• favorite character: *is about to do something embarrassing*
  • Me: *pauses tv*
  • Me: *stares into space and cringes for 10 minutes, goes for a walk, rocks back and forward in the shower, sits on couch regrettably*
  • me: *presses play*

You still can call yourself a “fan”, even if you

  • have not watched every single episode
  • disagree with the choice of a character
  • do not follow the actors/actresses on social media
  • have not read the original book/comic
  • do not spend all your money on merchandise
  • do not know every single background info

Dr. Who is a woman, Star Wars has a female lead, we got an all female ghostbusters, Wonder Woman is one of the most successful DC movies in the past few years, Supergirl has a TV show, Aquaman will be the first Pacific Islander superhero movie, Moana is one of the most successful Disney films, Black Panther is one of the first black superhero movies in years, there is a gay Teen Titan, can I say I love how much the media is progressing lately?