reverse hades/persephone, where the young daughter of summer uses plant magic to ensnare the lord of darkness and keep him prisoner in a beautiful garden above ground. Eventually, enchanted by her cleverness and wild youth he agrees to eat six pomegranate seeds and stay with her for half of every year.
rane-ab asked: F, G, W. :)
What’s the longest you’ve been in a fandom: As an official, contributing member, that would undoubtedly be Merlin, for the last three and a bit years. (Goodness, has it been that long? How time flies!)
Do you remember your first OTP, and if so, who was in it: Alanna/George. Dorothy/Ozma. Jo/Laurie (though also to some extent Beth/Laurie, I overidentified with the wrong March sister).
5 favorite characters from 5 different fandoms: Arthur from Merlin, Eponine from Les Mis, Lagertha from Vikings, Francis from Reign, Abbie Mills from Sleepy Hollow. (A strong showing from the League of Blonds Nell Crushes On Who Are Sort of Jerks Let’s Be Honest, overlapping with and supplemented by General Excellent Ladies. Are we surprised? We are not.)
thought-fullofpennies asked: H I S Z
Do you prefer characters from real action series or anime series: The only anime I have ever consumed is Ouran High School Host Club, which I adored, and I enjoy lots of animation (and characters from it), but in general I watch more live action, so have more live action characters I am fond of. I do mean to watch Shoujo Cosette at some point, though.
Has tumblr caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why: It’s certainly pointed out problems in canons that made (and make) it difficult to get my squee high about them these days: Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Teen Wolf in particular. I still consume all three, but I don’t enjoy them as much as I used to.
Show us an example of your personal headcanon: Um, let’s see. I have a lot of fleeting and situational headcanons. My favorite recently has been that Bahorel is an inveterate matchmaker.
Just ramble about something fan related, go go go: Sometimes I think about the balance between acknowledging a canon is problematic and still being able to squee about it. I still haven’t found a balance that works for me. Sometimes my squee gets batted down, and it’s not that I want to not know about problems in my canons, but I also start feeling guilty for enjoying them really quickly (and the same applies to fannish patterns—am I shipping this just because it’s m/m? Am I applying double standards? Am I, am I, am I), and since fandom is an escape for me, I really do want to strike a balance. I don’t like feeling guilty for liking things, and I don’t like that canons put me in a position where I feel I must (I do stress that I don’t think any of this is fandom’s fault, fandom ought to point out problematic things as much as it wants to and can, this is completely on media not giving us canons we can like without a huge “but” involved). So, it’s not something I have answers for, other than just forcing creators to be better, but it’s something I think about a lot.
Well, that got unexpectedly serious. Um, sorry?
I’m aware that the head writers have made a decision, but given that it was a stupid ass decision I’ve elected to ignore it.
tbh, this has totally been my attitude all along but I’m going to feel much more like Nick Fury while ignoring canon from now on.