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I was a fan, once...

Last night, we had every intention of wandering around Ivalice in Tactics Advance 2 until some new quests popped up, so we could finish every one of them and finally beat the game, but Oreo had other ideas. First, he took Athena's game chair, and when we decided to watch an episode of Pair of Kings while we waited for him to move, he decided to sit on her lap, thus pinning her to the loveseat. And so we watched another disc of Gundam Seed Destiny instead.

This particular disc ended in probably the most terrible spot in the whole series to end anything, but we didn't have time to watch the next disc, because we thought it might be a good idea to actually get some work done today, so we wanted to go to bed reasonably on time. Besides, we've already seen the series, so even though we don't remember how, we know everything will be okay.

That being the case, we remembered that one of the main factors that got us to finally sign up for Live Journal was that we wanted a place to write our reactions to Gundam Seed Destiny. So we decided to go back in time and read our first reaction to that episode, which was pretty much exactly the same as our current reaction, only without as much certainty (less knowledge, more faith, Athena says). But while we were going back in time, we came across some fannish memes we did long, long ago, and we thought, "Wow. We used to like stuff."

And all that being the case, we decided it might be a good idea to do some fannish memes again. And since umadoshi just posted a couple, we decided to steal one.

Your favorite book read this year?
Ooh, this is hard, because our reading chronology is kind of a blur in our memories. We read Pinocchio last...by which I mean the year before last, because this is supposed to be taken at the end of the year, not the beginning. Oh, but I did finish The Sword in the Stone last year (2011), and I liked it a lot! Oh! And we started reading Deltora Quest, which is fun. And the new Banri Hidaka series started in 2011... But it's hard to pick a favorite, especially since it's really hard to remember what we read.

Your favorite album or song to listen to this year?
This has similar problems as the last question. Let's see...we listened to a lot of Black Mages in 2011, because we've been translating a lot of fantasy. That being the case, we also listened to our Negima! live concert CDs a lot. And surprisingly, Happy Material didn't really spend that much time stuck in my head. But I would occasionally wake up with other, unidentified Negima! songs in my head (we never bothered listening to the CD and comparing the track list at the same time).

Your favorite TV show of the year?
Pair of Kings! We love shows that don't take themselves seriously.

Your favorite LJ community of the year?
N A.

Your best new fandom discovery of the year?
Probably Tiger & Bunny. Kotetsu is exactly our favorite kind of character, and we also love Sky High.

Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?
I'm going to say Winnie the Pooh. We really really really want hand-drawn animation to make a comeback, but with films like that, it's getting harder for us to support it. (Incidentally, we decided as a new year's resolution to be brave and comment more, and so this morning we made a comment to one of our favorite animators on that very subject...saying we didn't really care for his Tigger pencil test...) Our other thought for this question was Once Upon A Time, but that wasn't so much a disappointment as an, "I knew this show would infuriate me."

Your TV fandom boyfriend of the year?
Um...I think we'll take Tiger and Bunny.

Your TV fandom girlfriend of the year?
Chihaya from Chiyahafuru and Mikayla from Pair of Kings, and in a purely platonic way.

Your biggest squee moment of the year?
I think maybe the last episode of Tiger & Bunny...but any details would be spoilerish. Oooh, and of course there was the Son of Maki in Tenshi 1/2 Houteishiki, and there were some definite squeeful moments with Hayato in Ouji to Majo to Himegimi to...

The most missed of your old fandoms?
Cosplay, but only when we think about it.

The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?
Are you kidding me? We hardly have enough time to deal with the fandoms we've already got! ...But really, we're interested in a bunch of things that we just don't keep track of. It's like, "Oh, there's new anime on Crunchyroll? Maybe we'll look into it when we have time..."

Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year?
Kingdom Hearts 3D!!! And a few more video games we can think of. Oh! Oh!!! And the Ace Attorney movie! Have you all seen the trailers yet?


Well, that may not have been as fannish as we'd hoped, but it's a start.

Today I'm thankful for remembering how awesome Gundam Seed Destiny is, Gyakuten Saiban trailers, getting all our work done today, amusing "objection!" campaigns at the Gyakuten Saiban movie website, and fandom memes.
Tags: ace attorney, gundam seed, negima, tiger & bunny, winnie the pooh
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