What if, in every fandom universe that we love and adore, we are a fandom and they want our lives?
Dean, Sam and Cas watch a show about your brother and his friends in school and their biggest worry is whether or not they’re going to pass their maths test, and not demons plotting the end of the world.
Harry, Ron and Hermione read a muggle story about your group of friends who go shopping together and just laugh, and have fun, and don’t need to worry about family or friends who might get killed by an evil wizard.
The Avengers read a comic about you and your struggle to find out who you are, and what you want, while never having to worry about saving the world or any villain trying to destroy it.
The Guardians of the Galaxy watch a movie about us as we giggle and yell and cry and flail about over superheroes, wizards, hunters, time lords, high functioning sociopaths, cartoons, anime’s, and a whole other things that would that too long to mention, and we don’t have to worry about trying to stop the power of the galaxy from getting into the wrong hands.
All of them smile fondly at us, all of them laugh at our jokes, all of them cry when we do, and all of them sit on the edge of their seats wondering if we’ll pass that test, if that t-shirt we want is in stock, if we overcome our social fears, if the new episode of our favourite show is good or not, and what our reaction will be. They think: ‘Sure, their life isn’t always the best, and they might not always be happy, but it’s a life I want’
They don’t understand why we want lives like theirs.
Everyone is a true fan. Doesn’t matter if they started watching it when it came out or if they are literally starting to watch it right now and just beginning their adventure into the world that is their favourite TV show or movie. If they love that TV show or movie and they consider themselves a true fan then good for them, cause they are, and no one should tell them different.
An old picture and the first Avengers fanart I painted ever. In 2013. Because I hadn’t seen Avengers in theatres but on a crappy tiny screen on the flight to Chicago in November 2012. And then I understood what the hype was about.
I still think Phil should get his picture. And make sure Tony is not in the vicinity.