I view life as whatever occurs in between seasons of Sherlock, and I’m still waiting for my Hogwarts letter.
What is the meaning of life, you ask? 42, of course. But in terms of my personal manifesto, I believe that fandoms make the world go round. If you’re in a fandom– any fandom– you know how awesome it feels to be a part of a group that cares about something so passionately. I decided to embrace the term “Fake Fangirl” as a means of twisting certain previously derogatory notions for the better. As Yoda once said, “Size of fandom matters not.” So whether you only started watching Star Trek because Benedict Cumberbatch made an appearance or you’ve been fluent in Klingon since age five, have fun, don’t let anyone hate on your parade, and remember to always be kinder than necessary.
Finally, here’s a wonderful quote by the equally wonderful Hank Green that has become something of a personal mantra. May it guide you as it has guided me, and the Force will be with you. Always.
“Nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. When people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.”