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Fandom in 2012

Your main fandom of the year?
Doctor Who, as always.

Your favourite film you watched this year?
To give it its UK title, Avengers Assemble. With The Hobbit running it a close second but missing out because it wasn't quite 100% perfect and also I've only seen it twice so far.

Your favourite book read this year?
With the usual caveat (i.e., I've not read many books this year...bad me), I think I'd go for Kate Griffin's The Neon Court.

Your favourite album or song to listen to this year?
Tough call. Very hard to make. Well, album's well nigh impossible - I listen to so many, particularly as I've been doing the "replacing worn out audio tapes with dirt cheap CDs" thing, and normally listening to the CDs as soon as they arrive. Song's easier - I always default to Pet Shop Boys' Always on my mind.

Your favourite tv show of the year?
Doctor Who, obviously. Misfits and the revived Red Dwarf were both enjoyable too. And Sherlock, although that was so long ago it hardly seems believable that it was this year.

Your best new fandom discovery of the year?
Haven't really made one. I mean, Elementary has its moments, but that aside... Mind you, it's not actually a fandom per se, but one particular aspect of a fandom that I adore is being able to buy downloads of Big Finish's audio plays. I doubt I'll be making a habit of it, but it's nice to know that the option is there if one of their plays sounds particularly appealing.

Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?
Well, there's the whole Elementary not being as good as Sherlock thing. ^_^ Also, fandom itself has had its moments of "you make me despair" - death threats against Steven Moffat, fake twitter accounts, etc... Mind you, the bits of fandom I connect with tend to be sane. For, obviously, given values of "sane".

Your fandom boyfriend of the year?
Oh, the Doctor.

Your fandom girlfriend of the year?
I think I have a major crush on Clara. And she hasn't even been in an episode that's screened yet. (Mind you, that Oswin was a bit of a dish.)

Your biggest squee moment of the year?
Meeting Kate Griffin (admittedly for the second time). Seeing Avengers Assemble for the first time, not knowing what to expect, and finding it was fantastic. Seeing The Hobbit (part I) and finding it was wonderfully epic.

The most missed of your old fandoms?
This year, Chuck. Although I also miss Quantum Leap on regular occasions and think a full series rewatch is called for.

The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?
I have Stargate SG-1 and Farscape on my Amazon wishlist. More realistically, Warehouse 13 (someone has at least bought me series 1).

Your biggest fan anticipations for the coming year?
Gotta be the Doctor Who 50th anniversary, with everything that will bring. Iron Man 3 and The Hobbit part II will also be exciting. Pet Shop Boys gig to look forward to in June (I think, or July), although why they decided to return to the O2 is a source of mystery and frustration (its sheer size renders it one of the least intimate venues to go to, and I've still no idea where the stage door is...). Oh, and the second round of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy live kicks off in September and, if the first round was anything to go by, should be splendid. Also, at some point, I'd like to settle down with the TV and a free weekend or two and finish off Merlin, Fringe, and Leverage.

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