I've been promising to write a primer on Mormon timelines, vocabulary, and cultural norms since I joined bandom almost two years ago, and here it is
. It's amazing what procrastinating your schoolwork will do for your fandom activity.
Okay, I'm going to open by establishing my credentials, to the extent of, "I say so, and it is
true, but if you don't believe me you don't have to use my primer as a reference."
I was raised LDS, first in Utah, then in Colorado, then a two-year stint of South Carolina, then more Utah. My family hold to it stricter than some, but I've known worse. (No, I'm not anymore. Yes, that is partially to do with my bisexuality.)
This primer is mostly because I get fed up with seeing Brendon's dialogue contain the phrase, "go on Mission." Because, seriously—I don't care what he's rebelled against, he still knows what to call it
. LDSisms aren't his second language, swearing
is. (It’s “go on a mission.” I promise. Indefinite article. Lowercase “m.”)
But it's hardly fair to blame non-Mormons for not knowing about Mormon culture, now is it? So instead of ranting uselessly, I decided to write a primer.
Now, when you screw up, I know it's your fault. (Or, more likely, that I need to add to the primer. ^_~)( Mormonosity for Bandomers )
Once again: feel free to contact me through the comment section if you have further questions or if you have your own knowledge and disagree with any of my points. Happy writing!