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A Fangirl Is Never Alone
On the Origins of Fangirls... 
6th-Mar-2006 12:49 pm
Llamas
A long time ago in a gal-

Wait, no, this didn't happen so very long ago, and it really wasn't that far from here. On a freezing cold October night, October 7th, 2005, to be exact, four girls met on a sidewalk... and talked... and there history was born.
How can a night so frozen be so scalding hot?


Oh, last night was fun. Sat outside in the middle of a sidewalk for two hours last night, not realizing, having too much fun talking to some people from anime club. So we finally realize that we're all freezing solid and maybe should move inside ;) (I know, big revelation there considering it was like 30 degrees out). So I ask what time it is, figuring maybe 11 cause we'd gone out there at like 10:15 or something. It's 10 after midnight! OMFG! Then we ended up talking till 4 in the morning anyway. Ani and I discovered that McDonald's starts serving breakfast around 4:30. That made me sad, I wanted fries. Oh well. Pancakes were good, too. So I got about five hours of sleep last night. yay.
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After anime club last night, Joni and I went outside and got to talkin with peoples, and we all ended up awake till 5 AM. :B
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Last night and this morning were marked by two hours of sitting on a University of Nebraska sidewalk discussing FMA with three other girls from anime club.

Now, that would have been interesting enough, except it was followed by four MORE hours of discussing fandoms, FMA and fic writing (we were very alliteration-conscious) in the dorm room of one of those girls.

It was...incredibly fun, in a surreal, "woah" sort of way.


Little did we all know that from that one, isolated experience, would come something we all freely admit we would not have survived the ensuing months without. The beginnings of a beautiful friendship... and the beginning of the end for those puny mortals who oppose us.

Ph34r, world, for a fangirl is never alone...
Comments 
6th-Mar-2006 08:01 pm (UTC)
...And it's so odd to think that, ten seconds before or after, I wouldn't have heard Jen's comment about Kimblee's voice actor and swung around out of sheer shock. Or that if you guys had stuck around or walked the other way out of the building, you never would have ended up in the building. Or if the damn buggies that tried to kill Jen had been a bit more persistent that night, she wouldn't have been there at all.

I feel immensely sorry if there really are alternate universes for those outcomes.
6th-Mar-2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
....i made an icon almost specifically for this comm, and then i forgot to use it. damnit!
6th-Mar-2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
There, made myself an icon, too, happy? ;D Now Ani and Jen will have no choice but to make ones for themselves as well. And *GASP* Jen will have to give up one of her icon slots to a non-FMA icon.. teehee...

Anyway, yeah, if every choice creates an alternate universe, there is probably an alternate universe somewhere out there where you decided to go home with Lathan et al... and there's probably an alternate universe where Jen decided to head straight back to her room to keep Zanne from worrying.. and there's maybe even a world where I decided that first night not to go to anime club, so I didn't make friends with Ani, met none of you, and ended up... somewhere else that's not here, I suppose. We've talked about the possible consequences of that before. I guess this is the time when we say 'thank the fates' and leave it at that?
6th-Mar-2006 11:21 pm (UTC)
"thank the fates" is a misguided phrase. the only thing the fates did was weave, measure and cut the thread of life. Didn't have much to do with the in-between stuff. --;;

But, yeah. Thanks to fate, destiny, coincidence, and whatever other things that could possibly be the reason for our meeting.

for those puny mortals who we shall defeat, it will be Murphy whose name they curse!

edit: cursed typos...and i forgot to use the icon again. --;
7th-Mar-2006 12:23 am (UTC)
I think it says something that our inaugural post in this comm ends up with comments like these.. -_-; ... ah well, such is the life of the busy busy Generals of the Mauve Army. Which will be the next post, btw. Once I get a bit of homework done. Background of the FotA, check. Next up, background of the Mauve Army... mwahahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa*gaspchoke*
7th-Mar-2006 08:25 am (UTC)
Oh sure, break my theme. D: I see how you are. ♥

There's probably worlds where .... well, that's depressing and we won't go into that. ::pets:: Needless to say, I'm happy I'm in this one.
7th-Mar-2006 08:28 am (UTC)
Man, I feel kinda bad- I think I might be the only one that didn't make an entry about it that night. D: And I couldn't remember the date- for some reason, I thought it was later in October than that.

So close to Oct 3. ;D

;_; ♥ I love you guys.
7th-Mar-2006 04:00 pm (UTC)
Considering you actually HAD friends at the time, it's not really surprising.... It was a bit more of a momentous occasion to us. For all you knew at the time, we were just a bunch of really scary fangirls who you would never see again. For us... well, considering *I* at least have no social life, it was pretty surprising that I could hang out with two complete strangers and a nearly complete stranger (no offense Ani, but I didn't really know you at all, then) for.. what was it? 6 hours? 7 hours? Well, a really long time. And without having a panic attack or making you hate me... it was surprising to say the least. So of course, I had to make a post about (since I was actually paying attention to my journal then and it wasn't just an angst-fest free-for-all).

But we... I was gonna type 'heart', but how DO you get that little heart in there, Jen? Krill and I have been wondering.... anyway, we heart you too! *GLOMPTACKLECLING!!!!!!*
7th-Mar-2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
::CATCHHUGSTIGHTLY!!:: Still. That was a really nice night for me. I'd been cooped up with fairly little contact with the outside world for awhile, and most of the contact I had was my friends trying to cheer me up, and not really able to make any headway against the depression caused by the virus. Being able to get out and just be with people and talk with and interact with and god there were people that thought like me without being omg exactly like me and people that didn't think I was nuts for some of my theories and things I was saying. ;_; ♥

And the little heart is made by a ♥ ^_^ ♥
7th-Mar-2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
&hearts WHEE! and- snerk, *US* think YOU were weird? Even I"M not quite THAT hypocritical...
7th-Mar-2006 04:59 pm (UTC)
Hee! ^_^;; Well... it was something new that I hadn't found online is all... most people I meet in real life, even at club, think I'm nuts for how much fandom involvement I get...
7th-Mar-2006 09:58 pm (UTC)
Well you can't just be obsessed for the bishies. That'd be...eh...so darn hormonal.
7th-Mar-2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
You can't? But, but... I like bishies....
7th-Mar-2006 10:06 pm (UTC)
Nothing wrong with bishies. Or being hormonal.

I just...eh...NM. Maybe it makes it easier to be obsessed if there's something more than bishies? I mean, there's always bishies available in anime. They're pumping more out every week.

Really good plots, character dynamics, and philosophy? Far more rare.
8th-Mar-2006 09:02 am (UTC)
Well, yes, but do you think that A) stops anyone or B) is the only thing the others at club are obsessed with? Most of them seem to have obsessions that veer either away from anime, or tread into gaming, as opposed to fandom. Nothing wrong with it, but it was frustrating for me since fandom is where I felt comfortable and liked spending my time and none of them were in it enough for me to talk with them about it.
7th-Mar-2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
It is strange, how you *know* that, obviously, people online must exist in the real world, and yet, at the same time...you never find them in the real world.

...and then you do. On a lonely patch of sidewalk during a brisk fall night/morning.
7th-Mar-2006 10:07 pm (UTC)
Is it bad that it took me like two minutes to remember what Oct. 3rd was?

*bops self for being a bad fangirl*

And we love you, too! Our fearless leader and the reason the FotA exists at all!
7th-Mar-2006 10:09 pm (UTC)
We wouldn't be the Happy Little Yuri Threesome without you and your pervy floor.
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