We've all been there online. Those weird, lightning in a bottle communities that flicker and die so fast, that it feels like they weren't even there. Sometimes, it can be a niche community for a niche game. Sometimes, it's a popular game, but a speedrun community. It could be a small group for a youtuber you like. I'm pretty sure we've all had these cool little groups. I can think of probably...one that I have the fondest memories of.
I remember watching Pure Pwnage back when I was in High School (UK High School, so age 11-16)
I just remember this...insane show that I'd never seen anything like before. It was an actual show online, which at the time, we'd kinda never seen before. It had continuity. And more importantly, it felt like a show that was by gamers, for gamers. There was no bullshit, no fat, no drama, it was just a handful of cool guys making this incredible passion project. At the time, I was as obssessed as they were, so a lot of it hit home big time.
But it was also a time before social media. If you wanted to see a new episode....you just had to check their website every day. And as someone who was allowed 30 minutes of internet a day, when it was still dial up, it was so awesome. Then an episode would come out after 3 months, and it was just...all your friends would be talking about it. You were thrilled to go into school on Monday, cause you knew you could talk about the episode where Jeremy quit his WoW addiction.
What are your fandoms that have kinda come and gone?