Elenatintil started this post on the Fairy Tale Novel forums, and I was so tickled by it that I decided to post some excerpts here. Feel free to add your own in the comments boxes.
You know you're a Fairy Tale Novel fan when...
You analyze every guy by comparing him to Bear or Fish
You pretend to be Blanche and Rose when you go shopping in a thrift store. (And look at things you would never look at simply because they did)
If your friends/siblings do something that annoys you, you threaten to put their head in a box of styrofoam balls
You dye your hair black or red to match one of the Brier sisters.
You're constantly telling your friends that they remind you of Bear, Fish, Blanche or Rose (even when they don't know anything about the books)
If the name Sacra Cor makes you smile and start talking about swords and martial arts
When you consider naming a pet Bear or Fish, to the complete confusion of all around you.
When you have started reading Jane Austen and G.K. Chesterton in honour of the Brier sisters. ( I had never read anything by either until I read 'Shadow.' )
When your copy of Waking Rose is in terrible condition after only owning it a few weeks.
When you plan a trip to Steubenville in honor of Mercy College
When the only reason you even *know* about Steubenville is because of the FT novels
When bears and fish are forever linked together in your mind.
You know you're a FT fan when you hear about a friend who's going to go to the University of Pitt. and you get all excited about it!!
You think a guy is completely worthless unless he knows anything about martial arts or swords.
You're always worried about being framed with drugs showing up in your room/car/locker.
Swing-dancing is now the only kind of dancing you'll participate in. Because it's REAL dancing.
If the car behind you is still there after two turns, you know you're being followed by a hired assassin.
You never forget to turn your cell-phone off in the Metro.
You've planned your wedding to be exactly like Blanche's.
When you see something with sequins and it reminds you of Rose and Blanche's prom dresses.
And then when you notice that the sequins are coming off, you wonder if you would be able to fix them with safety pins.