December 12th, 2014


December Posting Meme: Media that I like which has a fandom that I have no interest

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This is always a hard one, because I consume a lot of media that I don't have any interest in looking for a fandom for.

The thing about fandoms and fanworks is that a lot of the time, my desire for fanworks is driven by flaws in the canons themselves. My friend M always says that the quality of a fandom is inversely proportional to the quality of the canon itself, and I've generally found this to be true.

The biggest one that applies, I think, is the Avatarverse, Avatar: the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Not only are the shows great in and of themselves, the fandom is notoriously wanky. I suspect that it's the wank, more than my satisfaction with canon that makes me less inclined to try it out.

I guess that's the nice thing about Yuletide, more than the fic itself, is the chance to find fic for things you wouldn't even have thought there would be fic for. There's something really cool about being able to see a familiar thing reflected through different eyes.

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