|Jamie and her Alter-Ego|
I think there are two types of fantasy: there's regular fantasy/sci-fi with witches, wizards, aliens, time travel, and things that can't actually happen. Then there's what I like to call "realistic fantasy," which includes things that are unlikely to happen. The same way it's fun to imagine having superpowers or casting magic spells, it's also fun to imagine real-life fantasies, like being an undercover pop star, landing a role on a TV show, or getting your journal turned into a bestselling book. I wanted to be an actress and singer in high school, and I'm pretty sure that if shows like Hannah Montana and Sonny with a Chance had been on back then, I would have liked them. Maybe not loved them, but liked them, the way I like Read It and Weep. I think that a lot of us enjoy living out our fantasies, whether they're actual fantasy or not. So I understand why these realistic fantasies are popular.