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I was thinking today that I am somewhat mercurial in my passion for the characters I love.

I love madly, truly, deeply and I'm usually monogamous in my passion; I am often stunned at the people who can actively watch, discuss, wank argue, and write in multiple fandoms. I am a strictly one fandom at a time girl.

Not that I don't like other things at the same time, I just don't LIKE THEM like them. You know. I only flirt with them, but I'm really just a tease - I'm taken.

I had to recount my TV boyfriends:

- the Original, the one, the only, Captain Kirk (Circa 1967)

Oh, I was true to James 'Tomcat' Kirk for a very, VERY long time indeed. Even through the new iterations like TNG, DS9 and VOY, my True Love remained. But eventually, our relationship grew stale and a new boy caught my eye.

- Jarod, The Pretender

Ahh, Jarod, so innocent, so curious, so angst, so amazing - a childlike genius with a burning desire to make everything right and enough daddy issues to choke a small nation. He made me feel like writing for the first time in years! Oh the passion! Oh the doomed romance! But, once again, my fickle heart was distracted by another...

- Spike; Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Blond!Bad!Boy! The accent, the cheekbones, the 'I am sex personified' walk - Spike sucked me in (ha! I said sucked!) and made me his own. I was a fervent Redemptionista, an unapologetic Spuffy fan and once again, fanfic bubbled forth. I thought that I was his forever! Who knew it would take a genius to steal my heart away...

- Rodney McKay, Stargate Atlantis

Rodney, oh Rodney, I think that I love you - and your wild, crazy love affair with a certain tousled Air Force Colonel. I never thought that I would get caught up in a sordid, three way affair with TWO characters, and SLASH them no less! (I blame sp23 - it's ALL HER FAULT!) But here I am, still embroiled in this mad, passionate ménage à trois with McKay and Sheppard two years after the #$%^&($@ PTBs killed my damn show (not that I'm BITTER or anything) and it's as lively and fun as it was on day one.

One good thing about NOT having cable/satellite is that there are no new potentials out there to work their magic on my heart and try to seduce me away from the boys. I've heard about all these sexy shows with their sexy characters, but I think I'll stay in Atlantis for just a little bit longer.

There are still other people actively writing in this Universe, so I'm not alone - our ZPMs haven't reached maximum entropy just yet I suppose - and I like it here. A lot.

So. That's my story.

What's yours?



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Jul. 15th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
I'm still madly in love with Rodney and John :)
Jul. 15th, 2010 12:18 am (UTC)
And I, for one, am VERY glad that you are! You hurt them so good!
Jul. 15th, 2010 12:14 am (UTC)
You know, I never thought I'd be multi-fannish. I generally went from one fandom to another like you. But now...I'm reading and writing in several fandoms, and I have no idea what happened. But I have to say, I love coming into an already-established fandom like SGA. There's just so many shiny stories to read!
Jul. 15th, 2010 12:17 am (UTC)
SQUEE! OMG! I didn't know you were reading SGA!

::dances with glee::

Oh, yes, soooo many stories!
Jul. 15th, 2010 12:23 am (UTC)
Oh, yes. Tyson and I are making our slow way through SGA (and I'm moving rapidly through SG-1). I think the last ep we watched was "Doppelganger". I have been reading lots of McShep fic, and I have been absolutely stunned by the depth of talent. I mean, I thought that X-Files and the Jossverse fandoms had a lot of good writers, but SGA is in a class of its own. (And I'm kicking myself for not discovering it sooner. How did I not know about this, because I really, honestly had no clue until I went to WriterCon.)
Jul. 15th, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
If you have a particular trope that interests you, or style of fic, let me know - I've read a lot of it and there really are some incredible writers out there (who should have been writing the episodes they are so good!)
Jul. 16th, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
McShep? Hurt/comfort? Those are pretty much my two biggest categories, and I know there's a huge overlap. But your favorite fics in those categories would be awesome.
Jul. 16th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, I can help you out with the McShep part since that is pretty much all I read.

You can check out my McShep Delicious Tags to start with - warning - there is a lot of hawt, but they are all tagged, so take what you like and leave the rest.

Oh! Also! if you would like to read some of my stuff, please check out my SGA fic.

I'll dig you up a list of the top stories that every new SGA McShep fan should read - trolling the Flist is always a good way to get that.

Hey, you follow sga_newsletter right? Cuz I find it's wonderful for finding all you McShep (and other SGA related) needs.

Edited at 2010-07-16 09:14 pm (UTC)
Jul. 17th, 2010 06:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the Delicious Tags link. That should help. I don't follow the newsletter, but I'll add it.
Jul. 15th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
I discovered fanfiction via BtVS and my love for Spike and Xander. I'm a slasher and like my boys and their boys, heh.
I have dabbled in a few other fandoms, SPN briefly, Eureka, Dexter, and I occasionally read several others. But my current obsession is SGA and Rodney and John. I don't see that changing any time soon.
Jul. 15th, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
Mmm, Spander - always fun., though I'm still a Spuffy girl in my soul.

I love SPN. I've seen two episodes of Eureka, about half of one of Dexter...

I've heard a lot of babble about Leverage and Warehouse 13. Those I might possibly watch. If I watched TV instead of DVD box sets...

Jul. 15th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
I'm with you on all but Kirk. For me ST was all about Spock and still is. :)
Jul. 15th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, I adore Spock as well - I just didn't appreciate him until I was older. Now, I think he's all that and a slice of toast - with Plomeek soup on the side.
Jul. 15th, 2010 01:08 am (UTC)
Oh wow.....this gave me such a big smile. And made me laugh. I just loved how you described your "TV boyfriends" and how you moved on from each. Hee hee!

Rodney, oh Rodney, I think that I love you - and your wild, crazy love affair with a certain tousled Air Force Colonel. I never thought that I would get caught up in a sordid, three way affair with TWO characters, and SLASH them no less!

YES! To this.

And I like it here too. The Atlantis fandom seems to have taken on a life of its own. It lives on.

Jul. 15th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)
I have completely stalled out on John and Rodney. I cannot believe the creativity and wonderful stories and art that continue to flow from this fandom, even to this day! I love it!
Jul. 15th, 2010 05:11 am (UTC)
Sookie St. James from Gilmore Girls (don't judge me)
She is cute, funny, and an amazing cook.
Jul. 15th, 2010 05:52 am (UTC)
My first TV boyfriend was John Ritter.
Jul. 22nd, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
I'm totally a one at a time girl too. Though I will dabble in other fandoms but its not an all consuming thing.

JAG, though contrary to 99% of the female population watching that show, I was NOT in love (or lust) with Harm. I totally had a thing for quirky, adorable, stable, sci-fi loving Lt. Bud Roberts.

NCIS, though there I was madly obsessed over Kate. Who died. And I was in denial. I still can't look at it the same way.

SGA: At first I had a thing for Grodin. A deep all consuming thing. Then it came to my attention that he'd been turned into space dust. It was days later that I discovered Lorne. Ah Lorne...*sighs dreamily* He's well I think I can sum up everything with my icon ;)

Blood Ties: While this was a blip during the run of SGA, again unlike most of the fandom I wasn't in love/lust with Henry (though he was cute), I had (and do have) it bad for one Detective Celluci and his crazy curl.
Mar. 8th, 2016 02:47 pm (UTC)
I'm a fairly monogamous fangirl, too. i was pulled into fanfiction through my Spuffy love and felt like I was cheating on them when I moved to Merlin and now I feel like I'm cheating on Merlin reading in other fandoms. It's just sometimes the allure of pretty beloved characters+intriguing plot pulls me in!
Mar. 9th, 2016 03:05 am (UTC)
It's funny - I know a few people really got into Merlin, but I've never seen a single episode.

Since I made this post, I must admit I had a dalliance with John Reese and Harold Finch - because, mmmm, love me some POI - and I finally worked my way through the 7 seasons of NCIS I was behind on, and discovered a new and abiding appreciation for Tony DiNozzo and Leroy Jethro Gibbs - but I'm still going home to my boys at the end of the day.
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