Media affects all of us in different ways. It can inspire, enrage, and engage us. In fandom we take that to the next level and engage back, transforming and twisting media to our delight. It is core to who we are. So what kind of media inspired and engaged you?
In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
It would have to be the first Master and Commander book - or the first two or three. Not just that I was suddenly in love with all these new people - and their ideas did make me think over a lot of things - but that suddenly everything else was connected, and everywhere I went and in everything I read about I saw Georgian buildings and people and events and ideas, and it was fascinating. And it was so much fun to be back in fandom again after 10 years or so, with everyone else's ideas bubbling around me.
Plus if it hadn't been for Jack and Stephen I might never have got round to actually going to a fiddle class rather than just dreaming about it, and if it hadn't been for Collingwood I wouldn't have been standing at Hethpool looking at the signs for St Cuthbert's Way and thinking that sounded like fun, and I've had so much pleasure from music and the hills since then that I'm very grateful to them all!