As an offshoot of yesterday’s entry, I’ve been composing in my head several posts about stages of fandom and where I fit in that spectrum. Due to the wonky reply problem, I received an email that clarified for me the levels and transitions happening in ArmitageWorld. It also reminded me this blog was created to talk about my experiences in fandom in general in order to specifically discuss the burning question of several other blogs like Servetus’s and Frenz’s: why this particular fascination with this particular actor and should they be concerned? The short answer may startle and therefore probably isn’t helpful. The long answer might enlighten but I need to take the reader through where I’ve been before explaining what I see now.
I have a partial draft composed in January when I first started the blog. I’m finding it difficult to put my fandom experiences to paper because I’ve never done it before, and discussing the dynamics isn’t something fans usually like to dwell upon. It feels all at once terribly personal and slightly surreal. Things can be misinterpreted and misunderstood in the telling. So posts on this topic will require a great deal more thought and time than previous entries. My approach might not be as erudite, but I’ll give it my best shot.
Meanwhile here is a screencap of RA playing Monet who was fortunate enough to acquire fans in his lifetime.