Happy December, my Knights, and a hearty welcome to all of the new members! I will be updating the roster shortly.
In the meantime, however, we have received a request for help and I sorely hope someone out there is able to provide it. This morning I received a message about a Tumblr user who has disappeared, and the sender is concerned that they may have harmed themselves or worse. If anyone has any information about the user zerobutt, please let me know and I will pass it on to their concerned friend.
EDIT: zerobutt is okay. Thanks, guys. :)
The holiday season can be a difficult time for many, so I hope that you will all do your best to bring a little extra joy to others. I know you bring plenty of joy to me! Our efforts here give so many a reason to be brave. And if you yourselves are having trouble this holiday season, don’t be afraid to ask for help. I know that sometimes, asking for help is the hardest thing in the world - but you can always come to the Knighthood for strength when your own isn’t quite there.
Keep up the good work, everyone. I’m very proud of what you have accomplished in our year on Tumblr!
Just finished updating the roster, and wow! 247 Knights?! That’s awesome! You’re awesome!
I made a few edits to names, mainly to the ones I know for a fact changed. I also removed a few that don’t work anymore. If your url has changed and is no longer accurately listed (or no longer listed at all) on the roster, please let me know as soon as possible so that I can fix it.
Welcome to the newly knighted, and thank you all! Have yourselves a wonderful day!
One year ago today, this account was established - mostly as a joke, but with a real interest in reducing anonymous bullying online. Now we boast close to 250 members (the latest of whom still need to be added to the roster - welcome!) and I daresay we’ve made a bit of a difference along the way.
Happy communal birthday, Knights! Have a glorious day - and thank you for all you do!
Hello, my Knights!
I apologize to those of you who joined as much as a month ago and only just now had your names added to the official roster. During the month of September I house-sat for my parents, moved into a new place, and was visited by my out-of-state godchildren. I still don’t have internet at the new apartment, so I came to the bookstore to accomplish a few things, including updating this group.
And there has been quite a lot of activity in my absence! Our membership now includes more than 230 Knights who are committed to stopping bullies, proclaiming fandoms, and generally being awesome. I am so proud.
For the newer among you, please feel free to browse this Tumblr - review the FAQ, check out older posts, and get a feel for what goes on in these parts. Longer-serving gentry, I beg of you to keep me updated when you change your names, because Tumblr does not forward the links and it’s worrisome when I click on your names on the roster and get told that the page doesn’t exist.
As always, you are very welcome to send me messages when you know of specific matters that need attention, and I will get the word out to the rest of the Knighthood as soon as I’m able. In my absence, feel free to contact my goddaughter/heir apparent, thequeenbeegeek. Hopefully I will have internet established at my new residence by the end of the month and then I can resume my regularly scheduled Tumblr addiction.
Do be good to yourselves as well as to one another. You deserve it. :)
Well, sort of. Humorously, the consensus was reached over on my personal blog that my birthday should be a ‘national’ holiday for the realm of Fandom. My birthday is next Friday, September 6th.
Completely unrelated to the occasion, I will be out of town.
It would bring me a considerable measure of joy to think that in honor of my date of origin, the Knights of Fandom would dedicate at least a portion of September 6th to doing something nice for themselves. You all do so many great and courageous things for other people throughout the year; I would really like it if on my birthday, you did something good for yourself. Have an ice cream cone. Play your favorite music or game. Call someone you haven’t seen in a while. In some way, large or small, celebrate the day.
And thank you for being part of my little flight of fancy and turning it into something amazing. <3
Welcome to the newest among you! I finally had some time to breathe this evening, so I decided to get our roster caught up. 208 Knights in shining cyber-armor!
Plans are currently in motion for a Knightly meetup at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire on Saturday, September 28th. Please let me know if you’re willing and able to join us, so I can figure out where the best meeting location would be on the faire grounds.
I hope the summer (or winter as the case may be) has been pleasant for all of you!
All right, my Knights, you heard thequeenbeegeek. Let’s extend some mercy to this individual who needs to know she’s not alone. Like QBG says, the blog is NSFW, but here’s a link to her ask.
Those of you who have just joined in the last few days, I apologize - I am insanely busy right now. Your intrepid Knight-Commander is in the process of moving and also working close to full time, two things which do not mix well at all. I’m planning to update the roster sometime this coming weekend, and in the meantime, welcome.
Well, two quick reminders. One, you guys are awesome.
Two, the meetup is still being arranged for the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire on Saturday, September 28th. So far there are four Knights who will definitely be there (myself included), one who will probably be there, and one who might be there. I would love to see even more of you. If you’re interested and think you could join us, please let me know! Costumes are totally optional, although given the setting, we could walk around looking like actual knights and no one would even blink. ;)
More accurately, YOU did it!
Knights, we have surpassed 200 members - we are currently at 202 people who are either following this blog, have reblogged the pledge against anon hate, or both!
I am genuinely overwhelmed. When I first conceived of this Knighthood, it was little more than a joke, a playful return jab at those who wanted to call me their “Empress of Fandom.” (You know who you are, most of the guilty parties were among the earliest Knights.) Giving it an actual purpose - uniting fans against anonymous hatred - was the secondary thought. And now here we are, months and members later, a truly formidable fighting force.
YOU made this possible. I may have started it, but it was all of YOU who picked up the standard and ran. You’ve signed online petitions, sent messages of encouragement to people being tormented by rotten anons, urged your friends to rally to the cause; some of you have gone even beyond that, with videos or inspirational posts or gifsets.
You have made yourselves, each and every one of you, a beacon of hope for the downtrodden - and also for me. I could not be prouder of you. You have fought the good fight, and continue to rise to the challenge. As I have said more than once, the Knights of Fandom give me a reason to be brave. (Click the link to hear our MasterSinger, Peter Hollens, sing the song that makes me think of all of you whenever I hear it!)
Thank you all, so, so much. It is possibly the highest honor I will ever know to be able to sign myself