I need more people to follow and liven up my dash
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- Thor: GREETINGS, I JUST BECAME ACQUAINTED WITH THEE
- Thor: AND THIS IS OUTSIDE THE REALM OF SANE CONDUCT
- Thor: BUT HERE IS THE CODE NUMBER FOR MY COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE
- Thor: THOUGH I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS REFERENCE
The biggest problem I have is that I am a stubborn ass, and the harder you try to make me do something or like something, the more I’ll dig my heels in and the louder I’ll start cursing until you drop it.
Like, everyone kept telling me about Rocky Horror and oh you simply have to see it it’s the funniest shit ever and I almost fell asleep because I thought it was so boring. My dad keeps telling me I have to watch Young Frankenstein because I’ll cry for laughter and I keep refusing because he’s given me all of the jokes completely out of context so I’m not going to find anything funny, which is exactly what happened with the Avengers. I laughed once in the entire two hours of the film, which is saying something, considering.
And I hate some things on principle, simply because of how overdone they are. When I was growing up, I really hated Austen and Bronte, I physically couldn’t read their books, they made me want to vomit. We had to read Jane Eyre for our AS Level English Lit/Lang, and I read the first 9 chapters and stopped and never finished it. To this date, I still have no idea what the actual plot of Jane Eyre is, nor what happens in the end. I’ve not sat through a whole adaptation, nor finished the book. And it’s been the same with the others too.
Mum keeps trying to bully me into reading Wuthering Heights, which is quite possibly the most boring thing I have ever read. I’ve got about halfway through and I still have no idea who’s actually narrating the story. I refuse to watch the film because mum keeps trying to force me.
But if you leave me alone with something, and let me come to it in my own time, I’ll probably enjoy it.
I just sat through Pride and Prejudice for the first time since it came out and actually quite enjoyed it, which I didn’t expect to happen. I still find the whole thing ridiculous, but I enjoyed it more than I would have if I’d watched it when I had friends of mine shoving Austen down my throat, singing her praises and gushing about how they wanted a Mr Darcy in their lives.
No you don’t you silly girls (and the one boy) shut up.
But the point is, if you want me to enjoy a book or a film or a band, don’t go singing it’s praises to me, because I’ll point blank refuse and find something about it to hate on principle. Apparently this makes me changeable. No, it makes me a stubborn ass.
This sounds a lot like me, and what happens to a lot of things my friends try to show me.
I once tried Final Fantasy on my own, when I was really young, and didn’t enjoy the games very much. All through high school it was “CAT PLAY THIS GAME.” “CAT WHY DON’T YOU LIKE THIS GAME?” “CAT YOU’RE RIDICULOUS JUST TRY THIS ONCE.”
The answer was no. It became Hell No. And then it became IF YOU DON’T LEAVE ME ALONE ABOUT IT I SWEAR I WILL STOP TALKING TO YOU FOR A WEEK.
Maybe that was just a fluke; it was about the time when Final Fantasy 7/Advent Children was really really popular, but it drove me nuts.
Same with Jane Austen. Jane Eyre. Same for Wuthering Heights.
For me it happens a lot in other media, i.e., Anime or Video Games, because I get to the books before my friends do (They’re not really book-inclined, I am.) For example, my boyfriend continually tries to get me to watch Game of Thrones, or Code Geass, or Supernatural or even Firefly or whatever the hell it is Joss Whedon made because he’s such a big fanboy, and I just sit there and stare at him until he drops the topic because he knows he won’t get anywhere if he tries to convince me.
It very nearly happened with Portal. I jumped on the bandwagon for Portal when Portal 2 was just around the corner and I thought “Well, my boyfriend is insisting on buying me a copy and I don’t want him to waste his money, so fuck I’ll just try it.”
I wouldn’t have met Sop if I hadn’t because I was SO INTENT on not doing it because it bothered me so damn much.
It makes me kind of sad because if someone had pushed me to try to like Hetalia, I wouldn’t have touched it with a ten foot pole and I would have never met such wonderful people like Vinnie and Mary and I wouldn’t have an almost-completely dedicated Tumblr to it.
But that didn’t happen. I found it all on my own and thank goodness for that.
Just, yeah, had to reblog this and respond to it because I thought my followers should see what my brain is like with fandoms, OKAY?
EDIT: Classic example: GodDAMN DO I HATE DOTA. It consumed and sometimes still does consume my friends lives with its ridiculousness and I hated it when they would start playing it at random because we were sitting in the Cyber cafe and that meant I was on my own to play something else for two or three hours. It was ridiculously popular and they’d get iffy with me for not playing but once the Cyber cafe closed down, well, there wasn’t much they could do.
But I do love League of Legends.
DOES THAT MAKE SENSE TO ANYONE ELSE?
See that’s what I mean.
Also I will NOT be playing DotA 2.
YOU SHOULDA TOLD ME I WASN’T ONLINE LADY.
Because the one I had since I was thirteen is… Well God.
I mean it’s overflowing.
With just… Stuff.
The website slows down just trying to load my pages.