Thursday, April 6, 2017

Top Ten Fandom Linkup!



Hello all,

Ever feel like everything is dragging on with nothing really changing?

It's been that way in my corner of the world.

Literally almost nothing has happened since my last post. Except that I've started Season 3 of When Calls the Heart. Everything else feels like it's on standstill. Except my muse. Which is being forced to cool it's heels as I try to crank out another week's worth of short analytical essays.

So...I've been bored out of my mind.

Until I did my daily check of my reading list and found Mary Kate's TTT post (link here).

To join the link up, follow this link: http://www.brokeandbookish.com/2017/04/top-ten-fandoms-were-part-of.html
This one looked like a lot of fun, and I believe that you can learn a lot about a person from the fandoms that they occupy. So here goes!

Honorable mentions: Lord of the Rings, Gallagher Girls, Disney Princesses. Couldn't fit them in as nicely as the others.

10. Phantom of the Opera.


This was one of my first "obsessions" that got the fandom label for me. I got "reluctantly" dragged into this fandom by my best friend when she made me watch the 2004 movie with Gerard Butler (still my favorite Phantom by the way). I found out the reason why the next day when her family gifted me the movie soundtrack :).
Honestly, the story isn't what does it for me. I actually don't really like the story to be honest with you. It was the cautionary tale lessons that I got out of it that have made me stick with it. In case you are wondering, I'm #TeamRaoul all the way.

9. Marvel


Another fandom she dragged me into.....
It all started with Captain America 1. Since then I've seen all the Captain America movies, both Avengers movies, and Ant-Man. And Agent Carter. She keeps threatening to have me watch the Thor movies as well as a few other ones.
But hey, what are best friends for? At least I'm not lost when we are fangirling...I mean discussing the movies.

8. Eragon


The first book of the Inheritance Cycle series by Christopher Paolini, which has also been made into a movie. I actually watched the movie before I read the book (I know, such a sin; but it was before I found out about the book series). That being said, contrary to a lot of book-lovers sentiment, the movie actually did a good job of adapting the book. I found that when I read it that the author dragged out some scenes unnecessarily. This one is not that big of a fandom, but I included it since I like the book and the movie.

7. Little House on the Prairie


I grew up with the books and when I was a teenager, I discovered the TV series. I loved the Ingalls family cast as well as the Olesons (Mrs. Oleson is still one of my favorites). The only thing that I didn't like about the TV show was how badly they messed up Almanzo and his relationship with Laura. I didn't particularly care for the actor either, for looks or for character. Trust me, go look at a photo of the real Almanzo Wilder, and you'll see why.

6. North and South


Another one in which I usurped the film before the book. (I plead innocent again...I was looking for a good period drama film and I stumbled across this mini-series.). While there are some major characterization flaws in the film that weren't in the book, I love both the book and the mini-series to pieces. The romance plot line between these two was featured as #3 in my Favorite Film Ships post (link here).

5. Star Wars


I'm enough of a fangirl of Star Wars to be super excited to actually see Rogue One with my brother over Christmas Break. I started with the first three (which my parents had on VHS) and actually surprising myself that I actually liked it (This was before I saw any Marvel, so I had no idea that I had a secret niche for some sci-fi). I haven't seen the prequels yet, but I have seen Episode VII (not sure if I regret that or not).

4. Chronicles of Narnia


Like LHOTP, I read these books as a kid, and then found the movies a lot later. I love that they are fairly close the books, and I love the cast like the dickens. I think my favorite is Caspian, though Peter is pretty close. I was really saddened when they stopped after the third movie, but I understand that Silver Chair is in the works....

3. Anne of Green Gables 


I read the first book for school, and read the rest of the books later. Since then, I've listened to audiobook versions, and have seen the all the Sullivan Entertainment movies (yes, including the crappy third one.) I love Meghan and Jonathan's characterizations of Anne and Gilbert so much. I tried to watch the PBS version, but couldn't get past the first few minutes because they messed up Matthew's temperament. My favorite book is Rilla of Ingleside, and I wish they had made a film version of it (despite the heart-stomping feels that are in it).

2. When Calls the Heart


This is ANOTHER one my best friend dragged me into, but this one is definitely the best one that she's dragged me into yet. I've been struggling to keep myself from searching memes and images from this show because I'm dreadfully afraid of spoilers. I don't think there is a couple that I ship harder than Jack and Elizabeth with Lee and Rosemary being a close second. Gosh...there are so many romantic plotlines and ships in that show, it's not even funny. Historic romance lover's paradise!

1. Jane Austen 


Let's face it. I own three Austen-inspired films (and looking for more), have seen most of the film adaptations, have seen a couple of mini-series, have seen a couple of spin-offs (Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Emma Approved), have all of her books, have listened to audiobook versions of her books, and will not hesitate to save any meme from any version of Pride and Prejudice (though I'm drawing the line at the Zombies one). Short of owning a wardrobe of Regency dresses and going to Jane Austen events, I'm not sure how much further into this fandom I can get into.

That's it!

What are some of your fandoms?

Scribblingly yours,
Catherine


4 comments:

  1. North and South is the best. I made my sisters watch it last year for "school" (We were studying the Industrial revolution in England) and now they are hooked.

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    1. Amen to that, though I wish they hadn't made Thornton so mean in the first episode. That's not how he was in the book at all!

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  2. It's funny, I just watched the miniseries of North and South for the first time a few days ago! I really loved it. Hopefully I can find the book some day. :) And yesss to Jane Austen. She's such an amazing author. XD

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  3. Do you have a Kindle? North & South is a Public Domain book, so it's free on Amazon. The author is Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell if I didn't mention it before.

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