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note to self: i’ll be there for you, always

written june 6, 2021. Photo by Kristine Cinate on Unsplash I have always looked for myself in other people. I think the idea was that they would somehow hold the pieces of me that I felt were missing. That maybe, if I wrapped my identity up in theirs enough, we would somehow make a whole person. It's not healthy to live like this, but I did it anyway — burning through relationships and searching for something I couldn't quite name. It was never enough, not to be myself, but it was never enough to latch my identity to other people, either. I got close, several times — I thought I had reached the pinnacle of self discovery. I thought I had completed myself. But in the end, relying on other people to help build yourself is never a viable way to do things. It's only recently that I've started to become comfortable with the idea of being enough, as I am, on my own. Several years ago, in this same position, I would have searched for another person to attach my identity onto,

"We Are Robin Hood!" {Day 4: A Favorite Show}

L-R: Much, Little John, Robin, Allan, Djaq, Will
It's probably kind of obvious to everyone what this post is going to end up being about - especially since I've already written about it, one of my many fandoms. But will I let that stop me?

A clue: no.

Robin Hood

This is probably all my Pip's fault. She's a diehard Robin Hood fanatic, and when the BBC show came out on Netflix, she just HAD to watch it. And since we talk about our latest fandoms quite a lot, I ended up hearing ALL about this mysterious show called Robin Hood.

By the time I actually got around to watching it for myself, I already knew all of the characters by name, and a lot of the plot twists. So I was already a Hoodie - I just didn't know it yet.

To quote my previous post about this amazing show -

Nevertheless, for one reason or another, it was still took a couple months before I watched the first episode on July 27th, 2009 (I remember the date because that's when Pip & Ebee came to visit). Sadly, Ebee's computer shut down three-quarters of the way through, and we didn't get to watch the end. (Talk about a cliffhanger.)

Believe it or not, it wasn't until a year later that I finally got the urge to watch the first episode again. And after that, there was no going back. I was hooded... er, hooked. I got my brother into it as well, and together we spent the summer watching Seasons 1 & 2 (my personal favorites). Season 3 is something I prefer to block out of my memory, but 6 months and two fanfics later, I am still a Hoodie.

I enjoy the show because it satisfies my inner fantasy geek in bite-sized portions, yet is much longer and more interesting than a movie. Clear as mud? I thought so.

There are so many more reasons why I love this show. I've always loved medievalish type stories, and this was no exception. And since I'm a history geek, this show appealed to me even more (it's not really historically correct, but I think it's an interesting blend of modern and ye good olde Robin Hood days). The characters are so endearing too. I love Allan A Dale's roguish personality, Will's quiet and sweet demeanor, Marian's bravery, Much's humor, Little John's strength, Djaq's ability to fight, and Robin's courageous effort to save his town from an Evil Sheriff. Carter is also my favorite side-character ever, and the villains of the show are positively evil. The plots are equally packed with action and romance, and while the BBC writers dive bombed with season 3, that kind of grew on me too. I also LOVE Marian's outfits... <3

As of today, I love sharing my love of Robin Hood to other people. I told my dear friend Wren about it, who in turn introduced the show to her best friend. In addition, my good friend Hannah Grace has been watching them as well, partly due to the influence of Pip & Ebee, who also got their friend, Fin, started on it. It was also a pleasant surprise to find out that my long-time blogging friend Lia was a Hoodie too. The love of Robin Hood goes far and wide, especially when I'm around.

...Have I converted you too?


  1. That looks really good! I'll have to try watching it sometime!

  2. (Note: you must read each word in this comment for it's true value, because each word was personally selected as the best word for my intent.)

    I love your profile. That is all I can say without going on and on and sounding like a rediculous babbler.

    I also love your volcabulary. It is refreshing as a needed rain in spring. I have a feeling you love words for th sake of words, and you love to "get the point across, yes, but more than that. I like to package it in my own particular style and hand it over with a flourish."

    More of an artist of language than a poet?


  3. I think you should be aware that you "Home" link at the bottom of the comment page is not working!
    I clicked on it, and it said "Sorry, the page you are looking for on "Further up and further in does not exist"

    Just so you're aware!

  4. We are Robin Hood!!! I knew I'd love this post as soon as I saw the title. :-D I don't think I can fully call myself a Hoodie, I've ONLY watched the first two seasons, made graphics, dreamed about running through Sherwood forest, and started a fanfiction. ;-)

    Oh, and Carter is one of my favourite side characters too. <3


  5. I was so excited when ya joined the gang of hoodies. Welcome aboard Will. I'll have to see what I can do about that Robin Hood t-shirt. ;)

  6. It was the same way with me! Another blogging friend, Earwen, told me all about it via Facebook anf told me that if I even liked Robin Hood I needed to watch it.

    So after many months of putting it off until later, I watched it. And instantly became a Hoodie. :)

    Carter. Oh, Carter. I LOVED his character. I knew that {SPOILER} Marian died, but had no idea about Carter. I was crying when he died, but not when Marian did. :P

    I also liked La Grand's character. :P

    Love & Hugs, NW sister,

  7. I know I'm wildly late on this post, but I couldn't help but comment. I love this show! When I saw this post pop up in the "You might like" section, I just had to read it:P

    I do have to say I was balling my eyes out in a few episodes (mainly the second and third season finales).

    Just had to add my two cents!


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