In Q & A, a weekly feature of Fantastic Fangirls, we ask our staff to tackle a simple question — then open the floor to comments.
What is a favorite reaction gif?
I couldn’t pick just one…
After this episode aired I went on a gif-hunt because I NEEDED it:
The best thing about reaction gifs is their ability to capture succinctly an emotion that’s hard to convey in words. If I were to describe this gif, it would be something like, “Gesturing halfheartedly to indicate that you’re about to interrupt and protest and/or correct something that’s being said, then quickly realizing that whatever you were going to say isn’t really going to do any good, at which point you reluctantly resign yourself to silence.” But isn’t it much more efficient, and effective, to watch Nathan Fillion doing exactly that? Reaction gifs are an ingenious method of integrating body language into internet communication, and this gif proves that beautifully.
Pretty much every time I visit a fellow cat-owner’s house:
So what about you? What is a favorite reaction gif?