Angelic Paranoia

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June Something 2021

I picked the questions relevant to me from the masterpost

Day 3: What’s a favorite, or at least memorable fandom meeting/interaction that you’ve had?
Because I’ve been watching the Bill from the early 90s, what I’ve been remembering recently were the trips we had to the studios. They started off as a trip to the studio followed by the pub and gradually ended up being trips to the pub. The event I think about when Roach is on screen is Jeff Stewart showing us the initials TS inside his trainers – they re-use stuff, so he’d inherited Tony Scannell’s trainers!

Day 16: Do you have a fandom that you follow – either regularly or casually – with little to no knowledge of canon?
No. I know there are people who do that, but I just can’t see the point.

Day 17: Do you prefer art, fic, or vids? Why? Bonus: If someone was to give you a fandom gift, what format would it be?
I’m not big on art, generally speaking, not just fanart. If they look like the actors, then great, but otherwise I don’t really have any opinions on art.
With vids I think that the action should match the words of the song. I don’t see the point of (most) vids that don’t and they just bore me.
I am picky about fic, but it still leaves a lot that I’ll still read.

Day 18: Recall a time when two of your fandoms collided, at least in some way. For example, a song that you fell in love with from one fandom showed up in a second fandom.
There was a while in my watching of The Bill that was very surreal because Matt Kerr and Mr Sullivan from Press Gang were DCI Wray and Ron Smollett respectively. When I first saw Press Gang I was aware they were also these people in The Bill, but they were before my time. So now I’m just thinking of them as their Press Gang characters and get can’t used to seeing Mr Sullivan with no moustache (apparently he had to shave it off or he’d be confused with Tosh Lines. Even though the two of them look nothing alike. And one of them is in uniform, which you’d think would be a dead giveaway).
And then Colin turned up in one episode, playing a 15 year old.

Day 19: What is something that you associate with a character in fandom, but aren’t sure if it’s canon or fandom?
More of a story of something I thought was fandom but is actually canon. In The Bill Bob Cryer is known as Uncle Bob in fandom. I assumed that was a fandom name. It might have been on screen in his last episode/Gilmore’s first episode, but if it was I’d have assumed they got it from fandom. And then there’s been a couple of episodes in 1991/1992 where he as called Uncle Bob (not to his face). So turns out, it was canon.