Fandom Meme 2015

I'm working on my end-of-year meme, but tbh, the fannish stuff is always more fun, so:

1. Your main fandom of the year?

2. Your favourite film you watched this year?
I was hoping/expecting it would be Mockingjay Part 2, but although I enjoyed it, I had too many quibbles with it to make it my favourite. However, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens admirably fit the bill. I did NOT expect to be quite so floored by how awesome it was, and to be rolling in so many delicious emotions! (Naturally, having to wait for Episode VIII until May 2017 is a heinous and unacceptable crime against my person.)

3. Your favourite book read this year?
Fool's Quest was amazing and everything I wanted it to be. Carry On was lovely. I've greatly enjoyed the new Saga installments. And a lovely surprise was Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, which didn't grab me that much initially but really grew on me later on and post-read. And as a delicious end-of-year dessert, Uprooted won my heart forever.

As usual, I also revisited a few old favourites for rereads, such as The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Thistledown, and the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series.

4. Your favourite album or song to listen to this year?
The Book of Mormon soundtrack, after seeing the show in Chicago with [info]lilithilien.

Excuse me sir
But what exactly does that phrase mean?
Well, let's see, Eebowai means "God"
And Hasa Diga means "Fuck you"
So I guess in English it would be, "Fuck you, God"

5. Your favourite TV show of the year?
Spartacus, definitely! Although season 3 of Please Like Me has been absolutely outstanding as well (Josh/Arnold have catapulted themselves into becoming one of my favourite pairings ever), and I've enjoyed the first season of Empire. Lately I've also LOVED Jessica Jones; I'm finally getting into The Good Wife (Cary! Kalinda! GO GO SLYTHERINS!); and binge-watching The Walking Dead makes for good brain candy.

6. Your best new fandom discovery of the year?
Sparty Sparty Sparty.

7. Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?
If this means "thing I read/watched with fannish expectations", I'd have to go with Agents of Shield, which I finally tried and which just didn't grab me at all.

8. Your fandom boyfriend of the year?
Liam McIntyre. His shiny geeky fanboy ways are irresistible!

Manu Bennett and Dan Feuerriegel are a close tied second. <3 <3 <3

9. Your fandom girlfriend of the year?
Ellen Hollman. Guh.

10. Your biggest squee moment of the year?
There are some close contenders, but I'm going to have to give it to the expression on Nasir's face when Agron first kisses him. You know, the "Did you just kiss me? ...I think I'm good with that" look.


But, y'know, also all their devastating smiles in general.


That said, the closest contender was definitely every single moment in episode 301 of Please Like Me, which incidentally might just be the most perfect episode of television ever. Pictorial evidence:

11. The most missed of your old fandoms?
I had a few fond moments and even random ep rewatches of Alles was zählt, like I do most years. But I didn't miss it (or any other fandom) as such. THE PAST! <3

12. The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Black Sails. Perhaps finally read Wheel of Time.

13. Your biggest fan anticipations for the coming year?
In books, Assassin's Fate, although I am aware it may well kill me.

In other things... no, you know what? My heart doesn't have room for anything else as huge. These books have been with me for fifteen years, these characters have been all-time favourites for a substantial portion of that, and while I'm still wildly rejoicing that we got this unexpected final trilogy, I am not ready for the end.


Well this is a mighty mighty picspam. I've loved every vicarious second of your Sparty obsession. You've produced some amazing amazing fic and I've loved the chance to spend more time with the show.

Thank you for all the fannish organising you've done this year too - so much of my fannish input has been down to your prodding and encouraging including your efforts in Drabble Day, Fic or Die and even just posting reminders about BBTP. It's been great!!!

ARGGGH I had not thought about it being the last in the trilogy for Fitz and the Fool, it still feels like it's just beginning. ARGH ARGH ARGH. Thinking about it as just one more book makes me resent how much Molly we had to have in the first book all over again!

*holds* The last book had better rip out hearts out and chew them up and spit them out and then put them back together into perfect working order. Just saying. #tallorder

Thank you SO MUCH for indulging in the Sparty flail with me - it was so lovely of you guys to plunge back into the feels with me even though I was years late to the party <3333

lol, I felt like such a slavedriver over some of the writing challenge bits, but you have all been excellent as usual. Best fandom bunch in the 'verse, even when it's not all centered around one fandom (actually I am enjoying the multi-fandom challenges mightily - perfect appetizers for things I yet want to see/read!)

February 2018



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