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It's Raining Meme!

If you want me to ramble about fannish things I will. Ask about a specific fandom, genre and/or characters or just let me muse about any fandom at all.

A - Ships that you currently like a lot. (They don’t have to be OTPs because not everyone has OTPs.) Friendships, pairings, threesomes, etc. are allowed.
B - A pairing–platonic, romantic or sexual–that you initially didn’t consider, but someone changed your mind.
C - A ship you have never liked and probably never will.
D - A pairing you wish you liked but just can’t.
E - Have you added anything cracky/hilarious to your fandom? If so, what?
F - What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom?
G - Have you ever had an OTP? If so, do you remember your first one? Who was in it?
H - What is your favorite source text for fandom stuff (e.g., TV shows, movies, books, anime, Western animation, etc.)?
I - Has Tumblr caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why?
J - Name a fandom you didn’t think about until you saw it all over Tumblr. (You don’t have to care about it or follow it; it just has to be something that Tumblr made you aware of.)
K - What character has your favorite development arc/the best development arc?
L - Say something genuinely nice about a character who isn’t one of your faves. (Characters you’re neutral about are fair game, as are characters you merely dislike. Characters that you absolutely loathe with the fire of ten thousand suns are exempt, as there is no point in giving yourself an aneurysm over a character that you hate.)
M - Name a character that you’d like to have for a friend.
N - Name three things you wish you saw more or in your main fandom (or a fandom of choice).
O - Choose a song at random. Which ship or character does it remind you of?
P - Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas).
Q - A fandom you’ve abandoned and why.
R - Which friendship/platonic relationship is your favorite in fandom?
S - Show us an example of your personal headcanon (prompts optional but encouraged)
T - Do you have any hard and fast headcanons that you will die defending?
U - Three favorite characters from three different fandoms, and why they’re your favorites.
V - Which character do you relate to most?
W - A trope which you are virtually certain to hate in any fandom.
X - A trope which you are almost certain to love in any fandom.
Y - What are your secondhand fandoms (i.e., fandoms you aren’t in personally but are tangentially familiar with because your friends/people on your dash are in them)?
Z - Just ramble about something fan-related, go go go! (Prompts optional but encouraged.)



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Jan. 29th, 2016 10:43 am (UTC)
C, D, & Y!
Jan. 29th, 2016 03:40 pm (UTC)
C - oh, man, this is a hard one. You know me, I'm a shipping butterfly and even if I don't ship a pairing I can generally understand the reasons behind it well enough to accept it as a thing.

Saying that, though, Rose/Ten in Doctor Who will always baffle me. It was done incredibly badly in the show and practically ruined both characters for me. It made them whiny, made the show (my VERY favourite show) something that I had to force myself to watch and was just generally intolerable. It's continued popularity is something that makes me grind my teeth every time I come across it.

D - Steve/Bucky! It's a really interesting pairing, and I super understand why people ship it, but it's always left me kind of cold. I'm not entirely sure why! :(

Y - I'm pretty sure that I know the plot of Teen Wolf intimately, and I've not watched a single episode in my life. It's the only place to get certain kinks in fic, though, so...
Feb. 5th, 2016 08:46 am (UTC)
I used to hate Ten/Rose sooo much, oh man. But then I guess enough time passed since that time that now I'm okay-ish with the pairing when I see it? I used to have such a knee-jerk reaction to it, made it impossible to even look for fics at the time... LOL
Feb. 7th, 2016 10:49 am (UTC)
I just... Hate it on so many levels? It just turned them both into really unlikable characters. And, to me, was basically the antithesis of what Doctor Who is about. It isn't a show about romance, it's a show about fun adventures in space and time with your pals! :| *Shakes fist*
Jan. 29th, 2016 01:17 pm (UTC)
Jan. 29th, 2016 03:54 pm (UTC)
E - oh, I have written a looooooooot of crack for most of my fandoms. XD I suppose the best example is all the crack I've written for Sapphire and Steel over the years. It was probably the first fandom I wrote fanfic in, and... Very little of it made much sense as I recall. <<
Jan. 29th, 2016 05:33 pm (UTC)
:lol: You would be doing S&S wrong if any of it made sense!
Jan. 30th, 2016 01:20 pm (UTC)
I'm still pretty amused that it was one of the first fandoms I wrote fic in! It was a lot of fun, even if it didn't make much sense. XD
Jan. 29th, 2016 03:18 pm (UTC)

I am interested to know any or all of these!  B,  d,  g,  i, w, y

Jan. 29th, 2016 04:21 pm (UTC)
B - Damian/Jason, actually! When I first saw it my reaction can basically be summed up as 'uh', but then I read more of canon (and, more importantly, you and Rachel's fics) and got super into it. It makes a lot of sense! :D

D - I've mentioned Stucky above. But along those lines I sometimes wish I shipped Clark/Bruce, as opposed to mainly feeling quiet indifference. Oh, to one day ship an actual megapairing. ;;

G - oooooh, my first OTP (which is what I'll interpret this question as, because I OTP most things <<). Um, probably Catwoman/Batman? I watched the Burton Batman films earlier than I should've, and they squirreled right in.

I - Supernatural. Fuck off Supernatural! I can also no longer engage with Doctor Who fandom because of it, because CHRIST DOCTOR WHO FANDOM.

W - Fanfic wise I will never be able to understand the appeal of A/B/O. It just makes absolutely no sense to me, and has sometimes made me understand wht some people take so strongly against AUs.

Fandom wise... Along with most people who actually consume media, I can't stand live triangles. Either actually allow there to be friendship or practice Polyamory! It's not that hard. >:(

Y - hm. Dresden Files, maybe? I've never read it, but I've read so much fic in it that I've tricked a few people into thinking I had. This was... Less than positive in most cases, considering that most of what I know about it focuses around two guys who fandom really want to see bang. <<
Jan. 30th, 2016 03:32 am (UTC)
Damian/Jasonnnnn. God it just kills me how alike they are.

I very quietly ship Clark/Bruce. I've tried to read fic for them and it was good fic! But it didn't do it for me. Still, I see some panels and get instant hearts in my eyes. It's weird.


A/B/O -- yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah.

Jan. 30th, 2016 01:26 pm (UTC)
They have so many similarities! CAN THEY JUST INTERACT ALL THE TIME, PLS?

I can see why people ship them a lot! I just... Can't, all that much. I suppose they just don't hit enough of my pairing buttons, alas? :(


I just... Really don't get a/b/o. At all. I'm not going to go comment angrily on all the fics with it, but it does creep me out a tiiiiiiiny bit. :/
Jan. 29th, 2016 03:21 pm (UTC)
O, R, L please?
Jan. 29th, 2016 09:07 pm (UTC)
O - not a character so much as a pairing, but Supermassive Black Hole by Muse strikes me as an excellent Londo Mollari/G'Kar song

R - Hm. I do tend to ship a fair amount of friendships, maintaining my run of shipping everything, but I do really like Barry + Iris in the Flash now that they've stopped the romantic bullshit.

L - I genuinely loathe Agamemnon, but he's a really fascinating character and possibly the strongest presence in the Iliad.
Jan. 29th, 2016 05:36 pm (UTC)
A & U
Jan. 29th, 2016 09:16 pm (UTC)
U -

1. Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte)

The character I overidentify with the most. She's incredibly strong, really interesting and actively drives along the plot with her actions. I adore her, and probably always will.

2. Dick Grayson (DCU)

SUCH A RAINBOW DORK! Like, one of the brightest characters I've come across but also one of the most interesting. He plays the clown but has a lot of darkness in him, and that's a fascinating combination.

3. Kamala Khan (Marvel)

How can you not love Kamala Khan? She's an absolute sweetheart, but also has really interesting motivations and an excellent character arc. I adore her, and I'm lookinh forward to seeing a lot more of her.
Jan. 29th, 2016 09:20 pm (UTC)
A - oooooooh, tricky one. Off the top of my head at the moment... Jessica Balzano/Kevin Byrne (Byrne and Balzano - Richard Montanari), Dick Grayson/Tiger (Grayson (comics)), Hal Jordan/Thaal Sinestro (DCU), Kori/Stella Gomez (Starfire (comics)), Kara Danvers/Maxwell Lord (Supergirl (TV)) aaaaand Kylo Ren/Luke Skywalker (Star Wars).

I have unique shipping tastes. <<
Jan. 29th, 2016 06:18 pm (UTC)
How about N? *g*
Jan. 29th, 2016 09:31 pm (UTC)
Three things I wish I saw more of in the DCU!:

1. More Thaal Sinestro/Hal Jordan. It's a huge OTP of mine, yet there's under 200 fics on AO3. :(
2. More pairing experimentation? I mean, it's very good on pairing experimentation for a fandom! But GIMME ALL THE ODD RAREPAIRS!
3. More tropey longfic that hits all of my fic buttons! (This is a wish in every fandom of mine.)

(PS. I HAVE READ AND LOVED YOUR KYLUKE FIC IF WE'RE SPRAKING OF PERFECT FIC BUTTONS! <3 I've just had a very bad week, and am waiting to leave a proper comment!)
Jan. 29th, 2016 09:50 pm (UTC)
Sadly, most of my Thaal Sinestro/Hal Jordan knowledge comes from that regrettable movie they did but at least it gave me an idea of the characters and I remember finding them pretty shippable even then LOL.

Also, aw, you're too kind, dear! *blushes* I'm so glad to hear you liked the fic and I'm sorry about your week. <3

EDIT: Also, I totally have to steal this meme, it's too cute. ;)

Edited at 2016-01-29 09:51 pm (UTC)
Jan. 30th, 2016 01:15 pm (UTC)
Yeaaaaah. I've never watched that movie, but I've heard that pretty much the only good thing about it was the casting of Sinestro. :(

And please do! It's a lot of fun. :D
Jan. 30th, 2016 01:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, that was indeed some great casting. *_*
Jan. 30th, 2016 01:29 pm (UTC)
Interesting story: My phone apparently approves of the casting so much that whenever I type "Sinestro" it always corrects it to "Sinestrong." XD

That casting deserved a better movie. ;;
Jan. 30th, 2016 05:56 pm (UTC)
LOL! And agreed, that was a terrible waste of Mark Strong... *shakes head*
Feb. 14th, 2016 04:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, and about the fic, I totally forgot to mention that I stole a line/prompt of yours, the "I'm just an old fool in love" bit, which I found via the commentfic comm and found just perfect to describe Luke's perception of himself, I had to include a nod to it. ;)
Jan. 29th, 2016 06:38 pm (UTC)
A, F, I, J, M, and X
Jan. 29th, 2016 09:54 pm (UTC)
A - has been done above, but if you'd like to know my top ships for any fandom feel free to pick one. :)

F - hm! I've been in certain one person fandoms for 10+ years now. So probably those? I tend to really stick with fandoms when I pick them up.

I - Elementary. I'm still semi-curious about the show, but when I was still on tumblr the reaction to it put me right off. I'm willing to accept that it might be good, but it's probably not a holy work of art come to save us from the "evil" Moffat. :|

J - Game of Thrones! I still don't care much, but I would've cared less if I hadn't seen it on tumblr.

M - Kara Danvers from Supergirl! SUCH A SWEETIE. <3

X - Fake married fics will always have a fond place in my heart. Such a good trope! So adorable, and with potential for so msny great plots to be made out of it. :D
Jan. 29th, 2016 08:16 pm (UTC)
How about K?
Jan. 29th, 2016 09:56 pm (UTC)
K - G'Kar from Babylon 5! I'm not sure how much I can say about it, because Babylon 5 works best with no spoilers, but he basically goes from one note antagonist lizard to beautifully tragic hero lizard and it's the BEST THING EVER I LOVE HIM. <3
Jan. 29th, 2016 10:56 pm (UTC)
"Tragic hero lizard" does sound pretty cool. :P
Jan. 30th, 2016 01:21 pm (UTC)
Babylon 5 is both slightly ridiculous and entirely amazing, and I will recommend it to everybody with no hesitation. :D
Jan. 31st, 2016 02:44 pm (UTC)
W, X, Y?
Jan. 31st, 2016 03:01 pm (UTC)
W - in fanfic I'm not particularly fond of slavefic AUs. Each to their own, obviously, but I personally feel that it was a horrifying period in history that shouldn't really be trivialised in fanfic.

In media is general... I am sick to death of forbidden romances where the couple involved are heterosexual, white and both in their twenties. I see it so often in so many things, and I stopped caring ten years ago. :|

X - in fanfic I am a sucker for sex pollen. I'm not entirely sure why, it doesn't fit neatly into the usual list of tropes I like, but I adore the desperation of it and the emotions that it reveals.

In general media, I like redemption plotlines a hell of a lot. Where a character has done bad things in the past, but makes an honest effort to change themselves and make up for it. The only thing better than a gleeful villain is a redeemed villain, after all!

Y - Smallville. I haven't watched an episode of Smallville in my life, I have no plans to, but I ship Clark/Lex a fair amount and that's basically the only place to find fic for them. Even if I have no idea what's going on. :(
Feb. 11th, 2016 09:04 pm (UTC)
Nor am I. And then I went and fell into a book series that is, guess what, slavefic. Heeh. But I feel you.
And yeah, that is definitely losing its appeal somewhat.

Sex pollen is a GOOD CHOICE. Yep. /nods
And ohh, interesting. I like them if they're well done, but I think that's somewhat rare?

Haha I have that whole show on DVD and have yet to watch the last... three seasons? And ah, really, nowhere else? Ah.
Feb. 15th, 2016 05:26 pm (UTC)
It's always an odd mixture of feelings when that happens! Like, I've definitely gotten really into things featuring tropes that I strongly dislike before. On one hand I enjoy it, on the other hand it can be oddly annoying. XD


And yeaaaaaaah. I love redemption storylines, but they are very easy to fumble along the way. There's a lot of good stuff, but also a lot of "nooooooooo" stuff.

I'm probably being a little overdramatic there, because there IS some other stuff, but the overwhelming majority is Smallville. And as a result, frequently the type of stuff that I actually want to read ends up being in the Smallville fanfic instead.
Feb. 20th, 2016 05:27 pm (UTC)
Yes! It kinda makes it better that you're enjoying something that'S not your usual fare but also... what am I even doing here?? XD


Yep. If it's well done, it can be so so so so good, but it's very easy to mess up and then I just end up pissed at everyone lol.

Narf. Yeah, I get what you mean, some of my pairings are perpetual sidepairings in fic that features other pairings at the center, or only ever appear in crossovers, and it can be super frustrating.
Feb. 22nd, 2016 03:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, exactly! Especially when you've been strongly against it before, and then you have to awkwardly take back your words on it. XD

And yeah. There are some really, really good redemption plots but it is so easy to go absolutely awfully wrong with them. Especially because a lot of writers don't seem to get what redeemable acts are! :/

Indeed! I can't remember exactly what pairing it was, but I remember that I searched for something recently and was SO ANNOYED to find that the only fic for it was as a backing pairing to the main popular pairing in the fandom. There's also the fact that when it is a rareish pairing/fandom it tends to be very hard to find the tropes that you actually like in fic for it.
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