Joining a fandom:
Stage 1: Introduction to the show
Stage 2: Introduction to the fandom
Stage 3: The beginnings of emotional attachment.
Stage 4: Falling in love with the show, but knowing its still fictional
Stage 5: Full on emotional breakdowns. AKA “the feels”
Stage 6: Development of sociopathic tendencies.
Stage 7: Total obsession.
Stage 8: Denial.
Stage 9: Obsessive social networking.
Stage 10: Welcome to the fandom.
And we are proud of it.