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An A-Z Fandom Meme

Stolen from klingonlady

Some of these I have answered in a recent meme (so I'll probably copy & paste some answers - after all, why reinvent the wheel? *g* or I might change some or a mixture of both *g*)

A - Your current OTP
Actually, this one I'm going to change from when I did the shorter version. I'm going to answer it based on the pairing that are currently at the forefront of my mind pretty much all the time, the pairing I have close to a dozen stories just waiting to post: Raffles/Bunny.

B - A pairing you initially didn’t consider but someone changed your mind
This will be another change *g* I didn't see DiNozzo/Ziva for quite some time. When Ziva first arrived on the scene I saw her clearly and totally with Jenny. It wasn't until a couple of yeas after she appeared that I started to ship her with Tony. It wasn't a case of someone changing my mind, it was simply a case of me seeing it and changing my own mind.

C - A pairing you have never liked and probably never will
This stays the same: Gibbs/DiNozzo. I just do not see a romantic and/or sexual relationship between them at all - not at any of my shipping levels (and I have several).

D - A pairing you wish you liked but just can’t
Ditto: I would like just for one fleeting second to see Gibbs/DiNozzo, because I have so many friends for whom this is their main pairing and I'd love to just see it once so I could at least be able to see what they see.

E - Have you added anything stupid/cracky/hilarious to your fandom, if so, what
Er, this is me. This is the person whose own husband accuses (often) of being far too serious *rolls eyes and sighs dramatically* So I think we can safely say the answer to this is 'no'.

F - What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom
If I'm counting 'being in a fandom' as being actively involved then it's NCIS - six years and four months (and still going strong). If we count 'still dabble from time to time' as 'being in fandom' then it's my first fandom Starsky & Hutch which I got into thirteen years ago.

G - Do you remember your first OTP, if so who was in it
Yes, of course I do. Why would I not? It was Starsky/Hutch from Starsky & Hutch.

H - Do you prefer characters from real action series or anime series
Apart from a few episodes of (the name now escapes me, sorry, Solo) of an anime show which she was heavily invovled in that solo showed me, I can't say I've ever watched anime. I prefer my characters to be 'real' (which of course they aren't, but you know that I mean - I hope).

I - Has tumblr caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why
*Scratches head* I don't have an account and apart from the odd fleeting visit when I've been following something that has been linked, I've never been there. So the answer would be 'no'. And I have to say, why would it? What am I missing about tumblr? What special 'qualities' does it have?

J - Name a fandom you didn’t care/think about until you saw it all over tumblr
See above. And with the exception of one fandom (Due South) and even then I ended up with the opposite pairing from the person (solo) who pimped me into it, I have always got myself into fandoms. I repeat: why would this be the case? What am I missing about tumblr? What special 'qualities' does it have?

K - How do you feel about the other people in your current fandom
Most of them are wonderful people with whom I get on well and with whom I can have good, intelligent discussions, even if we don't see ships or other things the same way. However, there are some that just spoil the fandom I'm afraid, with shipping and character wars and bashing :-(

L - Your favourite fanartist/author gives you one request, what do you ask for
Please write more stories.

M - Your favourite fanart or fanartist
I have too many to list, given I have them spread across several fandoms.

O - Choose a song at random, which OTP does it remind you of
Friends by Razzy Bailey. And it reminds me of Gibbs/Ducky - it's perfect for them.

You were always there to talk to
And I was always hanging around
You were always there to pick me up
After love let me down

I never would have made it without you
I almost made it too late to see
All the time I was leaning on you,
You were leaning on me

Friends, that's what we've been, is friends
Through thick and thin
We've been friends and our love begins
And who makes better lovers than friends

Friends should always be something special
You never know where friendship will lead
We aere sailing high on the sea of love
And forever will be

Friends, that's what we've been, is friends
Through thick and thin
We've been friends and our love begins
And who makes better lovers than friends

Friends, that's what we've been, is friends
Through thick and thin
We've been friends and our love begins
And who makes better lovers than friends

P - Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas)
Er. *Minds goes totally blank* Okay, Raffles actually doesn't die in the Boer War and eventually returns home to London and to Bunny.

Q - A ship you’ve abandoned and why
Copied & pasted: Hmmm, the thing is I'm something of a serial-monogamist (certainly when it comes to fandoms), I tend to concentrate 99% of my energy on the main fandom, but I don't actually abandon any ship. So whilst I don't write them often (maybe a story per year) I am still writing all pairings I have ever written - which can lead to making Nikki very schizoid (especially at the moment, due to the Alphabet Meme) when I'm not just switching fandom and pairing and genre and writing name but also the type of English I'm writing - tis fun *Nods*).

R - A pairing you ship that you don’t think anyone else ships
More than one of my pairings come under the heading of 'rare pairings', but I honestly can't think of a single pairing I have that no one else ships.

S - Show us an example of your personal headcanon
For some odd reason I hadn't come across this term so sought advice from the web and the ever helpful plutos_revenge. And it's actually quite difficult to answer because so much of the personal stuff I had set up a part of the characters' backgrounds, filling in gaps, etc. in NCIS has got Jossed over the years. Okay, I'm going to go with Ducky being an only child. I know in one episode (and only one) he makes reference to 'a nephew', however, personally I believe he was referring to a Godson, but he was so close to him he saw him as family. We have never had any other reference to Ducky having a sibling and with all the stories he tells, I truly believe he would have mentioned one.

T - If you mostly have homoships slash ships, do you have any heteroships
I do now - I didn't for several years. But now I have quite a few het ships as well as slash ships. I still have more slash than het and the het are mainly all in one fandom, but I do have several.

U - If you mostly have heteroships, do you have any homoships slash ships
See above.

V - Are you one of those fans who can’t watch anything without shipping
Nope. Not at all. To be perfectly honest for the most part I'd rather watch and not have ships (especially in current show fandom) and for a ship to become a er, ship it has to really be clear.

W - Five favourite characters from five different fandoms
Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Illya Kuryakin
A. J. Raffles
Raymond Doyle

X - Three OTPs from three different fandoms

Y - A fandom you’re in but have no ships from
Again pretty much stolen from before. Er, I may be strange (go on, you have my permission to agree *g*) but why would I be in a fandom and not have ships? For me fandom is about ships, it's what makes fandom different from other things I read/write. Yes, I do write gen (mainly in NCIS) but it's just part of the bigger picture and I would see no point in being in a fandom for gen only.

New bit: When I made this statement before it seems that I am fairly odd (which we all knew) as most people who commented were quite happy to be in fandoms without ships. I honestly can't say I have ever cared enough about a TV series to want to be deeply involved in it unless I ship a pairing. Yes, I can love the episodes, yes, I can happily discuss them, yes, I love the characters, etc. etc. etc. but without a ship, it's just a TV show for me - and fandom is not about a TV show as such. Of course it is, that's how it starts, but it only becomes a fandom for me if I have a ship.

Z - Just ramble about something fan-related, go go go
Um, er, um, er. Now I can ramble on quite happily about fan-related stuff (and non-fan-related stuff) until I'm actually asked to do so - then my mind goes blank. Er. Okay, my current minor major (before a certain person points out minor isn't correct - you know who you are *g*) obsession (Raffles/Bunny) is doing very un-Nikki things to my brain and making me write and conjure up very un-Nikki-like stories/scenarios!
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