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28 February 2012 @ 02:02 pm
Fandom Meme: Personal Fannish History  
Probably all over the place but first spotted at [personal profile] selenak 's.

First fandom I had self-insertion fantasies about: Phew, a rather close tie between ST: TNG and MacGyver I'd say, which I both watched religiously during my teenage days. I guess the only thing preventing me from writing it all down and publishing it somewhere is the fact that this was still the mid 1980s.

First fandom in which I interacted (online and in person) with other fans: In person: ST: TOS, at a way earlier age than most people do. Thanks to my dad, I had all the advantages and contacts that come with being the second generation fan and not the fannish pioneer of my family. My first online interaction with other fans took place sometime during the 1990s, X Files and also the absolutely fantastic German ER Mailing list.

Pairing in the first slash fanfiction I read: Highlander, Duncan MacLeod/Methos. While I wasn't quite convinced of the DM/M pairing, some of my favourite authors were, so I simply followed them wherever they chose to go, simply because the quality of their writing spoke for itself. I think that this reading experience of continuously dealing with a fannish reality that isn't quite mine has had a huge impact on my interest in alternative character interpretations, alternative perspectives.

First fanfiction I read that made me think, 'YES, this is exactly the kind of fanfiction I'd like to write...' :
The first one that hat this kind of impact on me? Well, that would be "Leap of Faith" , a full-blown novella length X Files/Quantum Leap crossover by Livengoo. It took me years to realize that no matter how much I might love novellas and other, lengthier pieces, my own, personal talent as a writer clearly lies with what I tend to call "short distance stories", seldom exceeding 1000 words.

Pairing in the first fanfiction I wrote: Well, to be honest, I fear my writing brain doesn't seem to work along the lines of pairings, however attractive or fascinating those might be. I'll gladly make use of an established canon or fanon relationship between characters once in a while, but that's not really what my stuff is about.

First OTP: Fraser/Thatcher, dueSouth.

First RPS/F OTP: I fear, I don't really have one, at least not in the conventional fannish sense.

First fannish friend I met in person: We are talking about online friends met in person, here, aren't we? Well that would definitely be [personal profile] selenak, followed by [personal profile] kathyh.

First character I formally roleplayed: Well, for about a year or so I was albert_campion over at Theatrical Muse.

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