*dun-dun-duuuuuuuun*. Guess what’s back?! When you don’t have anything to say at all, just do the long overdue fan challenge… It’s been bobbing around for months at this stage. Does anybody care anymore?
Ehm, don’t answer that. It’s a rhetorical question… So here goes U:
U – Have you added anything stupid/cracky/hilarious to your fandom? If so, what?
Oh man, I have been *waiting* for that question. Because, oh dear, I guess I am responsible for a good few bits of silly crap over the years. Some of it has kind of caught on, most of it
thankfully hasn’t. But the prime addition to this fandom is probably the concept of the pocket shrine. Or maybe it is the addition that has had most longevity? I have been making those pocket shrines since Valentine’s Day 2014. Five years down the road I am now at 183 shrines in total (+4 that are currently languishing on my shelf because there is one I haven’t sent to its recipient yet, and the other 3 I don’t know what to do with yet.)
With the concept of the pocket shrine, I may also have introduced a word – the “RAPS”. I mean, I don’t usually use R-A-P-S as a sequence of letters but I read them as an acronym.
For a while I used to contribute photo analyses to the fandom, the *ooof*s. And at the beginning of my fan journey, over on tumblr, I tried to establish myself with a trademark series of picture posts called “coincidental RA” – basically just funny coincidences you sometimes see on the timeline of your preferred social platform. It never caught on. But I am still amused by those coincidences. In fact, just yesterday I screenshot one on me+richard. I just thought it was funny how the two unrelated pictures side-by-side seemed to mirror each other. Look:
I wish, though, I had been the one to invent certain terms and words. For instance, whoever came up with “APM” and “Armitage Protection Mode”, was a genius. Was that you, Servetus, btw? I also would’ve liked to be responsible for the “napecurl” adage and the frenzy that developed over those cutesy-cute man-curls on the Armitagean neck. (With that word, I am pretty certain that Servetus coined it. Is this one of the earliest mentions?)
So much for contributions to fandom… How about you? Have you coined a term, caused a storm, created a monster? Let me know in the comments!