A few months ago, I posted about my complete immersion into the fandom of HBO’s True Blood, which, alas, has a 12 week season, leaving fans to pine and groan for the remaining 9 months of the year.
- fanfiction.net: Glee has the 6th highest number of entries contributed by community members: 23, 792 stories written and posted by fans. (I had to join the community to bookmark my favorite stories, to await the next installment of some of the multi-chaptered epics featuring characters from the show)
- tumblr: I can’t even count how many tumblr blogs there are about Glee, but there is no end of gossip, spoilers, pictures, recaps and commentary about the show to be found on this platform. Some of the titles of the Glee-crazy tumblogs include:
- wishingtobemrsmonteith (named after the actor who plays one of the main characters)
- awesome glee roleplay (where community members get together and pretend to be a character from the show in ongoing storylines, some following, some diverging from the actual aired episodes)
- showmance (named after a Season One episode)
- finntertaining (named after a main character)
- Glee forum: This fan forum where people discuss favorite moments, music, show spoilers, gifs and screen captures, has had 53 million views. 53 MILLION. I’ve never been on a forum with that many hits before. It blows my mind.
Lucky for me, in between episodes, I can peruse any one of thousands of alternative options to get my Glee fix until the next one airs. I felt really guilty at first, thinking I was the oldest person lurking and following these sites, but then I read a few late 30-something, 40-something aged commentators and was relieved.