Welcome to Monday Musings, LeakyNews’s newest weekly feature! We’ll be posting gloriously geeky and fabulously fandom-related questions here every week and we want to hear what you – yes, you, fair LeakyNews readers – have to say. Allons-y!
“Wait, what? You haven’t seen it yet? WATCH IT NOW.”
“Okay, we cannot be friends until you watch/read this thing.”
We’ve all said or been told some variation of this, right? Okay. Cool.
Personally, I don’t mind people recommending stuff to me, although I find that measured enthusiasm works best: if you’re overzealous, you risk hyping a thing up to the point where expectations are set wayyy too high for enjoyment to actually ensue. Or if you’re faced with someone who’s SUPER EXCITED about a thing, you might find your excitement levels ratcheting up along with theirs…but your own moderate anticipation might get killed off in the face of such evangelical zeal.
Basically: excitement is like a rum chocolate soufflé. If you don’t warm it up right, it doesn’t rise.
Or maybe my emotions are just delicate and temperamental. WHO KNOWS.
Anyway, however your excitement manifests itself, there’s probably a thing that you tend to recommend to everyone you meet. As usual: TV, book, comic, movie, game, whatever. It’s kind of noble, in a way: said thing enabled hours (perhaps even days) of enjoyment on your part, so now you want other people to have their lives enriched by it as well! Then you’ll get to vicariously relive your discovery of the thing through them, as they witness all the amazing storytelling twists and turns that got you so gripped: but will Don ever stop his womanizing ways? But will the ponies always harness the power of magical friendship? But will Elric actually destroy Imrryr? But will this Game of Thrones character actually die? (pardon me while I laugh a hearty cynical laugh)
So. What thing do you end up reccing to everyone you meet? Let us know!