To those on the outside looking in, being a Fan-Guy or Fan-Gal is all about collecting a lot of stuff based on make-believe, and the sooner we all grow up the better. And yeah okay sure, we do collect a lot of stuff, but the point these well-meaning “normies” tend to miss is why we do it. The answer is really quite simple.
We’re passionate people.
To be more precise, we are passionate about works of great imagination. Our list of heroes includes hundreds of creative giants with such names as Disney, Roddenberry, Harryhausen, Lee, Valejo, Bradbury, Spielberg, Romero, Wrightson, Goldsmith, Whedon, Miyazaki, Henson, Herbert, Blanc, Miller, Pratchett, Melendez, Tolkien, Lassiter, Asimov, Lucas, Rowling, Jackson, and let’s not forget…Serling.
One of the true greats, Rod Serling believed that every episode of his landmark creation The Twilight Zone had to have a message, but the message should not be at the expense of the entertainment, and the entertainment should not be at the expense of the message. And why? If you got the message, terrific, if you didn’t you were still guaranteed a great time. That philosophy is at the heart of all that we do here at Soul Geek.
There are Fan-Guys and Fan-Gals out there who are hoping to find “a geek of their own”, someone who is just as passionate about works of great imagination as they are. On the other hand, there are those with a deep desire to take that passion to the next level by using it to become artistic creatives in those fields of science fiction, horror, fantasy and animation they so love. Our goal here is to encourage both with a gentle nudge.
We would love nothing more than to see each and every creative Soul Geek member, from artists to writers, actors to filmmakers, make the transition from just a “fan” to a true professional. However, if there is a pair of members out there with such creative potential who choose not to take advantage of their gifts in that way - and yet manage to find one another, fall head over heels, and thus decide to spend the rest of their lives together, well then hey, we’ve still done our job! And that is why we have not one, but two mottos: “Find Your Soul Geek at SoulGeek.Com” and “Where The Passion of Fandom Thrives.”
Thank You, Mr. Serling
Founder/Creator of SoulGeek.Com