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30 September 2013 @ 07:57 pm
i don't understand...  
...why people are labelling fic under the 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D' category when it's barely relevant? There's fics from 2012, FFS! 

I'll go easy on some fics from a few months ago that use the canon characters' names, even if obviously given that the pilot has only just aired, there's very little chance the characterization is going to be in the same ball-park as canon, but at least they tried to tie it into the actual show and justify these fics popping up there.

HOWEVER. I'm seeing 149 fics for SHIELD and barely a fraction even correspond with the actual show. Seems like most of them are Clint/Coulson fics, which, like, why not just leave 'em under 'Avengers'? I've never had such a hard time finding fics for main characters from a tv show because other characters that haven't even been on it are dominating the fandom! I searched just for Skye - who is totes adorbs and my new fave - and still I see nothing but Clint/Coulson everywhere!

(to clarify, I don't hate this pairing, I'm just a little tired of it popping up everywhere as a near-default. The same reason it seems a lot of people get fed up with Derek/Stiles, lol, and yet I ship this crack non-canon pairing so hard, despite not watching the show...yeah, I don't get my brain sometimes)

To end on a lighter note, have some pretty:

(from here)

I ♥ Maria Hill like you would not believe. The woman needs more love from fandom, it makes me sad how little attention writers give her - and it's so hard to find fics tagged with her that are actually about her, aggggh. #firstworldproblems
I'm not weird, I'm limited edition: mark grinninganuna_81 on September 30th, 2013 11:13 am (UTC)
I made a similar discovery yesterday. I wantede Ward and Fitz-Simmons and ran into things from last year and did a lot of WTFing at the whole thing.

Clint/Coulson is somewhat like McShep (and Steve/Tony is also a looot like McShep). But if you like Clint and want to read about Clint, most of the things you'll find are also Clint/Coulson, which, erm, no not for me, because I seem to be unable to ship Coulson with anyone.

If you wanna read a silly/funny ficlet with actual Agents of SHIELD characters, I have one. It's about to be beta read, I think I'll be posting it today or tomorrow and there will be link on my LJ. :)

P.S. Skye is wonderful. So are Fitz-Simmons. And Ward. Even though most people I know kinda hate his guts already. And May. I soooo wanna know her backstory. I always liked Coulson, but unlike general fandom I'm not gaga about him. It's a solid like and honest apperciation.
borg_princess: scully-feel your painborg_princess on October 12th, 2013 07:46 am (UTC)
It is the worst! Why, fandom, why?! (my icon speaks truly here)

I'm the last person to be all 'but so-and-so have shared no screentime, wtf is with people shipping them?' because so many of my OTPs are super non-canon with zero basis in reality, but Clint/Coulson baffles me. I mean, at least McShep and Steve/Tony are based on main characters who are team-members and their canons are all about their interactions! But I'm confused and really jealous at how Clint/Coulson has taken off - wish my crack!pairings that I ship unironically had half that support in fandom!

(I don't read Coulson fics, but I would ship him with Darcy if there were more fics for them- because Darcy is the fandom bike and I believe she works perfectly with everyone. EVERYONE)

Lovely, will check out your fic - at least I'm guaranteed it's based on canon characters, half the battle is won!

OMGGGG, Skye is the best. And I do not get the hate - Ward is so inoffensive, why are people hating? Yes, I get the whole 'not another generic white guy protag' complaint because I'm over it myself and eyeroll at that default all the time, but I love that he's not the typical cocky macho asshat that headlines so many shows these days.

He's serious and solemn and a little uptight and I love that in a guy for a change, like, he's the one that needs to loosen up and let his lighter-hearted team-mates help him unwind, it's refreshing to see that when he could've been the usual alpha male lead who sets the standard and is the one everyone else needs to live up to - I like that he's a little out of his depth with these unorthodox geeks around him, it's adorable!

May's interesting, but I'm not entirely into her yet. I mean, I'm intrigued and I wanna know more, but I'm just so in love with Skye and Ward and YES, I SHIP IT SO HARD, so I'm mainly in it for them. But it's great that I enjoy everyone else all the same, I can't believe I'm so happy with all the characters, this never happens!
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Snarctastic & Brutally Honestsunkrux on September 30th, 2013 04:24 pm (UTC)
WHOA! Long time no see or hear! Hope you're well.
borg_princess: lizabeth-smileborg_princess on October 12th, 2013 07:22 am (UTC)
Hi, thar! Thanks for the hearty welcome! *snugglesquish* I'm doing okay, hope you're not too bad yourself!
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it's a can of peaches, sir: Arrested Development | Gob+Michaelrevengent on September 30th, 2013 06:57 pm (UTC)
I haven't watched this show but. Hiiiii <3333
borg_princess: callisto-shinyborg_princess on October 12th, 2013 07:24 am (UTC)
Hello hello! *squish*

And it's made me nostalgic for days when sci-fi with team bonding was more common, rather than all the tragic dark gritty angstfests that abound these days. I'm quite enjoying it so far, so I'd recommend it if you're looking for a new show!
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Sylwia (sill-vee-uh): quasimodounnecessary_ on October 1st, 2013 02:15 am (UTC)
That sounds really annoying of people. Maria was barely even in the first episode. :\
borg_princess: voyager-epic failborg_princess on October 12th, 2013 07:28 am (UTC)
IKR? It makes no sense. I'd get the reverse - this is a new show so if people tagged fics with Avengers so that they reach a wider audience, okay, that'd have some logic to it, but if you're writing a fic for a massive fandom, why tag it S.H.I.E.L.D when it's only a baby show or even last year, when it was pre-gestation?

And I was so squeeful at seeing her gorgeous face and the wry humor she brought was my fave, but uggghhh, I wanted more screen-time. Hopefully she'll be on more when HIMYM finishes up and Cobie's free...
lynnyloulynnylou on October 1st, 2013 04:46 am (UTC)
I haven't had the chance to see Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D yet but it looks really good!
borg_princess: scully-intriguedborg_princess on October 12th, 2013 07:30 am (UTC)
I just finished watching ep 3 today and I'm in love! ♥__♥ Hope you enjoy it whenever you get around to watching the show!
θέατρονmeadowlark on October 1st, 2013 06:37 am (UTC)
Whoa, you're back!

*does a little happy dance*
borg_princess: dw-you and meborg_princess on October 12th, 2013 07:30 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks! *snuggles*

I'm not really back-back, just a random pop-in, but it's nice to see people remember me. *iz narcissistic*
Hoshihoshinekoyasha on October 3rd, 2013 09:14 am (UTC)
I said "YAY" out load when i saw that you had posted
borg_princessborg_princess on October 12th, 2013 07:31 am (UTC)
That's sweet. ^_^ I'm not going to be around permanently, though, but it's nice you were happy to see me. <3
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weird_fin: wh13: myka peteweird_fin on October 3rd, 2013 02:01 pm (UTC)
That sucks.

I'd be annoyed too if I were looking into S.H.I.E.L.D fic. I've only just watched it when it aired here, and yeah I like Skye. Did you ever see Dollhouse? She reminds me of Joss's type of main girl -Echo but more personable!
borg_princess: mulder/scully-omgborg_princess on October 12th, 2013 07:34 am (UTC)
When I love a show, I want to immerse myself in fandom and it's frustrating me to be unable to FIND the fics because of all the mis-labelling!

And yep, apt comparison is apt - she's def reminiscent of Caroline, but sooooo much more awesome. Caroline was just so annoying and arrogant and not at all fun, but Skye's funny and entertaining and doesn't take herself anywhere near as seriously. She's got more depth to her as well, whereas Caroline was just bleurgh.

(I liked Echo way more than the real personality, Echo attaining personhood on her own merits was a more interesting journey to me!)