This is a very esoteric question, but I was wondering what you do to keep your joy and geekery and childlike wonder alive? All of what you do and create reminds me so much of 2009-era geekdom - creativity and community and stories that made us feel understood and helped us find others like us. I guess my question is this: how do you personally hold on to that and still move forward being present in 2018 without becoming disillusioned by negativity, the pressures of adulthood, and sometimes just the world in general?
I love geek fandom and I have since I was 13 years old, so I've just made the decision to stay involved with it as I've grown up. I continue to go to conventions and wizard rock concerts, I keep creating things inspired by the stories I love (music, youtube videos, crafts), and I stay active online and in touch with friends I've made through it. I've found that a big part of adulthood is deciding which things are worth dividing my time between and for me, fandom is among them. It's just a matter of making sure it stays a part of my life and in many ways, fandom is what helps me to get through negativity and dealing with the world in general.
There are still many of us out here working hard to create and cultivate fandom community spaces if you'd like to jump back in!