Lesson from the Heart of Darkness Fandom

September 7th, 2015

smsWe’ve entered that phase of my to-review piles where the Novels taunt me with their 400 pages of unremitting 8pt Japanese text. I am reading as fast as I can, but will have fewer reviews if only because I read about 30 pages a day on a good day. My eyes just sort of stop seeing anything after a while.

In the meantime, as I have safely and successfully passed an age landmark that includes both zeroes and fives, I wanted to share an important lesson I have learned with you, my dear readers. I am the product of a person who was a super-duper nerd back in the day when “nerd” didn’t mean “makes millions in tech” and a person who has absolutely no interest in nerdly things…or even things. (My seminal story on this was the day when my parents came to visit and Dad sat there playing with every single Sailor Moon wand, hitting all the buttons and playing the music, and Mom, who had her back to him said, shaking her head, “I don’t know where you get your collecting things from.”)

Anyway, here’s the most important thing I’ve learned in 50 years:

Have fun the way you want to.

It doesn’t matter at all if other people don’t understand it as long as it makes sense to you.

Let me remind you that I will be having my brand of fun next month at New York Comic Con (NYC, October 8-11) and Nijicon (Philadelphia, October 24-25)

And if you want to access my /coughcough/wisdom – send me a question for the next Q&A online streaming Yuri panel, which I have not yet picked a date for, but will probably be in November!

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4 Responses

  1. dm00 says:

    Happy approximate birthday!

  2. Mara says:

    Congratulations on your birthday!

  3. Mudakun says:

    Congratulations, best wishes and thanks as always for the proof of your lesson. Okazu continues not only to entertain but to enlighten and to move the fandom forward.

    And: link for Maser thesis is a new treat!

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