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I’ve been spending a lot of my free time of tumblr recently, and I’m not the only one.
You may ask why a group of bloggers who usually invest their time in posts end up going over to the dark side to do their fangurling (and it does feel like a very dark place at times…).
I can compare it to the feeling of running like crazy in the rain, laughing your head off and I enjoy that freedom, but I’ve written about this before.
It’s fastpace and very energetic, with posts that include either images, grafics or fanfic coming fast amd steady.
There’s a constant stream of new information, literally 24h a day. Think twitter but with pictures, gifs etc.
Another interesting aspect was I’ve found fascinating to watch is the process of ‘discovering’ both Richard and Aidan.
It’s a strange sort of pleasure to witness new Hobbit fans get excited over North and South or Being Human, not to mention when younger viewers realize that Armitage played Kruger in Captain America.
Tumblr is naughty at times, and it fulfills my need to swear, scream, get down and dirty.
We’re sometimes like a bunch of unruly kids who feel the need to break social norms and taboos (hey, I bet some of us ARE teemage kids…).
In other words I allow myself the type of behaiour that I’d feel was crossing the line here.
For me tumblr is a very passive involvement, with pressing the little heart in the corner to show my ‘like’ being the most I feel obligated to do.
In other words tumblr brings me back to the good old lurker days when no one knew me from Adam, and that feels good sometimes 😉
I’ve tracked Aidean, meaning stories about the actors playing Kili and Fili (tread carefully, it gets very graphic), Bagginshield (stories about Bilbo and Thorin, especially in a romantic light), and I’ve checked out Durincest, which is pretty self-explanitory and not really my cup of tea.
I was going to write a post about Hobbit/dwarf fanfic you can encounter, but decided that it’s an individual choice of each and every reader to acknowledge or ignore it.
I was determined not to venture into that territory, although deep down inside I knew that sooner or later I’d break, and of course I did.
When I went to see The Hobbit for the third time I realized that the fanfic had influenced the way I viewed ceratin relationships in the movie, but perhaps the less said about that right now, the better…
If you’re also following the Hobbit fanfic and would like to share your thoughts or a link to a favorite one, please do 🙂