Do you ever go through phases while in a fandom?
Like, you have the intrigued and captivated phases. The ones where you get involved and have to learn about the fandom and you get your OTPs (OT3, OT4, etc.).
Then you have the totally enmeshed phased. The one where you read ALL the fics, watch the vids and listen to the podcasts and love all the art and think about the fandom 24/7.
Then there’s the inevitable (for me at least) phase where you start to loose interest. You’re not done with the fandom yet but you’re feeling it loose it’s pull?
Yeah, that’s where I’m at currently with sterek.
I still love it and look for fic for it but I’m just not feeling it as much now. Sucks, to be honest.
However, I’ve not given up the fandom ghost just yet.
On the other hand, I’m at that stage where I’ve got this “ideal” view of the characters and now it’s hard for me to get into some of the fics I use to love. Like, they’re still good stories and all, but I just can’t see the characters the way they’re portrayed in the stories any longer. Does anyone else have this happen?