X-Men Ate My Brain

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 08:32 am
forchancookie: (Fangirl Moment)
I saw X-Men: First Class at the beginning of June at the drive in with mom and my cousin. It somehow became my favorite movie of the summer. I don't know how that happened! I hadn't planned on seeing the movie because I HATED all of the other X-Men movie with the exception of Wolverine. I was mostly indifferent to that one. X-Men was part of a double feature with Pirates. I was really there for Pirates, but sadly, I really didn't like it at all. Maybe if I'd only seen the first one and that last one it would have been better. Maybe not. It was disappointing. Maybe that's what made X-Men better? But we saw X-Men first. There was just something about it. Charles and Erik's star crossed bromance was just...BEAUTIFUL!

The fandom has officially eaten my brain. Previously, I was all over the Tiger and Bunny kink meme and then bam, all desires to be there were erased. I'm now gleefully rolling around in two separate X-Men kink memes and it is lovely. There is so much fic. And not just from the kink meme, there's also the fic comm I joined and all sorts of fics popping up like weeds over on Ao3. It's glorious. I even wrote a bit. There's a million ideas swirling around in my head, but I have only managed to squeeze a few short bits out. Hopefully, I can sit down and finish more. There are just so many ideas.

This addiction is so bad that it's actually prevented me from watching a lot of the new animes of the season! Crazy. I'll get around to them. Maybe. We'll see. >_>
forchancookie: (Fangirl Zone)
Lately, my tumblr has become my catch all for short fannish and dorky posts. I don't know why. It's not like I can't post them here, but it's hard to break the idea that livejournal is for long stuff and I shouldn't bother people with short posts. It's retarded, I used to make multiple shorter posts a day! This stupid notion makes it so that I hardly post at all these days! I guess the draw of tumblr is that there's a huge audience. On livejournal, you have your friend's list and sometimes the occasional transient. Sometimes they'll comment on your posts, but often they won't. This doesn't mean they're not reading, they just have nothing to say. On tumblr, anyone following one of the topic tags that you've used can potentially read, like or reblog your post. It just feels like people are listening or watching more than livejournal feels that way sometimes.

All that said, I know people read my journal when I do post in it so I'll just cross post to try to get back in the swing of posting. And here comes the first post!

Oblivious Fangirl is Oblivious

I feel rather oblivious at the moment. I only just found out that Take That, including Robbie Williams, did the ending song for X-Men: First Class. I like Take That. I love Robbie Williams. And I’m obsessed with X-Men: First Class. With these three combined, you’d think I’d have noticed this sooner. But no. I think it’s because I don’t fangirl the same way other people fangirl (or boy). While I’ve been reading almost nothing but X-Men fics for a month straight and I did watch another James McAvoy movie, I haven’t really gone out of my way to absorb everything even tangentially related to the movie. So I haven’t hunted down the soundtrack or learned all the actors’ life histories, or gone on actor photo expeditions or begun to ship McFassy, or a dozen other things that many other fans are doing.

I just never totally absorb into things. It’s very rare that I look up actors and follow their previous films. The same goes for voice actors in anime. I can rarely tell if someone’s been in something else and don’t really care one way or another. If I like I band, I probably can’t tell you the name of anyone in it unless their name is in the title. And I never follow them closely enough to know when new albums drop or anything like that. It generally comes as a surprise, like “Oh, they put out a new album…last year.”

About the only exception is books. If I like an author’s work, I’ll seek out more. Same goes for manga. But since I’m in fandom, if I like a work, I often tend to turn to fanworks of the original thing I enjoyed. Sometimes I feel like a bad fan because I just don’t fan like other people. But oh well, this is how I do things and I’m not changing it now. I’m simply too damn lazy to get as absorbed in things. If other people want to do it and it makes them happy, they are welcome to do so.

Now I’m going to listen to Take That songs and ignore the fact that I hadn’t realized Robbie has finally hooked up with them again and I didn’t notice. XD In my defense, you don’t really hear much about the British pop scene over in the states. Even less so when you just don’t follow the music scene at all.

And I think I'll end this all with the video. :D

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