192 and counting. Just hopped over here to update some names on the list - please check the roster and ensure that your most recent url is posted. If you have changed it, shoot me an ask with both your current url and the one which is presently listed on the roster, so that I can make the appropriate changes. Sometimes I forget who’s who. ;)
I’m not completely sure that we’re eligible for a TV Tropes page, but I did add a link to us to the page on the site about Tumblr itself. That seemed acceptable. I’ll find something else to do for the celebration of 200 Knights, when we reach that point.
I’m hoping to mail out at least a few of the prizes tomorrow for those who participated in the tournament. Please forgive the delay; my work schedule has been a little unstable of late, and I’ve had more hours plus a few other things happening to throw my life off balance.
Today is/was Mother’s Day in the United States, so a very Happy Mother’s Day to the mothers among us (I know of at least two) and also to those who are aunts, godmothers, pet mothers, and other maternal types. And of course, a very Happy Mother’s Day to all of your mothers as well, and hugs to those for whom this holiday raises less than celebratory feelings for one reason or another.
You guys are amazing! The affected person reports that she’s received more than thirty messages of love and support since I tendered the request. I think we’ve made her day a lot brighter.
I am so proud of each and every one of you. I really, truly am. My reason to be brave.
P.S. We’re at 192! Eight more Knights and we get a TV Tropes page!
The Gray Faces targeted another victim. I’ve seen the anon posts for myself - it seems to be mostly one person, urging this beleaguered individual to do the unthinkable.
If you have a moment tonight, my Knights, it’d be great if you could stop by this askbox and leave some love (anon or not) for the Tumblr user who was attacked.
And always, if you ever encounter something like this, let me know and we’ll mobilize to help whoever is on the receiving end of such an attack. Contact me here or on my personal.
Thanks for supporting the fight against anon hate!
Nine more members and you get that TV Tropes page I promised you! You guys are AWESOME! Welcome to all the newcomers - the roster has been updated as I promised, and I’m so glad you’re here. Please let me know if you have any questions, and please also remember to let me know if your url changes so I can keep the roster current.
I’ve been AWOL for a few days for personal reasons. During that time, even more people have joined the Knighthood.
I promise, the roster will be updated by this coming Sunday. And, as previously promised, if we reach 200 we will have our own page on TV Tropes. Those of you who are waiting for your prizes from the recent tournament, I’m doing my best to gather them together. Some will be going out in the mail next week.
Meanwhile, keep doing what you’re doing. And I’m reposting this YouTube video because I still really mean it. You guys give me a reason to be brave. Thank you for that.
A beloved member of the Tumblr community is really suffering tonight. It’s not our usual enemies (the Gray Faces), but she’s struggling all the same.
If you have a moment to spare, please send a message to Mindy and let her know that she’s not alone.
With the three latest additions, we are now at exactly 180 Knights of Fandom! How amazing is that? Maybe I should run with my wacky ideas a little more often. Anyway, welcome to our newest members!
Members of long-standing, please remember that if you change your url, I need to be notified so I can keep the roster accurate. Otherwise I will get totally confused and nobody wants that, trust me.
If we reach the 200 mark, I’m going to go ahead and make us a page on TV Tropes like I’ve been considering. Do we want anything else, like a message board or a mailing list or our own brand of salad dressing? Possibilities are endless, so send me your ideas.
I hope you all have a fantastic day.
This is exciting, because guess what? EVERYONE WHO ENTERED THE TOURNAMENT GETS A PRIZE! You wacky voters created a pair of ties and the result is that EVERYONE wins! How awesome is that?
Mightier Than Swordplay (Fan Fiction)
Artchery (Fan Art)
The Grand Tableau (Cosplay)
Congratulations to you all!
I will, of course, need your postal addresses in order to send you your prizes… because of course there are prizes! Each participant will receive a button from our CafePress store, thus alerting the entire world to your membership in the Knights of Fandom, and a little something special related to the fandom from which you made a submission. I’m not telling you what that something will be, because at this exact moment I don’t know myself - it has to wait a few days until I can hit up my favorite geeky haunts in order to find some things that are suitably awesome.
Thanks to everyone who entered and everyone who voted. What a great first tournament!
Okay, I’m home from work, and the inbox is locked up tight! I will be calculating the votes and posting the winners as soon as I’ve double-checked my math (I have sooper adding skills), so sit tight and keep an eye out for the results!
I know, guys. The fandom stuff is awesome and amazing and it really is what ties us together. But the other half of what we do? The anti-bullying half? Tonight Tumblr received a great and terrible example of why that’s so important. I’ve been away doing the family Easter thing, so I only found out about this after the fact.
There is a user - I won’t give her name but many of you already know about the situation - who overdosed on sleeping pills tonight. Thankfully, some of her Tumblr friends were able to rally support and her parents got her to the hospital in time; according to a post from her mother, she’s going to be okay. But I was on her page, and I’m aghast at the number of anons she received encouraging her to kill herself.
I want us all to have fun around here, absolutely. But this was chilling, and I hope you never for a moment doubt that everything you do to stand up to bullies, to these horrible Gray Faces, is valuable. You never know when yours will be the message that tips the scales one way or the other, so please don’t ever hesitate to reach out to someone in pain and remind them that they aren’t alone.
Thanks for all that you have already done to make this site a better place for everyone here. I hope we continue to work together in the future to make sure that something like what happened tonight never happens again. I’m proud to stand alongside all of you.