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Thankfully I have the internet to unleash my inner fangirl. And what’s make the internet far more interesting is that I can easily find communities/groups that share the same passion as I am. So fangirling is not really an issue to me, at least if I’m online.

But it’s very different when I’m back to reality.

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Have you done it before? Accidentally fangirled in public?

It’s not that I’m ashamed that I’m bibliophile and an otaku. I think my friends/families know I like these things (ok, not just ‘like’ but LOVE these subjects in a whole other dimension). I’m not really afraid to tell people that I’m very passionate about it (but I don’t voluntary tell this info unless it was brought up). But sometimes when I’m out and suddenly I see my favorite book out so early or find a rare manga copy (or it’s on sale, especially on this occasion). I can’t help but to release my excitement. But seeing I’m in public place and I’m very timid person, who as much as possible do not want to attract unnecessary attention, I have remedied that on-the-spot must fangirl moment. I have mastered the art of inner squeeing.

I hold the book, flip the back, and stare at it. Then stare some more. Check the spine. If the book is unwrapped, I look at the pages. Once more I stare at it before I head to the counter. Oh yeah while doing that my face probably is showing various expression of amusement. Hey, I can’t help but smile, that’s my inner fagirling leaking from its containment. I also carry the book with care and when there’s no one around I bear-hug it like a beloved stuff toy.

If I’m reading an amazing moment and when I’m outside, inner squeeing is a must. If I have my phone, I’ll probably gonna ramble on twitter. Because some book/manga moments deserve to make fuss on the spot but seeing I’m on public I have to contain the squeeing to a minimum. (Doesn’t want a repeat of that incident when I gasped out loud and received weird stares from strangers.)

When the coast is clear (and by that I mean I’m home). I’ll probably gonna share my joy with my sister and gush over and over. And then I go to the internet. Because nothing beats expressing oneself and the feels to everyone who understands. Right, fangirls/boys?

How about you, do you fangirl in public? Or are you like me shy so decided to inner squee, too? Share your experience with me.

2014 / 09 / 30

13 Responses to The fine art of inner squeeing.

  1. Finley Jayne says:

    Fun post :) I don’t look for specific books/buy books so I don’t have this experience. I’m pretty low key when I’m at the library lol.

  2. Leigh says:

    Haha I feel you girl. There are times I just can’t help but fangirl but I do it in a quiet way haha. If I read a paragraph or even a sentence that makes me fangirl, I’ll just look away from the book for a moment and just let the fangirl sink in…so yeah, often times when I fangirl I’d just smile like an idiot staring into whatever’s in front of me, then I’ll continue reading. I fangirl in a weird way I guess haha.

  3. Haha. :D Usually I go to the bookstore with my mom, and when I check out the new release tables/shelves and find a book I really, REALLY want to read, I would shamelessly jump up and down, grab my mom’s arm and go with my machine gun-speed gushing. But when I’m alone, I would probably be seen with my mouth hanging open and slowly reaching for the book– Sometimes I wonder what people think of me when they see me that way! xD You definitely have more self-restraint than I do, Mitchii. ;) Awesome post!

  4. Super adore this post, Mitchii! I’ve definitely mastered the fine art of inner squeeing, if I might say so myself. It’s helpful when I’m reading at the library and of course I need to keep quiet and keep my squee to myself haha. :) When I’m with my family though, I don’t give a damn and just squee to my heart’s content. They’re quite used to my random outbursts lol. :D

    • Mitchii G. says:

      I’m glad who inner squee. Around people who know what big fangirl we are, restraint is not even possible. And the good thing, they understand. :D

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Oh man this is just like me! I completely know what you mean! It’s not generally socially accepted to see a book and then squee and jump up and down haha. Sometimes it’s really hard to keep that inside though…

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  7. I know the feeling! I even created an inner-happy-dance, haha. I don’t mind talking about books and how much I love reading (when I know someone is interested), but those outburst moments in the middle of the store would make me feel too uncomfortable.

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