Borrowing over a fandom meme from musesfool
(who in turn is borrowing it over from misbegotten
). 50 questions, because it seems a sensible thing to start in the middle of the night when I need something to place in the giant silence headed precisely nowhere, but did, at the very least, decide not to be a migraine. Fandom Questions 50, Part I1. What was the first fandom you got involved in?
It's hard to place the timing exactly, but it is either X-Men or Elfquest, as both started when I was knee-high to grasshopper. Given the X-Men cartoon is, apparently from 1992 (making me 9), and Elfquest was being defended, paper-dolled for Barbie, and read at least by kinder/first grade, it appears it's likely Elfquest. Which I'm entirely good with. 2. What is your latest fandom?
Yuri on Ice. It is a blackhole of beauty from which my pocketbook knows no end currently. 3. What is the best fandom you’ve ever been involved in?
That. . .is a super hard question.
The fandoms themselves are long and varied, happened on many platforms, and go back as far as Subreality and Chat House, and as forward as Tumblr, Plurk, and Discord. I don't know if I have any specific, singular fandom involvements that have been radiant star favorites, but I have loved deeply a lot of cross-fandom things that I never lose love for and spend time reminiscing on still.
Milliways is one that never goes out of style for that.
So is while we tell of Yuletide treasures
which I'll never not do. 4. Do you regret getting involved in any fandoms?
In the longest of long runs, I think I feel sometimes that one day I'm going to look back and feel that way about Twilight, but the Sparkle Mafia of Milliways really was just filled with too many amazing writers and I spent too long lost in the joy of writing eighty years before the books.
I am uncertain if I regret getting into a not-quite-a-fight with the actress from Hawaii Five-0 that I did, and still look at my life baffled that certain actress got that involved with me personally for show captioned write-ups. 5. Which fandoms have you written fanfiction for?
That is the sound of my pained laughter you can't hear, because the answer is like -- five billion? My A03 reports it as the following:
Hawaii Five-0 (2010) (157), Twilight Series - Stephenie Meyer (63), Once Upon a Time (TV) (58), Robin Hood (BBC 2006) (57), Milliways (38), X-Men (Comicverse) (31), Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis (24)6. List your OTP from each fandom you’ve been involved in.
X-Men - All Media Types (20), Babylon 5 (18), Supernatural (17)
Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins (12), Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling (11), Smallville (10), Farscape (9), X-Men (Alternate Timeline Movies) (9), The Ordinary Princess - M.M. Kaye (8), Batman (Comics) (7), Beauty and the Beast (TV 1987) (7), DCU (Comics) (6), Tarot (Divination Cards) (6), Ysabel - Guy Gavriel Kay (5), The Fionavar Tapestry - Guy Gavriel Kay (5)
Becoming Jane (2007) (4), Star Wars - All Media Types (4), Robin Hood (Traditional) (3), Marvel (3), Hell on Wheels (TV) (3), Stargate SG-1 (3), Holes - Louis Sachar (3), Grey's Anatomy (3), Batgirl (Comics) (2), New Mutants (2), The Woods (2006) (2), The Sundering - Jacqueline Carey (2), Charmed (TV) (2), Superman (Comics) (2), Star Wars Prequel Trilogy (2), Animorphs - Katherine A. Applegate (2), Superman - All Media Types (2), Firefly (2), Haven (TV) (2), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2), Xena: Warrior Princess (2)
Alias (TV) (1), The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle (1), The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern (1), The L Word (1), Robin Hood (1973) (1), Spider-Man - All Media Types (1), Wayfarer Redemption - Sara Douglass (1), Sanctuary (TV) (1), Kushiel's Legacy - Jacqueline Carey (1), Taken (TV 2002) (1), The Sandman (Comics) (1), Jeremiah (TV) (1), Burn Notice (1), Labyrinth (1986) (1), Titans (Comics) (1), Revenge (TV) (1), Princess Tutu (1), Nightwing (Comics) (1), The Originals (TV) (1), Green Arrow (Comics) (1), X-Men (Movieverse) (1), Battlestar Galactica (2003) (1), Leverage (1), Weapon X (Comics) (1), Roswell (TV) (1), Arthurian Mythology & Related Fandoms (1), Kabuki (Comic) (1), Heartwood (1), Terminator (Movies) (1), Robin (Comics) (1), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1), Elfquest (1), Dark Angel (1), The Symphony of Ages - Elizabeth Haydon (1), Robin of Sherwood (1), Glee (1), Terminator - All Media Types (1), Star Trek: Voyager (1), Band of Brothers (1), The Lord of the Rings - All Media Types (1), Teen Titans - All Media Types (1), Tortall - Tamora Pierce (1)
Uh. This is going to be long and not as easy to copy-paste sadly.
Danny Williams/Steve McGarrett. Edward Cullen/Carlise Cullen. Snow White/Prince Charming, Emma Swan/The Huntsman & Gold/Belle. Marian/Robin Hood (which will also be trumped for life by Marian/Caspian, too). Jean Grey/Logan, Jean/Ororo, Kitty/Illyana, Kitty/Piotr. Lyta Alexander/Zach. Jo Harvelle/Dean Winchester (but also Jo/Dean/Rachel, Jo/Kol/Thorfinn). Peeta/Katniss. Ron Weasley/Hermione Granger. Chloe/Clark/Lex. Dick Grayson/Barbara Gordon. Anakin/Padme, Luke/Mara Jade. Meredith/Dereck. Piper/Leo. Wash/Zoe, Inara/Mal, Kaylee/Simon. Lois/Clark. Vaugn/Sydney. Marco/Celia. Helen/John. 7. List your NoTPs from each fandom you’ve been in.
I don't really end up running around much with NoTP's as I'm very much a ship and let ship kind of girl. The only thing I don't do is seriously underaged ships, and by seriously I mean like deeply, seriously, non-content age of consent underaged, like kids-kids, below the age of physical maturation. It's on my far as you can go no wrong squick. 8. How did you get involved in your latest fandom?
I was sitting in a snowstorm in Laura's house over Christmas when I got to watch the whole finished season, and there was light consideration of the topic afterward, but it all sorts of snowballed when Shannon threw one of the characters into a sandbox and then there was gaming, and then there were cons, and then my entire life turned into direct to the runners stream updates, acrylics buying, and zine stalking.
It's probably only a matter of time for the fic bug bites me and that happens, too. 9. What are the best things about your current fandom?
That even though it's going through a sort of mid-fall lull, there's still new news, new merchandise, new zines, and new canon on the horizon not far away. Plus, a whole lot of the fandom is hugely excited for the actual Senior Grand Prix Finale (5 days and counting now! <3), which is all sorts of infectious and lovely to both watch and take part in.10. Is there a fandom you read fic from but don’t write in?
Tons. Especially around Yuletide time. But, also, because even when I've wandered off from a fandom I'm still following a ton of subscriptions on A03 which means I get updates from people in those fandoms still, too, or even more fandoms they fall into and then I end up reading those, as well.