Another Silk Spectre
I’m almost done with Watchmen @__@
It all started with a 3:00am sketch and… you know xD
I wanted to give the coloring an old comicbook vibe, and I’m really happy with the result, which is strange X)
Accurate representation of what it’s like to get sucked into Watchdom.
Lest we forget, Watchmen’s pre-movie fandom explosion started in ‘07 on 4chan’s /co/ as a joke. Like, lol, what if when the movie comes out a bunch of yaoi fangirls get really into it and start shipping Rorschach and Nite Owl. lol. That would be so funny. Let’s make Watchmen yaoi. Let’s write Watchmen yaoi. Let’s talk about Watchmen yaoi all day long until we get yelled off the board and move to a separate chan just for comic book porno and talk about Watchmen yaoi every day for several years and fill up 26 threads with fic and art that we pour our souls into.
allikateor said: I’m always a little skeeved about those “read bad fanfic!!!!” things because a: we’ve all read worse and b: it always just seems to try and make fun of how ~creepy~ fans (often female) can be
I’m just kinda like “ahahaha how quaint" at the idea of Watchmen fanfic being new and pearl-cluctchingly shocking when fandom’s already being doing strange, unspeakable sexual things to Rorschach for years (and having a blast). Plus the "fanfiction RUINS great literature" is eye-rolling hyperbolic nonsense (and a lot of the Watchmen fanfic spaces were deliberately satirizing the "ew girls read our favorite comic!!" mindset), and once again some outsider dude comes into a predominately-female fannish space and the universe has to wrap itself around him, fuuuuuun
shipwrecksf IS DOING ANOTHER LITERARY FANFIC EVENT AND THERE ARE STILL TICKETS LEFT! IT IS THE SAME WEEK AS NYCC BECAUSE LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
I WAS SKEPTICAL ABOUT THIS AND THEN IT WAS LITERALLY ONE OF THE FINEST AND FUNNIEST CULTURAL NIGHTS OF MY LIFE THAT IS WHY I AM SHOUTING
THEY ARE DOING WATCHMEN YOU GUYS
CECIL BALDWIN WILL BE READING LITERARY EROTIC FANFICTION CONCERNING ALAN MOORE’S WATCHMEN
How do they get fic for this?
Do people submit it?
Or do they just grab stuff off the internet?
Is this where I’m a hipster dickwad and say I was reading Watchmen porn before the fricking Night Vale dudes did?
correct me if I’m wrong, but I think they write the fic themselves— I have a friend who went to one of these, and she was nervous that it was going to be kind of a “LOL LOOK AT THESE STUPID FANGIRLS” thing, but it ended up not being like that at all
though if they read the Watchmen fic I wrote, I’d deserve all the ridicule I got
I could never go because embarrassment squick but I am curious as to what they’d consider “bizarre” enough Watchmen fic fit for the stage
Because I am 9000% positive that Watchdom was churning out depraved deconstructive horror way above and beyond whatever they’ve dreamed up.
when i watched watchmen with my dad he was literally crying when rorschach died and i pointed out how the pattern from his remains reminded me of his face my dad was like “oh no i never noticed that before” and cried more.
If Doctor Manhattan had a tumblr he’d write ellipses with commas
"I cant SATND the ahate and expcetations anymore„„„ im LEAVING THIS PLNAET!!!!!!! YOU DONT KNOW how HRAD it is for me„„„„„, i hope your proud of yourslves!!!!!!!!!!!"