At least your protagonists were stand ins for you instead of ACTUALLY you. I just shamelessly wrote RPF fan fiction ABOUT MYSELF and Orlando. And had some of my crazier friends do it too! (This abated in high school but THEN RESUMED when a friend of mine and I chose to try to teach ourselves to write erotica by writing about each other and our various celebrity crushes [Cumberbatch and Hiddleston, respective cheekbone gods.] Didn't realize that two ladies writing explicit porn about each other counts as long distance flirting. It does.)
This was PERFECT though ahhh! Filled with nostalgia and affection for pre-teen you and pre-teen me. Did you have a life size Legolas cut out?! Did you frantically read all three LOTRs books after seeing hte first movie to MAKE SURE LEGOLAS DIDN'T DIE?! I also had an Orli-obsessed pen pal, who at summer camp glued a picture of Orlando to a spatula, named him Mark, and then used him to dispense dating and also writing advice.
Teeniboppers are THE BEST, thank you so much for writing this. :)
Oh my goodness I loved this. I still have a journal somewhere filled with fanfiction about my imaginary romances with a wide range of unthreatening vaguely good looking movie stars. Can't decide whether to keep it forever or throw it out in case I die and it becomes my embarrassing legacy.
I cannot describe to you how much this was my actual childhood. Granted, any Orlando Bloom fanfiction I wrote only made vague references to sex because I was always too embarrassed to write about something I knew literally nothing about, but OH GOD this is - my entire life is flashing before my eyes.
I had such unfounded rage towards Kate Bosworth that even years and years later, I still get a weird twinge of dislike when I see her. And we won't even talk about when she started dating Alexander Skarsgard.
need my galactic rabbit horoscope!!!!
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@DaJuice A more charitable interpretation: "The only thing that usually amuses me is looking at a penis"
@adorable-eggplant I would eat the tomato. I'm a total tomato cast-off fan.
@Jazmine Hughes do not get married unless your partner can count
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@adorable-eggplant It looks like a lot of fun, I'm glad it didn't disappoint!
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This was such a good week at the Hairpin, and such a bad week everywhere else. I'm just going to get a blanket and a pillow and squat here until real life catches up.