Life is busy as ever - last week was work, and taking Mum & Dad to hospital appointments (all of which went well). This week it's a busy week at work ... tomorrow lunchtime I am meeting Claire as she is coming to the hospital to a cancer support group, which she has suprised me by really enjoying.
So, maybe I should get on ... but instead I am doing a
1) Your current OTP.
Still Spuffy, all the way - although I really love Damon/Elena on Vampire Diaries.
2) A pairing or fandom you initially didn't consider but someone changed your mind.
Star Trek Voyager. I have enjoyed the other Star trek's, but didn't think I would like to see a female captain (sorry, but I am a male boss person!). But I love it, and love the fact that there is a female boss ... and ship her with her 2nd in command!
3) A pairing or character you have never liked and probably never will.
Vampire Diaries, Klaus (Niklaus Mikaelson) ... yet I liked his brother Elijah.
4) A pairing or character you wish you liked but just can't.
Blake, from Blakes 7. He is the leader of the name of the show. Yet I really don't like him, but still love the show (30+ years on)
5) Have you added anything stupid/cracky/hilarious to your fandom?
I am working on a Giles/Joyce story with a twist!
6) What's the longest you've ever been in a fandom?
Joined Blakes 7 fanclub in 1980 (half way through it's 4 year run) ... still a fan!
7) Do you remember your first OTP? If so, what was in it?
Avon and Cally from Blakes 7.
8) Do you prefer characters/pairings from live-action series or anime series?
I have never gotten into anime. So, live-action. (Although I do love Thunderbirds!)
9) Has the Internet caused you to stop liking any fandoms? If so, which one(s) and why?
No, it has helped fuel the love.
9) Name a fandom you didn't care/think about until you saw it all over your social network sites.
Vampire Diaries. I don't have a TV, so more modern shows pass me by ... then saw friends enjoying the show, so tracked it down.
10) Do you get involved with fans and fandom? Or do you just focus on the works that you like?
LOL - shall I start talking about a certain vampire from BtVS!! He is the only person who I have followed though. Everything else it is just fandom with friends.
11) Your favorite fan artist/author allows you to request one work from him/her. What do you ask for?
It would be a long fic set during season 2 or 4 of BtVS ... from slaymesoftly
12) Your favorite fanart or fan artist.
I am blown away by all the work I see ... so naming no names.
13) Your favorite fanfiction or fan author.
Sorry, can't pick that. I have loads and loads of Spuffy on my Kindle, and there are quite a few that get re-read on a regular basis.
14) Choose a song at random. Which character or pairing does it remind you of?
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You - Spike & Buffy
15) Invent a random AU for any fandom.
I love "what ifs" ... so hard to pick one.
16) A ship or fandom that you've abandoned, and why.
Mostly it is fandoms that have stopped early ... I hate it when a series is not picked up, and I lose heart. So things like Farscape, V, Moonlight, etc.
17) A pairing you ship that you don't think anyone else ships.
Think most of mine are "boring" ones that everyone likes.
18) Show us an example of your personal head canon.
Jack Oneill & Samantha will be able to work out the differences on their ranks ... and, of course, Spike is alive and comes back to Buffy (no comics!!)
19) Do you remember what your first fanwork was?
Yes. I do. I had ideas over the years, but it was Spike's death that brought me writing ... It's All A Question Of Timing
20) Are you one of those fans who can't watch anything without shipping?
A show has to have relationships ... just like life.
21) Five favorite characters from five different fandoms.
Spike, Kerr Avon, Jack Oneill, Chakotay, Damon Salvatore
22) Three OTPs from three different fandoms.
Spike/Buffy, Capt Janeway/Chakotay, Damon/Elena
23) A fandom that you're in but that you have no ships from.
Not in many fandoms ... but they all have ships!
that I have snagged from enigmaticblues