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28 December 2010 @ 03:00 pm
Fandom of the year 2010...  

Your main fandom of the year: As a whole I'm going to have to say Supernatural because let's face it, I have been posting about it constantly, both the good, the bad and the ugly. Plus I've been to conventions for that particular fandom (and only conventions featuring that fandom), so I'd say it qualifies in the category. Following pretty damn close behind as my main fandom would definitely has to be Caprica, or anything BSG-related for that matter. ;)

Your favourite film watched this year? Definitely a tie between Inception and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. ♥

Your favourite book read this year? Umm, I don't know? Haha wow, that's kind of sad...

Your favourite album or song to listen to this year? Selena Gomez's new album, "A Year Without Rain" It has been on repeat like, whoa. As for song I'm gonna have to go with "Take It Off" by KESHA.

Your favourite TV show of the year? Caprica because hello, how can I not love that show? Also Nikita is becoming another fast favorite since it premiered, and Warehouse 13 because it is my fun happy-making show and I love it so much.

Your best new fandom discovery of the year? Nikita as mentioned, since there's hardly enough ass-kicking leading females on television these days and we gotta be representin' the kickass womens. Haven is another new fandom that I discovered this summer on Syfy, I am also kinda in love with it. Others that I have tried and haved liked are: Pretty Little Liars which honestly surprised me in a good way, so addictive. The Vampire Diaries, since I now understand what all the hype is about, and I'm glad I'm finally in the loop. V as well, as I mostly watched that for Morena Baccarin, but it really is a good show in and of itself. Sherlock really surprised me too. I didn't expect to be that interested but hey, I love me some mysteries and the way they do a modern-day Sherlock is kind of fantastic.

Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year? Supernatural. If you've been following me most of the year you know this isn't much of a shocking revelation to hear. It's just been one disappointment after another, and it's gotten to the point where I'm feeling more frustrated than I am interested with the show these days. So I've been gradually distancing myself from the fandom in general. I'm still keeping certain things of relevance close, like the Castiel, Dean/Castiel and Misha Collins parts of fandom, obviously, along with all the lovely people I've met through this fandom, but otherwise this show is going on the backburner.

It's been said before from others, which I agree, that Supernatural is now that Bad Boyfriend type of show where you want to leave because you're unhappy, but it tries to make-up with you by playing nice so you stay, only to abuse you yet again. It's an unhealthy cycle, you see.

Your TV boyfriend of the year?

Castiel (Supernatural) and Sam Adama (Caprica)



Your TV girlfriend of the year?

Claudia Donovan
(Warehouse 13)




Your biggest squee moment of the year? Misha Collins recognizing me at LACon earlier this year and at Chicago Con. ♥ Getting to meet the fabulous Mark Sheppard and getting to geek out over Cylons. Hugging Richard Speight (three times) and Matt Cohen. Saying "you're fucking awesome" to Marksha, along with hugging him. Meeting Amber Benson at her book signing. TRICIA HELFER and KATEE SACKHOFF answering the comment I made during their live streaming video chat they did! \O/\O/\O/ Meeting the most fantastically amazing people at conventions...

....Seriously, when did my life become filled with exciting things? I don't even know.

The most missed of your old fandoms? Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Loved the show, loved the fandom, just love. Of course, now with the blasphemous news of the reboot movie it's spawned more activity from fans than ever before. I think that's a good sign, yeah? ;D I'm also missing the Battlestar Galactica side of fandom, because it seemed that after the series finale there's like NOBODY active anymore. They've all dispersed and it's just....strange. idk I miss being able to theorize and converse about who is the Final Cylon and all of that good stuff. Now it's all cynicism and that's just not cute. -__-

The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to? Misfits. I've been hearing about it everywhere and I'm vaguely curious as to how it is.


I'm currently playing with my new Christmas toys. Also I've been kind of shopping the after-Christmas sales and I bought myself the Dollhouse S2 DVD because hey, uber cheapo, how could I resist that? Plus it has the Epitaphs comic inside, which is pretty nifty. \O/

Now I'm off to watch the final episodes of Caprica, be prepared for some squeeing ahead.....
 
 
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Kevin Jonesmulder200 on December 28th, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
I just love your TV boyfriends. You have the same taste as me!

Supernatural. If you've been following me most of the year you know this isn't much of a shocking revelation to hear. It's just been one disappointment after another, and it's gotten to the point where I'm feeling more frustrated than I am interested with the show these days.

So much yes to this! TBH, I just look at pics and read reviews and I love the fan fiction but other than that, nada.
Renée: Misha Collins. IDEK.rogueslayer452 on December 29th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
I just couldn't resist. Rawwwrrrr. ;)

Yeah, and you already know the reasons why I feel the way I do. Which being the optimistic (yet opinionated) person that I am, it's definitely a huge disappointment how the show has taken its direction from where it started out and where it had been going. I'm still sticking around online fandom, obviously. I wouldn't dare leave with all the awesome people, and besides fanon is way better canon these days anyway. ;) But yeah, the show it's kind of like hit or sink at this point and mostly it's just been sinking...

Edited at 2010-12-29 01:36 am (UTC)
Nicole Anell: warehouse 13 - claudianicole_anell on December 28th, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
Claaaaudia! <3
Renée: Kahlan. Smile.rogueslayer452 on December 29th, 2010 01:31 am (UTC)
LOVE HER SO MUCH! :D :D :D SHE FILLS ME WITH SO MUCH GLEE IT'S LIKE, OMGSMISH! ♥
Jenni: bsg ○ karaonlyechoes on December 29th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
I totally agree with you about Supernatural. Well, I haven't even watched the show since the beginning of the season and I'm not really involved in fandom anymore, but I do miss the good times I had there, still love the cast etc.

KATEE AND TRICIA ANSWERING YOUR COMMENT WAS THE MOST AWESOME THING EVER. A fact.
Renée: Cylons. By your command!rogueslayer452 on December 29th, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
It's disappointing, really. It had something going for it, a strong mythological arc that could have ended on a high note, but somewhere down the line it just went all pfffft. Now it's just hanging by a thread. I do love the cast though, they seem genuinely happy for all the support they get, which leaves me feeling somewhat bad at times because I love them, just not the direction the show has been taking, this season in particular. Just not feeling the love over it, aside from a few aspects that I still am sticking around for. But I'm not holding high hopes for anything.

OMG YES IT WAS. IT WAS LIKE GOD WAS ANSWERING MY PRAYERS. I FELT SO FUCKING GIDDY AND FANGIRLISH TO THE POINT OF EXPLODING WITH JOY (AND SRSLY, IMAGINE ME GETTING TO MEET THESE TWO LOVELY LADIES AT SOME POINT, I MIGHT HAVE A HEART ATTACK OR SOMETHING) *_____*

Edited at 2010-12-29 12:53 am (UTC)
icecoldrain: Christmas - Misha Collinsicecoldrain on December 29th, 2010 12:08 am (UTC)
Oh Sam Adama, I will miss you on my TV screen. Please be on another show.

Now I'm off to watch the final episodes of Caprica, be prepared for some squeeing ahead.....
;_; Why must good shows be canceled?
Renée: Caprica. Zoe Graystone.rogueslayer452 on December 29th, 2010 12:41 am (UTC)
All the actors on the show were fantastic and all deserve screen time on something else, whether television or movie. I don't care. And seriously, Sasha Roiz? Totally amazing, rawrrr.

;_; Why must good shows be canceled?

The universe hates us, apparently. Or rather, Syfy hates us. :(
Tracy: Caroline Heartsalexwhitman25 on December 29th, 2010 03:04 am (UTC)
How much of the Vampire Diaries have you watched? My sis got the S1 DVDs for Christmas and I've been rewatching some of the insaneness. She is trying to convert her boyfriend to the show, bwah.
Renée: BSG. Six. Made of awesome.rogueslayer452 on December 29th, 2010 04:41 am (UTC)
I'm midway through the first season, but already I am really loving it. You were right that it starts off a bit slow, but even with that I was mildly intrigued (and I lol'd when Damon dissed Twilight), and then suddenly it's like, holy shit! :D I'll make an official post when I'm done, since my thoughts are all over the place but yeah. I should really go see if the TVD DVDs are at the store when I go tomorrow. :D
Tracy: Vampire Pornalexwhitman25 on December 29th, 2010 06:52 am (UTC)
and then suddenly it's like, holy shit!
RIGHT? From the second half of the season and on, at least once an episode I was like OMFG! with my mouth wide open. Looking forward to your upcoming post!
goldenusagigoldenusagi on December 29th, 2010 06:33 am (UTC)
For me, the thing with Supernatural is that besides one large plot direction (Lisa), I don't have a problem with the themes of the season. But when episode after episode is full of retcons and other things that leave me going "HOW is this supposed to be happening?" I can't concentrate on the big things. Because the big things don't make sense to me when all the little things are like pieces of separate puzzles.

But the show has no bearing on my involvement in fandom. I was always in it more for the fic than for the meta, anyway.
Renée: Castiel. Guardian angel.rogueslayer452 on December 29th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
I also don't have a problem with the themes, I like some of the new storylines they introduced, there just seems to be a structurally disorganized. There's just too much exposition and not enough new information or anything to really grab the audience's attention. The constant inconsistencies and retconning, characterization failures and everything this season has given us is really confusing, and not in the good way of figuring out the bigger puzzle. More like frustrating in the sense that it's obvious they have no idea what they're doing or if they do, they lack the sense of how to present it on the screen. They are just all over the place and that's not good.

I'm all about the meta, because I like figuring shit out and finding those connections. But that only works with shows that actually have something to go by. I used to think SPN had that. Unfortunately they are just pulling bullshit out of their asses at this point.

(not that I still don't theorize and speculate of course, but I find that my theories are much more interesting and plausible than anything the show does in the end; hell, head!canons are way better than real canon anyway)
goldenusagigoldenusagi on December 30th, 2010 03:01 pm (UTC)
I have a love hate relationship with meta. Mainly when people do meta about how brilliant some things are and how it's all coming together, while I'm over here going, "what are you smoking?" When it's not even a question of my liking the the themes or not, but a question of meta writers going through crazy logic to make everything make sense, when it's clear that the writers didn't put half as much though into it. I dislike having to fanwank explanations. There's a difference between things being ambiguous and things being crazy disorganized.

The constant inconsistencies and retconning, characterization failures and everything this season has given us is really confusing

One of the biggest things for me is the time jump, and now Crowley. I still can't believe he could even get Sam's body out of hell, and I can't believe that he did so just to get Sam to hunt for him, and I can't believe that he had the Purgatory plan all ready to go when he took over hell (why else would he get Sam out), and I really can't believe that all of these things happened THAT FAST (basically in 5.22), even when you take hell time into consideration. Also, I can't believe that Castiel didn't reply to Sam's prayers when Sam came back, considering that he only beamed back to heaven like five minutes beforehand. Way to make him completely heartless. And even if Cas didn't have answers, wouldn't that be something he would be fucking interested in, Sam escaping the cage?! It doesn't say very much for the season's big plan when I can't even make the event that set the whole thing off (Sam getting out of hell) make sense with the characters. The characters just seem to be doing things because the writers need them to, not because the characters would do them. < / end rant>
Renée: Dean/Castiel. Dominance.rogueslayer452 on December 31st, 2010 05:54 am (UTC)
but a question of meta writers going through crazy logic to make everything make sense, when it's clear that the writers didn't put half as much though into it. I dislike having to fanwank explanations. There's a difference between things being ambiguous and things being crazy disorganized.

I understand where you're coming from. While I love doing meta, there are times when I write in order to try and make sense of things rather than saying the connections are always there. You've read my episode meta-reviews and know precisely how I go about it, I question and make theories and wondering whether certain things will be explained. I put together things that I personally think would be great even if that's not precisely how the writing on the actual show does it.

Fanwanking is only fun when there's a clear path being led in the material. When there isn't, like with SPN for instance, they're leading us astray, the fanwanking because ridiculous because we shouldn't be coming up with better conclusions and results than the show.

As for your entire rant, I absolutely agree with everything you wrote. Especially this:

The characters just seem to be doing things because the writers need them to, not because the characters would do them.

That is exactly my huge issue with the show these days. There zero consistency with anything the characters are doing, their motivations or concerns. It's only whatever the writers want them to do for a particular episode with no sense of continuity, and that pisses me off. Now the fanwanking regarding that is unneeded because we shouldn't need to fanwank about character motivations or why they keep changing. I mean, there shouldn't be. We shouldn't need all of this unneeded exposition, all this bastardizing characterization bullshit that has been happening. Things that need to be further explained and not pulled out from their asses or TPTB expecting us to just accept.

The more we think about it, the more frustrating it really is. Perhaps I should just watch it with mindlessness and enjoy it like some of the fandom does. Enjoy the pretty and don't bother watching for the meta or plot or story. But I simply cannot do that, it's impossible.

Edited at 2010-12-31 05:55 am (UTC)
goldenusagigoldenusagi on December 31st, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
Now the fanwanking regarding that is unneeded because we shouldn't need to fanwank about character motivations

This. We shouldn't have to figure out what the hell the characters are thinking. There's a difference between mysterious motivations and things being revealed, and trying to figure out why the hell the characters are doing what they're doing every damn episode.

Like Castiel was nice and enigmatic in S4. He was mysterious and distant, but it all made sense why he was that way. But I can't for the life of me figure out why he wouldn't answer Sam's prayers. And the time jump still bothers the heck out of me. Forgetting the Lisa thing, I can totally see Dean cutting himself off. However, I *can't* see Bobby and Cas just letting him, or not trying to contact him themselves. And Cas! Cas, you had that shitty goodbye in 5.22, and then you actually don't see Dean for a year?! What happened?! Seriously, that kind of goodbye is a normal Cas goodbye, not a 'possibly leaving forever' Cas goodbye. Cas is always abrupt, but damn. I don't think he's that clueless about farewells.
Renée: Castiel. Searching for answers.rogueslayer452 on December 31st, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
But I can't for the life of me figure out why he wouldn't answer Sam's prayers.

The shipper fangirl side of my brain automatically responded with "because he loves likes Dean better!", but yeah honestly that's not really an excuse for the show's lack of explanation for, well, many of the inconsistencies this season has pulled. Many things don't make sense when you really think about them, and unless they want us to just accept it face value, and I don't want to think of them thinking of us as being brain-dead or not intelligent enough to pick up on those kinds of things. But you sometimes got to wonder with how often they exposition things on the show....

Nonetheless, there really are huge chucks of plot holes and unexplained things the show has yet to even answer, and probably never will.
Erika Van Der Boom: Misfits-Simon [smile]oh_whimsical on December 29th, 2010 11:28 am (UTC)
Definitely agree about the SPN thing. Just... *siggggh*

As for Misfits, you should definitely watch it! It's only 12 episodes between 2 season, and each one is so quality! <33333
Renée: Castiel. I'm almost out of minutes!rogueslayer452 on December 29th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah. It's just sad, isn't it? They really should have ended the show last season (with better formatting of the last episodes) and if they really wanted more Supernatural they could have done a televised movie to kind of wrap up the Winchester's story. And then a spin-off series about the angels or something. ;)

I'm seriously contemplating it. I read what it's about and it seems rather intriguing. I'll put that on my list to watch, for sure. :)
noybusiness on December 29th, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
I'm reading the comics, so I'm still in Buffy fandom. :) You might have noticed my "looking forward to in 2011" post.

Remember to put Caprica spoilers behind a cut for those of us who aren't seeing them 'til Jan 4.
Renée: BTVS. Buffy Summers.rogueslayer452 on December 29th, 2010 04:03 pm (UTC)
I kinda like reading the reactions from BTVS fans regarding the comics, lol. Especially with what happened in the most recently released one, holy shit. And yeah, I looked over your post, lots of things to be looking forward to in the upcoming new year. ;)

Don't worry, I'll be kind and considerate of others, as always.
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Renée: Castiel. Whumped :(rogueslayer452 on December 30th, 2010 02:15 am (UTC)
It's fundamentally unfair on both accounts. :(
bold_seer: film: robin hood (väs)bold_seer on December 29th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
Supernatural. If you've been following me most of the year you know this isn't much of a shocking revelation to hear. It's just been one disappointment after another,

So sad, isn't it? :/ I'll read a D/C fic once in a while, but I'm not watching the show - at least not for the time being. We'll see.
Renée: SPN. Castiel.rogueslayer452 on December 30th, 2010 02:14 am (UTC)
I've just been gorging myself with spoilers because I want to know exactly what is gonna happen and if it'll be worth my time or not. It sounds kinda harsh when placed into words, but that's how I've been feeling about the show lately.