Sooooo on the 20th lamardeuse recced a lovely Lewis story called "The Hermit Crab"
and, having read one or two of her squee posts about Lewis
I read it. And then downloaded the first two episodes. And then drove to my parents' house, which meant A LOT OF HOURS IN THE CAR TO THINK, and then spent some time carving out alone-time at my parents' house by watching more Lewis and then MORE HOURS IN THE CAR and the upshot is: yeah, I'm probably going to write Lewis/Hathaway kidfic. It's all plotted out! It's very nearly totally finite in scope! I've mostly already done all the research I need to on UK paternity law thanks to watching Single Father
Also Hathaway may actually have been invented just to make me happy, idk. He's a seminarian-turned-cop who responds to his manpain by despondently playing guitar alone in his flat. His crush on Lewis is visible from space as impeccably color-coordinated sparkles in the vicinity of Oxford. (OHAI OXFORD I MISS YOU.) This is the only adorable clip of them I can find on YouTube, but it is extremely adorable.
So, now that that's out of the way: here is a fandom-year-in-review meme that I swiped from... somebody. Your main fandom of the year?Stargate SG-1
dominated the first half of the year, overlapping slightly with Generation Kill
which took over from then on. And the Vorkosigan Saga has been thrumming away patiently throughout. Your favorite film you watched this year?Captain America
, I think, although I guess fannishly speaking X-Men: First Class
wins out on actually having compelled me to write fic.
Also I feel I should make special mention of having finally for the first time, after about eleven years of active resistance, watched The Big Lebowski
, which was pretty great and not at all the embarrassment-squick-farce-thing I was flinchingly anticipating. iulia
was, as usual, right.Your favorite book read this year?A Canticle for Leibowitz
, by Walter M. Miller, and One Bullet Away
, by Nathaniel Fick--weirdly pretty much equal amounts of physically hugging the book because I adored it so much for each of those. And Mira Grant's Deadline
!!! And The Last Werewolf
, Glen Duncan's unfortunate personality notwithstanding. And all of Fables
. And The Princess Curse
and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
and The Persian Boy
and Born to Run
and and and.Your favorite tv show of the year?Castle
is the only full-network-season show I've kept up with all year, and I continue to enjoy its goofy, good-natured approach to cop drama. Critically speaking, Game of Thrones
were both brilliant (and heart-wrenching), and I eagerly anticipate the next seasons of each.Your best new fandom discovery of the year?Generation Kill
, which in my experience encompasses the chocolate-in-my-peanut-butter breakthrough of adding A Companion to Wolves
, but especially GK. Also, as of this week, Lewis
. ♥Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?White Collar
, where the show actually objectively seems to have changed, and Doctor Who
, in which my view of the show changed.Your fiction boyfriend of the year?
Brad Colbert. Your fiction girlfriend of the year?
Sam Carter. (Now I really want Sam and Brad to hang out and blow shit up together. ♥)Your biggest squee moment of the year?
I am pretty terrible at remembering these, but the one that leaps to mind is this moment in maybe the third episode of Lewis
, when it has become moderately plot-relevant for Hathaway to reveal to Lewis that he plays in a group that does "world music plus jazz and medieval madrigals", and Hathaway says off-handedly that he will get Lewis some of the music to listen to. Lewis seems about as enthusiastic about this prospect as any sane person confronted with that description.
At the end of the episode, Hathaway pulls out an iPod and offers one earbud to Lewis, telling him it's that music he does, and Lewis gamely pops in the earbud while Hathaway pops in the other and they walk down the street in perfect sync, listening together. ♥__________♥Your biggest fan anticipations for the coming year?
CAPTAIN VORPATRIL'S ALLIANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And I guess the actual Avengers movie is going to come out this summer so we can write movie-verse fic based on Steve and Tony actually interacting in movie canon? That's going to be neat.
But mostly, IVAN! HIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!