Anonymous asked:

You and your "fandom friends" make me chuckle. Thank you. It's embarrassing how you all think you are 'real life' friends. All because you like an actress. What do you even know about each other? Just give it a rest already.

amandatappingg answered:

I think I should give you some advice. Here is a little tidbit about me. This is one of my favourite quotes:  "Anybody can put an elbow in my stomach but don’t touch my people.” 

I’ve been on Tumblr for over 5 years now, and I am accustomed to a shitty anon now and then. They really don’t phase me. However, don’t EVER talk badly about my people. Ever. Because that will turn me into an aggressive little bastard and you really don’t want that. Trust me.
The thing is, people don’t understand how fandom works. You meet people on the internet because you all share a common interest, and you are right, sometimes you don’t know the person or even meet the person you have been talking to. The people I have met because of Tumblr or Twitter or whatever, I have met them, and I do know them and I love them more than you will ever understand. They have helped me through some of the shittiest times in my life and I don’t know where I would be without them. We may have started out being friends because of something we all like, but then you learn about the person outside of them liking an actress or a TV show, and they are even cooler than you thought they were before. AND THEY WERE PRETTY FUCKING COOL TO START WITH.
You are right about one thing though. They aren’t my friends. They are my family. They are like long distant relatives that you don’t see for a while but when you do, boy it’s great and it’s like you have never been away from them.
So you carry on being bitter about it. I will carry and still have the greatest people in my life.