We all have to-do lists. Lists of chores, errands, projects, phones calls—it goes on and on and on, until we want to crawl into bed and cry. But I have two to-do lists: the crappy one, and the one I wish I could devote all my time to. My Geek Girl To-Do List.
First there are books—books in series that I am in the middle of and addicted to. Books in series that I haven’t started yet. Classics that every good fantasy/ sci-fi fangirl has at least tried to read, and of course the books I loved enough I want to re-read them.
This alone can take a lifetime, but I’m not done yet, because as a dedicated fangirl there is more on my list.
I have several actors and actresses whose shows I love and whose characters I love, and this means I must watch everything they have ever been in. I know you understand the need to obsessively, um, support their career.
And of course there are writers and directors whose long list of works I need to watch. I mean if they can turn me into a squealing fangirl for one show, I must check out the others. I might be missing something brilliant!
And as all good fans must know, there are shows and movies I need to re-watch. I mean, come on, what kind of a fangirl can’t quote and act out her favorite lines? And to do that takes dedication and repeatedly watching movies and shows over and over again.
I also must watch the newest trailers so I can prepare emotionally for the new awesomeness that people are creating and offering up to us, their loyal followers.
It’s a lot of work, and commitment goes along with being a fan, and so far I have avoided gaming (I don’t have the time but I hope to start someday), and I don’t make videos or make fun witty photos.
How much time do you dedicate to your fandoms?