Okay, for the past two months I have steadily grown addicted to this website. Maybe it's all the free time I have these days, অথবা maybe it's just I have an addictive personaily. It could of course be that this website is pure brilliance and I constantly think about it. Does that make me sad? No way! Because I can bet I'm not the only one. So here's a checklist of how to know when you've crossed the line between fanpop-addict, and totally-crazy. :)
1. আপনি form an opinion on something and think "I'm going to immediately make a pick about this"...and then the rest of your plan for the দিন goes out of the window because আপনি have to get the প্রতিমূর্তি just right.
2. Similarly, আপনি find the need to constantly take a vote on everything. "Ok, who wants to change the channel on the TV? Right, now does anyone want to add a মতামত to their vote?"
3. আপনি rate things at home. People's new hairstyles, work you've done, meals that people cook, every episode of things আপনি see on TV...
4. আপনি start to use "I'm a অনুরাগী of..." in everyday conversation way too much. "You know, I'm a real অনুরাগী of বাদামের মাখন and salt-and-vinegar crisp sandwiches... I wonder if there's a spot on it..."
5. আপনি give the people around আপনি imaginary শ্রদ্ধার্ঘ্য for যেভাবে খুশী things. "Grandma, আপনি make the best chocolate-chip বিস্কুট ever. শ্রদ্ধার্ঘ্য for the cookies"
6. আপনি actually wonder what your ফ্যানপপ অনুরাগী are up to in realworld, and আপনি consider them some of your best friends. আপনি actually ask all your real-world বন্ধু what their নীতিবাণী is, because most of your fanpop-friends have them, why the hell shouldn't they?
7. আপনি have answered every single pick on your fan-spots, and continue to re-load them just to check if the balance has changed. If your vote isn't winning, আপনি feel actual anger that আপনি take out on your keyboard দ্বারা determedly typing an opinion-comment on the pick explaining just why YOU'RE RIGHT. :)
8. When someone gives আপনি props, অথবা adds আপনি to their fanlist, ভোট for আপনি on a favourite-users pick, মতামত your picks etc - you're happy for the rest of the day, even if your house just burned down অথবা you've just killed someone অথবা something...
9. আপনি read an প্রবন্ধ in a magazine/newspaper and আপনি want to মতামত and rate it, forgetting of course that not all প্রবন্ধ are soapbox, and আপনি can't actually do it. আপনি then feel very upset :(
10. আপনি remain throuroughly convinced that ফ্যানপপ WILL become the biggest thing ever, and reccomend the website to everyone আপনি know. আপনি envision a time in the future when everyone is as crazy about fandoms as আপনি are, and your বন্ধু will stop hitting আপনি around the head and saying "If আপনি mention ফ্যানপপ one আরো time I will throw আপনি through the window"
...and I've only been here two months. God help people who've been here longer!