shah_of_blah: (troy)
So my beloved TV boyfriend TROY BARNES just won [livejournal.com profile] f_march_madness , and I am absolutely thrilled!  I completely underestimated fandom at large when I filled out my bracket.  Even though I didn't actually participate beyond the simple act of voting, I enjoyed this year's competition so much.  Everyone was so nice.  The best part was reading all of the comments on Troy vs. the Doctor and seeing tons of people saying that they had been inspired to watch Community/Doctor Who because of the comm and the wonderful campaigning.  How awesome is that?

In the immortal words of our victor, "Huzzah!"

Also, my sister and I recently purchased the Game of Thrones card game and OH MY GOD SO FUN.  It's super complicated and a tad confusing.  Took us several hours just to begin playing, and then our first game was spread out over three days.  But we've got a better grasp of it now (mostly) and it's pretty much the greatest thing I've ever played.  Even better than Settlers of Catan and Lord of the Rings Risk.  You play as one of four Houses (Stark, Baratheon, Targaryen, and Lannister) and so far I have decided that the Lannisters are the most fun.  They're all a bunch of sneaky bastards and it's awesome.
shah_of_blah: (bees!)
I am sad (though not remotely surprised) that Kara lost to Buffy in the first round, but if Buffy doesn't trounce Spock I will be thoroughly disappointed in fandom. Seriously. I was surprised to see Aeryn lose to someone from Being Human. Very disappointing. I didn't know people even watched that show... ETA: Leslie Knope and Dexter Morgan are currently losing their respective races. PLEASE FIX THIS TERRIBLE INJUSTICE, FANDOM.
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Meme!  Stolen from everybody.

the year in fandom )
shah_of_blah: (k/l res ship)
I was reading a couple interesting posts about Kara/Sam earlier this week, and of course there were the inevitable comparisons to Kara/Lee.  It got me thinking about my shipping ways, and why I suspect I may be in the minority with this particular approach.

Simply put, I usually don't ship a certain pairing because I think they are in any way superior or better for each other than the competition.  I ship them because I believe they canonically love each other.  And that's it.*

What this means: I don't care if you like Spike better than Angel; Buffy loves Angel, ergo I ship Buffy/Angel.  I don't care if you think Sam's more laidback, accepting attitude is better for Kara than Lee and all the issues that come with him.  I believe that Kara loves Lee more than she will ever love Sam, and that's just the way it is.  I do like Lee more than Sam, but I like Sam too.  And honestly, if canon had ever convinced me that Kara loved Sam and not Lee, I'd be all over that ship since as Kara goes, so goes my nation.

I don't ship one because I have anything against the other.  And after reading those posts the other day, I realized that I don't even see much point in discussing in what ways Lee is superior to Sam or vice versa.  I kind of think it's irrelevant. 

So anyway, that was my fandom/shipping epiphany.

Now, back to my poor, neglected fics...


*The exception being my crazy crossover ships, because how could I possibly believe that Kara genuinely loves Mal when they exist in different universes?  No, when it comes to crossovers I mostly just like to smush my favorite characters together without any rhyme or reason.

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