potentiality_26: (longmire)
Snagged from both [livejournal.com profile] rogueslayer452 and [livejournal.com profile] megan_moonlight!


Give me a TV series and I'll tell you:

My all-time ultimate fave character:
A character I didn't used to like but now do:
A character I used to like but now don't:
A character I'm indifferent about:
A character who deserved better:
A ship I've never been able to get into:
A ship I've never been able to get over:
A cute, low-key ship:
An unpopular ship but I still enjoyed it:
A ship that was totally wrong and never should have happened:
My favourite storyline/moment:
A storyline that never should have been written:
My first thoughts on the show:
My thoughts now:


Other non-tv series (like books or movies) are fine too!
  

Meme

Feb. 18th, 2017 06:04 pm
potentiality_26: (stargate)
Guess who's been forgetting to post regularly again?  It's me!

I'm going to do a post for the shows I'm watching soon.  I'm mainly keeping up with Lucifer (on hiatus until May, sadly, but they got picked up for a third season, so I'm happy about that) and Shadowhunters, but I watched A Series of Unfortunate Events and The OA, I'm just getting caught up on Ripper Street, and I've started Frontier.  So this is my reminder to myself to do that.

While I'm getting that together, though, here's a meme I snagged from [livejournal.com profile] megan_moonlight!

Send me a number and I will tell you:

1. Character in my fandoms that I think I’m most like.
2. What character archetype am I attracted to?
3. First ever ship and why.
4. How much has your life change ever since you started fangirling/fanboying?
5. Top 3 Favorite TV shows.
6. Top 3 Favorite movies.
7. Top 3 Favorite books.
8. Dream crossover?
9. Character death you still haven’t moved on yet?
10. Craziest fangirl/fanboy moment?
11. Ever cosplayed a character/dream cosplay?
12. Make me choose between two characters. (Oh god, please don't be a big meanie!)
13. Make me choose between two ships. (No really, please don't be a big meanie!)
14. Favorite fanfiction read/written.
15. Most loathed character. EVER.
16. Favorite villain/s.
17. A show you used to love but eventually hated or vice-versa.
18. A character you used to love but eventually hated or vice-versa.
19. A ship you used to love but eventually hated or vice-versa.
20. Your ultimate OTP?
21. Any fandom related question you can think of. :)
  
potentiality_26: (sleepy hollow)
Favourite character that has been with you the longest? (from [livejournal.com profile] verdande_mi)

Enjolras from Les Miserables.  I grew up loving the musical, read an abridged version of the book at seven and the unabridged version at eleven.  I've always been crazy about Enjolras.  He's still my favorite character from Les Mis and Les Mis is still one of my favorite things.  
  
potentiality_26: (stargate)
Conversely, what's a trope/cliche/character type you really enjoy? (from [livejournal.com profile] whimsicalnixie)

In fanfiction, I just love tropes and cliches in general.  I love seeing different writers' takes on the some concept, and I love all the fascinating things they can do.

In regular fiction, I'm a little more bored with tropes, but since I answered the previous one for regular fiction, I'm going to try to do it for this question to, so...

As a companion/comparison to yesterday's answer, I really like a quality "everyman" character who gets really good development and becomes a really cool character.  Daniel Jackson is a great example.  So is Rory Williams.  I like seeing a more or less regular person go through a lot and become someone extraordinary.
  
potentiality_26: (doctor who)
What's a fictional trope/cliche/character type you can't stand? (from [livejournal.com profile] whimsicalnixie)

I really dislike the character type- mainly found in sci-fi and fantasy genres- that has really cool powers or the opportunity to go an awesome adventure, and spends all their time whining about how they just want to be a normal person who does normal things.

It can be effective, of course (for instance, in early Supernatural Sam's decision to leave hunting to live a normal life made a really interesting contrast to his brother, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer did a really good job of selling how hard her life was, making it easier to understand why she might wish she could have regular teenage worries instead) and I'm not saying that on a case by case basis it doesn't work- I'm talking about it as a basic trope that writers pull out time and time again in the genre- and as a trope I really dislike it.  I don't know why they think fans of what is essentially escapist fiction would find a protagonist like that compelling.

Like, I'd be a wizard if I could.  I'd travel with the doctor if I could.  At least a little part of most nerds want to do these things and like to imagine that they'd be awesome at it and have a great time, and watching someone who actually can do magic or whatever conclude that it's much more important to just go to work tomorrow instead is sort of painful.

Again, it's obviously a trope that works in some situations, but I've quit reading books because of it in the past, so I'd say it qualifies as something I can't stand.
  
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Is there a fandom/pairing/character you always wanted to write a fic about but haven't yet? (from [personal profile] megan_moonlight)

There are quite a few of these, for me- but I think the most obvious is Due South.  I love the show, the characters, and all the great fics and I've always wanted to write one, but I've just never been able to make it happen.
  
potentiality_26: (castle)
Is there a fandom/pairing/character you always wanted to write a fic about but haven't yet? (from [livejournal.com profile] megan_moonlight)

There are quite a few of these, for me- but I think the most obvious is Due South.  I love the show, the characters, and all the great fics and I've always wanted to write one, but I've just never been able to make it happen.
  
potentiality_26: (kingsman)
What are your favorite characters and pairings to write? (from [livejournal.com profile] megan_moonlight)

Right now I would say Harry and Eggsy- and the Kingsman characters in general.

I'm usually pretty eclectic in terms of what show/movie/book series I'll get attached to enough to write fanfiction about, but if I do I try to like all the characters (or at least write a version of all the characters that I can like) and I usually ship multiple pairings, so it's a bit difficult to narrow it down beyond what I'm into at the moment.
  
potentiality_26: (kingsman)
What are your favorite characters and pairings to write? (from [personal profile] megan_moonlight)

Right now I would say Harry and Eggsy- and the Kingsman characters in general.

I'm usually pretty eclectic in terms of what show/movie/book series I'll get attached to enough to write fanfiction about, but if I do I try to like all the characters (or at least write a version of all the characters that I can like) and I usually ship multiple pairings, so it's a bit difficult to narrow it down beyond what I'm into at the moment.
  
potentiality_26: (doctor who)
Has there ever been a character you at first really didn't like, but then they grew on you? (from [livejournal.com profile] whimsicalnixie)

I've had more than just one of these, to be sure.  I often find replacement characters who come in after another has died or been written out hard to get attached to, but I almost always warm to them in the end.

Probably the best example is Ezri Dax on Deep Space Nine.  I could not have been more bitter about what happened to Jadzia, and Ezri seemed like such a poor substitute- but once I gave her a chance I thought she was actually quite lovely.
  
potentiality_26: (doctor who)
Has there ever been a character you at first really didn't like, but then they grew on you? (from [profile] whimsicalnixiewhimsicalnixie)

I've had more than just one of these, to be sure.  I often find replacement characters who come in after another has died or been written out hard to get attached to, but I almost always warm to them in the end.

Probably the best example is Ezri Dax on Deep Space Nine.  I could not have been more bitter about what happened to Jadzia, and Ezri seemed like such a poor substitute- but once I gave her a chance I thought she was actually quite lovely.
  
potentiality_26: (stargate)
If you could bring back one cancelled show, which would you choose and why? (from [livejournal.com profile] megan_moonlight)

This is a tough one because there have been so many great short-lived and/or otherwise cancelled shows, but it's made a little less tough by the fact that a lot of shows end up lasting just long enough to really go off the rails.

Anyway, to pick just one I might actually go with Stargate Atlantis?  I recently rewatched it, and that definitely plays a part, but Atlantis and SG-1 are among the relatively few long-lived shows that I never thought of as having fallen apart on a larger scale.  There might be a dud episode here or there, but I always enjoyed watching how the universe developed and where the larger plot went next.  And the characters coming and going never bothered me in Stargate the way it does in some shows (not that the writing out of characters couldn't have sometimes been better.  I mean... Elizabeth Weir?  She was never my favorite but wow writers, have some respect), I just loved meeting new people and watching the old ones grow and change.

So anyway, I think Atlantis had a huge amount of potential left after the final season ended, and the characters were so great, and it would be wonderful to see where it would have gone next.
  
potentiality_26: (stargate)
If you could bring back one cancelled show, which would you choose and why? (from [personal profile] megan_moonlight)

This is a tough one because there have been so many great short-lived and/or otherwise cancelled shows, but it's made a little less tough by the fact that a lot of shows end up lasting just long enough to really go off the rails.

Anyway, to pick just one I might actually go with Stargate Atlantis?  I recently rewatched it, and that definitely plays a part, but Atlantis and SG-1 are among the relatively few long-lived shows that I never thought of as having fallen apart on a larger scale.  There might be a dud episode here or there, but I always enjoyed watching how the universe developed and where the larger plot went next.  And the characters coming and going never bothered me in Stargate the way it does in some shows (not that the writing out of characters couldn't have sometimes been better.  I mean... Elizabeth Weir?  She was never my favorite but wow writers, have some respect), I just loved meeting new people and watching the old ones grow and change.

So anyway, I think Atlantis had a huge amount of potential left after the final season ended, and the characters were so great, and it would be wonderful to see where it would have gone next.
  
potentiality_26: (musketeers)
Any favourite fan-makings (non fiction)? (from [livejournal.com profile] verdande_mi)

Most of them, honestly.  I make some icons and fanmixes myself, but the skill that goes into pretty much everything really blows my mind.  I have very little understanding of how gif sets are made, so those are basically magic to me and I'm always so excited to see a really pretty or clever one.  And fanart... wow.  It's amazing to see what some people can create, and how much time and effort they're willing to put into it for love of fandom.  

Honestly, I think it's just all really impressive, you know?
  
potentiality_26: (musketeers)
Any favourite fan-makings (non fiction)? (from [personal profile] verdande_mi)

Most of them, honestly.  I make some icons and fanmixes myself, but the skill that goes into pretty much everything really blows my mind.  I have very little understanding of how gif sets are made, so those are basically magic to me and I'm always so excited to see a really pretty or clever one.  And fanart... wow.  It's amazing to see what some people can create, and how much time and effort they're willing to put into it for love of fandom.

Honestly, I think it's just all really impressive, you know?
  
potentiality_26: (sherlock)
5 favorite fandom crossovers and why (from [livejournal.com profile] megan_moonlight)

Such a great question!

1. Sherlock and James Bond.  I've never known a crossover to be more common, or more well done.  There are just so many good stories and headcanons on this topic.  It seems like everyone has written one. I've written one.  Honestly, I sometimes forget the combo isn't canon (not that I haven't heard people argue that it totally is).

2. More generally, I love same actor crossovers.  You know the kind- where the cast of one show meets a few (if not all) of the characters from another and shenanigans ensue because so-and-so looks just like so-and-so (or sometimes- depending on the story- used to be that person).  There were some particularly great Stargate/Burn Notice crossovers playing with the Daniel/Victor resemblance back in the day, but there are too many examples of this kind of fic to list them all.

3. Another more general one, but I love Harry Potter Fusions.  As much as I like the Harry Potter series, I sometimes think that what fans later did with the housing system is actually more interesting than the canon.  I love all the thought fans put into sorting characters from a different series, and I love the feel you get in a story when most of the main characters end up spread more evenly across the houses.  Some of the best ones will also work the Harry Potter characters in as well.

4. Although I love crossovers it's hard for me to list favorites because I think my favorite thing is actually when a crossover surprises me?  Even though they're not the two most compatible series (in my view) I once read a Stargate/Doctor Who crossover that was truly fantastic.  I read a Torchwood/Sherlock crossover where Mycroft was Ianto's father and it worked.  An Avengers/MIB/The Avengers crossover where Agent K and Emma Peel were Coulson's parents and it worked.  People's creativity with these things amazes me so much.  (I don't really have time to comb through my bookmarks for these, but if there's one you would like to read let me know and I'll go link hunting)

5. I have to mention one canon crossover that really blows my mind: Bones and Sleepy Hollow.  I wouldn't say I love this because I don't really watch either show anymore and it also sort of drives me crazy, but I just find it so fascinating.  With so many shows doing successful spin-offs, it's not hard to see why the network wanted to try it, but... Somebody honestly said "Let's just have the Sleepy Hollow team consult with the Bones team and it'll just be a fun little one off."  And it means that monsters and demons and witches and people who have been alive for 200 years (or so) just casually live in the same universe as Bones!  That's canon.

Honorable mention canon crossover: one of my favorite shows, Profit, was co-created by David Greenwalt, who also co-created Angel.  It was originally his intention to have Jim Profit play a recurring role on Angel (I believe in season 5).  The actor couldn't make it work, so it never happened- but David Greenwalt still essentially thought those two shows could've been happening in the same world.  That kind of thing just amazes me.

Feel free to send me more questions here!
 
potentiality_26: (sherlock)
5 favorite fandom crossovers and why (from [personal profile] megan_moonlight)

Such a great question!

1. Sherlock and James Bond.  I've never known a crossover to be more common, or more well done.  There are just so many good stories and headcanons on this topic.  It seems like everyone has written one.  I've written one.  Honestly, I sometimes forget the combo isn't canon (not that I haven't heard people argue that it totally is).

2. More generally, I love same actor crossovers.  You know the kind- where the cast of one show meets a few (if not all) of the characters from another and shenanigans ensue because so-and-so looks just like so-and-so (or sometimes- depending on the story- used to be that person).  There were some particularly great Stargate/Burn Notice crossovers playing with the Daniel/Victor resemblance back in the day, but there are too many examples of this kind of fic to list them all.  

3. Another more general one, but I love Harry Potter Fusions.  As much as I like the Harry Potter series, I sometimes think that what fans later did with the housing system is actually more interesting than the canon.  I love all the thought fans put into sorting characters from a different series, and I love the feel you get in a story when most of the main characters end up spread more evenly across the houses.  Some of the best ones will also work the Harry Potter characters in as well.

4. Although I love crossovers it's hard for me to list favorites because I think my favorite thing is actually when a crossover surprises me?  Even though they're not the two most compatible series (in my view) I once read a Stargate/Doctor Who crossover that was truly fantastic.  I read a Torchwood/Sherlock crossover where Mycroft was Ianto's father and it worked.  An Avengers/MIB/The Avengers crossover where Agent K and Emma Peel were Coulson's parents and it worked.  People's creativity with these things amazes me so much.  (I don't really have time to comb through my bookmarks for these, but if there's one you would like to read let me know and I'll go link hunting)    

5. I have to mention one canon crossover that really blows my mind: Bones and Sleepy Hollow.  I wouldn't say I love this because I don't really watch either show anymore and it also sort of drives me crazy, but I just find it so fascinating.  With so many shows doing successful spin-offs, it's not hard to see why the network wanted to try it, but... Somebody honestly said "Let's just have the Sleepy Hollow team consult with the Bones team and it'll just be a fun little one off."  And it means that monsters and demons and witches and people who have been alive for 200 years (or so) just casually live in the same universe as Bones!  That's canon. 

Honorable mention canon crossover: one of my favorite shows, Profit, was co-created by David Greenwalt, who also co-created Angel.  It was originally his intention to have Jim Profit play a recurring role on Angel (I believe in season 5).  The actor couldn't make it work, so it never happened- but David Greenwalt still essentially thought those two shows could've been happening in the same world.  That kind of thing just amazes me.      

Feel free to send me more questions here!
   
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What was the first fanfic story you ever wrote, even a kid? (from whimsicalnixie[profile] whimsicalnixie)

I didn't know that fanfic was a thing that existed until I was fourteen, but in terms of derivative, "this was definitely fanfic you just didn't know it" type stories, I wrote one about Robin Hood when I was very young.  Like so young I don't even remember it.  I know there was a story at one point, because my mother remembers me writing it, and while sorting through old papers a few years ago she found the cover I made for it, but the story itself is now gone.  

I don't really know what it was about anymore, but I know it was called "Robin Hood's Last Stand" (from the cover), so it probably wasn't the happiest story.  (I was into tragedy as a child.  I blame Les Mis.) 
  
potentiality_26: (justified)

Top 10 favorite songs (from [personal profile] megan_moonlight)

This is tough. To make it a little less tough I decided to only allow myself one song per singer, and not to do any songs from musicals at all. I'm still missing some songs I love- but hey, top tens are always hard.

1. Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner- Warren Zevon
2. Romeo and Juliet- Dire Straits
3. Southern Cross- Crosby, Stills and Nash
4. Cold Missouri Waters- James Keelaghan (though I think I like the Cry Cry Cry cover the best)
5. The Lower Road- Thea Gilmore
6. Come Back Home- Chris Pureka
7. Hallelujah- Leonard Cohen (there are so many good covers of this song but I actually lover his version, I also really like Allison Crowe's version, and Rufus Wainwright's)
8. The House of the Rising Sun- The Animals (I love The Gaslight Anthem's version too)
9. Florida- Patty Griffin
10. American Pie- Don McLean

I still have plenty of room for more questions on this meme.  Send me some more here if you like!

potentiality_26: (kingsman)
What are 5 fandom things you look forward to in 2017? (from [livejournal.com profile] megan_moonlight)

1. Star Trek Discovery.  The cast looks so great and even if it didn't I would be stoked because NEW STAR TREK!

2. Kingsman 2.  I'm as apprehensive as I am excited for this, but most of what I've heard makes it sound really cool, so yeah.  I want this yesterday, not in October.

3. A Series of Unfortunate Events.  I loved these books when I was younger and I'm holding out hope for the Netflix version to be a good adaptation.

4. The new Masterpiece Les Miserables they're talking about.  I don't think it'll actually be out in 2017 because they haven't even cast it yet, but seriously I'm even looking forward to just casting announcements.  Promo material.  Anything.  Everything.  I've wanted a multi-part Les Mis adaptation forever.

5. Shadowhunters.  I don't think this is the best show ever, but I do love Malec.  I can't wait for more.

There are undoubtedly a bunch of other things I'm not thinking of right now, but yeah- there's five.
 

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