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fandoms as relationships

January 21st, 2010 (07:15 pm)
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I don't think I've ever done the "fandoms as relationships" meme. Guess the fandom!

1. You are not nearly as smart as you think you are. Nor are you as pretty as my flist thinks you are. But I don't mind doing stuff and hearing you doing your thing in the background, and maybe I'll look up every once in a while. But seriously, you are dumb and you are not that pretty. [Guessed by Marag as LEVERAGE.]

2. Face it: a lot of the new fans don't really appreciate you at all. They don't care about what you mean or what you have been and are; they only care about a new, pretty face, and they'll play with you a while and then ignore you. But it's still worth it, because maybe a few of them will dig deeper, and realize what a wonder you are. Me, I've loved you all along, and I always will. [Guessed by jamethiel_bane as Sherlock Holmes.]

3. Oh. Yeah. I never mention you, do I? Look, you got me active in fandom, and I'm grateful for that, but the problem with breaking new ground is that people have broken ground after you did. So looking back is kind of weird. OTOH, at your best you were amazing as hell. You won't age well, but oh were you something in your time. [Guessed by cofax7 as BABYLON 5.]

4. You ruined fandom. I mean that: *you ruined fandom.* It's your fault we have this sex-crazed, ship-obsessed scene. I never loved you, but once I halfway respected you. Now I want to travel back in time and hit you with a flamethrower. [Guessed by cofax7 as THE X-FILES.]

5. You broke my heart. I haven't given my love to a fandom since you. I don't love like that anymore. Maybe I can't. [Guessed by Victoria P. as BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER.]

6. Hey. How are you? Sorry I haven't called. It's been a while, I know. You've still got a special place in my heart, but you're just doing stuff that I don't much care for. Though you do some things I remain awfully fond of, and we may share space again. [Guessed by Marag as the DC Comics Universe.]

7. You know how fond I am of you I was, am, and always will be, right? Okay, good. You're what a fandom should be, but almost never is. Everything has its time, but there's a corner of my heart that's always that time for you. [Nobody guessed this one. It's MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000.]

8. It ended just when it was getting good. There were times when you were a real mess, but you never quit trying and your efforts, successful or not, were often very interesting. I wish more unsuccessful shows could be like you, because you sure went out with your boots on. [Guessed by jamethiel_bane as TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES.]

9. I have a strange, deep, and abiding love for you that I do not entirely understand. And do not fully accept. I don't know if I'll do anything more in your little corner of the multiverse, but right now I kind of wish there was a ton of good stuff out there I could read, God help me. [Guessed by Dafna as Disney Princesses. SHUT UP.]

Comments

Posted by: Also into cats (jamethiel_bane)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)

2. Sherlock Holmes!

4. Harry Potter? Supernatural?

8. Terminator? Or dollhouse. Hmmm.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)

Correctamundo on #2! The problem goes back farther than your guesses for #4, and right with the first guess for #8. (I have no interest in DOLLHOUSE whatsoever after the first season.)

Posted by: Also into cats (jamethiel_bane)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)
CatWool

':-|

Disney princesses? REALLY?!?

(Kidding. They're a guilty pleasure. Luckily I live with a 13 year old girl.)

Posted by: Mara (marag)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)
Bart says wheeee!

Hmm, these seem like they should be easy, but they could apply to a bunch of fandoms. I've got a few guesses, but I'm not sure of any of them!

1. Torchwood? Or maybe Leverage?
2. Star Trek or Sherlock Holmes?
6. DCU?
8. Sarah Connor Chronicles?
9. DCU? (Yeah, yeah, I'm guessing the same thing twice :D)

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)

LEVERAGE for #1; TORCHWOOD does not think it is smart, or at least I hope to God it doesn't! Beat to the punch on #2, but you're right for #6, were beat for #8, and cold, cold, cold for #9.

Posted by: madripoor_rose (madripoor_rose)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 12:34 am (UTC)

4: Star Trek TOS?

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)

Nope! But you may have a lovely case of Turtle Wax.

Posted by: no (destro)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 12:44 am (UTC)

#9 -- Disney Princessverse? C'mon.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
facepalm

SHUT UP IT IS NOT FAIR FOR YOU TO GUESS BECAUSE YOU KNOW ALL MY SECRETS, DAF.

Posted by: mendori (mendori)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 12:53 am (UTC)

Is 3 B5?

And man, I really want to know what 4 is... my guess after HP would be Buffy, but it couldn't be Buffy. But one of these has to be buffy.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)

3 is B5! But you were beaten to the punch.

Posted by: peeps wanna see peeps boink (musesfool)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
Buffy

4 is X-Files? 5 is Buffy? or Farscape? 3 - Dr Who? 9 must be Disney Princesses.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)

Beaten on 4 and 9, wrong on 3, but you are so right that #5 is BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER.

Man, I loved that show *so much,* in the day.

Posted by: peeps wanna see peeps boink (musesfool)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
love

I remember.

Posted by: DUCKS CAN'T TALK. (very_improbable)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 01:12 am (UTC)
coffee

#4 is very intriguing. Earlier than HP, it's not TOS, and you hold it responsible for a "sex-crazed, ship-obsessed scene"... Sentinel? Buffy? Frickin' Starsky & Hutch? Am I getting warmer?

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)

Nope, nope, nope; it was guessed over on my DW as THE X-FILES, which I hold responsible for All That Is Wrong With Fandom Today.

(Also, I began to *seriously* hate the show.)

Posted by: Karen (odditycollector)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)

4. X-files
7. Star Trek

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)

Beaten to the punch on 4, and wrong on 7! *hands you Turtle Wax*

Posted by: Sage Autumn (sageautumn)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 12:49 pm (UTC)

7. Dr. Who ?

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
bitchjerk

Nope! I love DOCTOR WHO, mind, but that fandom (especially of late) is batshit crazy.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: January 23rd, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)

Awesome. Coolest meme ever. I had to do it too.

Lynn
http://www.lynnspace.com/blog/

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