Okay I feel like I’m alone on this but… I am really sick of being just thrown into a group and having it “become my personality” just because I like a show. What I am trying to say is just because I like doctor who doesn’t mean people can classify me as a whovian, yes I am a part of the Doctor Who fandom but that in no way describes me as a person and will you please stop classifying me as a fandom! I understand wanting to be unified but Its gotten to a point where I find myself introducing myself as a homestuck or a whovain or etc and then I ask the person what fandoms are they in! And if they tell me they don’t really have a “fandom” I find myself judging them! I don’t even think to ask what they like! Its like”If I can’t fit you into a large group of people that happen to like the same show as you and might not share any similarities at all then you aren’t worth my time.” And thats awful! I shouldn’t have to define people by putting them into huge groups of people, I shouldn’t feel like I have to define my self that way! To me its like saying “Oh so you are someones child? That makes you a family member! Ugh I prefer couple members!” BEING A CHILD OF SOMEONE DOES NOT GIVE SOMEONE THE RIGHT TO JUST CLASSIFY YOU AS A “family member”!
Yes, that friend of yours is a Homestuck fan, but you know what else? They are an amazing artist as you can tell when you look at their fan art! Oh, and did you know that one whovian who likes almost all your photos? Well he is a fantastic writer! And some of those fandom people are nannies! Some have kids! Some bake, some fish, some have an obsession with zodiac signs not because of Homestuck, some have cats, some ride horses, some have kids,and some have this habit to quickly blink twice when they think of something to say like Dr. Horrible! Oh and get this! Some fandom members are PEOPLE! Individual people!
And I am not saying there’s something bad about being a part of the Doctor Who fandom! Call yourself a Whovian that’s fine! Just remember that doesn’t define you or the people you interact with.
I am an individual person who can not be defined by a TV show I like.
I am me, and I just happy to LOVE Homestuck, Doctor Who, Starkid, Harry Potter, Sherlock, a shit load of animes, Dr. Horrible’s sing along blog, Wicked, Sweeney Todd, and countless other things. But I’m not going to let those define me.
VOLDEMORT OUT BITCHES! *absconds*