In each fandom there’s always those characters that you fall in love with, relationships that you end up shipping and that annoying guy that you really just can’t stand. A lot of the time you’ll be able to pick these out fairly quick, usually within the first few episodes and you quite possibly have a type. Me, I love strong female leads, quirky passionate relationships and I cannot stand whinny girlie-girl characters.
Then there’s the ones that you didn’t seem coming; the one’s you never guessed in a million years you’d ever fall in love with. Maybe they just weren’t your thing, maybe you thought the idea sounded rubbish or they took a while to grow on you. That’s what this tag is dedicated to; the unexpected loves in fandoms, the surprise ships that you never saw coming, and the pleasant surprises when that awful character actually turned out to be really awesome. I was catching up with a TV show and a pairing that I never dreamed to be even remotely decent turned out to be absolutely brilliant – and thus the idea for this Tag was born.
It’s also for the reverse; all those times when you expected to fall in love with someone/something and ended up hating it.
The tag rules are:
- Link back to the original post and creator, Heather of Just Geeking By.
- Include a copy of these rules and an additional copy of the questions for copy and pasting.
- Answer the tag in whichever format, and style you wish; want to limit it to one fandom or just video games? Go for it!
- But you must answer all the questions and cannot edit any of them.
- Be spoiler aware – if you’re talking about a new release use spoiler warnings/tags.
Here are the prompts! For the prompts that say surprise this can refer to a positive or a negative surprise.
- A fandom that you expected to like.
- A fandom that surprised you.
- A storyline that surprised you.
- A hero or villain that you didn’t expect to like.
- A minor character that you didn’t expect to like.
- A hero or villain that you thought you’d like but ended up disliking.
- A minor character that you thought you’d like but ended up disliking.
- A friendship that surprised you.
- A romance that surprised you.
- An adaptation/expansion that surprised you.
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