I Must Confess…I’m a bit of a Fangirl!
It’s Monday which means it’s confession day – yay!
Thanks again to all of you who shared a little more of yourselves last week – as always, you make me feel less alone in the over-sharing stakes…
This week’s prompt asks us to share a secret interest or obsession which, I know, may be a big ask for some of you. Why disclose something that you have always kept to yourself? That is a very valid question.
But, while it can be confronting to confess in these situations, I think it could be very healthy for us to share some of these interests and obsessions – let’s call it an online intervention, shall we?
Today I am seeking your help to intervene in my latest obsession – it seems I have turned into a bit of a fangirl.
What’s a fangirl, I hear some of you ask? Well the Urban Dictionary provides the following definition:
Fangirl: A rabid breed of human female who is obsessed with either a fictional character or an actor. Similar to the breed of fanboy. Fangirls congregate at anime conventions and livejournal. Have been known to glomp, grope, and tackle when encountering said obsessions.
Okay, so I have never congregated at a convention (well, I have, but not in relation to this particular interest) and I most certainly have never glomped, groped or tackled the object of my obsession. But I do tend to spend too much time cruising the interwebs to find out everything I can about it.
My obsession? The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.
I have mentioned my love for this modern day adaption of Pride & Prejudice before but it seems I am now seriously obsessed. The creators of this series have been very clever in re-telling Lizzie’s story through YouTube vlogs, complemented by a total transmedia approach that includes twitter interaction with all of the characters, tumblrs, dummy websites to match crucial elements of the story and facebook pages.
It all makes it very easy to fall down that rabbit hole and forget to come back!
I can’t wait for Tuesdays and Fridays to view a new episode and I love checking out all the fan fiction, blogs, tumblrs and pages devoted to the adaption. I relish reading the comments left by other fans and gobble any morsel of information that happens to be dropped by the creators.
Fortunately for me, this adaption is due to finish up in a couple of weeks time so hopefully I will soon be free of this particular obsession. But I will genuinely miss the fun of congregating with other fans online and discovering the wild world of fandom.
While I’m not game enough as yet to fully participate myself, I have been so excited to have discovered a whole new world where there is no limit to imagination or flights of fancy. It truly is intoxicating.
With time, I’m sure that I could turn into a total fangirl….hence my cry for help to all you good folk today!
Are you going to be brave and confess to your secret interest or obsession this week? Or do you have something else to share with our wonderful community today?
By now, you should know what to do – make your confession, link up and cleanse your soul!
Eternal thanks to the wonderfully generous Rhianna from A Parenting Life for working out how to show the code for my button. Thanks Rhi, there is no way that my technologically challenged self would have ever worked that out on my own!
– I Must Confess is a link up that will be happening every Monday and will remain live for the whole week.
– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.
– Feel free to go with the prompt for the week or add your own confession, whatever suits.
– Please go forth and share the comment love – it is bloggy crack after all!
Next week’s confession prompt – tell us why you are totally awesome!