Come Out Come Out Wherever You Are!
Dude, I’ve never done one of these before but memes can be good, yo!
No really they can, I’ve taken part in several and met some really cool people.
Every fandom has its friending memes. This isn’t one of them, or it is but it’s more a ‘come out of the closet’ meme, which means it may send people running in the opposite direction *g*
I don’t want to put anyone on the spot or single anyone out because that would be unfair but I’ve noticed and also received a few comments recently which caused me to wonder just how many people are out there and for whatever reason aren’t jumping into the fandom pool and splashing about.
We all have our lurkers (yes, that means you) or people who visit journals but again, for whatever reason hesitate when it comes to getting wet.
We’ve all been there, we’ve all taken the plunge into new fandoms and we were all new to fandom itself once.
It can be scary, yes?
Remember the first time you discovered there was a whole different world out there? Lots of different universes each overflowing with all your favourite characters, all bursting at the seams with previously untold stories and character pairings you thought you’d never see. Remember beautiful artwork, and people, lots of people, all sharing, creating, and becoming friends because they all loved the same things as you.
Remember the first time you realised that sometimes those universes bleed in to one another? Remember the day Buffy Summer met Dean Winchester?
Or Angel met Wolverine? Spike met Lex Luthor (or was that just me?), and if I’m not mistaken isn’t Dean Forester (Gilmore Girls) soon to meet Alec (X5-494) (Dark Angel)
Remember wanting to be a part of that?
Wanna be a part of that? Do you want to take the plunge into fandom or a new fandom but are afraid of getting wet?
Well I have a water shooter and I’m not afraid to use it, so consider yourself well and truly soaked, now get your asses out of that closet in to the porn-pool.
Hi, I’m new to fandom and would like to meet friends from: [fandom/fandoms] I’m not new to fandom but new to [insert Fandom of choice] and would like to meet new friends from the same. Other Fandoms/shows I enjoy: [insert fandom/fandoms] Likes: [Characters, ships, genres, tell us what pushes your buttons etc] Dislikes: [characters, ships, genres, tell us what makes you hit the back button etc] Your LJ [posting habits, fandom related, RL related, bit of both, fiction updates, recs etc] Not many people know this but: [Something random about yourself] Linketty [link to your fic, website, your favourite fandom places to visit etc] To slash or not to slash [love it, hate it. OMg! Slash me up baby] Brosexual?: [huh, what? Only if they're hot. OMg! naked and now, please. OMg! get away from me you incestuous heathen] To squeeeee! or not to squeeeee! that is the question [love it, hate it. OMg! yes bring on the squeeeee!
So if you ever wanted to delurk or make splash in a new fandom or just make friends in another fandom but for whatever reason haven’t, the closet door is open all you have to do is take that first step over the threshold. Think of it as the wardrobe the closet that leads to Narnia.
There’s a whole new world just waiting for you to explore :)
Or if you think you have people flitting around the edges of your LJ, encourage them out and send them over. Go on, make ‘em get all wet (tight T-shirts optional).
Or you know drop in and say hello to someone new to your fandom or add your name and give them a chance to say hello to you.