Hello there! I’m Gianna, the latest addition to the Odyssey Obsessors team. I’ve kept up with the blog since it started and it boasts of exactly the thoughtful and in-depth writings I love to see from the fan community. I was recently asked by Polehaus53 and ASmouseInTheHouse to write for Odyssey Obsessors. I was honored by the invitation. I love Odyssey and analyzing my favorite fiction, so marrying the two on this blog is a delight.
I’ve been an Odyssey fan as long as I can remember. I was fortunate enough to have a mom who introduced me to episodes at a young age. She, too, was raised on the show and decided to buy her favorite standalone episodes on iTunes to share with me. “Aloha Oy!”, “Flash Flood,” “It Happened at Four Corners,” and “Family Values” were just a few of my first episodes. On my eighth birthday, I was gifted the Blackgaard Chronicles collection. My mom encouraged me to listen to the first few episodes that day and so I did. I remember when I finished “A Bite of Applesauce” and heard Whit’s grieved “You are no longer employees of Whit’s End.” I was shocked…and utterly hooked. It was at that point that there was no going back…I was obsessed for life.
Although I have been unable to listen as frequently as I used to, I don’t take for granted how this show has shaped my life. It’s helped me get through some of the toughest times in my life. And despite being really disappointed in the conclusion of the Rydell Saga, the saga guided me to sharpen my critical thinking skills.
With all posts I write, I hope to provide interesting and thought-provoking takes on characters, topics, and both new and old episodes. I look forward to sharing my first strictly-Odyssey post!