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23 April 2006 @ 12:48 pm
Past & Future Highlander Fandom  
I've been hunting around the web for stuff to refer a new Highlander/Methos fan to. (I think this is the first person I've ever fanpired from my fic. Score one for weird crossovers!) and I came across this discussion from January. Lots of interesting viewpoints and ideas.

I've been a fan of HL from first season, but it didn't become what I think of as an 'obsessive fandom' for me till Methos showed up. I've been writing fic since 1995, and it's pretty much all been MethosCentric -- if it isn't LaCroix from Forever Knight, my other obsessive fandom. I'm afraid I suck at marketing and trends, because I don't write slash, I don't write the 'starring' characters, or the popular non-slash pairings. Add to that they're usually xovers and have original characters, and I'm never going to be a popular authour. Heh. And now, of course, they're also 'dead' shows. Well, at least HL still has movies so maybe it's just resting and pining for the Fjords -- not quite dead yet. But I still enjoy writing those characters, so it's all good. But I am glad I decided to get a Live Journal last month, because I felt like I was writing in a vacuum for the most part. I've had more feedback since starting to post here than I have since the heyday of FK and HL fandom. So it's been nice.

Back to that new fan though. If you have any links to pass on for her, please do! Now she's started watching the Methos eps, she would love to discuss them. [light bulb] Hey, I suppose I could do that here... You think? Anyone up for discussion of the episodes?

: lethargicachy & sleepy
Laurie odell: beige methoscyberducks on April 23rd, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)
HL discussion is always good - there have been some discussions in my lj too.

Yeah, HL does have a new movie coming out and I am deadly afraid of it.
Ith: Shy Girlithildyn on April 23rd, 2006 08:40 pm (UTC)
Yes, you've had some great discussions at your place!

As for the HL movie, I agree. About all I'm hoping for is some nice visuals of Methos :)
Laurie odell: beige methoscyberducks on April 23rd, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)
Well, according to the people who saw the preview trailer at the last con, both PW and AP look very good in it - but that was about the only good thing that was said about the trailer...
Ith: Umbrellaithildyn on April 23rd, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's what I heard as well.
lillielilliew on April 23rd, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
I've been a fan since I saw the first movie in the theatre :P. Never got into the series that much, but I do comparatively find it better than alot of the current series on TV now. I've wanted to get all seasons on DVD but my budget is a bit tight right now.

I read that thread about the Seven Dimension website. I'm in the process of implementing an author managed story archive for fkfanfic.com. They should probably look for something similar.

Ithithildyn on April 23rd, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
Mel, I was thinking of you when I read that thread :)
Unovis: Methos yesunovis on April 23rd, 2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
What kind of links?
Some basic LJs are hl_flash for LJ news; highlander_lj for general talk and fic postings. She can check through the LJs of members for more links and people to friend.

Some fiction recs are on crack_van (earlier recs are here and on killabeez's site here
macgeorge1 has a series of episode summaries on her website.

There's also the ROG-L's guide to Highlander on the Web -- kind of dated, but most links should still work.

Ithithildyn on April 23rd, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC)
She's looking for links to just about anything. I gave her what I could think of off the top of my head, but it's been so long since I've come across a new fan, I'm sure I'm missing lots. Thanks for your suggestions -- I'll pass them on. I don't believe she has a live journal, I actually know her from my House M.D. email list.
dontkickmycanedontkickmycane on April 24th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC)
Hey, Ith? You've gone and done this thing that makes me crazy. I want to watch both series now, and it's all your fault. Any idea where I can find them? Forever Knight, first, I think, because I actually watched a few eps of that when it was on. If you know where I can find them, let me know, k?

Ith: Spring Girlithildyn on April 24th, 2006 02:31 am (UTC)
Bwahahaha! I am a fanpire!

AFAIK, you can get them through Netflix. I bought mine through Amazon when they came out. FK that is. Only S1/S2 are on DVD so far (I'm more of a season 2 fan than season 1 because LaCroix is 'alive' in S2. S1 he's only in flashbacks with the Billy Idol hair o' doom). Highlander I just got on DVD, but only the seasons with Methos in them :) 3/4/5/6 Those I got through the offical store because they were way cheaper than anywhere else.
dontkickmycanedontkickmycane on April 24th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
Does Netflix have a Canadian counterpart, I wonder? Will have to check that out, or resort to amazon, maybe. Thanks for the info, though.

*Just another notch on your belt.*
Full Circlesteelvictory on April 24th, 2006 11:56 am (UTC)
Heh. You and me both with the weird crossovers and starring mostly original characters. I had a few "fans" but I knew I was never going to be big or win any awards. But I adore your Bloodties series, and really, really wish that I had time to get caught up.
Ith: Blue Poolithildyn on April 24th, 2006 03:08 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks for the kind words :)
It's Mevivnow on April 24th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
I swear I know your going to get me hooked on Highlander.

Ith: Maple leavesithildyn on April 24th, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC)
I try to only use my powers for good [beam]