You know what I never particularly understood? What gets you into different fandoms. For those that don't know what a 'fandom' is it's 'the fans of a sport or famous person'. This also includes TV shows, bands, books, movies, cartoons, anything you can think of where there's a community of people that like a specific thing, it's a fandom.
What I always wondered is what makes it that some people can get into a fandom that others may not enjoy. For example, I don't get the hype over Doctor Who or Sherlock but from being on tumblr and looking on Facebook I know it's really popular. A show like that doesn't interest me, but shows like Chicago Fire and Chicago PD (which Mere and I had just recently found as well as spent the past three days watching) are types of shoes that we can easily get into. And don't get me started on elimination game shows like Amazing Race. (I could go on and on about how much I lovee them).
But what's more interesting to me, or slightly worrying depending on how you look at it, is what makes some people get so invested in the fandom that they get emotionally invested. (And when I say emotionally invested, I mean like fans that have cut themselves to get Justin Bieber's attention). I've seen people say to other people 'you're not a true [insert fandom here] fan if you don't do this, don't think this is funny, don't say this, don't act like this' and it's really ridiculous to me. The fact that people enjoy the fandom is what should be the point of watching the show or listening to the music. Some people, yes, are going to be more invested than others but should it get to the point where fans are rude to each other or let it control their lives?
There are some people online that Doctor Who is all they talk about and that's it. I get they like it, but there has to be something else you're interested in. How far can fandoms go? The fact that every new celebrity or band is getting fan names (like Beliebers, Kitty Kats, Gleeks, Directioners) is making it so that it's not as fun or clever anymore and are just annoying.
Am I saying that I've never felt like this or done things like this? No, you should have seen me in high school up to my freshman year of college and being a big fan of something I was proud of. Now I find it kind of silly. I can be a fan of many different things but not have to get to the point where it's all I think about or become rude to fans that haven't been in it as long as others. I think fandoms should be a place where people are welcoming to others and so everyone can just agree on enjoying whatever they're supporting.
And, like writing, there's always going to be something that you like and dislike.
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