In our experiences, top ten lists normally have two flaws: they're poorly formatted for quick reading and they are normally wrong. Just check all the comments of any top ten list, and you'll see lots of other folks think the list is wrong, too.
With our TL;DR Top Ten Lists, we're going to fix both problems... with your help. We're just gonna give you a couple of things on our top ten list (to make it faster to read), and you fill out the rest in the comments below (to make sure the list is accurate). Add to the list, argue with us, argue with each other, but most importantly be nice and have fun.
Today's TL;DR Top Ten List topic is:
Top 10 Signs You are Really Deep into a Fandom (not that that's a bad thing)
- You have a favorite class of ships, which differs from the main ship(s) of the fandom.
For example: you're a Trekker and sure you like the Enterprise, but you just go crazy for the Oberth-class of ships. Or maybe you're a big Star Wars fan and while you appreciate the X-Wing, you go bananas over the B-Wing. There's just something to these non-main-character ships that grabs hold of your fancy and won't let it go.
- You go to online fandom wiki pages just to double-check your spelling (and you're normally right).
Because we reference so many fandoms in our product copy, we have to write the names of characters, technology, places, etc., an awful lot. And many times, we'll pull out a very obscure character, check the spelling online, and feel both pride and shame that we knew how to spell it correctly (ok, really just pride).
- You name your pets after your favorite characters and then make sure they have appropriate costumes.
Does your hamster, James Ti-furry-us Kirk, have a mini Starfleet uniform? Is your guinea pig named Londo and wear a custom, maritime-esque, Centauri coat? A fandom-y appellation doesn't seem to be enough for us, somehow; our non-human children need to wear the costume of their namesake. We just feel like better parents that way.
- You get through your day by pretending you're actually working in part of your favorite fandom.
So you have to do a whole bunch of data entry or repetitively fill out forms - wouldn't it make it a lot easier if you were doing the work for U.N.I.T.? Or perhaps your code will eventually help the Jupiter Mining Corporation be even more efficient. Whatever your fandom, dive deep. It makes life more fun and the friends you'll find way below the surface will make your life more rewarding. See you in the deep end!
And now it's your turn. What do you think numbers 5-10 are? Do you agree with our numbers 1-4?
Take to the comments and help us find the Top 10 Signs You are Really Deep into a Fandom (not that that's a bad thing)!
Written by Mindel, a certified Master of Disguise (so long as the disguise looks just like him).