Therapeutic Fan-Girling

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Have I ever mentioned that I’m a Fan-Girl?  Yeah, maybe once or twice.  The thing is… when my bipolarness sinks its bitey teeth in and whips my brain around like a dead gopher, fan-girling is about the only thing that straps me in until the neck-snapping is over.  The little bit of my brain that isn’t devoured latches onto a story or a character and lives there, sometimes long after the bipolar hound is done with me.  It’s a strategy I learned early in life—to escape from the pain by joining the story.  There, I could let my creativity out to play.  Survival and fun—what more could an eleven-year-old ask for?

SimonI used to be ashamed of my obsessions—hiding my Leonard Nimoy Association of Fans newsletters in my underwear drawer, keeping my big file of Christopher Reeve pictures and articles hidden between my nursing textbooks.  But, I’m not alone in my fannishness.  Conventions all over the world celebrate the joys of fandom.  And celebrities I adore have admitted their own geek-leanings.

Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection.  It means never having to play it cool about how much yon like something.  It’s basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult.  Being a geek is extremely liberating. — Simon Pegg

Nathan ComicConI’m a dork, I collected comics.  I still love cartoons.  I’d rather be at home on a Friday night than out at some club.  My sense of humor is that of a geek.  My likes and dislikes are that of a geek.  I’ve memorized every crappy sci-fi movie there is, but still haven’t seen Schindler’s List. —Nathan Fillion

I love what I love, and when I’m under bipolar duress, I love it even more.  So, excuse me while I soak in all the episodes of Scorpion on You Tube, Google the actors, then let the dendrites still sparking concoct a few story scenarios.  Let me relish the fact that the creators of this show also gave me Xena–Warrior Princess, AliasFringe and the new Star Trek movie franchise.  So I know these guys.  They’d my buds.

It’s safe and warm here in Fan-Girl World.  Come on in.  The squeeing never ends.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pegoleg
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 11:32:58

    Gotta admit I don’t have those same connections. But I’m SO not dissing someone who does, whether as comfort or just for enjoyment. If the things we do aren’t illegal and don’t hurt someone else, go for it.

    My 23-year-old daughter has been into writing fan fiction since she was a kid. She’s a really great writer, by the way, and I think the world will be hearing from her in a big way someday.

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  2. Kitt O'Malley
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 16:33:19

    I LOVE Scorpion & Nathan Fillion. I’m a TOTAL geek.

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  3. Ed
    Apr 02, 2015 @ 19:24:41

    Yes definitely a geek here. My ex wife used to tell the story that she was cleaning and opened the door below bathroom sink and saw magazines. She started to get upset and then saw they were graphic novles:)

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