Fandom Quotes

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Joss Whedon
“There's a time and place for everything, and I believe it’s called 'fan fiction'.”
Joss Whedon

Margaret Atwood
“There's an epigram tacked to my office bulletin board, pinched from a magazine -- "Wanting to meet an author because you like his work is like wanting to meet a duck because you like pâté.”
Margaret Atwood , Negotiating with the Dead

Ashley Poston
“Never give up on your dreams, and never let anyone tell you that what you love is inconsequential or useless or a waste of time. Because if you love it? If that OTP or children's card game or abridged series or YA book or animated series makes you happy?
That is never a waste of time. Because in the end we're all just a bunch of weirdos standing in front of other weirdos, asking for their username.”
Ashley Poston, Geekerella

Rainbow Rowell
“You don’t have any friends, your sister dumped you, you’re a freak eater..and you’ve got some weird thing about Simon Snow."

"I object to every single thing you just said."

Reagan chewed. And frowned. She was wearing dark red lipstick.

"I have lots of friends," Cath said.

"I never see them."

"I just got here. Most of my friends went to other schools. Or they’re online."

"Internet friends don’t count."

"Why not?"

Reagan shrugged disdainfully.

"And I don’t have a weird thing with Simon Snow," Cath said. "I’m just really active in the fandom."

"What the fuck is ‘the fandom’?”
Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

Rainbow Rowell
“I'm just really active in the fandom."
"What the fuck is 'the fandom'?”
Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

Lev Grossman
“I adore the way fan fiction writers engage with and critique source texts, by manipulating them and breaking their rules. Some of it is straight-up homage, but a lot of [fan fiction] is really aggressive towards the source text. One tends to think of it as written by total fanboys and fangirls as a kind of worshipful act, but a lot of times you’ll read these stories and it’ll be like ‘What if Star Trek had an openly gay character on the bridge?’ And of course the point is that they don’t, and they wouldn’t, because they don’t have the balls, or they are beholden to their advertisers, or whatever. There’s a powerful critique, almost punk-like anger, being expressed there—which I find fascinating and interesting and cool.”
Lev Grossman

Cassandra Clare
“Will grinned. “Some of these books are dangerous,” he said. “It’s wise to be careful.”“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”“I’m not sure a book has ever changed me,” said Will. “Well, there is one volume that promises to teach one how to turn oneself into an entire flock of sheep—”“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry,” said Tessa”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Jerry Garcia
“We're like licorice. Not everybody likes licorice, but the people who like licorice really like licorice.”
Jerry Garcia

Rainbow Rowell
“You know," he said, "I keep wanting to say that it's like Simon Snow threw up in here... but it's more like someone else ate Simon Snow—like somebody went to an all-you-care-to-eat Simon Snow buffet—and then threw up in here.”
Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

Rainbow Rowell
“And the thing about nerd culture being mainstream culture now means that there's no place to just be a nerd among other nerds - without being reminded that you're the nerd.”
Rainbow Rowell, Kindred Spirits

Rainbow Rowell
“Everybody drinks," she said calmly. The Only Rational One.
"Your sister doesn't."
When rolled her eyes. "Forgive me, but I'm not going to spend my college years sitting soberly in my dorm room, writing about gay magicians."
"Objection," Cath said, reaching for a burrito.”
Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

Henry Jenkins
“Fandom, after all, is born of a balance between fascination and frustration: if media content didn't fascinate us, there would be no desire to engage with it; but if it didn't frustrate us on some level, there would be no drive to rewrite or remake it.”
Henry Jenkins, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide

Jim Butcher
“When people say the word "convention," they are usually referring to large gatherings of the employees of companies and corporations who attend a mass assembly, usually in a big hotel somewhere, for the purpose of pretending to learn stuff when they are in fact enjoying a free trip somewhere, time off work, and the opportunity to flirt with strangers, drink, and otherwise indulge themselves. The first major difference between a business convention and a fan-dom convention is that fandom doesn’t bother with the pretenses. They’re just there to have a good time. The second difference is the dress code— the ensembles at a fan convention tend to be considerably more novel.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty

“Fandom is less like being in love than like being in love with love.”
Michael Joseph-Gross

“You can't be like pop stars, but you can be part of their story. You can be their fan.”
Simon Cheshire, Plastic Fantastic

Jasper Fforde
“My only companion from the outside world during nineteen years of isolation has been my personal hatred of Thursday Next. It's kind of like the old me suddenly taking over, and I promised myself that this was how I would act if I ever saw you.'
'I have the same thing, but with Tom Stoppard,' I said.
'You'd kill Tom Stoppard?'
'Not at all. I promised myself many years ago that I would throw myself at his feet and scream "I'm not worthy!" if I ever met him, so now if we're ever at the same party or something, I have to be at pains to avoid him. It would be undignified, you see—for him and for me.”
Jasper Fforde, The Woman Who Died A Lot

Lisa Taddeo
“It's more than fandom when a story touches you so hard that you wish the characters were your family”
Lisa Taddeo, Three Women

Dexter Palmer
“Like most modern people, we no longer bothered to make the distinction between events in real life and the dramas of fictional worlds, and so the cliff-hanger that inevitably, reliably ended the hour held just as much or more importance to us as the newspaper that usually went from doorstep to garbage bin unread, and we speculated about the future lives of the characters that populated decayed mansions or desert isles as if they weren't inventions of other human minds.”
Dexter Palmer, The Dream of Perpetual Motion

Alice Oseman
“She definitely wasn't what I thought she was.'

'She wasn't a maniacal fan, you mean?'

'She was a maniacal fan, but I don't think the maniacal fans are what I thought they were. Well, not all of them, anyway.'

'They're just a bit normal, really,' I say.

'Or we're all weird.'

'You can say that again.”
Alice Oseman, I Was Born for This
tags: fandom

“Ketika BTS membagi rasa sakitnya dan ARMY mencurahkan problem serta cerita kesulitannya melalui surat, media sosial, atau Fancafe, lalu BTS membuatkan lagu, rasanya ARMY seperti memiliki seorang teman, kekasih, kakak, atau orang tua yang akan mereka dengarkan.”
Lea Yunkicha, BTS X ARMY In the Love Maze

Fred Van Lente
“Fandom has a nasty tendency to absorb the surface appearances of a thing without ever bothering to internalize its underlying message.

Huh. I guess it is just like a religion”
Fred Van Lente, The Con Artist

Mark Duffett
“The 'knowing field'... denotes a place that is both inside each of us, and something notionally shared by everyone else in the fan base.”
Mark Duffett, Understanding Fandom: An Introduction to the Study of Media Fan Culture

“Fandom is externally generated branding.”
Zoe Fraade-Blanar, Superfandom: How Our Obsessions are Changing What We Buy and Who We Are
tags: fandom

Mark Duffett
“As fandom scholars who are also music lovers, we have focused on the noon heat of passion, not the ways in which fandom can wax and wane. Even the precise reasons why any particular individual's fandom might end have rarely been examined and are poorly understood. Fandom always just seems there. Our relative blindness to its beginnings, endings and history is endemic to the field.”
Mark Duffett, Fan Identities and Practices in Context: Dedicated to Music

Francesca Zappia
“You don't know Max and Emmy in real life?'

'I know them in real life. It's not like they're pretending to be somebody else just because they're online.”
Francesca Zappia, Eliza and Her Monsters

“Part of being a fan means recognizing that Austen belongs equally to all of us even as we feel viscerally that everyone else has got her utterly wrong. Like all fans we are by necessity irrational creatures.”
Ted Scheinman, Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan
tags: fandom

Danika Stone
“No use provoking the die-hard fans if you didn’t have to.”
Danika Stone, Internet Famous

Danika Stone
“When she was doing other things—schoolwork, chores, exercising—Madi had to work to keep herself interested. Writing was the opposite. Finishing a blog always left her more ‘full’ than empty.”
Danika Stone

“I could feel his smile on my lips—the best kind of kiss.

-Alice in Winterland: A Fangirl Novel”
D.K.S.Dhara

“Men, altså – Harry,” vedblev kæmpen og vendte sig bort fra den skræmte Dursley-familie.

Jeg ønsker dig en rigtig go’ fødselsdag. Jeg har en gave til dig.

Måske er jeg kommet til at sidde på den, men den smager sikkert lige så godt for det.”

Han fremdrog en lettere mast æske fra inderlommen af sin sorte overfrakke.

Harry åbnede den med rystende fingre og fandt en stor, klistret chokoladekage, hvorpå der stod med grøn glasur: Tillykke med fødselsdagen Harry.”

(Harry Potter og De Vises sten, J.K. Rowling)”
J.K. Rowling

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