Fandoms have become huge in our generation, whether it’s boy bands or popular television shows, there is most likely a page dedicated to that specific content. For these fans, it gives them a sense of community, where they can post certain aspects of a TV show or movie they watch where other fans who share the same love can post too. This kind of shared fantasy is an important aspect for the entertainment industry because they have this hue fan base following their work and creating content that spreads even further so that other people can discover the shows or bands as well and become fans.
Fans of TV shows like lost, create content in the themes of romance, friendship, and community. they take certain aspects that involve two characters, they choose the music and the feel of the content that will be shared with their community of fans, it is there way of connecting with the show and sharing content with other fans that share the same interest in those particular characters.
Fan-made media is shared among a community with common passions. In some cases, fans produce stories or videos to give to one another explicitly as gifts.
Fans often send gifts to other fans as a way of also connecting as well. I don’t know about everyone else, but I like connecting with other fans of TV shows and movies because it makes the experience more fun, and who doesn’t like to talk to other people who watch the same shows as you? In this case with certain fandoms like heroes, or Marvel and DC movies, etc; fans create content for other fans o view and talk about among each other, creating this safe community for others to be a part of. Between sending gifts, creating pages, and putting content together for certain television shows, movies, and music are the fans way of not only showing gratitude to whatever it is they are supporting, but as a way of being a part of something that is important to them and that they love to do.