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The [[http://knightsoffandom.tumblr.com Knights of Fandom]] are part of the landscape of Website/{{Tumblr}} and, more recently, Website/{{Facebook}}.

They started as essentially an AscendedMeme; it's all the fault of @/LadyNorbert's Tumblr followers. When one of them decided to call her the "[[InsistentTerminology Empress of Fandom]]," she jokingly responded by drafting the Knights' code of conduct, which went unexpectedly viral. Now boasting over 200 active members, they espouse the joint purposes of getting excited about things they love and stopping cyberbullies in their tracks.

Because Tumblr permits anonymous messaging between parties, there has been something of an epidemic of people hiding behind this anonymity to send hate-filled messages to others. The Knights of Fandom not only pledge to never do this to anyone themselves, they also consider it their duty to reduce the suffering caused by those who do. When someone is known to be on the receiving end of an anon hate attack, the Knights mobilize to send messages of friendship and support to the injured party. Sometimes they involve themselves, as they see fit, in related crusades both on and off of Tumblr.

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The [[http://knightsoffandom.tumblr.com Knights of Fandom]] are part of the landscape of Website/{{Tumblr}} and, more recently, Website/{{Facebook}}.

Website/{{Facebook}} and Website/{{Twitter}}.

They started as essentially an AscendedMeme; it's all the fault of @/LadyNorbert's Tumblr followers. When one In autumn 2012, a group of them decided to call her the "[[InsistentTerminology Empress of Fandom]]," she Fandom]]." She jokingly responded by drafting the Knights' code of conduct, which went unexpectedly viral.viral; it stopped being a joke and became an actual online movement when she realized there was a need for such a thing. Now boasting over 200 active members, they espouse the joint purposes of getting excited about things they love and stopping cyberbullies in their tracks.

Because Tumblr permits anonymous messaging between parties, there has been something of an epidemic of people hiding behind this anonymity to send hate-filled messages to others. The Knights of Fandom not only pledge to never do this to anyone themselves, they also consider it their duty to reduce the suffering caused by those who do. When someone is known to be on the receiving end of an anon hate attack, the Knights mobilize to send messages of friendship and support to the injured party. Sometimes they involve themselves, as they see fit, in related crusades both on and off of Tumblr.Tumblr, harnessing the power of their own creativity to make the world a better place.



Although the Knighthood is based in Tumblr and considers that website their 'official' home, membership is open to anyone with an internet presence. Tumblr users are able to join simply by following the account and/or reblogging the membership pledge; Facebook users can just like and follow the [[http://facebook.com/KnightsOfFandom Facebook page]]. Others need only contact the account to find out how to proceed with joining.

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Although the Knighthood is based in on Tumblr and considers that website their 'official' home, membership is open to anyone with an internet presence. Tumblr users are able to join simply by following the account and/or reblogging the membership pledge; Facebook users can just like and follow the [[http://facebook.[[https://facebook.com/KnightsOfFandom Facebook page]].page]], and Twitter users can do likewise on the [[https://twitter.com/knightsoffandom Twitter account]]. Others need only contact the account to find out how to proceed with joining.



* AuthorityInNameOnly: The leader of the KOF technically has no authority. She's just another schlub on the internet, albeit one with extremely good intentions. Anyone who follows her does so more out of affection than anything else.

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* AuthorityInNameOnly: The leader of the KOF Knight-Commander technically has no authority. She's just another schlub on the internet, albeit one with extremely good intentions. Anyone who follows her most likely does so more out of either affection than anything else.and/or agreement with the cause.



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* HopeBringerHopeBringer: What they ultimately hope to accomplish. They're out to save the world using fandom as their primary vehicle, to bring hope and happiness to those who need it.


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* JustIgnoreIt: In a way. At a minimum, Knights of Fandom are asked to ''do nothing at all.'' The only outright rule for being a Knight is that anyone who goes by that title shall not hurt others. To quote from the introductory tweet:
-->''All we ask of anyone who wants to be a part of this movement is that you don't use the power of the internet to spread hatred, especially anonymous hatred. There's enough of that. You don't have to help make things better; just please don't make them worse.''


Because Tumblr permits anonymous messaging between parties, there has been something of an epidemic of people hiding behind this anonymity to send hate-filled messages to others. The Knights of Fandom not only pledge to never do this to anyone themselves, they also consider it their duty to reduce the suffering caused by those who do. When someone is known to be on the receiving end of an anon hate attack, the Knights mobilize to send messages of friendship and support to the injured party. Sometimes they involve themselves, as they see fit, in related crusades both on and off of Tumblr. In between, they do goofy things like share music videos and [[http://www.cafepress.com/ladynorbert/9439488 design t-shirts]] for themselves.

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Because Tumblr permits anonymous messaging between parties, there has been something of an epidemic of people hiding behind this anonymity to send hate-filled messages to others. The Knights of Fandom not only pledge to never do this to anyone themselves, they also consider it their duty to reduce the suffering caused by those who do. When someone is known to be on the receiving end of an anon hate attack, the Knights mobilize to send messages of friendship and support to the injured party. Sometimes they involve themselves, as they see fit, in related crusades both on and off of Tumblr. In between, they do goofy things like share music videos and [[http://www.cafepress.com/ladynorbert/9439488 design t-shirts]] for themselves.


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* AuthorityInNameOnly: The leader of the KOF technically has no authority. She's just another schlub on the internet, albeit one with extremely good intentions. Anyone who follows her does so more out of affection than anything else.


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As of April 2016, the Knighthood has officially moved offline and is starting to conduct anti-bullying panels at conventions.

Although the Knighthood is based in Tumblr and considers that website their 'official' home, membership is open to anyone with an internet presence. Tumblr users are able to join simply by following the account and/or reblogging the membership pledge; non-Tumblr users need only contact the account to find out how to proceed with joining.

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As of April 2016, the Knighthood has officially moved begun to mobilize offline as well as on, and is starting to conduct anti-bullying panels at conventions.

conventions. The momentum is gathering slowly, but the reception by con-goers has been very positive.

Although the Knighthood is based in Tumblr and considers that website their 'official' home, membership is open to anyone with an internet presence. Tumblr users are able to join simply by following the account and/or reblogging the membership pledge; non-Tumblr Facebook users can just like and follow the [[http://facebook.com/KnightsOfFandom Facebook page]]. Others need only contact the account to find out how to proceed with joining.
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* KnightInShiningArmour: The idea behind the way they organized.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: They call themselves exactly this.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLY0RTsbAwc Glory Battle]]" by Michael W. Smith is effectively this for the organization; however, "Brave" by Josh Groban (specifically, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V-YInpmMG0 the version performed by rostered Knight Peter Hollens]]) is the more commonly acknowledged theme song.

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* KnightInShiningArmour: KnightInShiningArmor: The idea behind the way they organized.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: They call themselves exactly this.
this, since in between looking out for other people they also indulge their passions for art, literature, film, and other fandoms.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "[[http://www."Brave" by Josh Groban (specifically, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLY0RTsbAwc Glory Battle]]" by Michael W. Smith is effectively this for the organization; however, "Brave" by Josh Groban (specifically, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V-YInpmMG0 the version performed by rostered Knight Peter Hollens]]) is the more commonly acknowledged group's theme song.song. Lady Norbert says that the continued valor of her Knights is what gives her a reason to be brave when she needs it.


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* NiceToTheWaiter: They encourage this as part of their modus operandi - the idea is to treat everyone with, at the very least, basic decency and respect, regardless of their station in life.


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* MamaBear: They literally got started because Lady Norbert - who is known as "the Adoptive Mother of the Internet" ''for a reason'' - got fed up with seeing her "kids" on the receiving end of anonymous bullying and decided it was time to do something about it.

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* MamaBear: They literally got started because Lady Norbert - who is known as "the "[[AffectionateNickname the Adoptive Mother of the Internet" Internet]]" ''for a reason'' - got fed up with seeing her "kids" on the receiving end of anonymous bullying and decided it was time to do something about it.


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* SmallStepsHero: The Knights are encouraged to reach out on their own to people who need help - not just with bullying, but with all manner of problems - with the idea being that 'if each of us does a little, we can do a lot.'


The [[http://knightsoffandom.tumblr.com Knights of Fandom]] are part of the landscape of Website/{{Tumblr}}.

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The [[http://knightsoffandom.tumblr.com Knights of Fandom]] are part of the landscape of Website/{{Tumblr}}.
Website/{{Tumblr}} and, more recently, Website/{{Facebook}}.



Because Tumblr permits anonymous messaging between parties, there has been something of an epidemic of people hiding behind this anonymity to send hate-filled messages to others. The Knights of Fandom not only pledge to never do this to anyone themselves, they also consider it their duty to strike back against those who do. When someone is known to be on the receiving end of an anon hate attack, the Knights mobilize to send messages of friendship and support to the injured party. Sometimes they involve themselves, as they see fit, in related crusades both on and off of Tumblr. In between, they do goofy things like share music videos and [[http://www.cafepress.com/ladynorbert/9439488 design t-shirts]] for themselves.

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Because Tumblr permits anonymous messaging between parties, there has been something of an epidemic of people hiding behind this anonymity to send hate-filled messages to others. The Knights of Fandom not only pledge to never do this to anyone themselves, they also consider it their duty to strike back against reduce the suffering caused by those who do. When someone is known to be on the receiving end of an anon hate attack, the Knights mobilize to send messages of friendship and support to the injured party. Sometimes they involve themselves, as they see fit, in related crusades both on and off of Tumblr. In between, they do goofy things like share music videos and [[http://www.cafepress.com/ladynorbert/9439488 design t-shirts]] for themselves.


* WhiteKnighting: It might look that way to detractors, but the intentions are legitimate. At worst they have a case of ChronicHeroSyndrome.
* TheXOfY


Because Tumblr permits anonymous messaging between parties, there has been something of an epidemic of people hiding behind this anonymity to send hate-filled messages to others. The Knights of Fandom not only pledge to never do this to anyone themselves, they also consider it their duty to strike back against those who do. When someone is known to be on the receiving end of an anon hate attack, the Knights mobilize to send messages of friendship and support to the injured party. Sometimes they involve themselves, as they see fit, in related crusades both on and off of Tumblr. In between, they do goofy things like hold fanfic and fan art competitions, share music videos, and [[http://www.cafepress.com/ladynorbert/9439488 design t-shirts]] for themselves.

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Because Tumblr permits anonymous messaging between parties, there has been something of an epidemic of people hiding behind this anonymity to send hate-filled messages to others. The Knights of Fandom not only pledge to never do this to anyone themselves, they also consider it their duty to strike back against those who do. When someone is known to be on the receiving end of an anon hate attack, the Knights mobilize to send messages of friendship and support to the injured party. Sometimes they involve themselves, as they see fit, in related crusades both on and off of Tumblr. In between, they do goofy things like hold fanfic and fan art competitions, share music videos, videos and [[http://www.cafepress.com/ladynorbert/9439488 design t-shirts]] for themselves.
themselves.

As of April 2016, the Knighthood has officially moved offline and is starting to conduct anti-bullying panels at conventions.

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* BlueIsHeroic: The shield is blue and white. This is partly because that's the color scheme of Tumblr, but it was also a deliberate invocation of this trope.


* MamaBear: They literally got started because Lady Norbert - who is known as "the Adoptive Mother of the Internet" ''for a reason'' - got fed up with seeing her "kids" on the receiving end of anonymous bullying and decided it was time to do something about it.



* TeamMom[=/=][[AFatherToHisMen A Mother to Her People]]: Lady Norbert, as Knight-Commander, holds this position. Several of the Knights refer to her as Mom, Mother, Empress-Mother, or occasionally [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Mhysa]].

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* TeamMom[=/=][[AFatherToHisMen A Mother to Her People]]: Lady Norbert, as Knight-Commander, holds this position. Several of the Knights refer to her as Mom, Mother, Empress-Mother, or occasionally [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Mhysa]].

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* NiceGuy: They're meant to be an entire unit of these.


* OneOfUs: Members include voice actress GreyDeLisle and YouTube musician Peter Hollens.



* TheTourney: As of 2013, the plan is to hold one every spring. The categories include Mightier Than Swordplay (fanfic), Artchery (fan art), and The Grand Tableau (cosplay).


The [[http://knightsoffandom.tumblr.com Knights of Fandom]] are part of the landscape of {{Tumblr}}.

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The [[http://knightsoffandom.tumblr.com Knights of Fandom]] are part of the landscape of {{Tumblr}}.
Website/{{Tumblr}}.

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* HopeBringer


* TeamMom[=/=][[AFatherToHisMen A Mother to Her People]]: Lady Norbert, as Knight-Commander, holds this position. Several of the Knights refer to her as Mom, Mother, Empress-Mother, or occasionally [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Mhysal]].

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* TeamMom[=/=][[AFatherToHisMen A Mother to Her People]]: Lady Norbert, as Knight-Commander, holds this position. Several of the Knights refer to her as Mom, Mother, Empress-Mother, or occasionally [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Mhysal]].Mhysa]].

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* GoodFeelsGood: The only reward they ever seek.

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