I’ve been a part of fandoms for years now and they’ve been such a great source in making random, amazing friends on the internet. It also making freaking out about TV shows, books and movies ten time more fun. If you’re on Tumblr or any other corners of the internet, you’ve probably encountered typical fannish activities: fan art, fan fiction, general CAPSLOCK behavior, harassing a celebrity’s girlfriend because you’re jealous of them…you know, typical fannish activities. Maybe you’ve even been a little jealous and wanted to join in with the fun. I mean, nobody wants to be left out, right?
If you’ve been dying to join a fandom but you’re not sure how to go about it, check out these 10 (ridiculous) ways to make it happen. Before you know it you’ll be a fandom veteran.
You Have To Make A Tumblr Account With The Perfect Fannish Username.Love Sherlock? Love other fandoms? Just combine them all until you get the most fandomy username that every fandomed. SuperDoctorLockianBritta. See, you clearly love Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sherlock and even a little bit of Community. Simple, right? Source: HollywoodReporter.com
Talk About Your #Feels All The TimeI'm talking non-stop. That latest episode of whatever still giving you feelings? Let it out, girl. Let it out. And use as much CAPSLOCK as possible. Source: Community/NBC
Turn Your Tumblr Tags Into Straight Up EssaysThe tags are where all the feelings go, anyway. For example sure you wire a dissertation length tag essay about Sirius Black #feels. We know you'll never get over his death by tapestry. We won't either. Source: Tumblr.com
Start Wondering Why Your Fandom Life And Real Life Aren't OneIn other words, it's time to start making sure that you only talk about fannish things all the time. What is reality? It's totally overrated when you have a fandom to get jazzed about instead. Duh. Source: Some Girls/BBC
Write Really Steamy Fan FictionLady cauldron. Nuff said. Source: WTFFanfiction.com
Tweet At And About Your Favorite CelebsLet Zayn Malik know that you're going to go on a hunger strike unless he follows you on Twitter. Make sure that all your fellow directioners know that you had a waffle earlier and you're convinced that it was shaped like Niall's face. Source: Pleated-Jeans
Draw Some Fan ArtWhether you use plain ol' pencil and paper or create a photo manipulation, the smuttier the better. Source: Uproxx.com
And Then Tweet That Art To Your Favorite CelebsIf they don't follow you back after that, they don't deserve to have such a dedicated fan, obviously. Feel free to spiral into a hate rage. Source: Lovelyish.com
Take One For The Team And Try To Get As Close To Your Celebrity Fandom IRL As PossibleHey, like this dude who tried to touch Brad Pitt. Take a note out of his book. What do you have to lose? A life behind bars isn't so bad. Source: WENN.com
Just Go Off The Deep End CompletelyYeah. Something like this. Source: Tumblr
Okay, what fandoms are you a part of? How’d you get involved iwth it? What real advice do you have for someone who wants to jump into fandom culture? Tell us in the comments!