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New Fandoms to Check Out

These are fandoms I've "discovered" while reading fanfic here on LJ.  I just don't want to forget them, and I want to check them out at some point or another (cause I've enjoyed the fanfic about them so much).  Oh, and suggestions are welcome!

ETA:  Because I have the memory of a goldfish - or maybe Dory in Finding Nemo (look, shiny thing!)...I just remembered two more...d'oh!!

ETA2:  Aaaaand another three.  Seriously - memory pills would be a good investment for me I think. 

April 27/09 - Still more.  I need to stop making a list and actually start checking these out.  Maybe once my monster plot bunny has decided to take a nap... LOL

May 8/09 Just one more this time. 

May 25/09 - Two more that were recommended to me by some writers in those fandoms.  I really, really need to add some links to this list, so others can check out some of the fic that's making me interested in these fandoms.  Maybe that will be my summer project. 

August 28/10 - Added a new one... :): 

August 29/10 - aaaand another one... and a third one from the comments because I never added it a year or so ago... *cough*  (Yes, I'm a procrastinator - why do you ask?).

October 15, 2011 - Haven't updated this in sooo long - haven't been keeping track, either...ooops...  :)

  • Angel
  • Firefly
  • Psych
  • Spice and Wolf
  • Red vs Blue  [May 25/09 - I watched the first episode on YouTube a couple weeks ago, and laughed my ass off.  Since then, I've been too cranky/pressed for time to watch anymore, but will DEFINITELY be continuing with this series.]
  • The World Ends With You  [May 8/09 - I googled this one; it's a video game...with battles and things, I think - based on the description.  Which means I will be forced to read a walkthrough or two because I can't do battles and things.  Simulation; strategy games; adventure games (you know, putting puzzles together that kind of thing) , time management - all good.  Anything that needs to be shot or punched - I'm done.  :(  )
  • Tin Man  (Oct. 15/11 - Watched this about a year ago.  Can't say I was overly impressed with the acting - but definitely loved the re-imagining of it.  :) ).
  • Dark Angel
  • Supernatural
  • Naruto
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Final Fantasy
  • Labyrinth
  • Hellsing
  • Bleach
  • Plunkett and Macleane
  • Detective Conan
  • Fire Emblem 9/10
  • The Slayers
  • Castle
  • Gundam Wing
  • The Moon-Runners
  • Fables
  • Big Bang Theory
  • The Prophecy Series (Movies)
  • Avatar:  The Last Airbender
  • Peacemakers
  • Community  (Oct. 15/11 - Watched it - liked it - am now a semi-regular watcher of it.  I don't necessarily find it laugh-out-loud funny every week, but I do find it absolutely brilliant in ambition and execution.  Season 2's Paradigms of Human Memory was genius - a clip show made up of clips from episodes that, well, don't exist.   I only wish the showrunners and the media hadn't spoiled it because I think it would have been hilarious to watch the fandom's heads explode.  (and yes, I'm cruel and evil, why do you ask??  :D )
  • Primeval
  • The 10th Kingdom
  • Misfits

To be continued......


Mar. 28th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
Red Vs Blue? Really?

Somehow that sounds like disturbing fanfic.
Mar. 28th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
The fandom may be really bad porn for all I know - LOL. I'm not even sure exactly what it is - TV? Comic? Game? Seriously - not a clue. But the fanfic I've read has been really enjoyable (to me, anyway), and (if nothing else) I'm just wondering what the hell is going on in the fandom's universe. :)

Mar. 30th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
Oh, officially it's call machinima. It's a sort of fanvid that is created using video games. Red Vs Blue is a popular web series using the Halo video games that follows two units, the reds and blues, as they fight for command of a box canyon which is one of the maps you can play in Halo.

The plot is insane, it's always going in some crazy direction and the one-liners are fantastic.

Seriously the Rooster Teeth guys are totally my heroes and if I had the opportunity to work with them I would take it in an instant. They are phenomenal.
Mar. 31st, 2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, officially it's call machinima.

Cool - I've learned a new term - thank you! And the whole premise is just crazily creative!! Now, to check it out...{rubs hands in anticipation}. :)
Apr. 23rd, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
Have you checked it out yet?

Youtube is usually the easiest way. If you just search 'red vs blue episode x' and replace x with 1 and work your way up! The site has the latest series and some of the PSA's but not much else, I don't think.
Mar. 28th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
Wait a minute! I just saw a comment from you on a RvB fanfic I'm about to comment on! That's too funny...and here I thought you'd never heard of it before either... LOL

I live such a sheltered life! {shakes head, laughing}
Mar. 30th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
Well HELL YEAH I commented. IT WAS WEIRD!!

The fandom is HILARIOUS. The Rooster Teeth guys are awesome and soooo my heros. You should actually check out their site: Rooster Teeth

They just released a 'mini-series' for the MMORPG 'City of Heroes' with ED! from BNL! It's fantastic!

I have a whole list of good Angel fics. I will have to pass them along. ALSO, let me know if you'd like Supernatural. I'm happy to send it to you so you can see it. It's freaking amazing. mmmmmmmm . . . Winchesters.
Mar. 31st, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
Well HELL YEAH I commented. IT WAS WEIRD!!

And freakin' hilarious. The "Yeah, it's rude, I'm EVIL" just about killed me. Bwahahaha!! Lovely!!

Thanks for the link; I will be checking it out in the next few weeks (four more working days until holidays...I. Can. Do. It...)

Please do send me the list of Angel fics. And Supernatural is the one thing on the list that I have no excuse for not seeing, except my own bad memory. It's on Space every weekend; but by the time I remember to turn on the TV, it's the last five minutes of the show. Grrrr...

Which reminds me that I haven't seen Fringe in...forever...please tell me it's still on!!

ALSO, let me know if you'd like Supernatural. I'm happy to send it to you so you can see it.

I will let you know after my holidays. :) I'm going to check out my friendly neighbourhood Blockbusters (if I can find one...) to see what (if anything) I can find off of this list first. (I have a faith I'm going to get lots done during my two weeks off and not just spend the whole time sleeping... :) ).
Apr. 23rd, 2009 02:05 am (UTC)
Fringe is totally still on and turning more and more in to a new age X-Files every episode! It's fantastic and amazing! And I love it to bits.

Angel Fanfic:

HUGE Collection - - lots and lots of smut here. I love it. You can find just about everything and search for just about everything.

Dark Star Fic - - The parent site to the one up above. Check out Phantasmagoria. They've got an LJ comm that's not *hopping* per say but they do weekly themes based around episodes and it's pretty fantastic. They're very nice there.

Angel Annex - - Not HUGE, but some cute stories.

Sunnydale Stories - - More slash than not I think. There's actually a Bones/Angel crossover, almost at the very bottom, that ends up with Dru, Spike, Angel, and Booth in bed. I'm not gonna lie. The writing is a little crappy but it's got heart. And . . . smut.

Angel Fanfic @ Loony Archivist - - I'm gonna say this is my FAVORITE archive ever for Angel fanfic. It's very clean and easy to navigate and the fic quality is top notch.

Secrets of Angel - - A VERY comprehensive site focused on Angel. Includes a biography and digital image of Angel's tattoo!

Octaves of the Heart - - Totally made of win. This site has my very favorite Angel/Buffy fic ever! It's total AU and totally delicious!

Which leads me to:
Apr. 29th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
I was going to wait on replying until I've had a chance to check out some of your recs, but then I thought "how rude! I should at least acknowledge it and say "thanks"!"

So, THANK YOU for the recs; I will be checking them out. :)
Apr. 23rd, 2009 02:05 am (UTC)
My favorite Angel/Buffy stories!

The Nature of the Beast by Jo. - - Angel lost his soul once too often.

The first chapter is by far it's weakest and that's saying a lot because it managed to hook me into a story that's got hundreds of pages and goes to hell and back, multiple times, all in the name of some twisted fucked up love. *dies of joy* Reminds me of a REALLY good X-Files AU 'Life from the Ashes' for no real reason.

Crave by Rheanna - - Set during first season, between "Parting Gifts" and "Somnambulist". When magic intended to help a drug addict goes wrong, Angel is left increasingly unable to control his craving for blood - and Wesley and Cordelia must face the most difficult decision they'll ever have to make. Rated PG

A fantastic episodic fic. She's got a couple more that are real pretty like as well, but this is my favorite.

The Other Half Lives by Yahtzee - - Set during the first season of "Angel" at some point between "Sanctuary" and "To Shanshu in L.A." Cordy rexamines her feelinsg for Wesley after he is injured by Velga demons; meanwhile, Phantom Dennis is going out of his undead mind. Rated PG

This one is BEYOND cute and adorable. It made me tear up and had Phantom Dennis, who I *heart*

Return by Roseveare - - 'She can't believe they're the last ones left.' Faith and Wesley, ten years on.

I have this really big soft spot for Faith and this fic snuggles right in there and makes itself at home. PLUS, Wesley live! FTW!

Vivere by Rheanna - - What does it mean to be alive? Rated R

Long and delicious. Set post-NFA. Absolutely amazing and wonderful and SOOOO made of win.

On The Other Side of Fate by Tami - - Angel Season 5 / Crossover with Pre-Bones. FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth finds himself immersed in a world he knew nothing about. Vampires, sires, demons and lawyers converge as he tries to figure out how to survive in LA's most notorious law firm.

Slashy Bones/Angel fic. Scroll down to ALMOST the bottom. There's no good linkage to JUST this story. NC-17 LIKE WOAH.

That's all I got for Angel. I need to remember where all my SPN links are. You should totally get in on bones_fic if you haven't already. They've got some good stuff for Bones, obv :)

Edited at 2009-04-23 02:06 am (UTC)



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