My Trip

So this is week 8 of the Student Blogging Challenge, and I guess this time I’m planning a trip to a few different countries. Three of the countries that I would visit are the UK, Japan, and New Zealand. Of course, I am assuming that I’d already know Japanese by the time that I’m 18 (when I would be leaving on my trip). In total, (according to my parents) the cost would be about $10,000. I would be going during the summer so I would pack a mix of long sleeve and short sleeve shirts just in case of weather changes.

Time

According to this time calculator (on a plane) it should take about 9 hours to get from the USA to the UK, and then 12 hours from the UK to Japan, and from Japan to New Zealand it’s about 12 hours– not to mention the time to get back to the USA which would be about 16 hours. In total I would be flying on a plane for about 49 hours, which is about 2 whole days. I would also be staying at each country for a week or so, depending on what is most convenient. Instead of calling my friends and family back in the USA I would email or text them, this would wipe out the time zone problem.

Visiting

While in the UK I would visit London and go visit some of the Sherlock and Doctor Who filming locations and take some tours there. I might also go to a comic con if there’s one going on at the time that I’m there. In Japan I might wander around and go on a few tours, and in New Zealand I would visit some of The Hobbit filming areas, including Hobbiton in Matamata.

 

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I would love to go on a trip like this– it would be so much fun! After I get back home I would probably start planning my next trip around the world.

How To Join A Fandom

 By the way if you don’t know what a fandom or fangirling is then I suggest looking at some of my earlier posts.

Yes, I know there isn’t one special way to join a fandom. However, some people find a TV show or something and they just stay at the level of “really liking” the show. Lets just say you are one of those people who watch the first episode of a show and sort of like it, but you just can’t see yourself watching the show for hours on end. For example, when I started watching Supernatural I wasn’t on that level of fangirling over it; (luckily?) I looked it up on the internet and spoiled the whole series for myself, and now I’m trying to get to season 4 so I can see Castiel. So what is my favorite way to join a fandom?

Here are the steps I take before/while joining a fandom:

Step 1

Do a less than 10 minute search on the internet and get somewhat familiar with some of the characters and/or plot.

Step 2

Watch the first few episodes; maybe like 3 to 6.

Step 3

Pick your favorite character(s), but if you have found a character that you really like on step 1, then I guess just stick with that. You might find an awesome character later, but it depends on the show.

Step 4 (optional, remember this is what I do)

Spoil a lot of the series for yourself so that you know if your favorite charaters will/won’t die. If you skip this step then good luck trying not to drown in your tears.

Step 5

Watch a few more episodes (3-7 more). By now if you don’t like the show then I would just quit watching it– don’t waste your time sleeping through the whole show.

Step 6 (optional)

If you completed step 5 then by now you might start wishing that you had some friends to watch the show with you, so get some people to watch it. I’ve actually only succeeded in this step a few times.

Step 7

Make some popcorn and get comfortable.

Good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

SuperWhoLock

 

SUPERWHOLOCK

 

Blogging challenge activity 2!

  If you don’t know what Supernatural, Doctor Who, or Sherlock are about, then click the links. Thanks!

The first fandom that I had ever joined was the Doctor Who fandom. Before then, I had no idea what the word “fandom” meant. While watching Doctor Who I looked up “fandom” on the Internet and one of the first things that popped up was SuperWhoLock pictures– a combination of Supernatural, Doctor Who, and Sherlock.

Before I knew it I had finished watching all 8 seasons (the most recent seasons) of Doctor Who, and I then started watching Sherlock. After Sherlock I joined a bunch of other fandoms including Merlin and Death Note. Eventually my friends started to say to watch Supernatural, so here I am now: watching Supernatural.

Just a few days ago the question arose: which TV show between Supernatural, Doctor Who, and Sherlock was most popular? I haven’t finished Supernatural yet (I’m on season 3), so I can’t really say. My favorite TV show out of  SuperWhoLock  so far is Sherlock because of all of the mysteries involved *cough* and how insane the fandom is. *cough*

 

So what do you think? Supernatural? Doctor WhoSherlock? If you have only watched one or two of the three, then feel free to vote for your favorite so far!

 

 


Fandom Terms

About a week ago I went to get a Halloween costume at Party City (its a place for party/Halloween stuff), and I asked if there where any cosplay costumes. Well of course the staff-person had no idea what I was talking about, so I had to explain it. I know some people don’t know these fandom terms, so this post is to explain them.

These are some of the most used terms I’ve heard so far.

Fandom– Fan kingdom/ Fanatic Domain

Cosplay– dressing up as someone or something from a TV show, book etc. and acting like that person.

Fangirling– The state someone is in while over reacting about something fandom related

Fangirl/Fanboy– refering to someone in a fandom

Feels– A term used while fangirling

 

These are only a few of the many, and most people, sometimes even the ones not in a fandom, already know this stuff.

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If there is anything I got wrong please tell me so I can change it!

So, are there any terms that I didn’t explain that you would like defined? 

 

 

Fandoms

 So some of you have no idea what a fandom is or what it’s about, and you need to know because I might be talking about fandoms in later posts. A fandom is (as I like to think of it) a fan kingdom, you might have a different definition, but that’s mine. Fandoms are usually for bands, TV Shows, movies, and books. The people in the fandom are called either a fanboy or fangirl and are obsessed with it.

There are also different types of fans, ranging from the type that think about it constantly and talk about it allllllll the time,  to the type that are quiet and don’t usually say much on the topic. I fall under the category of thinking almost it 24/7 😉 but not exactly talking about it much unless I meet another fan.  I have been in fandoms since about 6th grade (although not many know that), starting with Doctor Who.

Also, this has never been my case, but some fans get bullied for talking about a fandom, I’ve never seen It happen, but I know it happens. But also, if you are not in a fandom and think you are going to start watching a TV show or something, BEWARE, and be prepared (by means of having time to be on your phone or whatever 24/7)! Also there is a difference between watching a show and being in that fandom. I will leave it up to you to decide if you are or are not in one!

 

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If you disagree with anything or have questions please tell me 🙂

If you are in a fandom, then which fandom are you in?