January 7th, 2009

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I do wonder if this might just be fandom's best year yet (well, subjectively speaking)

I love my pretty new layout from noveltybox; in particular, the way it looks as if the latest news from my friendslist is spread out on my desk to be perused. I also love my pretty new Merlin icons, including the demonstrated delightful offering from miinty_sticks provided by joymaro - adorable!


The fannish end-of-year meme that's been flying around:

Your main fandom of the year? Doctor Who&Torchwood

Your favourite film watched this year? The Dark Knight, followed by Iron Man and Juno.

Your favourite book read this year? I picked up Neil Gaiman's American Gods for the first time, then couldn't put it down. My favourite of his now, definitely. ♥

Your favourite album or song to listen to this year? Sigur Rós's Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust was this year, right? I love that album to pieces. I also listened to a lot of Bloc Party, Tegan and Sara, and Jump, Little Children, amongst others.

Your favourite TV show of the year? Doctor Who&Torchwood (no, I'm not choosing, you can't make me, though Torchwood might win just because its levels of awesome were so unexpected), with honorary mentions to Supernatural and Pushing Daisies, and it was last year I mainlined and fell in love with Stargate: Atlantis.

Your favourite LJ community of the year? The stories at dw_cross were glorious, and rs_small_gifts was fantastic last month.

Your best new fandom discovery of the year? SGA. In retrospect I'm really surprised it took me this long to catch on, because a) dorks in space who live in a flying city, and b) I think it might have the single most talented and imaginative fandom I've ever seen, good grief. Merlin's definitely the best discovery of the last month, though. :D

Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year? Falling out of love with Heroes. Certain parts of 'Journey's End'. SGA getting cancelled right at the peak of my love, Pushing Daisies getting cancelled way before its time. :(

Your TV boyfriend of the year? John Sheppard (my love, it is pure and queer and true)

Your TV girlfriend of the year? Martha Jones (♥ ♥ ♥, basically)

Your biggest squee moment of the year? Torchwood's 2x01, no question. LO IT WAS SUDDENLY BRILLIANT. Gwen was made of win! James Masters! Tosh and Owen were made of adorable! Oh JACK! Ianto Jones's awesome defied all known measures! THAT OFFICE SCENE omg. *shipper arms of joy*

The most missed of your old fandoms? Oh, Harry Potter. I never truly left you, but most of us are going our separate ways now, myself included. But we had the best of times, truly.

The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to? I'm going to be caught up on the Sarah Jane Adventures one of these days, I swear. I'm also planning on mainlining BSG at some point and getting into the Sarah Conner Chronicles.

Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year All the stuff this new Merlin fandom's going to produce. Torchwood coming back! I really, really miss my Team Cardiff. A year of pretty much all my fandoms being relatively closed canon, hopefully leading to lots of fan activity. Oh, and I'm looking forward to Dollhouse as well.


Torchwood fen! Speaking of fan activity, I am thinking of running a spring/summer genfic exchange, depending on if I can work out a schedule that will not clash horribly with offline things, motivated mostly because I want more Torchwood gen in my life. Thus, a quick poll!

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