Navigating Tumblr can be a daunting task. To find what you need, you may have to wade through repeated memes, loud Vines, or clips of indie singers belting out their latest ballad. ORANGE has sifted through the videos of Carly Rae Jepson’s saxophone song and the latest Bernie Sanders text posts to provide you with the greatest Tumblr fandom blogs.
Story by Natalie Heineman
You’ve heard plenty from Harry and his friends. Now it’s time to delve into the generation before him. Incorrect Marauders Quotes takes lines from popular television shows and movies and attributes them to characters from the Marauders era. Take for example this quote, which originates from “Parks and Recreation,” redesigned to feature the low brow Marauder Sirius Black and his cousin’s haughty husband, Lucius Malfoy.
Here is another post, this time, a play on The Incredibles most famous quote:
Anyone who has been following One Direction for the past few years knows their fans like to create “imagines,” in which they write short captions accompanying a photo. These weird captions range from sweet stories to dirty comments. Bad 1D Imagines collects the “best” worst imagines on the internet and showcases them in a respectfully funny manner.
Tumblr user mamalaz has been imagining Han Solo and his son Ben (aka Kylo Ren) as a normal family rather than a family who singlehandedly annoys the entire galaxy. Mamalaz uses GIF sets from the actors’ film catalogues and re-captions them to create “The Modern Adventures of Han and Ben,” a story in which Han Solo attempts to raise his moody son in the current era.
This show may not be the most popular animated program on television, but it has a strong cult following. The Belchers, named after the high-strung family, features GIFs, quotes, and video clips from nearly every episode.
The BBC show “Merlin” ended nearly four years ago, but the fandom is still loyal. The blog FY Merlin x Arthur showcases the relationship between the show’s two prominent male characters. Whether you interpret their bond as close friendship or something more, this blog has enough GIFs, fan fictions and quotes to fill your quota of angsty, yet hilarious Arthur and Merlin interactions.
The Walking Dead
“The Walking Dead” may be gone until the fall, but fans of the show can find all the insider information they need on The Spoiling Dead Fans. This blog includes a television schedule, episode synopsis and analysis and even a forum page to speculate on future episodes with fellow fans.
John and Hank Green
John and Hank Green each have their own Tumblr, but there are also thousands of blogs dedicated to their fandom, known as Nerdfighteria. One of the best blogs is Hanklerfish Comic, which draws short comics featuring the brothers as angler fish.
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
This show, which recently helped ABC Family transition into their new age as “Freeform,” is the newest fandom on this list. The book’s legion of fans would argue that is not true. However, GIFs and quotes from Nephilim Daily allow readers to enjoy more of the world they love.