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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey. You get a new topic every Wednesday, and you then list your Top 5 books related to the particular topic.
Today’s Topic is: Favourite Fandoms
I frakking LOVE this topic! I have been in various fandoms over the years. I am more of a lurker than an active participant but that doesn’t mean I don’t fly my freak flag proudly!! 😉
It’s actually really hard trying to narrow these down to just five but I will do my best.
1. Tolkien Fandom
For fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth saga. I consider Lord of the Rings to be my favourite book of all-time. I first read it when I was nine and it has had a massive impact on me. I also love the movies. I am not an aficionado by any means but I still consider myself a massive fan.
This is the name given to the fans of Joss Whedon’s Firefly. I used to be fairly active (was a member of the main forum and everything) but over the years I have taken a step back from the fandom although I am still a fan of the series and it’s follow-up movie Serenity.
The actual name fans give themselves can actually get pretty contentious (whether someone considers themselves a trekkie or trekker) but I just consider myself a fan. I loved the Original Star Trek series and movies as a kid (still do!) and The Next Generation was the show I grew up with. I absolutely adore Deep Space Nine (Niner for life!!) and enjoy Voyager and Enterprise a lot too. I even love the rebooted movies (which some fans may consider sacrilege).
4. Star Wars Fandom
It was my older cousin who got me into Star Wars as a child and I still consider myself a huge fan of the whole saga. I spent more time than I would care to admit reading all of the Extended Universe novels too (no longer canon but still really enjoyable). I absolutely loved Star Wars: The Force Awakens so I don’t see myself leaving the fandom anytime soon.
5. BioWare Fandom
Last, but by no means least, I consider myself a BioWare fan for life. I haven’t played every single one of their games (I’v never played Baldur’s Gate) but I have come pretty darn close. I got hooked in by Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and never looked back.
I have been a member of the BioWare boards for a long time (the original and now defunct board I actually signed up for in 2003 which is really scary!) and even when I stray away from the games (which does happen now and again) I always come back more of a fan than ever. BioWare games have gotten me through some tough times and will always be special to me for that.