Fandom Review 2012

Per the_moonmoth's suggestion, here I present the fandom review of 2012 as it pertained to me. Also posted to my tumblr.

1. Your main fandom of the year

A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones, at least in regards to time spent in it.

2. Your favourite film this year

Avengers or Hobbit, hard to say. Hobbit packs all of those nostalgic feels (and Aidan Turner and Richard Armitage) but Avengers was a lot of fun, too (and it had Jeremy Renner and Chris Hemsworth)...

3. Your favourite book this year

Toshokan Kiki, the third in the Library War series. Of course, ASOIAF was good, too. And I did the sixteenth reread of Beyond Sing the Woods which might just make it my favourite book of all time. And WH40k Gaunt's Ghosts series... Really, asking me to pick just one book is like asking water to be dry.

4. Your favourite album or song this year

Sabaton - Carolus Rex ("I was chosen by heaven, say my name when you pray to the skies, see carolus rise. With the lord my protector, make them bow to my will, to the skies, see carolus rise.") I love metal! Love, love, love...

5. Your favourite TV show this year

Once Upon a Time, hands down. I love the characters, pairings, story line, everything. And it has Robert Carlyle.

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Arrangement chapter 4

Series: Arrangement
Title: Unnecessary Warnings
Pairing: Mystogan/EdoErza
Rating: T
Word count: 1340
Summary: Jellal has a talk with Hughes and Sugarboy regarding Erza, though it's far from what he imagined it to be and he and Erza have a moment.
Notes: This one wasn't planned to be in but I realized I have been rather neglecting other canon characters. And then it derailed completely from the humour into the romance.
Disclaimer: This is Mirime-chan playing with Hiro Mashima's characters. No money goes to Mirime-chan, only a satisfaction from spreading the love for her favourite pairing.

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Fairy Tail Gen Fanfiction

Title: Comrades in Arms
Fandom: Fairy Tail
Rating: T
Characters: Erza Knightwalker, Panther Lily, Hughes, Sugarboy, Faust
Pairings: negligible hinting at Lily/Shagotte
Summary: The Captains of the Magical Force Units were an odd bunch, especially the respective Captains of the First and Second Units. But they still had bonds of camaraderie between them. Panther Lily and Erza Knightwalker friendship fic. Mostly pre-Edolas arc.
Disclaimer: Hiro-kun's playbox that I'm merely borrowing.

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Rave Master fanfiction

Fandom: Rave Master
Fanfiction series: Playing with Elements
Title: Water
Pairing: Sieg/Reina
Rating: T
Summary: Making men fall for her was a game for Reina. When Sieg Hart refused to do so, she took it as a personal challenge. She would make him fall for her no matter how much he resisted. A tale of two people who just might be perfect for each other.
Disclaimer: Certain mangaka who goes by the name Hiro Mashima owns rights to those characters. I don't. Sue me if you want, you'll get nil.
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Hockey Championship

I admit right now I'm not much of a sports fan. But I have a healthy sense of patriotism and I always cheer on our national team in a championship of any kind, especially in hockey.

This year, the World Hockey Championship is taking place in my country, Slovakia. Even though we are pretty small, our team has always been a decent one. We have already won the World Champion title once, in 2002 in Sweden (which is great, considering we have been in the A-level category for less than five years at the time), we were fourth in the Winter Olympics in Vancouver last year, participating in semifinals several times... All in all, we were considered one of those seven countries who are the top of the hockey world - Canada, USA, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

In our base group this year, we got Slovenia, Germany and Russia. Let me tell you, not the worst of setups. Russia was considered the greatest threat, being the former champion. Slovenia and Germany? Pfft... not even worth mentioning... and then...

Germany kicked Russia's ass thoroughly and we had a lot of trouble to win with Slovenia. And then our guys went and lost to Germany last night. Like WHAT THE HELL? Two of the prime candidates, completely obliterated by some team that has just recently come in?

I'm mostly pissed off with our guys... We have a great team, full of experienced players, veterans of many other championships... we are on a home turf... so why did it happen?

Ughhh... I can't believe it... I really wonder how our match with Russia will go...

MystWalker fanfiction

Fandom: Fairy Tail
Title: Anatomy of Betrayal
Pairing: Mystogan/Erza Knightwalker a.k.a. MystWalker
Summary: They used to be friends when children. But with all that had happened, can Erza Knightwalker forgive him? Or will she fulfill her threat and kill him?
A/N: An oneshot based on the idea given to me by Raymonde. Also the first fic which is built on the premise that EdoJellal and EdoErza are childhood friends. Dedicated to Raymonde, for being a firm supporter of this pairing and giving me several interesting ideas to work with. The title is borrowed from an Inuyasha fanfic because I think it kicks ass. X-posted.
Disclaimer: Obviously, I don't own Fairy Tail. If I did, well, let's say some things would have been handled differently.

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