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How to Know You’ve Gone Too Far With Your Fangirling

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Admit it — you’ve totally gone ‘fangirl’ at least ten times once in your life. But how far you’ve taken it is an entirely different story. Whether you’re totally cool with seeing your favorite celebrity in the flesh, or freak the heck out when you see the trailer for your #1 book series come to life on your TV set, there are certain levels you should be aware of. Some are perfectly acceptable, while some are, umm, not so much. Here are the 10 Teen.com Fangirl Stages (in GIFs, natch):

1. Discovery. “Hmm, that’s interesting.”

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Tumblr (simsxlife)

2. Singing along on the radio. Or, if you’re a book fangirl, quoting the novel is about the same.

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We Heart It

3. Filling your wall up with posters of whatever you’re obsessing over. (Changing your phone background also equates to this stage.) At this point, you might be all like:

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Tumblr (damaged-fairytale)

But you’re not crazy, friend. You’re not.

4. Going public with it by wearing related paraphernalia.

Twitter

Twitter

5. Picturing yourself with the celebrity/a member of the group/a fictional character from the book/movie/TV show.

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Tumblr (tonsofgifs)

6. Updating your social media to reflect your newfound love. (i.e. @MrsMellark)

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Tumblr (frankiemellark)

7. Fan fiction and/or cosplay.

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Deviant Art (Natalie Cartman)

8. Whining as if your faves can hear you.

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Tumblr (distorted-monsters)

9. Death threats. NOTE: You’ve officially passed the point of acceptability at this point.

Polyvore

Polyvore

10. TOO FAR! TOO FAR!

We Interrupt

We Interrupt

Celebs Who Say No to Twerking (in GIFs)

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