After profiling over twenty different television shows that no one has ever heard of, I’ve come to one very important conclusion:
I watch a lot of TV.
Ok, two very important conclusions. One: I watch a lot of TV. Two: I’m going to need a bigger couch.
(I’m kidding. I’ve managed to keep my waistline from expanding to the width of my entire sofa … so far).
Two: while there’s a definite thrill in wearing your geek glasses and seeing your views of the world reflected back to you outside of the mainstream media … being an iconoclastic individual is just so much more fun when you’re doing it with friends.
I wrote about “Doctor Who” for the first time just over a year ago, and felt a little self-conscious for using phrases like “dinosaurs on a spaceship” on what I imagined was a (somewhat) cool and (sort of) contemporary blog. And now I have a TARDIS on my homepage and a recipe for a sonic screwdriver cocktail bookmarked in my browser history and a not-so-hidden agenda in my guest blogging assignments.
And have I mentioned that I couldn’t be happier ?!?
I wasn’t really into sports growing up, so I never gave this particular word much thought, but I understand what it means to be a fan now. It means discussions about love and sacrifice and whose face you’d put on a pillow. It means you instantly have a way to find amazing friends. It means crying real tears over fictional characters and falling in love at first sight every time you watch that one scene and always, always choosing another episode over sleep.
As my friend Kelly said recently: “I don’t know how to talk about other things anymore, but it’s fine. This is what matters.”
What person (or band, or television show, or sport, or time-travelling 900 year old alien, or …) would you give up sleep for? Tell me all about it and complete this sentence in the Comments: “I am _________’s biggest fan!”