I’ve had a lot of free time as of late, and with that time I’ve been doing the oh-so-productive pass-time of obsessively watching my favourite YouTubers – not even their own videos, I’ve gone right down to fan edits and what are called “crack vids” that are usually funny mixes of clips with edits combining them with popular memes or songs.
That seems like a pointless thing to write about, but trust me, I’m going somewhere with this.
Although it may seem far from productive, being so deep in my fandoms has somehow brought about more creativity in me and I’ve been doing more of the things I love – that is, writing and drawing. It does help, of course, that I have a fancy-schmancy Wacom tablet and good laptop to create digital paintings with, but I don’t think that’s the point.
You might think that I’d be creating fan art or fan fiction, but I actually have done very little of either. Instead, I’ve done a lot of work on my own novel, which is the most developed piece of writing I’ve ever created, and it’s definitely not even close to being completed, but I’m making progress faster than ever before.
Another thing to come about due to the fandom-diving is socialising. Strange as it sounds, I owe a lot of my recent socialisations to fandoms, even so much as an entire friendship created because of a mutual fandom. I can’t say I’m more of a social person, technically, but I talk to more than one person now, and that’s an improvement.
I guess in the end this post -was- a bit pointless, but that’s okay, I still managed to express a few somewhat-formed thoughts in writing, which makes me feel good.