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for [personal profile] beatrice_otter: Favorite fandom you've never written for (and why not)

Funnily enough, [personal profile] beatrice_otter, you are probably one of the few people who knows me who might have been able to guess this one: Babylon 5. At least, I don't THINK I've ever written B5; it's possible I did and forgot it, or tossed off something quick in response to a prompt, but it's not something I've ever really wanted to write.

I'm not sure why. I love the universe and a lot of the characters, but I think in some ways it's so strongly itself that I never had much of an impulse. I do read it -- which is why you might've been able to guess, because I've commented on yours -- and it's odd, because the stuff I love in B5 is similar to the stuff I tend to write about Vulcans (side characters, worldbuilding-y, not super long). You'd think I would go haring off after some Minbari or Centauri or Narn or Drazi cultural aspect, wouldn't you? But I don't. I don't know why. I love to read that, but I don't want to write it.

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Date: 2014-12-06 07:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beatrice_otter
It may have something to do with the fact that the TV show of B5 is so much better at worldbuilding than, for example, the Star Trek TV show. I mean, the fascinating stuff with Vulcans mostly comes from Diane Duane's books and other of the 80s novels, and I think you would agree with me on that. So the appeal of fanfic there is often to take Duane's stuff and make it work with what we saw on screen in later series.

With B5, you mostly have it already given, there's a lot less that has to be massaged to fit.

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