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The thing I love about the HP fandom is the quantity of quality there is out there.  I might not read an H/D fic for months, but when I want to I can spend hours at a time reading a novel length fic.  I kinda miss being as active in this fandom as I used to be, but at the same time, I do not miss the miserable waits for new chapters.  Then again, I suffer in exactly the same way in all my other fandoms... but nevermind.

The thing is, I just can't keep up.  I had little computer time this summer, which dampened my SPN obsession.  And since I have not seen the new eps, I have been sticking solely to the WIPs I had followed before S3.  Just in case.  It's crazy, but at least I can venture onto my flist with the help of filters.  And then there is Heroes, which I do not profess to be an expert in or a major fangirl of.  But at the same time, I love my Nathan/Peter fics.  And how can I not mention QAF?  The fandom I used to exist off of for almost a year... I am completely in the dark.  I miss Brian and Justin in the way you miss that ex that left you at the alter.  But I never know how to get back into the swing of the QAF fandom.

And then there are the deadish fandoms out there.   My Spike/Angel love is still going strong, but the fandom lacks the structure that HP and SPN have.  ie. There is no "here are all the super long, amazingly complex fics" sort of thing.  So either I read through crap or I just give up.  What about Firefly?  My Mal/River love is over the moon, but the fandom in kinda tiny.  Not to mention the fact that there aren't too many browncoats out there who share my particular love.  (If you feel the overwhelming urge to convert, check out [profile] tesla321 's Knot for our Heart - which I love like woah.)

There is also my crazy obsession with the West Wing. How can such an amazing show have such a tiny fandom?  If I could get everyone in the SPN fandom to just write three words of Sam/Josh fic, the amount out there would triple overnight.  And speaking about tin fandom, who else is wondering where all the Grey's fans are?  Seriously.  And what about Lost?  Why am I not overwhelmed with hot Jacket fics everytime I check my flist?  I mean, apart from the fact it's het.  Which.... admittedly, might have a lot to do with it.

Okay, this started out as a happy post and ended up a not-so-happy post.  Give me a fandom with too many fics and I'm pissed, too few and I'm pissed.  I guess I can't be pleased.

Oh yeah, I hope everyone out there is watching Blood Ties.  That awesome Canadian Vampire Detective show?  With the amazingly stunning Henry Fitzroy?  Yeah, that one.

love,
the accidental multifandom whore

Date: 2007-10-28 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thinkpink20.livejournal.com
This is very random but I have to say, I'm exactly the same with the HP fandom; I don't read anything for ages and then suddenly throw myself into a novel length H/D and remember why they were my very first ship and will probably always be my most important.

Date: 2007-10-28 08:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aishia.livejournal.com
Exactly. Even though I am not in the HP fandom the way I used to be, I will never be able to say that H/D is not my OTP. This post was supposed to be all about my excitement over "Secrets" by Vorabiza which I have thrown my every waking moment to. As much as I love some of my other fandoms... it just doesn't compare.

Date: 2007-10-29 07:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thinkpink20.livejournal.com
I have to say, I haven't read that one but now I'm going to :) You're right, there's something about H/D which means nothing else compares; it's like going home, which sounds awfully corny but is true.

Date: 2007-10-28 07:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tesla321.livejournal.com
Why, thank you. I just put up 17 and 18 and am writing 19 at this moment.

Date: 2007-10-28 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aishia.livejournal.com
It's amazing, but somehow I failed to notice the fact that you had updated from 7 to 17 until last night (I blame the summer and my lack of computer). But it did mean that I had a fabulous evening splurging on Mal and River and Mal. So I guess I owe you an extraordinary amount of thanks for making the flu so fun. ♥

Date: 2007-10-28 09:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tesla321.livejournal.com
I know people are reading, but I don't get much detailed feedback, which is okay---it's just nice to know that I haven't had readers get tired of the length of it all.

Date: 2007-10-30 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dahlia-777.livejournal.com
How can such an amazing show have such a tiny fandom? If I could get everyone in the SPN fandom to just write three words of Sam/Josh fic, the amount out there would triple overnight. Oh how I wish! Not that I want to stop people writing SPN fic (which I love) but there is such a tragic lack of Sam/Josh in this world, and most of what's out there was written before 2003. The only source of recent fics I've found is here: http://community.livejournal.com/notsosecret/ [livejournal.com profile] raihon's Twelve Days before the World Changed is good if you haven't read it.

Date: 2007-11-03 05:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aishia.livejournal.com
Ooh, thanks! I know the com, but for some reason have never read Twelve Days... Hmm. Anyhow, thanks for the link and it's great to know there is at least one other Josh/Sam still around!

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