Teen Speak - Fandom


Welcome to the world of Tumblr. In this magical (and downright crazy) place, fandoms exist. The most prominent in my experience have been Whovians, Sherlockians, Cumberbitches, Potterheads, Twihards, and Beliebers. (Though I’ve more likely than not missed a few popular ones. For example, I’m unaware of an overall fandom name for the Supernatural fandom, sadly.)

But fandoms are a huge entity, creating fan fiction and alternate universes (AUs, for future reference) and ships. I recently had to write a paper for my mythology class about cults in the new, modern world, and while researching fandoms, I found this pretty useful site: http://www.ainself.net/irony/get_medieval/fandomvocab.htm

Used in a sentence: “The Supernatural fandom teamed up with the Whovians and Sherlockians to take down the Beliebers.” (And they really did, believe it or not. There was a whole debacle after Jared Padelcki of Supernatural tweeted something about Justin Bieber. Go here to read more about it.)

I will have more posts about fandom speak, don’t you worry. If you have any specific words you want me to clarify, though, let me know in the comments!

About the Author :

Kate Kate Bucklein is a clumsy, nineteen-year-old writer of YA epic fantasy living in Northern Arizona, where they really do get snow and the occasional tumbleweed. She's a college sophomore working toward getting her degree in Global Affairs with an emphasis on Intelligence Analysis.

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  1. Ah, I love fandoms. I belong to quite a few of them myself, even though I'm past my teen years...

    1. In my opinion, I think anyone can be in a fandom, no matter the age. Liking something doesn't have to be limited to an age, you know? =)


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