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Or, seven reasons why you should join [livejournal.com profile] sheldon_penny.

So maybe you've seen The Big Bang Theory, maybe not. If you haven't - let me tell you, it is an awesome show for the number of fandom references it packs into a single episode alone, not to mention the fantastic ensemble cast. The premise is that a street-savvy hopeful actress (Penny) moves in across from two roommates (Sheldon and Leonard), a pair of beautiful minds who share a workplace (Caltech) and an interest in all things geek. Leonard/Penny is the show's canon pairing, but Sheldon/Penny is ascendant, and for good reason.

[livejournal.com profile] sheldon_penny is the center of the fandom. Maybe you're a rabid OTPer, maybe you're a multishipper, maybe you like Sheldon/Leonard but the chemistry between Sheldon and Penny is too good to pass up; whatever your motive, you need to be in this fandom. I am not joking. It is AWESOME.

K, so you probably want reasons, right?

01. We have all the good fic.

99.9% of BBT fic is Sheldon/Penny, and beyond that, there is an astonishing number of high-quality stories, especially for such a small fandom. Don't believe me? Check out...

The Unified Theory of Everything by [livejournal.com profile] montycrowley
The Failure of Einstein's Universe by [livejournal.com profile] annakovsky
Basic Human Interaction by [livejournal.com profile] cereal
Through Quartz, Sand, and Cellulose by [livejournal.com profile] fujiidom
The Earth Moved 1,117.7 Miles In Our Kitchen by [livejournal.com profile] rashaka and [livejournal.com profile] irrel
What Science Cannot Cure by [livejournal.com profile] deludedvision
This archive!

02. Fanart of WIN.

Halloween by [livejournal.com profile] irrel
Chrysanthemum by [livejournal.com profile] irrel
The Big Trek Theory & Halo Faceoff by [livejournal.com profile] mangotrills
Testing the Boundaries by [livejournal.com profile] renisanz
The Precipitous Reunion by [livejournal.com profile] renisanz

03. Parradox's Pirracy Prroject.

Bored during the summer? Or maybe you desperately need a break from work or summer school? Fortunately, the mods at [livejournal.com profile] sheldon_penny hatched a plan to post a different project every day of the week. Crosswords not your thing? We have ficathons. Like smut? Hang around on Saturdays. Just care about the episodes? Watch them with other fans during Wednesday's live chats. Sometimes there are even prizes, if that's your thing. :)


What is your personal canon for Sheldon?
Community drabblethon
Fic challenge: end of the world
Smutty Saturday episode alterations
Name that sci-fi character
Intro to string theory

04. The general vibe in the community.

There is always something going on - whether it's a kink meme, a discussion on canon characterization inconsistencies, or just a random conversation on Twitter about a Firefly/BBT fusion. The mods are the most active and in-touch moderators I've come across yet, and more than that, all the people are fantastic. You won't find hate or flaming here, and probably two-fifths of my flist are people I've gotten to know through the comm. *squishes them*

We're also going to hit 1,000 members pretty soon, which is all kinds of awesome!

05. Forget fic and art. We have vids and picspams and more awesome fan creations than you can shake a stick at.

Jim Parsons hand!spam by [livejournal.com profile] dresden_doll_01
100% Ship Spam by [livejournal.com profile] dresden_doll_01

06. We have Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco. (YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID, she feels compelled to add.)

07. Nerdvana.

Part of that's canon, true.

But if you want to discuss gaming or comic books or BSG or Star Trek, there's always someone hanging around (usually on Twitter, like I mentioned) who's interested and willing. I've had serious conversations on characterization degenerate into Whedon love-fests of epic length. Even better, I get to channel my geekiness into Sheldon and Penny - I've written Sheldon and Penny at comic con, Sheldon and Penny arguing about their relationship via a conversation on Firefly, Penny the slasher, Sheldon the BNF, Penny the Starfleet captain and sister of Doctor McCoy...I'm not even joking.

Most of all, it is my favoritest LJ community ever, and I do love it so. :)
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