2 Jan 2017

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It's [profile] fandom_snowflake time again!

Day 2

In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Now tbh not very many individual things have changed my life – it's always more lots of small things than One Big Thing – but let's talk about the first adults' book I read: Isaac Asimov's Robots of Dawn, when I was 10. It was my first exposure to science fiction. (Before that, my reading had been more middle-grade horse novels, Donald Duck comics, and nonfiction on astronomy and horses.) It immediately became my favourite genre, as one can see from ... pretty much everything on my journal lol.

Fandom-wise, I decided I wanted to get into a book that actually had a fandom dammit, and read Katherine Addison's The Goblin Emperor, because it had a chatty fandom on [community profile] fail_fandomanon at the time. It's also got a chatroom. Now, I have realtime friends over IRC! (link in my masterpost)
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From a personal POV, it was a good year: I got my shit together re: studying, hit my groove working, and in general grew out of being a socially awkward dork and into my own skin. (It's an ongoing process, but this year was especially productive.) Fandom-wise, I got a new fandom (The Goblin Emperor) and new friends – and an IRC chatroom, which I find a natural environment for socialization.

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