1. Your main fandom of the year?
This has been a very weird year, fannishly! I haven't participated nearly as much in terms of content-creation – the only fandom I've posted fic for, not counting my Yuletide fandom, is Last Tango in Halifax
. Yeah, I guess that would be it (with sidebars in Nicola Walker's Face and Sarah Lancashire's Face), but I haven't been very... participatorily fannish. Just privately.2. Your favourite film watched this year?
You know, I thought Room
was going to take this, and it very nearly did, but oh, Carol
. It's just so beautiful. I mean, Room
too is technically an incredibly well-made film, but there's something about the visibility of technique in Carol
that, combined with its flawless execution, really added to the experience for me. Maybe even just that it was actually shot on film, and so everything down to the grain was so deliberate. The weight of the filmmaking added a necessary weight to the story it was telling, I think. 3. Your favourite book read this year?
I haaaate this question. I've been doing a lot of very mindless reading, so it's hard to pick out particular things from that. I eagerly anticipated and really enjoyed the latest Robert Galbraith mystery; I was fascinated by Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels (but stalled out partway through one... but still, so good!); I devoured Naomi Novik's Uprooted. Oh, Seraphina
and its sequel, back in April, those were great (god that feels like a loooooong time ago – did silly_cleo
rec those to me?). And I've been loving the Dorothy Sayers novels much more than expected (thanks for the final push, dafna
).4. Your favourite TV show of the year?
I'm coming up against that dichotomy between 'favourite' and 'best' jae
was talking about here. I think River
was the BEST show I watched, but favourite? It might've been too harrowing for that. For all its flaws, Agent Carter
might've been my favourite. PEGGYYYY.5. Your favourite online fandom community of the year?
I kind of didn't really do that this year? There's a bit of a Nicola Walker group cohesing on tumblr, but... mostly this was a year of yelling in semi-private about different stuff with different friends. Which is fine, because there's been a lot of yelling, but it is strange.6. Your best new fandom discovery of the year?Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
! Thanks for the intro, dafna
– gosh, you've done well at rec-ing me things this year! This was delightful fun, gorgeous, well-made, NOT as disappointing as it could've been, and got me gifted with a crossover femslash foursome fic. Yowza.7. Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?
I was not very happy with s3 of Last Tango in Halifax
, and not just because of Dead Lesbian Syndrome – I thought the worst of that narrative decision was how it invalidated some character beats that the story was setting up to be quite interesting. I also had some issues with other characterizations this season. Perhaps Sally W has taken on too much? It was not up to her usual standards, anyway.8. Your TV boyfriend of the year??
No. (I think this was the year of I Will Tolerate That Annoying Dude I Guess.) Ooh – Jarvis? I would take Jarvis. He can cook!9. Your TV girlfriend of the year?
I have a lot of very complicated feelings about Caroline and Gillian from LTIH, but 'girlfriend' might not cover them. So perhaps in a more straightforward way, Phryne Fisher. (Let's get you out of those clothes – slowly – and then introduce you to the vibrator technology of 2015, my dear.)10. Your biggest squee moment of the year?
Does meeting Nicola Walker count? I'm totally gonna count it.11. The most missed of your old fandoms?
mmmm... I miss there being a Wonder Woman I want to read enough for me to be fannish about. (There kind of is now, in the limited series The Legend of Wonder Woman that's just started, but it's digital and limited and... yeah.)12. The fandom you haven’t tried yet, but want to?
I am thinking about dipping a toe in the Supergirl
fandom. I'm enjoying the show immensely, much more than anticipated; not sure whether I want to fic for it, though. We shall see!13. Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year?
Well, s2 of Happy Valley
just wrapped, so that'll be coming soon; I anticipate that with joy and also terror. Agent Carter
s2 – I hope it will improve on some of its issues and keep up with Peggy being awesome.
And, oh, god, Wonder Woman is gonna be in a movie, which... *gulp* That comes out in March and I am trying NOT to anticipate it so I won't be horribly disappointed.