It’s no secret that one of my favorite things about being an Earper is the community. I have had the fortune of meeting so, so many awesome people, both in person at conventions and just via social media, especially the Twitter. I think I first started interacting with Bailey when I caught up with Supergirl, and we share a lot of similar views about things (like Alex Danvers — yes, please). We have shared a few deep conversations about life stuff…and also less deep conversations about pretty, pretty ladites.
We share a love for Supergirl, Star Wars, Buffy, Parks and Rec, and, obviously, Wynonna Earp. And little did I know until she did this EarperView that we shared an affinity for one of my all-time favorite shows, Chuck! Like, seriously, we are basically TV show twins. I’m hoping that she follows through with her promise and we get to meet at ClexaCon next year.
Tell us a little bit about your non-Earper alter ego.
I’m a socialist lesbian trans woman living in Texas and debating how quickly I can move to Seattle. I am currently a lawyer waiting to work up the courage to try to find a career I actually care anything about. For non-Wynonna Earp-related funsies, I enjoy going to bars with friends, watching and writing about basketball, and playing video games.
How did you find Wynonna Earp and the fandom?
From basically all of my fellow
#QueerEl gay-lady Supergirl fans on Twitter. Probably. I just remember seeing a lot of my mutuals talking about the show on Twitter, watched the first couple, and then immediately bought the whole first season on Amazon Prime and watched it like three times in the course of a couple of months.
Is this your first fandom?
Not even close, but it may be my favorite. Star Wars was my first, but my many fandoms include Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, DC TV, LOST, Chuck, and the Magicians Trilogy.
What is your favorite fandom memory?
I’m not great at remembering memories, but my favorite recent memory was livetweeting and sharing experiences with other queer ladies on Twitter and other internet forums when we all saw some version of our own story depicted in Alex Danvers’ coming-out story in Supergirl. Crying together, shouting together, sharing gifs on gifs on gifs… My favorite thing about fandom is the shared emotional experiences, for sure.
What is your favorite con memory?
I regret to confess that I’ve never been to a con. I’m something of a socially anxious introvert, and all of my geek friends live on the internet, rather than in real life. As a result, I’ve never made it out to a con. However, after reading about everyone’s lovely experiences at ClexaCon, I am determined to go to the next one, no matter what.
What is your favorite Wynonna Earp/Earper activity?
Live tweeting. Easily. I’d love to have Earper watch parties, but my couple of local Earper friends are often busy on Friday nights. I love the shared experience of watching the episode together. And then reading everyone’s feelings afterwards!
What has Wynonna Earp come to mean to you?
Earpers are the most positive group of fans on the internet, hands down. So for me, that’s what Wynonna Earp means. It means just pure, unadulterated love and support and enthusiasm for this crazy-awesome show that we all obsess over. That feeling extends from Emily through the entire cast and into all of the fandom. I love it.
Favorite Earp sisters moment?
Basically anytime Wynonna calls Waverly “Baby Girl.” But the exchange in “She Ain’t Right” really got to me, when Waverly just wanted to go “full Wynonna” and Wynonna retorts that she should stick to being Waverly because “she’s pretty great.” Then Waves opens up about something being off with her. The Earp sisters both love and admire each other so much, despite being so very different. I love them.
Are there any pictures you’d like to share of your Wynonna Earp experience?
Alas. No such photos exist…yet.
Dolls or Doc?
I go back and forth on this. But now that Dolls is a dragon, I think I’m firmly in his camp.
How have you Earped your life?
I make everyone I know watch Wynonna Earp. I’m here to convert the masses, and especially my queer lady friends because
#WayHaught is the bee’s knees. So far I’ve gotten my ex-wife, my best friend, and my brother into the fandom, and it’s always one of the first questions I ask when I’m on a date haha.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you Fandras?
11 of 10. Would recommend.
Describe why Fandras is a thing in 7 words or less.Here’s
One of us! One of us!
What would Ron Swanson think of Wynonna Earp?
Ron Swanson would refuse to answer this question. Canada is the worst, and not worth considering. He likes that Wynonna girl’s commitment to whiskey, but she should come to the USA.
If Alex Danvers had a special assignment in Purgatory, how would she get along with the Earp crew?
Alex Danvers and Nicole Haught would kick so much ass. Alex would bridge the divide between Black Badge and the Purgatory sheriff’s office, much like she does for the DEO and the National City police. But Alex would connect most with Waverly, who reminds her so much of her own goofy little sister.
Here’s where you can find Bailey:
@BaileyGrey789 (personal Twitter)
Thanks for reading, Earpers. See you next week with more EarperViews!