I’ve thought about this fangirl issue when I’ve read my earlier post, This is Me vs Siapaku. I’ve mention about putting a female artist picture inside my blog.
Now back to fangirl issue. What is fangirl is all about? After checking the definition in Wikipedia and Urban Dictionary, I can conclude that fangirl is an overly obsessive female. They may obsessed with any male celebrities, either actor, singer, band, anime characters (which is totally fictional) and even a pianist.
You may notice that they will show their obsession and express it in their blog. The most obvious thing that you might notice is that their blog header. These are some of the example of the blogs of my friends that put their favourite artist for the header.
Azuwachan with pianist Maksim Mrvica
Chazzie Fairuz with Fahrenheit
Purrly Blog with Toma Ikuta
Barracuda Alert with SMASH
Ginevra un-interrupted with Shinee
Pynk Happiness with Shinee
Eventhough there’s a fanboy term, but I don’t think guys will have an obsession towards female celebrities or figures. But for guys, they will have obsession on football stars, anime characters (Otaku) and also games. However, their obsession won’t be reflected on their blog header. I can say that guys have their own alter-ego. They will simply put their picture on their blog. This is also to prove that they are confidence with how they looks like and who they are. But there are also few female bloggers that have their picture in their layout too.
Well, there’s an advantage of being a fangirl. All I can say is that, they will try to learn using Photoshop in order to create their own header picture. Its the passion that drives them to explore the graphic design in producing good and remarkable header. Guys just love simple things.
Usually, obsession won’t last long. They will get bored and try to look for another things. Just like my sister, she used to like Gareth Gates, My Chemical Romance, The Veronicas and finally, she’s back to basic. No more fangirling anymore. Just keep it low.
By the way, it is OK to see a female blogger with either male or female artist or figure as the header. But I don’t think its OK to see a male blogger who put male celebrities as the header. So what do you think?