Fandom forensics is when a fangirl (or fanboy) goes into detail mode to solve a mystery. What happened?! When?! Who did it?! Who was there?! Did the tie have a tie clip?! If so, whose was it?!
Take the recent photo of Richard Armitage sitting on a park bench with you know who. (Do I have to say who? Seriously? You know who it is. :D) This photo is being examined for all sorts of information. Was it Photoshopped? Were the flowers really in bloom on Sunday? Whose backpack is that next to Richard? And if it’s his, what does it mean?
I hope none of you mind that I get tickled when I see this mode. As long as no one gets upset if others disagree with their conclusions about a particular item, what harm can some forensics do? Forense (is that a word?) to your heart’s content. Yes, I know it’s not a word. This comment is for the anal Richard Armitage fans of whom I happen to be one at times. Not right now, but if the right picture comes along, I can certainly go into this mode. See here for proof I can do this. :D