Monday, September 10, 2012
Is there a book, television show, or comic series that you love? Are you a member of the fandom? Are you a proud member, or are you ashamed to admit it?
I love Supernatural. It's about two brothers who lost their mother to a demonic supernatural force, and were subsequently raised by their father to fight the supernatural. I've been a fan for years, and I watch it primarily because of the relationship between the brothers. I love the writing and the actors. Not only are Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles gorgeous - they're great in their roles. I love the way the show started out using common folklore for the monsters of the week - the Lady in White, Bloody Mary, etc. - and I love the angel/demon mytharc in Seasons 4 and 5. I love the witty references to pop culture.
After years of convincing my sister to watch the show, she is now a die hard fan. Later this month we are attending the Supernatural convention in Dallas, and I feel like a kid at Christmas. When I tell people about it, they look at me like they think I'm weird. Maybe I am.
What about you? Are you a member of a fandom? Are you a card-carrying member or a closet member?