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Hardison and his cute hat in The Future Job

  • me on the internet: wow girls sure are pretty huh here's some pickup lines that I'd totally use and some jokes about how lesbian I am
  • me in actual proximity to a girl: on floor, cannot remember own name, forgot the entire english language, stares at her until she notices and then spontaneously combusts, friends laugh at me, someone screams in the background
Wrestling has ruined me. I cannot function in everyday life without hearing/seeing something that reminds me of wrestling.

Song: “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day-”

Originally posted by mattyyoriginal

*someone drops their glass at a restaurant*

*hears someone revving up their motorcycle*

Originally posted by thearchitectwwe

*hears a violin*

Originally posted by totaldivasepisodes

*someone says the word glorious*

Signs of falling into a fandom

So being that I am a fangirl of many different things, from books to manga to anime and series, I have come to recognize the crazy decline normal signs or stages that I follow when I fall head first into another fandom.

So, guys, here are my eight stages of being a fangirl.

Or more commonly known as the eight stages of going fandom crazy.

Stage 1

Ok so first there is the discovery – this is where you “accidentally” stumble upon another series or anime to get absorbed into watching or book or manga to spend hours reading. It usually starts with something like artwork you come across or a clip or gif of the obsession. This is usually where you get sucked into the new fandom, by the time it happens there is no chance for escape (not that we want to).

Originally posted by bobbyeighty8

Stage 2

Now comes the beginning of addiction – now you start with your obsession. I find mine usually begin with me falling in love with one of the characters, for example with Voltron I fell in love with Keith. You start to see things and traits that you love about them and that makes them so darn cute. This is also where you start collecting random pieces of fanart to use as wallpapers on your devices and post to your blogs. Soon half your phone’s memory is filled.

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

Stage 3

The anime, series, or book ends and you go into denial before begging for more – Most of the time when this happens I go into a slump where I cannot function without this series or anime, I legit just rewatch the anime repeatedly till I know the lines without needing the subs. If it’s a book I go through this phase of knowing the quotes and trying to use them in everyday conversations (I also have internal debates on if I should get pieces tattooed onto myself). Also, it’s never below me to go and possible beg the author, artist or production company to bring out more.

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

Stage 4

Tumblr and the internet become my best friend – often the people I surround myself with don’t understand my obsessions with certain things. But people online understand. I go and stalk blogs and sites to find out every little detail about my favorite show or anime. Often just reblogging images of the anime and series or book till my whole dashboard looks like some sort of shrine (Not that I am complaining).

Originally posted by thepsychoticfangirl

Stage 5

Official fandom member – well this step is pretty self-explanatory, right?

Originally posted by danielprace

Stage 6

Fangirling at maximum output – this is where your obsession reaches full-frontal momentum. From fanfiction writing to imagining scenarios for characters. Photoshopping images of you and the characters from the anime, series or book is also not exactly out of the ordinary, is it? This is also where I start using my fangirl cries and mating sounds, you know the ones right? Those shrieks and grounds and sighs whenever you see any mention of that obsession or fandom.

Originally posted by artlstheweapon

Stage 7

(This step is optional) The unconscious ending to your obsession – sometimes you don’t even realize it, but you slowly become less obsessed with the fandom, it no longer brings those fangirling moments and you no longer reblog every single article related to the fandom. The one thing about this step though is that it never fully disappears. The love you had for the fandom. There is still a part of you that loves the fandom. You will still feel that joy whenever new exciting news about it is shared, you just no longer stalk and investigate every little detail about it. It becomes an old friend that you can return to every now and again, a place that will always be home.

Originally posted by meonlyingifs

Stage 8

And finally, the cycle begins with someone new

Originally posted by blisteredblue

DRUNK ZICO IS MY NEW FAV THING

NO SERIOUSLY THO DID YOU SEE HIS DRUNK ACOUSTIC VERSION OF I AM YOU YOU ARE ME????

FIRST OFF ITS AMAZING BECAUSE HE IS SO DRUNK LIKE

AND THEN HE SO DRUNK HE THINKS HIS SOJU IS HOLY WATER

HONEY NO PLEASE

YES WE KNOW BABY JUST PLEASE UGH SOMEONE SAVE THIS BOY

SO CUTE AND LETS NOT FORGET THE KISS BECAUSE THAT SHIT IS GOLD… LIKE THE KISS IS SO DELAYED HIS HAND IS ALREADY GONE AND THE BLANK STARE AT THE END LOL

BEAUTIFUL

ALSO WHEN HE WAS SURE THERE WAS A PRETTY GIRL AROUND SOMEWHERE BUT HE SWERVED

AND THE BEST PART OF THE WHOLE VIDEO THE FLAPPY HANDSSSSS <3

I AM NOW GOING TO GO CRY IN A CORNER… THANKS [X]