The Fangirl Tag

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In honor of Carry On by Rainbow Rowell coming soon (October 6), I wanted to get in touch with my inner fangirl (who isn't so inner most of the time). I saw this tag on tumblr awhile back and wanted to do it! For a laugh, here's urban dictionary's definition of "fangirl":

Not sure how much I agree with that definition, but don't know what my reaction would be, honestly, if I was presented with my favorite fictional characters face-to-face...

Who was your first fictional crush?

My first real crush was probably Oliver Wood from the Harry Potter series. I really, really wanted him to be real, and short of being real, that JK Rowling had based him on a real person that I could meet. Before that, in my very much younger years, I had a thing for Ned from the Nancy Drew series. He was such a babe.

When/how did you discover fanfiction?

Actually, I don't remember when/how I discovered fanfics... Must have been very unremarkable.

What is the weirdest fanfic you’ve ever read?

What fanfic isn't weird? I mean they're all a little off because the voice isn't right, or they're set somewhere completely different, or the characters are doing things they'd never do... That's like asking me which orange is orange. I can't rank them in order of weirdness!

What was the first ‘fandom’ you joined? (Not specifically a Tumblr one, just a group that all had an interest in common)

Oh, definitely, Harry Potter. Before my reading was very isolated, and I didn't have book discussions or talks with people who loved what I loved. Until Harry Potter, and then my world exploded.

Have you ever named anything after a book/TV show? Or plan to?

Not yet! But I do have all my dogs' names planned out and even some of kids' names.

Give us a brief history of your OTPs, spanning from childhood up till now.

This would be endless, so how about top 8... four from childhood and four from now?

Daphne & Fred from Scooby Doo
Laura Ingalls & Almanzo Wilder from Little House on the Prairie series
Nancy & Ned from the Nancy Drew books
Jo & Laurie from Little Women

Harry & Ginny from the Harry Potter series
Lily & James from the Harry Potter series
Regina & Robin from Once Upon a Time
Amy & Rory from Doctor Who

Do you own any fan merchandise for something? If so, what? If not, what would you like to have?

Yesssssss. I have things & want all the things.
Harry Potter: wand, time turner, Gringott's gold, Marauder's Map, poster
Doctor Who: sonic screwdriver, poster, pin that says "Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey"
Green Gables Fables: script from a certain episode
Jane Austen: those couples postcards I mentioned awhile back, pretty books

If you had the opportunity to be part of your favourite books, would you want to be? Or would you rather stay an observer?


When did you join tumblr?

Oh gosh, um, let me see if I can check my account... I couldn't, but it was in my email (the benefits of never erasing emails!): April 3, 2013. My new tumblr anniversary.

If you had to pick one fictional boyfriend, who would it be and why?

Just one?! I can only have one?!?! Omg I don't know that I can pick just one, I love too many of them! Okay, fine, this will likely change, but right now I'd want Gilbert Blythe. Ugh, I can't believe you made me choose!