Today's topic makes me laugh a little because so many of the fandoms I'm into could be looked at as a guilty pleasure (cheesy, over dramatic, made for children) but I've learnt to embrace these interests. I'm finally at the age where I don't really care what other people think. But I know some of the things I'm into make people shake their heads...
So here are my top Fandom Guilty Pleasures:
1. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
I'm super into a show that my 5 year old niece also loves. Not that there's anything wrong with it, but co-workers do look at me funny when I buy MLP blind bags...
2. Pretty Little Liars
I'm that person chatting with a friend about our PLL theories and our feelings about certain couples and discoveries made on the show. But the show is super over the top and very unbelievable. But I LOVE it.
3. Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
No one would question someone's love for TMNT. It's a classic that 80s kids grew up with. But the new show on Nickelodeon? Not everyone watches it. They assume it's stupid because it's not the classic and it's made for kids. Wrong! It's hilarious. I try to convince people of this regularly but it doesn't work most of the time.
4. Young Adult books
The YA genre has become super popular and I know a ton of adults who read them. But I've also encountered quite a few people who will snub off my book recommendations or book chatter when they realize I'm talking about a YA title. Not cool!
5. Geeky T-shirts
My t-shirt collection is mainly shirts with geek designs on them. I either get complimented on them or people look at the shirt funny - whether trying to figure out what's on it or why I'm wearing a shirt like that. When asked to wear a certain colour of shirt for work to celebrate something I have to explain that I don't have plain shirts... only shirts with designs and characters on them. They don't always understand.
I'm not ashamed of these fandom loves but I know not everyone gets them. What would your fandom guilty pleasure be?