Monday, August 25, 2014

Fangirl, meet Fanboy

One of the things my boyfriend and I marvel at most is how many things - specifically stories - we're mutually passionate about and how they led us to meet and get to know one another.  There have been several moments where I just have to shake my head and smile at how much fun it is to appreciate stories together.  So I thought I'd share a few of those moments.

(Key: S=me, M=him)

The day after we met, he was perusing my blog...
S: Oh, I apologize in advance, there's a LOT of stuff on my blog about Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston, because I'm a huge fan of them both.
M: Well... how could you not be?

Discussing "important life questions," such as, favorite Avenger?
S: Can I choose Loki?
M: *smiles* Samara, I'm so glad you're a Loki girl rather than a Thor girl...  Deeply dynamic, understandably pained characters like Loki are precious to good stories, for them to last with you.

We were chatting with some of my family and...
M: I just love Patrick Stewart.  I met him at Comic Con last year.  Patrick Stewart is my [gestures to me] Benedict Cumberbatch.

On our first official date, we arrived at the restaurant early. So he pulls out one of his flutes and plays me "Concerning Hobbits" - from memory

During the craze of the Ice Bucket Challenge...
S: Ooh! Benedict did the Ice Bucket Challenge :) 
M: [watches] Haha - has Hiddleston done one yet?? 
S: Yes! [sends it to him] 
M: Brilliant!

He is a wonderful Trekkie, and also a huge fan of lions. The other day I find this on FB. 
M: Lion's log stardate 08271.4: I have encountered a new and intriguing life form called the Beautiful Girlfriend. My investigation may require all my attention. 

We read one of Matt's favorite books and now we're reading one of mine, Pride & Prejudice. It is completely new to him & he is "flipping loving it." Last night he was live-texting me his reaction to Darcy's proposal at Hunsford. Below are snippets of our conversation: 
M: [Sends a photo of the "In vain I have struggled…" line] Wut. :D Like, wow!!! Yes!! C:
S: Hehe, Matt are you developing a mancrush on Darcy? It's totally ok...I won't be jealous! 
M: I mean I... Well, yes, in fact I'm quite over Wickham and have put on my Team Darcy t-shirt... 
[a few minutes later] 
M: Shut. Down! 
S: Looks like someone ain't Team Darcy 
M: Not in the least... 
[a few more minutes] 
M: Oh my gosh that was the best fight I've ever read. 

These are just a few of many moments where I've been really thankful to be in a relationship with this Fanboy :) 


  1. I really hope he comes around (to my way of thinking, Lol). Darcy is my fav. ;)

  2. *speechless* I know that's not a good comment to write but... no words!