potter)

Now some people may tell you that you can’t waste your life on all this fictional stuff or that it’s pointless. Those people are called haters, and they do exactly what their name implies. So stay away from them and don’t let them get to you.

Fandom means something different to everyone. To some it means a group of people who like the same thing as you, to others it means family, and to outsiders it means overly obsessive people. But to us, to us fandom means family.

*Disclaimer: These terms are the most popular terms found throughout fandoms. We ourselves do not actually use all these terms or like some of them. This post is about providing fandom terms and definitions, and it would be disrespectful to not include all of the terms simply because we do not agree with them.*

(Information found here at: http://www.ainself.net/irony/get_medieval/fandomvocab.htm , http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/moonbeam/terms.html , urbandictionary.com, http://www.dailydot.com/society/how-to-speak-fangirl/ , https://annavslife.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/the-tumblr-to-english-dictionary-or-how-to-speak-fangirl/ )