Lest we forget, Watchmen’s pre-movie fandom explosion started in ‘07 on 4chan’s /co/ as a joke. Like, lol, what if when the movie comes out a bunch of yaoi fangirls get really into it and start shipping Rorschach and Nite Owl. lol. That would be so funny. Let’s make Watchmen yaoi. Let’s write Watchmen yaoi. Let’s talk about Watchmen yaoi all day long until we get yelled off the board and move to a separate chan just for comic book porno and talk about Watchmen yaoi every day for several years and fill up 26 threads with fic and art that we pour our souls into.
Pal, I was going to reblog this for your thoughts and then I realized it is your thoughts.
Gotta admit, I did NOT expect it to take off this much.
My fave part is how half the comments are totally baffled and the other half are like, “I WAS THERE. I’VE SEEN SOME SHIT”