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

‘Fangirl’ by Rainbow Rowell REVIEW

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When I first bought Fangirl I was absolutely thrilled to read it since I had already read two other books by Rainbow Rowell: Attachments and Eleanor & Park. These two I adored. Therefore, you can understand how delighted I was when I got my hands on a copy or Fangirl. Also, there’s the fact that when I first heard of this bestseller I thought that I’d literally be reading a book about myself.

However, Fangirl is a book derived from real life (which I expected) and therefore it isn’t a book for escape merely enjoyment.
My preferred reading is generally fiction as it provides the escape needed from real life. Consequently, after the initial beginning stage where I thought the book was headed to a great start, I felt as though the book was becoming slightly tedious. But no, that didn’t stop me from reaching the end of the book.

Instead, I ploughed my way through it and constantly thought ‘maybe I should read Simon Snow (the story constantly mentioned in Fangirl)’. But once I searched the story up and found out that it was fictional I was devastated.

There wasn’t a main, massive ‘bang’ of an event revealed through the book, which I was greatly accustomed to. Instead there were general, small events which occur through everyday life. I guess that was the plot of the book.

To summarise, if you are a dystopian loving reader (like me) you might want to give the book a go. However, I can’t guarantee your interest. But if you love the whole ‘real case’ scenario this is a book worth your time.

Goodreads link to the book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19174917-fangirl

Goodreads link to my profile: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/27118401-siredhybridxx

I rated the story 3/5 stars on Goodreads.

5sos.

(This is kind of personal, you might not understand it but here it is…)

5sos

But I stood in front of you guys today,

And I stood there staring cause I had nothing to say,

Realising I lost respect for you along the way,

I thought I’d tell you how much I love you,

And you’d reply with I love you too.

But I lost that respect along the way,

And you have no idea how hard this is to say,

You were my one and only band,

My four little helping hands-

That respect; lost along the way,

And it’s not just about the fans,

It’s about your self-respect too.

Do you know?

Those fans that listen to your music at night,

Tears streaming from their pretty little eyes,

‘I’m okay’ so nobody knew it was all lies,

Cause life is just so damn hard for them,

And it’s you they depend upon.

They see you on TV,

It makes them smile,

Knowing at least their idol – yeah you,

Has a good life.

When I heard Ashton cut,

I cried knowing how hard it is to stop,

And he said no more because of his fans,

Was that really the truth or an uncaught lie?

When votes for which member fans liked best,

And Michael had the least percentage on the test,

I was upset because I thought about him,

How hard that must be, to really see.

But then came out that picture with Michael with those 2 girls,

And you guys tried to cover it up,

But something inside some fans broke off,

Knowing this is the band they look up to…

The band they defend like no other,

The band they depend upon.

Yeah that was me,

I guess you could say it still is.

When Calum took the three back home,

Ignored the fans,

It hurt,

And another piece of their heart broke away,

Knowing this is the band they look up to.

Crumble, disintegrate, and surrender,

They counted on Luke to keep them sane,

Did you even know the girls name?

Another picture,

They didn’t know who to blame.

Tears dry up,

Look back at their Twitter page,

See their idols another time,

Justifying it by saying “you’re teenage boys.”

Turn to sleep,

Hoping for at least a week,

No repeats.

Just another song,

Happy it got released.

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