Not pictured are the camera that I had to remove from the mess in order to take the picture, and also a massive fucking bunch of dust bunnies hiding underneath the dresser along with one tiny spider.
Not pictured: the defeat of the massive fucking dust bunnies and one tiny spider. IT HAPPENED THOUGH.
AHAHA I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE EASIER BECAUSE HE GOT OUT BUT BECAUSE THEY’RE IN HIGH SCHOOL THE ABUSIVE ASSHOLE IS WAGING A FULL OUT BULLYING CAMPAIGN ON HIM AND FUCK
HE GOT OUT GUYS I KNOW I SAID IT BEFORE BUT I ACTUALLY GOT TO THE PART WHERE HE GOT OUT MYSELF AND NOW I CAN READ WITHOUT MY SKIN CRAWLING AND HE GOT OUT :D
ahaha trying to read a fic that is super amazing and well written and i couldn’t figure out why i wasn’t caught up on all the chapters and it turns out the answer is two things, 1) still a WIP and a WIP that updates infrequently to boot,so ack, but more significantly 2) a significant portion of the story is the main character dealing with an emotionally abusive relationship and every time it looks like they’re going to get out they do not get out THEY DO NOT GET OUT FUCK IT’S ONLY CHAPTER 2 OF FOUR CHAPTERS AND THE FIC ISN’T FINISHED
I HAVE TO GO CHECK THE COMMENTS TO SEE IF HE GETS OUT IN THE CHAPTERS ALREADY POSTED NOW.
GOOD NEWS GUYS I THINK HE GETS OUT BY THE END OF THE CHAPTER THANK FUCKING CHRIST.
hey what's up with the "!" in fandoms? i.e. "fat!<thing>" just curious thaxxx <3
I have asked this myself in the past and never gotten an answer.
Maybe today will be the day we are both finally enlightened.
woodsgotweird said: man i just jumped on the bandwagon because i am a sheep. i have no idea where it came from and i ask myself this question all the time
Maybe someone made a typo and it just got out of hand?
I kinda feel like panic!at the disco started the whole exclamation point thing and then it caught on around the internet, but maybe they got it from somewhere else, IDK.
The world may never know…
Maybe it’s something mathematical?
I’ve been in fandom since *about* when Panic! formed and the adjective!character thing was already going strong, pretty sure it predates them.
It’s a way of referring to particular variations of (usually) a character — dark!Will, junkie!Sherlock, et cetera. I have suspected for a while that it originated from some archive system that didn’t accommodate spaces in its tags, so to make common interpretations/versions of the characters searchable, people started jamming the words together with an infix.
(Lately I’ve seen people use the ! notation when the suffix isn’t the full name, but is actually the second part of a common fandom portmanteau. This bothers me a lot but it happens, so it’s worth being aware of.)
"Bang paths" (! is called a "bang"when not used for emphasis) were the first addressing scheme for email, before modern automatic routing was set up. If you wanted to write a mail to the Steve here in Engineering, you just wrote "Steve" in the to: field and the computer sent it to the local account named Steve. But if it was Steve over in the physics department you wrote it to phys!Steve; the computer sent it to the "phys" computer, which sent it in turn to the Steve account. To get Steve in the Art department over at NYU, you wrote NYU!art!Steve- your computer sends it to the NYU gateway computer sends it to the "art" computer sends it to the Steve account. Etc. ("Bang"s were just chosen because they were on the keyboard, not too visually noisy, and not used for a huge lot already).
It became pretty standard jargon, as I understand, to disambiguate when writing to other humans. First phys!Steve vs the Steve right next to you, just like you were taking to the machine, then getting looser (as jargon does) to reference, say, bearded!Steve vs bald!Steve.
So I’m guessing alternate character version tags probably came from that.
this has been your daily lesson in Internet History.
The More You Know.
FINALLY. It’s been like a decade, but someone finally tells me what that friggin’ exclamation point means. Thank you, kind stranger.
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aw shit i just had a massive Fridge Horror moment
in order for royce to have known that you can hear the voices of people inside the transistor if you’d known them in life, he had to have known someone inside the transistor in life