Do you love to talk about your queer and/or trans* readings and headcanons? Do you create or consume fanfiction or fanart featuring queer and/or trans* readings of characters? Do you identify as queer and/or trans*? Are you below the age of 30? If you responded “yes” to all these questions, I’M LOOKING FOR YOU!
I am completing a thesis this year on queer fanworks as a reaction to heteronormativity in the media. I will be writing about queer fan culture and the way it indicates the need for better queer representation in the media, particularly media for young people. In order for my thesis to be as accurate and well rounded as possible, I need to hear from you!
If you’d like to help, you can fill out THIS SURVEY, which includes questions about your experience as a queer person in fandom – how you participate in fandom, how queer fanworks have helped and inspired or harmed and irritated you as a queer person, how well you feel fanworks handle queerness, etc!
It is YOUR CHOICE how ANONYMOUS or NOT ANONYMOUS this is! The results will be used to help me draw informed conclusions about queer fan culture and fanworks in my senior thesis. I will compile the information and potentially quote from your responses in my paper – but if you do not want to provide your name or even a nickname/username, or you don’t feel very comfy with your responses being used word for word in a stranger’s academic paper, that’s totally okay and you can let me know.ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS? TOO MANY FEELINGS ABOUT QUEER FANWORKS AND REPRESENTATION TO PUT IN ONE SURVEY? SHOOT ME A MESSAGE, OR EMAIL ME AT THEPRINCECHUCKIE@GMAIL.COM!
I’m not going to sugarcoat this; You guys better click that link and REBLOG IT, I’m serious. Don’t complain about how bad it’s doing right now or much you want it to do well or how much you want a sequel if youre not willing to help Dreamworks spread it and promote it when they’re TRYING to work with us!
I’ve been in the Megamind fandom for TWO YEARS and have watched it crumble from top of the box office for the first 2 weeks and 3 planned sequels, more shorts, and a cartoon series to ZILCH NOTHING NADDA GONE DREAMWORKS STOPPED GIVING A SHIT THE CHARACTERS ARE BASICALLY DEAD. I have stood here and tried DESPERATELY with other fans to get Dreamworks to care about Megamind and it’s a terrible thing to go through when you love something and believe in it as much as I do. We didn’t GET a warning and we had the truth hidden from us for months, believing for at least half a year that there was a sequel in the works. We acted way too late when our numbers were shrinking and the hype was over. I am telling you ROTG fans from another Dreamworks fandom that has been burned VERY BADLY to GET OUT THERE AND GET LOUD before it’s too late. Dreamworks doesn’t give two shits about DVD and iTunes sales, even if the Megamind DVD did way better than they expected (as I’ve been told from within DWA), they still left it to die. YOU HAVE ONLY NOW TO MAKE THIS WORK. I AM WARNING YOU. DREAMWORKS DOES NOT CARE BEYOND BOX OFFICE SALES. THERE IS NO SUGAR COATING THIS. PANIC TIME IS NOW.
This is TUMBLR, we are the people who vote-bomb FOX and CNN when they’re homophobes, we’re the ones who signal boost injured animals and kids who need donations and get them well over their donation request amount. WE ARE NOT POWERLESS, you guys. But you HAVE to act. If you want this, ACT LIKE IT. Tell everyone. Take friends to see it. Write to the local newspapers and newstations and ask them to talk about it because it deserves the recognition. Call your radio stations. Ask your favorite bloggers to post about it. Ask celebrities to tweet about it. Get together with the local ROTG fans and work together! DO NOT WAIT. YOU DO NOT HAVE TIME.
If you want ROTG to do well, we gotta work together and help Dreamworks out because they have the advertising skills of a wet rock and rely way too much on word-of-mouth. If you don’t do this, it will be shit like Afro Circus all over again for the next however many years and the poor artists at DWA will have to put up with drawing/animating that shit for another 3+ years because the general people are telling them that THAT is what they want to see from them.
I believe in you, Tumblr. Please don’t let what happened to the Megamind franchise happen to Rise of the Guardians. PLEASE.
This is an important post.
Having been in the Megamind fandom, I remember how heart breaking it was to have such a loving, close, creative fandom, but no love for the movie outside of it. We’ve got to get more people going to this movie; we’ve got to get family, friends, classmates, anybody to go see this film (repeat viewings won’t hurt either). Anything to help get this film the finances and drive to make more of this. Not only Guardians sequels, but other quality films by this studio. DreamWorks has made a huge step up by making this film and it needs all the recognition and support it deserves. So please, spread this post and spread the word.
The Guardians need to be believed in…
[I did this and so should you~. Honestly, I have never loved a movie so much, been so excited over a movie, and so involved in anything in my whole life. And I have had a lot of fandoms I was obsessed over. This movie is amazing. From the story telling to the beautifully detailed animation, it is gold. And it literally pains me to see them not doing so well. But like the person stated above their advertising SUCKS. I mean did you see the tv spot trailers? THEY WERE HORRIBLE. They were barely long enough and told nothing about the characters or plot. I mean all I remember seeing from them was the elves. It’s simple, if you weren’t following it closely online you wouldn’t know much about it. Not to mention it picked the WORSE premiere date here in the US.
I hate to see this movie not make the money it deserves because crap advertising. I don’t even care about a sequel! I just want it to get what it rightfully deserves! It’s beautiful art. It’s beyond quality. And it’s complete crap madagascar has done better than Rise of the Guardians. As an artist and inspiring to go into animation, this hits really close to home. Cause Rise of the Guardians is the kind of movies I want to make and be a part of and work on. It’s the kind of movies I want to see out there. The kind of movie that can make you cry, laugh and feel like a child again. That inspires and touches so close to the heart. That gives you just those overwhelming feels. Not Afro Circus shit. This is completely terrible and it saddens me a lot.]
Okay! now that I have your attention…
I have heard that in September the Lorax Fandom will be having their 6 Month Anniversary.
So to celebrate, I think that everyone (who wants to participate) should make a gift for a randomly selected buddy. I will be pairing you up with a random user.
Here’s how it will work
- Everyone who likes/reblogs this post is part of it!
- You MUST have your gift ready by the first week of September
- All gifts will be submitting into the Submit box of this blog
- your gift for your buddy can be either a fanart or fanfiction
- If your buddy for example, is a hard ‘normaler’ shipper and you are a hard ‘oncest’ shipper, suck it up. The whole point of this is for GIVING.
- If something happens and your secret buddy never submits anything, I will personally make something for you
- Please if you change your URL, and you are participating, between now and September let me know
- You can’t tell ANYBODY who your buddy is, or your buddy could find out it’s you
- If you need help, cause you don’t know what to make for your buddy you can come to my ask box for suggestions!
If I am missing any information, or there’s something you’re confused about please come to my ask box! :)
Also, if there isn’t at least 20 participants by next week I will be deleting this blog.
the purpose for this is to reduce drama
I can’t wait to start!
I love ALL of you!
This is an adorable idea! I’m in!
First we see
And then we see
Then SHE comes in
And us LoK fans are like
I’ve seen someone draw both innocent Once-ler, and Greed-ler, in Dr Seuss’ style and being the Old Once-ler fangirl I am I decided to give him a crack.
Did I do good?
Of course you did well, Sassy! Of course!! I really enjoy OldOnce-ler Suessstyle~