NO YOU CAN’T JUST THROW KURT AND BLAINE RUNNING THROUGH THE HALL IN SLOW MOTION DURING NEVER BEEN KISSED ON MY TV AND THINK THAT I WILL BE OKAY.
acoolname: ”Awesome shoot today for my favorite @themotley with the sweet and funny @darrencriss ! Darren send me that rad photo bomb pic!!! Shot by the wonderful and talented @collinhughes Makeup/grooming by @acoolname”
(Source: darrencriss-news, via voicelikehelvetica)
"You will never get a fan to care more about clothes, cars, shoes, or household products than they do about whether Sterek is going to happen on Teen Wolf."
Why Yahoo can buy Tumblr, but it can’t buy Fandom
The unspoken truth behind Yahoo’s much-touted bid to court Tumblr’s younger demographic is that for all intents and purposes, Tumblr culture is fandom culture. There are still plenty of other spaces where fandom exists, but we have never had such a megalithic and central social platform so visibly united under one umbrella. …
Even as Yahoo insists nothing will change, business analysts and media experts are speculating that the company intends to plumb Tumblr for its advertising potential. But if that’s the case, Yahoo should know that when you market to fandom, you have to adopt a whole new way of thinking about marketing, brand advertising, and consumer loyalty. [READ MORE]
(please read this article omg i have never wanted to *drop mic* until this day)
Aja’s post should be required reading for anyone doing brand management anywhere outside of Facebook. That said…
… this article is about some of the more evolutionarily mature fandoms and not the less organized ones. There are still plenty of ways that this can (and probably will) go wrong for those fan communities and for that bad behavior to infect other fandoms.
But there are also ways that this can (and hopefully will) go very very right.
(Source: bookshop, via mshoneysucklepink)
"We are the generation of nostalgia. We grew up in the age of transition. From hand-written letters to electronic mails. From film to digital. We were fascinated by new things, neglecting the way we spend our afternoons. Cupcakes and tea. Play-Doh and Polly Pockets. Young and naive. Technology completely changed the way we waited and we grew up too fast. The simple things in life seems more meaningful now. We grew up in the age of transition and have become the generation of nostalgia."
I will finish these last few pages of reading (all I have left this semester [until I start memorizing my econometrics book and rereading all the Economics of the Law stuff]!) So I can watch the two movies I have queued up for my Crim paper and then I can reload chrome so it works properly (and outline my paper).