Look I make no apologies for our fandom or its canon or our fanworks content, ok?! We love it in our own special way, really, Claudia twerking is one of the lesser of the weird things we have lol.
Idk how old you are, so it may be more of an issue for you than for me, but I do get you re: wanting to share your interests with your parents. I tried to get my parents to read VC, they listened to the first 2 audiobooks in the series and were not into it *shrugs* They didn’t judge it either, tho, thankfully.
neon-taco submitted: Boyd Holbrook was my Lestat visual. what do you think?
@i-want-my-iwtv replies: Oh I saw him in the Skeleton Twins! He was a hot scuba instructor w/ an accent. Australian, I think. He was good stuff. I haven’t seen him in anything else and I do need to.
I think he’s close enough in appearance. The pics you shared are from his former modeling days and he seems to have grown past the slightly feminine look he had in those shots, but I found some more anyway.
They should doll him back up like this bc YUM ;]
^Yes and Yes
^YAS and YAS
^Lestat asks Nicolas when to Do the Thing, not if.
Hit the jump for the gifs.
^good smile action!
^”Don’t fucking cry” face
^”I just thought of such a good idea let me tell you about it” face
^”It’s a GR9 IDEA C’MON” face
^”Louis I’m feeling breathless plz give me CPR” face
Not a silly question! There are 11 VC books now (13 if you include the New Tales’Pandora and Vittorio) THATS A LOT OF STORY (just imagine this gif 11-13 times bc I don’t wanna actually throw it in 11-13 times not aesthetically pleasing)
What is being part of a fandom?
Everyone’s idea of this is different.
The short answer is simply: You’ve read enough to be part of the fandom! Welcome! I, Mater Fabuloso, decree you worthy.
As far as the later books having a bad reputation…
Yes! Some of them are so crazy and wildly cracky! That’s why we also call them the #Vampire Crackicles. It’s a term of endearment. The crazy is a big part of why we enjoy it. Dysfunctional vampires! The first 3-4 books in the series seem to be the more highly regarded, VC-fandom-wide, maybe bc the crazy was better woven in.
If you liked the first 3 – and some others – enough to reread them, you must also enjoy the sense of humor that’s mixed in with the angst, the love, the overall crazy! The bad-reputation VC have some silly/angsty/etc. quotes and scenes that are not to be missed (like that quote about Lestat’s foot size insecurity pfffft).
Short answer is: give it all a chance, skim if you must, and decide for yourself, it’s meant to be fun, it’s not a religion, there are no chants to memorize, you will not be quizzed next Monday ;]
Personally, and I hope this goes for others, I welcome anyone into the fandom who loves any of the characters. Maybe someone’s gateway drug was movie!IWTV. Maybe it was Claudia’s Story (graphic novel). Any combination of VC books/media counts!
I sound like a broken record bc I write this SO OFTEN: my idea of being “part of the fandom” just means engaging in discussions about the series, making fanworks, and making friendships with ppl who share your interests. I don’t know how other fandoms behave, but that’s a summary of my positive experiences in the VC fandom.