swatkat: wonder woman in the hiketeia (dcu: diana is always on top)
Your main fandom of the year?

A main fandom? I haven't had that in a while now, but I suppose the honours go to Avatar/Legend of Korra and Warehouse 13 in terms of time most spent in, with DCU and Legend of the Seeker (yes, always) as honourable mention.

Your favorite tv show of the year?

It's a tie between Warehouse 13 and The Good Wife (again, always), followed by Legend of Korra. Had I watched OUAT all throughout the year, it would have been a part of this list, too.

Your best new fandom discovery of the year?

ff.net and AO3 - a rediscovery. The Importance of LJ Conversations, because I miss them.

Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?

Legend of Korra finale. My issues with it are well-documented, and while there are things that I enjoyed about it, it will be my eternal regret that they went from 'Turning the Tides' to that. The second biggest disappointment is of course the Batbooks post-reboot. I miss my Batfamily. I miss them. I think Scott Snyder, despite his best efforts, was better in that stellar 'Tec run. I think Gail Simone was just beginning to hit the right notes in BoP. I think Batgirl had it in itself to give many, many issues full of unadulterated JOY.

Your fandom boyfriend of the year?

I was going to say Batman, but I don't WANT him to be my fandom boyfriend of the year so I will go with Sokka and comics!Hawkeye (Fraction-Aja Hawkeye, that is).

Your fandom girlfriend of the year?

Lin. HG. Alicia. Kalinda. Myka. Diana, as written by Brian Azzarello. Diane Lockhart.

Your biggest squee moment of the year?

Legend of Korra, episode 1.10. If by squee moment you mean rip my heart out and shred it into tiny pieces moment.

The most missed of your old fandoms?

Merlin. I met some of the best people I've *ever* met in that fandom, and I still have a lot of feelings for the characters on that show. It's just the show I have difficulty watching now, and I miss that engagement (one day,
[livejournal.com profile] tanndell  and I will sit down and watch S5. with copious amounts of alcohol and cursing).

The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?

I'm going to watch Borgen at some point. Also Elementary. I will also read Captain Marvel at some point.

Your biggest fan anticipations for the coming year?

Warehouse 13 4.5 and the wrapping up of Artie's story, as well as the dangling HG plotlines; The Good Wife, which never fails to please; OUAT S2, which I'm oddly excited for now. More Korra, whenever that comes. Avatar: The Search, because AZULA.
swatkat: knight - er, morgana - in shining underwear (Default)
Via [personal profile] silveronthetree:

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 alternate universe shenanigans
4. huddling for warmth
5. pretending to be married/arranged marriage
6. secretly a virgin Hogwarts
7. amnesia XYZ made them do it
8. cross-dressing
9. forced to share a bed
10. truth or dare
11. historical AU time travel
12. accidental-baby-acquisition
13. apocalypse fic
14. telepathy crossovers! what if
15. High School/College Band AU

Er, I crossed out tropes I don't particularly care for with ones I do care for.
swatkat: knight - er, morgana - in shining underwear (Default)
Stolen from everyone!

Pick a number from the list and I'll answer it in the comments.

1 - Your current OTP
2 - A pairing you initially didn't consider but someone changed your mind
3 - A pairing you have never liked and probably never will
4 - A pairing you wish you liked but just can’t
5 - Have you added anything stupid/cracky/hilarious to your fandom, if so, what
6 - What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom
7 - Do you remember your first OTP, if so who was in it
8 - Do you prefer characters from real action series or animated series
9 - Has the internet caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why
10 - Name a fandom you didn't care/think about until you saw it all over tumblr/your social network sites
11 - How do you feel about the other people in your current fandom
12 - Your favorite fanartist/author gives you one request, what do you ask for
13 - Your favorite fanart or fanartist
14 - Your favorite fanfiction or fanauthor
15 - Choose a song at random, which OTP does it remind you of
16 - Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas)
17 - A ship you’ve abandoned and why
18 - A pairing you ship that you don’t think anyone else ships
19 - Show us an example of your personal headcanon
20 - Do you remember what your first fanwork was?
21 - Self-rec: What's your favorite fanwork you've created?
22 - Are you one of those fans who can’t watch anything without shipping
23 - 5 favorite characters from 5 different fandoms
24 - 3 OTPs from 3 different fandoms | Take Two!
25 - A fandom you’re in but have no ships from
26 - Just ramble about something fan-related, go go go

girl power

Aug. 30th, 2011 09:00 pm
swatkat: knight - er, morgana - in shining underwear (other: crow blacker than ever)
I spent a significant part of the day thinking about the parallels between Buffy|Utena and Nanami|Cordelia, which obviously lead my mind to the possibility of Nanami/Cordelia, and then my brain kind of broke. They would be absolutely glorious together, guys. Gloriously mean, that is to say. The trick would be to insult everybody else and not each other.

Faith would also make for a fabulous Black Rose Duelist.


[personal profile] hibernate picked five of my icons, so here they are: snip )
swatkat: (lots: because she is pretty)
Knock, knock. Anyone awake in these parts?

I'm bored and shirking work. So, meme. Stolen from [personal profile] netgirl_y2k. Name a fandom, and I'll give you the scoop on at least three of my unpopular opinions related to that fandom.


May. 25th, 2010 12:29 am
swatkat: (merlin: team evil)
ETA BEFORE EVERYTHING ELSE: [livejournal.com profile] lotsbigbang. 15K words, sign-ups from now till June 7th, FAQ here. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO. *EYES MANY PEOPLE IN THE FLIST*


Why would anyone in their right mind put up their naked photos on FB? I mean, okay, I realise this is She Who Must Not Be Named we're speaking of and yes, she's not really sane, but come on. Naked photos. On Facebook.


I have mangoes. Have I ever mentioned how much I love mangoes?

Actually, I was home for a week and naturally, my friends shamelessly demanded I bring back food for them, poor starved creatures that they are. And what could possibly be better than MANGOES in summer? So I asked my father to help me pick up some, since I'm pretty hopeless at recognising good fruit - AND THEN HE GOT ME A CARTON FULL OF MANGOES, ALONG WITH SOME BONUS LYCHEE, HOW AWESOME IS THAT? And if that weren't enough, my mother ALSO packed some fish and other delectables (which we obviously finished as soon as I landed last night and then everyone was too full to finish all the mangoes).

Mmm, mangoes.


Meme stolen from [personal profile] heathershaped: Give me the name of a fictional character from any fandom and I will write them a short love letter.
swatkat: knight - er, morgana - in shining underwear (Default)
When you see this, post a poem in your journal.

Abani, are you home


The neighbourhood lies in sleep with doors closed
But I keep hearing the night knocking at my door,
"Abani, are you home?"

Here it rains all the twelve months
Here the clouds roam like cows
Here the eager green grass
closes in on the door,
"Abani, are you home?"

In my heart, half-dissolved, long-traveled
I fall asleep within pain
Suddenly I hear the night knocking at my door,
"Abani, are you home?"

- Shakti Chattopadhyay

Translated from Bengali (Abani, bari achho?: Brishţi pôŗe ekhane baromash/ Ekhane megh gabhir môto chôre /Pôranmukh shobuj nalighash/ Duar chepe dhôre/"Ôboni, baŗi achho?"). I couldn't find the translator's name, unfortunately.

I like this meme.
swatkat: knight - er, morgana - in shining underwear (Default)
So, this Lurker Amnesty Day thing: are you a lurker? Have you found yourself here for whatever reason? Do say hi! If you want to, that is.


Legend of the Seeker, 2.01-02: I have questions. Like, why must everything happen in 'a thousand years'? How is Kahlan so pretty? Why is everyone naked in the Underworld? Where is all the Cara/Kahlan fic? Why does Richard not wash his hair?
swatkat: knight - er, morgana - in shining underwear (Default)
a. Why is Hardison not shirtless in every episode?

b. If it weren't for Eliot and Hardison and Sophie and sometimes even Nate, Parker would be my very favourite. I'm certain of it.


I've been reading various things on the female character debate and I'm tired. So, meme. Comment with the name of a female character and I'll tell you why I love her. In return, you can do the same in your journal.


Off to watch a play, be back shortly. :)


Sep. 30th, 2009 07:00 pm
swatkat: knight - er, morgana - in shining underwear (Default)
Tell me a fandom and I'll tell you about my:

+ Runner-up
+ Honorable mention(s)
+ Crack pairing(s)
+ Ship everyone else seems to like, but I don't

(This will be fun, given how I generally tend to multi-ship and have OTCs instead of OTPs)
swatkat: knight - er, morgana - in shining underwear (Default)
Meme floating around in the flist: Ask me my fannish Top Five [Whatevers]. Any top fives. Doesn't matter what, really! And I will answer them all in a new post.
swatkat: knight - er, morgana - in shining underwear (sarah connor)
Comment to this entry and I'll pick three of your fandoms. Then, update your journal and answer the following questions:

01: What got you into this fandom in the first place?
02: Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
03: Favorite episodes/books/movies/etc.?
04: Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
05: Do you think that more people should get into this fandom?

[personal profile] msgenevieve gave me House, BSG and Harry Potter.

memememe )
swatkat: knight - er, morgana - in shining underwear (Default)
Bored at work. Meme time! Stolen from a couple of people in the flist:

The problem with LJ: we all think we are so close, but really, we know nothing about each other.

So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Or something completely random. Ask away.

Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you!
swatkat: knight - er, morgana - in shining underwear (boom de yada)
When you see this, quote Douglas Adams in your journal:

Now the world has gone to bed
Darkness won't engulf my head
I can see by infra-red
How I hate the night

Now I lay me down to sleep
Try to count electric sheep
Sweet dream wishes you can keep
How I hate the night

I keep typing 'Adama' instead of 'Adams'. Hee.


Jan. 17th, 2008 06:57 pm
swatkat: knight - er, morgana - in shining underwear (Default)
Meme stole from [livejournal.com profile] msgenevieve. Because I'm bored and no one is entertaining me.

List all your fandoms, have your friends pick one and tell them:

1. The first character I fell in love with:
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now:
3. The character everyone else loves that I don't:
4. The character I love that everyone else hates:
5. The character I would sex up or make out with anytime:
6. The character I'd want to be like:
7. The character I'd slap:
8. A pairing that I love:
9. A pairing that I despise:
10. Favorite character:
11. What are your five favorite things about your fandom?
12. What are your five least favorite things about your fandom?
13. Who are your five favorite characters?
14. Who are your five least favorite characters?
15. What are your five favorite pairings?
16. What are your five least favorite pairings?
17. Which character are you most like?
18. What is your deep, dark fandom secret?

Fandoms: HP, La Femme Nikita, House, Buffy, Angel, BSG (I've seen only upto 2.12, but I'll include it all the same), Wicked, The Devil Wears Prada, Pushing Daisies, Discworld... and anything else that I've not included here but you know I heart.
swatkat: knight - er, morgana - in shining underwear (vogler knits)
I was feeling down – a combination of medication + plagiarising asses + general things + the fact that I return to the university tomorrow (I'm kicking myself for letting the boys talk me into travelling with them, by *train* - not the good one, but one that leaves at an ungodly hour and is just generally terrible. and apparently I'm still not beyond feeling stupidly homesick. also, it will be cold there. argh). So I made up a meme of my own, which I will call the Things That Made Me Squee meme.

House S4 )

Pushing Daisies )

BSG S1 )

other fannish things )


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