Wayward Daughters Thunderclap

Hey guys!

Happy Wednesday!!

Today I’ve been super duper busy, so this is a quick blog post to inform you guys of something really super awesome happening in America tonight. A new Supernatural episode! Now this isn’t just your average SPN episode, no, this is a special episode with Kathryn Newton, Kim Rhodes, and Katherine Ramdeen, 3/4 Wayward Daughters clan.

 

Now I could go on and say some of the spoilers that have been released, like episode descriptions and stuff, but I really don’t want to spoil ANY part of it for you guys. Instead I want to draw your attention towards the Thunderclap that has been set up by the wonderful Riley of @WaywardAcademy.

What is Wayward Daughters?

A fandom created spin-off idea that centralises around Jody, Claire, Alex, and Donna!

What is Thunderclap?

From what I can tell it’s something that sends out a specific tweet for you at a specific time. Similar to a flashmob really, but on twitter. So far, at the time of writing this, it is 3/4 of the way to reaching 1,000,000 people when the tweets are published. Which is INCREDIBLE.

Annnd as you can tell from my tweets today, and from previous mentions, I am so so so passionate about the idea of having a Wayward Daughters sequel you have no idea. But I’ll go into more detail about that later on in a vlog.

So join the Thunderclap now whilst you still can, and be part of this awesome thing that’s happening within the fandom! –  https://www.thunderclap.it/en/projects/37231

And whilst you’re at it you should give WaywardAcademy a follow on twitter 🙂

Hope everyone in the US enjoys the episode tonight 😀

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Guest Post | Rhonda | SPN Family

Hi all. I’m Rhonda, *waves* and I am so excited to be writing here on Sophie’s blog! The way Sophie and I ‘met’ was quite fortuitious actually, and it wasn’t until we got to chatting that we realized we have many things in common. And so we decided to guest post on one another’s blogs. You can read her post over at rhondamhartman.blogspot.com because I’m sure you’re going to want to read it!  One of those things that we have in common is that we are both a part of the SPN Family.

Since you’re following Sophie’s blog I’ll assume you already know what the SPN Family is, but let me tell you tell you a little more about how important it is and how life changing it really can be; the span it has, and the impact on lives it can have. I know it’s “just a tv show” but it can really be more than that.

It can be a family.

I’m new to the family. I have had Supernatural on my Netflix queue for a very long time, but I had never gotten around to watching it. I was a fan of Jared Padalecki in Gilmore Girls, so I was semi reluctant to watch him in another show so soon. Particularly when he wouldn’t be playing the Dean character. It was silly on my part, but Americans are prone to frivolity. 😉

This past year, during Spring Break, (I’m a school teacher) I finally started watching it. I think I actually watched the first three seasons in one week. I was completely hooked. I began reading the fanfics, looking up the actors, the writers, connecting with other fans, learning of gishwhes, participating in gishwhes, basically I was living and breathing everything SPN related. I told every person alive that they should be watching it, and I worked it into nearly every single conversation. The show gets into your soul. I mean, it has you saying things like: I really love Lucifer, and Death is so funny. You guys know what I mean, right?

So how important is the SPN Family?

Just to give you an idea. If you are on Facebook, just search SPN support groups. There are a lot of them. This show brings together groups of people who band together to support one another through tough times. I am in one of these support groups. We have over 1,600 members. That is a lot of people with one singular thing bringing them together talking about their most intimate issues to virtual strangers with out shame. And these strangers are offering their unconditional support. It’s truly an amazing thing. People in these groups have offered their love, help, and support to complete strangers out of the kindness of their hearts just because they are fellow humans in need and “just a tv show” brought them together.

Misha Collins created Random Acts, a charity dedicated to random acts of kindness, for the sole purpose of encouraging people to be nice. And once a year all of these people brought together by “just a tv show” form groups to do nice things, have fun, and defy normalcy. Jared Padalecki created AKF or Always Keep Fighting to encourage people who are fighting any mental or physical illness to always keep fighting no matter what. Yes it might be “just a tv show” but it’s a tv show that has joined millions of people world wide into a family that supports one another in their battles.

It’s a family because as this tv show has taught us family doesn’t end in blood.

**If you want to guest blog here, tweet @SophieLWhiteUK**

My Five Favourite SPN FanVids

It’s no secret that I love the TV Show that is CW’s Supernatural, it’s not secret at all. And sometimes when I’m feeling a little bit ‘meh’ or uninspired I turn to the fandom and their creations. More specifically Supernatural fan videos. The amount of effort and editing that goes into them, and the amazing content produced by it always inspires me to get off my butt, create something that makes people feel that amazing, that inspired. Which is why I’m writing this now, to help inspire you, and also maybe show you how incredible these creations really are.

(Read more tag inserted because possible spoilers are in this post).

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Guilty Fandom Fashions

Do you ever watch a TV programme, then find yourself suddenly styling your outfits to match a certain character without even realising it? For example, when I marathon’d Pretty Little Liars, I suddenly found myself walking round shops, picking up nail varnish and purses that I wouldn’t normally go for and thinking to myself “Well this is cute”, and then looking at a top and thinking the same, before I quickly realised that it was probably something that Hanna or Emily would wear.

Thanks you gorgeous girls you.

PLL fashion

I’ve never been one to pride myself in fashion, especially high fashion, usually I just stick on a pair of skinny jeans, grab the nearest plaid, and/or top, and then head out the door. Caring more about how frizzy my hair is than anything else. Recently though, I’ve discovered that after watching certain TV programmes, I’m guilty of choosing certain clothes because I’ve been influenced by a TV character.

Yep. Pretty lame. But it’s a guilty addiction. Sometimes I even find myself trying to find a jacket or a dress that’s similar to a characters. Most of the times it’s for cosplay reasons, but I digress.

For example:

Cassie

I’ve kind of always admired Britt Robertson’s outfits and styles that her character’s have, and her character Cassie from Secret Circle seriously has the best style. Sometimes it can be a bit whacky and I wouldn’t wear everything that she wears. But I would seriously consider wearing something like the outfit in the photo above. And that’s weird coming from someone like me who lives in denim jeans and leather jackets.

claire novak

Which brings us over to Supernatural. Now I’m no fan of the bootcut jeans, and usually that’s what the female characters wear in this programme (they are awesome just FYI), but Claire (as far as I remember) wears skinny jeans, leather jackets, and a t-shirt, or a plaid. And this is already literally my style, so I guess it’s not really a ‘guilty’ fandom fashion, I guess the only guilty part is that I have a cosplay hoodie that is an exact replica from Claire’s on the show, and I wear it like all the time…yup.

"Love Unexpected" Pictured: Britt Robertson as Lux Photo Credit: Jack Rowand / The CW © 2010 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

“Love Unexpected”
Pictured: Britt Robertson as Lux
Photo Credit: Jack Rowand / The CW
© 2010 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

And here we have Britt Robertson again, Lux, her character has a really awesome sense of style (wow that’s a sentence I never thought I’d write), the top and the jacket above with that necklace is seriously an outfit I’d consider wearing.

Oh my god what is wrong with me. I need to go wear my leather jacket to make me feel more me again.

clemence-poesy-skirt TV-Fasion-Serena-Van-Der-Woodsen-Gossip-Girl-1.1Last but not least we have Gossip Girl, JUST LOOK AT THOSE OUTFITS. Seriously. Like half my style, and half not. That’s why I’m guilty of this one, plus I’m pretty sure all those outfits are hella expensive, so yeah. Won’t be wearing those anytime soon. And I’m pretty sure they’re “out of fashion” because season 1 and 2 were like YEARS ago.

There ya have it bromigo’s.  If I were the type of girl to do ootd’s, or ootm/w, then they would be my outfits.

Buuuuut I’m not.

So instead have a rambly blog post about outfits I don’t own, and how I have a small inner desire to be more involved in outfits. More everyday outfits, than high fashion.

And I’ve just realised this is probably why I like cosplaying certain characters, ‘cos it’s literally my ‘fashion’ half the time. Annnd I’ve also just realised that they all have blonde hair, and pale-ish skin. So really…no comment. I’m too wrapped up in outfits to comment.

With that bombshell, thus ends the blog post.

Catch ya later bromigo’s.

 

8 Reasons You Should RP (and not the kinky kind)

Howdy folks,

Now I love my fandoms, and I also love my writing. I used to write fanfiction a LOT, until well I discovered that Roleplay was a thing. Usually talking about this to people in public is frowned upon, mainly because most people hear the ‘R’ word and their heads go straight to Fifty Shades of Grey, and/or BDSM stuff. And that’s great if you’re into that kind of thing, but that’s not the ‘R’ I’m talking about.

Roleplay for most people, is where you take a character (of your own creation, or of someone elses – please be careful if you do this), and then you act as that character in a typed format, and interact with other people who are also interacting as other characters. Still with me? Good.

Once you start the improv, it usually leads to a very cool, very indepth story-like piece of writing that the two (or more) of you are creating. You can be as descriptive as you want to be, and you can do whatever the hell you want in it too.

So why should you do it?

Well….

1. Improves Writing Skill

  • If you paragraph RP (this is usually where you’re really descriptive with replies, and explain the actions of your character, what they’re seeing and hearing etc.) then this improves your writing skill and knowledge. When you’re writing you think about the information the other person needs to know is happening, for them to write a response back to you and share the same creative space as you. Which is pretty cool.

2. Meet Awesome People

  • A part from a few bad eggs, the community is super helpful and there’s always lots of writing tips, and several people willing to give you critique if you ask them. Plus if you find someone you really really enjoy writing with, most of the time they’ll want to write with you again and a beautiful write relationship blossoms.

3. You Understand Dialogue

  • Single sentence RP – gives you a better understanding of dialogue. You would think that because you interact with people everyday, you’ve got dialogue nailed down pretty solid, right? Think again. This is something I’ve learned through my years of Roleplaying. Dialogue needs to flow smoothly, but also needs to sound realistic and in character. If you roleplay you’re more likely to learn this faster, I can guarantee you.

4. It’s Fun!!

  • You can do any type of story you want; humour, crack, drama, romantic, whichever! And there’s no limitations, there’s no-one telling you you’re doing it wrong (although this can happen, and those people need to keep their heads in their own stories), and you can literally create any world you wish. Which is AWESOME.

5. Learning Improv

  • A few times people will throw random starters at you, or random storylines, and whilst that seems scary at first – a, you don’t have to reply, and b, it’s actually pretty awesome. Improv is one of my favourite ways to roleplay because you have no idea what the other person has planned for the characters, and how your character is going to react. It makes you think up stuff on the spot, and you can usually get some pretty dramatic or funny storylines out of it.

6. Boosts Creativity

  • Interactions with “real life” characters where they talk back at you helps boost creativity. Not only that but you’re constantly thinking of different situations and scenarios that could happen to your characters, as well as how that’s going to affect not only your character, but the person that you’re writing with.

7. Helps To Understand A Character

  • If you’ve created the character yourself, roleplay helps you understand them a lot better. It helps you get under their skin, see what makes them tick. This is super duper helpful if you’re writing a novel, but remember not to post too much publicly about your character, you don’t want anyone copying them, or stealing ideas.

8. Importance of Backstories

  • This is specifically aimed more towards people who are likely to have an OC (original character). You’ve got a character? That’s great. But why are they the man/woman that they are today? What got them to this point? Not sure? ROLEPLAY IT! It’s fun, and interesting, and helps with all the above points previously mentioned.

I hope this post has been informative as well as inspirational. If you want to Roleplay, just go on the nearest social media website, or website that’s been specifically designed for this type of thing. Set up a profile, and get going!

Have fun 🙂