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22 March 2018 @ 02:24 pm
Being a fan means never having to apologize for geeking out.  
Fandom meme, snagged from goldenusagi.

01. What's the largest fandom you've ever been part of?
Either Buffy the Vampire Slayer (or anything related to the Whedonverse in general), Battlestar Galactica, Harry Potter, or Supernatural. Also, I guess Pretty Little Liars counts as well, since even though I didn't engage much with the fandom I knew it had a strong presence for going on as long as it did. And Sense8 because the sheer amount of fans uniting and rallying together that strongly against an unjust cancellation and to actually have that fan campaign work? That was quite possibly the best thing I've witnessed from a fandom community I've been involved with in a long time.

02. What's the smallest fandom you've ever been part of?
That's difficult to answer, because it's all subjective based on individual experience, isn't it? There have been some fandoms that I thought were bigger than they actually were, and fandoms that I thought were smaller but discovered they actually weren't. It really depends on where you go and how/when you interact with said fandom. For me, the smallest fandoms tend to be ones that are rather obscure or don't get enough attention, where it is impossible to find any talk about them and you have to search high and low for any discussion about it on the Internet. And quite frankly, I have had quite a handful of those kinds of fandoms, and usually those are ones that are short-lived or used to be big when the show aired but its afterlife is nonexistent in terms of fandom activity.

For example: Dark Angel. I absolutely loved and was obsessed with this show when it was on, and this was during the early Internet days for me and right before I joined online fandom. I went to the FOX website to see videos and went to some fanpages where there were fanvideos made and even read some fanfiction, but aside from that I didn't see much of a fandom presence. Any talk about the show now are from newcomers who only want to focus on Jensen Ackles' appearance and nothing else, much to my continued frustration because the show is so much more than that.

03. What's your oldest fandom love?
Before I knew what fandom was, Ocean Girl and Animorphs. After discovering online fandom, Buffy the Vampire Slayer for sure.

04. What's your newest fandom love?
Critical Role, which I've been rather obsessed with it for a little over a year now. I discovered it during the middle of its first campaign due to curiosity, because Ashley Johnson is involved in it, and it just blossomed from there. And now with them just starting their second campaign I am just all in no matter what, I fell in love with not just the show itself but also the people involved. Another new fandom love is The Expanse, which I had on my queue for a while now but was kind of occupied with other fandoms, but after pretty much binge-watching the first two seasons twice, especially in preparation for the upcoming third season, I just fell in love with it.

05. Do you mainly read/write/draw/vid Gen, M/F, F/F or M/M?
When it comes to fanfiction I mostly consume and gravitate more towards M/M and M/F types, and even with that I tend to prefer something that is of my OTP or a gen character study, though the latter is very difficult to find these days. I love fanart/vids/other fanwork of any kind if it's a pairing I enjoy and want to see more of, no matter if it's slash, femslash, het, OT3, polyships, etc.

06. If you ship, are you more of a OTP, Little Black dress or multi-shipper type of shipper?
I'm kind of all of the above. I'm someone that has plenty of OTPs for various fandoms, because when I fall in love with a pairing I will fall hard, but I'm also a multishipper at the same time. So I'm all about the OTPs, the multiships, the pairings that I ship casually, all of it. As long as I see a pairing, whether canon or not (usually not) that I like, I will have no problem shipping it.

07. What's your favourite genre/type of story?
With fanfiction, I tend to just go with whatever that involves my OTP or favorite character with very few exceptions. Yes, I have specific squirks and particular things I tend to avoid, but otherwise if a story sounds good based on the description and the warnings given, has a decent amount of word count and chapters, I'll probably read it.

08. What rating do you prefer your stories to be?
I don't think it really matters, just as long as the story is good. Though to kind of borrow what goldenusagi observed in her answer, I do tend to subconsciously gravitate more towards higher ratings, even though realistically I know that just because something has a "mature" label doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be of good quality. I think it's just that when something has a higher rating like that we have certain expectations, which is kind of ridiculous because there are plenty of lower rated stories that have just the same amount of substance and are just as good. At the end of the day though, the rating of a story shouldn't matter, but rather what is written inside.


Also, we now have the official Deadpool 2 trailer and if I wasn't hyped enough before this surely would do it. I don't know if it'll top the first film, though I like that they're kind of doing the meta thing with acknowledging that already in regards to there being a sequel, which I wouldn't expect anything less tbh. As a sidenote, Morena Baccarin looks so good. ❤
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Nadinemalicat on March 22nd, 2018 09:33 pm (UTC)
The Expanse is just SO good! I love that it gives us so many badass women (badass in so many different ways,not just physical) <3
Renée: Dark Matter. Two.rogueslayer452 on March 23rd, 2018 05:50 am (UTC)
It's so good. Aside from the fantastic characters, especially the women, I immediately loved the world-building, and that it doesn't hand-feed you information but allows you to absorb what is happening. And the visuals are stunning, the special effects is very well done. When scifi is good, it's really good and this is precisely the kind of scifi I'm looking for. Funnily enough, we actually have the books the show is based off of, so I might end up reading those at some point.
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Profiterole: X-Men - Xavier and Magneto_profiterole_ on March 22nd, 2018 10:10 pm (UTC)
I was excited about Zazie Beetz being in Deadpool 2, but I didn't know that Terry Crews was in it too. That's awesome! :D
Renée: Arrow. Sara Lance.rogueslayer452 on March 23rd, 2018 05:54 am (UTC)
I didn't know he was in it, either! I'm very impressed with the cast they got for the sequel. I'm happy that Morena Baccarin is back as Vanessa, because I loved her so much in the first film, and that we get more of Negasonic Teenage Warhead! :D
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Galadriel.: Tomb Raider ✽ Archery is coolsixphanel on March 22nd, 2018 11:02 pm (UTC)
Okay, first time I heard the term "little black dress". I had to do research!!! I feel ashamed of myself, lol. So, thank you for discovering new things <3
Renée: Inara Serra. Smile.rogueslayer452 on March 23rd, 2018 06:02 am (UTC)
lol, don't be ashamed! I was a little confused myself on why it was referred to in terms of shipping since I hadn't thought about it that way before. Regardless, yay for learning something new! :D
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Renée: Dark Angel. Max Guevara.rogueslayer452 on March 23rd, 2018 06:18 pm (UTC)
It was such a wonderful little show, and I remember being so bummed that it was cancelled.

Dark Angel had a lot of elements that are relevant today, and I feel like it was ahead of its time, at least in regards to the first season as I've had issues with the second second (including the addition of Alec which, apparently, is an unpopular opinion). It had a nice diverse cast, LGBT representation (though not perfect, it was progressive for the time but it still has moments that I cringe at when I look back at it now), a dystopian future that pretty much could very well become our own future soon, and just a great story about a young woman looking for her separated family and who is just trying to survive despite her being a transgenic experiment. It wasn't perfect, but damn if it wasn't well done and I'm surprised that it continues to be so overlooked and underappreciated.
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4kennedy: I watch for the plot!4kennedy on March 23rd, 2018 08:48 am (UTC)
Buffy <3 good old times!
Can‘t wait to see Deadpool 2!
Renée: BTVS. Buffy Summers.rogueslayer452 on March 23rd, 2018 04:35 pm (UTC)
I remember only joining in the fandom community after BTVS ended (and with Angel still going before it got cancelled), so I didn't get really that deep into what the fandom was like during when it aired, but it was still pretty fun nonetheless for what I was involved with. I loved that show, and that fandom. :)

I'm super stoked for the Deadpool sequel! It looks to be hilarious no matter what.
Daniela: blossomeiffels on March 23rd, 2018 09:32 am (UTC)
I am SO excited for Deadpool 2. It’s gonna day awesome!
Renéerogueslayer452 on March 23rd, 2018 04:31 pm (UTC)
The first film was hysterical, and I can't wait to see what the sequel brings. :D
Laura: iZombie: Liv/Majorviolateraindrop on March 23rd, 2018 01:03 pm (UTC)
Ocean Girl! I loved that show :D

I feel the same way about shipping. And I don't care about what other people ship. Wasting energy on tearing something down that other people enjoy doesn't make sense to me.
Renée: Haven. Audrey Parker.rogueslayer452 on March 23rd, 2018 01:59 pm (UTC)
It's such a pleasant surprise whenever I see more people who remember/watched Ocean Girl. It was one of my childhood favorites. :)

Wasting energy on tearing something down that other people enjoy doesn't make sense to me.

Yeah, I don't understand that either. Like, yes, there are ships that I don't like, but I'm not going to go out of my way to bash someone for shipping something that I disagree with, no matter what the reason. Being that negative all the time is exhausting and really, what does it accomplish? You aren't going to change someone's mind, so what's the point? I mean, shipping wars in general have always been ridiculously pointless and I've never understood its purpose. Just ship and let ship, y'know?
potentiality_26potentiality_26 on March 23rd, 2018 04:12 pm (UTC)
This is a cool looking meme, I think I'll snag it :)

I never really got into The Expanse, but I only saw a couple of episodes so I've been thinking about giving it another chance.

I feel similarly about ratings. I know that lower rated fics can be perfectly good and I'll always give them a shot if they sound interesting, but I do tend to subconsciously think of higher rated fics as more "complete".

Renée: Dark Matter. Two.rogueslayer452 on March 23rd, 2018 06:24 pm (UTC)
Definitely give The Expanse another chance, it is so good. I got hooked immediately from the moment I watched the first episode, mostly because the world-building was so fascinating to me that I wanted to know more of what was going on. Of course, since I ended up binge-watching anyway I kind of had an advantage of getting addicted to the story and the characters. So I would say give it another try. The show is very much right up my alley in terms of science fiction, and it has a lot of representation of women and has quite a diverse cast and excellent writing, all which are a plus in my book. :)
noybusiness: JensenCloseupnoybusiness on March 24th, 2018 01:49 pm (UTC)
For example: Dark Angel. I absolutely loved and was obsessed with this show when it was on, and this was during the early Internet days for me and right before I joined online fandom. I went to the FOX website to see videos and went to some fanpages where there were fanvideos made and even read some fanfiction, but aside from that I didn't see much of a fandom presence. Any talk about the show now are from newcomers who only want to focus on Jensen Ackles' appearance and nothing else, much to my continued frustration because the show is so much more than that.

Seconded.

Before I knew what fandom was, Ocean Girl and Animorphs.

I used to see so many Animorphs fan/fanfic webrings!

As a sidenote, Morena Baccarin looks so good. ❤

I hope she becomes Copycat somehow.

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Renéerogueslayer452 on March 25th, 2018 09:33 am (UTC)
Thinking about Animorphs makes me think of things that would've been huge if they were popular now, you know? It makes me want there to be a resurgence of certain things that were popular when we were in our adolescent/early teen years.

I hope she becomes Copycat somehow.

That would be awesome. I don't know about their plans for the films and if they're gonna go that route, but it would be fantastic if they did.
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~*Suzy Q*~blakmagjick on March 28th, 2018 11:51 pm (UTC)
My first online fandom was Dawson's Creek...and I participated the most in a Yahoo Chat room...haha
I had to learn how to type fast to keep up with the conversations.

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Renéerogueslayer452 on March 29th, 2018 12:32 am (UTC)
I watched Dawson's Creek when it aired, though I was more of a casual watcher. I recorded episodes and such but I wasn't involved in any fandom activity.