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[personal profile] lunabee34 says: "Tell me about the episode (or book chapter) that never appeared in one of your fandoms but should have."

Star Trek TNG: "The Price" is such a god-awful episode that when it leaves those two Ferengi in their shuttlecraft stranded in the Delta Quadrant and doesn't bother to tell us what became of them, that's not even the worst of its crimes. (The worst of its crimes is probably what Crusher and Troi wear to do aerobics.) Anyhow, yes, the Ferengi were acting like jerks, but they didn't deserve to die the kind of death that you'd die stranded in a shuttlecraft 30,000 light-years from home. I think either they should reappear as part of the Borg collective, or the Voyager crew should find them.

Due South: More Ray&Ray. Doesn't everyone want more Ray&Ray? Make RayK go to meet a new informant and discover that it's the Bookman.

The Princess Bride 2: the story of how Buttercup wound up being the Dread Pirate Roberts.
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[personal profile] muccamukk asks: Moments in canon that still emotionally resonate with you, many years later.

A nice one to end the meme with!

- Fraser in "Asylum" saying, "You didn't shoot that man," and when Ray tries to talk him out of his certainty he says, "I know you."

- I'm not even especially fannish about these characters, but the moment in "The Breakfast Club" when Andrew the jock is talking to Allison the basket case about parents, and he says, "What do they do to you?" and she says, "They ignore me."

- I was sold on Harry Potter when the snake at the zoo said, "Brazil, here I come." It wasn't just the worldbuilding but the wit.

- Zelenka's description of Atlantis coming up from under the water -- he was speaking poetry, and if you didn't look up a translation, you'd never know.

- Any Sherlock Holmes adaptation is going to live or die in my esteem by how it treats John Watson. BBC Sherlock sold me in the exchange where Sherlock asks what John would be thinking if he were dying. "Please let me live," John says. Sherlock scoffs, "Use your imagination," and John says, "I don't have to."

Go here to add your own question.

The questions thus far are under here. )
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Saw Fantastic Beasts almost a week ago, and I can't believe it just now occurred to me to wonder whether there was a weird branch of Ray Kowalski's family that ran a bakery in New York.
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[personal profile] sineala asks: Of all the fandoms you've been in, which was your favorite? (Because of the fic, or the fannish community, or the fact that it contained your all-time OTP, or whatever other metric makes sense to you...)

Oh, absolutely, without hesitation -- Due South!

I had been playing around in Sentinel, but a leveling-up of my writing abilities happened almost immediately when I started writing Due South. (Cause and effect? I have no idea.)

I arrived after the Ray Wars had died down enough that it was fairly easy to avoid them by being careful who I associated with.

And the people I associated with! Most of my long-term fannish friendships date from that time, as do most of my long-term cases of fannish hero worship. (Many of those are the same people.)

And I had a lot of respect for the source material (not just the characters but a lot of what happened to them), which isn't always the case.

Then, too, this was a period when I didn't tend to find out a lot about the personal lives and opinions of the show creators, which definitely made the show more enjoyable to me!

When people do that meme where you characterize your fandoms as if they were ex-lovers, Due South is always the one where I broke it off to date a shady character and now look back and say, "I could have married you."
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[personal profile] minxy prompts: a fannish follow-up to the headcanon question from the 7th (which you are welcome to revisit if this question doesn't apply): Are there any head-fixes for shows that you adopt as canon? A jump the shark that you pretend didn't happen, or an episode that makes no sense and you've rewritten in your head?

Fun question!

Shows like to make clowns of the sidekicks, and so nearly every show/movie I love has some cringeworthy moment when my beloved sidekick is a figure of fun. I always pretend that these moments never happened.

Beyond that ... )

Hangups

Sep. 2nd, 2013 02:17 pm
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Enough real life. Let's play a game.

You give me a fannish character I'm reasonably familiar with, and for that person I will give you a hangup. You know: a sexual dysfunction, an unexpected inhibition or aversion, some perfectly ordinary thing he/she simply cannot handle.

If I'm *not* familiar with your character, maybe some other reader will join in.

-----

We have requests that I'm unable to fill:
Joe Dawson
John Winchester
Reese or Finch
Christopher Chant

Anybody want to take these on?
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This is just the sort of thing I can't resist, and just the sort of thing that adds to my list of Stories That Will Probably Never Be Finished, but ... (taken from [personal profile] torch):

Pick a trope from this list and provide a fandom/pairing and I'll tell you something about the story I'd write for that combination (i.e. write a snippet from the story or write not!fic or tell you the title and summary for the story I would write)

1. genderswap
2. bodyswap
3. drunk!fic
4. huddling for warmth
5. pretending to be married
6. secretly a virgin
7. amnesia
8. cross-dressing
9. forced to share a bed
10. truth or dare
11. historical AU
12. accidental-baby-acquisition
13. apocalypse fic
14. telepathy
15. High School / College AU

I'll take any of the fandoms I've written in plus ... let's see, in the past year I've seen all three Men In Black movies, plus seasons 1-4 of Buffy and the first few eps of Angel (yeah, so late to the party that the house isn't even there any more).
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OK, I knew I was old because my kid, who was in utero when I started reading slash, turned thirteen today. But it's been ten years since [personal profile] cesperanza accidentally launched 101 Ways To End Up In A Shack In Canada.

I was still a beginner back then, and I can't even tell you how much the shack challenge influenced me; the 500-word length made it possible to explore new pairings, and I learned to spot the juicy center of a story and zero right in on it. It made such an impression on me that when I was writing Breaking and Entering, and I wanted to send Arthur and Eames somewhere that represented ultimate safety and comfort, I put them in a shack in Canada completely by accident.

So now we're doing it again! The details on the anniversary celebration are here, but the short version is that everyone's invited to spend 500 or so words getting pairings old and new into shacks in Canada. (Rumor has it there are actual cities in Canada, but as I've never been there, I prefer to think of it as entirely full of shacks.)

Works in this year's challenge are collected on the Canadian Shack 2011 collection on AO3. I wrote And One Way To End Up In a High-Rise On Lake Shore Drive, a little Fraser/Kowalski story, for old time's sake.

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