Battlestar Galactica: The chicken has crossed the road before, and the chicken will cross the road again.
Supernatural: The chicken was searching for the demon that killed its father. Sadly, being a hen, it was hit by an Impala before it reached the other side.
Firefly: Tell ‘em the chicken ain’t coming back. (Was that my tail? Did my gorram tail just fall off?)
Bones: In the absence of sufficient forensic evidence, it’s unscientific to speculate as to the chicken’s motivations. (Besides, I hate psychology.)
- Me: ... Well I got it from the fandom, okay?
- My Sister: And if the fandom jumped off a bridge? Would you jump too?
- Me: Sarah, you don't understand. If the fandom jumped off a bridge, it's because there's a ship underneath.
- The Closer fan: I love The Closer. I ship Brenda and Sharon!
- another The Closer fan: I don't ship Brenda and Sharon but it's cool that you do! I ship Brenda and Fritz!!!
- another The Closer fan: I ship Brenda and Fritz and I ship Brenda and Sharon!
- another The Closer fan: I actually ship Brenda and Andy, but I like all the relationships on the show! :)
- weatherthestormtogether: Omg. Seriously? You are not real fans of The Closer. You are all immature teenagers that are wackos who are imagining all of these ships except for Brenda and Fritz (who are the most perfect T.V. couple ever) so you all need to realize that. Even Jon Tenney ships Brenda and Fritz. I am sick of all of you. I am going to block all you nutcases.
A - Your current OTP
B - A pairing you initially didn’t consider but someone changed your mind
C - A pairing you have never liked and probably never will
D - A pairing you wish you liked but just can’t
E - Have you added anything stupid/cracky/hilarious to your fandom, if so, what
F - What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom
G - Do you remember your first OTP, if so who was in it
H - Do you prefer characters from real action series or anime series
I - Has tumblr caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why
J - Name a fandom you didn’t care/think about until you saw it all over tumblr
K - How do you feel about the other people in your current fandom
L - Your favorite fanartist/author gives you one request, what do you ask for
M - Your favorite fanart or fanartist
N - Your favorite fanfiction or fanauthor
O - Choose a song at random, which OTP does it remind you of
P - Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas)
Q - A ship you’ve abandoned and why
R - A pairing you ship that you don’t think anyone else ships
S - Show us an example of your personal headcanon
T - If you mostly have homoships, do you have any heteroships
U - If you mostly have heteroships, do you have any homoships
V - Are you one of those fans who can’t watch anything without shipping
W - 5 favorite characters from 5 different fandoms
X - 3 OTPs from 3 different fandoms
Y - A fandom you’re in but have no ships from
Z - Just ramble about something fan-related, go go go
Okay, time for a little rant. I normally don’t do these kinds of posts but there’s something that has been bothering me for the past weeks.
Feel free to skip.
have you ever loved a fictional character so much that whenever you see a picture of them your heart tingles and your vocal cords produce this awkward screeching noise that sounds a bit like a dying cat
Oh you mean Laura roslin and bill adama?
No, I don’t mean the hoarders but the therapists and the organizers. I ship like four pairings on that show.
(teeny-tiny trigger warning, i guess?)
take away the “do something awful to brenda” part and this would be a pretty decent theory. can i just ask, what is with this fandom and doing awful things to its female characters? for one of my sharon/andy fics i had a reviewer who kept leaving me messages asking if sharon was going to get raped. no, reviewer, i really don’t feel that is necessary to tell my story/make sharon a strong character. i also don’t think the fics that were re-writes of the season one ep “fantasy date” were necessary. can we just have strong female characters who don’t have to be attacked in order to prove their strength? physical or sexual violence is not the only way to create drama or further a character, and this fandom’s fixation on it weirds me out a little. but any way. now back to our regularly scheduled fangirling.
I can’t speak for anyone one else in the Closer fandom, but I’m simply a sucker for h/c and I enjoy watching (especially strong) characters go trough extreme situations. Both male and female characters, both on this show and on others.
I thought Croelick made a great villain; smart, sick, twisted, and creepy as hell. And I really liked the interactions between him and Brenda. That’s why I’d like to see him again on the show. As for the ‘something awful’… again, I simply like watching a character go through some tough shit. Particularly when you have an actor, who does the extremes as well as Kyra does.
I certainly agree that violence, especially sexual violence, is very, very often used as a cheap plot point or sympathy-maker on telly and, even more so, in
bad!fic fanfic. And it’s often done soooo badly that I end up feeling rather stabby towards the writers. However, in the fandoms I was involved in (at least to the point of reading a ton of fic) so far, it didn’t appear to be something that was predominantly done with female characters.