Web Original: Fandomstuck
Good fandoms never die, they just go god tier.
Fandomstuck (also called Fandombound) is a a rather chaotic Shared Universe
hosted (mostly) on tumblr, which is based around personifications
of various shows, books, and other fandoms.
Fandomstuck began with one-off character designs and art pieces, askblogs, and short comics and Homestuck-style 'Fanadventures
'; there is also a large rp community
based around it on tumblr
, and an RPG
By its very nature, incredibly meta.
There are a great many resource blogs and archives for Fandomstuck, the 'main' one, and a directory of links to others, being here
, and the wiki can be found here.
Also has a YMMV
page currently under construction.
Tropes that apply to Fandomstuck as a whole
- Action Girl: A fair few of the female fandoms could count.
- Adorkable: Many, many characters, and several of the writers.
- Ambiguously Human: Most fandoms appear human, though several have odd pshysiological quirks and a few are outright alien; whether or not even the most human-looking ones really 'count' as human depends on your perspective.
- Anthropomorphic Personification
- Affectionate Parody: Of fandom.
- Art Shift: Depending on the Writer.
- Ambiguous Gender: A couple of the fandoms, sometimes as a result of art style or just not bothering to specify a gender, sometimes because they actually are non-binary.
- Animal-Eared Headband: Some fandoms, such as Warrior Cats or Tokyo Mew Mew, as a natural result of personifying series involving furries or Petting Zoo People.
- Big Damn Heroes: Most of the superhero fandoms try, to varying degrees of success.
- Canon Discontinuity: Canon, especially where it concerns the actual mechanics of the 'verse, such as what exactly the fandoms are or how they are 'born', is very inexact and most of the writers and rpers have their own headcanons, which may be pretty different from each other.
- Character Blog: Lots of them.
- Depending on the Writer: A natural result of the lack of official canon. It's fairly common to find multiple takes on the same fandom, especially the more prominent ones. It's also variable as to whether or not the fandoms have any special abilities relating to their canon, or are strong, near-immortal humans, or are just Muggles.
- Doing It for the Art: We repeat, a few pieces of concept art on tumblr led to an extremely active roleplay community, several stories and comics, a load of art, and three videogames; all of it non-profit and entirely because of the creators' devotion.
- Fandom: Well, yes.
- Five-Man Band: The 'big five' fandoms often act as this:
- Fourth Wall Mail Slot
- Fun T-Shirt: Hetalia wears a lot of them.
- Gratuitous Foreign Language: Both Hetalia and Scandinavia and the World, appropriately enough. Hetalia usually lapses into Italian and SatW to Danish.
- Magical Realism: Hints of it here and there; the whole humanoid personifications of fictional stories thing just seems to sort of happen, and there are ghosts and what at least appear to be various supernatural entities wandering around like it's no big deal.
- In the Style of...: A lot of the art is based on Ms Paint Adventures.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Frequently. Arguably, built into the concept.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: There are a "lot" of participating fandoms.
- Metafiction: Comes with the territory.
- Moe Anthropomorphism: One minor character is even the literal Anthropomorphic Personification of Moe!
- Moe Couplet: Homestuck and Hetalia
- Multiple Demographic Appeal: Fandom age range covers everything from 13 to 30, and of varying genders. The main unifying feature is being geeks who want to squeal over fandom.
- Nightmare Fetishist: A lot of the more horror-leaning fandoms are portrayed this way.
- One of Us: It's basically built into the concept that it's made by massive fandom geeks.
- The Other Darrin: A couple fandoms have multiple characters for the same series, and it has been mentioned that there are a lot more of them hanging out in the background. Word Of God (or at least, listmod) states that multiple personifications for one fandom are perfectly normal in the fandomstuckverse. At least 12 different Homestucks have been spotted.
- Shared Universe
- Shout-Out: Basically a cast made up of walking shoutouts, as well as the (common but not ubiquitous) Homestuck-style Second-Person Narration.
- The Wiki Rule: Here.