So, what is Fandomstuck? Fandomstuck is about the personification of different Fandoms. Any TV show, movie, video game, etc with a significant following has a Fandom entity that represents it. What are these Fandom entities like? They’re essentially a personification of the series itself along with the fans that follow it. Appearance-wise, they’d look pretty close to this (these are not strict designs that you’d have to stick to, but you can use them if you’d like). Personality-wise, well, they could be a lot of things. Most will probably come off as very similar to their main character(s), but many will also just look like really big fans of their series, and a lot will be somewhere in-between. For example, Doctor Who would probably make a habit of saying “allons-y!”, wearing a long scarf and a fez and staring at angel statues — not so much because he’s the Doctor himself but because those are all things that stereotypical fans would do. Likewise Sherlock wouldn’t be Sherlock Holmes exactly, but a big fan attempting to channel his inner consulting detective by analyzing everything around him in an attempt to make deductions. Not that there’s any right or wrong way to create a Fandom’s personality, though, as there are a lot of options and I like seeing what people could come up with! Which brings me to: abilities. I was thinking it makes sense that a lot of the Fandoms have some of the powers that come with their characters and/or world. So for example Sonic can probably run pretty fast, Naruto probably knows ninjutsu and Avatar can probably bend the elements. The extent to which they can channel the abilities of their series is up to you, though. For example, does My Little Pony actually have unicorn magic, or is he just wearing a fake horn? That’s up to whoever plays him. Same goes for any gadgets, weapons or other things a Fandom might have. For example Doctor Who is getting a sonic screwdriver and a TARDIS. Does the Pokemon Fandom have Pokemon companions? If you like. Speaking of which, how “human” are these Fandoms? Well firstly, all of them, as Fandoms, differ from humans in quite a few ways. Firstly, age. Most of them look like teenagers or adults, but are really kind of ageless. I’m thinking that all of them are as old as their respective series (for example Doctor Who would’ve been “born” in November 1963, making him 51 years old), but only look as old as it would make sense for them to be. Similarly, a lot of Fandoms in this RP would probably be less than 10 years old, but they can still look like whatever age suits them best. Basically, they come into being along with the fans that follow their series, and pretty much stay the same age forever. I was also thinking of making them effectively immortal so long as fans still exist, but, depending on the direction this RP goes in, I’m not sure about that one. I mean, if they run into some kind of danger at some point, making them all immortal kind of makes it impossible to have any real stakes. So aside from the whole ageless thing, how human are they? Depends on the Fandom, and what you choose to do with them. For example My Little Pony is usually portrayed with wings and a horn, but are those real appendages, or just costume pieces? Whatever you wanna do with them. Likewise Homestuck would probably look like a troll, but its your choice whether he has real horns and gray skin or fake horns and body paint. I’ll probably give Doctor Who two hearts, but that’s about as Time Lord as he’s gonna get. So now that we’ve talked enough about the Fandoms themselves, let’s talk about world-building. Where the hell does this whole crazy RP take place? That’s… actually what I’m struggling to figure out. Everything from this point on is mostly going to be tossing out ideas. Traditionally, Fandomstuck is about these Fandom characters going through a Homestuck-based story, like a game of SBURB, which is where the name comes from. However that’s really something that I want to avoid, not only because SBURB doesn’t translate well to RP but also because I want this RP to be welcoming to non-Homestuck fans. So I’m going for a more original plot and setup. Firstly, the world. Where does this all take place? Well, I was thinking that at least part of this RP has to be connected to the real world. After all, that’s where each series is from, and each Fandom is still a fan who follows their series devoutly. So it’s possible that the RP could (at least partially) be set in the real world, where the Fandoms exist but sort of have to keep themselves hidden (because a fez-wearing man stepping out of a police box that loudly materialized out of nowhere would probably cause somewhat of a ruckus if any fans noticed). Additionally, though, I was thinking there could be some sort of… place, where all the Fandoms can meet up together in their own little world, like a pocket dimension or something, and they could go between this place and the real world at will. There were a lot of forms I was thinking it could take. Maybe they all live in one big apartment building or other complex together? Or maybe there’s a city or town like “Fandom Square” or something, where they all mingle together in one conglomerate-looking city where each one sort of has a slice of their own world? Speaking of “their own worlds”, there was also the passing thought that each Fandom has access to the canon of their own world as a full universe, but that seems like it would get confusing, especially if their world still exists as fiction elsewhere. Still, I think it would be cool if the creatures and villains from their respective worlds could become relevant from time to time and come into contact with the other Fandoms, and the idea that each Fandom has their own separate universe to run away to would at least explain where all these creatures are coming from (I can easily picture Doctor Who running around in a panic with tally marks all over his face and arms, screaming about how he accidentally let some aliens out and no one has any idea what he’s talking about). If they don’t have their own little universes, then the only other explanation I could have for such creatures and villains existing is simply that they sort of come into being the same way the Fandoms do, just because the Fandoms are around. It’s like these sorts of things follow them around, which makes sense if they represent the spirit of their respective shows/games/etc. (That was probably a really shitty explanation. Feel free to ask about the parts that didn’t make sense.) Which brings me to: plot. I’m really not sure what to do here. I kind of like the idea of the Fandoms having to fight back against each other’s villains and things, but I’m not sure. Maybe said villains could try to attack the real world, and the Fandoms have to defend the creators and fans that gave them life? It’s an interesting idea but I’m not totally sure how I feel about it. Additionally, this could just as easily be somewhat of a sandbox RP, where the Fandoms just get into all sorts of shenanigans with each other and we see where it goes from there. So um… yeah that’s what I have going for this idea so far. Feel free to comment with any questions, comments or suggestions you have. Note: In case it wasn’t clear, I’ve already reserved Doctor Who for myself. And, on that note, I also reserved Sherlock for a friend. Really any other Fandom you can think of is still up for grabs, though. Even a relatively obscure one.