"Being in fandom feels like I have this huge crowd of people who have my back, and that’s pretty fantastic when you’re feeling down in the dumps, or you’re faced with a tough decision, or you really need help with something. If I’m having a can’t get out of bed day, someone will send me cute kitten pictures. If I need to make a life choice, someone else has been there and knows how it feels. If I’m traveling to a strange city and I have nowhere to stay…there will be somewhere to stay."
The Rockin’ s.e. smith, at xoJane, summing up my feelings so I don’t have to. (via ouyangdan)
Great quote. This is one of the things about fandom I appreciate most, and it can be difficult to articulate to those who haven’t experienced it firsthand.