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17 February 2008 @ 01:50 pm
The Guide to Me  
Every so often I post a basic breakdown of me. I swear surreallis was in my brain because she just did one herself.

Our interests and tastes are always changing, and friends grow close or grow apart. So, this is more detailed information about who I am and what to expect on my journal. You can use it as a guide for friending and defriending if you'd like.


Writing

First and foremost, I babble about writing. It sneaks into most posts even when I try to hold it back. I'm trying to save that more for my writing journal, but who am I kidding? I'm always going to talk writing whether it's fanfic or profic or critique on the writing of a TV show. I love writing. So if you love to talk about the writing process, you've come to the right place. This is until you get sick of my inability to shut up over it ;)

SG-1

This has been my main fandom since 2003. The mythology and the human aspect drew me to the show. While I don't talk as much about this show currently, I still love it and it will always be one of the shows to stay with me.

Technically, I don't have any pairings for this show. While I started out being predominately a Daniel fan with much team love for the rest alongside him, I've grown to being a team fan who loves all the characters fairly equally. They are like ice cream flavors. One day I might really want some Sam but the next I need Jack. Daniel's a staple I can always come back to. And who doesn't love Teal'c? When I am feeling daring, I even have some Cam, Vala, Landry, and Jonas on the side. There is no question that Hammond and Janet will always be there ;)

I'm really not interested in shipper or slasher wars and I feel that everyone should be respected in fandom. I'm gen for the show, something I am very proud of, though I will write just about anything in fandom. I'm like that. So don't be surprised if I say I'm not fond of a pairing and then I turn around and write them. That's just how I am.

That being said, I do have some preferences when it comes to ship. I really enjoy Jack/Sara when done tastefully. The same goes for Sam/Daniel or Daniel/Sha're. I enjoy Daniel/Janet and Sam/Teal'c. I used to be a big fan of Jack/Daniel as well, but I got a little disillusioned by badfic. I still say everyone has a right to their pairing.

SG-1 is the fandom where I have the most sensitivities. I get defensive for just about every character/actor if I feel like "bashing" has gone too far. For me, there is a difference between a strong opinion and someone just being a jerk. My flist includes SG-1 fans of all kinds, so I expect people to act fairly on my LJ. Please check your fandom baggage at the door.

Superman-verse

I've been a Superman fan since I was a toddler. It's one of my first memories. I loved the movies. I watched one of the various cartoons. While I didn't watch LnC or The Animated Series when it aired, I finally broke down and started watching Smallville during its first season. My stubbornness over "No Lex in Smallville!!" was quickly replaced by much love for the entire premise. I've stuck through Smallville through the good and bad, feeling the show works best when it sticks to focusing on Clark and Lex.

I do ship on this show. Clark/Lois is probably one of the few OTPs I have. However, I think I define OTP differently than most people. I'm fine with Clark and Lois having other romances as long as it comes back to them in the end. And it will. It's Superman after all. His one true love will always be Lois. But for Smallville, I am perfectly fine with them just hinting at Clois and building their friendship. The actual relationship will happen much later.

As for other ships? Jimmy/Kara makes me smile. So does Chloe/Jimmy. Clark/Lana is canon, but I hate how it's been dragged out. I am enjoying it unravel this season and back when it was just a crush. I liked the hints of Lex/Lana before S6. And I used to like Chloe/Clark before they settled into a comfortable friendship.

I do not support the Chlois Theory at all.

I'm really enjoying LnC. I devoured most of the series in less than 2 months! It gives me the warm fuzzies. I am stalling finishing the series because I won't have anymore left. Where are all the LnC fans? The cartoon is also fantastic. The movies will always always be with me, and Christopher Reeve will always be Superman to me. I just can't help being a Superman fan!

Supernatural

This is my new shiny. I've been watching it on and off (mainly through DVDs) since last winter.

Having been a huge fan of X-Files and the paranormal in general, it's no surprise I fell into this show. I resisted it for a very long time, as I tend to do, and finally caved after catching the last 20 minutes of In My Time of Dying.

I'm a Dean girl. Dean is my favorite. It could be because I think JA has gorgeous eyes. It may be because deep down I kinda like the bad boy. It could be because JA played on SV. But I think it's mostly because as an overprotective older sibling, I understand a lot of his motivations. I'm a lot like Dean, aside from all teh stupid.

However, when I say I'm a Dean girl that does not mean I want the show to be ALL ABOUT DEAN. I love Sam, too. I'm happiest when both Sam and Dean have vital roles. I also feel that while the show is about both boys, it's more about Sam than Dean. At least it was in the beginning. That is mainly because Sam is so deeply tied to the core mythology of the show.

It's fair to say that I love both Winchesters, but I sway toward Dean a little more. I would prefer to read fic about him and I love heroic!Sam and whumped!Dean. But at the end of the day, the show would be nothing without the two of them. You'll find me defending both of them.

I fangirl Jared and Jensen.

I also like John and I liked him flawed. I have much Bobby love. And Ellen. I don't hate Jo. I like Ruby, but I'm mildly annoyed with Bela.

I don't ship on this show at all. None. The only ship I liked was John/Mary and maybe Sam/Jess in principle.

I do believe that this show is going to be one that is going to consume me more and more as time goes on. It'll go down as one of my fave shows. Christian mythology! Demons! Monsters! Pretty boys! What's not to love?

The X-Files

One of my fave shows ever. Aliens and paranormal. And FBI! Woohoo! I don't talk about it nearly as much as I should, but it still remains one of my fave shows. I miss it like crazy. That is one of the reasons why stargazercmc and I created trustno1_redux. We wanted a happy little place to discuss the show without the wank.

I never was involved in the fandom for this show. I also openly admit I was a bit of a stubborn witch when it originally aired. I got so mad that DD left at the end that I stopped watching. I can't wait to go back and revisit that last season to see if my opinions may have changed.

I shipped Mulder/Scully on this show. I wasn't adverse to either one of them having a relationship, but in the end I wanted them together. And when I say in the end, I meant very last episode. I was afraid if they put them together prior to the end, their characters would get weird.

Yeah.

I also liked Doggett. I wanted to hate him, but I couldn't. Reyes never grew on me. Maybe when I watch again, I'll like her more. I'm still ticked off about the Lone Gunmen.

Despite it all, I still ship Mulder/Scully. I especially adore the early seasons of the show where you just didn't know whether there were aliens or if it was all some mass conspiracy. Those were good times.

Star Wars

I have much love for Star Wars. I grew up on Star Wars and it was my first official fandom, even if it was a fandom of one. (I collected. I went fannish. I wrote fanfic. I did fanart. But I wasn't involved online.) Star Wars completely consumed me and it did for a very long time. I rediscovered it back in 1994, way before anyone really knew prequels would be coming. I read the books and everything. I was big into Star Wars for nearly 10 years. My interest started to wane when my friendship with another big fan started to crumble; Star Wars related material was a little too hurtful to deal with at that time. I've gotten to the point where I am rekindling my love.

I adore the original trilogy. TESB is my all time fave. I like the prequels, but I don't love them. They were sloppy. It's a shame. They could have been great if Lucas had relinquished some control and had a beta on his work.

Luke Skywalker will always be my favorite character. Even if I've come to appreciate Han more and more as I have gotten older, it's all about Luke for me. I was a little disappointed when Lucas announced that the whole story was about Anakin Skywalker, but that is how it goes. I am in love with the parallels between father and son, and how redemption is achieved through the son. The EU seriously screwed it all up, but I refuse to acknowledge that as canon anyway.

I'm a huge fan of Leia, too, and fascinated by Lucas' take the mythical story of twins. I'm a Han/Leia shipper and in the EU I liked Luke/Mara best. I also Mary Sued a woman with Luke in my novels.

Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine are amazingly complex and interesting. Loooove Vader and Palp.

I get a little annoyed when people insinuate that Star Wars is just for kids and adults who enjoy it need to grow up. Maybe it's because I feel like deep down I don't have to grow up. I like the mythical archetypes. I like the story. I like the hope. But that's me.

I hope to start talking more about Star Wars. I may never be as fannish about it as I once was, but there is something about the story that keeps me coming back.

Farscape

Out of all my shows, I think this is the one I am least squeeworthy for. I like the show. I think Ben Browder and Claudia Black are amazing actors. Scorpius is one of the best villains I have seen on TV period. D'Argo is awesome. I'm a fan of the John/Aeryn dynamic.

I think it's because I just don't like the crack episodes. I'm a fan of weird, but this gets a little too weird for me. I find I am drawn into the show when it tackles major storyarcs and angst. It's a beautifully angsty show, like Supernatural. Plus, I'm not very fond of space scifi. I think Firefly and Star Wars are the few exceptions. One of the reasons I have trouble with SGA is because it's too techy/space scifi for me. It's also one of the reasons why I prefer classic SG-1 to the newer stuff, and why I'm not into Star Trek.

Even so, I do like the show and I would love to be able to talk about it more. The three-parter arc involving Kansas and Terra Firma in S4 really allowed me to connect to it in a way I hadn't connected before. The subsequent episodes were also awesome and the culmination towards the series finale has been exciting. This show does amazingly well when it battles these larger political issues and the ramifications of the characters' decisions. And that is why Farscape makes it onto my list. When I rewatch the series, I think I'll like it more. In the meantime, I hope to encounter more and more people so I can discuss.

Other Interests/Shows

I like a lot of other shows, but you don't see me talk about them as much. But I am always there to discuss if prodded.

I'm a huge fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. I love Jack Sparrow and I'm seriously into Will/Elizabeth.

I play video games, though not well. My fave games are Eternal Darkness, the Final Fantasy games, and The Legend of Zelda. I adore FFX.

I enjoy the Harry Potter books, but I'm only in book 4. Firefly is an amazing show. I'd like to explore Dr. Who and Torchwood. Someday I'll watch Angel. The History Channel is made of win. Futurama never fails to make me laugh and cry. I'm still making my way through MacGyver. Sanctuary looks very promising and I've watched a few of the webisodes.

Music is a big part of me. I love all kinds of music, minus country and rap. However, there are always exceptions. Big faves of mine are: Enya, Shiny Toy Guns, Boston, Muse, Linkin Park, U2, and Keane to name a few.

I'm trained in anthropology and feminist theory. I love science, history, and literature. I dabble in just about every subject because learning is my life. Like many people, I have a few short stories and poems published, and I'm aiming to be a novelist.

I know there is tons more I could talk about, but we'd be here all day. So that's me!

As I said earlier, you can use this as a guide for friending and defriending. In any event, it's just a nice way to get to know me. I hope this helps the new people on my flist, and maybe even the old :)
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Barbara: Lois and Clark Teamhtbthomas on February 17th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
This is a very neat idea! I don't think I'll find a reason to defriend over anything here, especially when we share common ideas about a lot of things.

Most of the LnC fans are over at the Message Boards, though I have several on my f-list here. But there isn't a centralized fan community on LJ, other than clois, which has shippers of all 'verses.
Working for the Mandroid: LnC Kissmoonshayde on February 17th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
Great! I know we're both new to each other's flists and don't know each other yet, but I'm very excited to have more Superman related friends on my flist. Maybe I'll get the courage to finally watch Superman Returns.

I'm going to have to wander around the boards a bit. I love clois though :)
(no subject) - htbthomas on February 17th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
aelfgyfu_mead: Jack&Danielaelfgyfu_mead on February 17th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
I like what you said about Farscape. I think it's brilliant. The cast are awesome. Many of the episodes are incredible. But it never quite became my show, for perhaps different reasons than you. I think maybe that was because it hurt too much sometimes; I don't do dark fic, and I have trouble with dark shows (I'm still watching Battlestar Galactica, and I often ask myself why). There was some great angst, and then there was some really contrived angst. And lots and lots of torture.

Nice to read this! I've been reading your SG fic for ages (gen, a couple of the het; I'm very much into gen). I knew about you and Stargate (you into SGA at all?), but I didn't know some of these other things about you.
Working for the Mandroid: D'ohmoonshayde on February 17th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, I don't watch BSG. I just can't. It's too dark. With farscape, at leats the crack and some of the pop references balance it, but BSG is just too too intense for me.

I am not into SGA. I'm going to give it another try because of Sam, but I haven't watched the eps yet. I figure once S4 ends then I'll use the downtime to catch up.

I don't open up much (paranoid) but I thought it would be a nice thing to do.

And speaking of fic, I seriously need to get back to reading some. I am soo far behind.

(no subject) - aelfgyfu_mead on February 17th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - moonshayde on February 17th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
ridin' the star milestargazercmc on February 17th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
I have decided, in the interest of me ruling the world and having you as one of my henchmen, that I will read this so that you fit into my bubble view of the world. Therefore, this reads:

Technically, I
need Jack.
I do have some preferences when it comes to
Christian mythology! Demons! Monsters! Pretty boys! What's not to love?
Aliens and paranormal. And FBI! Woohoo!
That is one of the reasons why stargazercmc
is my all time fave.
Maybe it's because I feel like deep down
Ben Browder and Claudia Black are
Big Shiny Toy Guns.
So that's me!

:D
Working for the Mandroid: Santa Knowsmoonshayde on February 17th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
Lookie here. Ms. Funny Pants.

You're a brat ;)
(no subject) - stargazercmc on February 17th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Traycer: thoughtfultraycer_ on February 17th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
SG-1 = Yay!!
Supernatural = I can't wait! :D
And the X-Files. I loved that show when it was on, and still ponder on some of the greater episodes. That series is also on my DVD-want list. In the meantime, I will enjoy the trustno1_redux community. It's like reliving those episodes.

You know, I have a lot of catching up to do, but one of these days I'll be right there along side you. :)
Working for the Mandroid: breathemoonshayde on February 17th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
Oh I have tons of catching up to do myself! Don't worry! :)

And I'm glad you are enjoying the XF rewatch :)
MegTDJ: Dean Heat Dance - mata090680meg_tdj on February 17th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
Dude, we have nothing in common... *defriends*

*uses your very favourite icon*

*runs away*
ridin' the star mile: score!stargazercmc on February 17th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
Um, yeah. So this song is stuck in my head now, too. But I probably had it coming from my post above.

"And now you find yourself in '82..."
(no subject) - meg_tdj on February 17th, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - moonshayde on February 17th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - moonshayde on February 17th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - meg_tdj on February 17th, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Fig Newton: humorsg_fignewton on February 17th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
hbthomas already pointed you at the LnC fanfic boards, which are full of enthusiasm and very welcoming to newcomers. You also might want to try Zoomway's mbs, which are the original. There's less fanfic, but more general fandom - the actors, gossip, other versions of Superman, and so forth.

There was a typical fandom meltdown a few years back, which ended more or less quietly when the fanfic mbs were created to give each "faction" their own corner. Plenty of fans frequent both mbs. There's a bit of snippiness on occasion, especially Kerth Awards time (which is now), but it's pretty calm for the most part.

You also must check out the archive! It's one of the best organized on the net, and they offer a general beta service for submissions, so there's much less chance of stumbling across truly awful badfic.

I haven't seen many LnC fans here on LJ, but like me and Aurora and a few others, they certainly exist. :)
Working for the Mandroid: By the Moonlight (LnC)moonshayde on February 17th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
Oh cool! Thanks! I am really loving that show. It's very light and fun. That's the perfect way to relax, you know? Sure there's angst and drama too, but I am in love with the whole light feeling of the show in general.

And it has the best Perry White EVAR.

But yay for LnC fans!
mysticalweather: SW:(ealintara) Graceful Obimysticalweather on February 17th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
You forgot Sam/Barrett. *vvbg*

You probably *will* like Farscape more after rewatching, at least that's what happened for me. I'm a big fan of back story, and I love rewatching so that I can connect the dots of character development that I might have missed the first time.

Yay Star Wars! TESB tomorrow! Woo! :D Nothing beats the original trilogy. Nothing. However, I do enjoy the prequels for several reasons, some more shallow than others. Again, back story! We *finally* see how a promising Jedi turns to the Dark Side and becomes the man behind the mask. Ewan McGregor as Obi Wan *hearts*!! (yeah, dipping into the shallow reasons here, moving on...) The continued awesomeness of R2...especially when he blew up those 2 droids in Revenge of the Sith. I have much Star Wars love all the way around. :D

And as for those who say that adults who like Star Wars need to grow up...I say they need to get a life. *nods*

~Misty

Working for the Mandroid: Luke and Vadermoonshayde on February 17th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
Ewan was perfect as young Obi-Wan. Yay!

We'll definitely watch tomorrow. I don't have a time for you just yet because I just found out my best friend had her baby. But we'll watch and I'll let you know times asap :)
(no subject) - mysticalweather on February 17th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
aurora_novarum: Janet Smilingaurora_novarum on February 17th, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC)
Well now see? I found out something new about you. I didn't know you liked Pirates of the Caribbean. I've um...seen the first one? :-D

Yay SG-1! Yay Superman-verse! Yay x-files stuff!

You forgot to mention how you're just generally all around awesome and cool to hang around, btw. :-)
Working for the Mandroid: Beginnings (Smallville)moonshayde on February 17th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
I love Pirates! *squees* They were fun movies. History, mythology, fantasy, and funny all rolled into one. The second movie is okay, but the 3rd movie is cool. The first is still the best.

And thank you! I;m glad. So are you :)
Hopeful Romantic: shinyhoperomantic on February 18th, 2008 10:30 am (UTC)
*grin* What a lovely idea.
Working for the Mandroid: Unrealmoonshayde on February 18th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
It's always nice to touch base with people again.
sela21k: Lizzie and Jack: Hugssela21k on February 18th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
Heh. You have to tell me something more than this to get me to defriend you. :)
Working for the Mandroid: breathemoonshayde on February 18th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
Heh heh. I just like to touch base with people and let them know where I stand. Glad I can't get rid of you so easily ;)
seacrystal on February 21st, 2008 06:54 am (UTC)
I've been a Superman fan since I was a toddler. It's one of my first memories. I loved the movies. I watched one of the various cartoons. While I didn't watch LnC or The Animated Series when it aired, I finally broke down and started watching Smallville during its first season.

I don't know if I've been a Superman fan since I was a toddler :p but I do remember that the only time I was actually allowed to stay up was to watch the Superman movies.

I'm really enjoying LnC. I devoured most of the series in less than 2 months! It gives me the warm fuzzies. I am stalling finishing the series because I won't have anymore left. Where are all the LnC fans? The cartoon is also fantastic. The movies will always always be with me, and Christopher Reeve will always be Superman to me. I just can't help being a Superman fan!

LnC is fun, romantic and despite its corny stuff, I just can't help but find it completely endearing and charming in its own way. And it's a wonderful take on Clark/Superman too -- I just love the idea of Clark being this very cool, very capable and very confident guy, and with awesome good looks to boot. :D Being Clark Kent is just as an important to him as being Superman, and I love the fact that he could find a healthy balance between the two.

By the way, have ever watched any of the Justice League/Justice League Unlimited stuff?
rdamelrdamel on February 21st, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
OK to friend you?
I've read a number of your posts and enjoyed your thoughts on Jack and SG1. I have just gotten a basic lj, have basically no idea what I'm doing, but I've tried to "friend" you. If you do not want me to do that, please let me know--and tell me how to undo it!

As Jack would say "I don't know, Sir, you know me and computers!"

Melissa M.