In your own space, share something non-fannish you are passionate about with your fannish friends.
This was actually difficult, because while I DO have interests that aren't overtly fandom, they're all kinda tied to fandom. Sewing? I mostly cosplay, which = fandom. Rock music = bandom = fandom (because even though I don't slash my current favorite rock stars, I've -definitely- slashed rock bands in the past....) My roommate's a rock star and we won't even talk about my fucking absent cat ;_;, and even though I loved art in high school I got in trouble all the time for drawing anime.
Briefly, I began to think that everything in my life was fandom. Other than work.
Then I thought about New Years. And I realized ... I gotta come clean about this.
It might shock a few people.
Some of you may even lose faith in me.
But here goes.
I... really fucking love Dubstep.
What's Dubstep, you say? Well, musically, Bassnectar does a bang up job of explaining it here. In actuality, well... have a listen. :D
I've come to really appreciate a lot of electronic music actually... Jungle, Glitch Hop, Progressive, Electro-House there's really great music in all these genres.
It started off easy with stuff like Conjure One and Delirium, got amped up with The Glitch Mob, and when my roomie played me Deadmau5's "Raise Your Weapon" I realized that dubstep might actually be pretty good. Then I heard Tiesto play the Benny Benassi remix of My Otherside by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chase and Status's Flashing Lights (wicked vid. Don't do drugs.) and I was completely hooked.
At first I wasn't sure why this dirty, bassy wubwubwubwub ate my brain. Then I remembered the how I used to lose myself in the beautiful noise that was Dir en Grey's Schwei no Isu (and similar) and it made a bit more sense. I like dirty, noisy music. :D
Anyway. Here's some of the stuff I've been listening to lately:
Rusty Meeks - Bear Grinder (ft Radiohead's Hunting Bears. Technically drumstep.)
M.I.A. vs HavocNdeeD - Vindictive Planes (KUANA Mashup)
Dub FX - Step on My Trip (not exactly dubstep, but AWESOME.)
All of Korn's - The Path Of Totality album. Rock AND dirty electronica! YES PLS.
And yeah... some Skrillex. Say what you want, but his production is top notch. Deadmau5 was probably a good influence. I'm partial to Cinema (who isn't?) and First of the Year (Equinox) AKA the video with the pedophile getting the shit kicked out of him.
I also really appreciate Excision, Datsik, Zedd's Dead, Bassnectar and Flux Pavilion, but they're more a live/club experience then just day to day music listening.
PS: Those first two are super talented guys from my 'hood. Give them some love. <3