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Frith ([personal profile] frith_in_thorns) wrote2016-12-27 01:17 am
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End of year fandom wrap-up

1. Your main fandom of the year?

I haven't really done fandom as such. I think Star Wars and Star Trek between them have taken the majority of my actively-thinking-about-fandoms time.


2. Your favourite film watched this year?

For once this is a hard question because I've actually seen quite a few films, way more than usual! But I think it has to be Moana, which was glorious.


3. Your favourite book read this year?

I loved The Fifth Season, rather to my surprise, and the sequel. (I had not got on with Jemisen's books previously.) Also Ninefox Gambit was really good. I read lots more that were really good too.


4. Your favourite TV show of the year?

Star Trek DS9! I finally got around to watching it, after a long time of certain friends talking about it incessently, and it deserved the hype :)


5. Your favourite online fandom community of the year?

Twitter and the lovely crowd there, aka the Julian Bashir Face Appreciation Society.


6. Your best new fandom discovery of the year?

DS9! It was SO GOOD and everyone in it is SO GREAT.


7. Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?

I hated the new Newsflesh book, which was a real shame. Also hated how tumblr fandom fell into Bernie-cult.


8. Your TV boyfriend of the year?

Julian Bashir, who is a darling.


9. Your TV girlfriend of the year?

Jadzia Dax :D


10. Your biggest squee moment of the year?

Finally getting Goldenhand, the Old Kingdom follow-up for Lireal, was wonderful!


11. The most missed of your old fandoms?

I don't really miss any fandom in particular anymore, but I do still really miss just being in a fandom -- just the socialness of it and the endless positive feedback loop that being a minor BNF ficwriter always gave me. (I know it's terribly gauche to admit, but I write so intensly for readers that even when I was churning out fic like 50% of it was directly from prompts that other people asked me to write, and the rest of it was written directly from me to my friends because I knew they'd like it. It's hard to describe, but I really fic-write as conversation. And without that, most of the drive is just... not really there.)


12. The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?

Not sure. I always feel I should try getting more into book fandoms, but I am just not so keen on reading fic about books. There's a sort of uncanny valley for me in regards to the authorial voice.


13. Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year?

Mass Effect Andromeda and Sunless Skies! Also the next Star Wars. And Jemisen's next book. And more Toby Daye.
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[personal profile] veleda_k 2016-12-27 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
I have never been even a minor BNF, but I will totally admit to writing fic for the feedback and attention. I mean, not entirely; I wouldn't write a ship I wasn't into, just because it was popular, but, well, why would anyone post fic if we didn't want a response?

I wish I liked Twitter.
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[personal profile] veleda_k 2016-12-31 01:42 am (UTC)(link)
I usually say that people may or may not write for themselves (I certainly think people overstate this), but they certainly don't post for themselves.