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Fangirlism

1. something that you are a serious fangirl of, or that makes you have a fangirl moment; very squeesome. 2. The act of being a fangirl. 3. a fangirl moment.

Urban Dictionary

This is a blog devoted to fangirly musings. Though we mostly post about games and books, we’re interested in a lot of things, so our topics tend to meander all over the place.

We aren’t fangirls in the derogatory sense (“a female fan, obsessed with something (or someone) to a frightening or sickening degree. Often considered ditzy, annoying and shallow.” – Urban Dictionary); we believe that this other definition that Urban Dictionary provides is more suitable: “less extreme, a female fan who can laugh at their own passion for their particular interest (or even obsession).”

Yes, we know that getting too obsessive about any fandom is dangerous. And yes, we’re aware that a lot of the guys we find to be attractive are fictional. It’s all in good fun.

The Head Fangirl

Elrica Gosiengfiao (El)

El is a writer/editor by day and gamer/bookworm by night. She probably should have become a designer working in Japan since she has a degree in Information Design and a minor degree in Japanese Studies, but . She has been described by her significant other as “blunt as a baseball bat with bent nails” because of her brutally honest nature. She dislikes vices such as drinking and smoking; the only real vices she succumbs to are procrastination and squeeing.

El is interested in a lot of things, including  video games, the realms of fantasy and fiction, art and art history, folkore, anime, manga and comics, and the internet. The things that take up most of her free time as of late are mobile games, the Internet, and work.

You can also find El hanging out at:

The Contributing Fangirls

Isa Lacuna Fangirlisms avatarIsa Lacuna

Isa is a slave of commercialism and money, currently juggling a full time and a part time job to satisfy her desire for things. She and El graduated with the same degree in Information Design, and were classmates in a lot of their majors. She plans to go back to school to take up a Master’s degree in Literary and Cultural Studies, but shopping and other temptations prove to forestall all efforts in that direction.

When she asked El to describe her, all she got was “talkative.” Which was then revised to “Isa can keep talking like a highway bus with no brakes.” Suffice to say, Isa has a lot to say about many things.

Isa’s interests are spawned mainly by her love of narratives, good, bad or ugly, so she meanders anywhere a good story can be had. Things that take up most of her time right now are her PS3, ogling strangers, and battling the melodrama of everyday life.

You can also find Isa hanging out at:

Khryss Miguel

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Khryss is a baker and shop owner, moonlighting as a writer.

The phrase “small, but terrible” probably aptly describes her. But despite her petite stature, her friends have learned early on not to mess with her.

Khryss graduated with a major in Philosophy, which gives her a broader perspective on things, but can also be a double-edged sword. She over-analyzes the movies, shows, books, comic books, manga and anime she reads and watches at times.

Khryss used to work as a full-time web content writer, but she gave up working in the corporate world to start her own business. She’s now managing her own café and diner, while also serving as its in-house baker.

For a long time, Khryss hated being called a “fangirl.” But what else would you call her when she obsesses over everything that interests her?

You can also find Khryss hanging out at:

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Karen de Castro (Kaye)

In her perfect world, Kaye would be a chef by day, theater actress extraordinaire by night. In reality, Kaye is a former entertainment news writer who has shifted back to being the slave of money. She is currently working as a marketing copywriter in order to support her wanderlust and fund her chocolate truffle business. She and El are workmates, lunch buddies, and according to their workmates, “SoulmatesRelativesHousematesTwinsiesSingleEntity.”

According to her college friend, she is good at “putting [her] English major-trained way with words to good use” (translation: she’s very blunt and unapologetic). When she is not writing, Facebook stalking, or cooking / munching on delicious food, you will find her singing her lungs out to showtunes, practicing boxing and Muay Thai, or being a couch potato in front of her laptop while catching up on her TV series. Or you won’t find her – she’d be off to some place, and you’ll find out about her travels when she posts the photos once she gets back.

You can also find her hanging out at:

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