Name of the Fangirl: Delaney
Fangirl’s School Grade: Fourth Grade
What is her fangirl interest?
Warriors (Book Series), Star Wars, Star Trek (The Original Series), Spider-Man (virtually all the animated series, especially The Spectacular Spider-Man), Batman the Animated Series, Justice League the Animated Series, Harry Potter (Film Series), Kim Possible shows and movies
Why did you decide to shine the spotlight on this fangirl?
Delaney is amazing. It’s a joy to be able to share these stories and characters (except for the Warriors book series — she got that one on her own). She really gets into the stories and cares deeply about the characters. It is not uncommon for her to gasp, cry, and even yell at the screen (actual Delaney quote while watching a Star Trek episode, “No, Spocky! Don’t go in there!”); squeezing my hand all the while.
How does this fangirl express her fandom?
Not only is Delaney a fan of these characters and series, but she also takes their lessons to heart. For example, she loves Spider-Man’s sense of humor and sense of responsibility and tries to emulate Hawkgirl’s incredible reservoir of inner strength. Also, Batman’s serious appearance but quick, clever thinking and deadpan humor.
And when she likes something, she goes all the way. I got her the Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi Radio Dramas for her MP3 player. She listens to them virtually every night while going to bed and every morning when she wakes up.
What is her favorite quote or personal motto?
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
What is her favorite fangirl item that she cannot live without?