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30 August 2011 @ 01:14 am
Fandom Meme  
Stealing this from dollsome.

Name one of my fandoms, and I will give you these answers:

* How I entered that fandom
* Fave character
* Least fave character
* OTP(s)
* Pairing that everyone likes but I don’t get
* Fave thing about the fandom
* The most despised thing
* If there is something I would change from said game/show/movie/etc., what would it be?

My goal is to not write long-ass essays, and no graphics. I overwhelmed my damn self with the last meme, LOL!
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Myramidnightblack07 on August 30th, 2011 06:21 am (UTC)
hehe I'm going to be unbelievably predictable and go with TVD =)
Azmiri Sultana Mridulmridul777 on August 30th, 2011 06:50 am (UTC)
Hey....No fair...I was gonna ask that...

LoL... :D ... :D
Arabian: Ian Somerhalder04arabian on August 30th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
Check out my interests, and pick another show/movie/book that you and I both watch!
Myramidnightblack07 on August 31st, 2011 05:07 am (UTC)
hehe =p
Arabian: TVD-Cast01arabian on August 30th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
* How I entered that fandom

I checked out The Vampire Diaries when it premiered but I turned it off after 30 minutes. However, the praise from my flist got me to give it another go. I still had moments of 'oh please -- darkened hallways in hospitals? Really!?' but by the fourth episode, it had pretty much sucked me in. And here I am now, more obsessed with it than I have any other show I've watched.

* Fave character

Damon Salvatore.

* Least fave character

By process of elimination, I'd have to go with Matt. I do like him, but I don't LOVE him.

* OTP(s)

DAMON/ELENA. Stefan/Caroline, Elijah/Katherine, Jeremy/Bonnie.

* Pairing that everyone likes but I don’t get

The closest to an answer for this I can give is probably Caroline/Tyler, but I do get why people like them. I like them. It's just a matter of subjective taste when it comes to chemistry. I think that Candice Accola has WAY better chemistry with Paul Wesley (Stefan) (and Zach Roerig's Matt, and Ian Somerhalder's Damon -- her other "love interests" -- for that matter) than she does with Michael Trevino's Tyler. In fact, there's no romantic/sexual chemistry there at all for me between the two, but I know others see it. So, I really do get it, I just don't feel the same way.

* Fave thing about the fandom

I've made some REALLY awesome friends.

* The most despised thing

At least the Damon/Elena portion of it is missing a good batch of OMG!AWESOME fanfics. It really bums me out.

* If there is something I would change from said game/show/movie/etc., what would it be?

- The lighting on the show wasn't so damn dark!! GRRR!
- Pearl didn't die
- Jason Dohring cast as Klaus
- Someone else cast as Matt (Roerig is the weakest actor, by far, for me)

Edited at 2011-08-30 04:59 pm (UTC)
Myramidnightblack07 on August 31st, 2011 07:12 am (UTC)
- The lighting on the show wasn't so damn dark!! GRRR!

THIS SO MUCH!1 It's so difficult to make screen cap edits (or any edits really) =/

I'm not sure who I would have named as my least favorite =/ I may have ended up with Matt through a process of elimination as well but idk, I'll have to really think about that one when I get to my own answer for this meme lol

& also YES to the lack of "OMG AMAZING" Damon/Elena fic!! SO MUCH of the TVD fic written is about them, and yet so few really capture the unique dynamic between the two of them *sighs* I've read a few AMAZING fics here on LJ and even a few on ff.net (though VERY few there lol), but I wish there was MOAR =(

BUT I think the one thing I may hate the most are the ship-wars =| (particularly Damon/Elena vs. Stefan/Elena)--my goodness do the claws come out with those O_O
sunnytyler001sunnytyler001 on August 30th, 2011 09:22 am (UTC)
The Hour
Arabian: TVarabian on August 30th, 2011 04:47 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Good one.

* How I entered that fandom

I like Ben Whishaw and Romola Garai, and BBC shows, so I downloaded the five episodes out there, watched them and the sixth one came out before I finished, so I watched 'em all.

* Fave character

Freddy. TOTALLY Freddy.

* Least fave character

Hector. Womanizing, ambitious namby-pamby. He has moments, but overall, meh.

* OTP(s)

Freddy/Bel FTW!

* Pairing that everyone likes but I don’t get

I don't know if people like Bel/Hector, if they do -- I DO NOT GET IT!

* Fave thing about the fandom

Don't know anything about the fandom. Does this show even have a fandom?

* The most despised thing

See above.

* If there is something I would change from said game/show/movie/etc., what would it be?

- Different casting for Hector. Dominic West did not make the character palatable for me at all!
sunnytyler001sunnytyler001 on August 30th, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)


;D

I've tried to find a LJ community about the Hour but it didn't find anything...
Hector is also my least favourite and I don't ship him with Bel but as you sayn he has his moments ;D

Hector trying to teach Freddie how to dress was like Galinda/Elphaba XDXDXD

... His wife is the Queen in the North.... he should respect her more...


And Bel & Freddie are TOTALLY OTP :D
Arabian: What's not to Love? (Logan)arabian on August 30th, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)
Pretty much agree with every word, and every gif here. :)

I looked for an lj comm too, no luck. :(
distant_autumn: Bonnie - Into the woods by snaggingdistant_autumn on August 30th, 2011 09:58 am (UTC)
Torchwood!
Arabian: Gwen Cooper01arabian on August 30th, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
* How I entered that fandom

Huge Doctor Who/Russel T Davies fan, so, of course, I had to eventually check out Torchwood. Which I did after the fact -- because I was not a Who-Jack/Barrowman fan. I watched after the first two series aired, like it a lot, LOVED Gwen. Watched Children of Earth live, ADORED it. Am enjoying the hell out of Miracle Day. Still LOVE Gwen.

* Fave character

GWEN!!!

* Least fave character

Jack. (Always Jack.)

* OTP(s)

Hah, Jack/Gwen. (I also liked Tosh/Owen.)

* Pairing that everyone likes but I don’t get

Jack/Ianto (sorta). I thought they were boring as hell the first two seasons, and their pairing came out of nowhere and made no sense (especially for Ianto, who has been presented as straight). Then in Children of Earth, Rusty made so much sense of their relationship, and it was beautiful and wonderful, and then, yeah, Ianto died. Of course. So I did get it when RTD wrote the relationship, but prior to CoE, I didn't get them AT ALL.

* Fave thing about the fandom

Discovering Eve Myles and the awesome that is she.

* The most despised thing

The RTD-haters.

* If there is something I would change from said game/show/movie/etc., what would it be?

- Would NEVER happen, but Jack being played by a different actor (going back to his intro on Doctor Who). Can you tell I'm really not a John Barrowman fan?
distant_autumn: Elena - What? by imaginary_livesdistant_autumn on August 30th, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
Gwen ♥! She could not possibly be more awesome if she tried and Eve is fabulous. Loooove.

The RTD-haters.

Ugh, tell me about it. I have loved his work since The Grand (90s UK show) and I seriously side-eye the hate both he and his writing attract. AFAIC he's awesome, end of story.

(OTOH, I really like Jack and don't mind Barrowman in the role, so at last we disagree on something, hee!)
Arabian: I ♥ RTDarabian on August 30th, 2011 08:24 pm (UTC)
Something we disagree, it had to happen.

BUT YOUR LOVE FOR RUSTY MAKES THAT BUT A BLIP IN THE NEVERENDING STORY OF OUR MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY!!!
distant_autumn: Caroline - Radiant by imaginary_livesdistant_autumn on August 30th, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
♥!
jedi_of_urthjedi_of_urth on August 30th, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
Harry Potter (why do I seem to keep asking about that?).
Arabian: Booksarabian on August 30th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
* How I entered that fandom

Read the first book after the first wave of OOOH! came out, but before the HUGE OOH! hit.

* Fave character

Hermione. :)

* Least fave character

Ginny. Annoying as a wallflower-y, pathetic twit in the first four books. Then annoying as a know-it-all, Mary Sue paragon of perfection in the last three books. UGH!

* OTP(s)

HARRY/HERMIONE FOREVER!!!, Ron/Luna

* Pairing that everyone likes but I don’t get

Everyone doesn't like them, but enough people do so ... Ron/Hermione. Lusty Love is not on the other side of hate when you're TEN YEARS OLD! Ugh!

* Fave thing about the fandom

Prior to the release of HBP, I had a LOT of fun writing up HHR essays and interacting with fellow (non-crazy) Harmonians.

* The most despised thing

The crazy Harmonians and how they pretty much destroyed the reputation of the entire fanbase. Mean, gloating R/HRes and H/Gers (Not all, just the mean, gloating ones). Damn, you won, you don't have to be such nasty gits about it.

* If there is something I would change from said game/show/movie/etc., what would it be?

- Uh, yeah! J.K. Rowling would have gotten her head out of her ass, trashed her stupid-ass epilogue, actually sat down and REREAD what she wrote after book five and realized that she created a unique, beautiful love story with Harry and Hermione. And from there, that she went organically where the story took her instead of sticking to that lame-ass epilogue.

- A rewrite of HBP -- which sucked royal monkey balls! Her one novel-chance to actually make H/G work and R/HR work for non-fans and she just threw them together with little rhyme, reason, or character motivation because, damnit, it was in her epilogue and therefore, that's how it was going to be. Ugh.

Yes, I still have issues. You share them, so I don't mind sharing with you, LOL!

Edited at 2011-08-30 05:03 pm (UTC)
vanimy: Doug/Carolvanimy on August 30th, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
Okay....

AMEN TO THAT.

Seriously this is like you took the words right out of my mouth (or fingertips since this is written :P)!!

I agree with every single thing it's uncanny. I despised Ginny soooo much and hated the way the characters were written in HBP because JKR changed them to fit this damn epilogue. Thank you for this I feel less alone lol!
Arabian: Booksarabian on August 30th, 2011 05:51 pm (UTC)
You're not alone, really. It's just that a bunch of us sane Harmonians went into hiding after everything blew up after HBP came out.

But, yeah, this:

I ... hated the way the characters were written in HBP because JKR changed them to fit this damn epilogue.

EXACTLY!

Edited at 2011-08-30 05:53 pm (UTC)
jedi_of_urth: potterjedi_of_urth on August 31st, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
Yep, your thoughts are pretty much my thoughts :).
sunnytyler001sunnytyler001 on August 30th, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
May I ask you for A Song of fire & ice?
Arabian: Arya Starkarabian on August 30th, 2011 07:12 pm (UTC)
I assume you mean the book series, so ...

* How I entered that fandom

My sister read the books, recommended them, I read them, loved them, thought they were awesome. Watched the show, thought it was awesome! YAY!

* Fave character

Tyrion. Hands. Fucking. Down. Tryion Fucking Lannister!

* Least fave character

Catelyn. I don't hate her on rereads, but the first time out, damn, I hated her. The actress' portrayal on Game of Thrones has helped lightened that dislike.

* OTP(s)

Jaime/Brienne, Arya/Gendry, Jon/Danerys

* Pairing that everyone likes but I don’t get

Sorry. Sansa/Hound. I just, yeah, I don't get it. No, just no.

* Fave thing about the fandom

I'm really not in the fandom enough to have a favorite thing.

* The most despised thing

Not despised, but I'll say that the OTT sparkly, uberlarge fonts of EVERY SINGLE post on ontd_asofai is FREAKING ANNOYING! The enthusiasm is great, but those sparkly, large fonts on EVERY POST just ... oh, please stop.

* If there is something I would change from said game/show/movie/etc., what would it be?

- More Jaime.
- More Jaime/Brienne.
- Jaime didn't have happen to him what happened to him body-wise (not spoiling that for anyone who is reading or may read and hasn't gottent here yet).
-Catelyn would die for damn good!
- The Greyjoy story had been left untold. SO BORING.
- I don't really care that much about the Tyrells either.
sunnytyler001sunnytyler001 on August 30th, 2011 07:54 pm (UTC)
"I assume you mean the book series" Yes I did ;D
"Tryion Fucking Lannister!" He's amazing :D

" OTP(s)Jaime/Brienne, Arya/Gendry, Jon/Danerys"
Agreed! With all of them :D
"
* Pairing that everyone likes but I don’t get Sorry. Sansa/Hound. I just, yeah, I don't get it. No, just no.*
XD That's all right, sweetie! We can't agree on everything, can we ;D I think I just see Sandor as a Byronic hero and Sansa as his pure and lovely love interest XD
(The only ship I really can't stand is Sansa/Petyr... well, with Sansa/Joffrey, of course XD) I actually think Willas would have been perfect for Sansa...

"* If there is something I would change from said game/show/movie/etc., what would it be?

- More Jaime"
Agreed. He's a very inteerresting character.

"- More Jaime/Brienne."
SO MUCH!

"- Jaime didn't have happen to him what happened to him body-wise (not spoiling that for anyone who is reading or may read and hasn't gottent here yet)."
Poor Jaime... But I thought it made him become stronger emotionally.
"-Catelyn would die for damn good!"
I didn't mind Catelyn in the second and thrid book but... Lady Stoneheart? No... Although, I must admit I quite like th:(e idea of her being back to kill all the Freys (XD)... BUT DON'T TOUCH MY BABIES BRIENNE & JAIME.

"- The Greyjoy story had been left untold. SO BORING."
OH HELL YES! I'm glad i'm not the only one who's not a Greyjoy fangirl. Asha is all right but... I think the Greyjoys took way too much importance.
"- I don't really care that much about the Tyrells either."
Well... I don't really CARE about them either... but I do find they interresting.


gidget_84gidget_84 on September 8th, 2011 04:21 am (UTC)
Sorry for jumping in here..I was just wondering, where did you guys read about Lady Stoneheart? I've read all of the books, and can't seem to remember Catelyn ever being mentioned as Lady Stoneheart? I was pretty sure she was a goner in book three
sunnytyler001sunnytyler001 on September 8th, 2011 06:15 am (UTC)
At the very end of A Storm for Swords... and in A Feast for crows.... ;D
Lady Stoneheart = Zombie!Cat
she was a work in progress.: dreamdreamer_98 on August 31st, 2011 12:38 am (UTC)
The Big Bang Theory.
Arabian: Sheldon & Penny - CBSartarabian on August 31st, 2011 12:57 am (UTC)
* How I entered that fandom

I just randomly decided to watch it, and pretty much fell in love pretty durn quickly. Funniest sitcom overall I've ever watched.

* Fave character

SHELDON!

* Least fave character

Leonard.

* OTP(s)

Sheldon/Penny.

* Pairing that everyone likes but I don’t get

Well, very few people actually like them, but for the few who do -- Leonard/Penny. YUCK!

* Fave thing about the fandom

FANTABULOUS fanfic in the S/P fandom. Some of the ABSOLUTE best I have ever read.

* The most despised thing

If you know my history in the fandom, you know the answer. I'll just say "clique" and leave it at that.

* If there is something I would change from said game/show/movie/etc., what would it be?

- Realistic wish -- Kill Leonard/Penny DEAD!

- Unrealistic wish -- Pair up Penny and Sheldon.