yeah but lets be real here if it meant I could live in a world with completely free healthcare and take tours across entire countries on foot with superpowered animal/else companions I would fight a hundred fucking beedrill at once naked with only a butter knife
Naked butter-knife fighting? Go on, you have me intrigued… Do we get to wear woad, too? ^.^
Heard that both John Pinette (a hilarious comedian) and Mikey Rooney (a legendary movie actor) passed away on Sunday. I (briefly) saw Mikey Rooney at Dragon*Con (yeah, we’re still trying to figure out why he was there, too). John Pinette’s videos made laugh so hard that I couldn’t breathe.
i hate ppl who act like the word ‘fandom’ is a ridiculous term that tumblr created
that shit’s been around for decades
i’ve read academic texts from the 1980s that use the word ‘fandom’ with the same meaning, unironically. It’s a legitimate word. shut the fuck up.
One of my housemates is taking a module called “Fandom” for her film degree. She has a fucking library of books all about fandom in her room. Fandom is a legit academic term guys.
Back in the days of the “Fandom.com” kerfluffle, a now-deservedly-so defunct company tried to copyright the word “fandom” so that the could sue anyone using the term (similar to how the Susan G. Komen Foundation has a lock on the pink ribbon symbol for breast cancer awareness/research/charity).
In this company’s skewed reality, fandom specifically dealt with genre-related (comics, games, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, et al.) interests. Lawyers had to point out to them that the term “fandom” originated out of “sporting fans” at the beginning of the 20th Century.
So whenever I hear a disparaging remark made by sports fans against nerdy interests, I pipe in with, “Is knowing D&D stats any different than memorizing your players or team statistics? If yes, how?” Them I walk away and let them ponder this and mutter, “Sports geeks.” ;-D