You Know You’re Addicted To The Phantom Of The Opera When…
DISCLAIMER: I wrote some of these, but the majority of them were written by the folks at phantomoftheopera.com. link
…When every single story your teacher asks you to write turns into a Phantom fic.
…When even your friends' friends know about your obsession and warn THEIR friends not to ask if Phantom's a musical or an opera.
…When you print out drawings of Leroux Erik by yourself and some of your favorite artists on DA, cut them out so you get a paper doll, and put them in a book, and carry them everywhere you go, and you speak to them when you are alone.
…Same thing with a Barbie doll who survived a nose operation and was painted in yellow by you.
…When you get bored and decide to make a POTO ringtone with your phone's voice recorder.
...And said ringtone is Michael Crawford's evil laughter at the end of the All I Ask of You Reprise.
…You and your friend make Michael Crawford T-shrits and plan to wear them to school on January 19th (his birthday).
…You frame the playbill from your first time.
…You’re blasting metal at top volume on your iPod and suddenly drop everything (literally) because you think you saw someone mouth the word Phantom.
…Your teacher gives you a paper plate for cookies at a class Christmas party and you can't stop twitching until you borrow your friend's exacto knife and cut it into Erik's mask. And wear it proudly for the rest of the day.
…You make all of the characters from POTO on the Sims and even design a house for Erik with a coffin for a bed and a "torture-chamber."
…Whenever you see someone sitting next you that you are not personally acquainted with, you doodle the mask logo on a piece of scratch paper in hopes that if they just happen to be a phan, they will see that you are one as well.
…All you can think of are different ways to seduce Michael Crawford.
…You are constantly thinking up theories on how Michael Crawford could somehow visit your house.
…All of the aforementioned theories end in...intimacies between yourself and Michael Crawford.
…You see a license plate with the letters "PMC," and the first thing you think of is "Phantom - Michael Crawford."
…You write sentences for your vocabulary homework, and all the sentences have to do with POTO.
…You carry a battered copy of Leroux's novel with you everywhere and try to get anyone and everyone to read it.
…Religious nuts ask you WWJD? You immediately reply with well.....WWED?
…You draw a tiny mask with ketchup on your cheeseburger, and mustard for yellow eyes.
…You have an oh so wonderful phantom desktop that you tend to stare at for at least ten minutes before actually doing anything on the computer, usually forgetting the original purpose you had opening the thing in the first place.
…You're looking at this list and saying "I've done that and that and..."
...You buy a lighter at a gas station even though you'd never use it except to light candles, just because it has a scorpion on it and you thought "OMG! Like the scorpion and the grasshopper!"
...You've seen it 643 times, kept count and are still counting despite the fact you want to blow your brains out every time Emmy sings.
…Or if you’re JustHuddy, when Patrick Wilson sings (see above).
…You are irrationally afraid of grasshoppers, but spiders and scorpions don't frighten you a bit.
...You paint your nails black (or red) with little white half masks.
...You read the Leroux novel twice a week and try to memorize it!
...You plan on playing "Think of Me" on your flute for a solo festival coming up.
...For your art project you make a sculpture of The Paris Opera house.
...You don't speak but you make distinctive hand motions on Lon Chaney's birthday.
...Your favorite Greek god is Apollo
...You sunbathe while wearing a half-mask so you'll have a Phantom tanline.
...When you hear something that sounds VERY vaguely like Phantom and all of a sudden you're like "WHAT?! PHANTOM WHAT?!"