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5 Fandom Friday: Gateway Fandoms That Made Me Who I Am Today

I believe I was always a geek. Growing up with two brothers who I was pretty close with opened my world up to more video games, action figures, cartoons, and movies than I think I would have been exposed to if I didn't have brothers. Honestly, they actually introduced me to some of the fandoms I'm still into today.

1. Harry Potter


I didn't even know who Harry Potter was when my youngest brother received the first three Harry Potter books for Christmas. But after he read through them I decided to give them a go and, well, that started my obsession and need to read all of the books as soon as they came out. Never until this series did I know what it felt like to wait impatiently for a book or a movie to come out.

2. Nintendo


We always had some Nintendo console in our house and the amount of hours I put into Mario Kart, Mario Party, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, and other multiplayer games is insane. To this day I have a weakness for Nintendo-only games and will never turn down the chance to play a Mario, Donkey Kong, or Kirby game. 

3. Hello Kitty


My best friend in high school introduced me to the adorable world of Sanrio. She took me downtown to some small independent stores that were filled with Japanese stationery, candy, and tons of Hello Kitty merchandise. Never would I have guessed that this would start my love for Japanese culture and all things cute.

4. Supernatural (theme, not the TV show)


I was a kid who grew up watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and reading Christopher Pike books. I was into ghosts, vampires, and other supernatural things. This interest has continued on with me as I read fantasy and supernatural books and watch shows like Grimm, Supernatural, and iZombie. I've become someone who enjoys being creeped out.

5. Beverly Hills 90210


This was MY show growing up. I was addicted to the drama, fashion, and the California setting. This was the first television show that I watched every week and knew everything about. And now I still find myself loving similar television dramas - The O.C., Gossip Girl, Felicity, One Tree Hill, Pretty Little Liars... they might not be all the same but the cheesy, over dramatic story lines get me hooked every time. 

What fandoms made you who you are today?
xo Jen


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  1. Hello Kitty!! My 3DS case is Hello Kitty and I don't care that I'm 21 years old, I'm a huge Sanrio person. I also love Harry Potter too.

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  2. Yay for the fellow spooky kids! Did you ever read Scary Stories to Read in the Dark? I feel like that was a classic for Canadian spooky kids of a certain generation.

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