“And here is the most important thing I’ve learned from 10 years in this world: fandom is about people. It is not about a tv show or a ship, it’s not about a character or a creator or about that one fanfic that changed the way you regard fanfic as a whole. Fandom is about finding people who love what you love. It’s about finding someone in Israel who has the same reaction to Milo Ventimiglia’s bottom lip, or someone in Singapore who will share in your Downton Abbey geekery, or someone in Michigan who knows what you mean when you can’t express your emotions beyond “!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.” And who will then ask you about your day, or send you a link they know will make you laugh, or recommend something else (a tv show, band, podcast, book, youtube video) they know you’re going to love. Because they know you.”—Elizabeth (via nomoreapologys)
scruplesthecat said: That sounds like my ideal blind date. What do you know about it so far? And what was Hotel d’Comedy and why was it so weird? Anyhoo, it seems exciting!
I don’t know a lot really, there’s three comedians competing to be one who wins the date as far as I know. Hotel D’Comedy was four comedians in a hotel and the compere took us around/between each room and they did a set to about 20 people in their room! When I went the comedians were Lloyd Langford, John Robins, Joel Dommett and David Morgan.
Hi Lora! As I have proclaimed you as the Podcast Queen, I was wondering whether you could recommend some podcasts that I could listen to? I already listen to TOFOP/FOFOP, Wilosophy, Can You Take This Photo Please, Little Dum Dum Club, and Uhh Yeah Dude; do you have any recommendations that you think I would like? I was too busy with uni to properly investigate new ones, but now it's over it's a perfect time to build up my collection and so I thought you'd be the best person to ask! :D Thanks! xx
I am 100% behind being proclaimed the Podcast Queen, it sounds like a title I could live up to haha! I reckon you’ve got the Aussie ones pretty much covered there so…
Comedian’s Comedian is top notch and along the vibe of CYTTPP and Wilosophy. For something similar to TOFOP and Dum Dum there’s Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin’s podcast. Mental Breakdown is one of my current faves and it might be worth diving into Richard Herring’s Leicester Square or Edinburgh Fringe shows too :)
That’s quite a lot of listeningto be getting on with, feel free to give me a shout for more. Also thanks for the reminder that there’s a load of podcast recommendations in my draft folder that need turning into proper blogs! I need to get them written properly!
Something needs to be done about the absence of Whitechapel fandom here on tumblr. Be the change you want to see in the world.
What’s ‘whitechapel’? Whitechapel is a british TV show, now on its fourth series. It’s set - no surprise - in Whitechapel, London (nowadays), and follows the super amazing police department as they solve weird-ass cases. Also Jack the Ripper’s involved somehow.
Why should I watch it? Imagine Hannibal and Sherlock having a lovechild. That is this show. The murders are dark and grizzly, with plotlines including suspected witchcraft, the Bogeyman, and random assortments of letters being left places - along with bits of skin. It’s gory as woah and not for the faint hearted (as the nice person warns you before it starts) but don’t worry - there’s an emotional layer too. And this is where it gets important.
What’s so important about the relationships? There is a very, very small amount of normal office crushes, and they always go wrong quickly. The only real relationship that affects it is one between two grown men. One’s quite a bit older than the other, and we know they’re both heterosexual. They’re just friends who really care about each other. And it’s so refreshing.
Will it emotionally destroy me? If you don’t like being made to love people and then watching their lives fall apart then most likely.
Will it stop me sleeping? Often. Don’t watch them alone or without people to liveblog to.
Okay, I’ll watch it. But I won’t know any of the actors… Us Brits have about 17 actors. The episode I just watched featured Anderson in a beard. Worry not, TV traveller. Worry not.