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I see the Supernatural fandom has exploded again. *sigh* I must say, sitting back and watching this from a distance, this makes me feel old. Young whippersnappers at it again...

I think every fandom I've seen the early stages of has followed the exact same pattern. The First Season Honeymoon is over, and the Second-Season blues have set in. Suddenly the fandom isn't shiny and new anymore, and people have spent enough virtual time together to realise they are all people and therefore capable of being just as cliche-y and bitchy as those popular girls you secretly hated in high school. The show runners are taking things in a different direction to the way you've spent the season break contemplating, and you're all secretly worried those new characters are just Mary Sues in a cunning disguise, waiting for a chance to take over the show...

I wonder how well Torchwood will cope, when it gets to their second season?

And I wonder when I got so cynical about fandom as a whole?

For the Firefly and Dr Who fen on my flist, anyone who hasn't done so should check out [personal profile] honorh's fic Out of Joint. The TARDIS crash-lands on the Serenity... Yeah, it's a crossover, but the characters from both shows have been nailed, and neither group has been subordinated to the other. Great interaction between the characters, and the start of what looks like a promising plot.

In other news, I'm really starting to get nervous about my trip. I just woke up this morning and it hit me. I think it's the idea of going somewhere where people speak a different language that is freaking me out the most. I get nervous-excited butterflies just thinking about it.

Date: 2007-03-03 10:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kasneeze.livejournal.com
you'll be fine... even if you could speak a little bit of French, the Parisians here would still ignore you. And you know why? cos they're mean. One word of advise... always greet the train dude who you are buying your ticket from with a jolly "bonjour!" else he will not serve you and then proceed to rant about how in France, they greet people first before asking for things. Frenchies.... what else can I say?? Meam

Date: 2007-03-03 10:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyore.livejournal.com
Thanks - that makes me feel SOOO much better :P

At least 'Bonjour' is the one word of french I can actually speak...

Hello Dear

Date: 2007-03-04 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geo-chick.livejournal.com
Sounds like a fic I have to visit. Just dropping line to let you know I'm alive and if you want to pop over you can see my new quilting project.

Re: Hello Dear

Date: 2007-03-05 06:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyore.livejournal.com
*off to TQ's journal to see the new project*

Date: 2007-03-04 04:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geo-chick.livejournal.com
Don't be too nervous, have lots of fun

Date: 2007-03-05 06:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyore.livejournal.com
That's the plan! Just need to get the nerves to listen...

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