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reality catches up with fandom. or possibly with Japan.

February 18th, 2010 (10:51 pm)
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So, the Consumerist had an article about the Manllow, a fan-crafted Etsy item available in Edward and Jacob versions. (The scariest part: IT HAS HANDS.)

Y'know the first thing I thought of? Other than Japanese 2D love, I mean. Substitute Logan, as seen in Nancy Lorenz's Wolverine/Rogue fanstrip Cheeto Run.

Fandom, you don't know how ahead of your time you are sometimes. Then again, I remember fanfic in which Rogue was sighing over WUTHERING HEIGHTS because Heathcliff reminded her of Logan, and now there's actually an edition of WUTHERING HEIGHTS with a blurb on the cover noting that it's Bella and Edward's favorite book.

...do love-crazed teens really need *advertising* to find WUTHERING HEIGHTS?


Posted by: vito excalibur (vito_excalibur)
Posted at: February 19th, 2010 06:53 am (UTC)

Uh, yes. Because once you get past the hype, you realize that Wuthering Heights is so not a love story.

Posted by: Barbies May Bite Me (obsession_inc)
Posted at: February 19th, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC)

It is if you get there through Twilight, I expect.

Posted by: HJ (hjcallipygian)
Posted at: February 19th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)

Sometimes I wonder how different the world would be if you took different fandoms and reversed the order in which they came out. I mean, what if HP came out before X-Files? (I know you view X-Files as the start of 'shipping taking over fandom. Wait. That is you, right? I'm not confusing you with someone else, am I?) What if Buffy came out after Twilight?

And then, what if the author wrote the stories with someone else getting together? What if Bella chose Jacob? What if Buffy chose Xander? What if Harry got with Hermione?

Posted by: beamjockey (beamjockey)
Posted at: February 19th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
Bill Heterodyne animated

I wouldn't know. I've never wuthered.

Posted by: Drooling Fan Girl (droolfangrrl)
Posted at: February 19th, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC)

And this is why I still read comments even though most of the time it's a really bad idea.

"It will get you pregnant with a part-pillow, part-vampire, part-human baby, which will break your spine with its strength, and then it will give you a c-section with its teeth. And then a werewolf will fall in love with your part-pillow, part-vampire, part-human baby."

Posted by: Barbies May Bite Me (obsession_inc)
Posted at: February 19th, 2010 09:24 pm (UTC)

::pounces on the Cheeto Run links:: Aaaahahaha, I'd forgotten all about these. Nice.

I am willing to bet that, had Etsy been around ten years ago, you would have seen these silly pillows for all sorts of fandoms; hell, I'm also willing to bet that similar things have existed before, made for gifts at Scullyfic Spring Training or the like. Etsy seems to have developed the market in fan-crafts like mad. I'm kind of proud and kind of terrified, like right now. Yikes.

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