There are lots of books and essays about fandom psychology, but only one about how fandom works. And this is it.
There are websites that either conveniently gloss over anything that isn’t blatantly obvious, or they drown their reader in unnecessary information.
But where’s the middle ground?
Fan!Tastic is a digestible, non fandom specific guidebook designed specifically to help new fans get started. It is under 60 pages long, but it is jam packed full of relevant information such as where to find fanfiction, how to interact with other fans, what shipping is, glossaries of fandom and fanfiction terms, how to read fanfic ratings, and how to leave feedback.
What you learn in Fan!Tastic will give you a solid understanding of Internet fandom, and will help you get Online and enjoying the rich culture of your fandom.
I’ll be releasing the full version (completely free to read, download and share) here on May 2nd, but here are a few pages of what’s in store on that date! Follow me for updates, and enjoy the rest of your day.
Game of Thrones Wedding Cake
oh yeah lets just have a game of thrones themed wedding
what can possibly go wrong?
This right here is a fucking hundred twenty-eighth note or semihemidemisemiquaver or quasihemidemisemiquaver notes. Beethoven decided to just go ahead and invent these little shits which you play 1/128 the length of a whole note. In non music terms, hella fast. Like 10x the speed of fuck. Not even that, these fuckers were only used in one piece by Beethoven and rarely show up in any other music. So they’re the most useless fuckers ever also. NOT ONLY THAT but they do actually use 132 note rests(rarely), which shouldn’t even be counted. You can pretty much skip it. Its like playing a note super staccato. They are the most fucking useless rests ever. Wtfg Beethoven. You created the most useless fucking note on the planet. I hope your mother’s proud(not that you could hear her if she was).
do you ever get stressed about all the things you have to do and instead of doing the things you gotta do you kinda shut down and do nothing
not just followers, everyone.
I’m here if any of you need to talk<3
The best part is, this post actually does something, it offers support, unlike one of those useless “reblog if you care” posts.
Exactly. Which is why I’ll reblog this one.
for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.
their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.
how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever
girl pilots (◕‿◕✿)
girl pilots killing nazis ✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* \(◕ヮ◕✿)/ *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
But, remember, women never did anything in history.
This is laughably incorrect.
Fact 1: Although technologically obsolete as of WWII, the Polikarpov Po-2 “Kukuruznik” biplanes flown by the 588th Night Bomber Regiment were in no way ” the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world.” The Po-2 was first flown in 1929 and remained in production until 1953 due to its low cost and extreme reliability. It is, in fact, the second most produced aircraft in history, and the most produced biplane in history. The night bombers flew brand new, specially modified Po-2s fitted with bomb racks and machine guns.
Fact 2: The Po-2 was extremely quiet; Germans nicknamed it the Nähmaschine (“sewing machine”) due to the muted rattling sound its tiny little 99-horsepower radial engine made. The night bombers would fly these quiet little planes just a few meters off the ground, then climb to higher altitude, cut the engine, and glide to the attack point so that the Germans would have no warning of an incoming attack other than wind whistling through the wing bracing-wires. It wasn’t because the engines were unreliable, it was a planned attack pattern.
Fact 3: Saying “their leader flew over 200 missions” is both inaccurate and damning with faint praise. Whereas most combat pilots fly only one or two sorties per day, all of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment pilots flew multiple missions every night, with the record being eighteen missions flown back-to-back-to-back-to-back in a single night. By the end of the war, most of the “Night Witches” had around a thousand combat sorties under their belts.
The Night Witches were THAT fucking badass, and it pisses me off when people get it all wrong because they’re too damn lazy to do their homework.
And this is one of the rare times the correction makes things more badass.
Wow, I now totally want to write the Temeraire-universe story of this regiment.
NIGHT WITCHES <3 <3 <3
OMFG THIS GIF IS JUST A CUTE GIF OF A DOG EATING FOOD RIGHT BUT THEN I SAW IT WHILE LISTENING TO THIS SONG AND WATCHING IT WHILE LISTENING TO THIS MAKES IT SO FUCKIGN INTENSE AND DRAMATIC OGMFG I M GONAN CHOKE IT JUST GOES FROM CUTE DOG EATING FOOD TO THE HOUNDS OF FUCKING SATAN BEING RELEASED AND DEVOURING EVERYTHING IN SIGHT
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