Renée (rogueslayer452) wrote,

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And now for something a little fannish.

Taken from the Crunchy Questions Meme:

What is a series finale most fans disliked, but that you liked - or the other way around?

Battlestar Galactica is a show where the series finale was quite heavily divided by most of the fans, which unfortunately kinda led to the disappearance of the fandom shortly thereafter, much to my dismay. However, I'm someone who actually really liked the series finale when I first watched it. In fact, the more I rewatched it, the more I loved it. I can acknowledge it wasn't perfect, and that there were things that could've been managed a bit better, but overall it was a wonderful and beautiful finale to a fantastic show. I felt satisfied with it.

Funnily enough, since there has been a mini-resurgence of it with newer fans due to the current events happening in our world, I've seen many people binge-watch the entire show and some have said that they absolutely loved the ending and didn't understand why it wasn't well-received initially. Not gonna lie, it makes me feel kind of vindicated in a way.

If you're in fandom, do you prefer focusing on fanworks, meta, or do you like helpings of both?

I enjoy both equally.

Fanworks are great to see and support creative people in fandom, whether it be fanfiction, fanart, graphic and gifmaking, and other forms of artistic expression. You see a lot of variety and styles, from both big and smaller fandoms. And reading meta has always been something I've enjoyed, because I love seeing different opinions and thoughts that critiques or analyzes something, whether it's a specific piece of media, a character, a pairing, fandom as a whole, whatever it is. Sadly, the latter isn't seen as much these days, particularly in written form. It still does exist in certain areas of fandom of course, but not as prominent as it used to be. You'll most likely end up getting short "hot takes" without going further in-depth, and it's often just shared around on social media platforms without anyone adding anything to the conversation, and it just gets lost in the void. Video essays have become more common in recent years, which is great and I've liked a lot of those, although sometimes some of those don't really focus much on the fandom/fannish side of things and just go straight into media analysis, and I've personally liked seeing the interconnection of the two, like an introspection of fandom's relationship with a piece of media and the like.

But yeah, as a whole I love and enjoy both of my fandom experience.
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