author_by_night: (zoetrain by hobbitseeker)
Because I'm just a smalltown girl livin' in a lonely world, amirite?.

What's a TV show you don't particularly like anymore, but still watch for some reason? Why? Or which show did you want to love, but gave up on?
Glee is kind of a hybrid of "don't like anymore but still watch" and "want to love but gave up". I sometimes watch it, but only if I've heard an episode was particularly good or particularly bad or just talked about a lot. I think I'd watch it more if they ditched McKinley and focused on the New York characters, which seems to be a common consensus so I hope they really do it. I also still wish they'd have set the series in the 90's, because for me it feels more my generation or even closer to Gen X than it does... whatever they call the generation of current 14-19 year olds.
But in all fairness to Glee, I don't think I'm their target audience. My friends who still watch it are people who love anything related to music  - theater, American Idol, DWTS, advertisement jingles. They listen less for plot and character and more for the song and dance of the week. So while I don't think Glee has been that good since the first season, I'm also not watching to tap my foot and hum along the way they do, and that leaves the plot and characters, two elements even they admit aren't nearly as strong.

What fandom and/or ship do you Just Not Get that everyone else seems to love?
I don't get most of the popular ships out there. I like to stick close to canon, which isn't very... popular in fandom, it seems It's not that I'm elitist or anything, and I realize just because something seems canon doesn't mean it will be or that I'll like it once it is, but I'm usually pretty happy with whatever I'm given or think I'm being given. I also don't really ship for smut, which I think a lot of people do. I definitely don't do hate romantic plotlines. I just need... more than that, even if it's a pinch more. ( mean, the EC series is 90% smut if we're going to be completely honest - after COTCB that is, but there's also historical fiction and stuff.
author_by_night: (Well Shit by author_by_night)
Talk about your ships.

First, in general ships have never mattered to me that much. With some exceptions.
Ship happens )
author_by_night: (zoetrain by hobbitseeker)
You can either respond to this in the comments or in your own post.

What was a ship you used to love, but now have less or even no enthusiasm for? And why?
author_by_night: (Ugly Betty screencap by dallowayward)
Comment with a fandom, and I will tell you my:

① One True Pairing Ship:
② Canon Ship:
③ "If this happens I'll stab my eyes out with something that is not a spork because people who say 'spork' are the worst people on earth" Ship:
④ "You are one sick puppy" Ship:
⑤ "I dabble a little" Ship:
⑥ "It's like a car crash" Ship:
⑦ "Tickles my fancy but not sold just yet" Ship:
⑧ "Makes no canon sense but why the heck not" Ship:
⑨ "Everyone else loves it but I just don't feel it" Ship:

My fandoms: Are few and far between. Sorry. Anyway. Firefly, Harry Potter, Ugly Betty, Earth's Children.

Of course, keep in mind that I very much ship Switzerland. (i.e. Am not a big shipper.)
author_by_night: (Hiro is my hero by calico_icons)
Disclaimer: Entry inspired by a secret on the [community profile] fandomsecrets community.

Something I've noticed in almost all of the fandoms I'm in or know of -  Heroes, Harry Potter, Wicked the book, Wicked the musical, Rent, Pirates of the Carribean, Supernatural - is that there's a huge emphasis on romance. Actually, often smutty romance, at  that. Meanwhile, in all of those fandoms, save Pirates of the Carribean, the themes of friendship and/or family seem just as important, but they are not given the same amount of screentime. Well, I don't really know if that's the case with Supernatural, but gazing through the comms, it certainly seems to be the case. Also admittedly, Rent is clearly about romantic love, but there's still themes of friendship there too. (Mimi and Angel, Joanne and Mark - a friendship that probably wouldn't normally happen, all things considered - and Mark and Roger.)

I don't have a problem with people's shipping preferences - to each his/her own, right? If you want to write Petrellicest or Wincest, more power to you. Same with if you want to ship Remus/Sirius ( a ship I can see on some level anyway), Harry/Hermione, or Will/Jack. 

But I have  a general question - why is it that in these fandoms, non-romantic relationships, canon or not, do not generally get equal writing time? Even I have to admit that my entrance into the HP fandom came with musings about whether or not it'd be Harry/Hermione or Hermione/Ron, if Remus/Sirius was plausible, etc. I only became a genfic person later on. And even then, I still shipped Remus/Tonks (which wasn't canon at the time) and Ron/Hermione. 

So what is it about romance and smutfics that gains so much more popularity, and why do people see the need to put canon friends and siblings in romantic and/or smutty situations?

Discuss. :)
author_by_night: (Elphaba  Dr Dillamond)
[Poll #662333]

H/G was not included, but I see now it is technically still a ship, and I apologize.


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