I’m that part of the fandom that can’t gif, make edits, write fanfiction or draw I’m just kind of here like
Which makes you the commenter, the fic-reccer, the source-finder, the link-poster, the headcanon buddy, the forum-poster, the kink-prompter, the conversation starter, the number one fan, the miscellaneous details and subconscious fact-checker.
aka: you’re the person all those other skill-sets are producing for.
I like you.
Lurking is a valid fandom activity!
We had a whole panel about this at Continuum! (Finding lurkers and convincing them to be on a panel about it, now that was the challenge. I’m not saying I begged my lurky friends, but I totally begged my lurky friends.)
And thanks to that panel (which was fucking fabulous) I’ve included a bunch of stuff in the thesis and not-yet-released-survey specifically begging lurkers to participate because not all of us are creators here, and sharers/readers/audiences are just as important.