Before I talk about fandoms, I forgot to show you one of my awesome bookish things yesterday!!! One of my amazing friends got me some Spectrespecs for Christmas a couple years ago.
Cool, right? Occasionally I wear them to school just to reinforce my nerdiness. Not that it comes as a shock to anyone.
Anyway, here are the fandoms that I’m part of:
The Harry Potter fandom:
This one’s pretty obvious. I mean, I’ve loved Harry Potter since I was a kid – the first book came out about a week after I was born, so I have literally not known a life without Harry Potter. It’s such a large part of my identity that I’ve given up saying it changed me – I think it has actually shaped me.
The Nerdfighter fandom:
Side note: IS THIS NOT THE CUTEST THING YOU’VE EVER SEEN I LOVE NERDFIGHTERS AND THESE TWO ARE JUST TOO ADORABLE.
The Sherlock fandom:
Except not the books, the TV show with this handsome bastard. Which means I probably shouldn’t be talking about it on this blog but TOO BAD MY BLOG. I’m sorry. Ahem. Mr Handsomebatch makes me strange.
The book blogging fandom
(if you look closely, this is a GIF!)
I love book bloggers. The whole community of books and awesome series is one I genuinely believe has made me a better, more well-rounded person. *hugs you all*
Why I love fandoms
There are some people who hate fandoms (gasp! Can you believe??). I guess there might be something off-putting about people who constantly obsess over the same things. And in some cases I can observe this for myself. For instance I hated Frozen (another gasp!). Seeing people constantly talk about it does my head in, and if you hated Harry Potter, it would make you like it even less to hear about it 24/7.
But I love fandoms. I love the community aspect. I love the fact that geographical closeness doesn’t dictate how people interact – people from all over the world create things and fangirl over things and talk about things. I love the Nerdfighters for their commitment to decreasing worldsuck, and the Harry Potter fandom for creating things much larger than the books. I love the Sherlock fandom because…I don’t have a profound reason for this one, I just enjoy it.
And that’s cool too! I hate it when people condescend based on someone’s interests. Like, you’re laughing at them because they like One Direction, but guess what? They’re having fun and you’re being a jerk, so who’s the real loser?
I’m sorry. I have a lot of feelings about this.
What fandoms are you part of? Favourite parts of them? Least favourites? I SO want to hear what you have to say!!!