So, three weeks into the RA Challenge ♡, we come to an essential topic. The level of fandom. From secret admirer to full-on obsession. Hm, it’s all relative, isn’t it? I am certainly not a secret admirer (this blog being the case in point), but where does obsession start?
So, to explore the scale of my interest in my favourite actor, imagine RA was a storm
which is kind of fitting, I think, where on the Beaufort scale would he be for me? He certainly doesn’t leave me calm (Beaufort 0), and I think he is much more than a gentle breeze (Beaufort 3). I may have been in a hurricane (Beaufort 12) when this whole natural disaster struck four or five years ago. But the waters half calmed a little bit since then. Or maybe I am better prepared for the storm at this point? In any case, I would rate him a strong gale (Beaufort 9) – quite a substantial force, with the potential to ruffle more than just a few leaves. Occasionally leaves damage, but still mostly containable.
So translated into less metaphorical language: I don’t think I am full-on obsessed.
As if *I* could evaluate that… I am definitely not un-stirred by him, and I take more than a passing interest in his career and him as a person. But I harbour no illusions. I consider myself at the upper end of the happy medium, kind of two-thirds there. With a willingness to invest more in my hobby than cinema tickets and DVDs or pirated TV downloads, but attendance at premieres and airfares further afield. And like every addict, I know I could stop *at any time*. Yeah, right…
What about you? Does the Beaufort scale work for you, too?