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“And I’m prouder of that than if I’d simply been ‘good’ from the beginning”: Why I Think Andy Blake is (still) Dangerous


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This is a follow up to a previous post. This time I share my own thoughts on Andy based on his own writing and the reports of people who have dealt with him first hand. I am convinced that Andy is building up a little niche for himself in the Destiel part of the Supernatural fandom and that, as before, people will end up hurt. As a fandom, we should take a little responsibility for taking care of each other. In this case, unfortunately, our ability to care for each other is limited to sharing information to ensure that people know who they’re dealing with when it comes to Andrew Blake, aka andythanfiction.

My motivation in doing this is a sense of protectiveness about our corner of fandom. My last post in this blog got just under 400 notes so far and there are thousands of Destiel fans. 400 notes means it’s reached only a tiny fraction of the fandom. This has to reach more people. With every new post there’s a chance of more people seeing it. Please reblog and tag #destiel for maximum visibility.

Andy’s Stories
The line I took for the title of my post, “And I’m prouder of that than if I’d simply been ‘good’ from the beginning”, comes from a post of Andy’s here.

Let’s start by unpacking that. Andy doesn’t say he’s ashamed of what he did, he doesn’t say he’s sorry. For every admission in this post, there’s an accusation to cancel it out. He says he has “gotten past it”, “sought help” and therefore he is now “proud”. You know why? Because this overcoming-of-obstacles storyline is just another tale Andy is telling. Stories like that usually end in pride that a person has overcome their problems, and that’s the story Andy wants us to believe. What he has not addressed here is that he was the problem that other people had to overcome. Abbey Stone has a right to be proud; Andy does not.

If you’ve never read this post by Abbey, Andy’s ex-girlfriend and one of the people hurt most by his lies and manipulations, read it now. It details the stories Andy told and wove together in his cult days. Bookshop has written an article on cults as broken RPGs and Andy’s cult was an example of one such broken RPG, where real life and fantasy life blend and people become victims. Andy cons with stories. He’s very good at it. It’s a skill he’s been honing for ten years. And here is the current story in a nutshell: Brave Andy has overcome his own mental illness and the tragic death of the woman he loved and is now just trying to take part in fandom, write his meta and write his fanfiction in peace.

What a touching tale.

What a load of crap.

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i want realistic modern fantasy like

someone finding a dragon egg and livetweeting the process of trying to hatch it (with no prior knowledge on how a dragon egg should be hatched)

a guy selling an enchanted sword on craigslist

a tattoo artist who does spell runes but for really mundane stuff like conjuring a bound demonic pen or for summoning your keys

summoning a demon for the vine

selfies with mermaids

prank calling wizards

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Have you ever wondered where books come from?




Well then, let me show you, because that’s what I do for a living.

Right now, it’s this time of the year, and the little ones have just freshly hatched:


You’ll notice they’re still blind and naked when they hatch. So I make them little coats to keep them warm during their first winter:


See how they happily line up to put them on:


See? Better. Now they’re ready to go and explore the world.


And if they make it through the winter and we take good care of them, they will grow up to be strong and wise like their older fellows:


So, in case you were ever wondering, now you know.


As a Publishing Professional I can say that this is 10000% accurate, and I am a little concerned you’re just giving away all of our industry secrets on Tumblr.

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HARRY POTTER HISTORY MEME: three historical wizards [1/3] → Merlin

Merlin (precise dates unknown) was a powerful medieval wizard and a member of Slytherin House. Arguably the most famous wizard of all time, he joined the court of King Arthur and founded the Order of Merlin - an organisation which promoted Muggle rights.

Um. Yes. Pls.