I don’t know quite what to make of this. If the whole cosplay (which has always sounded like some sort of sexual practice to me) phenomena has taught us anything, it’s that there are fans of movies and then there are uber-fans.
They get bold-faced type because they devote, in many instances, massive amounts of time to celebrate some aspect of the films that they love.
But what do you call these individuals that go the extra mile? These people whose love of a particular property turns to what can only be called obsession?
Usually that’s a scary thing, but when you think about it, a drive akin to obsession is what separates the great from the merely good (the type which doesn’t have you ending up in either prison or a mental hospital, that is). Besides, I am not sure what else you can call someone who recreates Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” with over 1200 aquarelle (watercolor) paintings if not, just a tad, obsessed.
Though what I can say is Kudos, Anders Ramsell, kudos.
Thanks to Popular Science for the heads up.