Unconventional Fans 2: Fandoms don’t have expiration dates.

A few days ago I started watching Fullmetal Alchemist. (An anime about two crippled brothers who travel the world, trying to heal themselves after their attempt to ressurrect their mother went horribly wrong.)

It aired almost ten years ago.

Yesterday I was watching a hilarious YouTube video that combined “Trouble with Tribbles” with Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble”. A commenter lamented the spoiler because they were in the middle of watching the original Star Trek for the first time and hadn’t gotten to that episode yet.

Star Trek aired almost fifty years ago.

I still haven’t read Game of Thrones or played Mass Effect, but I expect to adore both of them.

And I’m sure that’s the case for a lot of people…more than we usually realize. Which fandoms have you arrived “late” to? Did you manage to enjoy the fandom and still finish the story relatively spoiler-free? 

My biggest frustration about discovering “ancient” fandoms is that I usually have very few people to share it with. Plenty of people will acknowledge that it’s awesome, but they’ve already experienced it and moved on years ago.

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