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What Are We Reading/Writing?

I hope to get several responses on this, because I am quite curious.  What fandoms do my friends read/write?  I always wonder if ya'll are devoted only to one fandom, or like me, you find yourself wandering from one to another?  I always come back to my first love, 'Bones', but I do wander frequently to 'Pirates', specifically anything with Capt. Jack Sparrow.  

(Side note - a girlfriend and I had a lengthy debate the other day about David Boreanaz vs. Johnny Depp, and had quite a list of pros and cons for each.  I'll not bore you with the details here, but I think it was a tie - while David is taller, Johnny is well, Johnny.)

Can't wait to hear what holds our collective attention.

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tempertemper
Feb. 20th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
Hello :)

D'you know what, I was just pondering this the other day. I think it might have been after reading that terrific POTC fic you recommended. I like those films, and love Jack Sparrow - what sane woman wouldn't? But I hadn't thought about searching out fic before.

I have written both Doctor Who and X Files before (although I wrote the X Files many years ago before the net really took off - blimey I'm old!) and have since read both too.

With me I think it's all about the ship, sappy as that is. I followed the X Files for many years and as much as I found the concept of the show enjoyable, if it wasn't for the Mulder and Scully relationship I doubt I'd have kept watching for all that time.

With Doctor Who the same almost applies, although Rose/Ninth Doctor was my OTP and once they were cruelly torn apart (!) I kept watching.

The reason I think I end up reading / writing fanfic for these shows is because what we only dream of happening for the characters can and does happen in fic.

I've also read bits of Superman fic and Robin Hood (BBC), but haven't ever got as in to it as with Bones. It's the old chemistry thang! Plus the sheer hotness of David B of course.

Will be interested to see what everyone else reads/writes.

K x
tempertemper
Feb. 20th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
PS. This is the Ninth Doc and Rose, in case you have no idea what / who I am blithering on about x
doc_3
Feb. 21st, 2008 05:06 am (UTC)
My first fandom was JAG, which was back when I was first out of grad school and actually had free time for tv and the 'net. I can only imagine how awful I would have done in school had I discovered this world before graduation! 'Bones' is my true love, but I have found some fantastic authors in some other fandoms, particularly 'Pirates' (which feeds my Jack Sparrow obsession).
tempertemper
Feb. 21st, 2008 11:39 am (UTC)
I've heard tell of this JAG before - what is it?

I feel the same re: the X Files and my degree. I never would have passed!

K x
bertie456
Feb. 21st, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC)
I feel the same re: the X Files and my degree. I never would have passed!
Maybe I should've got into fic writing *after* university instead of during... This does not bode well. :)
doc_3
Feb. 21st, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
I can not imagine going to college and writing for pleasure at the same time. I truly commend you - and you write such great stuff too!
doc_3
Feb. 21st, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
JAG was a very long-running US show about the Navy Judge Advocate General's office. The main character was played by David James Elliott, a former Navy pilot turned lawyer, and his partner, a Marine lawyer played by Catherine Bell. The man who plays on Cullen on 'Bones' was their boss, a Navy Admiral. They didn't get together until the very end of the series, and it went on for TEN LONG YEARS. The first season was all about him and she joined the series during season 2. Then it became all about will they or won't they, but it was against regulations, blah, blah, blah. Not to slam the show because I was a hard-core fan, but when I watch re-runs I'm like WTF? How did I make it for 10 years? That's too long to keep characters apart without wearing out your fans.
tempertemper
Feb. 21st, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
God, yeah. Should Bones last that long, I really hope they don't drag it out so far! I actually think the writing and supporting characters on Bones are strong enough to stand them being in a relationship - can well imagine the bickering between BB to continue for instance.

Mind you, X Files went on practically as long before they hooked up. I never felt completely satisfied with that either. Am looking forward to seeing the new film, see what, if any, relationship they are still meant to be having.

doc_3
Feb. 22nd, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
Ah yes ... the X Files movie...

That almost-kiss in the first one was what hooked me on the 'ship. Until then I had only seen an episode here or there, and wasn't into them as a couple. Very interested to see where this movie goes.
tempertemper
Feb. 28th, 2008 09:47 am (UTC)
This no longer makes sense since I deleted that pic LOL x
bertie456
Feb. 20th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
Good question! I always wondered about that too, especially since I've seen writers who write for more than one fandom.

Personally, I'm Bones all the way at the moment; I'd never read/written any fic before edging into the Bones fandom last year, and I'm pretty happy there now. It's probably the chemistry thing for me too, so if I'd been a little older, maybe I would've gotten into X-Files stuff too (because I was probably still watching Sesame Street when X-Files was on the air), but I find that the supporting characters in Bones also make the fics in Bonesville that little bit more enjoyable.

I have (briefly) ventured into the Buffy/Angel fics, but mostly because I was in procrastination mode and some Bones authors had written BA stuff. It was interesting, but it's been so long since I watched BtVS (never watched Angel) that I don't think I would be able to get into that very easily. That, and the fandom is fricking huge. :)

*looks at ramble* Wow, I'd say almost 50% of that was on topic...
doc_3
Feb. 21st, 2008 05:11 am (UTC)
Buffy/Angel is such a huge fandom that I just can't tackle it. I've watched most episodes of Angel (never watched Buffy - just the opposite of you), but the only fics I've read were recs from friends. Too many to search through!



tempertemper
Feb. 21st, 2008 11:41 am (UTC)
I've not watched Angel, though peops keep saying I should. I have a friend who is totally obsessed and has every box set of both shows so I really have no excuse actually.

You're right about there being way too much to search through.
doc_3
Feb. 21st, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
Angel is good, but I can't say great. It's a little campy at times, but it's very interesting, a lot like 'Charmed'. There is really no UST, although we do get little glimpses, and of course there is the hotness of DB. SHirtless DB is always worth it.
ggjunkie33
Feb. 23rd, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
I right now am in a Bones obsession (my addictions seem to go in waves of very strong likings haha), so that's what I'm reading and writing, but I've also written a bit of and read a bunch of Gilmore Girls.

I started out watching GG a while ago, and that's how I found fanfiction, but then I found Bones (which is to me like a combination of two of my favorite shows-CSI and Gilmore Girls-that makes Bones more addicting than the other two!) and that's what I've stuck with lately.

I haven't really read any other stories that are from a different show, but I'm sure at some point I will (right now I'm definitely thinking of taking a look at the POTC fic you suggested).

doc_3
Feb. 23rd, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)
There are some unreal PoTC writers out there. I'm astonished by the quality of fics out there. But Bones is still my first love. I could never write PoTC because there's such a learning curve there, but Bones is something I can get into enough to actually write. Right now, I'm splitting my time pretty evenly, but only because we haven't had any new eps of Bones and I'm still finding new authors of PoTC fics. There are some good Angel fics out there too, but they're harder to find simply because there are so many to wade through, and I've only read a few. Definitely read the PoTC fic I recommended and then let me know what you think. I love that one.
tempertemper
Feb. 28th, 2008 09:49 am (UTC)
God yeah, that fic is amazing... I can't imagine ever not being obsessed with Bones. But I felt that way with Doctor Who too so... however, thinking about it, it was the loss of my fav ship that caused my interest in that to wain so as long as they keep the BB loveliness happening I'll be here in Bonesland no doubt!
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