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RA Flash Fan Event: The Shelf-Life of a Fangirl Crush

RA flash event

Unfortunately I missed out on a great deal of the RA Flash Fan Event but wanted to contribute one last time before we wrap things up.

I’ve written two posts inspired by the phrase “I Saw Something Fine” which you can read here and here.

Many of us started the event by sharing how we ended up being swept by Armitage fever and it seems only fitting to end the event by posting about the shelf-life of a fangirl.

So what exactly IS the shelf-life of a celeb crush?

I’m sure the duration differs as celeb fascinations vary depending on the sufferer individual, but it always starts with seeing something fine!

In my case it’s been two and a half years and in that time I’ve had periods of… shall we say… rest, but then I always find myself being dragged in again (much like the mafia…).

Here’s a group of categories specifying the longevity of your fangirling:

Armitage banana fan

Are you a banana?

Your crush lasts anywhere from 7 to 28 days.

It comes in aΒ  flash and is usually instigated by seeing an actor in a particularly amazing role and going bananas.

The feelings are intense but short-lived and before the next full moon you’re ready to split as the object of your admiration has lost its a-peel…

Armitage pear

Are you a pear?

Once you’re hooked the feelings last anywhere from 120 to 180 days (and just happens to correspond with my preferred relationship length…).

You start peeling the layers of your crush and try to reach the core.

You slowly make your way through all the info available on your crush and are becoming quite an ex-peart and pear up with other fans to share the ex-pearience.

Armitage pasta

Are you dried pasta?

You are good to go for up to 24 months if conditions allow for it.

The crush takes hold and you just feel like you’re going to lose your noodle sometimes, but you’re in the company of other admirers, so you can never feel cannelloni…

Then again, sometimes things get a bit heated, boil over and you can’t take the strain.

Even when you’ve had a rest, you end up reheating your fangirling passion.

Armitage bee

Are you Honey?

This is the sweetest product found in nature and, if treated right, will tickle your taste buds for years.

We know that beauty is in the eye of the bee-holder, but anyone who questions your loyalty needs to buzz off!

You know very well that the object of your affections is the bee’s knees and no one will tell you otherwise!

After years of participating in mass adoration, you still manage to retail your enthusiasm (and sometimes act like a bumbling fangirl), and you know the importance of beeing positive when swarming for new stuff and over-analyzing the stinger off your crush.

What’s your fangirling shelf-life brought on by seeing something fine?


I forgot I had done this very short clip a few years ago about Busy Bee Richard, so this is for all my Honey Friends πŸ™‚

About Agzy The Ripper

Sew, Rip, Repeat... and love each moment of it! Join me as I embark on a myriad of sewing and crafting shenanigans.

25 responses »

  1. I’m afraid I know what the answer may bee in my case… O_o

  2. Oh, I’m definitely honey, honey! πŸ˜€

  3. I was always a banana, but I guess with age I getting sweeter… almost like honey!! πŸ˜‰

  4. Honey, I think he and I will always be a pear, because I am bananas over him!

  5. Intriguing question and well put. I’m crystallized honey found by archaeological excavations in the tomb of a forgotten Pharaoh. πŸ™‚

  6. Ha ha! I think we’ve got a whole gift basket here! Thanks for the chuckle, Agzy! πŸ™‚

  7. What a witty post! Victor Hugo said, “Life is the flower for which love is the honey!”

  8. Definitely honey. Since 2005, still just as sweet with no sign of losing savour…

  9. Honey here! I am constantly amazed by the creativity of the RA well wishers. Well done and very entertaining.

  10. littlesallyboots (Hannah A)

    Aw, I heart this post ^-^
    Humm, I think I’m probably a mixture of dried pasta and honey…honey pasta!
    I’ve boiled over a few times and had to simmer away quietly for a while…
    And my bees are known to visit other hives now and then to get a good look at what they’re all buzzing over… but they always save their honey making for Armi πŸ˜‰

    • LOL! I’m a bit of a bee sl*t too! I’ve been know to pop into other beehives from time to time, spread my pollen a tad, wink wink! BTW, for Christmas we have a dish which consists of pasta, honey, ground poppy seeds, nuts, died fruits and such, and I add a good helping of cream to that. Maybe you’re an Armitage fan version of our Kluski z makiem?


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