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It's been so, so long since I've done a meme... 
28th-Aug-2012 05:34 pm
Psych (Prince Pun!)
Many wonderful people on my friends list are doing this, and I am a sheep. Pick a number from the list and I'll answer it in the comments.

1 - Your current OTP
2 - A pairing you initially didn’t consider but someone changed your mind
3 - A pairing you have never liked and probably never will
4 - A pairing you wish you liked but just can’t
5 - Have you added anything stupid/cracky/hilarious to your fandom, if so, what
6 - What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom
7 - Do you remember your first OTP, if so who was in it
8 - Do you prefer characters from real action series or anime series
9 - Has the internet caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why
10 - Name a fandom you didn’t care/think about until you saw it all over tumblr/LJ/DW
11 - How do you feel about the other people in your current fandom
12 - Your favorite fanartist/author gives you one request, what do you ask for
13 - Your favorite fanart or fanartist
14 - Your favorite fanfiction or fanauthor
15 - Choose a song at random, which OTP does it remind you of
16 - Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas)
17 - A ship you’ve abandoned and why
18 - A pairing you ship that you don’t think anyone else ships
19 - Show us an example of your personal headcanon
20 - Do you remember what your first fanwork was?
21 - Self-rec: What's your favorite fanwork you've created?
22 - Are you one of those fans who can’t watch anything without shipping
23 - 5 favorite characters from 5 different fandoms
24 - 3 OTPs from 3 different fandoms
25 - A fandom you’re in but have no ships from
26 - Just ramble about something fan-related, go go go

This entry was posted on both LJ and DW. This post has comment count unavailable DW comments, \o/
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28th-Aug-2012 08:40 am (UTC)
To be honest, I kind of OTP in only one fandom, and even then not conventionally.

But! Paramount, there is Life on Mars's Sam/Gene, which I'm sure shocks everyone who's had a passing glance at this journal. Merlin/Arthur in Merlin are a couple I somehow vehemently ship to the exclusion of most others. And John/Aeryn in Farscape (though, on rewatch, I seem to also be shipping John/D'Argo. Which surprises me.)

Edited at 2012-08-28 08:40 am (UTC)
28th-Aug-2012 09:48 am (UTC)
I'd be interested in your answer to number 9???
28th-Aug-2012 09:59 am (UTC)
Hmmm. Pre-emptively, the majority of Supernatural fandom made it easy not to doubt my decision to avoid the show like the plague. I know a few lovely SPN fans, but there are some people in that fandom who scare the crap out of me. I fell out of love with Harry Potter because I spent way too much time analysing the books on www.cosforums.com. That wasn't other people so much as myself, though.

I'm really one of those people who tends to enjoy fannish exuberance even if I don't share it. If I don't like a fannish climate, I simply avoid it. I'm fannish about plenty of shows I'm not actually in the fandom for. So, I would say there hasn't been an instance of me being in a fandom and then finding that fandom affect my enjoyment of the fannish source.
28th-Aug-2012 12:16 pm (UTC)
Number 5, please! :)
28th-Aug-2012 12:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, man. :D

So, back in my Harry Potter days, I helped popularise the idea of Snape wearing fuzzy bat slippers within a small faction of the forums I used to frequent.

There's Sam/Mobile in Life on Mars, of course. Which will forever be my true OTP for the fandom. Sam as a serial killer is a kind of crack, though written seriously. I'd like to think I've unduly influenced Life on Mars fandom in lots of little ways, though not all of them stupid, cracktacular or hilarious. I'd kind of always hoped more people would write stories about a Borrower-sized Gene, but alas, I was the only one.
28th-Aug-2012 02:36 pm (UTC)
Ooh, #23!
28th-Aug-2012 02:53 pm (UTC)
Life on Mars: Sam Tyler.
Farscape: D'Argo. Do not get me wrong, I LOVE everyone else too, but D'Argo somehow sneaked past my defences and became my most favourite.
Merlin: Arthur. With Merlin as a very close second. I just seem to find Arthur's brand of idiocy endearing.
Teen Wolf: Stiles
Futurama Philip J. Fry. It's that endearing idiocy thing again. :D
28th-Aug-2012 04:01 pm (UTC)
D'ARGO! I had the same response to him.
30th-Aug-2012 02:34 am (UTC)
D'Argo is.... GUH. What an awesome big, powerful, sensitive darling.
28th-Aug-2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
30th-Aug-2012 09:39 am (UTC)
Fannishness in general is what I'd like to ramble about, I think. I love fans being fannish! Even if I don't care about what they're talking about, I love seeing the exuberance and joy expressed by fans at the peak of their love. As long as people aren't spamming communities, I tend to be sitting here just as gleeful. I'm a firm believer in fandom's main purpose being fun. And while I'm very much into social justice and don't love unquestioning adoration of problematic texts, I mostly don't want to drag myself or others down with going overboard in those issues. If I find something objectionable in that way, I think it's better to step away.
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30th-Aug-2012 08:07 am (UTC)
This is terribly vain, but it's actually a scene in one of my own fics I'd love to see. It would have to be digital art, I think. I don't know if you've read Palimpsest but there's a scene where all the overlapping times come together and Sam sees echoes of himself trailing a second or two before or after him. I always imagined the scene from the side, with the echoes as being pale/translucent/green-tinged versions of Sam, a couple overlapped by him, with one or two wearing different clothes because he wasn't going to follow 'the script' on those occasions. Alas, there weren't many fanartists when I wrote Palimpsest, and no one's offered commissions. :/
29th-Aug-2012 03:55 am (UTC)
Because you love song titles, 15!
30th-Aug-2012 09:25 am (UTC)
Hee! Song lyric/song title titles are definitely my thing, but I promise they always have relevance. I have done this 2 ways.

1. Shuffled my music playlist: OK Go's Needing/Getting - Fatalistic Sam/Gene from Life on Mars, has to be ;) (But there ain't much that's dumber. There ain't much that's dumber. Than pinning your hopes on a change in another.)

2. Deliberately picked one: Robyn's Indestructible - Tony/Bruce for The Avengers. Not that they're my OTP, but they are other people's! ( I'm gonna love you like I've never been hurt before. I'm gonna love you like I'm indestructible. Your love is ultra magnetic and it's taking over.)

Edited at 2012-08-30 09:26 am (UTC)
30th-Aug-2012 02:33 am (UTC)
Give me #21, Loz!
30th-Aug-2012 09:30 am (UTC)
Ooh. I have a few that are near and dear to my heart. I still don't think I've written anything as close to what I wanted since Palimpsest. I actually really enjoy my latest long form fic I Intend to be Independently Blue in Teen Wolf fandom. And Changes was my wish-fulfillment porn.

So. I tend to like my longer fics that do what I want them to do :D
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