“Do or do not, there is no try” – Yoda, “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back”
For decades, loving pop culture such as movies, comic books, video games and television shows was looked down upon as the hobby of nerds and other so-called losers. But the advent of the internet and the immense popularity of franchises from these once-niche interests has exploded in the 21st century. Now, people once derided as losers and nerds are seen as experts on their chosen interests and admired for their dedication to their fandoms.
Diary of an Aspiring Loser aims to celebrate nerd culture by showcasing articles written by people who love these films, games and television shows.
No Longer Niche
Not so long ago, fans of sci-fi and fantasy fiction, of video games and comic books were very rare. However, the inherent appeal of these media as well as recent blockbuster phenomena like superhero movies, epic fantasy television shows and award-winning video games have pushed them to the forefront of public perception. No longer are experts on these subject matters seen as losers.
Diary of an Aspiring Loser aims to provide a platform through which these people can share their thoughts, observations and trivia about the fandoms they love.