Monday, 30 December 2013

2013

On the 31st of December last year I was at a friends house playing Xbox without any expectations for the year to come. Highschool was a not so distant prospect I didn't want to think about and exams did not even dare to be considered. Fangirl was a term I was unfamiliar with and shipping was transporting something from one place to another.

If you'd asked me who Arctic Monkeys were I would have looked at you funny. Miles Kane was just a name and The Last Shadow Puppets would have sounded like the name of a childrens book.

John Green was a just another auther I thought I would never read and The Perks of being a Wallflower was a book I'd heard of but never thought I'd read.

Sherlock was just a book, Star Trek was for nerds and Matt Smith was still the 11th Doctor.

Mandela was still alive, as well as Lou Reed, Paul Walker and Cory Monteith. The Boston Bombings were about to shock a nation and Malala Yousafzai was still recovering from being shot.

The galaxy S4 was yet to be released, the DSTV explora was unheard of and Proton Beam cancer treatment was still being perfected.

Tumblr was a website for people with no life and was about to crash with Yahoo and Danisnotonfire was some person who obviously had no idea what a space bar was.ju

I only downloaded the Arctic Monkeys song "2013" in November but it really does sum up this year.
Here's to 2013 and may 2014 be as good a year as this one has been.

Live long and prosper internet :)


izzy

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas internet! I hope you are all having a wonderful time and got to see "father christmas" travelling around the world on google maps :D I logged on when he was in Jizan, Saudi Arabia of all places ;D

Here is the fandom crossover christmas card I made :)
 
 
Sherlock and Spock agree that the hats are impractical and illogical and Castiel does not understand their significance :)

izzy

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Star Trek and what on earth is a fandom?: Part 1

I have recently been able to start recording and watching Star Trek and being the nerd/fangirl I am, I am now a trekkie (much to the amusement of my mother and bemusement of my father). This made me realize that when I talk about fandoms people generally have NO idea what I'm talking about so this is Part 1 of "What On Earth is a Fandom?".

Defintions

  • Fandom - A virtual kingdom for the fans of a certain book/TV show/movie/band etc. (eg. The Sherlock fandom). All fandoms have different names for their fans, for example Star Trek fans are Trekkies, Harry potter fans are Potterheads etc.
  • Fangirl/Fanboy - A term for a person who is extremely invested in a certain book/TV show/movie/band. They generally have a blog dedicated to whatever fandom they belong to or spend a lot of time reading other fangirls/fanboys blogs.
  • Feels - Extreme uncontrolable emotions felt while reading a perticular part of a book/TV show/movie/band or seeing a fandom post referring to said part or just thinking a lot about the book/TV show/movie/band (a vulcan's worst nightmare ;) ).
  • ASDJJHJFYFJKHJHHJGYTTYFFHGFRDHD - Usually expressed when one is so overcome by feels it renders one incapable of normal speech/typing.
  • I can't even - Also expressed when one is so overcome by feels it is impossible to even.
  • Fanfiction - Stories written by fans about a certain book/TV show/movie/band or their favourite ship.
  • *dying whale noises* - Another outcome of feels. A bit like moaning in pain but more guttural.
  • Fandom Reference - A reference to a speech a character made, song lyrics, quotes etc. slipped into everyday speech/posts.
  • Tumblr - A website that is home to many fandom blogs and is a bit like fandom rehab.
I thought this next bit required a section to itself in this post because it is a HUGE part of the fandom life.
  • Shipping - Basically (relation)shipping to people one thinks might look good together. It causes a lot of feels and copious amounts of fanfiction to be written.
The different type of ships
  • OTP - One True Pairing. In colloquial terms it means ones favourite ship and people generally have fictional and nonfictional OTP's
  • NoTP - A ship a person dislikes greatly.
  • Crack Ship - A ship of two people that would be hilarious together.
  • Canon Ship - A ship that exists (eg. Ron + Hermione = Romione)
  • Headcanon ship - A ship that does not exist ( eg. Draco + Hermione = Dramione)
This is just a brief description of what shipping is, it goes a lot deeper than that but I will explain more in future posts.
 
Some common fandoms and their fan names
  • Dr. Who - Whovians
  • Sherlock - Sherlockians
  • Supernatural - Currently no name
  • Star Trek - Trekkie
  • The Hunger Games - Tribute
  • Harry Potter - Potterhead
  • Mortal Instruments - Shadow Hunter
  • The Host - Hosts
  • Lord of the Rings - Rings
Some examples of fandom posts
 
 
It made me really happy when I googled "random fandom posts" and the majority of them were Sherlock, Dr. Who, Harry Potter and Star Trek related :).
 
So I hope now you understand a little bit more about fandom terminology :). To those of you that read my blog and are fangirls and know what I'm talking about PLEASE EMAIL ME at izznknit@gmail.com with any changes you think I should make etc. because I think of stuff to type and then forget it so it would be great to have some feedback.
 
NEWS
 
It is now the holidays and almost Christmas time so the time for crafts is upon us. In honour of my new Star Trek addiction I made a felt Spock and Kirk and am in the process of making a Scotty, Chekov, Sulu and Uhura :D
 
On new years eve I am probably going to do a post where I reminisce about 2013 so come here if you want to revel in nostalgia (see that is an arctic monkeys fandom reference :D).
 
Live long and prosper internet :)
 
izzy
 

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Hello again

Well the torturous process one reffers to as exams are over, although I cannot say mine were as terrible as some of the older grades (*cough* 6 hours art prac for the grade 11's *cough*) ;) . The only thing the end of exams has signified is that I can now vegetate without feeling guilty about it although he odds seem to be ever in my favour as the end of exams coincided with the premier of catching fire which I had a fangirl moment about earlier.

I will not be doing a Christmas countdown this year as I will not be in an area with feasable internet (GASP) for the first few days of December but I will obviously be posting more consistently.

Izzy