1. Your main fandom of the year?
Still AtLA/Legend of Korra
, ie, exactly what it's been for the last few years! But, with new material in that universe limited to a handful of comics, I've enjoyed returning to fandoms past for brief periods through the year. 2. Your favourite film watched this year?
That's a toss-up between Ghostbusters
and Star Trek Beyond
, with Rogue One
a close third.3. Your favourite book read this year?
THAT IS A HARD CHOICE. But according to GoodReads, I've read 84 books so far this year -- started a lot more, but as I blogged recently, it's been a difficult year for settling into and finishing books -- and I gave 24 of those books five stars
. I'll probably do a full book post at some point, either here or at No Award.4. Your favourite TV show of the year?Star Trek: The Next Generation.
It's such a great show -- especially when you skip all the episodes you don't care about. Close second: Star Trek: Deep Space 9
, which I watched through to the end for the very first time. 5. Your favourite online fandom community of the year?
I found a bunch of cool new people in LoK fandom, plus the friends I had there already.
6. Your best new fandom discovery of the year?
Turns out that when people said DS9 was really, really good, they weren't lying!
I mean, I wouldn't call it better than TNG, because the two shows are completely different in terms of goals and contexts, and they complement each other so well that it's almost missing the point to set one against the other. And I was very disappointed in DS9's treatment of the female characters in its last couple of seasons -- obviously I was spoiled by Voyager,
which was female-driven in a way that none of the other Treks have been. But it's very good! I'm glad I finally watched it all the way through.7. Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?
I got a few episodes into season 2 of Supergirl
and realised it was no longer working for me. I was mad about the sidelining of James in favour of introducing new white guys, I missed Cat Grant even though I was horribly ambivalent about her, I find Katie McGrath a distractingly bad actor even when she's not trying to do an American accent, and the overall girl-power-optimism-cute-clunky-dialogue clashed so badly with my perception of the world that I just couldn't keep going.
All of which is as much about me as about the show itself, and after the fourth week of finding myself live-tweeting "why am I not having fun?" I realised that I was probably stopping everyone else from having fun, so I ... stopped. I got to the first scene with Maggie Sawyer, and it was ALIVE and VIBRANT and AMAZING, and then the next scene was so flat by comparison, I really couldn't ignore my feelings.
Anyway, I'll probably pick up season 2 at a later stage, but I'm more inclined to wait for it to hit Netflix than go through all the trouble of acquiring it through other means.8. Your
TV boyfriend of the year?
Draco Malfoy. Yes, I'm as surprised and appalled as you. He was just so great in Cursed Child
! (Honourable mention to Scorpius Malfoy, the most precious cinnamon roll of all.)9. Your TV girlfriend of the year?
I remain faithful to Lin Beifong, as always.10. Your biggest squee moment of the year?
I was pretty happy that the Smoke and Shadow arc in the AtLA graphic novels ends with Mai single and on speaking terms with Zuko again!
Other sources of squee:
11. The most missed of your old fandoms?
- The grimdarkest timeline in Cursed Child
- Actually, I spent a lot of Cursed Child wriggling in glee and sending happy texts to my increasingly exasperated BFF
The Avatarverse fandom for sure. So much of the fic is (highly westernised) Korrasami college AUs, and that's not my thing at all. I miss having a wider range of fic (about characters and pairings I'm invested in).12. The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?
Meh. I feel increasingly disengaged from the whole concept of fandom. 13. Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year?
STAR WARS EPISODE VIII! NEW STAR TREK ON THE TELLY!