Welcome to today’s EarperView with everyone’s favorite stitcher/drummer/limes, Megan!
Honestly, I still can’t believe we didn’t meet at Dragon Con, but whatever. I digress.
In addition to having a ridiculous cross-stitch talent, which she blesses our fandom with, she is seriously one of the nicest, most supportive Twitter people I have come in contact with. She always has something positive to say, some encouragement, or even some smartass remark. And she’s also HILARIOUS AF.
I feel like some of these intros sound repeat-y, because I saw how supportive and wonderful people are, but this fandom makes me do it. Seriously. As I’m writing this intro, the Patriots/Steelers game just ended, and I and some other Pittsburgh fans had a friendly rivalry going on with the NEEarpers, of whom Megan is one. We all agreed it was a battle between two great teams with two garbage-human quarterbacks, and the “trash talk” was respectful, funny banter. It ended with a couple of gifs of hats being tipped, and all said we look forward to seeing each other in the playoffs.
These Earpers? Special. This Earper? Lucky.
Tell us a little bit about your non-Earper alter ego.
Born and raised in Boston, I went to school for art and photography, and now I do photography and photo editing for an online footwear & clothing site. I’ve played drums since I was about 12 years old. I put my first kit together myself (gaaaaayyy), and I drive a Jeep (suuuper gaaaayyy). Photo adventures are my jam, I actually enjoy working out and lifting weights, I have never had a sip of alcohol or done drugs ever, and I’ve got a black cat named Spooky. Oh and…uhhhh, yeah, now I spend most of my time cross-stitching Earp things, which is funny to me because I only picked up cross-stitching maybe a couple of years ago. It was just something I did for fun once in a while whenever I felt the need to do something creative. It’s a pretty relaxing hobby to stab something 8 trillion times.
How did you find Wynonna Earp and the fandom?
At the beginning of the year, I had just done a Buffy rewatch because this country is a dumpster fire and just in general wasn’t a good time. The rewatch helped, but after that, I found myself in a Buffy YouTube vortex. I was about to go to the gym and saw a video titled “All the Wayhaught scenes: season one,” and seeing these two ladies (one of them in uniform!), I was like, “OH, OKAY, yes, I WILL watch this real quick and then go to the gym*.” To be completely honest, I was prepared to be let down because a lot of LGBT rep does let me down. I Earped it up and, my goodness, I’ve never enjoyed being SO wrong so much! I was stunned. Then I immediately watched the show properly and I was all in as soon as Wynonna was zipping up her pants on the bus.
Fandom-wise, Twitter was already my jam before the show, so I slowly followed some people before season two and tweeted along but still kept it kinda low. Then Dragon Con happened, and that’s where I was physically introduced to the fandom and I of course was welcomed with open arms because that’s the Earper way.
*I did not go to the gym.
Is this your first fandom?
Let me just say…nothing else matters but this fandom. [ Editor’s note — accurate. ]
What is your favorite fandom memory?
Every time the fandom comes together to help raise money for charities and things that will help make a difference. Earpers are where it’s at. The generosity is truly inspiring, and there is an incredible amount of support in this community. It really warms my heart.
What is your favorite con memory?
Too easy to just say Dragon Con as a whole? I mean, there’s getting the nickname Limes. There’s also Dom singing and dancing Spice Girls to me. (It’s cool, I’m totally fine.) Really, though, I think I’d have to say meeting and giving Emily her full season-one and season-two cast cross-stitches was incredibly special. It was really important for me to give something back to Emily and the cast to thank them for what they do for us. I didn’t expect it, but Emily’s reaction was just so great. She got goosebumps and I’ll always be proud of that! Now they’re currently hanging in the Wynonna writers room and the thread is totally NOT actually wires, I swear.
Or maybe it was when I gave Emily consent to touch my butt…?
Tough call here.
What is your favorite Wynonna Earp/Earper activity?
Earper meetups have been just amazing. There’s nothing better than being surrounded by your people. I do really love live tweeting during the show, though — it’s such insanity! LOT’S OF ALL CAPS AND FEELINGS AND I’M HERE FOR IT!! [ Editor’s note — we need to plan that NEEarpers/YinzEarps meetup. ]
What has Wynonna Earp come to mean to you?
This little shit show has changed me forever. I’m truly a better person because of it. I can honestly say it’s the reason I wake up every day. I’m really not close with my blood family, so this Earp family the show has given me truly means a lot. I’m forever grateful.
Are there any pictures you’d like to share of your Wynonna Earp experience?
Am I gonna get cropped again? Kat Barrell doesn’t like when you do that, people.
My band > your band.
Just three pals absolutely destroying the shirt game.
I love three (3) men.
This last day of Dragon Con photo does not prove how terrified I was originally to meet Emily Andras. It absolutely never fails to make me laugh. Thanks, Em!
Widow Beth or Widow Mercedes?
I loved the Widows so much and it was pretty even riiight up until Widow!Mercedes turned out to be a badass feminist. Also, Dani Fucking Kind.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you Fandras?
All of the limes in this world out of 10. I owe that woman my life. I would do anything to her… I mean…for…for her. [ Editor’s note — perfect answer is perfect. ]
Describe why Fandras is a thing in 7 words or less.
In Emily we trust.
What is your favorite Earp sisters moment?
Damn you. Literally all of them. Somewhere between slow-motion, covered in slime, twirling weapons around and sitting on the floor at the homestead when Waverly was consoling Wynonna. Melanie and Dominique’s performance was stunning, and honestly didn’t even feel like a performance. It just felt way too real. I love real-life sisters.
How have you Earped your life?
How have I NOT Earped my life?I’ve forever Earped it up with a Wynonna tattoo!
What’s the Earpiest thing you’ve ever done?
Opening up an Earpsy (etsy) shop that was named by Emily, and now I can spread the Earp!stitch love to Earpers everywhere. Earp.
Karen and Georgia do a live MFM show in Purgatory. What’s the town’s most famous murder that they choose to talk about, and is anyone a fan of their podcast?
Hoooo, boy, I love this question! I’m probably playing it safe, BUT I do think the town’s most famous murder (that I’m feeling probably Georgia would talk) about is Ward Earp being shot by his daughter and the abduction of Willa in the homestead attack. Assuming this live show was before Willa came back to Purgatory or after she came back and died, you know sweet baby angel Georgia would be fascinated by this and would have felt so bad for Willa…even though she was, yanno, Willa.
I think Nicole and Waverly both became Murderinos on their own before knowing each other and then in conversation one day, Waverly slipped an “I’mmmmm sorrryyyy” and now they listen together every week. Dolls is definitely a Murderino but doesn’t admit it to anyone. Doc doesn’t even know how to update his IOS, man. What he does hear from the others talking about it, he likes. Wynonna is into it but is behind like 10 episodes always. She’s way into the SSDGM lifestyle, though. I feel like this was just a trick to get me to write WE/MFM fanfic? If anyone actually does write it slide it right into my DM’s. [ Editor’s note — ditto. ]
Here’s where you can find Megan:
Thanks so much, Megan! And thank you for being responsible for one of the most amazing photo ops I have ever seen.
Everyone, I’ll see you back here tomorrow for the last of this year’s EarperViews. We have one final creator, and she’s so entertaining. You’ll definitely have a positive reaction.