Anonymous said: D, J, Q, U
D: What was the first thing you ever contributed to a fandom?
Really shitty Kim Possible fanfiction when I was in fourth grade. I mean, really shitty. Hilariously bad. Thank god it no longer exists out on the interwebs.
J: Name a fandom you didn’t care/think about until you saw it all over tumblr.
Pacific Rim is probably one of those. The first time I saw the movie I liked it and then forgot about it and then the fandom happened and convinced me to give it another try and whoops I loved it way too much. Thanks, Tumblr!
Q: A ship you’ve abandoned and why.
I was a hardcore Ben/Leslie shipper up until around the time they ended up in a long-term relationship and definitely moved on after they got married. I don’t do well with happy relationships in fiction. I need them to either be horrible, poisonous established couples who are just awful for each other (the Alpha Couple from the Mountain Goats discography, for example) or else it’s all about unresolved sexual tension and snarking at each other and brief moments of physical contact. Or, like, just doomed relationships between people who for whatever reason can’t be together. Unhealthy relationships are, like, the opposite of a Nope Trope for me. I need at least a little dysfunction to really love a ship. Leslie and Ben were great in the UST phase and really captured that feeling of having a giddy crush but you can’t stay giddy forever, I guess.
U: What are your favorite male/female ships?
I’m Dan/Amy shipper #1 over here (secretly I still kinda ship Selina/Dan and a little bit of Selina/Jonah just because it would be so fucking funny. Also Dan/Jonah obviously, but that’s neither here nor there. I’m clearly the biggest Veep multishipper). Fuck I love them. Finnick/Johanna and Cato/Clove are still my big things from Hunger Games. All of my ASOIAF ships are problematic and I’m okay with that but Arya/Gendry and Sansa/Petyr are the biggest of them (don’t even yell at me re: creepyshipping I’m allowed my vices and there’s really good fic). Also Jaime/Brienne in a big way but weirdly I hate most of the fic about them out there? Which sucks ‘cause it’s such a great dynamic to explore but… everything is so boring. I’m blanking on what else. Ah. Harry/Hermione for-fucking-ever and don’t even get started with your IN DEFENSE OF RON WEASLEY tracts, I don’t hate Ron but I don’t fucking care you guys