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01 May 2006 @ 11:50 pm
Poll: Fandoms I Have Loved: Reader Input  
I'm just curious, really. I have a lot of half-finished FIHL posts sitting on my hard drive - all the ones listed below are somewhere between 1% and 80% complete - and I guess, now that I've finished with Smallville, I'm feeling a little...unfocused.

Pointers, anyone?

ETA: I have already done (in reverse order) Smallville, Stargate: Atlantis, The Fast and the Furious, Oz, Ocean's 11, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Master & Commander, due South, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Sentinel, and Lord of the Rings. Those can all be found at my Fandoms I Have Loved tag.

ETA2: Allow me to smack my forehead in a painful fashion, because I completely forgot to put on the poll two others that I have in progress: Harry Potter and the DCU. Memo to me: no more posting polls late at night.

Poll #720893 Fandoms I Have Loved

TFV, I'd sure like to see you do a Fandoms I Have Loved for:

Angel the Series
17(3.4%)
Dead Zone
6(1.2%)
Hercules
23(4.6%)
Highlander
32(6.4%)
Scrubs
19(3.8%)
Sports Night
32(6.4%)
Stargate: SG-1
22(4.4%)
X-Men
26(5.2%)
Other (and I will say what other fandom in the next question)
13(2.6%)

You. Yeah, you, the person who said "Other." What did you mean by that, exactly?

 
 
 
Stillanestillane on May 2nd, 2006 12:04 am (UTC)
I'm expressing interest, mainly because I don't think it's going to win this round, but there should be some record that it is highly desireable: I bid for Hercules, because... well, okay, mainly because I would love to see just what kind of synopsis you'd produce for that canon, a.k.a just how does one explain the Widow Twanky? Or Ares the God of Blue Suede Shoes, for that matter.

Also, because it was right up there with Smallville with the Gay. (Your whole family is murdered? Pout a lot and knock over a few rocks. Your homosocial life partner is killed (again)? Take out entire pantheons! That's the way to assert your hetersexual identity, right there. Go, you long-haired wonderstud in leather pants!)

And the show crossed my mind for no apparent reason today, which seems very kismet. So, yeah. Hercules someday, please. *g*
marycrawford on May 2nd, 2006 12:45 am (UTC)
Yes! Yes! Everything she just said, with knobs on. Also, your FIHL for Smallville was absolutely fabulous (I love the conversations between you and your BB. Seriously) and it would just make me all kinds of happy to read your FIHL about Hercules.

(More tips for Herc: after your 'partner' is killed and you take out entire pantheons, hey, why not go grab yourself a body double from an alternate universe? Make sure he's out of the way when you get your own fella back, though. Maybe you could get him to turn into a mermaid...)
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the girl with her many obsessions: hufflemafiawistfuljane on May 2nd, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)
Oohh...Harry Potter! Harry Potter! Because I would love your spin on the canon.

I would settle on Will/Bran Dark Is Rising though. You have to give some love to small fandoms. *coughs*
tried to eat the safe banana: Bookthefourthvine on May 2nd, 2006 01:33 am (UTC)
I salute you for your excellent taste in small fandoms. And, seriously, I would've put DiR on the list (I do have a stub of a FIHL for it, started back when dinosaurs frolicked on the earth), but I didn't want to see no one vote for it but me. (And norah; I made her read the books last year.) I love those books. They made my childhood a happy place, and I still re-read The Dark Is Rising every December.

And GO and Discworld - these are excellent suggestions. (Although I would feel weird about writing a FIHL that's significantly less funny than the actual canon.)

My Harry Potter FIHL, on the other hand, has been in progress forever. And it's, like, 12 pages of insane confusion already, and it's only half done. And that doesn't even include HPB.

Come to think of it, that would be a highly appropriate introduction to the fandom, really.

*moves HP back into the active folder*
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ficbyzee on May 2nd, 2006 01:04 am (UTC)
I want you to do DCU because it would comfort me to know that someone else suffered through the same insanity I did... for the love of sunshine and puppies?
tried to eat the safe banana: Batman in the spotlightthefourthvine on May 2nd, 2006 01:35 am (UTC)
Um. What does the DCU have to do with sunshine and puppies?

Insanity, though - that's totally connected to the DCU. That FIHL has been in progress forever, because I kept weeping and chewing my hands when I got to the part where I tried to explain the plot.

*shudders at the memory*

*embraces you in profound sympathy*
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suchthefangirlsuchthefangirl on May 2nd, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
You have the two shows that I would have thought of first: Sports Night and Hercules!! So much love do I have for these shows, so much so, that I own the complete runs of both, so you know I would love to see your take on them. And I know you love Sports Night 'cause that's how I found you.

The only two others that I would suggest, but thought of after I filled out the poll are both old (like I am), but are filled with slashy goodness: Man From UNCLE, which I haven't seen in decades but I remember it fondly and the fic is really good, and Starsky and Hutch, which I am currently rewatching and am shocked at what they got away with back then. Those boys are in love with each other just as surely as Herc and Iolaus are.
tried to eat the safe banana: Dinosaurs and sodomythefourthvine on May 2nd, 2006 01:43 am (UTC)
Oh, Sports Night. One of my all-time fandom loves. It's one of those FIHL that I've hesitated about writing forever, just because - how could I do it justice?

I must admit that I've never seen either Man From UNCLE or Starsky and Hutch. But I've seen vids (and the blooper reel!) for the latter, and - oh. My. God. They were so seriously doing it, and the actors so obviously knew it. (Thus, I have added them to the list of Fandoms Where Even the Actors Knew Their Characters Were Gay, Gay, Gay, As Judged by the Blooper Reel: The Sentinel, due South, Starsky and Hutch.)

I watched the S&H movie (okay, half of it - I have an attention span problem when it comes to visual entertainment) with Best Beloved. And there were all these scenes of total and absolute gayness, and I was going, "Um, yeah, way to crank the gay up to 11, guys." And BB said thoughtfully, "No, no. The show was pretty much like this, too."

Possibly I will get S&H discs from Netflix. BB is sure to want to watch them, right?

Right?
(no subject) - suchthefangirl on May 2nd, 2006 02:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
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LunarDreamedlunardreamed on May 2nd, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
I would love to see your take on Highlander. That's the fandom that introduced me to so much: fanfiction, slash, anything x-rated. You don't see that one around so much. The archives are doing alright, but it seems to have been completely missed by the blog craze. Of course, I could be associating with the wrong people. Still, I would love to see your take.

I would also like to see X-Men, just because it was the one on the list that didn't belong. And I am such a geek; I still read them.

But I probably wouldn't mind any of the others.
tried to eat the safe banana: Compassthefourthvine on May 2nd, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
Oh, no, Highlander has an active LJ presence! Seriously. Just mosey on over to killabeez's place and start clicking on her friends list. (She's in a lot of other fandoms, too, but that's where I found all my HL sources.)

But, see, my FIHL would be so intensely Methos-focused that I think I'd be, um. Pilloried by all true HL fans. (It's not my fault, really it isn't. He's just...very compelling.)
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nessreadernessreader on May 2nd, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)

I just read through FIHL tags - and thank you so much for the Smallville comments. So true about the horror on the TV, and so entertainingly put. There are ridiculous amounts of good stories in that fandom, but none of them are from the canon.

Would love to see you do Sports Night, which have never seen, but people-I-worshipped wrote in it, and lo, there you have it. SN's unavail on DVD or VHS in the UK (curses). It is bizarre to be reading fanfics when you haven't done canon. How on earth do you recc things when you haven't seen the show?

Seconding, possibly thirding, the Dark is Rising enthusiasm. Perhaps it has more lowkey fans than are apparent.

Also tempted to suggest Blakes 7 for the camp factor. Shiny blue eyeshadow, in an Abba's-in-the-charts-+-not-being-ironic way; a space commander who wore evening gowns on the bridge of her ship, sarcastic computer hacker in leather and studs, visibly squeezed budget because the BBC loathes sf.. give it a go, go on..

Anyway, I should comment more often. Your posts are a joy.
tried to eat the safe banana: Dinosaurs and sodomythefourthvine on May 3rd, 2006 02:58 pm (UTC)
SN's unavail on DVD or VHS in the UK (curses).

This is a very unfair situation, and you should clearly protest. Possibly with violence. (I'm not sure who the violence should be directed toward, though. The gods of DVD distribution, perhaps?)

How on earth do you recc things when you haven't seen the show?

Well, most of the time I haven't seen the show, because - um. Typically I get a better understanding of the canon by reverse engineering it from the fan fiction than I get if I do watch the show. I know for lots of people it doesn't work that way, but - well, TV and I have never been friends, and I just do better with the written word, so for me fan fiction renders all these shows I would never have understood magically accessible.

In short: parallax and triangulation. These are the weapons we use to back engineer the canon from the FF. And powerful weapons they are, too.

Perhaps it has more lowkey fans than are apparent.

I am coming to this conclusion myself. And, really, I could not be happier.

Your posts are a joy.

*beams*

Thank you! And, yes, with flattery like that, you should *totally* comment more often.

*heart swells three sizes*

*head follows suit*
(no subject) - nessreader on May 4th, 2006 01:33 pm (UTC) (Expand)
chalcopyrite on May 2nd, 2006 04:00 am (UTC)
I make pleading baby-puppy faces for DCU, because I have tried to explain it and totally failed; therefore I appreciate the head-exploding tendencies of trying to explain . . . anything, really. (I think I got as far as, "The second Robin . . ." and my audience said, "Wait, what?")

And Dark is Rising, because as much as the ending makes me whimper and demand, "Fixie!" The Dark is Rising is on my list of best-formative-books.
tried to eat the safe banana: Batman in the spotlightthefourthvine on May 3rd, 2006 03:01 pm (UTC)
*nods*

I have incredible sympathy with your explaining-the-DCU dilemma. Comic book canons are like nothing else on earth, truly. (brown_betty said that the canon DCU writers regard the past merely as a strong suggestion, and I truly did not know whether to weep or laugh or embrace her for putting her finger so unerringly on the problem. I mean, how do you summarize a canon when no part of it ever remains the same?)
I made this beat with my panflute and my keyboard: bobbing and weavingjanet_carter on May 2nd, 2006 04:32 am (UTC)
I may have just accidentally talked myself into voting for everything. But I always say Sports Night first, as my default answer to everything, because it's the vaguely gay fandom of my heart. And Scrubs, because it might get more people into the fandom. And then I kept thinking of reasons for the others.

I think I need more coffee for coherence.
tried to eat the safe banana: Daisythefourthvine on May 4th, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)
Okay, first. Before I say anything else, I have to note that I love your name - I meant to tell you before, but, you know. Best intentions blah blah. Sneakers is a marvelous movie.

Come to think of it, there should be Sneakers FF. Lots and lots of it.

*sulks*

the vaguely gay fandom of my heart

Yes! This is precisely the right description of SN.

*feels all warm inside just thinking about Danny and Casey*
(no subject) - janet_carter on May 4th, 2006 01:11 pm (UTC) (Expand)
I saw you eating ice cream, pal!: Bart r0xx!glossing on May 2nd, 2006 05:27 am (UTC)
I vote DCU, per your eta. :D
tried to eat the safe banana: Batman in the spotlightthefourthvine on May 4th, 2006 01:50 am (UTC)
*eyes you*

You know, I'm starting to suspect that all you DCU people just want to see me twitch. You do know that the fandom is entirely summaryproof, right?
flyingtapesflyingtapes on May 2nd, 2006 05:28 am (UTC)
it was your FIHL posts for both Oz and for Master and Commander that shoehorned me into being fans of both.
tried to eat the safe banana: Smilethefourthvine on May 4th, 2006 01:52 am (UTC)
*beams*
Vanilla  ... Spiked with Slivovitz: Two Cents by makesmewannadiejenna_thorn on May 2nd, 2006 05:59 am (UTC)
a plea from the shadows in the back of the room...
Your Stargate: Atlantis FIHL was the final straw. I had to go out and buy the dvd and am now eagerly wiating for November. I will, however, ask that if you are doing Hercules, do so quickly, while seasons one through three are still in the stores, yes?

Because we have now determined that I will follow wherever you lead.

Even into the arms fo the Widow Twanky (yes, I downloaded the vid. Yes, I've shown it to Himself, dear friends, my mother ...)

tried to eat the safe banana: SGA infinitythefourthvine on May 4th, 2006 01:57 am (UTC)
Re: a plea from the shadows in the back of the room...
Because we have now determined that I will follow wherever you lead.

You don't want to give me such power. It goes to my head, really it does.

*begins scheming*

(Side note: for some reason, your comment caused two fandoms to fuse in my mind, and suddenly - okay, you know the scene in Hercules (it's in the Widow Twanky vid) where the Amazons are chasing him down the hill? I suddenly pictured that happening to Sheppard and McKay. My head is a fun place to be at times, I tell you.)
Spectacles H. Decolonizing: hand (numbers)lolaraincoat on May 2nd, 2006 06:27 am (UTC)
I feel a little weird bossing you around by poll, because really: you should do whatever you want; anything you write will make so many people so happy to read.

But still, I'd be curious about Dark Is Rising.
tried to eat the safe banana: Bookthefourthvine on May 4th, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
anything you write will make so many people so happy to read.

*blushes*

*allows praise to go to her head*

*begins plotting to conquer all of fandom*

But still, I'd be curious about Dark Is Rising.

Have you read the Dark Is Rising books? Because if you haven't, you so totally should.

*pimps*
(no subject) - lolaraincoat on May 4th, 2006 06:54 am (UTC) (Expand)
Mad Dog Mephistopheles: big damn geniuses by littlekfruwildgreentide on May 2nd, 2006 08:57 am (UTC)
I voted for Sports Night (because it is and always will be my comfort fandom) and Angel (because I loved the show, but strangely missed out on a lot of the fic), but I'll happily add my vote for Dark is Rising too!
tried to eat the safe banana: Black umbrellathefourthvine on May 4th, 2006 02:19 am (UTC)
This poll has given me such amazing love for fandom. My people! I have found my people!

The only RL people I know who love DiR are Best Beloved and my sister. (Well, plus norah, who I met through fandom but now know in RL.) But here - wow.

*tears of joy*
neetsnev_longbottom on May 2nd, 2006 09:09 am (UTC)
His Dark Materials???

It's a kiddie fandom, but, ever since Daemonology, I realized, the fandom should be much much bigger.
Betty: Pretty pleasebrown_betty on May 3rd, 2006 09:57 am (UTC)
Is there other HDM fic? Because I would be on-board for that.
(no subject) - thefourthvine on May 4th, 2006 02:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
Amorette: gay pantsamorettea on May 2nd, 2006 10:12 am (UTC)
Hercules! Because you've got the real myths and then you've got extremely attractive men in leather trousers and good-looking babes showing off stuff for the man in your life and another extremely attractive man in leather trousers and goofiness and seriousness and, wow! another hot guy in leather trousers. I mean...HOT guy in leather trousers!!!!!! And nice, non-Greek scenery. And bare-chested hot guys in leather trousers and sometimes. . .hot guys in next to nothing, like little itty bitty blue thongs or just a bunch of grapes. . .

Yup. Herc and Iolaus. Only a little bit gay but a whole lot HOT!
tried to eat the safe banana: Daisythefourthvine on May 4th, 2006 02:24 am (UTC)
*admires your icon*

But is it actually possible to make Hercules' pants gayer? I thought this was basically the fandom that others pointed to when they needed to define gay pants.
(no subject) - amorettea on May 4th, 2006 08:40 am (UTC) (Expand)