Year End Fandom Meme

from sheafrotherdon.

Your main fandom of the year?

I haven't been active in any fandom this year, but I've been lurking in Sherlock for a while now. I've read ALL the John/Sherlock fic. And then read it again. Have a soft spot for Mycroft/Lestrade, too.

Your favorite film watched this year?

At the risk of being terribly unprofound, I adored "A Cabin in the Woods". I love seeing a cliche turned on it's head. And then rolled over a few times for good measure. I went into it without knowing a thing about the plot, and loved every minute of it.

Your favorite book read this year?

Hmmm. I guess long, plotty Sherlock AUs don't count? Then I'm going with "The Evolution of God" by Robert Wright, which is a history of religion. It's a slow read and I'm only halfway through it, but I'm finding it utterly fascinating.

Your favorite album or song to listen to this year?

I'm really liking Lake Street Dive. I don't remember the album's name but it might be their first one.

Your favorite TV show of the year?

Started watching Sleepy Hollow this year, and both the husband and I are enjoying it. We just started working our way through the S1 DVDs. Also started watching Face Off, which is so very awesome! I'd say it's a tie between the two.

Your best new fandom discovery of the year?

Stumbled into X-Men fandom after watching XMFC and XMDoFP, and am now reading all the Charles/Erik I can find.

Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?

Hard to say. I'm enjoying Supernatural this season, but as always, I wish Dean and Cas would work together more.

Your fandom boyfriend of the year?

John Watson.

Your fandom girlfriend of the year?

Abbie, from Sleepy Hollow.

Your biggest squee moment of the year?

Supernatural addressing the whole vessel issue with Cas. I suspected Jimmy was gone, but it was so nice to have that confirmed.

The most missed of your old fandoms?

H50 was the last fandom I was really active in, and I still miss it. It was great fun. Danny Williams will always own a piece of my heart!

The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?

Can't think of anything, really. I have plenty to read as it is!

Posting Meme, Dec 19th -SPN: What are your thoughts about John Winchester?

SPN: What are your thoughts about John Winchester - in canon, in fanon, I general?

I'm really torn about John. On one hand, he seems like the worst father in the world, heaping too much responsibility on Dean at too young an age, and ignoring or not accepting Sam for who he is, and never developing a relationship with him. He was far too strict with his boys. On the other hand, maybe he was just doing the best he could in a terrible situation.

I always find the flashback eps with young John particularly heartbreaking. He's so innocent and optimistic about the future, and he loves Mary so very much. So different than the broken man we saw in S1.

I'm also curious as to where John is now. No one in heaven seemed to be able to find him. I'm sure it was just a throw away sort of line because JDM was unavailable, but I'd love for them to follow up on that storyline.

Posting Meme, Dec 17th: SPN: How do you think Supernatural will end and/or how would you like it to

Question: SPN: How do you think Supernatural will end and/or how would you like it to end? Or, tell me what you think about Misha Collins.

I'm going to go with how I want Supernatural to end, because a post about Misha Collins would simply consist of row after row of hearts. I adore him so much he makes me goofy. :D

So, first of all, I don't want Supernatural to ever end, because it seems to have gotten a second wind and I'm really enjoying it. Also, even in it's not-so-stellar seasons, it's better than most of the other stuff on TV. (Plus, Sam and Dean and Cas. I'd watch them read a phone book together). But if it must end, I want Sam and Dean to still be hunters, along with Cas, who is a sort of half-powered angel. Just enough power to keep it interesting, but not too much to take all the challenge out of it. They'd live in the bunker, and maybe Charlie would live there too, and hunt with them, at least some of the time. And since crazy things happen all the time on this show, Kevin, Jo, Ellen, Bobby and Rufus all return to earth, alive and well and help fill up the bunker and they all bicker together happily ever after.

Posting Meme, Dec 17th - SGA: What is it about John Sheppard that still calls to you?

Question: SGA: What is it about John Sheppard that still calls to you despite canon being over and fannish drift?

Aside from from being ridiculously handsome, I've always been charmed by John's goofiness. Sure, he's The Big Hero, but he's also a bit of a dork, is pretty damn awkward at times, and pretends to be suave and debonair but misses the mark completely. He also seems to delight in playing with Rodney, and has always seemed kind of tickled by Rodney's (sometimes) abrasive personality. JF created a marvelous character, one far more interesting and appealing than was originally written by TPTB.

Posting Meme: December 16th - Tell me about Crowley (SPN)

The problem I have with Crowley is that I adore Mark Sheppard, and find him so utterly endearing and delightful that I find myself rooting for him, despite the whole evil demon business with the killing and torturing. Sure, he's a asshole, but he's an asshole with charm and style.

Honestly though, aside from my Mark Sheppard fangirling, I do love the character. We've seen Crowley victorious, but we've also seen him vulnerable and beaten down, which is interesting for a demon. He does keep his side of a bargain, as is appropriate for a crossroads demon. I'm very intrigued with him right now--how much of him is human, after the treatment in last years season finale? (which JP and MS rocked in a big big way). I hope we see more of him in the second half of the season - apparently MS has been a busy man and wasn't available for much of the first half. I think his story is going to be very interesting, and I can't wait to see it.

Posting Meme, Dec 13th - Something in fandom that has shocked you

Q: Tell me something in fandom that has shocked you.

This is actually a tough question, because I've been in fandom so long (on and off since around, 1994-ish?) that I feel like I've pretty much seen it all. So I'm just going to go back to the beginning, shortly after I discovered that X-Files and Star Trek fandoms existed in the first place, when I was shocked, SHOCKED that people wrote Mulder/Skinner fic, so shocked that I had to read ALL of it, and then had to go back and read it all over again. And thus, I became a slasher. :D

Posting Meme, Dec 11th - Pitch an episode (H50)

You're in the writer's room for H50. What is the pitch for your dream episode?

I can't help myself--it would have to be a Fake Boyfriends plot. Or Fake Husbands. I would make up some ridiculous plot that TPTB would love: a high powered lawyer/real estate developer/CEO would be found dead and he would turn out to have ties to a gun running yakuza/drug dealing mysterious accented crime syndicate/eastern European assassin but also an ex-boyfriend who was a tad cranky about the breakup so in order to cover all bases Steve and Danny would have to spend the entire episode at a couple's resort to investigate. They would have to hold hands and address each other by pet names and share a bed and slow dance together and Danny would complain about Steve being way too tall and Steve would be all "Danny, couldn't you at least shave if you are going to pretend to nuzzle me?" and they'd be all kinds of cute and it would be the best episode EVER.

Oh, and I'd add a big long car chase at the end, and a shootout, and the murderer would turn out to be the pizza delivery guy because he didn't get a big enough tip or something profound like that.