Aug 31

FROM THE FANDOM HANDBOOK: HOW TO EFFECTIVELY USE THE COMMENT SECTION

A few days ago Adam decided to favorite this tweet:

fave1And some fans thought this was him sending us a message since, well, he favorited another tweet basically saying so:

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Could it be that Adam is unhappy with the way his fans conduct themselves in comment sections? Is this even possible?!?!

HAS HE EVEN READ THE HANDBOOK!?!?!

I mean every fan got one of these at orientation (except the two quoted above I guess) so I guess I had just assumed he was familiar with the rules and regulations as well. Let’s get him up to speed, shall we?

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Here is an excerpt:

1.) You are required to comment:

First lesson in the being a fan handbook, sub-chapter “Protocol for Comment Section Interaction”, is that you are required to comment. This is non negotiable and failure to do so can result in the revocation of your state issued stan card. If there is an article, blog post, YouTube video, tweet from someone outside the fandom, or any other digital media with an available means to reply, your first duty as a fan is to make sure you get your message across.

 

2.) Always identify yourself:

When beginning your comment make sure to clearly identify yourself. This can be done in many ways, but it is highly recommended you begin by making it obvious to the reader that you are an Adam fan. The words “glam, glitter, sparkly, unicorn, rainbow, bulge, bert” proceeded or followed by a series of numbers in any sequence are suggested as they are easily recognizable. Next remember that there is a strict hierarchy among fandom so stating how long you have been a fan for, and what prompted your undying love and admiration, is suggested so as to give your comments a sense of importance to other readers. Last but not least is to remember that anyone over the age of 65 is required to state their age for the wonderment of others.

 

3.) Clarify your intention:

After clearly identifying yourself you must further support your intention for commenting. There must be no doubt for the reader that you are here for Adam and no other reason. Some ways to accomplish this is to make blanket statements about how he is better than any other artist that ever existed, denounce other singers and their talents, and mock others for enjoying other artists since they do not possess the same abilities as Adam. These are a few examples, but feel free to use your own judgement. Remember the ruder the better.

4.) Hyperbole, hyperbole, hyperbole:

This is one of the more important steps in completing your comment, for none is truly complete without a long diatribe extolling Adam’s many virtues. Some examples would be to call him a ‘rock god”, an “icon” or any other combination of superfluous adjectives. Comparing him to, or proclaiming him to be better than, past musical icons are not required but strongly encouraged. Long, lengthy musings on his various physical attributes and what they do to your private areas is recommended, no matter how graphic or tasteless. Examples on how he has changed your life, complete with an emotional anecdote, are always a good idea even if they have little to nothing to do with the subject at hand.

5.) Demonstrate Lack of Awareness:

This is not required but it certainly is a tactic that has been employed in the past to great result. Making yourself sound as completely out of touch as possible further reinforces that your love for Adam is true and untainted by reality. If you use this method you are required to state at least one of the following: that you do not enjoy popular music, or that you do not listen to popular radio. While you are only required to state one, using both packs more of a punch. If you do happen to bring up any type of musical or cultural touchstone you must make sure it occurred on or before December, 31st 1979.

 

6.) The “victim card”:

Last but certainly not least, this may be the most important part of the commenting process. Never underestimate the power of using the victim card. This is the idea that no matter what happens, Adam is and forever will be scorned. Remember that no praise will ever be enough praise and it is your duty as a fan to vigorously and bitterly point out the bad in any good situation. This includes but is not limited to: perceived snubs, being overlooked in the US, American Idol conspiracies, lack of radio play, and homophobia.

There you go. Now you are well versed in how to properly comment as a fan, go forth and make those comment sections your bitch.

There. I hope after reading this, Adam will see the error of his ways. For us fans weren’t actively trying to be embarrassing as fuck, no, we were simply following an established set of rules that were given to us on our first day as fans. Simple mistake. If he wishes to make an addendum to the handbook he can simply just submit one and we can all just modify our behavior as such. Easy peasy.

 

 Thank you to Melirose89 for assistance in reviewing the handbook. It’s very ~wordy and technical and I appreciate her patience and grasp of the English language.

~FIN~

 

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Aug 04

THE QAL TOUR: A TO Z

The US leg of the Queen + Adam Lambert tour has now come to a close, and even though it is all still pretty fresh in our minds, let’s take a short walk down memory lane with a brief A to Z recap of this leg of the “Once in A Lifetime” tour. Thanks to @melirose89 who assisted me with this post and all the lovely photogs, videographers and gif makers out in fandom and beyond (credited pics if I knew the source)

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(pic from Lambertizeme, motivational poster by me)

The recap after the cut…

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Jul 22

YES THE SITE IS ALIVE: MY NYC QAL TRIP

Well I don’t know if anyone noticed really but I took a wee sabbatical from blogging for a bit just to rest my creative juices before era 3 and to just enjoy the QAL tour without having to worry about posting picture after picture and video after video. That’s the kind of shit that makes stanning feel like work and no thank you!! I needed a break!

BUT NOW I AM BACK. FEELING RESTED AND REPLENISHED. ARE YOU EXCITED?

I….I am gonna take that as a yes.

So many things have happened since I last blogged. Adam has ditched the blonde hair color. He grew more melvin, then he got rid of most of it, and then grew it back again. We found out he has a little bit of Tina Turner in him..

And that he’s the kind of guy who spits not swallows…

That he likes to sass his elders..

WE FOUND OUT THAT ADUFUS IS REAL!!!

But more importantly that Couchbert is the new Floorbert…

But most importantly we found out that whether he was playing a sold out Forum in LA or a sold out Madison Square Garden in NYC he

WAS A FUCKING CHAMPION IN A FUCKING GOLD GLITTERY CROWN!!!!!

Now a little more about Madison Square Garden. I was privileged enough to witness it in person and it was AMAZING. I had never truly understood why that venue was the Holy Grail of venues for a musical artist to play, and maybe I still don’t fully understand, but I have to say that from the minute I walked into the arena and down the stairs to my seat I was overcome with a massive indescribable feeling. You know when a place just has a presence? A history? That’s what I felt.

Or maybe what I felt was the Irish ale and two shots of Jameson I had at the Irish pub minutes earlier??

That’s my hand right there. Aren’t my chubby little fingers sexay? And that’s my phone…that’s where the MAGIC happens people!!!

Did I mention my seats were amazing?

 I managed to end up in Glambert-ville with berts to the right and to the left and like half of my feed a stone throws away from me. It was so nice to put some faces to screen names and everyone I met was super nice. I am SO GLAD no one asked me for my glambert number like someone did to Loha in Las Vegas…LOL. I really don’t know how I would have handled that. Laughed in their face? Tell them it was 666 with crazy eyes and see how they reacted? Not sure.

I wish I could fully encapsulate with words how amazing the concert was but all I can think of to say is that listening to Youtube videos or a stream does NOT do justice to his voice, Brian’s guitar, Roger’s drumming, and any of the other elements that fused together to form such a perfect live experience. It is something that, while good on video, is UNREAL live, in the moment and surrounded by the energy from thousands of fans. There is just no comparison. I was fortunate enough to see one of the UK Hammersmith shows and while that was great, this show far surpassed that for me. The energy, the set, the production value, BRIAN’S NEVER ENDING GUITAR SOLO, the lady in front of me wearing Christmas garland as a scarf (I am on to you lady), the straight guy next to me dancing the standard dorky white man dance the whole show, the beach balls passing through the crowd. Amazing.

AND WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER SLAYED MY LIFE. LIKE IT KILLED ME DEAD AND THEN RESURRECTED ME AND THEN KILLED ME AGAIN THAT’S HOW AMAZING IT WAS.

It was so good that even the younger guy in front of me, who looked like he had maybe come with his parents and was kinda blase about the whole experience so far, whipped out his phone and started filming when Adam started slaying those notes. It gave me chills. SRSLY. And let’s not forget all of MSG (well I am gonna ignore the small section directly opposite me on the other side of the arena. I am going to assume their arms were simply tired from batting around all those beach balls.) doing the Radio Gaga clap like it should be done. It was beautiful.

Oh and I also got a pretty cool shirt.

Overall it was a SUPER AMAZING experience and it will be something I will fap over for all of eternity.

NOW BRING ON ERA THREE BITCHES!!!!!!!

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May 01

ADAM LAMBERT: IT’S NOT EASY BEING GREEN. OR FINDING SOCKS.

In a show of solidarity with all the Florida flood victims this week, Adam brought out these pants to the I Heart Radio Awards:

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I kid, I kid. Apparently flood pants are in style with the menfolk. As long as they don’t start french rolling them like we did in the eighth grade, I can deal.

DID I MENTION HE LOOKS AMAZING?!?!?!

And he also brought along his face which was a good choice for a red carpet accessory:

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CAN A SISTA GET A MOTHER FUCKING SLOW CLAP GIF UP IN HERE?!?!

Thank you. Cause damn boy looks flawless! The hair color, the facial scruff, the suit color. He looks even younger which is impossible since he looked super young to begin with so I am guessing he’s gonna start getting carded again at the bars. Or at least when he rents a car.

Here’s Adam on the E! red carpet (Thanks to @Vegas1024 who got this up super fast)

He talks about when we can expect his new album. Yep you guessed it.

 Here’s him introducing Bastille


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Apr 14

Adam Goes Green

 

 It doesn’t mean he has gone all organic, although he might have-Adam has dyed his hair green. He tweeted out a photo last night saying “Green Hair Don’t Care”.

 

So what has prompted this sudden change in his coif’s color? Let’s see:

Could it be a tribute to his favorite vegetable KALE?

A possible reference to new music, the green light in a traffic signal=intense forward motion?

A nod to the green grass of summer- a hint to a summer single hmmmmm?

Or maybe just his love of grass lol!

Maybe it’s an homage to the 4 leaf clover, as he’s feeling lucky just having been in Stockholm recording his album

Could it also be an ode to green tea and the new Lipton tea ad that is airing using Lay Me Down as the jingle? (Green tea because he’s healthy like that)

Which may also tie into his excitement about Shady being used in a Kia Soul ad in Korea, a very green electric vehicle.

Of course these ads along with his upcoming tour with Queen are helping to bring him some good old fashioned green-nothing wrong with celebrating that!

Finally, maybe it’s a tribute to Kermit and the rainbow connection and all of us just living in peace & equality under one big happy rainbow.

 

 

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Apr 07

LET’S TINHAT: NILE’S BLOG EDITION

Now I don’t know if any of you all caught this, and my apologies if you did, but @baking4fun and her eagle eyes spotted something very interesting in Nile’s blog today and passed it along. First there is this passage:

nileblog1He’s starting his own music festival eh? Interesting. Busy guy. Then there is this on the same page:

nileblog2“I’m starting my own artists-for-artists music festival–ground work was lain by Adam Lambert.”

Wait…..HIS OWN MUSIC FESTIVAL?!?!?!

Ground work was lain by Adam Lambert.

GROUND WORK WAS LAIN BY ADAM LAMBERT.

GROUND WORK WAS LAIN BY ADAM LAMBERT.

GROUND WORK WAS LAIN BY ADAM LAMBERT.

GROUND WORK WAS LAIN BY ADAM LAMBERT.

WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT?!?! WHAT DOES THAT MEEEEEEN?!?!?!?!?!!? A MUSIC FESTIVAL? ADAM LAID THE GROUND WORK?!?! WHAT WUT WAT?!?! BRB PURCHASING ALL THE TINHATS!!

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ALL. OF. THEM.

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Apr 04

LAMBERT VS LEVINE: A REFERENCE MANUAL FOR THE CLUELESS PART 2. ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN.

So quite a while back I made a handy dandy little post about how to tell Adam Lambert and Adam Levine apart, seeing as how tons of random people can’t seem to keep them straight. And while that post was quite informative, and there really shouldn’t be ANY more confusion, it seems that people just can’t get it through their heads who is who.

So here it is. One last time. The ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN. This should leave you in NO DOUBT about which is which.

PAY ATTENTION PEOPLE! I AM NOT GONNA DO THIS AGAIN!

Levine: Daring hairstyle: Adam Lambert circa 2010

Lambert: Daring hairstyle. Gump. circa 1994.

Levine: Knitwear….bashful.

Lambert: Knitwear……face palm-y.

Levine: Brother. Gay. Adorable.

Lambert: Brother. Straight. Negative.

Levine: Sassy head snap.

Lambert: Cranium twerkin’.

Levine: Along for the ride.

Lambert: In the drivers seat baby.

Levine: I just can’t handle it. I ain’t ready.

Lambert:  It shakes all over like a jelly fish. I kinda like it.

Levine: Plays the drums.

Lambert: Plays A drum.

Levine: Gently caresses the microphone stand.

Lambert: Gets the microphone stand off.

Levine: Sorry about that bro.

Lambert: Oh. Em. Gee.

Levine: Sexiest man alive.

Lambert: Demands a recount

AND THIS TIME YA’LL BETTER KEEP THIS SHIT STRAIGHT! YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!

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Apr 02

CHUNKEY’S GLEECAP: CELEBRATE STARCHILD’S AMBIGUOUS GOODBYE!

Elliott “Starchild” Gilbert came into our lives as a whirling dervish of rhinestones and sequins, wrapped up in a killer voice and topped off with a thick head of hair that doesn’t even need hair gel.

A glitter rock vampire with nothing but a song in his heart, he blew in from Jersey, land of malls, and shook up the Glee kids lives. But sadly it is his time to go. For now at least.  This week marked the last Elliott episode for the foreseeable future. Let’s take a look at his scenes this week before we celebrate ALL that is Elliott Gilbert. Farewell Elliott. We hardly knew ye. Here’s hoping you return in the series finale as 30 something year old Kurt begs his adopted Burundian children for permission to bang you.

Now tonight’s episode. The whole show seems to have shifted to NYC now with Sam and Blaine and Artie all moving there, and I will admit that it’s already a better show without those terrible new kids. However I am just gonna go over Starchild’s two scenes. In his first scene Elliott and Kurt are at their favorite guitar store and Kurt is complaining about how Blaine is everywhere now that he’s moved to NYC. He’s at home, he’s at school, he wakes up in the middle of the night to see Blaine staring creepily into his face while muttering something about a “skin suit”. Overall he’s losing it man. What is Elliott’s advice for him? Well he does mention that at first he thought they two were way too young to get married, but now he’s basically team Klaine because Klaine is the black hole that sucks everything good and real into it’s depths.

This is a pic of Elliott being sucked into the Klaine black hole. RUUUN!

And then they sing “Rockstar” by A Great Big World and 100 random people just show up to partay because NYC is the music store capital of the world.

Then the last scene we have of Elliott (but will it be though? I feel they left the door open for him since there was no mention of him leaving) is of Blaine instigating a confrontation that pretty much looks like this

As Blaine barges into his apartment, HIS NOSTRILS FURIOUS WITH RAGE and hurling accusations that Elliott is trying to steal Kurt.

WOAH WOAH SETTLE DOWN BLAINE. I MEAN YOU DID CHEAT ON KURT AND HAVE A CRUSH ON SAM SO YOU REALLY SHOULDN’T BE FLIPPING OUT THAT KURT HAS A FRIEND.

Woah. Blaine totes goes all gangsta on his ass.

Thankfully Elliott is the only adult in this show who acts rationally and calmly

And basically he has to tell Blaine to put on his grown man panties and suck it up—he doesn’t think of Kurt like that. And then the whole audience cries NOOOOO WHYYYYYYYYYY because…Starkurt tho. *sniff* And then they make up and jam.

And then….that’s it. They sing glitter rock vampire into the night and Elliott gives him hair styling tips I suppose.

So as we wait to see if he pops up sometime in season 6….jump after the cut to celebrate all of season 5 Elliott realness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Apr 01

CONGRATS ON YOUR FACE AND OTHER PRESSING ISSUES

FIRST LETS START BY ADMIRING THE VERY PRETTY NEW/OLD PICS ADAM POSTED TO HIS INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK WHICH ARE TRULY WORK OF ART. GOOD JOB GENETICS…YOU DONE GOOD.

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Adam has been very busy today, posting new pics to his Facebook as well as updating all sorts of things all across his social media platforms. Avatars and headers and backgrounds oh my! Speaking of which check out the inclusion of the word “host” in his new twitter bio. Host?!?! Hmmm….shake them sekrits loose from your hair Lambert!!

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Mar 28

A WALK DOWN ADAM FANDOM MEMORY LANE AND A BITTERSWEET GOODBYE

I’ve sort of been taking a little hiatus from posting since nothing really is going on that’s earth shattering, and to rest up before the onslaught of era 3, but when I saw this week that TWoP was being closed down by evil evil NBC  I had to make a post. You see TWoP–or Television Without Pity–is a website that had wonderful snarky recaps and forums for tons of TV shows and is where I first dipped my toe into Adam fandom back when he was on American Idol. It was the first site where I connected with other fans and chatted and flailed and God knows what.

Since the site will soon be reduced to nothing but a memory (the forums will be open till the end of May and then that’s it )and in honor of my fond memories there I decided to make a sort of “Best Of” post.

These are some of the best, worst, lulziest, flailiest, trolliest, nastiest, and wtf-iest comments from Adam’s thread during his Idol run.

And for the record, the original Adam thread has over 4 million views. The 2nd thread over 2 million.

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane. Time travel back with me to March 2009 through May 2009…

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