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Write about your first fandom crush(es). (Post a picture of them if you can!)

This certainly goes back a ways. Like, honestly first? Julia/Danziger on Earth2. I know how weird that sounds, but hey, unconventional OTPs are my thing. The other OTP was Sam/Jack in Profiler, in an odd way. I spent a year convinced that the best plot device ever would be that Sam (a profiler with the FBI) was actually Jack, the serial killer she was chasing. Really, the entire first season makes so much sense when viewed through that lens.

Wait. … I misread that header. But hey, that stuff is too fun to delete and a bit of a look too far into my psyche.

Back to fandom crushes. Um. The first fandom crush I can remember was Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: Next Generation, because it was 1987 and I was seven.

Over the years, I haven’t tended to have a lot of crushes, per say… I prefer to find a strong POV character to identify with. Like, in the last ten years, my main POVs are usually strong loner types who find a family against all odds, goshdarnit.

Don’t believe me?

  • Anita Blake.

  • John Sheppard.

  • Natasha Romanoff.

  • Ziva David.

(oh god that would be the best strike team EVER)

My only real fandom crush at the moment, as in let me stop everything and look at publicity photos from four years ago you little sweetie, is Sebastian Stan. Look at this cutie.

who wants to look at pictures of Sebastian Stan? )
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What's your current fandom love(s) and/or ship(s)?

OH MY GOD Avengers. My primary ship is Natasha Romanoff/Bucky Barnes, followed by Peggy Carter/Steve Roger… And a hell of a lot of friendship OTPs in there as well. Natasha and Steve are epics bros, it’s truth..

I have to admit, I usually fall in line with canon ships; canon happenings always influence my love and shipping and my fandom experinces. Maybe that’s why I love crossovers so much; I know it can never happen so I can get away with things in my head.

Other loves: I love Sleepy Hollow with all sorts of burning. Abbie Mills is my new fave. In fact, the entire cast is brilliant (and Orlando Jones is a gift to Tumblr-kind). Not in a ficcy way, although I sort of ship everyone with everyone, if you know what I mean.

Criminal Minds still holds a place in my heart. Honestly, I’d watch an episode of the BAU team just doing team things, skip the KOTW.

I’ve drifted away from some of the other fandoms, both the older ones that are now over, as well as stuff that made me lose interest (Teen Wolf and Doctor Who, I’m looking at you :()
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What was your first fandom love(s)? Your first ship(s)?

In all honesty? Little House on the Prairie because I was like six. (Shut up, I was an early reader). Laura/Alonzo 4eva.

Some of my more enduring fandoms (the one I stick with) are Stargate Atlantis, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Criminal Minds, Gilmore Girls, Castle…

(There’s a reason Anita Blake isn’t on that list any longer, which I detailed here. I am still planning to finish Inevitable (five years later oh my god) but never in my life have I been so turned off the source material from a fandom I was so invested in. Of course, it could be argued that I haven’t invested that much in a fandom since, so maybe that’s more of defence mechanism.)

Ships - I’m not what you’d call overly shippy, nothing really lingers. The only one I never could never let go of (mostly because I never wrote in this fandom) was girl!John Sheppard (SGA)/Spencer Reid. In my head it was awesome.

Some of the past ships that I can ping back to are Jack/Sam (Profiler - actually, for a while, it was Jack=Sam but let’s not linger on that), Anita/Jean-Claude (AB), Sam Carter/Martouf (SG1)... there was something around Earth2 back in teh day but I can’t remember what it was anymore. Something to do with Julia? And I can’t even look it up because all my old stuff on the external hard drive isn’t working on my PC any longer (this morning’s fun discovery, btw) (also I think I lost my fanvid archive so I’m sad)

Currently? I’m on a Natasha Romanoff/Bucky Barnes kick (which might be a little obvious)
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k, so obviously spoilers for tonight's Castle ep: An open love letter to whoever wrote tonight's Castle (aka busting the slut-shaming stereotype cliché ftw) )

Also, why is Beckett suddenly calling Esposito "Espo" at every turn? It's kind of jarring after 3.5 years of Esposito...

In other news, does anyone know if there's any fandom presence for either Unforgettable or A Gifted Man? They are my current guilty pleasures and I can't find a thing...
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So, a crack!theory about Doctor Who and the last 20 seconds of that episode:

Cut for spoilers for Impossible Astronaut, Day of the Moon, and the crackiest theory every! )

Next week: Pirates! It'd be even better if it were zombie pirates but oh well.
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This post has three things: An important safety tip on LJ, an Anita Blake/Buffy the Vampire Slayer summary, and a rambling dissertation on why I find it so damn hard to write Anita Blake these days.

Don't Cross the Streams



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Summary



I think I finally figured out a new take on an Anita Blake/Buffy the Vampire Slayer crossover. More about that after the epic summary.

from [personal profile] averzierlia: The Darkness Inside (Anita Blake/Buffy)

In the Buffy-verse

Everyone in St. Louis knows who she is.  )

Meta: And now, some thoughts on Anita Blake.



Those of you who have been around for a while will have noticed that I lost the enthusiasm for writing in the Anita Blake world a few years ago, soon after the Dear Negative Reader situation. I haven't been reading the latest AB books and have no idea what's happening in that world these days.

Unfortunately, this can happen at anytime, in any fandom, when the creative team behind your show/book/movie of choice decides to take the source material in a direction that doesn't gel with your take on things. I'm not saying they are wrong; it's their baby, they can do whatever they want with their stories. But as a fan, I retain the right to not be interested in change of direction. And more on this subject. Seriously, there's lots more )

So oh my god tl;dr - it's interesting how our interest or disinterest in source material can influence how engaged we are in fanfic.

I'm going to stop now.
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I SAW SHERLOCK HOLMES AND IT'S THE BEST MOVIE EVAR (in tiny part because it was preceded by five of the crappiest trailers in the history of humanity, including the one where Gerard Butler throws Jennifer Aniston in the trunk.)

Sherlock Holmes movie SPOILARS )

Haven't seen Avatar yet but I'm looking forward to that.

Have been writing on the fanfics again, now that I have time (and yes, that includes mainly Inevitable).

Will have something for you in a few minutes. Stay tuned.
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Hello friendly viewers! The first round of Twisting the Hellmouth's Crossing Over Awards ends on Wednesday - then things go into a second round which I'm a bit hazy on but it's been a long day.

So, go vote vote vote like a baby stoat! (For me!)

All of my nominations are up HERE with direct linkies and information.

PLEASE KEEP ME IN THE RUNNING and I'll write that NCIS/Torchwood crossover in which Timothy McGee is the secret lovechild of Toshiko Sato and Ianto Jones, thrown backwards in time.

Thank you.
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Okay, I get it. I like vampires. I totally dig them. However, now that I am back from seeing Twilight, I absolutely do not need to write a post-movie Twilight/Anita Blake crossover in which Federal Marshal Blake comes to Forks to solve those "animal" killings and realizes that she's met one of those daywalking Cullens before. Anita/Alice for the epic-tastic win.

Most of all, the image of Esme playing "mom" with Rosaline and Alice at a school mother-daughter movie night is melting my brain. I'm so screwed.


In other news, I'm looking forward to the release of the Pomegranate SmartPhone. Some say it's the next iPhone. Check out some of the apps, they're killer.

*sips this delicious cup of coffee*
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OH MY GOD i'm totally incapable of rational thought. it's the cute!

BABY OCELOT KITTENS )

BABY GORILLA )

BABY TIGER )

That is all.

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