the_prodigal: Lurking in the dark (Till)
I have a very good friend who has thought of a system for signifying the degree of interest one might have in a fandom character.

I find it very helpful for monitoring whether an interest is getting out of hand. You know of the Defense Condition system in the American military. It's a scale of 1 to 5, where 5 means the country is at war. At least - that's how it's depicted in movies. I got my facts from a talking tree... WHAT?? What's wrong with that?

Imagine a similar system for squeeness. My friend has described it thus - the bottom level is the no-danger zone, the top is red alert!

Unhealthy Fixation
Pornification
Keen Interest
Acknowledgement
Observation

Perhaps I should clarify the term 'pornification.' Basically, it means 'turned on-ness.' If you're pornified it means you are, for instance, in the mood to either write or read pornographic fanfic involving the character - or to watch vids, manips, or the like that are sexually angled. A really hot fanfic or fanvid may pornify you.

What you have to watch out for, as you move from the lower to the upper levels in this hierarchy - going from "Oh, well, there's a guy on the screen. He's not bad-looking, I suppose" to "He's quite attractive imo" to "Heeeyyy" to "Grrrrrrrrrrr!" - is that you don't end up in the Unhealthy Fixation. It is quite an obsessive state to be in, and no good for you. Believe me: both my friend and I speak from experience ;)

Right now my stat is: 4 = Pornification = "Grrrrrrrrrrr!" regarding Danny Archer. This means I'm dangerously close to becoming creepy. It's a teetering balance, but if the status quo can be preserved, it's actually delightful.

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