Two memes

Aug. 26th, 2010 11:26 am
effervescible: (this is acceptable)
What is this with me posting regularly all of a sudden?! Mercury must be in retrograde. Both stolen from Sooz—one just wasn't enough so I searched through old ones like a stalker. And unlike my usual self I will actually answer this time.

Give me a character from any fandom I know at least fairly well, and I will tell you:

B) The runner up
C) The anti-ship
D) My unpopular fannish opinion on said character
E) One person he/she never fell in love with, and why

And for the RP dorks:

Pick a character of mine and I'll answer: (feel free to pick retired or lolz characters)

01. What would your character die for?
02. What would they refuse to do under any circumstances?
03. What do they dream about?
04. What single object would they be most hard pressed to part with? Why?
05. What is their fondest memory?
06. What is their worst memory?
07. What or who was were their most significant influence?
08. What would be their biggest nightmare?
09. What makes them laugh?
10. Who is the most important person in their life?
11. Is your character a virgin? If not, who was their first?
12. Ask whatever question you want!
effervescible: (when you were young)
As much as I've pretty much wrung all the fandom I can get out of Trigun (though I still want to see the movie, eeee), sometimes I'm reminded of how rare and awesome it was that the slash girls and the het betties of [ profile] 100bullets came together and LOL'd as one instead of tearing each other apart, and I halfway want to go back. That was awesome.
effervescible: (rukia - yum ramen)
The more time I spend in fandom, the more I'm convinced that the most extreme, hardcore members of a given 'ship faction don't actually care about their own pairing. They just want the opposing pairing to be Wrong. It's like the emotional equivalent of minmaxing number-crunchers who will do complex math about the propulsion and weapons systems of fictional spaceships in order to prove that Star Trek/Wars totally sucks compared to Star Wars/Trek, when the actual point is that laser swords and laser guns both rule.

I think my analogy went a little off-course there. Eh.
effervescible: (renji - how YOU doin?)
[ profile] hallowd wrote a fricking awesome ship manifesto for Ichigo/Rukia/Renji here and it is criminal that it only has three comments, one of which came from my dumb ass.


Daily query

Mar. 3rd, 2009 01:12 pm
effervescible: (sokka x suki - the end is where we begin)
One reason some people feel justified in making icons from comic books (and I'm not saying they aren't) is because they're using scans from a piece of art that they have purchased and now own.

Does that apply to fanart scans? Credit is an understandable request, since everyone knows who made Bleach and Spider-Man but not everyone knows who drew X Fanart, but if I buy a print, do I need to get permission too, like I've seen many people insist re: fanart icons? Is the answer different if we're talking about doujinshi?

This isn't actually me looking for advice, it's just a thought that popped into my head when I glanced at a print El Boss bought at a con and pinned on the wall and thought "that'd make an awesome icon." I'm curious where you guys think fair use and non-professional art intersect.

For the record, I did get mission to make this icon out of someone else's fanart, but it wasn't a print anyway so it's not quite what I'm talking about.
effervescible: (supernatural - sam says hmmm)
I know anime fans can get seriously butthurt with their entitlement complexes when it comes to fansubs, but the comment thread for this article seems to be an even stronger example than usual. Kind of fascinating, really. Who knew that the ability to watch Soul Eater at one's convenience was a human right.

Oh fandom

Jul. 13th, 2008 12:00 am
effervescible: (HOMEWRECKER)
Dear random IchiHime fanperson who I'm obviously not really writing to,

I'm not gonna argue with you about whose ship is right, because that sort of thing is just dumb and we should all be able to ship who we like and be fine with it. But I have to ask: Rukia "knows that Orihime is even more important to Ichigo than she is"?

Really? How does she know?


-[ profile] jaina
effervescible: (running from teh crazy)
Anyone who doesn't see why smooshing names together when it comes to fandom ships is stupid needs to look no farther than Avatar fandom and Sukka. Good Lord.

Although I kinda like Kataang simply because it makes me think it's a cool sound effect.

Aaaaand the comments on this ANN article amuse the shit out of me. Instead of people LOLing at some dude who wants to file an age discrimination lawsuit against a library that simply fucked up and didn't properly advertise that its manga/anime club was for teens only, and then wouldn't let him join it when he showed up, there's a ton of commenters who are taking the whole thing really personally because they happen to be anime fans who are past their teen years, too.

My favorite comment:

The part where he files a complaint for being told that the club is for teenagers only? OH NOES! He wasn't allowed into the club! Call out national guard to force the library to let him in! Where's Lyndon Johnson when you need him?! It's tiresome the way people go around saying "I should be able to do whatever I want, whenever I want, and if you don't let me, OMG! my rights have been violated! SUE TIME!"

Me? I don't care if he was treated rudely when he tried to join in. That's a customer service issue, not a legal one.

In summary: CRY MOAR.
effervescible: (flip you off)
Just FYI: don't care what people ship and I don't care if they think my ships are dead wrong. But if you get on your snotty high horse and post something like this

and this

for the sole purpose of stirring up bad feeling and starting fights with people, guess what?


Also, fucking learn to spell "Hueco Mundo," you stupid fucking dickhead.

The same goes for ichiruki fans or fans of any other ship who feeling like behaving like little children, btw. But these are the examples of douchenozzlery I was linked to today, and thus I rant about them.

effervescible: (wolfwood - devil)
Traumatizing [ profile] scathachdhu really is one of life's great pleasures.
effervescible: (rukia - loud noises)
I know that sometimes it feels like fandom ceases to be a collection of different people with different opinions about a common interest, and becomes more like some kind of hive mind groupthink place. If that's true, then the hive mind of Bleach is a kid with obsessive-compulsive drawers who meticulously labels every drawer in his kitchen, each of which contains special holders for whatever utensils or other items go inside. In Bleach fandom, there is no such thing as a drawer labeled "Misc."

This is entirely my personal view and not something I would try to enforce upon fandom, but here's a little guide I've made just now to answer the question of whether you should start a new community for the pairing you just love.

1. Do you like this pairing?
2. Do other people like this pairing?
3. More than ten?
4. Are they all on your friends list?
5. Does this community offer anything that cannot already be found easily elsewhere?
6. Are you aware that creating a comm will not in fact drastically increase fic or art output?
7. Hit yourself in the head with a shovel.
8. Do you still want to make the community?
9. Make the community.

For the sharp-eyed Bleachfen on my flist, yes, this was prompted by the brand-spankin' new [ profile] bya_ulqui community, but I have nothing against the pairing in particular and I bear no ill will when it comes to the mods. I am just so fucking tired of Bleach fandom's need to divide as if on a cellular level. Pairing comms for the more popular pairings make sense. They're always in business, and people who don't like them would probably get annoyed by all the traffic. They even make sense for pairings that are low traffic but still keep chugging instead of going dormant.

But seriously, why make a new comm instead of using the ones we have? Did [ profile] asterisk_plus and [ profile] bleach_yaoi and hell, even [ profile] bleach_het suddenly turn invisible? Especially when it comes to pairings of characters that haven't even met or don't already have crack-loving fans. Nine and a half times out of ten, having a comm for a certain pairing isn't going to prompt new stuff for the pairing. They almost always end up with a small flurry of activity and then die.

It doesn't bring fans together. It's more likely to divide the fandom because once a pairing comm exists, people start feeling like that's the place where everything for that pairing should go-so either the audience is drastically reduced because it's a crack comm, or they just crosspost it-which makes the pairing comm redundant.

What happened to communities bringing fandom together instead of spreading it out?
effervescible: (pushing daisies - wth [sporkyadrasteia])
Pick a fandom you know I know about, and I’ll tell you:

1. The first character I first fell in love with
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now
3. The character everyone else loves that I don’t
4. The character I love that everyone else hates
5. The character I used to love but don’t any longer
6. The character I would shag anytime
7. The character I’d want to be like
8. The character I’d slap
9. A pairing that I love
10. A pairing that I despise
effervescible: (orihime - that's hott)
I've done this for Bleach before, but there have probably been a few changes, and I'm adding some new fandoms.

One True Pairing Ship(s): Ichigo/Rukia
Favorite Canon Ship(s): Isshin/Masaki, Urahara/Yoruichi
"If this happens I'll stab my eyes out with a spork" ship: Ichigo/Orihime (or I'll stab someone ELSE'S eyes out)
"You are one sick bastard": Byakuya/Rukia (not that sick really, I guess I am not deviant enough with my pairings)
"I dabble a little": Renji/Rangiku
"It's like a car crash": Grimmjow/ANYONE
"Tickles my fancy but not sold quite yet": Ukitake/Kyouraku
"Makes no canon sense but why the hell not": Hisagi/Rukia
"Everyone else loves it but I just don't feel it": Byakuya/Renji
"When all is said and done": Ichigo/Rukia, Ishida/Orihime, possibly Chad/Karin (OH GOD IN THE FUTURE)

Avatar: The Last Airbender
One True Pairing Ship(s): I don't know if I have any true OTPs here, but let's say Sokka/Suki
Favorite Canon Ship(s): ...Sokka/Suki
"If this happens I'll stab my eyes out with a spork" ship: Aang/Katara, mostly because he's TWELVE. Give me a flash-forward and I'm not so stabby about it.
"You are one sick bastard": Appa/Momo
"I dabble a little": Katara/Zuko
"It's like a car crash": Sokka/Ty Lee
"Tickles my fancy but not sold quite yet": Mai/Zuko
"Makes no canon sense but why the hell not": Zuko/Rukia. WHAT.
"Everyone else loves it but I just don't feel it": Aang/Katara
"When all is said and done": Iroh/Tea

Fullmetal Alchemist
One True Pairing Ship(s): Mustang/Hawkeye
Favorite Canon Ship(s): Izumi/Mr. Izumi
"If this happens I'll stab my eyes out with a spork" ship: Ed/Al
"You are one sick bastard": Ed/That figure in the gate
"I dabble a little": Mustang/Hughes
"It's like a car crash": Scar/Lust
"Tickles my fancy but not sold quite yet": Ed/Winry
"Makes no canon sense but why the hell not": Winry/Sciezka
"Everyone else loves it but I just don't feel it": Roy/Al
"When all is said and done": Hughes/Mustang friendship. Because I love me some devoted friendship the most.
effervescible: (daddy's chief export)
I wish I knew how to quit you.

*goes back to sifting through threads*
effervescible: (rukia - loud noises)
THIS IS WHY. Ichigo the Valkyrie riding his noble steed Renji is why this comm is the best thing ever.
effervescible: (i write porn)
Whatcha wanna see me do?

Please, don't let me feel all pathetic by sticking my name up there with nothing under it.

Hit me!

Nov. 29th, 2006 02:42 pm
effervescible: (knives - iplant)
Ganked from [ profile] sintari:

01. Post this on your journal.
02. Your friends will comment with some of your fandoms or some general topic about fandom (EX: just the fandom or things like "Prince of Tennis ships").
03. In a new post (or in comments) respond back with one or two of your unpopular opinions for that fandom or topic.


Jul. 21st, 2006 07:43 am
effervescible: (brain cancer)
Dudes, I wrote this a year ago, right? And I'm not even in the fandom anymore really? Scroll to the bottom.

And then go here.

I still think they're stupid names. The end.

Damn, a YEAR?
effervescible: (brain cancer)
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