If I’m not careful, I could spend hours and hours reading TV Tropes. I love picking apart and analyzing my fandoms, even now that I’m not involved in fandom community.
At some point a year or two ago, I lost motivation to watch or read new things, especially anime and manga. I didn’t write or read fanfiction anymore, and I started drawing my own characters more often than fanart. I stopped cosplaying (mostly due to my weight, tbh) and stopped caring about the discussion (or lack thereof) in my favorite fandom communities.
I hadn’t stopped liking any of my fandoms. I just felt like I was starting to grow out of my fannish activities phase of my life. To be honest, I had always expected it to be when I had kids, so it was a little surprising and, to be frank, a tad depressing to no longer have the desire to just play around in fandom. I don’t know if I subconsciously felt that I was getting “too old” for fandom (I’m going to be 25 in two months, wow). I’m not so sure that’s it, though; I’ve always been young at heart and think as long as you’re acting age appropriate (e.g. being 45 and publishing dirty Inu Yasha fanfiction or throwing shipping tantrums when you’re over 21).
In any case, I still never feel like watching or reading any new anime/manga and I still haven’t gotten back into fanfic or much fanart or community discussions. But I do still care about the series themselves, what I am a fan of. I find myself holding back fandom babbling on my regular tumblr (usually) as it’s more general “me” things. I used to have a fandom blog on GreatestJournal before they shut down, though I did manage to transfer a few ramblings onto LiveJournal.
But I want someplace to babble again. I don’t want to be confined to my friends-only LJ for fandom thoughts — I just kind of want to get them out there. :) Enter this blog! Let’s see how much I use it. I do plan on reblogging pictures I like as well as shoving my thoughts on relationships in your face… So let’s get started!