So, I was just at Youtuber Kristina Horner’s blog and she was talking about fandoms. It got me thinking – about all the fandoms I’ve been into, and how each one has changed me just a little; how they’ve affected me.
It blows my mind. That something so simple as a TV show, book, or movie can become so important to someone just because…. Well, who really knows why?
And then, I started thinking about how many Nerd Things I’ve loved – still love.
- Sailor Moon
- Harry Potter
- Fruits Basket
- Full Metal Alchemist
- Doctor Who
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
These define at least a piece of my life, which is surprising even to me. I’ve never thought about it, but without these fandoms I would not be myself. They’ve all contributed to who I am, and I really happen to like that.
And…it’s just so amazing that my interests have changed, yet stayed the same. I still love these things, even if I’ve moved on from many of them. I still love Pokemon, although I barely play the video games anymore. I still love Fruits Basket even though the series has finished. I still love Full Metal Alchemist, even if I’m done with the show and fanfiction.
Interesting fact, Full Metal Alchemist was the first time I ever completed a Work-In-Progress piece of fanfiction. It was horrible, but every spring I remember that time when all I thought about was writing my next chapter, was looking out the window after writing a long paragraph. Even the scent of some of my lotion still reminds me of that time.
Now, however, I’m really into Harry Potter, Youtube, and Blogging.
I constantly read Harry Potter and/or listen to the audio-books. That last one? I can honestly tell you that it’s gotten so bad that every second I’m in my room, I have a cassette playing. As of yesterday, the cassette player even started making a screeching noise – I think it’s going to break soon.
Youtube…I’ve got a channel that I share with my friends and we’re slowly learning just how awesome posting there can be. Vlogs are fantastic, and I can’t wait until I become better at editing videos, better at talking about interesting things.
And blogging? Well, here I am. Enough said. 🙂