#EarperView with Willow Rosenberg

Hello, friends, and happy Wednesday! Today’s subject is our favorite wicca who loves yellow crayons, Willow Rosenberg! Take a gander to see why Willow is all in on Earp and how she feels about who I’m assuming was her namesake.

Tell us a little bit about your non-Earper alter ego.

Well, I’m a badass wicca with a serious love for the Earp sisters. I help my friend out with her…vocation, and I have saved the world. A lot. I’m usually the smartest person in the room, but nowadays I also try to be the nicest. I live with my wife, Tara, in what some could describe as an AU situation, but we’re very happy together. She had a health scare a few years ago with a stray bullet, but thanks to physics, it didn’t actually come anywhere near her, and we were able to avert the apocalypse together one more time. We live with our cat, Miss Kitty Fantastico, and own our local magic shop, a business we purchased from my former librarian/current father figure, Giles. We are happy and in love and everything you’d ever want people named Willow and Tara to be, okay?

How did you find Wynonna Earp and the fandom?

I was a big Lost Girl fan, especially because of the way they handled sexuality. Like, they didn’t feel the need to label anyone; it just was. I found it refreshing and honest, and I appreciated the representation. I saw Wynonna Earp advertised during its final season, and I checked it out. I was immediately hooked by Waverly — I feel seen when I see her — but Jeremy has actually come to be my favorite character. He and Robin have a love that’s pure. But I’ll never stop loving Waverly. When she cries, I cry.

Is this your first fandom?

I used to write Star Trek: TNG fanfic. What? It’s not illegal.

What is your favorite fandom memory?

I really try to use my magic for good, but sometimes I enter a grey area, like when I found some of the trolls that have been harassing the good folks of the Earper family and deleted their accounts. That is my best fandom memory.

What is your favorite con memory?

Getting trapped in an elevator with some of my favorite Earpers. You know who you are.

What is your favorite Wynonna Earp/Earper activity?

I really like when a group of Earpers gets together and drink the blood of our enemies so that we can absorb their power. Kidding! I mean axe throwing. Definitely axe throwing. 

What has Wynonna Earp come to mean to you?

Family. My biological family isn’t much to brag about, and in Sunnydale, I found people who basically took me into their family. The people who share my family tree aren’t the ones who value me the most, and that’s the same for Wynonna (except for Waverly, of course). I just feel so happy to have found the Robin to my Jeremy, the Nicole to my Waverly, and the Bobo to my Willa. Tara is my family, just like Fish was Levi’s.

Are there any pictures you’d like to share of your Wynonna Earp experience?

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What is your favorite use for coconut oil?

Tara and I like to use it for the same thing I wanted to use the cooking oil for in the video game Chaos Bleeds. Too obscure? Let’s just say we use it for EVERYTHING at our commune. Like, everything.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you Fandras?

A googol.

Describe why Fandras is a thing in 7 words or less.

She fights for all of us.

Oh, sorry, I have seven words? 

She fights for all of us…bitch.

What is your favorite Earp sisters moment?

I absolutely love the badass walk of the sisters after they’ve fought the spiders and are covered in goo. There are more emotional moments, sure, but it’s just a cute, funny moment, and very indicative of the show’s vibe.

How have you Earped your life?

I told Tara that we’re naming our next cat Optimug Prime.

What’s the Earpiest thing you’ve ever done?

I wrote an essay on why Willa Earp was created, not born, and why her alcoholic, abusive father was mostly to blame for her attitude towards Waverly. She had bad tendencies, sure, but when you took Ward’s upbringing and combined it with the treehouse and then the cult, well, that’s how villains are made. Sometimes nature takes a tiny bit of nurture and turns it into a garbage fire. *cough* Rack *cough* This essay, entitled “My Heart Willa Go On,” was written purely for my own entertainment. And if the subject matter wasn’t Earpy enough, creating something just because it gave you joy? That feels pretty Earpy to me.

 

Thanks for reading, friends, and I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Love my take on Willow as an Earper? Buy me a coffee!

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#EarperView with Widow Beth

Hello, friends, and welcome to a full week of EarperViews! Today we are joined by the lovely Widow Beth, who you all know from season two of our dear show Wynonna Earp. Villain? Or just misunderstood? Take a gander at this Earper’s info below and you decide.

Tell us a little bit about your non-Earper alter ego.

Well, I spend a lot of time trying to raise my dead husband, who you may know as Bulshar or Sheriff Clootie, depending on how close you are to him. I like to spend time with my sister wives, Constance and “Mercedes.” But, you know, less time with Constance since she locked all of the rest of us up for over a hundred years. That bitch. She was always jealous of my bustle.

How did you find Wynonna Earp and the fandom?

They were just right there waiting for me when I escaped that box. I know those Earpers say they’re here for the heir or the queer rep, but I’m pretty sure they just love themselves some Widow Beth. 

Is this your first fandom?

I actually used to run a fansite for Big Love

What is your favorite fandom memory?

I loved the the Earpers’ reaction to when Gooverly ate the spider. 

What is your favorite con memory?

I attended a really great meet & greet at a recent con, but then I accidentally ate all of the attendees because someone played the wrong Taylor Swift song.

What is your favorite Wynonna Earp/Earper activity?

Exacting revenge on my enemies.

What has Wynonna Earp come to mean to you?

Sisterhood. And stripper buses.

Are there any pictures you’d like to share of your Wynonna Earp experience?

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Just taking a rest on a random Earper at a con while some do-good nerd holds my bag.

What is your favorite use for coconut oil?

I love to use it to please my husband.

He likes it when I use it to make muffins. What did you think I meant?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you Fandras?

I mean, 10. Like, I’m totally an evil demon from hundreds of years ago who is just in Purgatory to wreak havoc, but I do love me some Evelyn Andrews.

Describe why Fandras is a thing in 7 words or less.

My character? Still sympathetic. Genius writing, that.

What is your favorite Earp sisters moment?

When Waverly betrayed Wynonna and sold out Doc’s ring to save Nicole. Good times.

How have you Earped your life?

Oh, I totally ship Jetri. #UnkillableGaySquad And I asked Michelle Earp for her stuffing recipe. It’s delicious!

What’s the Earpiest thing you’ve ever done?

Don’t tell my sister, but one time I cosplayed as Wynonna and stole her truck.

 

Thanks for reading, everyone! If you liked this and like my writing in general, consider buying me a Ko-fi!

#EarperView with Lena Luthor

I mean, honestly, did you expect someone else?

We’re ending the week on a high note with an EarperView with my favorite CEO and media mogul, Lena Luthor. Obviously Lena loves her some Earp — strong women standing up to the forces of evil, quipping all the way? That’s my Lena’s jam. Take a look and see why she started watching, how she feels about Evelyn Andrews, and maybe why we Earpers should all be thanking her.

Tell us a little bit about your non-Earper alter ego.

I am the CEO of a multi-billion-dollar company that I recently rebranded to focus on the good I am doing, as opposed to being a front for my homicidal brother to take down his nemesis. I’m also the editor of Catco Worldwide magazine but am actually not that interested in whether or not you wear high-waisted shorts. I spend a lot of time in the lab trying to change the world for the better, and one of my biggest turnoffs is dishonesty, especially regarding the fundamental truths of who you are as a person, and especially when every person I love is dishonest about that fundamental truth. Other than Wynonna, I’m a huge fan of everything Phoebe Waller-Bridge creates. Oh, and One Tree Hill.

How did you find Wynonna Earp and the fandom?

My best friend former best friend introduced me to the show. I used to think she was a big fan of the Earp Sisters, but now I’m starting to wonder if it was the draw of everyone having secret wives, since she has been keeping a pretty big secret of her own.

Um…she likes pineapple on her pizza, and she never told me. That’s the secret.

Is this your first fandom?

When I was in middle school, I used to write Saved by the Bell fanfic. I had to hide it from my mother, who thought I should be creating the great American novel as a pre-teen. But I just really shipped Kelly and Jessie.

What is your favorite fandom memory?

When season four was announced…for the second time. 

What is your favorite con memory?

I met a lovely Earper who taught me how to make origami swans.

What is your favorite Wynonna Earp/Earper activity?

I really have such an appreciation for the fan art. My guest room in one of my homes — well, my — er…a friend calls it “The Wynonna Room.” There are just pictures of Wynonna everywhere. This fandom is so talented.

What has Wynonna Earp come to mean to you?

People you can trust. When your brother turns out to be a homicidal maniac, your step-mother is quite possibly a sociopath, and the girl you love turns out to have been lying to you from the moment you met her, Earpers will always be there for you. #EarperSupport 

*the girl you love in a friend way

Are there any pictures you’d like to share of your Wynonna Earp experience?

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People who say that you should never meet your idols have never met Emily Andras.

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Buying a publishing company means you get to go and visit the set. This first picture just screams “chemistry!”

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Just clowning around with Natalie on set. Also, I channeled my inner Waverly as to what was weather appropriate that day.

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An alternate take of the machine-gun barn scene. We really are three badass bitches.

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I’ll always treasure that time I went to the PCAs with the group. I’m a natural fit, don’t you think?

What is your favorite use for coconut oil?

I like to synthesize it into Harun-el; it makes it absorb into the bloodstream faster. It’s also a great moisturizer to show off my arms when I wear my Lakehawks jersey, and it helps me get my hair in the tightest of buns. The only messy buns here are at Noonan’s.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you Fandras?

10. Like me, Emily Andras is the best.

Describe why Fandras is a thing in 7 words or less.

She could stay the night, if she wants.

I know that’s 8 words. Luthors don’t play by the rules.

What is your favorite Earp sisters moment?

I’ve been poisoned, attacked by a drone, thrown off of a building, shot at, had my helicopter sabotaged, drugged and placed in a chemical-stuffed plane whose engine stopped working, and marched through a Kryptonian forest through astral projection…and this question is the worst attack I’ve ever experienced.

How have you Earped your life?

I commissioned a custom mural of the most complex and misunderstood character on the show for my dining room.

 

What’s the Earpiest thing you’ve ever done?

My…Kara came to me and explained about the Fight for Wynonna. We were both fans of the show, of course (StacherForLife!), but it was especially important to Kara. And what matters to Kara mattered to me. So I had my assistant do a little digging, and I ended up buying IDW Entertainment. They dug their heels in a bit and caused a delay because they thought they could play hardball with me, but obviously they’ve never negotiated with Lena Luthor. Before they knew what hit them, Wynonna and Waverly and Nicole and Doc and Jeremy and Willa were mine. I am going through a bit of a rough patch with Kara right now, and we aren’t exactly seeing eye to eye, but no matter what, we’ll always have Wynonna. Hopefully things will be better by the time season four premieres next year.

Friends, thank you for taking this EarperView journey with me this week! I hope you had as much fun reading them as I did writing them. If I made you chuckle this week, consider supporting me and buying me a coffee or two.

Until next time, my friends.

#EarperView with Haught’s Top Button

Sometimes the fandom goddess smiles upon me, and I get to interview elusive, seldom-seen members of the Wynonna Earp community.

Tell us a little bit about your non-Earper alter ego.

Well, my very existence is dependent on Wynonna Earp, so there’s not a lot of non-Earping going on, even though no one has actually seen me. I do occasionally make an appearance on laundry day when Nicole air-dries me over the radiator.

How did you find Wynonna Earp and the fandom?

I mean, I guess it’s more accurate to say they found me…or at least saw where I wasn’t, if that makes sense.

Is this your first fandom?

It is, and what a lovely one. All everyone wants to do is make sure I feel included, while simultaneously wishing that I never appear onscreen. It’s nice, though. I guess.

What is your favorite fandom memory?

When I popped out and spent some time in Nedley’s Office. But Nicole found me soon after and sewed me back on, even though she never uses me.

What is your favorite con memory?

The Best Photo Op™ in existence. Please see below.

What is your favorite Wynonna Earp/Earper activity?

I really am partial to the cosplayers.

What has Wynonna Earp come to mean to you?

Even if sometimes I feel invisible, I know that people always appreciate me. I may feel like I am floating along aimlessly in life with no real purpose, but Earpers help me feel seen.

Are there any pictures you’d like to share of your Wynonna Earp experience?

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The only picture of me in existence.

What is your favorite use for coconut oil?

If I have trouble slipping into the hole, I just use a tiny bit to slide right on in. That’s big top-button energy.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you Fandras? 

12/10. She just fits.

Describe why Fandras is a thing in 7 words or less.

Made a star out of a button.

What is your favorite Earp sisters moment?

“Everyone hates you.” “I’m aware.” It’s a tiny little throwaway line, but it says so much about both characters and how they feel about the town they’re in.

How have you Earped your life?

For Halloween, I cosplayed Doc Holliday. I drew a tiny mustache between my thread holes.

What’s the Earpiest thing you’ve ever done?

Listen, I always wanted the spotlight. I did. But I realized that with this show, it’s not about me. It’s more important that I step aside and let someone else be seen. If that’s not being Earpy, I don’t know what is.

 

Thanks for reading, friends! I hope you enjoyed yourself and this silly little thing I wrote. Special thanks to Jill and Megan for allowing me to use their photo op! I’ll see you back here tomorrow for this week’s final EarperView. If this (and I in general) made you laugh, consider buying me a coffee!

 

#EarperView with a PSL

Hello, friends, and happy second day of EarperViews! What better way to welcome the second week of September than with my wife’s favorite drink? I sat down with the salted caramel mocha’s competition to see what makes it Earp.

Tell us a little bit about your non-Earper alter ego.

When I’m not Earping, I’m spreading my warm fall goodness in all of the mouths that want it.

How did you find Wynonna Earp and the fandom?

Someone was sipping me on the Game of Thrones set (maybe you heard about me), and I heard some of the props people talking about this show featuring a kickass lady and some sweet, sweet representation. I thought, “That is this latte’s jam!”

Is this your first fandom?

I am embarrassed to admit that I used to be a huge Friends fan. I mean, one of their hangouts was a coffee shop. Too bad about how problematic it is. Oof. That show has not aged well.

What is your favorite fandom memory?

I really like when people Earp their coffees.

What is your favorite con memory?

Meghan Heffern always seeks out an independent coffee shop when she’s at a con, and I appreciate that about her. Makes me feel seen. She’s a good blend, that one.

What is your favorite Wynonna Earp/Earper activity?

Cosplay. One time, I dressed as soothing sunshine herbal tea. Another time, I dressed as Optimug Prime. I tried to get them to hire me as myself, but apparently the ol’ PSL isn’t “Canadian enough.”

What has Wynonna Earp come to mean to you?

Be the person who you know you can be, even if it seems like everyone hates you or finds some reason to pick apart who you are. You can’t change who you are or what your flavor is (which was never supposed to contain pumpkin, but instead be used in conjunction with pumpkin), but what you can change is your pride about your existence. I am a goddamn perfect blend of spices blended with a steamed milk and espresso, and I’ve got work to do.

Are there any pictures you’d like to share of your Wynonna Earp experience?

Well, I tried to get on the show, but there was always an excuse as to why I “wasn’t right for the role,” though I think I would have been amazing.

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I would have been great in this scene, but they went with something older, as you can see.

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“Jeremy would never drink a PSL in Optimug Prime.” Okay, Andras, I think I know what people would drink, but life your life.soothing

“She can’t drink a PSL. She’s pregnant.”

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“We need to use whiskey for historical accuracy.”

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“Dolls is allergic to nutmeg.”

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And here’s a shot with my cousin, the chestnut latte. It was down to the two of us, and they thought chestnut “fit more with the theme of Kiersten’s sweater.”

What is your favorite use for coconut oil?

If you put it in me, you get a coconut PSL, and you can use that for all of your drink needs at the commune.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you Fandras?

Motherfucking 392.

Describe why Fandras is a thing in 7 words or less.

She spices up our life perfectly.

What is your favorite Earp sisters moment?

“I’m not saying it’s gonna be okay. I’m just saying I’m here.” 

How have you Earped your life?

Sometimes I pretend like I’m in the well with that tall drink of coffee, Doc Holliday.

What’s the Earpiest thing you’ve ever done?

Well, some people think I shouldn’t be around yet since it isn’t even fall, so I guess you could say that, like Wynonna, I’m pretty good at interrupting. Also, I follow around the wife of the EarperView creator basically wherever she goes, which seems pretty Earpy to me. That Chris loves herself a PSL.

 

Thanks for reading, friends! See you back here tomorrow! Did this make you chuckle, chortle, or snicker? Consider buying me a coffee!

#EarperView with @DBenitez95

Today’s final EarperView is with Diana Benitez, graphic designer for EH Con Canada and who is also featured in artists’ alley.

Tell us a little bit about your non-Earper alter ego.

Not much to tell, but I spend most of my time either drawing, watching TV, or playing video games. I do also attend a church regularly, and work at a coffee shop. I have a dog named Boe, and a lot of family that I see very often. 

How did you find Wynonna Earp and the fandom?

I found Wynonna Earp after reading a preview of the comic that was included with one of my copies of Orphan Black Helsinki. I had forgotten about it for a while, but saw a gifset of Nicole Haught on tumblr and decided to officially check out the show! I later became involved in the fandom mostly through Twitter and Instagram after posting my first WayHaught fanart. 

Is this your first fandom?

Nope! I was heavily involved in The 100 fandom — mostly just for Clexa — and I was also very involved in the SuperCorp fandom for a while. There’s a lot of fandoms I’ve been a part of, but Clexa and Wynonna Earp have been my favorites. 

What is your favorite fandom memory?

Probably the 100 horse sized ducks vs. 100 duck sized horses discussion. Though I may be biased since it happened at EHCon.

What is your favorite con memory?

Personally, my favorite con memory was at EHCon 2018 when I finally got to meet Tim Rozon. It was very surreal, and it was a childhood dream come true. I also really enjoyed being able to moderate and organize the Fans of Colour panel, which Varun and Chantel were a part of. 

What is your favorite Wynonna Earp/Earper activity?

I like the cons. Although I’ve only been to one, it’s such an amazing feeling being in a place where everyone shares the same interests. I also enjoy the Earp it Forward initiative; I think it’s a great way to show that fandom can be so much more than just people watching a show. 

What has Wynonna Earp come to mean to you?

To me, Wynonna Earp means growth and understanding. It’s amazing how well the fandom — or at least most of the fandom — has learned to listen and take to heart the concerns of others. It’s not often that a fandom is able to have differing opinions on a topic, and still have a civil and safe discussion about it. This fandom is special in ways that I can’t explain.

Are there any pictures you’d like to share of your Wynonna Earp experience?

One of my favorite moments: meeting Tim, and being photo-bombed by Melanie (who hung around my table afterwards and chatted with me about my art)

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Sweet potato or Yukon Gold potato?

Sweet potato.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you Fandras?

I would say 10.

Describe why Fandras is a thing in 7 words or less.

Everything Emily makes is gold.

What is your favorite Earp sisters moment?

Season one finale when Wynonna was immediately willing to trade Peacemaker for Nicole’s life once she realized Waverly loved her. 

How have you Earped your life?

Everything I do is Earp. I’ve gotten my siblings to watch the show, have brought them to every Earp event I can, and have even been able to bring my brother to meet Varun, whom he adores. 

What’s the Earpiest thing you’ve ever done?

I went to a Blue Jays game with 150-ish other earpers (one of whom was Andrea Higgins).

Who of the regular characters on Wynonna Earp do you think is the best artist?

I don’t know if she counts as regular, but I think Rosita is secretly an art connoisseur. 

Many thanks to Diana and all of the lovely people affiliated with EH Con Canada who agreed to participate in EarperViews this week. Special thanks to Bonnie for helping me put this together. If you want more info about EH Con Canada, head over to their website to check it out!

 

#EarperView with @zum_hingst

Happy Thursday, Earpers! Today’s EarperView is with Patricia, one of the artists featured in the EH Con Canada artists’ alley.

Tell us a little bit about your non-Earper alter ego.

When I’m not Earping I run a machine shop that makes high precision parts for the aerospace, medical and printing industries.  I’m a big sci-fi/fantasy fan.  I love reading sci-fi novels including books by William Gibson and Tad Williams. I enjoy team sports and I have played competitively as an ice hockey goalie. I’m into sports cars and enjoy building and racing them.

How did you find Wynonna Earp and the fandom?

I was cruising the internet and came across a Wayhaught clip/GIF, (the Nedley’s office/first kiss scene).  I thought “oooh this is interesting” so I started watching Wynonna Earp and was immediately hooked.

Is this your first fandom?

I’m totally into sci-fi/supernatural shows, but there are only a select few that I’m really passionate about and probably will be for life. I’ve been to multiple Star Wars and Star Trek cons, meeting the actors and fans.   I’m also a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and now Wynonna Earp.

What is your favorite fandom memory?

Clexacon in 2017 was my favorite fandom memory.  It was the first time I met other Earpers. My flight to Vegas was delayed by 7 hours so I missed the Earper meetup, and I barely made it to the Wayhaught panel. which was amazing.   I met Bonnie and Kevin, who I recognized from the podcast, and also got to know some Earpers from my hometown, Vancouver. There was a WayHaught duo autograph session and the line-up was less than 10 minutes’ wait time!! Imagine that! Hahaha  

It was a great introduction into how awesome the Earper fandom can be!

What is your favorite con memory?

There are so many great memories from the cons I’ve been to, but the best memory was the episode watch with the cast and writers at EhCon 2018.

What is your favorite Wynonna Earp/Earper activity?

Watching and re-watching Wynonna Earp, of course!  I enjoy meeting up with the local Earper fan group and reading WE fanfiction.

What has Wynonna Earp come to mean to you?

Wynnona Earp has been my muse!  It’s a creative experience where I get to do my everyday work but create something that means a lot to me personally.  I love designing an object I think is cool and is meaningful to me – and then sharing it with other Earpers and the cast. It’s a dream.

Are there any pictures you’d like to share of your Wynonna Earp experience?

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A pic of Kim and I with the cast of Wynonna Earp at EhCon2018.

Sweet potato or Yukon Gold potato?

Yukon Gold!

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you Fandras?

I think I’m a solid 9.

Describe why Fandras is a thing in 7 words or less.


Wynonna Earp is your job now.”

What is your favorite Earp sisters moment?

In the first season, the conversation they have when they are drinking the bubble gum sake.

How have you Earped your life?

I dress Earper. Think Earper. Talk Earper. Chat with Earpers and Fight for Wynnona.

What’s the Earpiest thing you’ve ever done?

Put on my plaid Earper shirt and blasted the centre out of a target with a rifle at the local shooting range on Friday night with my wife and her sister. Wynonna made me do it!  I wouldn’t have done that pre-Wynonna.

If you could make a custom metal piece for four characters, what would they be and why?  

I would machine these custom metal pieces for the four 4 main characters:

  • Wynonna – Buntline replica gun
  • Waverly – Angel Wings
  • Nicole – Sheriff’s Badge
  • Doc – Playing cards and poker chips 

Thanks so much for playing along, Patricia, and I’ll see the rest of you gentle readers back tomorrow for the last EarperView in the EH Con Canada series.