For those who don’t know, a fangirl (n) is an “obsessive female fan.” Keyword: obsessive. And as a fangirl myself, I’m going to give you the basics on how to be a fangirl.
On my previous post, I gave you the three types of a fangirl. This time, I’m going to teach you how to be a fangirl in 5 easy steps–as promised! So listen carefully (or read…whatever)!
Step 1: Choose a fandom. You have to know what you want to be obsessed with. You can be a fan of a book, a band, a movie, an actor, a singer, a model, or anything else that you want. In my case, I’m obsessed with romance books and my book boyfriends.
Step 2: Stalk–I mean–research about them. You have to know everything about your fandom, of course. You MUST be updated. We have all the right sources online. To give you a tip, start with the official Facebook page, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram account. Click like and follow them.
Step 3: Buy merchs. What are merchs? These are fandom-related products or merchandise. That’s where the word came from. You are not a real fangirl if you don’t spend your money on whatever merchs you can find.
Step 4: Go to signing events (or concerts, if you’re a fan of a band). Every fangirl must go to at least one signing event per year. That’s the only time we can cry, proclaim our everlasting love for them, force them to marry us and have their babies. Or, at least, thank the authors for creating my every book boyfriend (the downside of being a fictional character fan).
Step 5: Spread the word. A good fangirl knows that every single person on Earth must see the greatness and hotness that is Captain America (or, whoever you’re fangirling about). Start by posting and sharing pictures, news, videos, or articles about him on your social media pages. Remember, you are not a real fangirl if your friend’s news feed is not full of your fangirl posts.
That’s it! Easy, right?
Now that you know the art of fangirling, you’re all set and good to go. Let’s all go crazy and be a good fangirl!