Any new people, welcome! Glad to have you. Let us commense the squee :)
For everyone both old and new, I guess it's time for another fandom update. Every so often I do one of these posts because I'm always changing. I might not make huge changes, but small changes are changes nonetheless.
The following is by no means a complete list.
Current Active* Fandoms/Shows:
Supernatural (The BIG one for me right now)
Smallville (My crack/fun show - I include other Supes mythos)
SG-1 (Still love it just not overly active)
X-Files (Help mod the rewatch comm trustno1_redux
Star Wars (But I still love it to pieces)
Final Fantasy X (Awesome story)
* I define activity by obsession. The more fannish I am about a show, the more active I am, which means the more likely I'll post art/fic/meta/misc about the show of choice.
I love storytelling. Therefore, I love movies, TV, novels, and the writing process. Now, even though I love all these things, it doesn't mean I am a TV junkie or that I have a huge collection of books and movies. I'm also very picky. But the act of storytelling, epecially with elements of the fantastic, guide my life.
I'm trained in anthropology and history, and have a massive love of mythology. I also have a deep love for science, specially earth science, and I almost went into geology. I picked anthropology because it's cheating - I get to study everything ;)
I'm one of those annoying truth-seeker people who is always curious and looking for answers. In fandom, I tend to gravitate toward the characters that are idealistic, brainy, awkward, and who are also truth-seekers, except when I fall for the badboy which has been happening more often than not lately. *pointed look at you, Sawyer*
I always have a fave character for every show, but I tend to love my shows so much that I rarely hate a character. So while I love Dean to pieces on SPN, I also love Sam and Bobby, and John, and Ellen, and you get the point. With SG-1, my faves are Jack and Daniel, but I love Sam and Teal'c. And Cam! And...yeah. You can apply the same rules to all my shows.
I'm weird with shipping. I have a couple of OTPs but I'm not militant about them. I can handle them with other people as long as I know they are together in the end. So, I'm all for Lois/Clark, Mulder/Scully, Tidus/Yuna, but I don't mind if along the way they are with different characters.
I also don't care for character bashing or pairing bashing. Bela from SPN or Vala from SG-1 might not be my fave characters and while I can be critical of them, I don't like to bash them. I can like Lois/Clark AND Chloe. I'm allowed to really dislike Chlois. I can like Sam and Daniel at the same time. But I like to think we can all have our opinions in a respectful way. So I ask the same on my journal, please.
I don't mind slash, but I don't Wincest at all.
I do read fanfic, but it's very slow coming right now.
I don't really follow actors and actresses, but have a huge crush on Jensen Ackles right now.
I love music. Right now, I'm into Shiny Toy Guns, Muse, Within Temptation, Rasmus...
I write both for publication and for fandom. I don't really discuss my original stuff here unless it's just general conversation. I do actively discuss the writing process and technique and general writing squee.
Probably most importantly, I enjoy conversation the most. People who know me well know that I can be chatty when motivated. I love to be able to get into a conversation on LJ or wherever. I do not like when people try to be elitists or think they are so much better than everyone else. BNF behavior irks me. I'm not talking about people that it just happens to, but people that obviously use it is as tool. That's all I'm going to say about that ;)
So that's a bit about me. Also, if you're reading this and you are thinking, I don't think we really have anything in common any more, you can defriend. I know sometimes people can be shy about it, so this is your out if need be. I can't say I won't be sad to see you go, but I understand that tastes change.