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23 February 2016 @ 08:09 pm
Fandoms That Inspire Me (With Pictures!) (February Fandom Fest)  
Here is my entry for selenic76's February Fandom Fest!

Fandom is very important to me. Thanks to my fandoms I met all of you, amazing people, I have a chance to share my love for things I like, read about things I love and write about things that interest me. Fandom inspires me to read more, to write, to create, and it's a really amazing feeling.

I can talk about my favourite shows, movies, comic books, games and books with people who love them to. All my pairings and OTPs make me incredibly happy, and so do all the amazing friendships and characters.

Which is why I decided to mention fandoms that make me happy, those in which I'm most active at the moment, and those that currently inspire me the most (with pictures of some things I like most about each fandom!):

1. DRAGON AGE

Dragon Age is, I admit, my favourite fandom lately, and one that provides me with things that none of my other fandoms do.

Let me list of canon things that make me happy:
- canon gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual and trassexual characters
- canon gay and lesbian relationships (your main characters have so many choices of relationships - and can stay single, too)
- you can make a team (party consisting of 4 characters) made entirely of LGBTQ characters
- you can make a team made entirely out of female characters
- there are many beautiful friendships and it's amazing
- there are so many different characters in each game, each unique, with their own strengths, fears, personalities, and I find even minor characters who appear only briefly incredibly intriguing. There is a lot of diversity
- the whole universe is so large, the worldbuilding and its development is really intriguing, and there are so many aspects of it that are open to exploring that I keep finding out new things every time I play the games
- sometimes I spend hours reading codex entries and trivia about this world and its story
- all the games are connected and create one estoryline, but things are explained in each of them so it's possible to choose which one you want to try (if for some reason you don't want to play all the games).

And there are more. There are so many fics for it: popular subjects, unpopular subjects, crack ideas, so many different pairings and friendship - the fandom is really inspired.

I have almost 300 prompts saved for this fandom, and I really, really want to write something for so many different pairings, friendships and characters. It's a fandom for which I write the most currently.

Dragon Age


2. STAR TREK

All the series, all the films, the cartoons, I enjoyed them all. In each ST-related production I found something I like - be it a plotline, the chracters, relationship, music, random trivia, the cast... and doesn't matter how many times I re-watch some of the shows or movies, I will never get tired of them. While I don't create as much fanworks for it, I spend so much time reading trivia, fanfics, re-watching... I love it to pieces. This is such a huge fandom, there is so much to explore, so much to read, and every time I re-watch something ST-related, or read random ST articles, I learn something new. I love it.

Star Trek


3. MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

This is a special fandom, because what makes me happy about it are the amazing fanworks, people's creativity, theories and ideas. Don't get me wrong, I like some of the films, some characters make me so happy (Sam, Sif, the Guardians of the Galaxy, to name a few), but the inspiration MCU provides as a whole is what intrigues me most. It's such a huge fandom consisting of so many films and shows, and including so many characters, and while I don't like some of the things that had happened, I love how MCU inspires me (so many fix-it fics...). There is so many pairings, so many friendships, so many fanworks about different aspects of the movies and shows to explore, it's amazing how many ideas MCU inspires in its fandom.

Marvel Cinematic Universe


4. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

This is an amazing show that never fails to cheer me up. For the last three seasons it continues to be one of the best shows I've seen and even the plotlines I'm not really interested in are well written and enjoyable. It's a sweet and funny series, full of great friendship, teamwork and amazing, diverse characters. I love how it always manages to make me smile, I love re-watching it and it definitely has a special place in my heart. I think everyone should check out: there is amazing teamwork, all the characters are well written, there are female friendships and diversity... it's beautiful. I just had to include it in my list.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine


5. ARROW/THE FLASH/LEGENDS OF TOMORROW

Another huge fandom that I find very inspiring in terms of the characters, ideas and possibilities it provides. I admit, when I took a small break from TV shows I kind of forgot about it, but after Legends of Tomorrow started, it managed to catch my attention right from the start and make me interested in all the shows again (especially in the aspects I like most). I love Legends of Tomorrow, this team, those characters, and The Flash and Arrow still include characters I care about and those I like to read about. Not to mention that the whole 'verse is full of actors and actresses I absolutely adore. This fandom collected so many different characters from DC universe and I love reading how those characters, even if sometimes they have never met in canon, interact together in fics (and on screen).
For some time I've been collecting prompts for this fandom, and hopefully one day I will actually write something because, as I said, I love people's ideas. And I would love to write fics about so many characters, friendship and pairings (some of them unpopular, I guess XD)

Arrow/Flash/Legends




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Adommy-Fangirlbm_shipper on February 23rd, 2016 08:33 pm (UTC)
The only "fandom" we share in this case is Arrow/Flash/LoT but these shows are seriously like the air that I breath. So wonderful. And they give me life. And LoT might be the best thing that happened on TV in a long time =D
Megan Moonlight: singhmegan_moonlight on February 26th, 2016 07:00 pm (UTC)
LoT makes me so happy lately, too - I love this team so much! I'm really, really enjoying it.

I just wish I could write some fics for this fandom XD
endeniendeni on February 23rd, 2016 08:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, I'm so obsessed with MCU, the Trekverse and the Arrowverse, good choices. *nods*
Indeed, seeing all the creative fanworks fan can come up with is the best way of being in a fandom. *g*
(And I wish I could get into Dragon Age, it seems pretty interesting, but, alas, I'm really no gamer...)
Megan Moonlight: datamegan_moonlight on February 26th, 2016 07:31 pm (UTC)
I'm glad we share fandoms ;) All of them are so creative and so active! It's awesome.

Dragon Age is honestly my favourite fandom right now. I don'r only play a lot, but it's the fandom for which I wrote so many fics already - it's very inspiring (and I keep recommending it to everyone, even to people who are not gamers *lol*). It's very engaging and all the characters and storylines are very interesting :)
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Julie: Original ★ fanfictionragnarok_08 on February 23rd, 2016 09:01 pm (UTC)
Yes, all of those fandoms are just wonderful :D
Megan Moonlight: sif/darcymegan_moonlight on February 26th, 2016 07:01 pm (UTC)
They really are :) They make me so happy!
Profiterole: X-Men - Xavier and Magneto_profiterole_ on February 23rd, 2016 09:49 pm (UTC)
Great choices! <3 And I only know games like Dragon Age and Mass Effect through fandom, but I'm happy they exist with all their great LGBT storylines.
Megan Moonlight: kremmegan_moonlight on February 26th, 2016 08:52 pm (UTC)
I spent more time playing Dragon Age than Mass Effect, but I love both. But especially Dragon Age. It's the fandom that always maneges to keep me interested, there is more and more to read since it's a very active fandom fic-wise, but I also spend so much time playing and just enjoying the story and the characters - I love it. There's always something new to find out about the characters and the story, which is just awesome.
bearshortybearshorty on February 24th, 2016 01:25 am (UTC)

I'm not a gamer and don't know much of anything about popular games but your description of Dragon Age sounds very intriguing. I can see why it appeals to you so much. If I was a gamer, it would be my kind of thing.


I love Star Trek to pieces. TNG was the first TV show that I was really into - I would tape all the episodes. I love all the Mark Watches recaps now; makes me relieve my favorite episodes.  But it's Voyager that holds my fandom heart because something about those characters that just appeals to me. Janeway/Chakotay were my first OTP even before I knew what shipping was.


I saw the first season of Brooklyn 99 and really loved it but I didn't have time last year so I fell behind. I really want to catch up on that show.

Megan Moonlight: datamegan_moonlight on February 26th, 2016 09:13 pm (UTC)
Dragon Age is my favourite game ever. I like many others, but this one keeps me interested (great plotlines, characters and relationships, but also the fact that this worldbuilding is awesome and I keep finding out something new every time I play the game or read articles - which I really love). It never fails to cheer me up and inspire me :D

There are also Dragon Age books, if it's something you'd be interested in :)

For me it's difficult to pick a favourite Star Trek series, since I like each of them for something different. I just like them all in general :)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine had a special place in my heart. It's series that never disappointed me, always manages to make me smile and I just love those characters and how their work together. There aren't many comedy series that grip me as much as this one.
Three Days of Violence Against Vegtables: MCU - Lady Siff/We are onelil_1337 on February 24th, 2016 02:38 am (UTC)
Brooklyn 99 always makes me happy even when there are things I don't like such as Jake/Amy there is still so much more to love.

MCU I go back and forth on. There are things I love and things I really don't like at all. Some days I feel inspired and others I just want nothing to do with it at all.
Megan Moonlight: brooklynmegan_moonlight on February 26th, 2016 08:39 pm (UTC)
B99 is one of the best things ever :D Each episode makes me so happy and there aren't many comedy series that make me as happy.

I know what you mean about MCU. There are many things I don't like about MCU at all, but in the end, when I just ignore canon I don't like and the not cool parts of the fandom itself, I still love some of those characters and people create amazing, really amazing works (many of them so much more interesting than what happens in canon XD) - and those are the parts I like to focus on :)
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you half wit scruffy looking NERF HEARDER: DW: Twelve 3hanorganaas on February 24th, 2016 05:41 am (UTC)
UGH I LOVE THE B99 Fandom. So nice so warm and welcoming. Its why is my safe show.

I love your other choices too.
Megan Moonlight: brooklynmegan_moonlight on February 26th, 2016 07:02 pm (UTC)
They really are. It's always great to see fandoms that are just so nice... and the show makes me so happy in general <3
verdande_mi: pic#122309054verdande_mi on February 24th, 2016 08:28 am (UTC)
Wonderful post ♥

I swear after I've written on a paper today will be day I catch up on The Flash - I'm so behind!
Megan Moonlight: singhmegan_moonlight on February 26th, 2016 07:04 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it :D

I still have a few episodes of The Flash to watch, too, but I hope to catch up soon :) I'm kind of focusing on Legends of Tommorow more, lately XD
Driver Picks the Musicbatmarg on February 24th, 2016 06:09 pm (UTC)
Great choices, though I haven't checked out DA or B99 yet. Fandom is really an amazing way to make friends though
Megan Moonlight: batman/flashmegan_moonlight on February 26th, 2016 07:05 pm (UTC)
I definitely recommend and B99 and DA - they're both my favourites right now. B99 is such a nice, heartwarming series that never fails to make me smile and DA games are very interesting and engaging :)
Selenic76: HeartCandyselenic76 on February 25th, 2016 06:54 am (UTC)
So much love in this post! \o/ I also love Star Trek, though I haven't seen all series. I've seen TOS, TNG, and Voyager, and some of DS9. TOS, the series and the movies, are my favourites, though TNG is a close second because Data will always have a special place in my heart ^_^

Also love MCU, but I've been a little afraid to take more than the occasional peek into that fandom, just because there's so much to love there :) All the fanart alone! So many stories too, there just isn't enough time in the world to go through all the wonderful stuff :)

And I've been so intrigued by Dragon Age since I saw a pic of male Hawke and Fenris somewhere ;) Your post made me once again consider buying the game/games, just because I love the fact that there are so many romancing options. (And the price has come down a bit too, yay!) I'm afraid I'd get addicted to it though...

Thank you so much for this awesome post, and for sharing the love ^_^
Megan Moonlight: fenrismegan_moonlight on February 26th, 2016 09:32 pm (UTC)
I like all the ST series, so it's difficult for me to pick favourites. I just enjoy them all.

I don't delve too deep into MCU as well XD It's a really huge fandom and not all parts are good (and in canon and in fandom *lol*), so I mostly stick to the parts I like and enjoy, and those I know make me happy. Those parts only are enough to keep me inspired because people have so many great ideas. Not to mention all the awesome prompts...

Male!Hawke/Fenris is my OTP for Dragon Age, actually :) While I multiship almost all the other characters, to me male!Hawke and Fenris are always together forever.
I love all those games to pieces. I'm spending so much time on playing, reading articles and fics...

And to convince you some more, have a video of one of the possible romance scenes from the third part of the game (it's another of my favourite scenes EVER XD): *HERE*
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