Seriously, this mindcrush thing is blowing my mind. I totally ganked the term too – so don’t go rushing me with praise about how accurately it describes your feelings… I can’t take the credit.
First of all, let me be crystal clear – I’m not talking about the mind crushing they do in anime or whatever cartoons you’re watching (really Urban Dictionary – get WITH IT and update your definitions). I’m talking about mindcrushes in the context that a mindcrush is when you meet someone that totally GETS IT and all of a sudden, your mind wants to have babies with that other person’s mind, even if said crush is a woman, it still wants to have her babies (thank you, Jamie, for the definition).
Okay so maybe mindcrush is the new “blogcrush”, because I’ve heard people use “blogcrush” before.
SIDE NOTE: How awesome slash nerdy is it that I’m devoting an entire post to this?
I didn’t really know there was a word for this until last week-ish. I think mindcrushing is something us bloggers do. How does that translate to real life though? Is it safe to mindcrush and then alert said mindcrush about the fact that you’re mindcrushing them? Hmm. That almost scrambled my brain – are you still with me here?
But really, now that I’ve identified a term for what I’m feeling when I read posts and comments and content created by some of the people in our little circle, it makes me wonder what the line is. Being Unfiltered and all, I don’t really ::do:: lines. I don’t like standing in them, I don’t like reading between them and I certainly don’t like walking fine ones.
What I do like? Feeling giddy like a teenager when I read good content. Reading comments that take my breath away because they are so SPOT ON. And of course reading into everything assuming it’s about me and that somewhere out there, there is someone who is drooling over my posts the way I do over theirs.
Back to the line thing (give me a break, it’s Monday), what is the line? How do you define mindcrush? Do you have one? Is it something you take past reading blogs/comments/tweets and explore offline or is it just a fun little thing you do in your brain?
Because I’m new to this and in the spirit of being “old-fashioned” I’m going to leave you all with this:
Hey mindcrush, ASK ME OUT ALREADY.