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Day 21: How has the HP fandom connected you to other fandoms, interests, or people?

It hasn’t, really. I mean, I don’t hugely participate in fandom anyway, I’m really more of a lurker. I guess it made me aware of fandom and fanfiction and all of that, so I guess I could say it’s connected me to all fandoms I’ve sort of been involved in. But it’s not like I’ve directly discovered any other specific fandoms because of HP fandom.

Wait! I just realized that isn’t true. Mugglenet was where I first heard about Twilight. Which actually turned out to be a good thing, because it was part of the reason I checked it out before it got really insane, so when everyone I knew started getting into it, I’d already read it and could tell them plainly that yes, I had read it, and no, actually, I thought it was crap and hey, maybe teen romance novels shouldn’t a) be marketed as vampire stories when they’re actually not; b) glorify and romanticize emotional abuse and domestic violence; and c) contain incredibly disturbing rape metaphors. You know, maybe.

But that’s also what got me following Cleolinda, so I guess it wasn’t all negative. Also, I love every single member of that film series’ cast, and I can never understand why they chose to be associated with such a shit story. (Really, Dakota Fanning? Really?)

[Man, sometimes I remember what I used to think Twilight was back when the only thing I knew about it was that the three main characters were named Edward, Bella, and Jacob, and there was maybe some sort of love triangle going on, and I get sad that it’s not that awesome. I don’t totally remember what I thought it was, but based on the names I assumed it was set in Victorian England, and for some reason I thought it had something to do with social rules and expectations, a kind of Jane Austen-esque thing. I always wish I could remember more precisely what I thought it was, because whatever it was, it was awesome, and I know I would actually like to read that series.]

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