@spiralofsam
Sam Staples
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2021-06-10 20:13:54
    hawt-me33

    Coming into a fandom late

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    baxtersaurus

    Coming into a fandom early and watching it become an angry clusterfuck

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    valerieparker

    Being in a dormant fandom that suddenly comes alive again after a new book/movie

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    221books

    Don’t forget about those who come in the midst of a fandom war. 

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    dj-killer

    Accuracy at its best

    street-of-mercy

    Being in a fandom and not even knowing there’s a war going on…

    my-reylo

    all of this shit…lol

    nerdsagainstfandomracism

    When You’re Not In The Fandom But You’re Nosy AF

    not-so-secret-nerd

    When you get into a fandom only to discover it’s dead

    jupiter235

    This gets better every time I see it. 

    inverted-mind-inc

    Being in a dead fandom…

    illogicalvoid

    Or being in such a tiny fandom that it feels like youre the only one

    eriplier

    The accuracy hurts.

    fanfic-yes-please

    Being in a fandom that had a shit ending.

    it-is-bugs

    When you’ve been fangirling long enough, you’ve experienced all of the above.

    abh95

    Being in a fandom meant for kids.

    teaganvamp

    This just gets better..

    thatcrazysonicchick

    When you realize that joining the fandom has ruined you

    knightofbloodcancer

    Fandom hell in general

    marvelanimelover

    This^^^ just… ALL OF THIS.

    tgif-441

    Being in so many fandoms that you don’t even know what’s going on

    skuldvggerypleasant

    THIS IS THE SKULDUGGERY FUCKING PLEASANT FANDOM IN ONE POST!!

    crochanblackbeak

    Trying to recruit people to your fandom

    kateriverameliawolfe

    Annnnnnndddd it’s back

    ishipwhatiship247

    Being in a fandom which has so many antis

    ravenhilarious

    I’ve probably reblogged this before, but that was before these great additions.

    swanqueen-in-gotham

    Being in a fandom that actually works together

    aliciaclockgriffin

    Why is this so true? All of it.

    pillowprincesslexa

    being in a fanbase but all your mutuals suddenly turn into Kpop blogs

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    hangingfire

    I always enjoy it when a good post comes around again and has been improved by the reblogs like the years for a fine wine.

    feyreacher0n

    Being in a fandom when shit goes down and everyone has different opinions

    marianagmt

    When you are in a fandom and don’t care for others people opinion…..even if they are right…(believe me, I have met several of those)

    spacewalkerkru

    Being in a fandom you never meant to join

    tirnelstargazer

    I love this. and it’s gotten better

    cartoonjessie

    After abandoning a fandom you’re still a little bit emotionally invested in….

    theblondeblizzardandbooks

    All of these are me. Lol

    thescalex

    Being in a fandom on Tumblr

    julietsemophase

    And it reached its epic conclusion

    i am feeling very emotional ..this is unusual for me

    this book is finally out of my mind and onto pages out now around the world. the idea that it will genuinely help people - make them laugh and feel closer to me, makes me feel like all the struggles i have been through have been worth something.

    please, save yourself any time you would lose by not feeling as happy and peaceful as you deserve to. you aren’t broken or built that way, we all have the power to change how we feel and just have to understand how.

    i am only here because of your support and the kindness and patience you have given me. thank you.

    thisnightbook.com

    i-was-today-years-old-when

    i found out that Robin Williams was paid $75,000 for voicing the Genie in Aladdin, which went on to gross over $504 million worldwide.

    Disney later sent him a late Picasso painting (estimated at the time to be worth $1 million) as a way of thanking him for his work.

    crymonger

    Yeah and he was so furious about the way that disney treated him that he refused to accept the painting. Disney completely fucked him over because disney doesn’t care about anything other than making money.

    Before he was scouted for aladdin he was working on a passion project (ferngully) when disney caught wind of the fact that a smaller animation studio had got comedian smash hit robbin williams. They tried at first to get him to only work on aladdin but robin refused to stop working on ferngully. Disney didn’t like that so they actively sabotaged the production of ferngully by doing things like renting out locations which the ferngully team had already paid to use, but nobody can turn down disney money.

    There’s a good reason why robin refused to voice the genie in aladdin 2 or any of the videogames he appeared in. Fuck disney

    isopod-good-forme

    Dude, we got Aladin out of it. That’s worth destroying some random project that probably wasn’t going to be any good in the first place.

    kaleighbytheway

    EXCUSE YOU?! Ferngully is a fucking MASTERPIECE.

    isopod-good-forme

    There is no way on earth some b list indie movie is better than aladdin, a contender for best animated movie ever.

    choppers-pink-hat

    Indie movie? Not only is it a good film, it was produced by 20th Century Fox, one of the biggest film studios on the planet at the time. Why do people assume that any animated film not made by Disney must automatically be inferior? There are plenty of creative voices out there that just don’t fit in with the Mouse Monolith.

    Anyway, there’s a reason why Robin Williams was only paid $75k to play the Genie: he actually refused a multi-million dollar offer and took a pay cut in exchange for Disney’s promise that they wouldn’t use his name or the Genie character to promote the film. Williams hated the idea of his name and voice being used to sell merchandise to kids, thinking that it was predatory and that it cheapened animation as an art form. So he asked Disney to promise not to put his name in any ads, and only give the Genie a small spot on the film poster. How’d that work out?

    YEAH, NOT GREAT.

    This is the original theatrical poster. It’s pretty much the complete opposite of what Williams was promised by Disney. The ad campaign hyped the hell out of Williams being in the movie: if you look at the old TV ads, Aladdin himself is barely in them, it’s pretty much a Genie sizzle reel. And of course, they made an Mt. Everest’s worth of Genie merchandise and marketed it directly to kids. Williams was livid, and refused to work on any Disney project for years (which was right around the time that he became the hottest comedian in Hollywood. Disney played themselves.) That’s why Genie is voiced by another actor in the sequel and the subsequent Aladdin TV series.

    Four years later, Williams patched things up with Disney (after one of their top execs publicly apologized to him) and he agreed to play the Genie in the direct-to-video film Aladdin and the King of Thieves. This time, he didn’t even bother trying to appeal to Disney’s good faith: he took a million dollar payday, at that point the biggest payment an actor had ever received for a direct-to-video film. And he agreed to let them use his name in advertising, which Disney was not shy about: the words “starring Robin Williams” are PART OF THE FILM’S LOGO.

    positivelydetectivecomics

    I had to reblog this addition, because brand loyalty amazes me. ‘Disney’s name is on it, so it HAS to be superior.’ Smh

    rootbeergoddess

    Yeah I’m reblogging this version too because damn. Fuck you Disney

    liz011

    Also even if somehow Aladdin really was the absolute best movie ever created, that doesn’t excuse Disney acting like dicks to get it made?  This dude’s position is honest to God just “I don’t care they treated him like crap, I like the movie.”  Wow.

    bogleech

    Why does the entire rest of the internet think tumblr is “dying” or “dead” when I have seen absolutely no drop in activity level on here ever

    transgirl-link

    Would you rather twitter and reddit people move back here? I think it’s good people think we’re dead

    gabe495

    ( despite the massive drop in activity since *the incident*, my timeline has been way more sane since then too )

    black-matrix

    don’t tell anyone we’re still here. we like that everyone thinks we’re dead.

    brightlotusmoon

    “I can’t believe Tumblr is dead.”

    *in the distance* “Yes, keep telling people we’re dead!”

    “Sometimes I can still hear their voice.”

    *in the distance* “No you can’t, we’re dead!”