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.

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.


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. 😀 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. 😀

    • 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. 😀

  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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