The prompt for Day 22 of the 30 Day Geek Out Challenge is to pick our favorite fandom quote. There were a lot ways I could have gone with one, but ultimately I decided to go with what just felt right to me:
Buy the ticket, take the ride…and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well…maybe chalk it up to forced consciousness expansion… – Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Ok, I suppose this is kind of a strange quote to use since it’s not really from or about fandom necessarily (or at least any I plan on discussing here), but the more I think about it, the more true it seems to be. People tend to go all in on their fandoms (whatever they may be) and I feel like this sentiment really gets to the heart of that. Whether you’re literally buying tickets to that hot show or convention, realizing you’ve binged watched the night away, or finding out that after rapidly consuming 5,000+ pages you now have to wait many long months before you get to see what happens next our fandoms often take us on some wild and magical rides. I included the second part of the quote as well, because, well, sometimes even the best of things can go off the rails eventually.