That wild speculation almost always points us to our killer.
I didn’t grow up reading comic books. I didn’t have too much interest in them. It’s been kinda coincidental that I’ve made so many comic book films.
Nobody startles like Stiles startles.
God Bless Americ—
I almost scrolled past this
I fucking almost scrolled past this
From an outsider’s perspective, fandom is a fickle beast. It’s sometimes hard to see why the Internet would embrace some movies and TV shows while rejecting others. Why has NCIS inspired more fanfiction than all the Law & Order and CSI franchises combined? Why is Tumblr full of people discussing the tiniest details of Teen Wolf and Supernatural, while True Blood’s presence is practically nonexistent?
Why do some things totally fail to engage a fandom audience?
Two months ago, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was the most hotly anticipated geek show of the year. Now, six weeks into the first season, we’re starting to see an influx of articles with titles like “What’s W.R.O.N.G. with ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’?" and "Does the ‘Captain America 2′ Trailer Prove ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Has Failed?" Meanwhile, fan blogs are talking about how boring it is, making unfavorable comparisons with current surprise hit Sleepy Hollow, and generally complaining and registering their disappointment.
The obvious assumption would be that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. just isn’t very good TV, but the truth is that quality has very little to do with fandom popularity. There are plenty of objectively terrible TV shows, books, and movies that have inspired a ton of fanfiction, and their creators appear at Comic Con every year to rapturous applause from crowds of loyal followers. Let’s face it: Teen Wolf is unlikely to win an Emmy, but you can’t move a metaphorical inch on Tumblr without tripping over a Sterek-related meltdown or a shirtless GIF of Tyler Hoechlin.
To understand why some fandoms fail (like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), we need to know why others succeed. Ultimately, it’s up to the fans, but there is a certain formula for things that turn passive consumers into active culture participants. The appeal usually boils down to at least one of these things… [READ MORE]
vulcanite said: For a minute I was like: O___O WHAT IS THAT, IS IT A PIERCING? WHERE DID YOU GET PIERCED, OMG WHAT DO YOU HAAAAAVVEEE but then I went the next page of my dash and was like ooooooooh right, pokemon.
i’m flooding everyone’s dash w/ useless pokemon updates ahah
lmfao a klink as a piercing oh no i wonder what that would even be though, no wonder you were weirded out
oh oh ps. my friend/employee who started acad this year? yea she dyed her hair red, and now she’s gonna dye it purple
i was like
acad is converting you man
bwahaha, I wasn’t weirded out I was like omggggg idk excited or something? A NEW THING YOU HAVE DONE! OHO! etc.
acad is the most influential about not giving a shit about what you look like/wear it’s kind of the best/worst. I hope her purple goes well it’s a lot of upkeep— wait I never asked what she’s going to acad for…WHAT’S SHE GOIN’ TO ACAD FOR?