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I'm stuck writing a paper and so I'm procrastinating and talking about fandom instead.
Snagged this from [livejournal.com profile] wildtiger7 who tagged me with Band of Brothers, BSG & The Wire

Comment and I will give you 3 fandoms and then you have to answer these questions.

1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?
2. Do you think that you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
3. Favorite episodes/books/movies/etc.?
4. Do you participate in this fandom (fan fiction, graphics, discussions)?
5. Do you think that more people should get into this fandom?



The Wire

1. The excellent pimping done by [livejournal.com profile] queenofthorns. She basically said "Go forth and watch!". I did, and I've been eternally grateful since.
2. It is hands down my favorite series ever and I've been fortunate enough to have a great f-list to discuss it with, so I don't want to move. In fact you'll have to take this fandom/series from my cold, dead hands... Which is probably an unfortunate image when it comes to the Wire but so be it.
3. I find it difficult to talk about favorite episodes in the case of The Wire so I'll go with story arcs instead - it is a toss up between the Stringer Bell story (We don't have to dream no more) and the whole of season four.
5. Definitely. I'd even go so far as to say that The Wire is one of the seminal works of the last few years, and it set a new standard for visual storytelling. It is also a damn good story and engaging even without some pretentious statements like the one I just made. People should just watch it, if just for Stringer Bell and Omar Little alone.


Band of Brothers

1. A chance buy some five years ago. I watched it all during one weekend, and when I was finished I immediately started re-watching.
2. Well, I've actually more or less managed to make Band of Brothers part of my job, so I doubt I'll be going anywhere any time soon.
3. Favorite episode would be Bastogne, as I consider that a perfect hour of television. But Crossroads, The Breaking Point and Why We Fight all come close for various reasons.
4. Not as much as I'd like. Part of it is actually because of work reasons, as I hope to get my own stuff about Band of Brothers published, and therefore I have to be careful about what I post where. I have slowly started to lurk in the fandom though.
5. Hmmm... it depends. If you are interested in history and epic series then I'd urge you to watch it. It is one of the best mini series ever made, and quite possibly my favorite rendition of a WWII story. That said I know WWII stories are not for everyone


BSG

1. The glorious mini-series, the characters and lines like "The lady is in charge".
2. BSG and I have issues. Pigeon size issues and most of season four to be honest. At times I feel like this series resembles a relationship that started out wonderfully and then ended on an abusive note.
3. I LOVE the mini-series and all of season one, with the double cliffhanger of Kobold's Last Gleaming being a favorite. I actually feared for Adama there. With the later seasons I'd say that Unfinished Buisness is also highly loved. Snarky, messed up pilots for the win.
4. I did. Then at the start of season three I got so annoyed with the show that I took a break. When I started to watch season four I went from annoyed to angry, and so I opted out of any discussions about the show because I couldn't trust myself not to start ranting rather vilely.
5. Oh, difficult one. I think the first seasons of BSG were excellent and promised great things, but the rest is just a downwards spiral into annoyance and confusion. So I guess I'd only recommend them to people strong enough to handle the fact that it will all turn to pigeon-poo.
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