Fandoms is something that I am quite familiar with. I used to be quite fandomy in my teenage years and start of my twenties. Beyblade, Pokemon, Get Backers, Winx Club and all the other things I enjoyed at the time.
Now I am turning thirty this year and I am not quite as fandomy as I was back then. Sure, I love certain things but they don’t quite dominate my life like they used to back then. Fan art, fan fiction and so on. I suppose my fandomy stops at buying merchandise if available. Now I am an adult that is happening more, haha. But mostly my fandomy ways stop at just supporting the works. Which to me is the most important bit.
Now don’t argue with me, some of these are fandoms, I swear!
As always, this topic was prompted by The Broke and the Bookish as it is every Tuesday.
The Cat Fandom
What do you mean that isn’t a real fandom? It totally is. Ask any cat owner. It requires lots of cooing and awing over ones cat as they take over your life.
The Book Fandom
I live and breath books every day. How is this not appreciated more as a fandom?
The Pretty Book Cover Fandom
Big fan here of pretty covers. They are the bane of my book buying budget existence this year.
The I Own Multiple Copies of the Same Book Fandom
A lot of people don’t understand this fandom. But how can you not own all kinds of different versions of some of your favorite books?
The Minions Fandom
You might have noticed during book shelf tours that I have various bits of Minions on my shelves. I can tell you, I have a minion lamp thingy in my bedroom too and a friend one send a minion back pack. They are yellow and cute. Obviously they have to be my favorite thing in the world.
Lesser known but when this was still airing I would stalk all news regarding Stargate. There was this site that shared all news regarding Stargate and its actors and had a forum.I liked that site. I bought some companion books because of that site. I still love Stargate, will forever. It was the first tv show next to Scooby-Doo that I always watched and loved. I keep a secret eye on the actors to see what they are up to and potentially see if I’d be interested in it.
You might have noticed when I talk about manga I talk about Clamp. I love their style and ideas and characters. I used to be so far into fan fiction and fan art for some of my favorite series by them. If I had more time, I would be stalking for Doumeki and Watanuki fan fictions. Preferably one where they make out.
Harry Potter Fandom
While I am not a big fan of the man himself I love the world and everything that is created for it. I have t-shirts of Harry Potter that I proudly wear. Now I only need to get myself a Ravenclaw scarf.
What fandoms were or are you in? How active are you?