In the last 24 hours I’ve found out that there are going to be two babies born into my family in April next year 😍😍
Anonymous asked: Hi:) (this might sound very odd) but was you the author who did James Sirius potter fanfiction? Could you give me the link pretty please x and also do you know any other good jp fanfics? xx thank you :)
hiii no it wasn’t me sorry i’ve never been involved with harry potter fic, writing or reading! xx
this is a post about how in awe i am of unpaid content creators, by which i mean fic writers and fan art artists and fanmix makers and all of the people that make a fandom deserving of that label. and this is a post about how much i love fandom communities, and how i think we should celebrate them by trying to make them better and cooler and more fun every single day.
i’ve read posts kind of like this before, posts that encourage you to review fic because fic writers work hard on it, in their spare time, with what little energy they have left over after a long day of real life. you should leave reviews to give back to the people who put so much energy into creating cool things for you to read. and these posts are good: writers love reviews, it’s true. they love knowing that their work is being read and enjoyed and thought about. they love talking about their characters and their plot lines and their sentence structure. they love knowing that what they’re posting on the internet from the quiet of their own bedroom is going out into the world and being read and appreciated by people timezones away.
that’s where community comes in. fan fic doesn’t exist in a vacuum. it’s a fan’s way of dialoguing with an original piece of fiction (or members of a boyband or players on a hockey team or what have you), and it’s a fan’s way of dialoguing with other fan fiction, too. you can’t be part of a community by yourself. you have to participate in it, contribute to it, find a corner of it and make it your own. because we create fandom ourselves, we are not limited by it. there are an infinite number of ways to participate in it. there are an infinite number of ways to shape it for you.
that’s one of the coolest things about fan fiction: it’s interactive. unlike a published novel, it’s being created as it’s posted. writers write to share their work, immediately, without the mediation of an editor, an agent, a publisher, a team of marketers. fic writers do most of that themselves. but when you get down to it, though, fan fic writers aren’t just writers. they’re fans, too. they are just as excited about fandom as you are. which means you don’t need to be intimidated by them. impressed, maybe. inspired. awed.
awed. i am really fucking awed, okay? isn’t it cool that you’re part of a community that’s producing such amazing, intellectual, individual, experimental, diverse, creative, inventive things? isn’t it cool that that community comes together online, virtually, joins together from all over the world to say, hey, we love this thing, let’s love it together? doesn’t it blow your mind? don’t you want to be a part of it? look at this: this amazing thing is happening inside your computer, inside the internet, and it’s kind of magical. it’s magical, and it’s all ours.
so don’t be a silent reader. be a loud reader. be an excited reader, a passionate reader, a surprised reader, a joyful reader. be the kind of reviewer that quotes the reader back to herself, that writes five paragraph essays on why her characters are making terrible decisions, that rides writers’ emotional roller coasters vocally and loudly. be the kind of reviewer that writers write for, the kind that makes being part of a fandom community a pleasant experience.
be the kind of community member that tries, always, to make the community better.
Anonymous asked: Are you available to make banners right now? Yours are wonderful!
hiiii thank you but unfortunately i’m not!! i’m super busy with uni atm xx
Thank you to everyone for participating in another round of official awards! Congratulations to all the winners, runners ups, and nominees. All stories are linked above each award for your convenience. We will be back for another round of awards in February 2015 so happy reading until then! - Elesha, Emily & the 1DFF Team.
Mutuals! I reminder that I will happily give you my:
- phone number
just drop me a message
helllooo are any of my followers from Pakistan/of Pakistani descent?? i’d really love to talk to you about some stuff re heart out to make sure i get things as accurate as i can!! thanks :)