You start off trying to get everyone you know to read it. The book/series is so amazing you can’t stand that there’s only a few who actually know about it to enjoy it.
You see it growing in popularity just on its own. There’s going to be a movie. You’re ecstatic that it’s finally going to get the recognition it deserves.
But then you see it everywhere. Everyone is claiming to be a hardcore fan now. People you recommended it to are trying to recommend it to you.
You and the fandom don’t feel like a special little club now. The movie sucked in comparison to the book, yet people watch it and ignore the book.
goes in a corner and feels