You know crazy obsessive fans, right? I'm not talking about the avid collectors, experts, or even the cos-players, but the people that are REALLY scary crazy about something or someone, where all they do is live and breath what they love.
Okay, that's not me. I'm sure I have the ability to get there, but the problem is, I like WAY to much stuff. However, I tend to devour things I love a lightning speeds, especially if I'm behind the trend which happens on rare occasions. :-)
I go through what I like to call phases.
These phases can last for a couple days, weeks, or sometimes months.
Take for example Harry Potter. I was actually in England before the books became uber-popular here. My sister was young at the time and read the first book. She asked me to pick her up something Potter-esque since I was going to be there. I found a cute Potter Beanie Baby and bought it. I also wandered into a book store. Yes, it's true, I could have purchased UK Hardbacks of the first two or three books, but I had a small bag, already stuffed with books I wanted to read at night, and didn't have the room.
Big mistake. I would LOVE to have those copies right about now.
Anyway, I watched the first movie with my sis when it came out and I was hooked! I read every book available at the time, four of them I think, and finished them within a week or so. I read reviews, blog posts, news articles, cast bios, you name it. I absorbed everything Harry Potter.
I do this often.
I've phased-out over everything from TV shows like PowerPuff Girls and Doctor Who to Movies: Lord of the Rings, HP, and even Books, JR Ward, Lee Child...etc, just to name a few.
I've never made a fan site, but thought about it.
I've never dressed up in costume, again, thought about it.
I just can't seem to help myself when I really love something.
Right now, I'm on a Sherlock kick. The new BBC show is utterly fantastic. It's made me realize that I need to write a mystery.
Mystery is my first love. It started way back with Encyclopedia Brown. I love trying to figure things out. The majority of the shows I watch usually have some type of mystery; Castle, Bones, LOST, Supernatural, you get the idea...
Mystery has blended some with the Suspense and Thriller genre, but there is something exciting about a straight mystery. You start with the end result then try to work your way back to the how and why. Who can resist? I can't, maybe you can?
Do you obsess over anything? What do you do to get it out of your system so you can move on to the next phase? I'm curious.