I love the power of the nerdy/geeky (I don’t discriminate) internet. I walked out of the theater on the day Avengers came out thinking frantically about ways that Agent Coulson could survive, and desperate to find someone to talk to about it. Sadly, none of my family members or friends were particularly interested in this insanity. Thank God for twitter, AO3 and tumblr. I found a new community of incredible writers and artists, fell in love with a new pairing (Shield Husbands all the way), and found a lovely distraction from thesis work.
The internet has granted us the ability to form communities that would never be possible before. It has also shown to Hollywood the power that a small group of dedicated fans can have. I haven't been this proud since participating in the great Save Chuck Subway Campaign. Well done, Agents...
Now, we just need to get Clint and Natasha in the show too. Imagine all of the the wonderful new source material!
- Current Mood: giddy
- Current Music:The Hunger Games Soundtrack
So, my newest obsession? NCIS. Who woulda thought? I really didn't expect to love this one. I know it is the most popular scripted show on TV right now, and I'm not usually into bandwagons. Still, those reruns did me in. Not to mention a wonderfully geeky main character, who a series of authors do an excellent job of getting into tons of trouble. I just finished season 2 of the episodes, and I've watched all of season nine. Unlike some of my other fandoms, I'm definitely finding that I prefer the fanfiction to the show much of the time. There are a group of authors who do an excellent job of portraying characters in ways I enjoy, and I generally prefer that to how some of my favorites are treated now. One weird thing about this show- I'm not shipping anyone. Usually, I fall into some ship pretty quickly. When I started reading Trek, I tried both Kirk/Spock and Kirk/McCoy, and immediately fell in love with K/M. This is pretty typical of me in various different genres. But with NCIS, I definitely don't prefer any one ship over another. It's nice, because it opens me up to many more stories.
Chuck is ending tomorrow night. I mourn. I was one of those people who bought a subway sandwich to keep the show alive. I have a nerd herd hat. It is one of the few shows I've loved from the very beginning. I'll be sad to see it go. Gotta love the geeks.
- Current Mood: pensive
- Current Music:Snow Patrol
HP books in order of preference:
1. Prisoner of Azkaban (Amazing characters and an incredible time travel plot that was truly surprising on the first read)
2. Deathly Hallows
3. Goblet of Fire
4. Sorcerer's Stone
5. Chamber of Secrets
6. Half-Blood Prince
7. Order of the Phoenix (In which JK Rowling remembers that teenage boys have hormones. Yay! Not.)
Hermione Granger- I definitely see some of her in me- her bookworm qualities, tendency to be somewhat bossy, etc. It was lovely having such a strong female character
Neville Longbottom- From the very first book, you can see something deep inside of him that shows real pain and real heroism. The more that is revealed, the better he is.
Remus Lupin- What's not to love. I feel that his storyline with Tonks is a bit forced, but I love that Harry finally had a positive male role model who took a real interest in his life (other than Dumbledore).
Minerva McGonagall- She is really awesome. Powerful, smart, loving (even if it isn't always obvious). She rocks.
Favorite Fanfiction Story- Definitely Harry Potter and the Nightmares of Future Past. Incredible stuff. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2636963/1/H
Year, Age, and Reason: I was 11 when my Mom read the first book aloud to my siblings and I. We eventually read all 7 books aloud together. It was wonderful.
Top Moment: The walk in the woods. I was in charge of reading aloud at that point, and the book had to be taken away from me because I was sobbing to much to continue reading.
How the fandom has changed me: This wasn't my first fandom, but it is one that has lasted the longest. The waits for each new book, release parties and premieres, and the family bonding experience around them has definitely made this series one of the cornerstones of my experience turning from a child to an adult.
- Current Mood: optimistic
We'll see where all of this goes.
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- Current Mood: optimistic
- Current Music:Sigh No More