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.
Weekly watch round-up 5th May
For some fans, talking about stuff like animation quality and studio styles seems like a short-cut to being an expert.
Am I Too Old For…Shipping?
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.
Call for submissions!
Since one of my aims in starting this blog was to connect with other fans my age, one thing I’d … More
Why don’t you get a grown-up hobby?
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.