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Hi! Although we're still a small community (but growing!), there are enough folks here who are new to Dreamwidth that I thought a post where we could introduce ourselves might be helpful and fun. So let's get started!

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Share as much or as little as you like. I'm not aiming to invade anyone's privacy.

1. The name you prefer to use online, even if it's not your journal name.

2. Where you reside: generally, precisely, or somewhere in between.

3. What do you love about Fringe? How did you get into the series? Favorite characters? Favorite seasons/episodes?

4. Feel free to tell us anything about yourselves, fannish or otherwise.

If you're lurking here because you don't want to make a Dreamwidth account, that's fine! You can still post. I have set it up so anonymous comments are permitted.

Date: 2014-03-31 03:39 am (UTC)
wikiaddicted723: (P/O car scene 4.13)
From: [personal profile] wikiaddicted723
1. I'm Sara, though I go by Wikiaddicted723 nearly everywhere in the inter webs

2. I'm an international student currently living in the Great Frozen North - I mean, Canada. In all fairness, it should be the Great Thawing North at this point.

3. I think what attracted me most about the show was its spirit. The fact that all the characters rang true at their core, and that they kept evolving in ways that felt real and earned. I love all four of our main characters, and the alt verse peeps are fascinating, but Olivia is my hero and Peter is my baby. I have a hard time deciding on a favourite season, but I tend to gravitate towards the odd numbers. Unlike many I've met, I like season 1 a lot, and was very happy with season 5 (bar some incidents) and the finale. I must admit, however, that season 3 is probably the best of the lot. Among my favourite episodes are: "Bad Dreams," "Olivia,"

4. I do consider myself a shipper, but often try to think of the show and character relationships with a more neutral mindset. I think the most important thing is that developments, be they in relationships or otherwise, make sense and are in character, which I think Fringe, while not perfect, managed to deliver consistently. I didn't really watch a lot of TV before fringe; I was always more of a book nerd than anything else. Obviously, that has changed :)

Date: 2014-03-31 03:36 pm (UTC)
seekingferret: Word balloon says "So I said to the guy: you never read the book yet you go online and talk about it as if--" (Default)
From: [personal profile] seekingferret
1. Mostly I go by Ferret, online as well as off. seekingferret is also okay. And if you see searchingweasel in fannish irc, that's me as well.

2. Somewhere in between. ;) No, but seriously, I live in New Jersey and used to live in NYC.

3. I love a lot of things about Fringe. I love that arcs resolve cleanly without the sense of lingering mystery that can make arcy SF shows like X-Files so frustrating. I love the way the show reflects on choices and then explores how people live with the consequences of both sides of a choice. I love Olivia Dunham and her dogged conviction that no matter what it costs, she will always be better off if she knows more, and I love how that laughs in the face of the moral of most Frankenstein narratives. I love everything about Walter Bishop, the world's most heartbreaking monster, who learns over the course of the show that there are costs he isn't willing to pay for knowledge.

And as a New Yorker who also knows a fair portion about Boston, I love the myths Fringe tells about those cities even though I know that the actual visual representation of the cities is pretty unrepresentative. Fringe as a story about 9/11 and wishing we could wish it away while knowing we can't is really compelling to me.

Favorite arc is the second half of Season 2, and favorite episode is "White Tulip", which is such a beautifully emotional story about choice and faith, built in such an elegant structure. I also really love "Letters of Transit"

4. The only Fringe fanwork I've made is a fanvid about the different versions of New York on the show: A New Day In New York Town.

Otherwise, I'm fairly polyfannish, with my biggest fandoms of the moment being probably MCU, the Hebrew Bible, and ridiculous Yuletide nonsense.

Date: 2014-04-05 12:09 pm (UTC)
purpleyin: Walter Bishop and Gene the cow with caption "Party til the cows come home"" (party)
From: [personal profile] purpleyin
*waves hello to a fellow vidder*

As someone who knows barely anything about either of those cities I hope you might comment on the inaccuracies/myths etc the show presents about them, as that sounds like it'd be quite fun trivia to know and something I'd never have a clue to find out otherwise.

Date: 2014-04-01 01:27 am (UTC)
elialys: (Default)
From: [personal profile] elialys
1. I'm Ambre, but I've been Elialys online for so long I would answer to it in real life with no hesitation.

2. Originally, I'm from France, but I've been living in the U.S. for 6 years now (I live near Philly), nannying since 2008, as well as studying for last 3 years.

3. As much as I admire Fringe for many of its arcs and its rich mythology, my love for it revolves primarily around its characters and their relationships. I believe the show was at its very best whenever it managed the perfect symbiosis between mythology and emotions, which it did on many occasions. I still have to watch "Peter" without crying my eyes out, and I have seen that episode quite a few times.
I initially started watching Fringe when it first aired, in September 2008, and watched all of season 1, but then life happened, and I didn't go back to the show until season 3 started airing. When I did go back to it, I watched all of season 2 within a few days, caught up just in time for 3x04, and watched the show (religiously) all the way up until January 18th, 2013. My favorite character is by far Olivia, although my love for Peter runs deep; no one can make me cry as much as Walter (not even Olivia), and Fringe wouldn't be the same without Astrid.
Season 2 will probably always be my favorite season, maybe because that's when I fell in love with the show. Season 3 and 5 are not far behind. Favorite episodes include "Jacksonville", "Peter", "Olivia", "Bloodline", "One Night In October", just to name a few.

4. As far as fangirling goes, when I obsess over something and become part of a fandom, I'm usually incapable of focusing on any other fandom. I've watched many shows that I've loved since Fringe has stolen my heart (and sanity), but they don't stand a chance. I'm still excessively in love with it all, which is why I'm looking forward to rewatching everything again :)
Edited Date: 2014-04-01 01:31 am (UTC)

Date: 2014-04-01 10:14 pm (UTC)
purpleyin: Walter Bishop and Gene the cow with caption "Party til the cows come home"" (party)
From: [personal profile] purpleyin
1. I go by Purpleyin online and I will answer to many variations of that, as well as Hans.

2. Am a UK folk.

3. I love the weird science, morbid humour, special abilities, the attention to detail, the characters.

As for how I got into it, I think someone recommended it to my some time many years ago and I first rented it a while after it started airing and really liked it.

S3 undoubtedly my favourite season and "3x03" The Plateau is probably my favourite episode.

4. Um, not sure what else to say. I write fic. I vid once in a blue moon too, so probably will be paying close attention to scenes visually during the rewatch.

Date: 2014-04-05 11:48 am (UTC)
purpleyin: Merlin smirking with quote from Harry Potter "+ I solemnly swear I'm up to no good" (no good)
From: [personal profile] purpleyin
It may well do, but part of the vidding prep required for more Fringe vids is me to organise files and rip my blurays so I can do high-res vids too. I've not been very good at getting onto that but need to make time because I already have about 20 Fringe vid ideas awaiting - got to figure out which I'll do first too!

It is odd to recognise Walter as both comic and tragic but he works so well that way because of the mad scientist trope he fills whilst still being a very deep and complex character. Plus they always gave him the best one liners because he was most blaise about corpses and weird. :D

I think for that reason he is one of the easiest character to understand in S1 when you are getting used to them all on a first watch.

Date: 2014-04-02 04:20 pm (UTC)
kerithwyn: Captain Olivia Dunham, USS William Bell (Captain Olivia)
From: [personal profile] kerithwyn
1. kerithwyn or 'rith just about everywhere online.

2. Residing on the Eastern Seaboard U.S., longing for the Pacific Northwest, living too much in my head.

3. I was watching from the start, but wasn't fully on board until 1x14. (Not surprising, considering the nature of how tv shows are produced; the first 13 are a prequel of sorts to the real story.) Favorite character is always and forever Olivia, but I'm attached to everyone else equally and maybe a bit more to alt-Lincoln. Favorite "season" is mid-s2 to mid-s3, not coincidentally encompassing the Red'verse arc. Favorite eps (noninclusive): "Bad Dreams" (Niiiiick), "Over There part 1," "The Plateau," "One Night in October."

My attachment to the show stems not only from its considerable merits, but in large part because it broke a five-year creative writing block/depressive streak, and I'm forever grateful for that.

4. I am a giant comic book (and RPG, and etc.) nerd and tv addict. Nothing approaches Fringe for fannish devotion, but these days I'm also particularly fond of Haven, Lost Girl, and Orphan Black.

Date: 2014-04-03 03:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] casually_cruel
1. I don't really have an "online presence" but when I've used this handle before people have shortened it to CC? That, or any other iteration, is fine with me.

2. I live in the southwest United States, specifically New Mexico (which not many people realize is part of the US, though that's improving since Breaking Bad, ha).

3. I love the science! And Olivia's journey: how her story unfolds, how she deals with the hardships she faces, how she navigates the relationships in her life. Her character is so complex, and kind of understated, but still so very compelling.
I kind of got into Fringe by accident. I vaguely recall my dad mentioning a sci-fi show I should watch but I couldn't remember the name, so I was looking for it and I stumbled across Fringe (but when I mentioned it to my dad he had no idea what I was talking about so who even knows how I wound up here). I immediately loved it and binge watched it all on netflix. I missed being a part of the experience when it was actually airing, but I went back and tried to find all the stuff I could.
Favorite character is easily Olivia, although I also really love Astrid. Season 1 Peter and Lincoln are pretty great too. Favorite episodes are "Olivia," "Entrada," "Momentum Deferred" and "One Night in October" I like seasons 1 and 2 in general, though season 3 is easily my fave.

4. I've never really been part of an online community before. I'm looking forward to chatting with you guys and sharing ideas about this show that I adore.
I'm a science geek. I got my bachelors in biology and I'm in medical school now, so while sometimes the science on the show drives me a little crazy (adrenaline to the heart for everything!) I still love it and really appreciate the effort the show puts into it. I watch way more TV than I have time for. I'm also a fan of horror movies and old Gothic novels (Frankenstein, Dracula, Jane Eyre, etc.)

Date: 2014-04-05 05:26 pm (UTC)
casually_cruel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] casually_cruel
Thanks for tip! I've never used DW before and it's a little confusing right now.

The thing I appreciate about Fringe is that they acknowledge right from the start that what we're dealing with is "pseudo-science."

Exactly. And I like that the show at least gives a nod to "real" science before they delve off the deep end. Science is the best!

No one writing TV knows how anything about CPR or how to resuscitate a patient. But The X-Files was the absolute worst at this. Those idiots had Agent Dana (I'm a medical doctor!) Scully performing chest compression on a woman with a pulse, and that was just the beginning.

This is so great. I always get a kick out of it when they shock people without a rhythm, too.

I like to harass my parents and tell them when I'm done with med school I'm not going to practice, but use my MD to join the FBI like Scully. Needless to say they're just about as amused by the idea as Dana's parents were, ha.

Date: 2014-04-05 12:07 pm (UTC)
purpleyin: Sydney Bristow plain icon with icon cut below her eyes (heady)
From: [personal profile] purpleyin
*waves hello*

Looking forward to reading your comments/opinions on the science of the show.

Date: 2014-04-17 09:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] estella_c
So, is it too late to do this? No, it's never too late in science fiction.

1. I've generally just lurked and critiqued online, and haven't actually created anything till lately, when I've tried some X-Files fanfic. I am exclusively an X-Files fan. Except for Fringe. Fringe is the first honorable homage to The X-Files. Where some see rip-off, I see love. Pretty slick either way.

Oh, I'm usually estella. Better than my real name.

2. Reared and presently residing in Pittsburgh, with a looong haitus in urban Philadelphia. So I'm a mixture of Midwest provincial and East-coast snob.

3. I love the look of Fringe and the familial set-up. I was initially charmed by those blocky titles, which look like hanging Stonehenges. Wendy thinks they try too hard. We go way back. I love the revelations of the sinuous storyline and the unpeeling of Walter's character. I love alternate universes. I always have. I thought the first glimpse of the Twin Towers was heart-stopping. But I'm really rewatching Fringe so I can remember it and maybe figure out a crossover.

4. Um, I think I covered this. But I should confess that I'm old enough to be a grandmother, probably even of some here.

Date: 2014-09-14 06:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sprocket
Hi!

1. Generally answer to my journal name.

2. I live in the greater SF Bay area.

3. Got into the series this summer... subscribe to the Olivia Dunham is Awesome school of thought, love the long character-centric storytelling. I love Astrid and wish she had a more prominent role. I also have lots of feelings about Walter, and the way science works (or doesn't) in the worldbuilding. I love Walter in "White Tulip", life in the redverse in "The Plateau", and I'm still thinking about what I like best in other episodes.

4. Random stuff: mostly a lurker, trying to break the habit. The fastest ways to my fannish heart are multi-episode plot arcs, a focus on female characters with agency, and spaceships. While I'm cheerfully multifannish, the TV fandom of my heart is Babylon 5.

Date: 2014-09-15 07:07 pm (UTC)
sprocket: Red and yellow leaf image (Default)
From: [personal profile] sprocket
Thanks for the warm welcome!

Fringe "science" is laughably disconnected from the laws of physics. It's actually much more enjoyable when the show makes up things full cloth, since "science" generally means "plot device the writers and showrunners will mangle to get the character moment we want". And that's okay. (Except when it makes me cry little science fangirl tears.)

Looking forward to wrapping up the S2 rewatch and getting into S3, it's so wonderfully plotty.

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Date: 2014-10-30 05:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] resounding1013
Hello! I'm Jessie. You may call me that, or by my penname Resounding. I'm a 32-year-old mom and wife. I work in a photo lab developing and printing people's photos. I'm a photographer as well. I recently graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with my Associates of Science in Photography.

I'm from Ogden, Utah; which is about 40 miles north of Salt Lake City. I enjoy going to events in my community such as Salt Lake Comic Con, Ogden Zombie Crawl, and many others. I'm part of a cosplay group called E.R.T. Ghostbusters and was recently promoted to leader of my chapter. We dress in Ghostbusters themed costumes and attend different cons and events in Northern Utah to raise money for local charities. :)

I love Fringe because the chemistry between the characters reminds me so much of Mulder and Scully. I used to be a huge X-Files fan until the show ended. Then I got into Bones about 5 years ago, and they also reminded me a lot of Mulder and Scully, so I guess you could say that Peter and Olivia remind me of Booth and Brennan as well. I also absolutely LOVE Walter! He's the best character I've EVER seen on television! He just cracks me up!

I originally got into the series when I found it on Netflix shortly after the show ended (about 3 months after). I was so sad when I went through the entire series in just a few weeks, so I had to watch it again. So far I'm on my 4th play-through of the series and my husband thinks I'm crazy! I have so many favorite episodes. I really liked "A New Day in the Old Town," because it's the first time you really get a glimpse of Peter's feelings for Olivia, which are written all over his face when he thinks she's brain-dead, and then the subsequent happiness when she wakes up reciting the phrase his mom used to tell him. I also liked "Jacksonville" because of the obvious... I liked how their feelings seemed to become more obvious, and the fact that Peter almost kissed Olivia! Now that I think about it, I think my favorite episode of them all would have to be "Olivia. In the Lab. With the Revolver." That was a great episode, and it was kind of ridiculous, but I liked it! There are many more that I enjoy, mostly... ALL OF THEM... haha!

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