Posts tagged fandom.
- Other Fandoms: Chill, it's just a comeback..
- Exotics: ...... DO YOU EVEN UNDERSTAND HOW MANY TIMES I HAVE LISTENED TO MAMA
- kris: baby say my name
- me: omfg which one
- fandom: *whispers* ben ben
Anonymous asked: Amy, Hyper Beat released a pb too ;AA;
Haha, I like how you give me updates on these things. You’re like an anon tipster on a mission to spread the Sehun gospel.
(I’ve gotten enough photobooks in my fandom life to know that they’re absolutely useless, no matter how gorgeous the photos. This was one time too many. Neverrrrr again.)
Why you should not edit fan taken photos
Hello, this is Chan10. In recent days, so many more people are beginning to visit my blog, I must now stress my “do not edit photos without my permission” policy even more. I’ve tried to defend my reasoning once before, but so many people ignored my warning so I gave up. You may edit photos, but please do not share them.
Foreign fans, I know you can understand Korean or at least a part of my notice, I even wrote “forbidden” in English too. But you ignored my warning. You thought, “Chan10 can’t monitor when I edit photos, so Chan10 can’t do anything to me!” Yes, that is correct. But what I can do is stop uploading photos. Do you understand? You also think, “What the fuck is this woman thinking? She is showing off too much.” But you should also show some respect to the Korean fans who take photos of Exo. Although they don’t have a lot of time and money, they still put a lot of effort into sharing their photos with foreign fans because you cannot meet Exo as easily. By doing this, Korean fans acknowledge and show respect to you, but you aren’t returning it.
Yes, I know. Regardless of what I say, it will happen again and again.
This shit bugs the living hell out of me. I hate it when fangirls go on emotionally-tinged rants about an idol’s safety amidst chaos at the airport, most of it being completely self-serving bullshit, and a lot of which is written about in a way that’s condescending and patronizing towards Asian fans.
Stop saying you’re so sad for your oppa. You indirectly feed into this chaos when you relentlessly reblog, gif, and make unnecessary fanart. Yeah a lot of Asian fans capture moments out of personal interest, but fandom has evolved. Fandom is no longer about personal fulfillment, it’s also a commodity. There’s a demand for it, so naturally fangirls also know to supply.
Korean companies should stop releasing flight information, which is the first step. But why are they doing it in the first place? To placate a demand for it. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy: K-ent companies feed a demand, the demand gets consumed, when consumed the demand gets regurgitated. Demand creates more demand, and companies are out to make a buck.
When all the people on Tumblr reblog gifs of fancam moments, they’re just feeding into a cycle of demand for things that are not easy to get. I doubt that fangirls go to events specifically hoping that they capture the next moment for Tumblr fangirls to gif, but the people who watch these fancams, share them, gif them, pass them on and celebrate them as moments of fandom fulfillment are feeding into a disgusting cycle that creates situations where Kris gets stalked at airports.
Stop saying you’re so sad and stop whining about your oppa’s lack of safety. Nothing happens in a vacuum. He’s not getting bombarded at an airport apropos of nothing.
- me: can i go to the bathroom?
- teacher: what for?
- me: TO OPEN THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS what do you fucking think for