September 4th, 2021


Dept. of Memes

Frankenstein Meme, Day 23

A fandom you’ve abandoned and why.

I don’t think I’ve ever abandoned a fandom, at least not as an adult.

Perhaps I grew away from the original Star Trek when it went off the air; does that count? I’d had a terribly intense crush on Spock (I think I’m in a fairly large club there), but it faded as I grew up. Not that I didn’t love seeing Leonard Nimoy in later ST movies and in other roles outside of that universe; it was just that … I grew older, and that all-consuming love for someone who didn’t exist burned out as I started falling in love with people who
did exist. (Most of those folks might as well have not existed, for all I figured in their consciousness. aaand that’s what happens when you start to think of your first crush. We’re going to turn around and walk back to the beaten path.)

So, no, no abandoned fandoms. Unlike one unreal heart throb, the complicated or multifaceted universes that captured me hold me still.
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