How my time spent in fandom has changed me: a summary
Person: Wow, your character is kind of a Mary Sue…
Me when I first entered fandom: oh gosh that’s horrible, I’ll be more careful when writing in the future.
Me now: hell yeah she is. And killin’ it.
Person: Update soon!! I need mOAR!!!
Me when I first entered fandom: Haha, I’ll try! I’m glad you like my story so much :D
Me now: And I need $10,000, for there to be more hours in a day, and sleep but I guess neither of us are gonna get what we want, huh.
Person: You should really consider writing a scene where character x does this. Also I don’t think the direction you’re currently taking the story makes sense, it’d really be better if you…”
Me when I first entered fandom: Okay, I’ll take that into consideration! Thanks for the advice!
Me now: why don’t you fukcng write it yourself then, you asdkflajfkadsjfla–
Person: Seriously? You honestly like that character? But they’re so problematic.
Me when I first entered fandom: *mumbles inaudibly*
Me now: Your point? I mean sure, they’re absolute trash, but they’re Mine and you can’t take them from me.
Person: But that ship doesn’t make any sense whatsoever.
Me when I first entered fandom: Yeah…maybe you’re right…
Me now (with a wild glint in my eyes, shoving 2 pieces of fanart and unfinished fic scraps into their face): But it could. It could.
Person: Do you read smut?
Me when I first entered fandom: I…I mean…sometimes s-sex comes up in a fic? I always skip over it though!!
Me now: Why? Do you want recs?
Person: Don’t you think it’s kind of weird to be so obsessed over fictional characters? I mean, you have two tests next week and instead of studying, you’re hunched over your laptop frantically writing fic at 2 a.m. Like, how do you justify that?
Me when I first entered fandom: *wails*
Me now: *wails louder*