such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (who: amy [tardis looking down])
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:

[personal profile] laurashapiro gave me Doctor Who, BSG & Fringe.

Doctor Who

What got you into this fandom in the first place?

Sat down to watch 'Rose' the night it aired; love at first sight. Then I started getting internet-fannish about it around s3, which is also the time my friends were enabling me into the Classic series, the Big Finish audios, etc etc. I now have books, audio CDs, DVDs, soundtracks, posters, action figures, multiple autographed things and various other bits and pieces of merchandise including a pop-up Weeping Angel because my dad thought it was funny. *fist shake*

Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?

It's hard for me to imagine not loving the show - I've certainly had periods of going off it before, see the year of specials and manpain, but I always come back again. It could happen, of course, but I hope it doesn't. Whether it'll remain my primary online fandom post-Ponds remains to be seen. I may jump on board writing fic about the new companion, or I may end up hunkering down in my corner making things about Amy and Rory way past the point where most people care, or I might spend more time somewhere else. Who knows! But I would be kind of excited to *not* break up with my major fandom for once, that would be super.

Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?

Eesh.
-- Classic series: City of Death, Five Doctors, Battlefield.
-- Big Finish audios: The Church and the Crown, The Kingmaker, The Time of the Daleks (DALEKS QUOTING SHAKESPEARE YOU GUYS, IT'S AMAZING) the Zagreus series.
-- New series: The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, Smith and Jones, Blink, Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead, Vincent and the Doctor, The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang, The Doctor's Wife.

... what! It's a big canon!

Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?

Hahaha just a bit. Fic, vids, podfic, graphics, meta, I mod some comms, I cosplay - yeah.

Do you think more people should get into this fandom?

Well, the more the merrier, obviously! Especially if you want to make Ponds fanworks for me to squee over. :D But it's a big enough thing that I feel like everyone knows about it and if you want to watch it, you're watching it. *non-committal hands* I rarely get preachy about my shows because they're often so big already. The two box sets I tend to thrust at people are Avatar: the Last Airbender and Sarah Connor Chronicles, because they're kind of perfect. Everything else I love, well, if you love it too then that's awesome, if not, that's fine!

Battlestar Galactica

What got you into this fandom in the first place?

A bunch of people on my flist were watching it, and I had essay deadlines. (This is how I mainlined a lot of my TV during uni.) I caught up right before the finale aired.

Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?

I'm not sure I would ever consider myself as having been in the fandom as such - I've vidded it, and watched a lot of other vids for it, but I never really got immersed in it or read a lot of fic anything.

Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?

Downloaded. Boomer/Caprica = robot revolutionary OTP. Also the whole New Caprica arc. Those were the days.

Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?

Not really - I have made a vid, and have another one I might make sometime. It's a suuuuper depressing one about Dee and Gaeta, though, and I want to exist but I'm not sure I have the heart to make it. Maybe I should buy someone in an auction sometime and make them do it for me.

Do you think more people should get into this fandom?

BSG is one of those shows that was really, really awesome for me for a long time and then made me sad and angry, so I wouldn't recommend the show unconditionally to anyone. Also it's very dark and violent even when it's good so it's certainly not for everyone.

Fringe

What got you into this fandom in the first place?

Everyone was talking about this Olivia Dunham person and she sounded pretty fabulous! I started watching it, and everyone was right.

Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?

I don't think Fringe is ever going to be a major fandom for me - I'm working on a vid right now and I do have some fic ideas, but it doesn't quite hit my 'must make all the fanworks' buttons.

Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?

Bound, Ability, Jacksonville, Brown Betty, Over There, Olivia, The Abducted, Making Angels.

Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?

I don't really feel like I'm 'in a fandom' until I'm subscribing to communities/hunting for fic etc, so Fringe is more a show that I watch and talk about with my friends and also am making some things for. I do have a lot of flaily squee for Olivia and Astrid in particular, though. <3333

Do you think more people should get into this fandom?

Given that this season has not really been keeping my interest, let me see how the finale plays out and I'll get back to you on that one. The Olivia Dunham Show is amazing, however, when the show remembers that's what it is. Beware a distressing amount of body horror, though! (I keep forgetting that I should never watch Fringe with food in case it's a gross-out episode. D:)

miscellany

Mar. 25th, 2011 12:21 am
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (f: astrid)
+ To whoever dropped my name into [personal profile] azuire's love meme, and everyone who said nice things, thank you! I am very touched. <333

+ [livejournal.com profile] queer_fest is functioning as the new [livejournal.com profile] lgbtfest, and is taking prompts until March 30th.

+ Photographer Amelia Strauss has this fabulous photo essay about her childhood friend, Jasika Nicole (Astrid from Fringe). ALL OF THE HEARTS.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (avatar: katara)
The characters were:

1. River Song
2. Ginny Weasley
3. Martha Jones
4. Diana Barrigan
5. Katara
6. Hermione Granger
7. Amy Pond
8. Zoe Alleyne
9. Guinevere
10. Olivia Dunham
11. Cara Mason
12. Gwen Cooper
13. Astrid Farnsworth
14. Toph Bei Fong
15. Sarah Connor

your questions answered! )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (f: astrid)
"I've been taking computers apart since I was like, six."

'I speak five languages, but I don't speak Walter.' )

I don't have a fanwork rec for Astrid! Sadface! Please rectify in the comments if you have links to hand. I do however recommend Jasika Nicole's tumblr, sugar booty, where she posts art and answers fan questions and talks about queer activism sometimes and in general is amazing.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (f: olivia)
HAVE CAUGHT UP ON FRINGE.

OLIVIA DUNHAM IS A BIG DAMN HERO. (ALSO ILU ASTRID ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE A HAT.)

CANNOT BRAIN; OVERLOAD OF PLOT AND SQUEE AND ALSO OLIVIA AND HER FACE.

LINK ME ALL THE THINGS - META, GRAPHICS, FANWORKS, EVERYTHING PLS.

OMG.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (m: gwen beautiful smile)
+ [livejournal.com profile] pocky_slash is hosting a Not My Fandom Fest - you go and write for fandoms you don't know based on what you've absorbed through fannish osmosis. Hilarity no doubt ensues.

+ Festivids sign-ups close tomorrow.

+ [personal profile] thingswithwings: Festivids: Still Awesome, which is yet another reason why you should sign up!

+ Yuletide sign-ups fandom nominations are open until Wednesday night.

+ [community profile] ladiesbigbang is hosting round 1.5 - still open to multimedia projects but with a shorter timetable and minimums.

+ Camelot Remix is live! Lots of Merlin fanworks to go and peruse - I've only had a chance to read a couple so far, but it all looks wonderful.

+ [personal profile] china_shop made Got The Time, a really delightful Eleventh Doctor vid that captures the steampunk glory of the new TARDIS and also Eleventy's whirligig physicality which I love beyond all reason.

+ [livejournal.com profile] kaydeefalls continues her series of Merlin character study vids set to Vienna Teng songs with Augustine, which is Merlin's one. It's lovely.

+ via [personal profile] littlebutfierce: Zuko's on a boat. :D

+ I have now watched through 2x16 of Fringe. I think my reaction can be best be summed as a;lsdkjas why do I have other things to do with my life?! I will post coherently on the subject when I'm caught up, particularly with regard to how you need Olivia Dunham in your life and also Astrid and Nina and hey, the guys are pretty great too.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (f: olivia)
So I am getting into this Fringe business now! I have watched up until 2x05, and it is all very good and exciting, yay. Does anyone have any fanwork recs that won't spoil me beyond where I've got to? I'll take pretty much any characters/pairings because I love them all eee, but bonus points for femslash and gen. Also, where are the crossovers with Doctor Who? As [livejournal.com profile] faeriemaiden correctly pointed out to me today, Walter + TARDIS = the greatest thing ever to happen.

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