Saturday, 5 June 2010

the science of fandom

finally i have the internet on my laptop again. after some ages. have become gleed beyond belief and am doing simply everything. updated my last fm. emailed a whole bunch of people. switched from firefox to chrome. because chrome is just better. and installed twhirl. mwahahaa im the king (technically queen but it's like 'sir' is just a better word than 'dame' which only makes me think of fat men in drag) of my own little corner of the internet again.

anyhoo this is a post that ive been thinking about for a while now. the difference between fanboys/girls and sports fans! its all a matter of time. a movie/song/comic book/tv show gets made and then watched after. sport is live. a fanboy has no control over whatever... technically a sports fan has no control over anything either. but there's the illusion of control. and therein lies the difference. oh the difference. it came to me when i was obsessing on the snooker... id sometimes squint my eyes on certain shots so that id just miss watching selby/hendry actually make the shot... an oh-if-i-dont-watch-this-all-will-be-well feeling... i made him make that shot because of that. like not watching man u/arsenal matches. iv always felt it's when i watch that united lose. this is what makes us obsessive and insane and paranoid and superstitious and hysterical and all those insanely wonderful things that sports fans are. it's power and the total lack of it.

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