spock: logic is sexy

Fandom relationships meme

One of the hardest things about transitioning from summer to school year is the loss of writing energy. My creativity is all directed toward lesson planning now, and when I come home, my brain already feels worn-out. I know it's temporary, but being unable to write always makes me feel anxious, like I'm about to lose a piece of my identity. I did add a couple paragraphs to my Sally Donovan story though, and I started a new, lighter Star Trek one since all my current WIPs are all heavy and emotionally complicated. Sigh. I really wanted to write something for Sulu-Off, but the prompts that caught my eye are all a little too serious for my energy level at the moment. There's one about Sulu's Kobayashi Maru and one about Sulu's mother being the one who rescued Gaila, and I'd really like to write both eventually. Just not right now.

Anyway, in lieu of actual content, I present a meme! Or maybe more like half a meme since I haven't had enough fandoms to answer all the questions.

The one who seduced you, screwed you over, broke your heart in a million pieces, and laughed about it.

Make It or Break It. Yeah, I know, I shouldn't have let a show made for gymnastics-worshipping fourteen-year-old girls seduce me, but I did. And it taught me that having sex outside of marriage will cause me to lose my self-respect and getting it back will take years and years (unless I ask God for help in forgiving myself, in which case, I might be able to get it back sooner). I also learned that it is impossible to work on long-term goals if I am sexually active (unless, of course, I'm married and then I assume it's good). But, while having sex is bad, being comfortable with my femininity is good, and it's my duty to teach my daughter to be comfortable with hers. And then they punished my favorite character for having sex so severely that I just couldn't watch it anymore.

The old flame you don't see very often any more but whom you still really enjoy getting together with for a few drinks and maybe a pleasant nostalgic romp:

Buffyverse for sure.

The mysterious dark one whom you used to sit up with talking until 3 AM at weird coffee houses and with whom you were quite smitten until you realized s/he really was fucking crazy:

Battlestar Galactica. Sigh. So much wasted potential.

The one you spent a whole weekend in bed with and who drank up all your liquor and whom you'd still really like to get with again, although you're relieved s/he doesn't actually live in town:

Oh, Torchwood. My relationship with you and your fandom is very complex.

The steady:

Star Trek XI, although we are having weird relationship issues right now. I mean, I love it, and I always will, but I'm not in love with it anymore. But it's here and it's comfortable, and finding something new would just take so much effort. If I really left it, I'd be single for awhile, and I'm just not ready for that. I mean, what if no other fandom loved me as much? (Not that I'm a BNF here or anything, but I have a nice group of people to read my stories, and I know I will get comments and such, and I don't know that in other fandoms...)

The alluring stranger whom you've flirted with at parties but have never gotten really serious with:

Harry Potter and I have good times together at fests and exchanges and such. I don't think it will ever be my main fandom, but I like going out with it once and while.

The one your friends keep introducing you to and who seems like a hell of a cool person except it's never really gone anywhere:

Dr. Who. I've tried. I really have. I think it's just not meant to be.

The one who's slept with all your friends, and you keep looking at them and thinking, "How the hell did they land all these cool people?"


Your hot new flame:

I want Sherlock to be my new flame. I have been stalking it from afar, reading fandom news and series two spoilers... Every once in awhile, I work up the nerve to approach, but then I read another completely amazing story and realize I cannot possibly be good enough for this fandom. But I am so, so attracted to it. It has great characterization and slash that deals with queer issues and interesting stories about asexuality...and it's just not the right time in my life for a new relationship. My energy's zapped, and I have to edit my big bang before I step too far outside my Star Trek mindset, so I keep watching it from afar and longing.

The one who stole your significant other:

XMFC. *pouts*
mmmm, this is cool! I don't think I have enough fandoms to play, but fun to read your answers!
Sherlock might well get you eventually. ;-)

Re ST:XI, it's really strange to have waning fandom interest but still sharing a lot of 'daily activities' and friend circles etc...
> then I read another completely amazing story and realize I cannot possibly be good enough for this fandom.


Just be leaving that by the side of the road, missy. Just saying.