An Unexpected Fandom Part 2: Always

I’m pretty sure I’ve stated before that I didn’t grow up being a fan of the fantasy or magic genres, but it all began to change once I started playing the Fable and Elder Scrolls video games in 2010.  I made a post in early 2013 about me finally becoming a fan of the LotR world because of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Well, I’ve once again become a new fan of something that’s considered a geek staple: Harry Potter.

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That’s me! n_n 
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Despite everyone raving about it, and having a roommate ten years ago (omg😐) who was completely obsessed with it, I never managed to have any remote interest.  That started to change last year, when I barely started to have the thought “maybe I should just give the movies a chance.”  But, it didn’t happen until November.

The first one was OK — a bit slow, but I didn’t let it affect my continuing to watch the rest.  They finally began picking up, and I think I experienced my first bit of feels at the end of The Goblet of Fire.  The Order of the Phoenix was great.  I’d quickly grown to love Sirius Black, only to end up with even more feels there.  I just kept waiting for the moment when Ron and Hermione would finally realise they liked each other.  And omg, Deathly Hallows: Part 2.  Just take me now 💀 — the feels!

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*SPOILERS*  I never believed for a second that Snape was evil — or maybe I did, but I didn’t want it to be so.  And then, BAM!  Feels, followed by the truth, further causing just the worst feels.

*SPOILERS* However, the biggest thing on my mind when the last movie ended — I still absolutely do not ship Harry and Ginny.  I mean, like, no.  I was so relieved to find out from that former roommate that I’m not crazy for thinking that way.  I mean, sure, they got married, they have children, and they’re happy, so I’ve accepted it as fact.  But I still just don’t get it.

Anyway, those were just a few thoughts from a brand new Potterhead.  No promises that I’ll ever read those massive books, but it’s not off the table.

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Favourite Characters (in no real order):
-Hermione, Harry, Ron (probably in that order?)
-Hagrid
-Tonks
-Luna Lovegood
-Sirius Black
-Draco Malfoy
-Neville Longbottom
-Severus Snape
-probably others I’m forgetting 😬

Favourite Ship: Lupin & Tonks ❤️


Where would the Sorting Hat put you? Who else here is a Hufflepuff?

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I’m Going To See Perfume Live!! | Cosmic Explorer Tour, USA

Back in 2007, I came across this little trio of Japanese singers via YouTube who called themselves Perfume.  After watching about ten of their music videos, I was hooked.  I obtained some of their music and soon shared it with my sister, who immediately became a fan as well.

Since then, her fandom has surpassed mine, and she makes sure I stay in the loop with any new songs, albums, music videos, and concert footage.

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Perfume circa 2004 for their single “Monochrome Effect” (left), and 2016 for their album “Cosmic Explorer” (right).

 

This year, Perfume is making a tour stop in America close enough that we’re finally going to see them live!  The entire trip is going to be quite a bit more driving than I can usually handle, but we’re breaking it up enough that hopefully it’ll be OK 👍.

Another exciting part is that we’ve booked a room through Airbnb, and it’ll be my first experience with it.  I’ve heard so many good things about it, it’s so much cheaper than a hotel, and the particular room I booked has SO many great reviews!

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As of the publishing of this post, we’re probably reloading our stuff in the car to set out for Illinois.  I won’t give a lot of details about the trip until it’s over, but I’m glad the planning is finally done.

Nine years of fandom leading up to this.  Perfume is bigger than ever as the most popular Jpop group in Japan.  Even Pentatonix posted a music video just last week with their Perfume medley!

I’ll leave you with the videos to two of my favourite new songs of theirs (one fast and one slow):


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30 Day Movie Challenge 2 – Day 27

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Day 27: A Movie From Your University Years

 

Twilight

 

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Yeah, yeah, so I picked Twilight.  It’s not like I said I was a real fan of this saga.

Mostly, I picked it because I have fond memories with friends related to this series, whether it be the movies or the books.  I admit, my first date with Hubby was to the release party at Barnes & Noble for the book Breaking Dawn.  (I’d only heard of the series at the time, but he’d read all the books.  Even at the release party, he complained that fangirls were ruining it.  Also, he was Team Jacob.)

Our hanging out with some couple friends from university always involve Twilight the first few times.  The first time we hung out, we all watched Twilight at our house after dinner.  I think the next time it was the same with New Moon.  Finally, when Breaking Dawn Part 1 was being released, we figured we might as well go see it at the cinema together.

 

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What’s a movie from your university years?

 


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