Here we go, passing the time until the crown prince comes home. Those of you who read me on Twitter may have been confused by my tweets this morning, from hospital, illustrated with Shanks.
Rather badly photographed – you can’t really read the Armitage Shanks logo. I only thought it was mention-worthy because I was surprised to see the logo on tapware. (Usually it appears on toilets and sinks.) Anyway, the reason I was in hospital, was that I was accompanying my son to a routine procedure that required general anaesthetics. I left him there at 1.30 pm, went home and tidied up his old room (my now craft room) for two hours.
Yep, that tells you what state it was in… Anyway, I have just heard from the hospital that he is awake and resting in his room right now, before he will be picked up by a friend of his later on. – I have to admit I couldn’t really concentrate on much all afternoon, but now that I know he’s fine, I am ready to tackle today’s post. Fan A to Z – let’s take it to T:
T – What was the first thing you ever contributed to a fandom
The Armitage Army is my second fandom. My first one was… Keanu Reeves.
Yeah, I know… sigh… But hey, I really have improved, don’t you think? But even though that was the first place where I encountered fan fiction, I never contributed anything to that fandom. I actually wasn’t active for that long. With Richard Armitage’s fandom, it was a different story. I actually blame the ladies on tumblr who drew me in, back in 2012. There were a lot of active fans over there who provided content on a regular basis. Stuff like this edit from gadomingo for instance or the quotes by recycledvinyl. Incidentally, it was not the *ooof* series of photo analyses that were my first contribution to the fandom. Instead I came up with what I called “stream coincidences” – basically the kind of coincidental placement of two posts close to each other – on a timeline or “the dash” as the personal feed of subscribed content is called on Tumblr, or in the archive view of a page. I took screenshots of it and posted it with comments. It wasn’t really that exciting tbh. Here are a couple:
So, there you have it… getting lost in the pithy details of early fandom…
Over the years I also dabbled in fan fiction (by way of a group effort on tumblr – which now appears to have been deleted *no loss*), fan books and edits. I think my best stuff was probably the whole *ooof* series of photo analyses. Until Mr Guylty came up with the Portable Shrine… But that’s a different story…
Anyway – that’s today’s blast from the past 😉 ‘Nuff said. I’m cooking curry now.