I hate that every time someone is going through something in the tag, the rest of us are going out of our minds because we don’t know how to get in contact with them or their real names or where they live or anything about them. Like, it bothers me so much. Because on the one hand, Tumblr is good because it allows us to live through our aliases. But on the other hand, you guys are my family. Like, literally, I love you people and it bothers me that if one of you was struggling through something, I would have no way of knowing if you were alright because I don’t have contact with you in real life.
I feel like that needs to change. The thing that sets our fandom apart is that it’s so tight-knit. Everyone knows eachother. We know eachother by our actual first names and any time we address eachother, we do it through our names and not through our usernames. You guys call me Kat, not signalfire15, and it means a lot to me that you know me on a personal level where you feel comfortable enough to call me by a name that only my best friends call me.
But for most people on here, I don’t even know what you look like. I can’t put a face to the username that I am talking to. I can’t tell you how many messages I got the day I posted a picture of myself on here and everyone was like “wow, I thought that you were black!” And I was like, what, why did everyone on here think I was black? And the day Nancy posted a video of herself and everyone was like “omg, you’re soooo pretty.” Because for most of us, that was the first time ever seeing Nancy even though she heads one of the most popular Bamon blogs and that’s just crazy. What I’m saying is that we seriously don’t know shit about eachother.
So why don’t we do something one day. Not for Bamon, not for Donnie, but for US. The PEOPLE who ship Bamon. Where we post an actual picture of ourselves and tell eachother the basics. Age, where we live, occupation, birthday (so that we can actually get the opportunity to tell eachother Happy Birthday), etc. Where we can talk to one another personally. I want every other fandom to know that we’re not a fandom. That the Bamon fandom is actually a family. That we actually KNOW eachother on a level that goes beyond username. I don’t know what day is good but I just want to know how many of you would be interested in joining. We can do it in the Bamily tag. Or if you guys don’t feel comfortable doing it on Tumblr, we can create a secret group somewhere.
I just think it’s important that we do something like this. So if you would join in, just like this post or let me know and we can set a day and place.
I love this. Count me in. The bamily tag seems like a good option.