no fandom is perfect but that’s probably for the best because fandoms are made of people and if people are perfect there’s probably some sort of alien invasion going on
when people generalize entire fan bases please just stop omg
"bruins fans are assholes"fans who are racist towards the african-americans in the league are assholes
"hawks fans are arrogant"fans who brag all the time about the tiniest things and rub it in are arrogant
"canuck fans are classless"fans who hope players get injured are classless
"penguins fans are too obsessed with crosby"pierre mcguire is too obsessed with crosby
if you mutually follow me and you don’t like me and have been wanting to unfollow me since the end of time dont hold back, you can unfollow me i don’t make a big deal out of unfollows or broken mutual follows it’s just a website it happens
fandom, we need to talk about something
We need to talk about the fandom gift economy. We need to talk about what it’s like to have a fic written just for you. To get a birthday present wrapped in an AO3 notice, or a Tumblr header, or an email, a gift that someone thought about, and worked at, and created from one of the happiest parts of themselves, purely from the pleasure they know you both share. From their mind and heart to your mind and heart. A gift you spread around, so that everyone else who reads that gift gets a little hit of the love between you, and makes it just a little bit bigger.
Bloody miraculous, if you ask me.