My mom and grandpa raised me watching Remington Steele, but I didn't discover Moonlighting until I started catching reruns after college. Yet another fan flag that makes me the freak among the local freaks.
Really? But it was Willis at his prime!
Yeah, but he wasn't on a space ship, or fighting a dragon, or generally blowing crap up.
My social circle is made up of Capital 'G' Geeks. I have come to realize... I am not one of those. Yeah, fantasy, sci-fi, anime, I am drawn to all of these genre's, but I'll take in anything that shows quality workmanship. My fellow gamers seem to choose these to the exclusion of all other genres, which seems short-sighted to me. Moonlighting
was a detective drama that really liked to crack jokes, but it's still set (sort of) in reality. I suspect I'm also the only person at the local table whose ever said, "Cool, Gunsmoke
is on." I comfortable enough to state as fact that I'm the only one there reading Questionable Content
I've found I'm the only espionage fan among my friends. And I'm not just taking James Bond, I mean espionage
. Bourne (movies sorry, Pat
), Spy Game
, the original M:I (not an action show), hell, I've even gone out of my way to catch old The Saint
reruns when I had a TV. I talked my friends into going to see Traffic
in the theaters. And got an earful for it. When I tried to sell them on Memento
, the response was, "That would never work." The one I did manage to drag to the theater ate his words. I've long eschewed superhero comics for Sandman
, and later Bone
, Strangers in Paradise
, Sin City
, Jason Lutes, and just about everything else that is on the opposite end of Planet Marvel/DC. I've gotten funny looks from friends when I tell them I don't read 'genre'* fiction, but no one took me up on my offer after I was raving about The Big Sleep
when I picked up a copy at a church bizarre.
I cannot understand how anyone in this world can go through life and not find some attachment to music. Any music.
I've recently come to terms with the fact that I daily walk the fringe between the Normals and this isle of misfit toys we call 'fandom'. And I feel at home.
*'Genre' is this use is defined as Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, licensed fiction in general, and fantasy in particular unless I'm really comfortable with the author. I hold a special circle in hell for L5R's Clan War novels, which is wear I really swore the stuff off.
Holy crap, sorry abot that.