June 11th, 2021

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june something day 11

Day 11: What would make you leave a fandom, or prevent you from getting into it in the first place?

I tend to shy away from getting too involved in fandom these days. While I don't regret my time being involved in Smallville fandom and I got to meet a lot of great people, the drama and the ship wars definitely left a toll and has me kind of skittish since.

So I usually just read fic and follow a few people with similar interests and call it a day. It's pretty easy to do on Tumblr. I am not on Reddit or Discord or anything so it is easy to avoid interacting with a more general audience and limit it to people who enjoy and ship the things you like.

Drama, ship wars, and the types of discourse that happen are definitely what would keep me away though. I don't want any part of that. I would only leave a fandom completely if I lost interest in the canon and didn't want to participate anymore. I did that with Smallville- dropped the show for a year after "Doomsday" pissed me off, and mostly stayed away from the fandom. I used to have an icon that legit said something like, "smallville fandom- home of the neverending wank". It was fitting. I think I was in a better place when I got back for sure though.