I’ve already discussed my three largest passions in fandoms: Star Wars, Mass Effect, and the X-Men.
Here are a few that I adore, but didn’t quite make the list.
There’s more than just a little love for this blonde vampire hunter from me. I came to this party, like most, late. I did not start watching until FX started running the show in syndication, and then I wondered how the hell had I missed this gem? It came at the perfect time in my life though. I was struggling with family issues, college, and my sanity in general, and here was a show that I could watch, just for me, that I could identify with. Who cares if it had a Monster of the Week format? The metaphors behind the problems spoke to me, and I honestly don’t know if I could have gotten through my Sophomore and Junior years of college without this show.
But I loved his television show. His character, once separated from my beloved Buffy, was suddenly likeable to me. He was surrounded by an exceptional cast, and I really could not get enough Fred/Wesley in that show. (Oh, how I hate you Joss…) There were terrible season arcs; I cannot or will not deny that, but this show had an amazing way to show the grey of the world. Where Buffy captured most issues in black and white, Angel explored that murky in between area.
Plus, Smile Time Angel.
The little kid in me is jumping up and down in glee over just seeing that logo right now. Mainly because I used to watch the movie, Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer, a lot. That’s probably understating how much I watched it too. I loved that movie. It was fun, it had a great opening song, and there was just something magical about it. To this day, I can load that movie into my DVD player and just giggle and enjoy it. It has not tarnished with time, like so many other of my childhood cartoons.
This is probably my most obscure fandom. I cannot find anyone who watched this is a child, but it literally is my favorite childhood cartoon. It was a short little hour long movie that my parents somehow got for me. I don’t know where or how, but I remember it was my favorite. There were elfs, pixies, sprites, and they were in charge of nature with their magic wands. It was a short little romp about a kidnapped wand and imprisoned elf, and the daunting rescue of both. Again, I watched this again (thanks to my husband finding a copy for me), and I was transported back. It’s one of those movies that I cannot wait to show my children.
Hey, you guys!
Really, nothing needs to be said about why this is an all-time favorite of mine.
Well, I think that should give you an insight into the crazy world that is my brain. There are so many other things that I could have included, but I wanted to try and keep this brief.
If you have any questions, or comments, please feel free to leave them below.
Also, any requests or suggestions for topics, I’ll be glad to listen.