Who wants to word vomit their fandoms all up in my ask box? God, that sounds raunchy.
Anyway, I’m out of books to read. Suggestions?
Daphne loves Twilight. Daphne hates Harry Potter. Daphne is a 25 yr old woman who couldn’t ‘handle the stress’ of beauty school, who has two children, and who, by all counts, is a failure. She smells of urine. She can’t spell. She tried to cheat on her husband with my boyfriend. She is morally appalling and obnoxious. To reiterate, she loves Twilight.
Now, I’m a Harry Potter fan. I’m a fan of good fiction in general. Normally I would let it go. I’m not a fanatic, just an intelligent girl who likes to read in her spare time. But today, when Daphne talked shit about HP, for whatever reason, it really irked me. And it got me thinking about the vast differences in people, their lives and personalities, and how their choice of fandom to whichever hobby, trend, or leisurely activity reflect those traits.
See: above. Daphne loves Twilight. Daphne is a failure.
I love Harry Potter. I am a literate, sensible, college graduate who not only knows the proper use of an Oxford comma, but can save lives. I look after sick people as a living. I have two science bachelor degrees. I can make sound moral decisions. I’m loyal and witty enough. I have my faults, and by no means am I being conceited.
I am of the belief that having been a Harry Potter fan for 13 years, from the very beginning, that I have been given a moral compass, have been taught valuable lessons. The only lesson Twilight can flaunt is “Cling irrationally and psychotically to a glittering boy, and you will be rewarded with eternal love, which is the ONLY IMPORTANT THING IN THE UNIVERSE”. And I don’t really see that as a lesson.