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Year in fandom meme – 2020

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Year in fandom meme – 2020

Your main fandom of the year?

Hmm, I’m going to say Game Of Thrones. I’ve read mostly Sandor Clegane fic, and a lot of my wallpapers have been GOT ones, plus I started uploding some 4K/UHD screencaps of the show too. So, Game Of Thrones.

Your favourite film watched this year?

I don’t remember which ones I saw this year… and they sort of blur together anyway. I can say that The Last Of The Mohicans and Piano remain among my favorite movies ever, even after watching them for the umpteenth time this year. I watch more tv shows than movies, they have better stories and characters these days IMO.

Your favourite book read this year?

I read 50 novels this year, and enjoyed Elly Griffiths (archeology and bodies) and Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s (Icelandic murders) books particularly.

Your favourite TV show of the year?

Star Trek: Picard because it continued the story past TNG movies. The Expanse for the story. Star Trek: Discovery for how it handled the story and characters this season, plus setting.

Your favourite online fandom community of the year?

I don’t feel like I’m part of an community anymore, because fandoms I’m interested in in the platforms I’m comfortable with are dead. I hate Twitter, Facebook is awful and Tumblr is like shouting to the void and those are the places fandoms are these days… if anywhere.

Favorite fanworks of the year?

I’ve seen so much amazing Game Of Thrones art on DeviantArt, I’m floored. And I’ve read so many fabulous Sansan fics this year, ranging all from canon compliant to full AUs. I’m too tired dig out Titles and URLs, maybe I’ll add some in later. But the Sansan fandom as a whole has been a gift that keeps on giving 😀 As an example, all the Sansan fics by [archiveofourown.org profile] The_Queen_In_The_North , [archiveofourown.org profile] Vermilion_Sunrise and Digging Westeros by [archiveofourown.org profile] OrangeTabby have given me so much joy 😀

Your best new fandom discovery of the year?

I didn’t get into a new fandom this year, Game Of Thrones is my newest and I got into in 2019 after the abysmal season 8. I’ve this year catching up on Sandor Clegane fic (so much great Sansan!) and random other characters.

Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?

That fandoms still exist on bad social media sites such as Twitter and Tumblr.

And this isn’t a disappointment, but a surrendering: I gave up my Star Trek site this year. Happily, Bizarra took over but if she hadn’t, I’d have deleted it. This is/was a HUGE thing – a few years back I wouldn’t have thought I’d ever voluntarily delete it. I can’t do Star Trek in a small way – it’s all in, or not at all. So the only options were to keep growing the site (it was already over 300GB in disk space), or delete it if none wanted to take it over. I still feel the loss, but I’m happy I made the choice that I did.

Your TV boyfriend of the year?

Sandor Clegane.

Your TV girlfriend of the year?

Seven Of Nine (ST: VOY not PIC)

Your biggest squee moment of the year?

When Star Trek: Picard aired its first episode 😀

The most missed of your old fandoms?

Bloody all of them! They’re either dead, or somewhere I don’t know.

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

I don’t have one at the moment. Often I wish I was into big fandoms like Captain America/The Avengers/Marvel movies/Harry Potter/LOTR etc. but knowing myself, I’d get obsessed with some minor character instead of the juggernauts and still have the same problems I have now.

Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year?

The rest of The Expanse season 5, reading more great Sansan, maybe, hopefully finishing a fic myself for the first time in like 17 years.

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