“Fangirl” as defined by TV Tropes:
Simply a girl who is obsessed with something or someone, capable of squee to Earth-shattering levels.
“Fan Person” as defined by Wikipedia:
A fan, sometimes also called aficionado or supporter, is a person with an intense, occasionally overwhelming liking and enthusiasm for something. Fans of a particular thing or person constitute its fanbase or fandom.
The term fangirl can be used to describe a female member of a fandom community (counterpart to the masculine “fanboy”). Fangirls may be more devoted to emotional and romantic aspects of their fandom, especially shipping.
I’ve been a fangirl since I was about 13 years old, and my mother introduced me to this little show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer. That was quickly followed by other WB shows like Dawson’s Creek and Roswell, and soon spilled over to other media including books (Harry Potter) and movies (Lord of the Rings). Before I knew it, I was going into high school a full blown fangirl, though at the time, I had no idea that’s what it was called.
Over the past 10 years, I’ve surrounded myself with like-minded fangirls and fanboys (including my twin sister), as well as a bunch of your average geeky boys, who are far and away my favorite people in the world. Together, we’ve hosted more themed and costume parties than I can even count, traveled far and wide (okay, from Florida to Georgia) to attend comic book and sci-fi conventions, and we’ve even met our fair share of celebrities.
I decided to start this site to not only document my life as a fangirl, but to also share the things I love with all of you. The Fangirls is part blog, part fansite, incorporating all of my favorite fandoms in one, catch-all site.
So, feel free to get comfy, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and have a nice long looksie around the site. It was made out of love and fueled by more than a bit of obsession (though we prefer the term “enthusiasm”).
And now, would you like to meet The Fangirls?