Meme stolen from likeadeuce
. Your main fandom of the year?
I remain a committed fandom polyamorist without a main fandom. Your favorite film you watched this year?The Avengers
. Four times watched in the cinema and three times on dvd... yes, it's a pretty safe bet to say it was. :) I just loved it to bits. Your favorite book read this year?
It's a tie between Her Majesty's Will
by David Blixt (when I read the Yuletide prompts asking for Shakespeare/Marlowe adventures & relationship I thought every time "does the prompter know there is now an entire novel like that out there?) and Raphsody in Blood
by Roz Kaveney, though I had the chance to read the later in manuscript last year, so I suppose it's a bit cheating to say "this year"? Anyway. Rereading it in printed form only heigtened the love. Your favorite album or song to listen to this year? Come Together: Black America Sings Lennon & McCartney
. Detailed review explaining why here
.Your favorite tv show of the year?Breaking Bad
. Which I started to marathon early in the year and thus was able to watch in real time when it began its final season. Your best new fandom discovery of the year?
I would say Breaking Bad
as well, except for the part that Breaking Bad fandom
aside from fabulous people on lj also includes the people majorly into Skyler and Marie bashing on tumblr and elsewhere, so, no. But I was delighted to see one of my oldest fandoms, Babylon 5
, still has an influx of new watchers and writers, and B5 never inflicted shipping wars and character bashings on me either then or now, so I declare the new B5 fans my best new fandom discovery of the year. Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?Fringe
's fourth season, after a promising start, cementing the show's decline. Alas. Your fandom boyfriend of the year?
Jeremy Irons, for a) making Henry IV. for the first time ever the most captivating character in the two plays named after him to me in The Hollow Crown
and b) continuing to do a fantastic job with Rodrigo Borgia, aka Pope Alexander VI., in the second season of The Borgias
. I've said it before, I'll say it again: the man is a walking, talking illustration that some actors dramatically increase both in acting skill and hotness in their middle age. Young Mr. Irons, playing Charles Ryder in Brideshead Revisited
? Eh. Current Jeremy Irons as Henry and Rodrigo both? Gimme gimme gimme! Your fandom girlfriend of the year?
Skyler White. Followed closely by the ladies from The Borgias
, Judi Dench's M, Katniss Everdeen and my darling Guinevere from Merlin
, always, but still, no question about it: Skyler. For being complicated and not easily likeable but layered and smart and above all able to accept responsibility for her own deeds as opposed to blaming everyone else. A longer love declaration to Skyler is here
.Your biggest squee moment of the year?
Natasha pwning Loki in The Avengers
. That moment when she turns around and says "thank you for your cooperation". (Come to think of it, Katniss Everdeen's "Thank you for your consideration" in The Hunger Games
was also a fantastic moment and almost identically phrased, but Natasha's turnaround was when I went from loving The Avengers
to SQEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.) The most missed of your old fandoms?
I go through moments of missing the BTVS and AtS fandom heydays fiercely. Then I check to see what's happening, and people are either obsessed with being upset with the comics (which I have no interest in) or are still
fighting the Spike Wars (ditto), and I remember all the reasons not to miss said days. Until, that is, I come across unexpected splendid meta essays like the one about Chosen
this year, or anything timetravellingbunny
posts, and I'm full of BTVS and AtS fandom love again. The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?Once Upon A Time
and maybe Teen Wolf
. Also I really want to watch The Wire
, but is there still a fandom? Your biggest fan anticipations for the coming year?
The second half of Breaking Bad
's final season; the SHIELD tv series; X-Men: Days of Future Past
; Catching Fire
; and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug