May 30th: Fandoms You Are No Longer In
–Everyone has those fandoms they used to be super invested in, and now are no longer a part of.
I’m going to have to cheat a little with this topic, because I’m kind of a lifer when it comes to fandoms. I’m not saying there aren’t things that have fandoms that I’ve lost interest in, but I never considered myself a real part of those fandoms. This is also the one topic I haven’t been able to come up with all/mostly books for, because, like I said, I’m a lifer.
So, in no particular order, these are the fandoms I used to obsessively keep up with, read fanfic and theories about, etc., but now, not so much.
Supernatural– I was there pretty much from the beginning (I think I came in around S1E3), and I was devoted for years. *deep breath* I was even there for the Mishapocalypse… I still love Supernatural (even though I’m a season or 3 behind), but I’m just not as invested in it as I once was.
Gilmore Girls– It almost hurts me to say this, but I’m just not as infatuated with this show as I was back in the day. I still love Lorelei, but I’ve kind of started to almost dislike Rory.
Degrassi– Ok, so mostly from The Next Generation back in the early to mid 2000s, but I also watched reruns of the original series. I loved the show, I would totally watch the episodes from that time period again, but I’m not going to seek them out very seriously.
Anne Rice– *sigh* I’m not going to go into why I’m not in the fandom anymore, but I’ll just say it has a bit to do with fanfic and a lot to do with me and my tastes changing as I grew up. I still love the Interview movie, though. (I’ve read books of hers outside the Vampire Chronicles, so that’s why I just used her instead of one series.)
X-Men– I didn’t really get into comics until a few years ago, as an adult, but I did have some X-Men comics way back in the day. When the first movie came out, I was soooo excited. Then the second movie came out, and I was soooo excited. Around the third, I started to lose interest. But then came X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the damn near unrecognizable Wade Wilson/Deadpool and the honeymoon was over. I still like X-Men, even that movie, but I juts don’t get too excited anymore, except about Deadpool.