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October 5th, 2010


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10:23 pm - How long has it been since I've done some gratuitous memeage?
Tell me you want to play and I'll pick up to three of your fandoms. Then update your journal and answer the following questions:

1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?
2. Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
3. Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
4. Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
5. Do you think more people should get into this fandom?


I yoinked this meme from xwingace, who gave me the following fandoms: Code Geass, Firefly and Thursday Next/Fforde


Code Geass
1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?
I'm not entirely certain, actually - I first really heard about towards the end of R2 airing, thought it sounded kind of interesting but I didn't fancy catching up on a series that was only a few episodes away from finishing until it completed and I could marathon the lot (Certain other current series had burnt me out of getting invested into shows and then being disappointed by endings)... and yet I didn't actually get around to watching the whole thing for almost an entire year. It was only, what, seeing a box-set of the first season going cheap that I picked up (and then I proceeded to watch the whole thing in about four days).

2. Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
I probably will eventually move on, once I find something else shiny and new to obsess over. If any of the new stuff coming out hits my narrative buttons the way the main series does, it might keep me around longer. There's also the fact that while I love a certain circle of the fandom, I finding stepping outside that opens one to vast supplies of stupid - and this little circle is slowly shrinking. I think I am spoiled from mostly coming from freaking huge fandoms in the past.

3. Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
I'm a sucker for Zero Requiem stuff: Part of that is because in order to sustain the drama we don't know very much about what went on there in the timeskips, which gives lots of fuel for thought. Plus as someone who's main interest in the show was in the relationship between Suzaku and Lelouch, the fact that after everything they could team up and trust one another so much really pings me.
I also think from the SAZ to the end of the first season was really well done, even if it's horribly, horribly painful to watch. Same goes for the arc from Shrine meetup to FLEIJA in ''R2'' - it's compelling to watch in the sheer obvious tragedy you can feel coming.

4. Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
I hang out in the LJ comm a bit, when there is discussion going on, and read a bit of fic. Though apparently my favourite fics are all currently very slow to update. I wish there was more in-depth analysis, though - not just LOLing over funny art or whatever, or the inevitable complaints/wishes for the new show. And I may have sorta-kinda written fic. Possibly. *looks shifty*

5. Do you think more people should get into this fandom?
I'd like to see more serious analysis of it - including R2. As far as I can tell there's very little outside repetitions of memes, cracky injokes and bitchery nowadays. Which is I suppose what happens when one gets into a fandom a year too late. There's something very strange going on when some of the best conversation one has had on the topic is on 4chan, FFS.
Maybe I should just get more fans on my flist, or something. It's neither my favourite series, nor the best or anything, it just does an amazing job of really hitting a whole lot of my narrative buttons, and I want more people I can flail over them with.



Firefly
1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?
So, back when I was in my first year of Uni, still living at IH, some of my shiny new geeky friends found out that I was an old Buffy fan - and that I hadn't seen his masterpiece, Firefly (Understandable, given what Australian TV did to the airing of the damned show). And so some of them - I believe it may have been altheas decided to show me some particular clips. They looked fun, so I borrowed a boxset - or maybe it was some burnt DVDs - and marathoned the whole thing. I was pretty much instantly hooked. (In retrospect, it's probably my favourite Whedon series, despite it's issues).

2. Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
In spite of the fact that I still love the show dearly - and the movie - and consider myself a fan... I'm not sure if I actually am in the fandom. I don't take part in discussion or anything, I don't really read much fic for it any more - it's just a thing I love that I will happily talk about with friends if it comes up, but I don't really feel the need to hunt out any more than I do.

3. Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
Honestly, the show's so short it's hard to pick out favourites - pretty much ever episode has at least one great bit in it, and the memorable moments are pretty well spread. But if I have to pick some (because there is no way you'd get just one): Any of the episodes with Saffron/YoSaffBridge/Whatever because of the hilarity and all; Ariel because I like the whole sci-fi heist movie shtick; and probably Jaynestown because it's, well, Jaynestown. And now I have that song stuck in my head, dammit.

4. Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
As I said above, at the moment - not so much. Back in the day I did read some fic and talk about it a lot; I'm never adverse to watching an episode, and I supoose I did recently have my Kaylee cosplaying experience, but that's it really. Hardly like back in the day of the movie, with attending preview screenings in cosplay and meet-ups and hanging out on forums for it and what-not. And those - memorable things that happened, yes.

5. Do you think more people should get into this fandom?
I will totally recommend the show to anyone, because I love it muchly, and wouldn't be against talking about it. But it'd be a bit hypocritical for me to tell people to be fannishly active for it when I hardly am, wouldn't it? (Also, I am aware of the overbearing reputation some of the Browncoats have among general sci-fi and geekdom circles). But still: I totally recommend the show. It's only 14 episodes (and a movie).



Thursday Next/Jasper Fforde's novels
1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?
Now this is going a while back (Seriously, I think I was in Monivae). Erm... if I recall correctly, I saw a review of the second book I think which I thought sounded rather interesting. So I kept an eye out, and saw it in a shop somewhere - and listed in with the shiny review stuff was a recommendation from Terry Pratchett, and I just had to check the first book out. And then the second, and when the next books came out I got them, and this Jasper Fforde's other series, and then I went and joined the Fforde Fforum and went to signings and yeah. So it went.

2. Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
Again, it's a forum I am not really in so much - it has been ages since I went to the Fforde Fforum, sorry guys - but I do still buy every one of Fforde's books basically as soon as they come out in Australia (Wiki informs me that there's one due in September, one in March, another for 2012, and that's not including the rest of the Shades of Grey books which I want to read more of). I might duck back into things once there's a new book out for me to read.

3. Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
OH GOD, WHY ARE YOU ASKING ME THAT? The Thursday Next books probably remain my favourites just for sheer reminiscence, and as much as I love the cracktastic BookWorld, I also love Thursday's home world, too, and I think Lost in a Good Book had the best balance of those - but it was the newest one when I started if my memory is correct, so it might just have shiny nostalgia on it's side. Shades of Grey has some interesting potential with it's darker overtones, and the Nursery Crime books are just solid crack. I love the lot of them, I swear.

4. Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
Once upon a time, it was probably my main fandom (This was between Harry Potter books, I believe), and I spent lots and lots of time on the forums there. I also made some icons for it, back in teh day, though seeing as they were icons made by me, they kind of sucked. Nowadays, I still buy every book, and love to chat about it with people, go to see Jasper Fforde signings whenever he's in Australia (...I aim to one day have all of his books signed, though at this rate I'll have some heavy bags), but beyond that... not so much. Like I said, it's been a while since the Fforum, and I don't know where else the fandom is active.

5. Do you think more people should get into this fandom?
Yes, the books are great fun if you like meta-fiction, lots and lots of literary references and in-jokes, incredibly convoluted puns and utter crack. Or Shades of Grey also has some more serious stuff going on, though there's a surprisingly large amount of puns for a hierarchical dystopia. And let me know where the discussion for it goes on, m'kay.


If you don't want to actually participate, feel free to just comment on my questions. Or you can volunteer yourself!
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Date:October 5th, 2010 12:47 pm (UTC)
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I would of liked it more if they left Rose out of Journey's End (where she continues to shit on Mickey.. GARHEHGAHG) and the last time Tennant sees her is before. Don't you think it would of been more sad? Not knowing what happened to her?

I've got Russell's book. He actually considered a moment in Pete's world. The Doctor/Donna and Rose hanging/lying about/whatever and he "feels" the 10th Doctor dying or something.... I think I would of thrown the DVD across the room at that point ;)

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