Fandoms Grab Your Weapons
|Synonyms:||"The Worst Post on Tumblr"|
|Date Started:||16 July 2012|
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[Fandoms], Grab Your Weapons is a viral meme that, according to Tumblr user memearchives, originated with this post[Dead link]. The post involves a comically long chain of users from various fandoms humorously rallying against a Facebook user criticizing Tumblr. The post references many Fandom Nicknames, including quite a few obscure ones.
The original post (minus reblogs):
Many more fandoms were added in reblogs, though the screenshot cuts off usernames and makes them difficult to source.
(A Supernatural gif. Details are too blurry to identify.)
Les Mis fans, build a barricade? Yes?
NCIS fans, grab your gear.
Castle fans, alakazam that jackass
The Last Airbender fans master your bending
Assassin's Creed fans, ready your hidden blades.
Falling In Reverse fans, get Charlie.
Reaction and Impact
The post was later rediscovered in 2015 and spread around as a screencap by users agreeing it to be the "worst post" on the site. Today, "Fandoms Grab Your Weapons" is looked back upon as the apotheosis of the apparently cringe-worthy nature of fandom culture from that era of Tumblr.