Post by surprisinglyokay69 on Jun 14, 2022 10:57:16 GMT
Of course I bought the book rightaway and read it on my holidays. It realy isn't a book about benedict, only the appendix, but I enjoyed reading it because it made me proud of liking him and being a fan. Something I struggeled with because you are "allowed" to be fangirling when you are a teenager, not when you are old and mature.... there is always ' oh, you like benedict cumberbatch?' and what they really have in mind is 'wtf is wrong with you?'...
It’s true about how people in general respond to women being fans of something, someone.
I see grown men cosplaying their favorite athletes all the time - wearing a copy of the guy’s team jersey with his name across it - on the street, at parties, in stores, at work on casual Fridays, or festooning their homes, cars, offices with team swag, and no one bats a eye. But if a grown woman puts a “my other car is a Tardis” sticker on her car, or if she goes to see BC in a stage play, people start in with the “oooh that’s weird, aren’t you a little old for that?”
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Every time there’s some big game here in my city, the local news sends a reporter to hang out at the stadium all day to interview fans. Sure, there are couples and families there, too, but it’s 90% men. They proudly tell the reporter how many years they’ve followed the team from city to city, and how much they spent on the tickets. They have their faces painted with the team colours. They all look and sound ridiculous, but it’s all encouraged and celebrated!
I decided a while ago that when friends snicker and ask “Oh, you still like him?”, I now respond with “No, I love him”.
Post by surprisinglyokay69 on Jun 15, 2022 8:36:51 GMT
This is a great response! I will keep it in mind! And the example with men supporting their favourite team is exactly what she mentions in the book! It has a lot to do with role expectations..... I mean it's nice to have a passion no matter what!
My friend gave me this book last year for my birthday, and I just finished reading it. I started it yesterday, after finally finishing the Stephen King book that took me way too long to read. (I read half of it, put it aside for a year, and picked it up again three days ago and finished the second half).
Much of this short book is indeed about Benedict! I was howling with laughter for the first 1/3 of it. I could have written it myself - or any of us here could have written it if we were writers. I knew exactly which photos/interviews she was referring to throughout.
The writer did a ton of research, and a few things she said had me wondering how long ago she started on this. She did say that she originally intended to write an article, but then it turned into a book.
I have a very vague recollection of responding to someone online years ago about answering some questions about being a Benedict fan. She was writing an article, and was looking for something very specific. Apparently, I met the requirements and she sent me her questionnaire. I remember nothing else about it. I wonder if this was her?
It’s a fun little book, and it was lovely reliving those Benedict moments. It has made me want to go back and re-watch all his stuff!