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That Latest 'Meme' Thing

I don't usually do this, but it  looks kind of fun . . .

First TV show I had self-insertion fantasies about:

Bonanza -- if it counts that I used to fantasize myself as Little Joe Cartwright.  First time I self-inserted as my own original character was Gunsmoke -- in the Burt Reynolds years.

First fandom in which I interacted (online and in person) with other fans:
Star Wars, back in 1979, first in newsletter 'zines and later as a fanfiction writer.  Later, I wrote Indiana Jones fanfiction too.

Pairing in the first slash fanfiction I read:
Kirk/Spock, although the story I read was a satire of the K/S genre, done for laughs.  First serious slash I read was by Bone Fauna, and I think the pairing was Legolas and the Twins.

Pairing in the first fanfiction I wrote:
Han Solo and Princess Leia, implied.  And it was a romantic pairing, since any graphic sexual activity was forbidden.

First RPS/RPF I read:
Oh, good lord.  I really don't know, since I don't read RPS.  I think it was Orlando Bloom/Sean Bean with some H/C from Viggo.  But let me put in a good word for a hilarious piece of 'fanfiction' called Shorts Weather, which featured Stephen Colbert and Bill O'Reilly in a hotel room with some slashy overtones.

First fanfiction I read that made me think, YES, this is exactly the kind of fanfiction I'd like to write.
Elise LeRouret's Pottymouth.  It was so original, so different that it made me see the possibilities in Tolkien fanfiction.  I had previously thought, why bother?  The story has already been written.  Oh hell no it hasn't!

First OTP:
Indiana Jones/Marion Ravenwood.  And let me tell you, I'm pleased as punch that I turned out to be right, even if it wasn't the way I would have hoped.

First RPS/RPF OTP: None

First fannish friend I met in person:
A wonderful woman named Bebe, who has been my penpal since 1983, when she illustrated one of my Star Wars fanfics.  We've met many times in real life.

First character I formally roleplayed:
Never role-played.

Comments

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heartofoshun
Feb. 23rd, 2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
I did do book and movie self-insertion occasionally in the form of plays at home with my sisters and cousins. I can relate to little Joe Cartwright. I remember liking him.

LeRouret's Pottymouth--I remember thinking Legolas was adorable. It could almost make one ship Eowyn/Legolas. She made them seem so well-matched--it got so romantic as it went on also--impending tragedy finally given a happy ending. She was Meeeeen to Faramir though and I like Faramir (and more than a tad homophobic), but she wrote a sequel where she fixed that somewhat. She is a passionate writer. I like that.

You are a role-play virgin also.
randy_o
Feb. 23rd, 2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
My media related fantasies were always private, but I began them young. I wonder if this is something writers have in common -- the desire to insert ourselves into the tale somehow?

I was kind of blown away by the explicit erotica in Pottymouth to begin with, since this was a huge no-no back in my LucasFilm days. But then it was the sheer outrageous difference of it. This wasn't just some random person along on the Ring Quest, retelling the same old story from a fresh point of view. And then I went back to the source and realized the scope of Tolkien's world and saw all the possibilities where the story hadn't been fleshed out.
heartofoshun
Feb. 23rd, 2012 09:28 pm (UTC)
I read it early in my Tolkien fandom days and it was so in-the-face of all of the pressure that was being put on me at that moment in time--explicit sex, the profanity, the humanity of it all. And the way of throwing it all in the air and letting it land where it may. I read it in almost one sitting--racing through it.
randy_o
Feb. 23rd, 2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
Same here. All 22(?) chapters in one day. As for the pressure, I had run across the PPC at that point, but I saw nothing un-canonical about that story. It all 'could have happened' given the scenario she set up. Because underneath the cycle-leathers and the F-word every other sentence, that was the Legolas we all knew. He'd just changed a bit over the millennia.

I do remember the pressure to write a certain way, though.
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randy_o
Sep. 7th, 2014 05:28 pm (UTC)
Cool! I think kids have been writing fanfiction in their heads forever. I just never grew up.

How did you find my obscure forum, which was once number eight according to post count, but now that they sort by 'relevance' FFN has deemed my talk forum irrelevant.
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