The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick started Five Fandom Friday as a community building project, and we jumped on board. We just love things numbered in fives, so we’ve added their topics to our Five Things feature. Check out this week’s #Fandom5 under the cut.
It’s the hap-happiest tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime of the year! The summer premiere of Teen Wolf is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER! I love summer premieres! Summer seasons are fabulous. Everything is better when the days are longer and the sun is shining and I’ve got sweat rolling down my back even though I’m sitting inside with the a/c on.
There’s just something that feels right about a new season of Teen Wolf starting in the summer. We have SDCC to look forward to right after it starts and fandom should be in that stage of a new season relationship where everything is exciting and fixable. An example of things that have happened in the past during this phase would be Dylan and Hoechlin on a boAT
THE NOSTALGIA MAY KILL ME.
All Brits, all the time.
- No Control | One Direction [Brie]
- When We Were On Fire | James Bay [Brie]
- Fool That I Am | Adele [Brie]
- Ghost Of You And Me | BBMak [Elle]
- Read All About It | Emeli Sande [Elle]
- Thinking Out Loud | Ed Sheeran [Elle]
- Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key | Billy Bragg (& Wilco) [Heidi]
- Isn’t It a Pity | George Harrison [Heidi]
- London Calling | The Clash [Heidi]
- Mardy Bum | Arctic Monkeys [Liz]
- Eddie’s Gun | The Kooks [Liz]
- Ultraviolet | Stiff Dylans [Liz]
- Sweet Virginia | Gomez [Meg]
- The Ghost of Tom Joad & Do Re Mi Medley | Elvis Costello and Mumford & Sons [Meg]
- Crazy Little Thing Called Love | Queen [Meg]
What are your favorite tracks from across the pond?
We know this is ridiculously late with this recap, but we still haven’t processed Charlie’s death. When thinking about having to write about this episode, we didn’t know where to start. Instead, we’re just going to give you excerpts from our ongoing email thread where we react and discuss what happened.
We understand that even the most hardcore fanpeople have real lives that demand their attention. (Can someone do away with the whole ‘paying bills’ thing so we can quit our jobs and be full-time fans? Thanks.) Here’s a recap of this week’s posts so you can get caught up on all the keysmashing.
Look at poor Harry. So tortured. That’s because we gave him a hard decision to make, and now we’re going to force a similar decision upon our readers. Out of each of the following trios, whom would you snog, whom would you marry, and who would end up as your BFF? We’ll tell you ours if you tell us yours. Well, actually we’ll tell you ours anyway.
Isn’t it good to know we care about the real issues here at Keysmash? Okay, go!
Melina Rosenthal worships at the altar of all things fashion. Her dream is to work for the crème de la crème fashion magazine, Eclipse, and she’ll do much anything to get there. Even fixing up the image of a gorgeous, sexy public figure who’s all playboy, all the time. Even if he’s the guy who broke her heart a year ago…
Even if Hayden Dean is a werewolf.
Since his father’s death, Hayden’s the heir apparent to the San Francisco Wolf Pack—well, once he settles down. Hayden isn’t interested in giving up his partying ways, except he’s pretty sure he’s found his fated mate, and the fact that she’s a non-shifter is bad news. Now he must find a compromise between the traditions of his wolf world and his certainty that Melina is his…before fate (or another werewolf) bites them both in the butt.
Raphael is the Archangel of Justice, a champion of humans and a warrior who has kept demons from the human realm. Having a half-demon hiding in his home is strictly verboten. And the fact that he can’t keep his hands off her? Well, sometimes the war between good and evil is best fought between the sheets…
Astaroth Sinclair’s demon side is taking over, staining her entire body red and raising her body temperature hot enough to incinerate her clothes. Even more complicated is the fact that she is helplessly and hopelessly in love with Raphael—even if they have nothing in common other than explosive chemistry.
But when Asta starts digging for answers, she sets off a chain of events that no one could have foreseen. Now her love for Raphael will either save the world…or destroy it.
Sometimes, when you’re in a fandom, there comes a time where if you’re not getting what you need, you take matters into your own hands. This is exactly what the One Direction fans did on May 11, with a DIY single project for One Direction’s track, No Control off their album FOUR.
A woman named Anna, had the idea after seeing how the 1D fandom was starting to fall apart due to the 2 month break from tour the boys are on, the bad press, and unnecessary drama. She decided that the best way to bring us back together was to focus on what brought us here in the first place: the music.
She decided that it would be amazing if fandom could get the word out about No Control, which was co-written in part by Louis and Liam, as we only got two singles from FOUR, partly due to Zayn’s early departure from the band. No Control has been a fan favorite from the album, and was also recognized by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the Top 25 songs of 2014.
Yesterday, No Control was not only a worldwide trending topic on twitter, but also, Louis himself tweeted about it taking the #1 spot on Billboard’s #Trending140 chart.
Additionally, #ProjectNoControl kicked off with No Control day which is Sunday, May 17. Fans created a Thunderclap group, which allows you to input your information, and schedules a tweet for a certain day/time to create a social reach on social media. Right now, the Thunderclap group has a social media reach of almost 28 MILLION people!
Fans also took to twitter to tweet their local radio stations to play No Control, and already Nick Grimshaw, and Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1, Angus O’Loughlin on Shazam Top 20, and Mikey Piff on SiriusXM Hits 1, have all talked about the fan project, and played No Control during their shows. DIRECTIONERS GET SHIT DONE!
So, how can you help out?? Well firstly, join the Thunderclap group to show your support on May 17th. Secondly, tweet your local radio stations that you want them to play No Control and use the hashtag #ProjectNoControl and #WeWantNoControlAsASingle. Fourthly, tweet #NowPlaying (or #NP) No Control by @onedirection, so the song stays on Billboard’s #Trending140. Lastly, buy No Control, or gift it to a friend on iTunes, Amazon, etc. on May 17th!
Fandom is amazing ammirite?