I talk about fandom here. I’m a part of several fandoms myself, and there is nothing more fun than getting to spend tons of time in fandom-land. Some of my favorite aspects of fandom is wading into the “guilty pleasure” territory when it comes to celebrating my faves, and that’s what this week’s Fandom 5 is all about: my favorite fandom guilty pleasures!
I’ve made it no secret how much I love a good Netflix binge, even though I should probably be a bit less open about my Netflix binging habits. However, I just can’t help how much I love popping a show on and losing myself in that universe for a while. Thank you, Netflix, indeed.
Collecting Funko Dolls…and Keeping Them At My Work Desk
This is only a small portion of my collection of work desk Funko dolls. Though my collection is far smaller than some of you, I am proud to say my desk is guarded by an angel, a rebel princess/general, a shiny stormtrooper, a hunter/hacker, a vigilante, a Khaleesi, an Asgardian god, a droid, a Time Lord…and an Adipose. I just love these little guys way too much.
Quoting My Faves in Everyday Life
75% of the things I say are just from movies and TV shows. Seriously. I’ve always been like this (my parents are the same way, it’s not my fault). I even managed to smush an Anchorman and Supernatural reference into my tiny Twitter bio. #skillz
Having a Serious Desire for a Fandom Tattoo
Seriously. I talked about my top five fandom tattoos that I’ve always wanted in a previous Fandom 5 post. The Deathly Hallows symbol, anti-possession sigil, “all was well”, and the small scarlet pimpernel are my top tattoo dreams. I actually thought seriously about getting the scarlet pimpernel tattoo when I was in Europe, but ultimately decided against it–mainly because of time and my lack of ability to research the shop before I got the ink. But seriously, I have a mighty need for some fandom ink.
Paying Money to Spend Hours in a Line and 5 Seconds With My Faves
I spent the entire time in line obsessing about what I’d say to her, stressing over the fact that I didn’t have some cute idea for a pic, and hoping that I didn’t say or do anything dumb. Turns out after the giant chunk of cash I shelled out and the literal hours in line, they were moving people through the photo ops with startling speed to fit everyone in (she had been scheduled for two days of photo ops and had to cancel one, so the line was EXTRA long). I had time to say hello, and that was basically it.
Still though! I got to meet (however briefly) Karen Gillan. Best. Day. Ever.
Your turn! What are some of your geeky guilty pleasures? Let me know in the comments, and, as always, check out my other Fandom 5 posts. Follow the #Fandom5 hashtag to see what everyone else is talking about today–and be sure to follow me on Twitter to follow the hashtag–-and be sure to check out the brains behind the Fandom 5 linkup, the awesome Kristen and Megan.