As I pass another milestone on the road to turning 40, I’d like to share some of what I’ve learned from fandom over the past 20 years.
For some fans, talking about stuff like animation quality and studio styles seems like a short-cut to being an expert.
That was really what I wanted from fandom at the time – just an opportunity to talk about the things I loved with people who loved them and knew them just as much as I did. That, for me, was ‘geeking out’, and I loved it.
Since one of my aims in starting this blog was to connect with other fans my age, one thing I’d … More
The art on my walls might be fan-art, but it makes me happier than a printed canvas from Ikea ever would.
This is precisely what fandom is for me; appreciating the work, exploring it from all angles, sharing ideas and theories, and teasing out meanings. It’s like being given a puzzle with multiple solutions and a heap of new friends to help solve it.