Tuesday, June 28, 2016

30 Day SuperWhoLock Challenge - Day 1






So I found this challenge forever ago and hadn't gotten around to it until now. I won't be doing 30 days in a row necessarily, but I'll be going through each prompt until I finish it up. Any time I'm given a chance to fangirl about my fandoms is a good time for me!

Day 1 = "What fandom did you first join?"

That fandom would be the classic gateway fandom of the three:


The best fandoms are the ones that you have entirely low expectations going into and end up adoring more than baby elephants and a pound of Reese's cups. That was "Doctor Who," for me. A sci-fi alien show featuring creatures that looked like a second grader's robot science fair experiment? I was expecting to hate it. If three people hadn't independently of each other recommended it to me, I wouldn't have even tried. And considering my first experience with the show was "Rose" (the first episode of the 2005 reboot where the main bad guys were animated mannequins), it's a wonder I even continued watching. Thank goodness I have a "don't judge any show by the first episode" rule for myself.

"Father's Day" is eventually what sold me on the show. I wasn't expecting tears. I wasn't expecting anything more than fluffy, silly, goofball, time travel adventures when I started watching. I didn't think I'd end up with an obsession or with crumpled tissues surrounding my bed as I sniffled and hit "next episode." But that's what I got, and thanks to "Doctor Who," nearly every other fandom followed.

Are you a SuperWhoLockian? Feel free to steal these prompts for yourself! What fandom did you first join?

6 comments:

Boquinha said...

Fun! I want to know who the 3 people are who suggested it . . .

The Magic Violinist said...

@Boquinha Max, Engie, and a volunteer at the library, not including numerous other blogging friends who'd posted about it before!

Rain said...

I saw Doctor Who first. It came back on when I was about seven? Eight? And my dad got my brother and I to watch it with him. The clockwork people freaked me out a treat. What's your favourite Doctor Who monster? Weeping Angels all the way for me. ;)

The Magic Violinist said...

@Rain

I knew it was a common gateway fandom! Ooh, yeah, the clockwork people can be a little freaky. I think mine might be Weeping Angels, too, although Daleks are a classic!

Dr. Mark said...

I remember watching that mannequin episode before any of you and wondering how on God's green Earth that could possibly be the show everyone was gaga over. I'm glad we all pressed on (you most of all, of course).

The Magic Violinist said...

@Dr. Mark Right?! I don't know what in the world they were thinking with that one. Although if you think about it, the weirdness stays about the same even if the special effects get better. We've just gotten used to the strangeness of it all. xD