Jan. 12th, 2016

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Day 12

What makes you fannish? And by that we mean, what is it about a tv show/movie/book/band/podcast/etc that takes you from, "Yeah, I like that," to "I need MOAR!!!" Is it a character? A plotline? The pretty? Subtext that’s just screaming to be acknowledged?

In your own space, tell us what it is that gets you to cross that line into fandom. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

I originally had a much longer post, but I've lost patience with myself, so here we go. If a canon doesn't show things - the world is fully formed, and makes sense, but there are bits of unexplained detail? Interesting secondary characters? Glimpses of the wider world beyond the story? those are my catnip. For the most part I get into fandom because the canonical story doesn't explore the world that it created. Or doesn't explore the bits that I want to know more about. Or I fall into a fandom first, without any contact with the canon (a short, non-exhaustive list of such fandom-first (or fandom-only) fandoms for the curious: the Dresden Files, Hockey RPF, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Teen Wolf, Fast and the Furious, Mad Max: Fury Road). I fall in love with the characters and the world, always, and everything else follows from there.