I saw you through our school years and remained your loyal friend even after you joined our class in bullying me. I stayed on the phone with you when your sister was in surgery for cancer. I defended you when people laughed at you when you cried over your grandfather’s death and yelled at the girl who stole his pen from your desk at school because I knew it was one of your last pieces of him and you were upset. I listened to the conversations you read to me with your crush in high school and helped you figure out if he liked you. You went out with him later. You’re marrying him tomorrow.
I don’t ever do these things for credit. I don’t ever do them to say “you owe me.” I just think I deserved an invitation to your damn wedding. Or at least to find out other than through my stupid Facebook newsfeed.
“He waits for me to deny it; I want to deny it, but it’s true. Even now I can see the flash that ignites her, feel the heat of the flames. And I will never be able to separate that moment from Gale. My silence is my answer.”
We sit for a while in silence. “It’d would be bad for you in the arena, wouldn’t it? Knowing all the others?” I ask.
“Oh, I think we can count on it being unbearable wherever I am.” He nods at the bottle. “Can I have that back now?”
Hunger games: 4 years old
Supernatural: 7 years old
Percy Jackson: 7 years old
Harry Potter: 15 years old
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 15 years old
(20 if you include the earlier movie)
Star Trek: 46 years old
Doctor who: 49 years old
Marvel: 73 years old
(Formerly timely comics)
Lord of the Rings: 75 years old
Sherlock: 125 years old
Merlin: 876 years old
You’ve lived a remarkably long life, Merlin fandom.
A light for those who need it in times of darkness.
I got my major fandoms in here holding a beacon of light for anyone who needs it in times of sadness and despair I wish I had a chance to fit a few more fandoms in.
This is actually ridiculously beautiful.
Who is the last fandom?
A police officer was killed this week here in Arizona. Today is his daughter’s kindergarten graduation, and because he couldn’t be there, the rest of the force showed up to represent him.