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tolktolk
Lorien

Apr 5 2013, 9:28pm

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#VoteBilbo Can't Post

There is a bit of fun going on on Twitter and MTV with a battle between Kristen Stewart's Show White and Bilbo for Best Hero of 2013:

http://www.mtv.com/...ards/2013/best-hero/

The #VoteBilbo hashtag was trending a few hours ago, and Bilbo was winning for a bit but Show White is currently back in the lead as the number of votes for each approaches 100,000!


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 5 2013, 9:43pm

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who knew Snow White had such a large fan base? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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tolktolk
Lorien

Apr 5 2013, 9:54pm

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No, she does [In reply to] Can't Post

She has all the highly devoted Twilight fans voting for her.


tarasaurus
Rohan


Apr 5 2013, 10:14pm

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Haha [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't like/use twitter or MTV, but I voted anyway Tongue


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Apr 5 2013, 10:18pm

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A predominantly female fanbase I might add [In reply to] Can't Post

Something's not right about a female celebrity having so many female fans... Hmm...


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Apr 5 2013, 10:20pm

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You'll need to do more than vote! If you look at what the opposition is doing [In reply to] Can't Post

search #votesnowwhite on twitter, many of them are just going "#votesnowwhite #votesnowwhite #votesnowwhite #votesnowwhite #votesnowwhite #votesnowwhite1" "#votesnowwhite #votesnowwhite #votesnowwhite #votesnowwhite 2" hundreds of times over.


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 5 2013, 10:27pm

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not sure how to take that [In reply to] Can't Post

How is it 'not right' for women to vote for women heroines?

I can conjure up a few possible issues people might take with that but I'd hate to attribute any of them to anyone without more information.

Do you think there's something off about a woman being attracted to a woman?

Or a woman admiring a woman heroine?


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Magpie
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Apr 5 2013, 10:29pm

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ah, yes... that makes sense [In reply to] Can't Post

I just hadn't realized that Snow White had been that popular of a movie or that the fans of that movie were so organized and/or lingering.

But if you factor in the spillover from Twilight, it makes sense.


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tarasaurus
Rohan


Apr 5 2013, 10:34pm

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But... [In reply to] Can't Post

I looooooove Emma Watson and she has a ton of female fans!


tarasaurus
Rohan


Apr 5 2013, 10:34pm

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Meh, [In reply to] Can't Post

I think my job is done here Cool it's just MTV after all.


Magpie
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Apr 5 2013, 10:38pm

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There's a home page article and a News From Bree post on Off Topic [In reply to] Can't Post

...you all might find interesting.



http://www.theonering.net/...-you-join-the-cause/

http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=591589#591589


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QuackingTroll
Valinor


Apr 5 2013, 10:40pm

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Well these are Twihards... [In reply to] Can't Post

I thought the attraction to Twilight was because of the cute guys.. not Kristen Stewart! If they were genuinely voting for her because she's a strong female character then fine, but that's not what's going on, there seems to be a genuine hypnosis happening here.

For the record, I'm also not calling them gay, most of them are obsessed with Pattinson. But it's just odd that they follow Stewart in the way that they do... there are much better female role models out there Crazy


tarasaurus
Rohan


Apr 5 2013, 10:44pm

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I'm sure it's because [In reply to] Can't Post

she has ties to Pattinson >_< in that sense, weird indeed! And I tweeted again for the heck of it. Just to spite the Snow White fans. Tongue


Magpie
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Apr 5 2013, 10:47pm

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if 107, 338 votes for Kristin is hypnosis... [In reply to] Can't Post

then what is 107,534 for Bilbo?

It's only weird when it's other fandoms. We are completely normal. :-p


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DanielLB
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Apr 5 2013, 10:48pm

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I thought they all hated her for cheating on him. / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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QuackingTroll
Valinor


Apr 5 2013, 10:54pm

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Well, I'm not gay... But for Martin Freeman, I'm anything he wants me to be [In reply to] Can't Post

I think the difference is - if Martin Freeman was in a pole for "best hero - Arthur Dent" I wouldn't bother voting, no matter how much I like The Hobbit, because it's not really related. But these girls are following Stewart like they're in love with her, but most of them are heterosexual - and that's what's weird.

A franchise can have an interesting hold on its fanbase, and I'd do some crazy stuff for The Hobbit, indeed I have done! But Twilight fans just seem a little confused about what it is that they like...


Glorfindela
Valinor


Apr 5 2013, 11:02pm

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I wouldn't bother with this [In reply to] Can't Post

I hate Twitter, and even the thought of stooping to make a comparison between Martin Freeman, a great actor, and that girl, who is a terrible actress, is nauseating.


Flame of Udun
Rivendell


Apr 5 2013, 11:06pm

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I didn't see ... [In reply to] Can't Post

....a single male vote when i checked recent tweets with #votesnowwhite

"'Ai! ai!' wailed Legolas. 'A Balrog! A Balrog is come!'
Gimli stared with wide eyes. 'Durin's Bane!' he cried, and letting his axe fall he covered his face.
'A Balrog,' muttered Gandalf. 'Now I understand. What an evil fortune! And I am already weary.''


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Apr 5 2013, 11:07pm

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hey now, she was good in... something... I don't remember what it was, but she actually acted in it, no joke! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


tarasaurus
Rohan


Apr 5 2013, 11:11pm

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I actually liked her [In reply to] Can't Post

in the movie Speak...not sure if it's 'cause she didn't really talk in it though.


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Apr 5 2013, 11:16pm

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Not sure if that was a joke, but it made me laugh // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


tarasaurus
Rohan


Apr 5 2013, 11:18pm

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LOL [In reply to] Can't Post

It was, even though I did really like that movie. Smile


Spaldron
Rivendell


Apr 5 2013, 11:18pm

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I voted... [In reply to] Can't Post

... multiple times, does that count?

"A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities."


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Apr 5 2013, 11:21pm

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Vote as many times as you want! I voted so much that I reached my tweet limit // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


cats16
Valinor

Apr 5 2013, 11:34pm

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Actually [In reply to] Can't Post

It's only one hashtag (#) per tweet that counts as a vote.

And if people want this to trend on Twitter, they should know that doing something like: "#VoteBilbo #VoteBilbo #VoteBilbo #VoteBilbo" over and over again actually hurts your cause. You basically lose one tag for each extra time. Like this voting, it's only one tag per tweet. I have no idea if this voting works the same way in that you lose votes with multiple tags in one tweet, but I know that only one tag should be used per tweet.


Ugh...that all really sounded redundant, lol. I hope everyone understands what I'm saying.

Tweet away!


(This post was edited by cats16 on Apr 5 2013, 11:35pm)

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