Not that I have *a* favorite show…
I noticed a few people didn’t understand why I made the post about creating broader fandom name for the LBD. (apparently there is one - it’s Pemberlings, which based on the name of the production company and includes any future adaptions, but it isn’t being used. I will now start using it.) At any…
You do not even UNDERSTAND how long I have been thinking this.
Actually I think now is the perfect, and perhaps only time when a broader fandom name, is possible. The new adapatation will bring in new fans and the new name will function as identifying people that aren’t just fans of the LBD but fans of the entire production company and what they produce.
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I’ve been following this thread with interest since it started. I think any fandom name will unfortunately leave out some people who don’t identify with the name, though I understand that “seahorses” means something really specific and probably leaves out many more people than a broader name would.
All of that being said, as a creator on WTS, I happily look forward to hearing any kind of consensus on a broader fandom name & working it into my own vocab (& maybe possibly hopefully the transmedia elements of the show). We love all of our fans equally and we never want anyone to feel left out. <3
Reblogging for two reasons:
1. Fandoms and how they self-regulate is fascinating to me.
2. I agree with the original post.
I am definitely adopting Pemberlings. :)
The way I see it, the difference between Seahorses and Pemberlings is sort of analogous to the distinction between Browncoats (Firefly fans) and Whedonites (fans of Joss & co. in general). You can be both, but you don’t have to be.
Having been part of fandoms for years and years, I’ve seen this sort of thing happen several times, and this is definitely one of the most self-aware and polite instances I’ve witnessed. Go us.
In honor of the LBD Kickstarter raising $400,000 more than its $60,000 goal. That’s 770%, y’all.
Fandom is a force of nature. ^_^
I understand, my darlings. It’s always sad when a series you love ends. I’ve been through this many times with shows and movies and books. My only advice is to try to make the sadness sweet. Take comfort in the fact that we’re getting a real ending, closure. Take a few moments to realize that, because of this wonderful piece of lightning in a bottle, we’ve discovered an amazing cast and crew, and formed a brand new rabid fandom. We’ve been inspired to make art and write stories of our own. We’ve laughed and cried and raged together. Now we’re beginning to mourn together, and that’s okay too. Just remember that, although there won’t be any more new episodes soon, LBD will always be there when you need it. (And eventually on DVD with extra features, no less.) New people will always be discovering it, and making new art and writing new stories of their own. And some of us will still be here to welcome them into the fold and hold their hands through the rough bits.
So go ahead and be sad for a while, but try to make it into the pang of missing a friend who has moved away to pursue a brilliant dream. Then go out into the great big web and feast upon Mary Kate in Squaresville, Laura in (character), Julia in Hipsterhood, Daniel in Natural Disastronauts and the Cracked Advice Board, Craig doing Let’s Be Frank, Max crooning on Flashback Fridays, Max and MK in the forthcoming School of Thrones, maybe even a little young Max in LonelyGirl if you’re feeling old-school, and whatever magic Bernie & co. come up with next (because we know they’re already planning plans). Branch out and find something completely unrelated to LBD if you’re not ready to see these actors as other characters yet. (I’m particularly fond of The Guild, Riese, and Awkward Embraces.)
Just because it’s ending, that doesn’t mean it’s over.
Edited to fix the title of Laura’s other series.
This includes all of the spin-offs and Q&A videos, in order of release, so you don’t have to skip around from channel to channel while you watch.
So I met Chris Colfer. He is so awesome.
I enjoy these men. ^_^
1. Wil Wheaton guest starred on The Guild, which Felicia Day wrote and stars in.
2. Felicia was a potential slayer in season 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Wil Wheaton has 2 degrees of Whedon.
Also, in college Wil lived with Chris Hardwick, who later lived next door to Joss during the early Buffy years. He’s got 2 degrees through 2 different people!
This is quite possibly the most gorgeous and elaborate TARDIS dress ever.
This is the sort of thing that makes me wish I could afford to attend Dragon*Con every year.
“And the moral of the story is: Do Not Fuck With Sean Bean.”
This is why I love Boromir / Ned Stark.
Bean will not put up with anybody messing with his lady friends. Yes, the manly man persona is a bit passe in this day and age. What can I say? Sometimes it’s nice to know that you’ve got someone to defend you from bottle-wielding hooligans.
I took this of Christian Kane the other day, @ChristianKane01
That’s really pretty, Beth. :)
… until you realize that it’s Eliot Spencer carrying a shovel in a graveyard. ::eep::
The place: PAX East (Boston, MA)
The date: March 12, 2011 (a Saturday)
The event: Musical guests panel — featuring Jonathan Coulton, Paul and Storm, MC Frontalot, Metroid Metal, The Protomen, and the Video Game Orchestra
My new goal in life: Become just famous enough that successions of strangers will give me $20 bills en masse. :)
The photo on the left is what NBC released. The photo on the right is what i think the colors should have been. The color difference makes a huge difference.
Ah ha! Yes.
She could probably do with more shirt, or at least shoulder straps. It’s pretty impractical to have to worry about flashing people while fighting evil. As are high heels, but those have become pretty much standard issue for female superheroes. Leaving your chest exposed is just an invitation for bad guys to shoot you in the lung.
I’d also make the bracelets gold. They just don’t match anything else in the costume.
(found via @grantimahara and @lexigeek)