WHAT IS UP WITH THESE FANDOM NETWORKSI’m just confused. Like what is the purpose for having them? Especially on tumblr? It’s like those old Davey Jones fan clubs from the Brady Bunch days. (Right? Am I getting my pop culture references mixed up?) I don’t know. Tumblr was just a real easy way for me to get news. I effing hate Google alerts.
I guess I just don’t understand what the purpose is? The thing I love about tumblr (really the only reason I put up with it in the first place) is that people can tag anything about anyone they want. It’s easy for me to find any of the info I want or need about my favorites, and then not have to follow those things that annoy me. Having a network, where only certain people get the info, just seems a little… inclusive to me. It feels a little catty. Like… “we’re super fans because we filled out an application and got accepted and you’re not.” I mean, it would be one thing if you did one of those fanlist things that were popular when I was in high school (a loooong time ago), but I don’t know. Why can’t we share with everyone? I guess a part of it that is bothering me is just how INTENSE the O’Hara fandom has gotten recently, with the shipping and the freaking out over her middle name and things like that. I’m beginning to feel embarrassed to say I’m a part of it. I wish everyone would calm down. There are some Broadway fandoms (and I guess regular fandoms) that are really obsessive and cliquey and have consequently made me hate the performer. I don’t want to see that happen to Kelli, and I doubt she would either.
ETA: I believe everyone, including you, in the O’Hara fandom has good intentions. I don’t hate anyone by any means. But I just think some people might be getting carried away? (Or I am getting way too old. Always a possibility.)
As someone who has been following Kelli’s tag for almost four years… what the fuck???
I’m baaaaack. :)
Off to DC for the weekend. See you later, peeps! Don’t miss me too much! :)