fandom year in review
I was not really tremendously fannish this year but I am doing this anyway (even though I'm not doing the fic year in review, because wow, I did not write very much fic; resolution for next year, write more fic).Your main fandom of the year?
I don't really know! I was probably most active in Warehouse 13
, but I'm not terribly into the tumblr fandom. Still, I wrote some fic and enjoyed it quite a lot, even if I've drifted a bit in the last half of the year. I guess it should probably count, though, since it's the only one where I crashed the studio on the final day of filming? :PYour favorite tv show of the year?
It has to be The Good Wife
, which came back from a good-but-not-great fourth year to blow me the fuck away throughout all of the first half of its fifth year. Every aspect of that show is just AMAZING. Shoutouts to Bomb Girls
and Lost Girl
, though, because homegrown Canadian awesomeness with brilliant ladies! They're tooootally different shows, and neither of them is nearly as quality as TGW, but they're good and fun and I have been really pleased to watch them.Your best new fandom discovery of the year?
That I could still care about a character played by Mia Kirshner even after hating her as Jenny in The L Word
? :P I was surprised that I liked Kenya in Defiance
as much as I did – and very pleased, because it made the events I knew were coming much more engaging and interesting. So, yay for that! She is no longer tainted in my eyes! *g*Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?
Oh, the DC Universe. I cannot. I am still so sad and angry about the whole state of the reboot. I'm doing my best to read more non-DC Comics (and if you read indy comics but are not reading Sex Criminals
you are WRONG IN THE FACE), but I really miss being able to care about those characters. I was whingeing on twitter about missing my identity-touchpoint characters and Gail Simone told me that one of the characters from her series The Movement
reminds her of me and I still haven't been able to bring myself to read it
. Ugh.Your fandom boyfriend of the year?
Pete from W13. I mean, it just has to be Pete, because he has the BEST brotp with Myka ever and I adore it. (IDK, movieverse Tony Stark could probably go in here too.) Oooh, or I have a massive braincrush on Matt Fraction, who writes Hawkeye
and Sex Criminals
(though lbr, I fancy his wife waaay more *cough*).Your fandom girlfriend of the year?
I suspect this was my answer last year, but Helena Wells! At least, I think she's the only character where I randomly text people just to tell them I'm having some feelings about her (hi, sophiagratia
!). I still want to write all sorts of fic about her and hug her and give her a happy ending.Your biggest squee moment of the year?
As a feminist, a pop culture critic, a fan of the Laurie R King Mary Russell book series, a semi-fan of the original canon, and someone who was massively hacked off
at the mistreatment of the character in Sherlock
... I was beyond thrilled to hear that Elementary
's Moriarty was going to be not just A Woman but The Woman. The whole Moriarty arc made me just so delightfully happy. And then I really fell for her character while I was writing my Yuletide fic and oh MAN have you seen the promos for her return? WHICH BTW AIRS TOMORROW. I have a lot of feelings about her brain and her emotions and her evil plans (and, let's be honest, her face).The most missed of your old fandoms?
I drifted away from my Stargate
watch, which makes me sad. But really, hanging out with cyborganize
at GeekGirlCon kind of made me miss BSG, not just for the people (most of the people) but for the fantastic community that was built around that show.The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?
Although I've written in Elementary
twice for Yuletide, I haven't paid much attention to it fannishly in between – I didn't even really keep up with it as it aired this autumn. I would like to do that more! I am also really looking forward to starting to watch Orphan Black
and at least being able to read the fic, even if I don't get super-fannish about it.Your biggest fan anticipations for the coming year?
More Moriarty! New Captain Marvel! New Black Widow series! More Defiance! The Captain America movie!
...oh, let's be honest: MALEFICENT COMES OUT THIS YEAR PLEASE WRITE ME ALL THE FIC.