by Marve Sangalang
What is Fictophilia? It is a condition where a person have strong desires, sexual attraction, intense feelings of love towards a fictional character, similar in strength and application of those felt towards real people. This also may be considered as an addiction or a fetish, fictional characters may come from Anime characters, books, online games hero etc. Persons who experience Fictophilia are called Fictophiles. Here are some signs that point out whether you might be a Fictophile:
You use your Fictional character's name as your password. A strong admiration pushes you to use their names because you are confidently sure that you will never ever forget their name.
You know all the information about the fictional character, even the smallest detail. His/Her history, family background, clothes, favorites and character itself. You can also recognize him/her by his/her voice.
You always wrote his/her name at the back of your notebook, on walls, on armchairs, almost everywhere. You always recall his/her name as many times as you blink.
Your phone gallery is full of his/her picture. You always watch him/her (Anime), you always use him/her as your hero (online games). Even on your Facebook account, you make him/her as your display profile or use his/her name as your account name. When you and your friends are talking, you always mention his/her name.
You always talk about your fictional character crush even if your friends can’t relate. You can’t last a day without looking or talking about your fictional character crush.
You always think of him/her, you spend your time day dreaming about a person that doesn’t even, and will never ever, exist. Before you sleep you think of him/her, and when you wake up, the first thing that is in your mind is his/her face.
Lastly, your standards on chosing your partner is based on your fictional character crush appearance. You always look for a total package man/woman just like characters in a fictional book, manga or anime. You are not easily attracted to a real person anymore because your attention is focused on the fictional character.