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January 15th, 2018

Snowflake Challenge 2018 - Day 15

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In your own space, write a love letter to Fandom in general, to a particular fandom, to a trope, a relationship, a character, or to your flist/circle/followers. Share your love and squee as loud as you want to. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

I've read some fandom love letters today and wow. I feel like anything I try to say will just pale in comparison to the erudite offerings already presented. But, I'll give it a go.

Dear Online Fandom,

I was a fan for many long years, from those dark days before the internets. I had few opportunities to meet others who shared my interests and passion for Science Fiction and 'weird' stuff. It got better when I moved to a large city and discovered a Star Trek fan group in real life, but the day, way back in the late 1990's when I thought to myself, "I wonder if there are any Star Trek fans on the internet?" is what led me to where I am today.

Online fandom, you have given me:
- fabulous stories and art in many fandoms
- angst, heartbreak, joy and laughter at the same
- access to like minded people from all over the world
- the chance to have long, interesting meta discussions about cool stuff
- a community made up of people who may not be perfect, but generally 'grok' me
- some amazing friendships with people who I don't see enough because the are many miles away, but are dear to my heart, truly my chosen family

Please allow me to explain a little bit...Collapse )

So there you go. I love you, online fandom, because you are made up of amazing people and I adore you all.

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