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Answering some questions... 
23rd-Dec-2013 10:18 pm
Bobby.  Story of my life
for paperbackwriter and quickreaver

How did you come to be a vidder?

I studied film making when I was at Uni (many, many years ago) and I loved the editing part of it. I once made a "film" about a hair dryer falling in love with a vacuum cleaner (yep, I was making crack stuff way back then ;D). I didn't think much more about editing or film making until I fell for a little show called Supernatural and watched my first fanvids.

I remember discovering vids and thinking how powerful they were at capturing an idea or a character. Ones that I distinctly remember watching in the very beginning were Your Horoscope by Ringwrench (can't locate a link for that one), Breathe by Mkitty3 (the link isn't by the poster but it's the only link I can find) and a vid called Wild (I can't find a link or remember who the bidder was /o\). The last two songs stuck with me and every time I listened to them I thought of the show (and still do to this day). I then watched a brilliant vid called Protegé Moi by charmax and I knew it was something I wanted to try.

Once I started playing about with footage and remembering how much I loved editing I was hooked!

I'll answer the "why an SPN vidder in particular" in combination with quickreaver's question because the reason I vid SPN is connected to...

Why Supernatural? What is it about this show that has won your fannish heart?

It's a great question and one I constantly ask myself. Or rather, one I try to explain to other people (and I am sure only those who are as passionate as I am will truly understand why Supernatural).

But I suppose it's actually quite easy. It's Sam and Dean. I've always been drawn to male buddy shows so off the bat it ticked a major box for me. But on top of that it's the genre. If the show was a drama (or soap opera) about 2 brothers I probably wouldn't be as interested. I like a show where danger is never far. It means the brothers' relationship is tested in ways that wouldn't be in straight dramas. The danger or peril means there will be some degree of hurt/comfort (which I'm a sucker for).

I am also drawn to their story and once I discovered just how far these two would go for each other my heart (and brain!) was well and truly taken. I probably can't exactly put my finger on what it is that makes me spend hours and hours making fan works with it or discussing it to the lengths I do, but I suspect it's to do with just ADORING the characters beyond reason. :)

And does your family think you're nuts for diggin' it?

Yes! Absolutely! My hubby can't stand the show and can't fathom why a show with "an invisible car" would capture my attention so much ("invisible" because he could never get over the fact that two men who were on the run from authorities drove such a recognisable car). My daughter just shakes her head.

On a little more of a serious note it took a while for both my hubby and I to figure out what was going on with this thing called fandom. I had to learn to not be so obsessed and balance my real life with my fannish life and he had to learn to accept that this is a hobby that gives me a lot of pleasure. He also had to understand it was nothing he needed to be jealous about. It was a steep learning curve for both of us. We worked out a happy balance about 3 or 4 years ago and it's all very cool now. He still makes "fun" of me, but he's also pretty proud of what I've done. He's even brought me SPN paraphernalia as presents. :)

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23rd-Dec-2013 04:16 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed reading this :)
24th-Dec-2013 01:45 am (UTC)
Thanks! :D
23rd-Dec-2013 04:35 pm (UTC)
My daughter just shakes her head.

lol, same here!

I had to learn to not be so obsessed and balance my real life with my fannish life and he had to learn to accept that this is a hobby that gives me a lot of pleasure.

More nodding. And YES, ADORING the characters beyond reason

Thanks for sharing, hon ♥
24th-Dec-2013 01:47 am (UTC)
BEYOND REASON! It's exactly that isn't it?! It's crazy and yet so so WONDERFUL! And hard to explain to anyone who doesn't "get" it.

Thanks for reading! <3
24th-Dec-2013 04:33 am (UTC)
I'm in WVa with super-spotty Internet but I wanted to let you know I read your answer and YOU ARE ME. Right down to ... everything. Happy holidays to you and your anti-SPN fam, Ash! :D
25th-Dec-2013 01:50 am (UTC)
Ha! We are twins with out anti-SPN fam! I'm not the only one!

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