Tom Hiddleston, Alica Mckenna Johnson

Photo by Michelle Wright

We all have to-do lists. Lists of chores, errands, projects, phones calls—it goes on and on and on, until we want to crawl into bed and cry. But I have two to-do lists: the crappy one, and the one I wish I could devote all my time to. My Geek Girl To-Do List.

First there are books—books in series that I am in the middle of and addicted to. Books in series that I haven’t started yet. Classics that every good fantasy/ sci-fi fangirl has at least tried to read, and of course the books I loved enough I want to re-read them.


This alone can take a lifetime, but I’m not done yet, because as a dedicated fangirl there is more on my list.
I have several actors and actresses whose shows I love and whose characters I love, and this means I must watch everything they have ever been in. I know you understand the need to obsessively, um, support their career.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Alica Mckenna Johnson

Photo by honeyfitz

And of course there are writers and directors whose long list of works I need to watch. I mean if they can turn me into a squealing fangirl for one show, I must check out the others. I might be missing something brilliant!

And as all good fans must know, there are shows and movies I need to re-watch. I mean, come on, what kind of a fangirl can’t quote and act out her favorite lines? And to do that takes dedication and repeatedly watching movies and shows over and over again.

Firefly cast, Alica Mckenna Johnson

Photo by Gage Skidmore

I also must watch the newest trailers so I can prepare emotionally for the new awesomeness that people are creating and offering up to us, their loyal followers.

It’s a lot of work, and commitment goes along with being a fan, and so far I have avoided gaming (I don’t have the time but I hope to start someday), and I don’t make videos or make fun witty photos.

How much time do you dedicate to your fandoms?