thislittlekumquat asked: F, K, W, Z
- F - What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom
I REFUSE TO CLAIM FRUITS BASKET because I only read it and just sorta enjoyed it as my first manga. I guessss Trinity Blood since I’m going on year three or four. I don’t remember when exactly or how I found it but oh my eyes the style and oh my heart the story. Pokemon also has had claim to my soul from my earliest memories.
- K - How do you feel about the other people in your current fandom
Well, the Trinity Blood is 50/50 ‘We watched the anime, read the novels, and keep up with the manga and the latter is better and is slowly killing me’ or ‘THE ANIME SO GUD GO WATCH NAO’ and I’m not a fan of that half. Mostly because the anime was a slight train wreck but I think that’s because the author of the original novels suddenly died and their guidance disappeared with him. So I can only fault them so much… The cosplay community is stunning though like holy shit. Just pop in that tag, it’s gorgeous. So good. Pokemon is like either you’re best friends with everyone or you’re at each other’s throats about how good a Pokemon is and team builds and the best gen and yeah. It can get ugly fast so I only dabble in those interactions. Um, Pandora Hearts has a pretty quiet fandom I think but I haven’t looked into it really. Sleepy Hallow is like TB with the 50/50 thing, only in a super scary way. o^o;
- W - 5 favorite characters from 5 different fandoms
OKAY So Abel from Trinity Blood but he’s tied with Schera as well from the series. Great tragic characters with insane beliefs and morals with a ‘taking no shit’ attitude. Yes. Raven/Gil from Pandora Hearts even though he is such a crybaby but then Xerxes Break is so kickass from that too so shit. Ugh. So many goods in that series. I really enjoy Undertaker from Kuroshitsuji too just because you literally have no idea what or why he is doing anything ever. He is such a little shit it’s fantastic. Um, man what other fandoms am I gaga over… I’m avoiding tv since the characters always seem slightly lacking versus books… Oh, SINF. Nicholas Flamel and Saint Germain are gods and you can’t convince me otherwise. Nicholas has spent his entire life trying to make sure humanity isn’t wiped out at all costs and Germain gives zero fucks unless you touch his wife. Otherwise chill rock star who plays with fire magic. Um, I’ll throw in Alistair from Dragon age Origins too just because he’s so endearing and sarcastic and I feel in love with him immediately. Other characters or note: Kabuto, Itachi, and Kakashi from Naruto; Stein from Soul Eater; Raiden from Metal Gear (Rising); Ren from RWBY; Motochika and Mitsuhide from Pokemon Conquest; Altair from Assassin’s Creed (Machiavelli had a great portrayal in the series too); Rodin from March Story; and many more. Sigh.
- Z - Just ramble about something fan-related, go go go
Oh dear… Um… So I’ll just gush about Trinity Blood since it just ripped my heart out last night with chapter 58 and I still can’t handle what happened. SO LET ME TRY AND GET YOU ALL INTO IT. First off: it is a vampire story but they are not prissy bloodsuckers who just want virgins and are tasteless. It takes place 600 years after the end of the world and humanity is finally taking back their civilization so it’s a mix of like the 18-1900s and super tech since they’re unearthing our ‘Lost Technology’ and improving it. Vampires, or Methuselah as they are called if you want to not insult them to their face, popped up after the world ended and now it’s Terrans (humans) and Methuselah trying not go to war. It’s basically the Empire (vamps), the Vatican (religious society of humans and the main protagonist area), and Albion (Britain survived guys) trying to keep their land and people safe from other powers and it is such a good blend of politics, surviving, and action. Like the Vatican has these kickass priests and nuns that have special abilities and/or skills that lets them do whatever they want and it’s great. They’re all endearing and unique and have backgrounds and reasons and aren’t flat. Then you have the three Krusniks, vampires who drink the blood of vampires, and that’s just a whole new can of worms and Abel is the best I miss him already. AND THEN THE ART STYLE DEAR GOD. IT IS SO DETAILED AND TAKES AFTER THE GOTHIC STYLING AND IT IS NOT SHY OF GORE AND GUN FIGHTS AND TANKS AND CAR CHASES AND GIANT MECHS. IT IS GREAT. I ADORE IT. IT IS UNIQUE AND WONDERFUL AND YOU SHOULD ALL GO SUPPORT THIS SERIES IT DOES NOT DISAPPOINT alsoIforgottomention the Empire is basically the Middle East cultures and runs off of the Empress theme and they all dress in Middle Eastern garb and it’s the best.