Yesterday, March 9, it’s been a year since I came to the Steven Universe fandom.
I love cartoons, Western Animation. Before SU, I was a fan of cartoons like Adventure time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, Gravity Falls, to name a few, although I never actually became part of a fandom.
A year ago, most of my favorite shows are in hiatus so I went watching new shows to kill time, and that’s when Steven Universe caught my attention. I instantly became interested with the show, watching new episodes as new ones air until one faithful week…
There’s an event where SU airs new episodes everyday in a week, the first Steven Bomb. The best episodes through the first season finale.
And that’s when I officially entered the Steven Universe fandom, by joining the SU Wiki, where I grew as a fan.
At first I was an oblivious newbie, especially the fact that I’m not really good at socializing both online and in real life, at that time.
The past year was quite eventful actually. It’s been amazing, and crazy.
After few months, I began entering different sides of the fandom. I’ve started hoarding fanarts, for seemingly no reason. I’ve started reading fanfictions, which noticeably enhanced my English. I’ve started became interested on arts and writing, which was my weaknesses before. My ambitions changed: to becoming a digital artist and animator. My social skills enhanced…
It’s been a ride. Together with crazy tumblrinas in Tumblr, smart*sses in Wikia.
Being in Steven Universe fandom, it apprarently changed my life, which I never ever expected. It changed me, a lot.
Main idea: Fandoms have great side-effects on you, which you may not be aware of. Both in a good and bad way.