Here is the subject of fandoms.
I have been asked in social media a few times over the past few weeks about why (other than horror and vampires) my fandoms are not more widely shared and why I haven’t narrowed them down to specifics?
I haven’t the clue to be honest.
But it’s an interesting thing to think about sharing.
I think I have made it clear in some of them, but there are a few which I think would even surprise some of my most dedicated followers here.
I think almost everybody knows by now that I have a huge passion for Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the looking glass books and anything pertaining to it, their adaptions and generally collecting stuff that has the characters on them?
This is because I have a huge passion for nonsense, nonsense rhymes, absurdism and surrealism and therefore this also means that I like those kinds of art, I also like abstract art and impressionism.
Another widely known fandom I love is The Wizard of OZ and the whole series of fourteen books and the adaptions of those too.
I like Peter Pan and all their adaptions too.
But I like other things too, not just fandoms pertaining to classical literature, because I am also a fan of Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and The Bronte sisters and their adaptions.
Everybody knows I have a passion for vampires, I love the vampire diaries but I am also mad keen on Vampire the Masquerade since a friend introduced me to them fifteen years ago because they felt I was copying them – which I couldn’t have been because I knew nothing about them before they told me!
Actually there was a lot of similarities that I had to rehash a huge amount of work for, because I too, was afraid of the coincidences. This had meant that literally after I learned about Vampire the masquerade I had to totally re-edit about thirty whole books I had finished and stashed, waiting for the time I found my courage to send them off. Luckily I didn’t, is all I can say!
Since finding them on YouTube two years back, I have been trying to watch Vampire the Masquerade L.A by Night and its so much fun!
I’d totally love to be on that show!
I have only got through season 1 episode 10 so far, that’s an epilogue, so I have to finish the epilogues before I move onto season 2; I’ll get there eventually!
I also love Anne Rice, naturally.
Another fandom I like has been The Sandman Comics from Neil Gaiman.
I also like mafia movies and series such as The Sopranos.
I am a huge fan of Stephen King and have been since I was a kid; I started horror young, thanks to my grandma!
I also love anything to do with the Froud family, their puppets, their artworks I absolutely adore their works!
I love the muppets too and sesame street! I love puppets, but I am scared of certain types like the traditional ventriloquist wooden dummies and Pinocchio, Pinocchio freaks me out!
I’m huge keen on Queen, the rock band I got into them with another one of my big fandoms “The Highlander” movies, TV series and books!
I am also a huge fan of Batman, have been since I was 5yrs old and all their villains.
I like the original Star Trek too – one of my exes is such a big trekkie he is actually a famous lifestyle Klingon these days – seriously, he speaks fluent Klingon and works day in and day out purely entertaining his hobby with other fans, it’s his day job! I am not such a huge fan to do that myself – but hey Star Trek is pretty cool! I never missed an episode growing up!
I also love anything to do with the Lord of the Rings.
Both Henry and I are huge Lady Gaga fans as well or little monsters!
I personally love Monty Python and Mr Bean too.
I will never grow up either, so I love Trolls and Winnie the Pooh and I still collect things to do with them!
I also love musical theatre and operas as well, so I have quite a few passions for some of those – such as Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Witches of Eastwick, Carmina Burana, various Shakespeare plays too.
I am mad keen on anything to do with circuses, fairs and carnivals and I have a huge passion for masquerades! With this being said, I love Pierrot, jesters, harlequins and these days clowns too – I used to be terrified of clowns and now I love them – go figure!
I love anything pertaining to the occult as well, I do a lot of research in that and love learning new things about superstitions and other stuff – usually because I write horror and love horror.
I am also involved with several horror fandoms, mostly pertaining to Stephen King but I do like other stuff too, things from Susan Hill, Edgar Allen Poe and Max Brooks.
I like anything to do with fairyland and gnomes and things like that as well.
So I would say my fandoms are broad, I do spread myself thinly – but I am mostly just horror, vampires, batman, absurdism and that sort of thing.
I would also include dogs but do they count? I think they do! Also goats and guinea pigs, but hey there you go! People don’t acknowledge those as fandoms! LOL
I love Rome Total War and Warhammer games too, but I am too poor to enjoy them when they are new out and that sucks!
I like war games and anything to do with strategy – I also love learning about ancient warfare.
I also love Victorian or regency dramas.
I really love Discworld too! Terry Pratchett is amazing!
I liked, but didn’t want the whole thing – Once Upon A Time a TV series, that was cool too – just didn’t have the time to see all of it and then the DVD player broke down halfway through the box-set in fact right at the part they first met Captain Hook!
So sucky – I loved it and I want to know what happens – but NO SPOILERS PLEASE!
So, yes that’s me in fandoms… I wouldn’t say I am hard-core in much except vampires and Alice in Wonderland though.
Thanks for reading!