Friday, March 7, 2014

Why Is It SuperWhoLock And Not AvengerGhostPotSlay?

No. I don't regret a thing.
(Made by me)

So today I was saying to myself, "Self? What about the Supernatural, Doctor Who and BBC Sherlock Fandoms make them mesh so well?"

To my way of thinking, it all starts with Doctor Who.

Doctor Who has become a cultural icon. You don't have to have ever seen a single episode to understand a bit of what Doctor Who is about. Plus, it's had 50 years to accumulate fans (for now leaving aside the whole "original series" vs "new series" discussion). To me, Doctor Who brings two essentials to the Fandom Party. (Party! Whoo!)

Wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff:

Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow, anyone? Bees are aliens? Why not! Doctor Who is filled with enough science and physics to allow any one to sufficiently get their geek on and engage their brain as well as their feels.

Hot guys having emotions as they save the world:

Doctor Who is so much more, obviously, but still.

So what about Sherlock? Let's check our two Fandom Party Essentials. Wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff? Check. There may not be time travel, but there's plenty here to engage the intellect. Hot guys having emotions as they save the world? Check. Sherlock may not display his emotions openly, but Watson is a hedgehog made of feels and jam, so it balances out. Cumberbatch's cheekbones alone qualify in both the "hot guy" and "emotions" category. ::fans self::

Supernatural is basically Sam, Cas and Dean, hot guys every one of them, saving the world. The world they inhabit is complex, built on and expanded from traditional boogey-men (Bloody Mary, werewolves, etc.) to a whole ongoing celestial and demonic story arc. (Anywhere there's a bit of a plot hole, just insert a shirtless Padalecki!) Two Fandom Party checks there as well.

That's why I think SuperWhoLock is a match made on Gallifrey. It all just smooshes.

AvengerGhostPotSlay? I have know idea why, but I want it to be a thing now.

So tell me gentle reader: why do you think these three Fandoms mesh together so well? And what other Fandoms do you Fan?

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