…about your fandom?
Whatever it is you are a huge fan of, comics, Doctor Who, Star Wars, cosplay, whatever.
What is it in that fandom that makes you happy right now?
The Hannibal Fandom is just the best thing. We’re so excited that our show is coming back, and it’s the politest, happiest, fandom for a show about a vicious serial killer you ever did see.
For real, it is probably the funniest, most joyful fandom I’ve ever experienced. I love that it’s kind of this “equal but opposite reaction” to the tone of the show itself.
Sleepy Hollow’s not coming back until the fall, but I can rest easy at night knowing that Orlando Jones is still out there, somewhere, trolling.
I love people getting together to livetweet a show like it’s a big party every week.
I love hunting down that one song in an episode that you can’t get out of your head afterwards.
And jewelry, makeup, perfume? Like, indie creators and Etsy shops who make fandom-inspired pendants or eye shadow or nail polish, I love that. Official merchandise to a lesser extent, but small batches of handmade things make it feel more personal and less manufactured, so it feels closer to the communal/DIY spirit of fandom generally. And I always feel like I want tokens of some sort when I love something (I admit to having a chain bracelet with a crystal heart charm from Etsy, to commemorate my time in the Twilight trenches), which is where I think the urge to buy merchandise comes from. Like, I know that Hunger Games makeup is dangerously ironic, but I like being able to look down at my fingernails and think about how tough Katniss is. I think that’s basically why we’re all in fandom(s) anyway, because art resonates with something already inside us, and it acts as a discovering mirror, helps us find those feelings and express them.Source: gailsimone