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Horoscope- Which Fandom Are You?

Alternately: You're all of them.

Is your horoscope true? Or is there a fandom out there you're just now discovering you need to get into ;)
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Lol 😂 my sun sign is Harry Potter, my moon sign is old school otaku and my rising sign is ringer. But truth be told, I'm an avengers fan. I landed neither for my signs 😂
@vampireprincess yes (T . T)
I,like that word...WHOVIAN!!! Hahah sounds fun :D
@EmmaJolie your not alone , me to I'm not even a big fan of doctor who its okay but Libra and Aries would of so been me o(╥﹏╥)o
@ChangoLeon same honestly
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