2006--One of my friends burns her entire iTunes collection for me on CD because she is horrified at the fact that I have never heard of The Cure or Motion City Soundtrack. She is determined to fix my music taste.
Me: Hey, I like this 'Rebel Rebel' song. And this 'Changes' song is cool too! David Bowie? Hm, interesting, he's kinda weird though.
2008--I receive a mix tape of oldie hits. 'Diamond Dogs' and 'Space Oddity' is on there and I listen to it sporadically.
2009--I discuss movies with my suitemate.
Suitemate: Here's some anime you guys are welcome to borrow. OH! Have you seen Labyrinth?!
Chester (first roommate): Nope never seen it.
Me: What's it about?
Suitemate: Oh it's amazing! It's got David Bowie in REALLY tight pants!
Me: ...oh. Cool.
Suitemate: He's wearing a ton of makeup and has serious 80's hair, but it super sexy!
Chester: So what should we watch?
Me: Let's watch Pretear, that Labyrinth movie sounds really weird.
2010--I transfer to my new college and meet Avlbane.
Avlbane: You've seriously never seen Labyrinth? That was one of the movies of my childhood.
Me: I've heard of it, but I've yet to sit down and watch it.
Avlbane: You seriously should.
*few months later*
Me: I feel like a movie. Let's see what's on YouTube...hey, that Labyrinth movie is up here. *begins to watch*
*hour after movie*
Me: Holy crap was that awesome. David Bowie, tight pants, all that glitter...HOW IS THAT EVEN ATTRACTIVE?!
*several days later*
Me: OMG I LOVE THIS MOVIE SO MUCH! DAVID BOWIE, YOU ARE SO FREAKING EPIC! *proceeds to read Labyrinth fanfics, read Labyrinth webcomics, write Labyrinth fanfics, borrow the movie from Avlbane and conveniently forget to return it, listen to the David Bowie music I already had obsessively and download album after album after album until my iPod is pretty much a mobile shrine to David Bowie*
Avlbane: ...I've created a monster.
And so it was.