Step One: Fall in love with Blake Lively.
Step Two: Watch Gossip Girl, simply because it stars Blake Lively (but also because I am stuck at home alone and feel like I have no friends, since we aren’t supposed to socialize in real life right now, and watching the show makes me feel like I have friends in whose lives I am invested and everything).
Step Three: Fall in love with Chuck Bass, the character.
Step Four: Fall slightly in love with Ed Westwick, the actor who plays Chuck Bass.
Step Five: Discover that Ed Westwick is actually British, and fall a little bit more in love with him.
Step Six: Pointedly ignore the fact that these are all people I never will meet, be it that they are either fictitious or absurdly famous – whatever the case, they are basically unreachable by me – as well as the fact that I am in love with the character people are supposed to dislike and almost hate.
Step Seven: Daydream middle school obsessively about them all, and even consider putting up posters on my wall of a tanned, slightly unshaven Ed Westwick.
Step Eight: Acknowledge that my love is absurd, determine not to be worried about it, indulge happily, and accept confidently my own silly and delightful absurdity that truly helps to pass the time well.
Step Nine: Do near-absurd levels of research of Ed Westwick interviews online, and enjoy it thoroughly.
Step Ten: Get over it all suddenly and entirely, and move on with ease, almost forgetting that it was ever even a thing, and preparing mentally for whatever shall come next in life and personal fancies. 😛
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