Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Top Ten Tuesdays: Fangirling with Fandoms

Top Ten Tuesdays is a bookish meme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish! There's a prompt every week, and you respond with 10 things, or 2 or 5 or 15. Me being me, I will never not do exactly ten. *straightens laptop on table*

This week, the prompt is fandoms. And boy, do I have a list for you. 
In no particular order: the fandoms of which I claim membership:

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I literally squeal when I talk about Buffy. Hands down my favorite tv series ever. I love it so much that I've continued the series in comic book form, which is not really my style, but I'll do it for Buffy! The kick-ass main heroine, the hilarious sidekicks, the fast-paced plot, the episode where everyone sings! I can't say enough good things about the Buffyverse.

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If you are alive today and don't like Harry Potter, I immediately don't trust you. I understand that there are poor ignorant souls who have not yet learned the glory of being a Potterhead, but I don't understand how you can not like it. Friendship, magic, laughter, British people: it's got all my favorite things, and this series literally grew up with me. It'll always be my favorite series. After all this time? Always. *bursts into tears*

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Lord of the Rings was my first foray into epic fantasy, and I've never looked back. This fandom is definitely one of the most rich and layered. I mean, you can learn new languages in this fandom. I'm not that deep in, but I have aspirations.

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Before I even knew that John Green had the ability to rip out my heart with a single penstroke, I was a nerdfighter. For those of you who don't know (what have you been doing off of Youtube???), John and his brother Hank started a vlog channel many moons ago called vlogbrothers. They've now expanded into teaching history, science, art, and most other things you can think of through their youtube platform, but I love the old days when I could watch Hank try to give Peeps out on the street or watch John rant about literally anything until his hair stands up. DFTBA.

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I feel like Gilmore Girls is less of a fandom and more of a lifestyle. I wanted to become Rory Gilmore, in every way. I cut my hair when I went to college like she did and tried to do the whole collegiate sweater skirt thing (didn't really work out tbh) that she was rocking in season four. I cried when Lorelai sang "I Will Always Love You" to Luke, and I had a conniption fit at the ending, and basically throughout all of the new episodes because nothing will ever compare to the original magic this show was. This show made me feel like it was okay, even cool, to like books more than people (sometimes... okay most of the time) and showed me that even strong, beautiful women like the Gilmore girls make mistakes. Also, Jess is so hawt.

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This is the newest fandom I've joined, but I'm already in pretty deep. I've been sending fully armed battalions to show my love, so there's that. I have yet to actually see this musical, only listen to it, but it's one of the best I've ever heard. I love history, singing, and now I love historical rapping. Awesome, wow.

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Disney is sort of the fandom that holds most of my fandoms - I love all the princess movies with a passion, plus the newer offerings like Finding Nemo, The Emporer's New Groove, Moana, Up, and hey, even Star Wars now! *dodges rotten fruit from true Star Wars fans* Disney never fails to make me feel magical. And those musicals are just groovin!

I'm pretty late to the game with this one, but I'm on season 5 of Friends, and I can't believe I've waited so long to watch it! It makes me laugh, cry, and roll my eyes, and makes me feel like being and ordinary 20-something person isn't bad. In fact, it might be the best thing ever. SO NO ONE TOLD YOU LIFE WAS GONNA BE THIS WAY BUH BUH BUH BUH

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My first foray into dystopia! The Hunger Games is still the only series after Harry Potter to succeed in sucking me in so deeply and quickly. I love this series with a passion, and the movies are pretty cool too, when you don't compare directly with the awesomeness of the books. 

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This is the tv series that just won't die, but I love it! The combination of mystery, thrills, and cute outfits is so up my alley it's insane. I love the books too, and they're a different plot, so it's like being able to watch your favorite movie again with alternate ending! Like 16 times cause that series is hella long but still!

If by fandom you mean constantly quoting something and being reminded of how this movie relates to your life so much on the daily (even though it doesn't remotely), then this is the ultimate fandom. Also, I love the Harry Potter crossover memes lolol:
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If puppies are a fandom, then them too.


  1. Lord of the Rings! Definitely. And Disney too- even before Star Wars, but now WITH Star Wars even more so. :) And The Hunger Games- is it awful I haven't read them? I mean to though- too many people have said they're even better than the movies, so yeah- I need to get to that. And Pretty Little Liars- I've only watched season 1 but I have to admit I like the mysteriousness of it.

    1. You have great taste in fandoms! And no, not having read HG is forgivable (unlike not having read LOTR so you're good). Pretty Little Liars is a definite guilty pleasure, but I love it!

  2. Good list, I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gilmore Girls and Hamilton as well.

    1. They're the best!! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Oh, I should have added Gilmore Girls and Buffy to my list too! And puppies totally count. Also, that meme where Harry yells at Hermione because he's on a no-sugar diet? That is totally me right now, and it made laugh.

    1. I always think of others after I finish a list like this! Hahaha good luck with your no sugar diet, you got this!

  4. Yay for having fandoms in common! I love HP, Friends, Hamilton, Disney, PLL, THG, Hamilton and Mean Girls too!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/04/top-ten-tuesday-101/

  5. The Lord of the Rings was definitely my first foray into epic fantasy. Except, I didn't start out as a fan of the novels. I was 13-ish when the films came out, and I was OBSESSED with them. I watched the Fellowship of the Ring 15 times the first year it was released. I tried reading the novels, but I didn't have the patience for Tolkien's prose. Times have changed though. I can certainly appreciate the books now.

    I am also new to the world of Friends. (Only not really because my parents watched it when I was younger, so I do remember watching some of the episodes). I wouldn't say I'm a part of a Friends fandom, but I am watching a few episodes a week until I finish the series. So good!

    I thought I might switch to Buffy afterward because I keep seeing the show pop up on people's Top Ten lists, but it's no longer available to stream on Netflix :(

    1. It's funny how that works! I think I saw the first Harry Potter movie before I read the books, and I've been obsessed with both ever since. I've still never seen the LOTR movies!

      I can't believe they took Buffy off Netflix!! That's a travesty. Honestly, Buffy is hands down my favorite tv series, and I have a really hard time choosing favorites. It's just got everything - adventure, romance, fantasy, humor, heart-wrenching moments, "regular life" moments, twists - incredible.