Talk:Fangirl

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It was my understanding (gleaned from limited context) that "to fangirl" also meant to be a fan of another fan and to squee over said fan, as in *fangirls you*. The noun form is also used to describe BNF hangers-on in some places (fandom_wank?), although this would fit with the existing definition on the page. Y/N? --Aethel 19:22, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

I added a bit about a positive connotation, since, while I am aware of the negative spin the term *also* has, I have no qualsm using it as a positive self-description. 'emotional, exuberant, female' -- hey, that's something I'm proud of! I've never written any proudly declamatory posts about it, though, uh, I'm quoting myself from here. --lian 22:24, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
It's not a negative in my corner of the fannish universe either, so I hedged it some more. --rache 22:32, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I see it quite a bit on LJ icons as self-description, for example.--Ratcreature 22:47, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
Still, the pejorative definition is alive and well, and comes out especially when misogyny topics come up. I'm a little disappointed in how far it's been hedged at this point; it seems downright pollyanna to me in its current state. Guess I have some quote-gathering to do.--Vee 01:28, 8 December 2008 (UTC)