Friday, June 13, 2014

My Fandom Hit a Speed Bump

Anyone who's seen any of my online activities lately knows that I've fallen hard for British Actor Tom Hiddleston. Not only is he cute as a button but he can really act. I've enjoyed tracking down his work so I can watch. I avidly look for information on what he's going to do next.

Until yesterday. My fandom has come to a screeching halt because Hiddleston has been cast as Hank Williams in a biopic. Hank Williams is part of many unhappy childhood memories. You might even say that his music was the soundtrack for my abuse.

I'm not going to get into it. My real problem now is what am I going to do for the next 2 years while the film is made and promoted? The one picture Tom tweeted has already shown up a couple of dozen times in my various social media feeds.

How can I stay a Hiddlestoner if most of what I see puts me in a bad mood? I have know doubt that Tom will be fantastic in the role but I will probably not ever be able to see it. While other Hiddlestoners will talk about every little detail of the film ad nauseam I will have nothing to say. I'm suddenly feeling very disconnected. I don't know what to do about it.