First fanmail success – Sam Claflin

Since you all have probably, already realised I am a major fangirl I thought I’d share some of my fangirlish experiences with you. Have I mention yet that recently I discovered the art of fanmail and how to send it?

Well now I’ll tell you a little about it.

The process is fairly simple as long as you have a valid mail address for the certain celebrity you are a fan of. As long as the celebrity isn’t massively big, it should be easy to find their fanmail address. The most comment site used is fanmail.biz and after thorough research I decided to send fanmail to Sam Claflin as he is known for possibly, actually signing them although, you can never be 100% sure.

However, I must warn you that having a celebrity signing your fanmail isn’t always guaranteed – a lot of fans receive pre-printed autographs, autopens, secretarials etc.

I took a chance and mailed him two pictures which I printed myself, at home. I mailed this with the address I found and sent a self-addressed stamped envelope inside so that he would have no trouble sending the signed pictures back to me.

Surprisingly, I received the fanmail back signed extremely quickly.

Sent on: 13th July

Received on: 5th August

I was immensely ecstatic and could not be happier! Especially since Sam Claflin was the first person I have ever sent fanmail to and it came back successful.

Sam Claflin

Insurgent Premiere

I haven’t yet written about my visit to the insurgent red carpet premiere in London so I thought it was about time.

Insurgent is the second book of the Divergent trilogy (which were absolutely amazing reads). The last book had me bawling at 5am in the morning for hours, non-stop. They were honestly worth the read. Although, pretty similar to usual YA dystopia’s.

But back to my trip … when I heard that there was going to be an Insurgent premiere in London I jumped at the idea of being there to meet cast members I adore. At that moment I instantly checked my availability for the date and almost screamed once I knew I could go. Also, I searched up all the relevant information etc.

The next step was tackling my mother, whom I thought would never let me go. But guess what? She was totally fine with it! Phew.

On the day of the premiere I was really nervous about not getting to meet them and it was my first premiere so I was utterly lost. But twitter came to my rescue! I talked to a couple of friends who were also going and they helped me out a lot. Thank God for that.

I’m not going to give you all an entire rundown of my day, only what actually happened and if I even met anyone. Thankfully yes, yes I did. Tears of joy leaked my eyes when I managed to get my Insurgent book signed by Veronica Roth (the author). And then I got a poster signed by Shailene Woodley who plays Tris (I love her!). Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to get anything signed from Theo James (plays Four/Tobias) since he was getting called from miles away all the damn time! However, I did see him and I guess that’s what really matters.

Insurgent Premiere

The funniest thing happened to me towards the end of the red carpet premiere. In comes Conor Maynard and towards my direction may I add! After frantically screaming “Connor, Connor”, the two of us posed for a picture together. Only problem: my phone doesn’t have a front camera… so I flipped it around to use the back one. And guess what? My stupid self managed to somehow cut myself out of the picture. Haha.

Nevertheless, for my first premiere I was unbelievably ecstatic and would love to go a premiere again sometimes soon. I’m thinking Mockingjay? If there is one here: in London.

Celebrity Relations

Have you ever come across that girl in HMV or Target that screamed when she saw ‘their album’? Have you ever noticed that boy look up when he heard the name ‘Eminem’ or ‘Coldplay’? Have you ever witnessed that parent that bought their kid concert tickets for their birthday?

That teenager that cried when she met Justin Bieber.

Did you frown upon her? Think her to be crazy? Foolish? Or even Stupid?

Did you ever stop to think that you could be misjudging them?

Did you ever wonder why? Or just assume things?

When they meet the celebrity they like they seem happy but have you ever read between the lines? Beneath the smiles, the singing, the hugs and the long sleeves.

You have probably heard the girls singing or blasting their artist’s album but did you ever stop to listen to the lyrics?

“Fangirls aren’t fangirls because they’re happy people. They are fangirls because their fandom is the last source of happiness they have left.”

*Fangirl

Noun   informal

A female fan, especially one who is obsessive about comics, film, music, or science fiction.

*Fandom

Is a term used to refer to a subculture composed of fans characterized by a feeling of empathy and camaraderie with others who share a common interest.

Listen to:

One Direction – Diana

A song written and made for their fans inspired by Princess Diana because of all the struggles she had been through.

“I speak a different language but I still hear your call.” – A simple line that lets the fans know that the boys are here for them.

Justin Bieber – Be Alright

A song written and made for his fans to show them that “You know that I care for you, I’ll always be there for you.”

“Bumps on the road and upside down now, I know it’s hard, babe, to sleep at night, don’t you worry…” He recently left his teenage years so he knows how hard it can be to live in this generation.

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Coldplay – Fix You

It may not be directly written for their fans but so many of them can relate.

“And the tears come streaming down your face.”

5 Seconds of Summer – Amnesia

Everyone has been through those tough times and many teenagers like to relate to an artist they like which shows that they are all human and have been through many of the same things.

Many have felt it: “I wish that I could wake up with amnesia.”

Linkin Park – Numb

It’s not only teenagers but many adults too who feel the pain.

“I’ve become so numb.”

I understand that many celebrities haven’t been the best role models all the time but they have saved more lives than anyone probably could have. I’m not saying they are perfect. Nobody is. But don’t judge the fans from what meets the eye because there is always a story behind every face.

So think twice before you judge a book by its cover.

justin i care