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

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

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

C.A.A. Savastano
“Political fandom is much like entertainment fandom, many people invest money, emotions, and faith in a person they never met and foolishly expect that figure will always make them happy.”
C.A.A. Savastano

“Fandom takes care of my cat when I go on vacation. I sit in the waiting room to take fandom home after wisdom teeth removals. Fandom comes to get me at LAX in the middle of the night when my flight is delayed for eight hours and my luggage has been sent to Australia by mistake. I bring Liquid Plummer to fandom when its toilet explodes. Fandom brings me ginger cookies and sits with me on my stoop when I stupidly lock myself out of my apartment. Fandom, friendom, and familydom all run on a gradient line in my brain.”
Allyson Beatrice, Will the Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby?: And Other True Adventures from a Life Online

“Past the age of four, it suddenly becomes unacceptable and weird to dress up as an elf, or fashion a cape out of an old blanket and pretend to "fly" down the sidewalk. It stops being cute at some point. However, it is acceptable for a fifty-two-year-old man to paint a bull's-eye on his giant gut and jiggle it while naked from the waist up in twenty-degree weather behind the goal post at a Packers game, while wearing a giant wedge of cheese on his head. People in traffic watching him walk into the game may point and laugh, but they're laughing with him. It's acceptable. He's a Great Big Fan Displaying Team Spirit!”
Allyson Beatrice, Will the Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby?: And Other True Adventures from a Life Online

Lynn S. Zubernis
“While male media fans fear being perceived as not sexual enough, female fans fear being categorized as too sexual, or at the very least too emotional.”
Lynn S. Zubernis, Fandom at the Crossroads: Celebration, Shame and Fan/Producer Relationships

Lynn S. Zubernis
“As the public shaming of the Twihard moms for their display of desire illustrates, one of the sources of shame for women is the culture's containment of and discomfort with female sexuality.”
Lynn S. Zubernis, Fandom at the Crossroads: Celebration, Shame and Fan/Producer Relationships

Lynn S. Zubernis
“Fandom itself buys into the stereotype of the overly emotional, crazy fangirl on a regular basis. In fact, fans have internalized such a strong sense of shame that they've projected it onto the objects of their affection, expressing fear that the celebrities are either terrified or disgusted by their own female fans.”
Lynn S. Zubernis, Fandom at the Crossroads: Celebration, Shame and Fan/Producer Relationships

Lynn S. Zubernis
“Cicioni suggests, as we will here, that rather than being a stimulus for social change, participating in fandom, including writing fanfiction, provides a safety valve for the stress women feel in their daily lives and relationships. Fandom is not only, as is often theorized, about subversive and societal change-but also about pleasurable and individual change, with challenges to existing norms and power relations more a byproduct than the source of fans' motivation and satisfaction.”
Lynn S. Zubernis, Fandom at the Crossroads: Celebration, Shame and Fan/Producer Relationships

Lynn S. Zubernis
“At the same time, whenever a group of people comes together, there are issues of social standing, popularity, norms and identity on which they will inevitably not agree. Fandom is no exception.”
Lynn S. Zubernis, Fandom at the Crossroads: Celebration, Shame and Fan/Producer Relationships
tags: fandom

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