I was never intending to do a follow-up article on fanpop-addiction. I just took it for granted that I had grown happily addicted and I would remain that way. I basked in the warm, happy glow that only recognition for fanpop-contribution can give you, and looked forward to the fanpopping years ahead.
But then disaster struck. And I'm not talking about the massive floods that have hit England... (I was fine with the cellar being filled with water...)No, my internet broke and left me without fanpop.
So now, my second list. The list of what happens when a fanpop-addict is forced to quit.
1. When someone you live with says this to you: "The internet broke last night" - all you can manage is incoherent, hysterical babble that sounds like this: "the-internet-fanpop-lost-spot-my-fans-that-article-the-picks-I-need-to-scrubs-video-
2. You get up three hours earlier than you usually do, and stand around in the freezing cold waiting for a bus to take you to the library. You get about ten minutes on fanpop, but then you're kicked off the computer for someone else. You give this person an extremely evil glare. He can't possibly need it as much as you. The freezing bus-stop awaits again.
3. You write letters of complaint to British telecom, your broadband provider and your local member of the government for the useless attempts at fixing your internet you've recieved. It's a government matter now, they should know not to mess with a fanpop addict who's having withdrawal symptoms.
4. When your third library visit was AGAIN cut short, you visit your friend's house and casually sugest "Okay, how about instead of going out to the show we've had tickets for since January, we just stay at home and go on the internet!?" Your friend sees through it completely.
5. You begin to think your life is being filmed (Like in the Truman show), and it's some sick, twisted joke that this happened. e.g. a postal strike that delays the spare part being delivered.
6. You intensify your old fanpop-addict symptoms. You secretly want someone you know to "give you props" for something. Similarly, you also revert to taking votes on things. Except now, it's constantly things like: "Who votes we should just get a whole new internet provider?", or "Who votes we write to the prime minister?"
7. You take to writing down what you're going to do on fanpop as soon as you get back. You write this on a spare calendar, on which you are also crossing off the days until the delivery of the part for your computer.
8. When you wake up finding a note from a family member that says the internet is mended early, you actually get all emotional and jump and hop about until you stub your toe and it really hurts.
Oh yes, I tried to just be content with my coffee-addiction... but it wasn't enough. The pain in my toe was proof of how happy I was when I had my fanpop back.
I hope none of you can relate to this as you did to my other article, because although I am slightly exaggerating my plight and joking a bit, I sincerely don't wish it on anyone :)
Aaaahhh... I'm back on fanpop, and all is right with the world.