Hi! It's Aja! I am a longtime member of online fandom and the fandom reporter for the Daily Dot, a "slash expert" for Backlot's Shipping News (formerly AfterElton), and a former guest author for the Mary Sue and Manga Bookshelf. Feel free to say hi, or find me at:
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No, seriously, I don’t think you guys understand how much Tumblr wants Leo to win an Oscar. [READ MORE]
The spring thaw maybe melting away box office returns for winter’s blockbuster Frozen, but in fandom, the love for Disney’s acclaimed ice princess fable is merging with anticipation for the next big animated film: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (HTTYD).
Sure, these animation studios are competing against each other, but fans have enough love to go around. Over the last year or so, fans of Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks have merged their favorite characters from five recent films into one fandom: The Rise of the Brave Tangled Frozen Dragons, or RotBTFD for short. (We know, it's a mouthful.)
But when it joins forces with other animated film fandoms, Frozen delivers something entirely different: an epic, original love story between two lonely ice magicians. Now, an incredible cosplay group is bringing the love of Queen Elsa and Rise of the Guardians' Jack Frost to life.
The romance of Jack and Elsa, or "Jelsa," as its largely Tumblr-based fandom of shippers has dubbed it, is an entirely fan-created pairing. The characters are from two films from different animation studios. Jack Frost is a product of Dreamworks. It's unlikely he'd ever actually star in a crossover with Disney's Elsa. But as you can see from this epic photoshoot by Korean photographer "Lento," they're a match made in Frost Heaven.
Fandom has been in love with the regal Lupita Nyong'o ever since she won a Golden Globe and the red carpet in her stunning red ballgown.
But last night at the Academy Awards, she left us all speechless. Sporting pleated Prada in a dazzling shade of Nairobi Blue, Nyong'o came bearing words of inspiration. "Your dreams are valid," she promised, clutching her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
Thankfully, the artists of the Internet have summed up how much we love the astonishing 12 Years a Slave actress better than words ever could....
Photo via Prima Piranha/Instagram
With the big day only weeks away, Sam faced the universal high school dilemma. She was on the prom committee of her New Jersey Catholic high school—but she was dateless.
What's a resourceful nerdfighter to do? [READ MORE]
Mysterious lights over the Arby's? Check. Faceless woman in your house? Check. Disappearing townspeople and menacing glowing clouds?
It's all in a routine day for the small desert town of Night Vale. But seeing the hit podcast, Welcome to Night Vale, envisioned as a feature film makes it all a bit more eerie—and awesome. [READ MORE]