This is the (rather overdue) follow-up to The Painful Paradox of Being a 250-Pound Fangirl in a $250 Photo Op. I meant to write this a couple weeks ago, but then the cast of Supernatural had to go and announce the show’s imminent ending, so obviously I had to react to and write about that first. I had just searched and saved the screencap at the top of this post a mere two hours before J2M’s infamous announcement video was posted to Instagram and Twitter. And I’m sure I haven’t said everything I want to say about Supernatural ending, but that’s another post for another day.
Today, I’m talking about praise—specifically, my complete inability to accept praise and internalize it as a reason to feel pride, joy, and satisfaction. Instead, I simply say a flat, insincere “thank you” and then tune it right out as if it never happened.