Can someone explain me why fandoms became such a cringy thing to be a part of?
I was a part of several fandoms and it made me feel like I had a huge friend group even tho I hadn’t talked to these people, knowing I could just strike up a convo about the thing we both loved made me feel awesome and really helped with my social anxiety.
And then out of nowhere, just mentioning the world “fandom” got you a mass of entitled people going “oh you’re gonna be so embarrassed about this in a few years!” and “lol do you even have a life outside tv-shows?”
What the fuck. What was so bad about liking something and talking about it together with other people? Why did these people feel the need to shoot us down and belittle us and make us feel like losers?
It’s been several years. And thankfully, I’ve gained enough confidence to say this: fuck you, I loved my fandoms, and they were the best thing to happen to teenager me.
So if someone wants to fangirl over Stranger Things, or the new IT movie, or just generally tell me their favourite shows or bands they’re passionate about, fucking hit me up. I’m a fandom trash until my body decays in the gutter. Yall wanna cringe at me, feel free. I’m over worrying about people on the internet not finding me cool.