I’m going to reveal you a little secret: I am a fangirl.
The image that is coming to your mind right now is: crazy, emotional, stalker.
Most of my friends and I just watch a lot of series and/or read books, and then talk about it.
We comment episodes, we exchange ideas and theories about what we think about the books we are reading/have read, we reblog our favourite gifs (animated short sequences of movies/series) on Tumblr, make silly jokes about the characters we love (and not) and insert sillier gifs that express our emotions in normal conversations, that leads of course to laughing.
I’m the one who tries to control my laughter at the bus stop because a friend just sent me a stupid joke about a character.
I’m the one who at the university’s computer room naïvely opens a private message on Facebook only to find it’s a link to a gif with an erotic Game of Thrones scene, jumps on the chair and aggressively links on the “X” button, looking around to see if someone noticed (thank God nobody did).
(And here’s a lesson: don’t open messages from your friends in public).
I’m the one who tries to convince her friends to watch a show that I like so I can talk about it with somebody. They usually love it, and the chain starts.
(I wrote some posts about tv series (here and here) and books (here and here) I like)
You probably are thinking:
a) She’s crazy.
b) She’s crazy and I love it.
c) I watch series and read books but I’m normal.
Let me tell you something: nobody is normal. You may not really like books and series, but I’m sure there’s something you obsess over: football, dancing, music, movies, science, Broadway, baking, boxing, videogames, there are infinite options, because there are infinite things that people love. If you’re not passionate about something, there’s something wrong with you.
So yes, you are a fangirl/fanboy.
So, what do you fangirl/fanboy about? :)
P.s: I have a file on my computer with all the gifs I love and that make me laugh. When I’m sad I open it. It’s my little happy collection, what’s yours?