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Nerdfighter Potterhead it is!

This is what my previous blog post was actually supposed to be about.

(I got waaaay distracted when it occured to me that I possibly wasn’t being faithful to Harry Potter but I understand that it wasn’t so)

I MET A NEW NERDFIGHTER POTTERHEAD (We’ll get to the “Nerdfighter Potterhead or Potterhead Nerdfighter?” thing in a moment or I’ll again just go off track) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suddenly I’m meeting so many of them and it is amazing!
Believe me, I love it!

And the best part about meeting this one was the fact that we got to talk for like 3 hours straight!
We were awake till around 2.30 at night simply talking about tumblr stuff and John and Hank and Dan and Phil and Fandoms (she also told me about a few interesting things that I was unaware of before I met her *cough* Phandom and shipping “Phan” *cough*) and twitter and her favourite bands and just about everything under the sun that we never go out in.

It was just awesome! Like an unplanned mini- sleepover.
And I think I’ve met enough of them now to stop whining about how there aren’t any Potterheads and/or Nerdfighters around my place of inhabitation.

In fact, I think that is the reason I moved on from that to questioning wondering about the kind of people they actually are. I always thought that Potterheads would be these really really brilliant people who could do nothing to displease me.
I’m not saying they aren’t brilliant, especially not my Petites Potterheads- they are the most adorable people ever. But over time I realized that they are just that, people.
They make mistakes, sometimes they do things I don’t necessarily approve of, and we don’t agree on all the things all the time.
(I think at this point you should know that the new Nerdfighter Potterhead wasn’t the only one who read Paper Towns that night, I reread a huge part of it too- thus the talks of misimagining people)
This now happened because I know quite a few of them, earlier I didn’t.
I’m glad I’m learning stuff like this.

And of course, I am thankful to the Harry Potter fandom for being the gateway to this world and then Nerdfighteria to show me how far I’ve actually come.

Sometimes I wish I was a bit different or that I could change a few things about myself, but looking at the bigger picture I really wouldn’t want to have it any other way!

Nerdfighter Potterhead or Potterhead Nerdfighter?

It doesn’t matter.
Its like “Gif” or “Gif” (I love it how most of you will pronounce it in two different ways).
But because I’m not John Green who wouldn’t tell his preference or, alternately, his feelings about some book endings I could mention (but really, let’s not get into that), I’ll tell you what I would choose and why.

Nerdfighter Potterhead
Because: According to me, Potterheads is what people are, Nerdfighters is what they do or become.

Nerdfighter is like the adjective that qualifies the noun “Potterhead”.
It is an added quality. It tells us more about a Potterhead when we say he (or she, if you please) is also a Nerdfighter.

That’s all.

Best Wishes 😀

P.S. If you are reading this, new Nerdfighter Potterhead- I just want to tell you that I really enjoyed the other day and you should totally come over to my place sometime (well, we never bothered with the “Hellos” and “See you laters”, did we?)

Since when did Nerdfighter start preceding Potterhead?

I spent the last 24 hours at my aunt’s place. I was “visiting” (I associate that word only to Jane Austen novels, or perhaps to the dentist).

First I was a bit apprehensive of going because it’d be the first time I was visiting (the word again) and I didn’t want to intrude. Not to mention my own awkwardness.

But somehow my aunt and mum together convinced me to go (come in case of aunt, of course).

And my aunt also mentioned in the passing of this girl two years younger to me (but in the vast scheme of things, my age) who read a lot and would be “visiting” too.

So that helped, sort of. I thought that at the very least I’d get to know a person who read books completely different from my kind and someone who probably didn’t know the meaning of ‘fangirling’ but at least she read and therefore I could maybe get a few recommendations out of her. Or (and this was just the hope talking because, really, what are the odds?) she’d be this awesome fangirl who spent every waking moment on Tumblr and had read just about everything (Everything being Harry Potter, The Fault In Our Stars, The Hunger Games, Divergent Trilogy, Percy Jackson series).


Now, I know lightning doesn’t strike twice… and I know it doesn’t strike twice in a good way either, but this’d be like the 4th or 5th time it struck for me (in a good way).

The beginning of it all didn’t seem very promising, I’ll be honest.

After dinner she took out a book from her bag and I didn’t even let her settle down before I exclaimed “Paper Towns!! I’ve read that book and it’s awesome!!!” (Excuse the exclamation marks, but I did say ‘exclaimed’)

Her face lit up like a Christmas tree (okay no, no, bad metaphor! Never saying that again- it is NOT funny).

Then I asked if she had read TFiOS, she said yes.

Then I asked her if she was a Nerdfighter, she said yes again. But then I thought I should clarify what I meant.

So I asked, “Like, are you a fan of YouTube John Green?” Yes I did call him that. “YouTube John Green”. Don’t ask me why.

Then somehow we moved on to Dan and Phil (she is a huge fan, she likes them more than she likes the vlogbrothers). She does have a tumblr where she does spend every waking moment.

Her twitter and tumblr are called something which is a cross reference from Percy Jackson and Divergent (I’m not sure if she’d want me to tell you what it is) so then I knew that she had read those too.

We then talked about a lot of other stuff and almost on second thoughts I asked, “You’ve read Harry Potter too, right?”

And she said “Obviously!”


Now this could be interpreted in two ways.

The First way:

We took it for granted that when a person has read all those other books, she has most obviously read Harry Potter. It is illegal not to have.

And this shows how Harry Potter is a legendary thing, something that can never be replaced.

The Second way (AKA The Way I Saw It):

For a huge part of what would be considered our first impressions (the part where I really started liking her, and I hope the feeling was mutual, and I mean it in the most platonic way, stop sniggering! This is sirius) the words “Harry Potter” weren’t uttered. The fact that she was a Nerdfighter was enough for me. Does that mean I don’t care about Harry Potter now?
I was so ashamed of myself when I noticed the lack of Harry Potter references in our chat. Even after I had asked her, we still talked about other stuff more than we did about Harry Potter.

(She is also a fan of BBC Sherlock among other things 😀 )

I really hate that. No offence to John, of course I love him and everything- but how could we not have discussed Harry Potter? I mean really?!?!? (As I use the interrobang too, I think to myself “Ha! Mine and John’s favorite punctuation”)

I lightly said that to her too, “If not for John Green, we’d be having this conversation about Harry Potter” and I meant it very lightly too. Only later did I fully comprehend the implications of that one sentence.

I’m torn. I really love John and I love all my other fandoms. And everyone in them, but somehow I feel like I’m not being faithful to Harry Potter and JKR!

It was the gateway fandom: how could I not start the conversation from there?
But then again, now that I think of it, we wouldn’t even have had the conversation if she wasn’t reading Paper Towns, a book that I love. So it was all for the best.

And anyway, I’m always gonna call her a Potterhead Nerdfighter even if she likes 394 other things.


P.S. I mentioned that this was the fourth or fifth time that it happened to me (this randomly meeting a Potterhead thing). I’ve mentioned two other times here (the beginning of it all) and here.


P.P.S. I’ve written a blog post (a pretty long one) two weeks ago but I haven’t posted it yet, because I have to edit it. Please hope for my sake that I do it soon. It’s about books, in case you want to decide whether or not you should hope and pray. 



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