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?
I don’t get to devote near enough time to my fandoms. The list is long and the day is short. 😀
I know right? If only sleep wasn’t necessary.
I hear ya on the books! So many of my fave bloggers have released their book series, yourself included, and I still need to get to everyone’s books. I have them all in my kindle queue though!
Yes I have all my books on my goodreads to be read list, and some of my amazing wish list, but still if I retired today i wonder if I could get caught up.
Not near enough time. It’s so hard to balance reading and watching books, movies, and shows that are new with re-reading and re-watching the ones I love! Right now I’m in the process of re-reading Harry Potter (listening to it in the car when driving to work), Tolkien’s stuff, and the books of my favorite historical fiction author.
I just finished reading the first Harry Potter to my work kids. I kept tearing up.
I think I’m going to start listing these things on my regular to-do list. “How was your day, honey?” “Great! I did a ton of things on my to-do list!” (Watched Sherlock, played Bioshock Infinite, shared Firefly memes on Facebook…)
Wonderful idea! And as writers we need inspiration so it totally works!