So the final paper in my writing seminar is a research paper. We can write it on any musical we so choose…and as it happens, I so choose Rent. Because Rent. But I didn’t know what, exactly, I was going to write about Rent…UNTIL TODAY.
We started talking about Rent in class (we’re discussing it and Next to Normal in this last unit, but papers can be about whatever we want), and Georgia gave us an interesting background tidbit that I had never heard. Apparently, when Rent was first premiering, the internet was just becoming the internet we know and love, and the fan community that sprouted up around Rent was one of the first big fandoms to originate on the internet.
SO MY PAPER. I’m going to talk about the fan community Rent inspired, and fan communities in general, and how this connects to the idea of found families as portrayed in the musical itself. BASICALLY I AM WRITING A PAPER ABOUT FANDOM AND NAKAMA, MY TWO FAVORITE THINGS.
UGH I DON’T WANT TO FINISH MY COMPANY PAPER
I JUST WANT TO WRITE THIS ONE NOWWWW~
Haha, all the freaking time. I fit the Bi The Way trope so perfectly.
… MY OTP IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO BEING CANON.
In other news, this was my life once. Now just change “bisexual” to “a gay.”
…Are you saying what I think you’re saying here?
(<3 <3 <3 my life is so fabulous)
But I can’t do it because some of my videos are of un-original content.
But seriously, DAY MADE.
Wait okay you make videos on youtube? What’s your channel name? I feel like I should have known this…