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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......

Comments

qwi_xux
Mar. 30th, 2009 04:08 am (UTC)
Yeah, so I sort of poked into your journal from the fanfic50 community and had to reply to this because a bunch of these I know.

Firefly is fantastic. At least, I loved it. It was only fourteen episodes long, but the various characters in all of their differences and struggles--I really, really loved it. If you do end up watching Firefly and you like it, there was a full length feature film made to sort of close off the gaps left hanging by the show's cancellation. The movie is called Serenity. I've known one person who couldn't get into it, but most people have loved it. I've watched it so many times that I probably still have most of it memorized. I think I really loved that it was about this group of broken people who somehow defied the odds and worked and lived with each other anyway.

Angel I saw little bits and pieces of, and it was done by Joss Whedon (who also did Buffy the Vampire Slayer and coincidentally also did Firefly). It was all right, and I know what happened to the characters at the end, but it's not one I wanted to watch in its entirety.

Tin Man was a really good movie. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it. I really liked how they pulled a lot of concepts from The Wizard of Oz, but put a completely unique spin on them.

Dark Angel was only two seasons long, and I never finished watching the second season (I just got busy) but I really did enjoy the first season and what I saw of the second season. It was an interesting show.

Naruto--honestly, I tried to watch Naruto twice. I got to maybe the eighth episode both times, and I realize that it's probably a lot better as it gets going. The first episodes were just trying to establish a lot of story. I still kind of want to see what happens if I can get past that eighth episode, but it's daunting because there are SO many episodes. I mean, there are something like 200 episodes in Naruto, and then the story is continued in Naruto Shippuden (I think I may have misspelled that). But anyway, the second one already has a ton of episodes in it and it's still going.
shirleyann66
Mar. 31st, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, so I sort of poked into your journal from the fanfic50 community

Cool, thanks and welcome. :) Everybody's welcome here (well, so long as they're polite of course ;) ).

Firefly is fantastic.

I hear that from everybody, so I'm definitely looking forward to watching it (and the movie as well). I didn't realize it was only 14 episodes (and I thought it was bad when Jericho was cancelled after 1 and 1/3 seasons...but that's a whole other rant).

Thanks for the info regarding some of the listed fandoms. It provides more context for me until I can track things down for myself. It's greatly appreciated! :)

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