All This Happiness: Internet Dorkiness
Hello everyone! I’m Kater, from All This Happiness, where I blog about my personal style and occasional inspiration.
If you’ve been following my blog you already know that I’m not shy at all about my dorky, strange, enthusiastic love for (to start) Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Downton Abbey and just about any other book, movie, TV show, musical, historical event, or other outlet I come across. I love a lot of things. What I love most though, is being dorky on the internet about it.
I get attached to things. Without fail, I fall in love with a character (more likely I fall in love with every character, in their own little ways). I become heartbroken over what actually happens to them in the context of the thing, over what I worry might happen to them, over the very fact that they are fictional and never existed at all to begin with. Thankfully, the internet is there, filled with other people who understand. It’s something entirely different from a book or a movie; a strange oddly intangible and fleeting thing inextricably personal and also linked with a larger fan community.
It’s also nice to know that my inexplicable need to buy every Harry Potter book I see at a thrift store or garage sale is applauded, and even understood.
I love geeking out on the internet. I love caps-locking my way through a twitter update, abusing exclamation points in chats, watching movies via skype with friends. And then there’s all the stuff people are making:
Why aren’t these real? They should be real.
I’ll freely admit I listen to wrock. Except for the one time I went up to a girl at a concert and asked her if she played Harry Potter songs on a ukelele and posted it on YouTube, I’ve never actually been mortified about this. So this is pretty exciting.
Have you seen The Broship of the Ring? It’s pretty amazing. I’ve ordered one print from it, and it is happily leaning on my bookshelf (I even make sure to keep it near the shelf where my several copies of LotR and HP books are.):
Of course, there is nothing quite like combining two amazing things into one blog.
I love it all. I love being a part of something, I love disappearing into a world, but most of all, I love being enthusiastic about something in pretty much exactly the same way I was when I was younger. Thankfully, most people seem to think my caps-locked tweets and posts are at least amusing. Though I do sometimes worry that I’m bordering on obnoxious. It’s not going to stop me though, I’ll keep being a fan of things in general until it becomes charming again when I’m old!