Fan-Girls Don't "Calm"

10:30 AM

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When I was in middle school, the tail-end of 7th grade to be exact, I discovered through a friend the magnificence of  X-Files. I was drawn to all of the supernatural aspects of the show, I wanted to BE agent Dana Scully, and David Duchovny was the first man who I fell in love with who was twice my age-if not more. My friend and I "shipped" Mulder and Scully, before "shipping" was the word for it, and I wanted to be best friends with The Lone Gunman. 

I think at first, my parents appreciated that I watched something other than cartoons for the first time. Then I started cutting out pictures of Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny and taping them to my walls. I made a list of when X-files was on and what channel, and tapped it to the fridge. I would randomly write "I want to believe" all over any blank surface with a permanent marker. I remember the first time my dad told me to "not become obsessed with x-files" (he was a trekkie, but never wanted to admit it, because he was/is always teased about it). Um, too late. I think my parents finally gave up when I chopped my hair into a bob and dyed it red, they assumed I would just 'grow out of it'. Eventually, I calmed down a bit. My friend stopped watching it when David Duchovny all but left the show, and when I had no one to discuss the show with anymore, I became obsessed with The Backstreet boys like any other teenager. 

Now as an adult, and 27 years old at that, you'd think I would be able to contain my fan-girling, HAHAHA. The internet just makes it easier to find others who obsess over the same crap that I do. What I really have to be thankful for at the moment, is my marriage. Kyle not only puts up with all this nonsense (lots of eye-rolling on his part), he fully encourages it. I am not sure if he thinks fighting me on this is just not safe, or if he wants to test how incoherent I can become over whatever fandom/actor, I will not shut-up about at the moment. 

Kyle now refers (I think mostly without realizing it) to Tom Hiddleston as "Hiddles". When I came home with  a printed copy of the Rory Gilmore book list, he went into the library to help me find books on the list that I had not read yet. After basically forcing him to watch Doctor Who with me this summer, he went as the Tenth Doctor for Halloween. I had a really, really, shitty week a few months ago, and he came home with a Tardis blanket. AND, after confessing my undying love for Tom Baker (don't ask), the Fourth Doctor, Kyle did refer to him as an old creeper, but then I came home to find two bags of Jelly Babies on the counter last night, Kyle had ordered them from the UK because they are not sold here. 

As much as I love my TV shows, the actors, characters, and my books, I could never love any of them as much as I love Kyle. He could have easily ignored this side of me, but instead encourages it, even if he is horrified at times. That is why, Sideburns are cool. 

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Dress & Coat-Forever 21
Sweater-Thrifted
Necklace-Love 21
Bag, Tights, & Boots-Target
Clips-Goody
Gloves-Urban Outfitters
Scarf-Kyle 

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  1. d'awww Sara, this was cute.

    also digging those tights + boots!

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  2. I love this. The picture of your trekkie dad telling you to "not become obsessed with x-files" is adorable and hilarious. Coming from a very non-nerdy family I think they're all a bit confused where I got it from. Thank goodness my boyfriend wholeheartedly embraces geekdom with me!

    I love fan-girling out about things. And the internet makes it so much easier and kind of better. I kind of love reading fanfic and seeing beautiful, creative art. I know a lot of people probably see that as painfully dorky, but I see it more as passionate. When a show/movie/book is really good you don't ever want it to end, and that's what fandom gives you. It's awesome.

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  3. I LOVED this!! I come from a family of nerds. Star Trek and Star Wars to be exact. My Uncle was a hardcore trekkie who used to go to the conventions and would return tribbles and spock ears for me. My brother got the good "stuff". A lot of people I knew thought it was weird but I thought it was totally normal. I'd watch X-Files and thought David was just dreamy but ER was on during that time and George Clooney had my full attention :) Oh, and I LOVE those yellow rainboots you're wearing!!

    xo
    Rachel

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  4. awww I love this post! I definitely understand your love and obsession with certain things and it's the best to have a supportive husband/boyfriend who lets you be yourself about it!

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  5. Your man is a keeper. Seriously. Someone who not only tolerates but supports our odd obsessions is worth hanging onto with a death-grip. Such people are rare in life. Lucky you!

    P.S., Love the colors of the boots, tights and scarf. Very attractive look.

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  6. Cute, Cute outfit. you look perfect. Love your boots.
    xx,
    ** Style Id Net **

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  7. I'm glad you've found some one who loves what you love. Love the stripes too.

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  8. I loved your last paragraph! Great outfit, too!

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  9. This was great, I loved the whole post! I was also an absolute nutter for X-Files when I was younger. I made myself fake FBI badges and was pretty darn proud of my old holey "The truth is out there" T-shirt. I always wanted to be Mulder though...And all those things your hubby does for you are so sweet!

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  10. You can't get Jelly Babies in the US?! That's terrible. Thank goodness you have a fab husband to get them for you. I've never seen the X-files except once when I was too young and it scared the s**t out of me!

    Clearly Doctor Who is brilliant though - lots of it got filmed around where we went to uni so we spotted David T a few times - woof!

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  11. My brother has all of the X-Files on DVD and adores it. One of my best friends says it is the best show that was ever in the 1990s. I never saw it though!!!! I wasn't interested in Television in the 90s, honestly. . .I'd watch Doctor Who on VHS recordings and that was pretty much it. I watched loads of TV in the 80s though. Anyway, I really need to see this show!!!!
    +Victoria+

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Talk nerdy to me.