We didn't start /some/ fandoms.
Culled from this video
, with a few additions. (I've tried to keep anyone from hitting any of LJ's item-limits without having to have multiple questions. Apologies if it cuts you off.)
NB: I want to define my sense of sentimental
in the poll below. I specifically say sentimental and not "nostalgic" or "personal" or "fannish" because that's what's most interesting to me, and also avoids some of the trappings I find in some of those. Like, I have nostalgia involving memories of Remington Steele, but not about the show itself. And my mom was part of the Forever Knight fandom while I was mostly a lurker. And Sports Night was only fleetingly of personal
importance to me, but nonetheless I'm sentimental about it.
Sentimental here would include for me things like the US Queer as Folk, through which
I can connect sentimentally to parts of my life, eras of my life, and to a time and community I only knew from the outside, but nonetheless had brushes with. There's something about the show there, but also through the show, and that's complicated. Or Fringe, which structurally
meant something to me, even if I really hated the final arc, and couldn't connect with the content of lots of episodes (skipping large numbers of episodes that were too gross for me, for instance.) I never felt like it lived up to its promise, but its promise mattered
.( Long poll: Check those you have a sentimental attachment to.Collapse )