You couldn’t help it. Somewhere between binge watching the first season of U.K. series Sherlock and The Hobbit, you wound up falling for Benedict Cumberbatch and his deep, soothing voice. For his variety of facial expressions. For his ability to appear suave and debonair even with blond hair.
In short, you became a Cumberbitch.
In honour of his birthday, we thought it only appropriate to round up a few of the signs that you too have fallen under this Brit’s spell.
You didn’t know what a hobbit was until Benny signed on as Smaug
Then you saw it in theatres—twice—but kept your eyes shut because all you cared about was hearing his voice.
You keep taking the same online Mensa test
You know, in order to prove you COULD actually be Sherlock’s wife
But when news broke that he was getting married…
…you, along with lots of other Cumberbabes, were actually happy for him.
You even kept a momento of the announcement
This is in a frame by your bed, natch.
There is, and always will be, only one Khan
Especially after seeing those behind-the-scenes dance moves.
You own the monkey in this video
It was your first purchase after Comic-Con.
You now refer to your cheekbone as your zygoma
You’ve obviously joined the official Cumberbitches Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter pages
You post to them religiously in between marathoning To The Ends of the Earth and Parade’s End.
After seeing this, you decided blonds might be your thing after all
You also really, really wanted tea.
This is your typical Friday night
Making and searching otter gifs that showcase your true love.
You have THAT copy of high life
Which you totally got for one shot in particular…
Any future dude you date has to have “the hair scratch” down pat
And lastly, you’ve experienced the Six Stages of Becoming a Cumberbitch (watch out, cursing ahead!):
Yup…welcome to the club.