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A - Z Fandom Ask Tag

A - Z Fandom Ask Tag

Fandom asks meme I found on Tumblr...

A - Ships that you currently like a lot. (Friendships, pairings, threesomes, etc. are allowed.)

Right now I'm liking Hastings/Poirot, Jim Gordon/Clancy O'Hara, and Gaston/LeFou.

Arthur Hastings and Hercule Poirot Batman 1966
Gaston and Lefou from Beauty and the Beast

B - A pairing–platonic, romantic or sexual–that you initially didn’t consider, but someone changed your mind.

I didn't see the attraction of Jim/Harvey in Gotham until I came across some fanart. Then I saw that scene where it looked like Jim was going in for a desperate snog and suddenly I was like, yeah, okay, I get it now!

C - A ship you have never liked and probably never will.

Sherlock Holmes / Moriarty. I mean, I get the appeal, what with the hero/villain dynamic. But I just can't like a ship that encroaches on the epic love of Holmes and Watson...

Holmes and Watson

D - A pairing you wish you liked but just can’t.

I really wish I was fannish about Nygmobblepot - Nygma / Penguin. It would probably make my time in Gotham fandom much easier but... I like it just fine on the show, but I'm not interested in reading or writing about it.


E - Have you added anything cracky/hilarious to your fandom? If so, what?

I created a group of OCs for a fandom once because I needed a bunch of dumb bullies to be sniping at the main characters. When my fics became popular lots of people who hadn't seen all the show, or didn't canon review, assumed they were real characters and wrote them into their fics too!

F - What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom?

In terms of both contributing and consuming, probably Harry Potter. I wrote my first HP story in 2002 just after the Chamber of Secrets film came out, and I wrote my most recent one for a fic exchange last summer. Read more about my thoughts on HP fandom by checking out the Harry Potter Blogger Tag.

Harry Potter

G - Have you ever had an OTP? If so, do you remember your first one? Who was in it?

I have had so many! The first one was probably something from Star Trek - I have had so many ST ships over the years.

Garak and Bashir

H - What is your favorite source text for fandom stuff (e.g., TV shows, movies, books, anime, Western animation, etc.)?

TV shows. They're easily accessible these days, offer more background to go on than your average movie, and just about every fandom I've been really into has been based on a TV show.

30 Days of TV Challenge

I - Has Tumblr caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why?

I've been in Gotham fandom about two years now and Tumblr makes me want to leave it on a weekly basis. Some of the fandom's antis are just spectacularly nasty people.

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.)

Yuri on Ice. I don't watch or follow anime anymore so Tumblr was the first I'd heard of it.

K - What character has your favourite development arc/the best development arc?

Dr. Michaela Quinn. I love how she learns to compromise and to listen more to what other people want rather than steaming on with what she decides is best for them. Well, sometimes!

Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman

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.)

Er, Little Women's Laurie never let rejection get him down for long. I mean, he was trying to get into Jo's little sister's knickers in scarcely more than a nanosecond...

M - Name a character that you’d like to have for a friend.

Ford Prefect from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. He might not be completely au fait with the social niceties, but he will save you from planetary destruction.

Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect 

N - Name three things you wish you saw more of in your main fandom (/ fandom of choice).

  1. Fic for my OTP.
  2. Art for my OTP.
  3. Literally anything related to my OTP.

O - Choose a song at random. Which ship or character does it remind you of?

I used a YouTube randomizer and ended up with Firework by Katy Perry. :/ So it has to be an American ship - 'just own the night like the fourth of July' - and probably kind of cheesy. ...I pick Dorian and Kennex from Almost Human. I can imagine Dorian singing John it to highlight some point about the horror of 21st century culture and, of course, to irritate him as much as possible.

Dorian and John Kennex from Almost Human

P - Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas).

Crackily switch all your fave fandoms to your hometown. I get the feeling the plots of most US film / TV fandoms I've ever been in would just be brought to an end in moments by the simple existence of the NHS and gun control.

Q - A fandom you’ve abandoned and why.

The Hobbit. I just kind of wrote everything I wanted to for it and moved on to the next thing.

R - Which friendship / platonic relationship is your favourite in fandom?

I'm not sure I ever met a friendship I wouldn't ship romantically... I'll go with Alison and Robert in Afterlife. I was really pleasantly surprised that the show never once played that angle with them.

Alison Mundy and Robert Bridge in Afterlife

S - Show us an example of your personal headcanon.

No matter whose backstory it is, I'm sure I can think of a way to make it angstier!

T - Do you have any hard and fast headcanons that you will die defending?

Jimmy Olsen knows all about Clark's secret identity. The guy is obsessed with Clark and has a shrine to Superman in his bedroom... He was clever enough to build his own signal watch in various versions of continuity, he's clever enough to see past a pair of glasses.

Superman Returns

U - Three favorite characters from three different fandoms, and why they’re your favourites.

Lucifer - Lucifer. Duh. Tom Ellis is amazing in the role and it's one of the few current US TV shows, in my own opinion, to manage consistently good writing.

Lucifer Gene Hunt

Life on Mars - The Gene Genie. Gene Hunt is the embodiment of so much that was wrong with Britain in the 1970s, but you keep getting these glimpses of the real bloke beneath the surface. The guy who cares about his team, and supports Sam no matter how certifiable he's acting.

Red Dwarf - Arnold Judas Rimmer. He might be the biggest smeghead in the history of the universe, but he just does it so well.

V - Which character do you relate to most?

Adrian Mole.

Adrian Mole

W - A trope which you are virtually certain to hate in any fandom.

I don't know, anything can be good if it's done right.

X - A trope which you are almost certain to love in any fandom.

Fake relationship. Forever and always. ♡

Favourite Fictional Tropes

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)?

Most of the big juggernaut fandoms - MCU, Supernatural, Teen Wolf, Yuri on Ice, etc. I've never seen any of them and have zero intentions of changing that.

Tyler Hoechlin as Superman
I was legitimately amazed to learn what the actors behind Sterek looked like. Fic had not given me that image at all!

Z - Just ramble about something fan-related, go go go! (Prompts optional but encouraged.)

Check out my post on Fanfiction and TPTB:

Fanfiction and The Powers That Be

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