From its rich 80s nostalgia to its dystopian setting to the fact that Wil Wheaton narrated the audiobook (sigh... my first crush), Ready Player One tempts me to read it. I've heard mixed reviews, from "It's the perfect geekdom escape!" to "It's a total white male fantasy," and I definitely still want to read it to see for myself, but now the movie itself is out and coaxing viewers in with its Easter eggs and nods to all of the things we love.
There's never been a better time to live your fandom than now; with so many connections online and so much over the top merch being made and sold, you almost feel like a sellout for loving something today than a person in hiding like you did in the 80s and 90s. It's almost overkill, right? Do you feel like you're too saturated in everything you love without it being such a guilty pleasure anymore?
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