Post by tuigirl on Jul 9, 2019 9:34:48 GMT
Did you ever regret doing or NOT doing something pop-culture or fandom related?
Do you still think about it and imagine how it could have turned out differently?
Do you wish you had a time machine to go back and have another go?
I have two biggies here, both from my time when I lived in NZ.
Back in the day, there was announced that there would be a show of "Waiting for Godot" in the capital, which was just a 2 hour drive from my university town.
Starring two of my idols, Patrick Steward and Ian McKellen.
I knew about this very well in advance.
I did not even make an effort of thinking about getting tickets.
Reason- I do not like the play. Our teacher in school had made it his mission in life to make the whole class hate the play, and he wholeheartedly succeeded.
He created such an aversion in me that it even made me avoid Patrick Steward (!!) and Ian McKellen.
This is one of my biggest regrets to this day, that I did not just go and bite the bullet.
It also made me realize that some people are hopeless as teachers and should be kept away from bringing kids and literature together, to avoid such damage as is evident with me.
We had other teachers, like one of my favorites, who loved Brecht above all else and although Brecht is a real acquired taste, made me fall in love with the writing and social inequalities topics.
The other regret was-
that fated day when my Whovian flatmates went to the cinema in town to watch "Day of the Doctor".
I was just like "Oh my god, now they are even going to watch that bullsh*t on the big screen."
I was asked and enticed several times (home-made cookies were involved).
But I stayed adamant in my refusal.
Fast forward a few years and now there is a painting (by one of my artist friends) of 10, 11 and War with the Doctor's motto hanging over my living room couch.
Needless to say I am a bit disappointed with myself that I did not see the light in time.
That very painting reminds me now every day that I should always think more before I open my mouth and give everything a chance before I judge too quickly.
And that my opinions about things might change, sometimes completely. Nothing is set in stone.
I hope I now give things more of an open mind.