So, I got a recent anon message asking this question:
"How did you became obsessed with Susan Sarandon and/or Vera Farmiga?"
I’m not sure who this message is from but it’s a good question. I’ll be happy to explain. Dear anon…I became obsessed with Susan Sarandon the summer before I entered my Freshman year of high school. It all began when I saw Thelma & Louise and that was it. I shortly began watching all her movies over that summer, from Bull Durham to Dead Man Walking, they were all amazing. I started collecting her movies shortly after seeing them, I was visiting Ebay and Amazon at least twice a week for my Susan DVD fix. I currently have about 54 of her films, 11 pictures on my wall, and a huge collage of her photos over my bed. In my Sophomore year, my dad got me an authentic autographed picture of Susan for Christmas, that was quickly framed and graced on my collection book shelf. I became such a fan of her that I began trying to replicate her wrist tattoo with Sharpie marker, for those of you who don’t know, her tattoo stretches around her wrist and reads “AND AND” for “A New Dawn, A New Day”. My parents got really pissed whenever I would use the Sharpie on my skin, afraid I would give myself ink poisoning. When my 16th birthday came, I received a heart shaped necklace that read “A New Dawn, A New Day” from my parents. I remember opening it for the first time, and crying so hard…it meant so much to me, and now I don’t go to school or outside the house without it on. I also have a group on Facebook called “The Little Saranfans” run with me and a handful of other beautiful, articulate girls from all over the world. If I could ever say anything to Susan Sarandon it would be a simple thank you…I don’t know her personally but she has helped me through a lot of rough times (issues with family and friends). Susan had taught me to be a good person and always try to live a good life even if personal struggles get you down. I love Susan for her talent and personality, overall I am proud to be called a Saranfan.
And now we move to Vera Farmiga…this one is a little weird. So, I was around 14 when I saw Orphan for the first time and I liked it, Vera didn’t necessarily stand out to me and I just thought the movie was okay. A year later, I went to the movies to see The Conjuring. I remember coming home the night after seeing that movie and explaining to my dad that it was amazing and “the one person who stole the film was Vera Farminga” yes you heard it right, I pronounced her last name like “Farminga” (Slaps self on the head because of the information I know now). I forgot about that movie a few weeks later and moved on with my normal (not really (; ) life. About eight months later, I began to see the Mr. Sandman promo for season two of Bates Motel, a show I had never heard of. I saw the promo at least 4 times a day, and for some reason could not stop watching it. I would always ask myself who the woman playing piano was, I didn’t realize it was Vera “Farminga” , because I was so used to seeing her with brown hair. I was so interested in the promo, that I actually researched the show online, and shrugged my shoulders, forgetting about it. A few days later, the promo was being shown even more, and I was beginning to get annoyed. Finally, one morning I woke up and searched “Bates Motel Season 1, episode 1”….and that was it, I was doomed into the world of a fandom. I kept asking myself while watching the show, “Who is this beautiful, angel goddess?” referring to Norma Bates that is. When I looked at the cast, her name stood out and when I clicked on it, I saw she was from Orphan and The Conjuring…once again I was screwed, deep in the depths of the choppy fangirl waters without a life vest, the only rescue was giving into the feels. Low and behold, I went on Ebay and started collecting Vera FARMIGA’s movies and now here I am. I am obsessed with Bates Motel and Vera Farmiga mixed together.
So, there you have it anon. I am in three fandoms and proud of it. Hope you enjoy my explanation :)