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Two Memes

Rarr. I am super mad right now because I was writing something on my desktop, and suddenly and without warning, all the power went out. The power company is outside doing something (maybe repairing some damage from that storm yesterday? I dunno) and they switched off all the power without even bothering to say what's up. Grr. And I had been just about to save, too. I'm hoping at least some of it was autosaved, but I won't be able to check till lord knows when because I can't turn on my computer.

Yeah. So. Anyway. I'm too annoyed at the world right now to try rewriting it on my laptop, so instead here are two memes that I've seen roughly a billion times each in the past few days.

Give me a fandom and I'll give you at least three of my unpopular opinions about it.
Though I can't guarantee all of them will be legitimately unpopular opinions. I am not very up on what is Hot and Now in most fandoms today; I tend to quietly stick to my little circles of sane people.

And this one's long so it gets a cut: Fandom Relationships Meme!
And my answers here are really more half about the fandoms and half about the series themselves.

The one who seduced you and fucked you over and broke your heart in a million pieces and laughed about it.
Haha. Well. Um. Probably Inuyasha, but it's more because of the series than the fandom. The canon is like my emotionally abusive boyfriend or something. It does something really stupid and breaks my heart and I want to just move on, but then I remember all the good times and can't quite let go completely. And then canon's all "I'm sorry baby; I can change! It'll be just like old times again, I promise! ...Hahaha! Psyche! *does something stupid again*"

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 in the sheets.
Gargoyles! This was my first fandom and I had a ton of fun and so many great memories. And of course I will always love the series. One of the best cartoons in the History of Ever.

The mysterious dark gothy one whom you used to sit up with talking until 3 a.m. at weird coffeehouses and with whom you were quite smitten until you realized he really was fucking crazy.
Avatar. First off, still love the series. LOVE IT. And there really are a lot of awesome people in the fandom, but they're hard to see for all the STUPID. And. Okay. I get it, really. Avatar is a kid's show, and naturally it's attracted a lot of younger fans, and...for a lot of them, it's Baby's First Fandom. I just really wish they weren't using such a cool show as training wheels for their fandom careers, because as a result I am afraid to venture into the fandom aspect for it AT ALL. It's even kind of worse, because I got into Avatar very early and it seems like almost overnight the fandom went from this cool but obscure thing that I was pimping to my friends to an EXPLOSION OF DUMB.

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 fuck again although you're relieved he doesn't actually live in town.
Harry Potter. 'nuff said.

The steady.

The alluring stranger whom you've flirted with at parties but have never gotten really serious with.
Suikoden, I suppose. I adore the series to itty bitty pieces but am not involved in the fandom at all, really. Well, I've written a few ficlets and drawn a few pictures, but I honestly know nothing of the fandom population.

The one you hang out with and have vague fantasies about maybe having a thing with but ultimately you're just good buddies 'cause the friendship is there but the chemistry ain't.
Hmm. This could be either Fullmetal Alchemist or Mai-HiME. In both I like the series, but I don't see myself every really contributing to fandom for either because I'm kind of satisfied with them as they are and really feel I have nothing to add.

The one your friends keep introducing you to and who seems like a hell of a cool guy except it's never really gone anywhere.
Prince of Tennis. I read it, it was diverting, but it didn't grab me. It leaves me a little mystified at its popularity, honestly. I've still only read the manga, though, so it's possible the anime will change my mind.

The one who's slept with all your friends, and you keep looking at him and thinking, "Him? How the hell did he land all these cool girls?"
Hmm. Sort of Naruto, except not, because I can see the where the appeal comes from. I guess I'm more just a little surprised at the intensity of the attraction, you know? Haha.

The one your friend has fallen for like a ton of bricks and whom she keeps babbling to you about on the phone for hours, and you'd be happy for her except you just know it's going to end badly.
I can't think of anything right now!

The one who gave you the best damned summer of your life and who you measure all other potential partners against.
Nnng, probably Gargoyles. If Bleach fandom had fewer stupid ship wars, it would be here too.
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