January 3rd, 2012

kusanagi/batou: loony fangirl

Fringe: A Newly Hatched Fangirl Squee

A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of dining with [personal profile] doccy and tyrell. While we noshed on delicious Chinese food, they mentioned the television show Fringe. I had never heard of it, so they spent a good twenty minutes extolling its virtues. So convincing were they (Scifi with strong lead female character! POCs in positions of power! Three dimensional characterisation!) that I put it on my Christmas wish list. A few conversations with other people cemented my desire to see it, as did a [community profile] multibeautiful post about Jasika Nicole, who plays FBI Agent Astrid Farnsworth. Fortunately, one of my sisters-out-law gifted me with S1.

We have since watched 18 of the 20 episodes, gobbling them up like Skittles. Or the yellow M&Ms that Agent Dunham didn't want. And I have fallen in love with it. Like all new lovers, I am presently seeing only its virtues and none of its flaws, of which I’m sure there are many (like Collapse )). Okay, maybe I’m not that blind. But I’m still smitten and I feel the need to gush about all the ways I love the show. It’s very rare for me to be willing to sit through this many hours of television. I tend to fail at committing to even one season of a show. Most of my perennial favourites fall into that category at least partially because they have very few episodes per season (e.g. Black Books, Red Dwarf and The IT Crowd). I either run out of patience because the rather thin story arc is being spun out over far too many filler episodes (Fringe does this, but it’s rare enough for me not to become annoyed), or I can’t feel enough empathy with the characters to care what happens to them.

Anyway, onward to the Loony Fangirl gushing, which I shall Collapse )

This brings me to my request. Oh beloved internet friends, bring me your Fringe fanfic. I don’t care about pairings or character focus (although any development of Astrid’s character would be eeeexcellent). I just want it to be good. I’d prefer not to be too badly spoiled for S2 and S3, so some warning would be nice. But other than that: Give Me. Now. Please.