emilianadarling:

Fandom Public Service Announcement: 
In addition to running Archive of Our Own and the Transformative Works and Cultures academic journal, the Organization for Transformative Works also runs Fanlore, a fandom-oriented wiki dedicated to hosting information aboutfan activities, fannish vocabulary, and the histories of fan communities.
On July 5 2014, Fanlore passed its most recent goal of reaching 30,000 articles — which is awesome! But as with any wiki that relies on user interest for the creation and maintenance of pages, there are still some pretty noticeable gaps. Some of the most prominent authors and pairings in popular fandoms have almost nothing on their pages — or, in many cases, have no pages at all. (As of September 21 2014 the Steve/Bucky page barely has anything on it, and Thorin Oakenshield — one of the main characters in The Hobbit books and movies — doesn’t even have a character page.)

The Fanlore Challenge:
To help fill these gaps, I propose a simple three-step solution.
Create an account with Fanlore. 
Think of 5 things that you consider important to YOUR fandom experience and that you think other people should know about. (Your favourite pairings, characters, fanfic authors, fanartists, remarkable fanworks — whatever makes you think “this person/thing deserves to be recognized.”)
Go contribute to the Fanlore pages for those 5 things.

That’s all it takes! Saying “X Author is a significant author in Y fandom” with a link to their AO3 page or adding the links to a few Notable Works for a particular pairing is more than enough to qualify. Know of an awesome rec list for that pairing? Add a link. Remember a meme that sprung up about a certain character? Throw that in too. It doesn’t have to be much.
And if you have the time and energy to really flesh out those 5 pages? Even better. 
Providing a balanced and well-rounded fandom wiki is pretty much impossible for one person to do. But if everyone who sees this post makes just 5 constructive edits, we can all work towards making Fanlore into an even better resource and repository for all of us to use. 

Happy editing!

emilianadarling:

Fandom Public Service Announcement: 

In addition to running Archive of Our Own and the Transformative Works and Cultures academic journal, the Organization for Transformative Works also runs Fanlore, a fandom-oriented wiki dedicated to hosting information aboutfan activities, fannish vocabulary, and the histories of fan communities.

On July 5 2014, Fanlore passed its most recent goal of reaching 30,000 articles — which is awesome! But as with any wiki that relies on user interest for the creation and maintenance of pages, there are still some pretty noticeable gaps. Some of the most prominent authors and pairings in popular fandoms have almost nothing on their pages — or, in many cases, have no pages at all. (As of September 21 2014 the Steve/Bucky page barely has anything on it, and Thorin Oakenshield — one of the main characters in The Hobbit books and movies — doesn’t even have a character page.)

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The Fanlore Challenge:

To help fill these gaps, I propose a simple three-step solution.

  1. Create an account with Fanlore

  2. Think of 5 things that you consider important to YOUR fandom experience and that you think other people should know about. (Your favourite pairings, characters, fanfic authors, fanartists, remarkable fanworks — whatever makes you think “this person/thing deserves to be recognized.”)

  3. Go contribute to the Fanlore pages for those 5 things.

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That’s all it takes! Saying “X Author is a significant author in Y fandom” with a link to their AO3 page or adding the links to a few Notable Works for a particular pairing is more than enough to qualify. Know of an awesome rec list for that pairing? Add a link. Remember a meme that sprung up about a certain character? Throw that in too. It doesn’t have to be much.

And if you have the time and energy to really flesh out those 5 pages? Even better. 

Providing a balanced and well-rounded fandom wiki is pretty much impossible for one person to do. But if everyone who sees this post makes just 5 constructive edits, we can all work towards making Fanlore into an even better resource and repository for all of us to use. 

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Happy editing!

(via shinysherlock)

Tags: fanlore

thetwogaydetectives:

Sometimes I sit down and really think about the show, and remember how truly groundbreaking it is.
We are watching a sexually repressed man bloom. We are watching him find love, and know heartbreak. We are watching his shell break to show us a raw vulnerability that he…

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

(Source: arrogantbullyingtoerag, via maraudinq)

Tags: hp

wsswatson:

kindergartencop:

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the only song on my 80s au johnlock playlist

PERFECT

BUT ALSO

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WHAT ABOUT

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Tags: johnlock

(Source: sasheenka, via chuuface)

Tags: gorgeous

(Source: posthawk, via wankmonkeys)

merlin +i believe in you. i always have.

(via deanpendragon)

Tags: merthur

sagansense:

astrodidact:

Mapping Voyager 1’s Incredible 36-Year Trek Through Space

http://mashable.com/2014/03/17/voyager-1-timeline/

And still they move….

Tags: yay science

castiel-knight-of-hell:

jenny-1981:

heyderryday:

castiel-knight-of-hell:

Ever want to reread a fanfic but you can’t remember the title? Here’s a Google trick that will change your life
Let’s say you’re looking for a Destiel fic that involved a trip to Costco and you read it on AO3. First thing you type in the Google search bar is
site:http://archiveofourown.org/ 
the site: tells Google that you only want it to search the AO3 website
Next, enter your search terms
costco dean cas
when you hit search Google will give you a list of all the pages on AO3 that contain the words you entered. All you have to do is click through the results until you find the fic you’re thinking of
It’s that easy. Now go find that fanfic you’ve been pining for

BLESS THIS POST. I just found the Johnlock fanfic I’ve been searching for months. Thank you!!!

I have been searching for a Sterek fic FOREVER and I just found it!!

it warms my heart to hear this!
I’ve also used this trick to find new fanfics to read. Now that AO3 is having trouble with their tags and search function you might want to use this when looking for something new to read

castiel-knight-of-hell:

jenny-1981:

heyderryday:

castiel-knight-of-hell:

Ever want to reread a fanfic but you can’t remember the title? Here’s a Google trick that will change your life

Let’s say you’re looking for a Destiel fic that involved a trip to Costco and you read it on AO3. First thing you type in the Google search bar is

site:http://archiveofourown.org/ 

the site: tells Google that you only want it to search the AO3 website

Next, enter your search terms

costco dean cas

when you hit search Google will give you a list of all the pages on AO3 that contain the words you entered. All you have to do is click through the results until you find the fic you’re thinking of

It’s that easy. Now go find that fanfic you’ve been pining for

BLESS THIS POST. I just found the Johnlock fanfic I’ve been searching for months. Thank you!!!

I have been searching for a Sterek fic FOREVER and I just found it!!

it warms my heart to hear this!

I’ve also used this trick to find new fanfics to read. Now that AO3 is having trouble with their tags and search function you might want to use this when looking for something new to read

(via prettyarbitrary)

giddytf2:

Would you look at that, a gay actor playing a gay character who’s the lead of the show that’s a BBC gay spy drama.

(via consultingaytective)

(Source: mockingday, via claudiaboleyn)

silentauroriamthereal:

benedictcumberbatchsgirlfriend:

zwischendenstuehlen:

So I was looking at these setlock pictures from may and I was terribly distracted by this little detail.

Mark standing behind them both looking so proud and thinking “my gay baby sons”

I love how Mark’s hand is on Martin’s, as though confirming and approving his choice to have put it there, on Ben’s shoulder. :)

silentauroriamthereal:

benedictcumberbatchsgirlfriend:

zwischendenstuehlen:

So I was looking at these setlock pictures from may and I was terribly distracted by this little detail.

Mark standing behind them both looking so proud and thinking “my gay baby sons”

I love how Mark’s hand is on Martin’s, as though confirming and approving his choice to have put it there, on Ben’s shoulder. :)

(via sherlock-addict)

ewebie:


We would never do that to John Watson.

James… what are you remembering? What did you already do to John?

ewebie:

We would never do that to John Watson.

James… what are you remembering? What did you already do to John?

(Source: reichebach, via watsonsdick)

isaicv:

ivyarchive:

Arsenal stars change the game #RainbowLaces (x)

fantastic campaign

(via tpaxtonbooks)

benedict-cumberbatch-gifs:

How did you channel your inner gay?

[x]

His answer is cut out for editing reasons, but check out his full answer in the linked video. 

(via tom-and-ben)