I haven’t been able to think of a fandom-specific one that I liked. Besides, I go through phases of which fandoms I’m most interested in.
I chose this because I consider myself a semi-retired fangirl. I don’t read or write fanfiction anymore. I don’t participate in fandom discussion on LiveJournal (or any forums, etc). I’m really not “active” in fandom. I still love my fandoms dearly and think about them, but not as frequently. And my desire to blather on about them comes and goes.
So you might’ve noticed that sometimes this little tumblr is dead for months and sometimes it’s really active (right now). This one isn’t for followers, it’s for me.
Right now I made the icon/avatar/whatevs DBZ-related since that’s what I’m babbling about these days, but it’ll change as my phases pass.
Whether intentional or not, one of the over-arching themes of DragonBall seems to be that most enemies — later DBZ ones discounted — are affected in some way by being brought close to Goku through fighting him. Thus, Oolong is tamed, Yamcha is brought in line, Kuririn becomes his best friend, Tenshinhan defects from the Crane School, etc. I think Vegeta hits upon it best when he sees that even though Goku loves to fight, he’s kind-hearted, quick to forgive, and ultimately fights to protect the ones he loves.
True, Goku’s naïveté and easygoing nature bely the fact that he’s an astounding fighter, but he is also quick to give others a second chance, whether they deserve it or not. Maybe it’s his humanity, maybe it’s the impression he makes on others with his skill, or maybe it’s a holdover from Journey to the West; but whatever the reason, he definitely makes an impression on the people around him, especially the ones who were his enemies. It’s an aspect of the series I enjoy immensely.