When I tell people I'm a fangirl one of two things always happens. Either the person I'm talking to nods knowingly and we share a look of geeky solidarity, or they kind of raise their eyebrows and wonder when I'm going to challenge them to a lightsaber fight.
I guess there are two types of people in the world, huh?
The funny thing is, though, these people who look at me askance are more often than not fans themselves ... they just don't realise it. We all love things, overwhelmingly and unabashedly. It's just in our nature. And like it or not, we seem to focus our love on TV, movies, music and books. The love of the artistic, I guess.
Don't believe me? Absolutely positive that you're not one of the nerdy brethren and nothing I can say will convince you otherwise? Well, why don't you take a bit of a look at the video below which I found here and see if you still feel that way by the end of it.
The password, if it asks for one, is "fandom!" (removing the "").
I challenge any of you to not find something in there that makes your heart flip a little and a sense of nostalgia sweep over you. God knows, I was tearing up by the end.
Just accept it, kids ... you don't choose the fandom life, the fandom life chooses you.