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Types of fangirling/fanboying

Hello there!

Picture this: It’s a nice sunny day the birds are chirping and the trees are swaying until suddenly: AHHHHH!!!!!!

What was that noise?

Well that was you. You just discovered that Sarah J Maas is co-writing a novel with Victoria Aveyard and you just can’t deal with life right now… your eyes are lighting up and suddenly your neutral state becomes wild with adrenaline and your fingers are itching to tweet out to your followers your excitement. Well that’s just one type of fangirling/fanboying but there are many more:

THE TWEETER

This fangirl/fanboy is the type that when they get news of something big or exciting happening they need to tweet the news to their thousands of followers the second the news is released. Their main social media platform may be Twitter (like me) but they might also post on Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr etc. For example this might be what a Tweeter might say if Fall Out Boy released this epic new song:

“@Fall Out Boy’s new song is so good I’m crying #RANDOMSONGBYFALLOUTBOY”

“YOU GUYS NEED TO CHECK THIS SONG OUT https://youtube.com.au/randomsongthatihavenonameforbyfalloutboy/ ”

And with all this tweeting constantly day after day hour after hour minute after minute you really hype the song or book or whatever you are fangirling/fanboying about behind the computer screen.

THE FAINTER

These are the types of fangirls/fanboys that just cannot deal AT ALL whatsoever when something big happens. They scream and fall off their chairs and just sit there contemplating the meaning of life while staring at a ceiling. Obviously they come back to the computer screen when they are somewhat more calmer trying to breathe and keep their cool.

For example: It’s a nice day you are just walking into the library at school. You are eagerly anticipating BTS new music video knowing you would most likely cry and scream internally but when you start watching the video you just DID NOT expect it to be that god-level amazing. Your bias hair is even glowing! And so with all of this… your body cannot deal with the amazingness and you just faint and scream which is very bad indeed to be doing in a library.

THE ARTIST

These are the people who just HAVE to draw pictures or create some art about the thing they are fangirling/fanboying about. They might also write lengthy fan-fictions filled with swoony romance and really cute scenes where the two are trying to hide their major crushes on one another. But the thing is this type of fan is an artist they create and bring life to the page.

For example, Adrien and Marionette FINALLY AFTER TWO SEASONS discovered that they are secretly Cat Noir and Ladybug. (of course this might trigger the other types of fangirls/fanboys) but you just need to draw the scene with a pencil or a paintbrush and you just have to write down what Adrien felt when he discovered Marionette’s secret or when Marionette discovered his. You need to get every scene right and in as much detail as possible which is why they call you a perfectionist.

THE HEAVY BREATHERS

These are those types of fangirls/fanboys who just heavy breathe. They don’t make a commotion or faint on the floor or fall off their chair. They might not even seem like actual fangirls/fanboys but trust me they are. When they are watching two people (who they have been shipping for almost 100 years get together) they just can’t help but to breathe and grin cheekily with the look of “I KNEW IT” they walk out after fangirling holding their breath and walking into another room grinning like a crazy person because of all the cuteness they experienced.

For example: You are watching Riverdale silently shipping Toni and Cheryl to get together and become an item. And then suddenly THEY DO. Your heart is pumping wildly and you release the breath that you have been holding for a while. After the scene you walk to the kitchen where your mum asks: “Hey, you alright?” but you are just trying to keep your cool and KEEP BREATHING (you manage to forget how to do that all the time)

THE SELLERS

Those are the types of fangirls/fanboys who will shove something in your face to the point where it would annoy the other person. You bring this thing you are fangirling/fanboying over in everyday conversation but really you just want everyone to experience the awesomeness of the item you are fangirling/fanboying over. It’s because of this you hype everything up and get people talking about it.

For example: You just finished the whole Mortal Instruments series and it was so good YOU NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT IT AND EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THIS FANTASTIC BOOK! And you try to make sure everyone reads it. I have a perfect video for you to watch to demonstrate this struggle:

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Anyways, I hope you found a type that is totally you. Please write down in the comments which one you are!

 

 

16 comments

otaku

That cheeky slip in of a BTS mv ? Gotta love them

7th May, 18
sylvs

I had to :P

7th May, 18
sylvs

Also hope you enjoyed that little clip I slipped in of Jessethereader ;P

7th May, 18
sylvs

ALSO DID YOU REALISE I POSTED THIS YESTERDAY AND TODAY A NEW BTS MV DROPPED?!? This is creepy!

7th May, 18
otaku

In reply to sylvs

Yah I noticed! Jesse the Reader is so good!
Wait whaaaaaaaat. I haven’t seen it yet! I will have to watch it ASAP ??

7th May, 18
sylvs

In reply to otaku

It's Singularity! It's by Kim Taehyung! It's very slow compared to their other songs.

8th May, 18
ladybird

I'm a little guilty of all of these but mostly the fainter I think

7th May, 18
sylvs

Haha! Yup there are just so many types of fangirling/fanboying! I'm probably more of a heavy breather :P

7th May, 18
spacesoda

I am literally all of these please send help

28th May, 18
sylvs

Don't worry I am too. I literally become a blubbering mess of tears whenever I am fangirling really hard so we're on the same page there. As for therapy I recommend lots of cake and ice cream ;)

28th May, 18
spacesoda

In reply to sylvs

lmao yes give me all the cake

29th May, 18
sylvs

In reply to spacesoda

Will do. I recommend Chocolate :)

30th May, 18
siena

I think I am the heavy breather. Also CHONI is ADORABLE!!

14th Jun, 18
sylvs

Same! I heavy breathe so much my ears go red and my cheeks LITERALLY BURN I'm not kidding when I say you can even melt ice cubes on my cheeks in my state of fangirling. And yes agreed Choni is the best!!!!! <3

14th Jun, 18
siena

In reply to sylvs

And then I start screaming.

15th Jun, 18
sylvs

In reply to siena

OMG RELATABLE!!!! It was extremely hard not to fangirl in a VERY QUIET CLASSROOM when people were playing my favourite singers back to back 50+ songs

15th Jun, 18