UC Davis School of Law 2013 Commencement at the Mondavi Center
House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi is our 2013 Commencement Speaker
Getting hooded by Professor Floyd Feeney.
"You look through every movie list, every book review, you watch and you read and you try to find a character like you....And then, one day, you turn on the tv and you find a character like you. He’s twenty six years old, he’s a man, he’s a monster-hunter."There is something the fans connect to. That is probably what makes a fandom function more than anything else--the attachment you feel to a show/celebrity/musician/etc. This is not just fascination or desire the way we look at Marylyn Monroe and we are mesmerized by fame. Any fan will tell you that they have no interest in the fame of this person. But this connection makes us want to know that person. Until we do know that person, we fill in the rest with ideal and images of perfection. We impose on them a personality that we want them to have because it completes the connection we feel. Unfortunately, it's inevitable that the personality we impose is going to clash with reality. And once that happens, a fandom breaks.