Well, at least it’s kind of here. I am still learning to navigate Weebly and make my own free web site. There’s a lot more work to be done. But you can still check it out and get involved.
aParently Fandom is a new community, or at least it will be a community soon I hope, for parents of children in fandoms. It’s not just for parents really, it’s for anyone who knows someone in fandoms and loves that someone and wants to support them. It’s also for parents who don’t quite understand and are frustrated, scared and even embarrassed to come and learn more and share and get rid of fears and help their child go on with life as well as go on with life themselves. It’s also for the people in the fandoms. Who better understands what a fandom kid is thinking then a fandom person themselves. You can’t expect your folks or loved ones to read your mind, sorry! But you can (nicely) let us know how you feel and why you do what you do and what you’re thinking.
Never assume you are the only one who is going through what you are going through. Every one needs someone to understand.
The person or persons in your life that are into fandoms may not just be children it can be teens and adults as well.
So, I could call it a support group but that’s so overused. I think something like “encouraging group” or “inspirational group” or “the world isn’t actually ending group” or something less used like that.
My daughters helped me come up with the name aParently Fandom for the group. Obviously it had to have the word Fandom in it but we got aParently by playing with the words “apparently” and “a patently”.
How do you know if your loved one is in a fandom?
Are they obsessed over anything?
Do they talk about and go to or at least try to go to cons? (A con stands for convention. Think of Comic Con and you might get the idea.)
Do they cos play or at least try to or really want to? (Cos play stands for costume play where the person dresses up like characters from their favorite show or game.)
Do they watch the same show over and over and sing all the songs and talk of nothing else and find a way to relate everything to that show?
Do they write fan fiction? (Fan fiction is where fans of the show write their own stories using the show characters and ideas. I’m not sure how that all works legally but many shows love it and encourage it.)
Do they purchase or try to purchase figures, shirts and other fan paraphernalia often?
Do they order or try to order various wigs?
Do they purchase or try to purchase various costumes and or items to make costumes with.
Do they have to have every movie and episode or game of a certain sort and if they think they are gonna get it they become crazed with happiness?
Do all or most of their friends like the same exact show or shows or game or games? (If they don’t have any friends yet usually attending a con will solve that issue.)
I’m sure there are many more tale tale signs. I’ll have to dedicate a page to this later on the website. For now if you want to join the aParently Fandom community please click on – aParently Fandom
See you there!
PS! If you are into fandoms please remember to let your folks and friends know about aParently Fandom and get them involved. Please & Thank You!
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