I read the first page. I watch the first episode.
Something about it is different.
I cant put the book down. I click “next episode”.
It’s captured me and I don’t want it to let go.
I close the book. The end credits roll.
It’s all over.
There’s just something all so real about falling in love with a story. I’ve nearly forgotten what it feels like. But, over the last few days, I’ve fallen in love with Death Note.
It was sudden. It was beautiful. I was staying up until the wee hours of the morning telling myself “just one more”, watching episode after episode. I cheered for the characters, cried when they died (it kinda happened a lot), and thought over the moral message it was portraying. Is it alright to kill people if you’re doing it for all good reasons?
I found something worth as much as gold. I found a new fandom.
Just like falling in love with a person, it’s easy to look past the flaws, to get excited whenever you hear someone talking about them, and you’re sad when it’s over. (for me, that was 2 A.M. this morning. #sorrynotsorry).
There are so many reasons to declare a story we love as precious to us. One is that they change us. If it wasn’t for Doctor Who, I probably wouldn’t have gotten explorative when it comes to genres.
Some of us go years without finding a story that we connect with. Some of us love every story we come across. For me, I don’t remember finding a good story in my teen years until I read the Tales of Goldstone Wood series by Anne Elisabeth Stengl a couple years back. Since then I’ve discovered Doctor Who, Harry Potter, and a handful of other stories that I love to pieces.
It’s hard to find something that you’ll enjoy. Sometimes it’s predictable, but you can’t predict that moment when you find what you’re looking for, even if you weren’t aware of what that was.
My ramblings might not make much sense today, but one thing I want to say is that you should continue exploring.
Look for the stories that touch you and change you. When you find them, don’t let them go, and never stop searching.
See y’all later ❤