muccamukk: Nala smiling. (Sinbad: Smile)
Jim Hines has been hosting daily guest posts about personal experiences with representation in media. The first three are up, and they're well worth checking out.

Feeling nostalgic last post reminded me of this fic. Here's my rec from 2006. It still stands.

Title: The Absolutely, Positively True (Sort Of) Fictional Adventures of Hot Pilots in Love
Author: [livejournal.com profile] widget285
Fandom: Battlestar Galactica
Characters: Kara/Lee, various crew members and fictionalised versions of same.
Rating: NC-17 (for sex, well written and otherwise)
Word Count: 22,600
Summary: Truth is stranger than fiction and sometimes both can benefit from a little editorial intervention.
Notes: It all started with the premise of what would happen if Kara and Lee found some of the excruciatingly bad fic written about them, and sort of went from there, of course there isn't fic on the Galactica, so some adjustments had to be made. The results are hilarious. The real Lee and Kara are perfectly in character in their own twisted way. If I could have one fandom wish, it would be that this were an actual episode.

I am continuing very fond of The Musketeers, which has, in a move surprising everyone, decided to have an actual weekly plot this week. Further, again putting us all in astonishment, spoilers for 1x04 )

The Cardinal got to snark at everyone, which was enjoyable to watch. Capaldi is clearly having a good time. I liked Christine of France's plot, and the sub plot with Constance. No Milady at all this week. I guess she's taking a break after being super intense last week.

There's now a kink meme ([personal profile] bbcmusketeerskink), but no one's doing fills, so eh.

Some decent fic on AO3, at least. Dear authors: if you're that into explaining period detail to us, put it in the end notes. No, I don't mean end note it. Do not put little [#] things in the middle of sentences to tell us there is an end note. If we don't get a reference (such as indoor plumbing not being a thing in working-class housing in the 1630s), we'll either look it up or look at the end of the fic for notes. [#] in the middle of my slashy feels detracts from the experience, IMO.

Caught up on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, sort of, "Operation: Broken Feather" and "The Party." Which I enjoyed, but on which I have no particular comment. Loved Kevin, of course.

Rewatched the first episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures, which continues charming, though I refuse to believe that she just sort of moped around for twenty years doing nothing until the Doctor showed up. Oh, RTD, no. In "School Reunion" she was clearly investigating on her own anyway. Otherwise, it's a super cute show, and I look forward to catching up on the rest of it.

Rewatched the extremely edited version of "Unearthly Child" with Nenya, wherein the Ian invented fire and First Doctor invented forensics and the mob mentality. I'm sure everyone's better off for it!

Rewatched Lilo and Stitch with Nenya, who had not seen it and was completely charmed. As she should be.

Listened to "The Fires of Vulcan" with Seven and Mel, which made me like Mel and re-enforced my impression that Seven is a jerk. Your go to strategy is "Oh no! We're all going to die! Oh well, it's for the best."? REALLY? So mostly it was kind of tiresome because Seven was being so annoying. Want fic where Ten, Donna and Jack Harkness (con man era) run into Mel and Seven at Pompeii.

Also listened to "Holy Terror" with Six and Frobisher, which started out really funny and ended up really creepy. Nice use of a companion and the Doctor figuring things out from their own sides and slowly brining the listener with them. I didn't see the final twist coming, but I did have a creeping sense that something was horribly wrong until then. Really nice voice work on the monster, which was both terrifying and pathetic. I liked Six a lot here, and it was cool to meet Frobisher.

Also The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood, which had the bonus of a different narrator for each point of view character and songs with music and singing for the hymns.

I haven't read either of the other books in this series, and would be interested to now. I really liked the interweaving storylines and points of view. Even though you know more or less where everyone's going to be during the title year, the fun is finding out how they got there, then the action starts. All of the characters felt developed and interesting to me, and I'm interested to see how many will cross over into the first book.

The whole dystopic, five minutes into the future setting held together fairly well. Atwood, unlike many other older SF writers, had a pretty good hold on technological trends and why and how they worked. It's all rather bleak, of course, and I can see why Stephen Lewis wants this as his Canada Reads book.

I will say that the rape plot(s) were rather too much rape for me. I know it's Atwood, and In the Future Women Get Raped (a lot), but I found the main character spending the whole book with the threat of sexual violence hanging over her head a bit much. I can see why she did it, I just didn't care much for that part of the book.

My second favourite Canada Reads book, with one to go.


Just finished reading The Heiress Effect (Brothers Sinister, #2) by Courtney Milan. I don't remember another romance novel that I've enjoyed as much as this.

First off, it's funny. Jane's increasingly elaborate methods of putting off every eligible man in Cambridge are astute, outrageous and completely loopy. I love them and her, and Oliver's reaction to all of the above. One of the best Hero/Heroine meetings ever. There's also a subplot with Jane's teen sister reading serial adventure novels that was both comedy gold and surprisingly touching.

Milan's relationships do feel a little bit like psychological thrillers, just because the main characters always have oh so many issues, and they're kind of neurotic about them. In this case, Jane's outrageous persona, which everyone hates, being an extension of her personality, which she doesn't want everyone to hate, and also she's painfully lonely. Oliver trying to be the perfect acceptable human so that he can rise straight to the top like a rocket, and is also painfully lonely. And the thing is, the woman who wants to be outrageous and the man who wants to blend really aren't a great match, and the book deals with that.

Lots of subplots going on, and many picked up from previous books in the series. With so many characters in play, I wouldn't want to have read it without the first three. (Well, at least not the first novella and novel, "Kiss for Midwinter" is entirely skippable.) The Sebastian plot didn't really work because it's so much set up for the next book and no resolution. I liked Jane's relationship with the twins, the vote reform plot, Milan's continued abhorrence of period medicine, Oliver's relationship with his family, and especially the aforementioned adventure novels. I'm not sure the secondary romance with Jane's sister and a foreign student had as much depth as it might have. Mostly it just seemed to comment on colonialism and move the story along, without haven't much actually romance.

Mostly though, I loved the main romance, all the characters, the writing, and would recommend this series most highly.
muccamukk: Sweet young girl kisses Tony on the cheek. (Marvel: Kisses)
Title: Forbid What Is Evil
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lilacsigil
Fandom: Marvel Comics (Captain Britain and MI:13)
Words: 2,500
Rating: PG
Summary: Jac knew that it was hard to become a vampire, but she didn't understand what Dr Hussain would be facing after Dracula turned him.
Notes: Someone wrote fic with Faiza in it! Someone who wasn't me! She's not the focus though, it's Jac's POV on Faiza's whole family, and it's toughtful and beautiful and angry in the right ways.

Seven Nation Army
Vidder: [personal profile] charmax
Song: "Seven Nation Army" by Effcee
Clips from: Doctor Who, Sarah Connor, Battlestar Galactica, The Matrix trilogy, Transformers, I Robot.
Notes: Rainbow Coalition Vs fascist robots. Very satisfying and well edited too.

Also, some of the solicits are out fof December, and despite the rumours a new (and presumably stupider) Event, there are a couple of things that make me bouncy and squeeful. The covers of Nomad: Girl without a World #4 and New Avengers Annual #3, for example. Look at all the shiny women!
muccamukk: Starsky and Hutch looking at each other with mischief in their eyes. Text: "Two's trouble." (S&H: Two's Trouble)
The one who seduced you and fucked you over and broke your heart in a million pieces and laughed about it: Battlestar Galactica

The old flame you don't see very often any more but whom you still really enjoy getting together with for a few drinks and maybe a pleasant nostalgic romp in the sheets: Stargate

The mysterious dark gothy one whom you used to sit up with talking until 3 a.m. at weird coffee houses and with whom you were quite smitten until you realized ze really was fucking crazy: The Sentinel

The one you spent a whole weekend in bed with and who drank up all your liquor, and whom you'd still really like to fuck again although you're relieved ze doesn't actually live in town: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The steady: Currently single in fandom.

The one you repeatedly cheat on your steady with: See above, but currently Starsky & Hutch

The one you find yourself too tongue-tied to do anything but stare at adoringly, clinging to hir every word: The Middleman

The alluring stranger whom you've flirted with at parties but have never gotten really serious with: Harry Potter

The one you hang out with and have vague fantasies about maybe having a thing with but ultimately you're just good buddies 'cause the friendship is there but the chemistry ain't: Doctor Who

The one your friends keep introducing you to and who seems like a hell of a cool peep except it's never really gone anywhere: Farscape

The one you slept with on the rebound who still smiles at you, yet you have no interest in any more: Bones

The one who's slept with all your friends, and you keep looking at hir and thinking, "Hir? How the hell did ze land all these cool babes?": Heroes

The one your friend has fallen for like a ton of bricks and whom ze keeps babbling to you about on the phone for hours, and you'd be happy for hir except you just know it's going to end badly: Lost
muccamukk: Starsky and Hutch looking at each other with mischief in their eyes. Text: "Two's trouble." (S&H: Two's Trouble)
I remember a while ago that I fic meme was going around wherein some would write a popular pairing like Sam Carter/Jack O'Neill from Stargate, only crossing over fandoms, so it would be Sam Winchester/Jack Harkness or something equally silly. The idea amused me greatly at the time, and though I never actually did it. I've been mentally compiling a list of names.

It's possible that I have too much time on my hands. Not that I'm avoiding dishes, or anything.

Here's what I could think of off the top of my head. )
muccamukk: Comic of Keller leaning in to kiss Teyla (SGA: Girl Kisses)
For those of the Battlestar Galactica inclination, there's a cute interview with Grace and Katee on the CBC One show Q to be found online here.

And a couple more Doctor Who/Torchwood vids. I like vids. They make me happy.

My Skin
Vidder: [livejournal.com profile] raspberry_splat
Song: "My Skin" by Natalie Merchant
Clips from: Doctor Who 101-313
Notes: It's hard to vid slow songs without making them boring, and this is anything but boring. It's gradual fades and overlaps are gorgeous, and it's saying so much that I get more out of the narrative ever time I watch it. The vids I love best are the ones that take ideas and scenes and say something by putting them together. This here is like this, and look how this changed to that, and the lyrics really mean so. This vid just really gets Nine, and Nine and Rose, and Ten and Rose, and their relationships, and what it ending meant to him. Beautiful and terribly sad.

Papa Don't Preach
Vidders: [livejournal.com profile] fan_eunice and [livejournal.com profile] greensilver
Song: "Papa Don't Preach" by Madonna
Clips from: Doctor Who up to 313, Torchwood up to 210.
Notes: And now for something completely different. This is a totally cracked, dementedly brilliant and utterly wrong constructed reality. To use one of the author's own synopsis: Jack has come to a decision: he's so totally keeping his baby. Yes, they went there (and that there's pretty much canon really says something about this show of ours).
muccamukk: Iolaus laughing. Text: "Adorable me-sized warrior friend type" (H:TLJ: Me-Sized Friend Type)
Doctor Who
Your Time Is Now, Martha Jones
Vidder: Kate
Music: "Butterflies and Herricanes" by Muse
Clips from: Series Three.
Notes: Martha/Being Awesome. This is the best Martha vid ever! Unfortunately, I've lost the link to it. If you see it around, please let me know where it is.

Life on Mars
Club Foot
Vidder: [livejournal.com profile] charmax
Music: "Club Foot" by Kasabian
Clips from: the first series.
Notes: Sam/Going Crazy. Sam/Gene (sort of). [livejournal.com profile] rohan_lady wanted a kick ass, fast-paced vid for this series. Here it is. Lots of hitting things and running about.

Multi
I Enjoy Being a Girl
Vidder: [livejournal.com profile] absolutedestiny
Music: "I Enjoy Being a Girl" by Sandra Allen
Clips from: all ofBuffy and Firefly, first two seasons of BSG, some stuff from Veronica Mars and Alias (not my shows).
Notes: Women/Kicking Ass. Now with more irony. Kara, Buffy, Sydney, Zoe and Veronica enjoy just being girls sometimes. They have a different interpretation of what that means than Rogers and Hammerstien originally did.

Stargate: Atlantis
Teyla's Party (about seven down)
Vidder: [livejournal.com profile] chayiana
Music: "Here for the Party" by Gretchen Wilson
Clips from: first three seasons.
Notes: Teyla/Everyone. Teyla/Hitting Things with Sticks. Our girl having a remarkably good time. I love Teyla vids. SGA goes disturbingly well with country music, which leads us to...

Coming to Your City (near the bottom)
Vidder: Miruku Koohii
Music: "Coming to Your City" by Big n Rich
Clips from: first three seasons.
Notes: Team/Mass Destruction of Random Things. Sheppard/Everyone. Dear Pegasus Galaxy: Be afraid. Be very, very afraid!

Torchwood
In These Shoes
Vidder: [livejournal.com profile] un4scene
Music: "In These Shoes" by Kirsty MacColl
Clips from: 201 "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"
Notes: Jack/Everyone. John/Himself. Self described as hilarious and wrong, which about sums it up. The editing is a bit slow in a few places, but it's a great song, and a great interpretation!

Adore
Vidder: [livejournal.com profile] hollywoodgrrl
Music: "Ava Adore" by the Smashing Pumpkins
Clips from: Torchwood up to 201 "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang." Doctor Who 311 to 313 (though not particularly spoilery).
Notes: Team/Jack. John/Jack. Jack/Doctor/TARDIS. One of the many things I love about this show is that it is inarguably So Very Pretty. This vid really shows that off with smooth editing, a catch song and a good dose of angst. I've watched it ten times today and still find it oddly hypnotic.

Randomness

Jan. 25th, 2008 03:07 pm
muccamukk: Starsky and Hutch looking at each other with mischief in their eyes. Text: "Two's trouble." (S&H: Two's Trouble)
Five most seriously OMG YAY moments in TV history:

1. Doctor Who, "The Parting of the Ways" - "I Am the Bad Wolf" And then I gave the soul of my hypothetical first born to RTD, which I have since come to regret, but I will always and forever love the power of that moment.

2. Horatio Hornblower, "Retribution" - The cliff jump, I don't know why, but it always makes me squeeful.

3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Checkpoint" - Buffy talking to the Council of Watchers about power, because I'd been waiting for her to see that all season. (Close runner up, Buffy and the rocket launcher from "Innocence").

4. Battlestar Galactica, the Mini Series - Starbuck bringing in the cat (aka Apollo) in the final battle. Remember when that show used to be fun?

5. Babylon 5, "War Without End, Part II" - What eventually happened to Jeff Sinclair, other than being really nice to see him again, it was on of my first experiences with how truly awesome arc shows could get.
muccamukk: Jan flying. Text: "Watch out where you swing that hammer, Golden Boy! There's a lady present!" (Marvel: Feminism)
I'm posting this locked to start. All critique and comment welcome. Please tell me if I'm being horrible/ignorant/condescending/outright offensive. That way I will hopefully look slightly less idiotic when I link it to the main [livejournal.com profile] ibarw list and people who don't know me see it.

I wasn't really going to post anything at all for this, but I sort of got called on that in this post by [livejournal.com profile] mahoni, so here goes:

I read about half the articles and sites linked from the [livejournal.com profile] ibarw, and didn't actually feel hugely educated. I took enough sociology and anthropology in college to know the facts of racism in North America, white privilege and all that. I have commented on race and the portrayals thereof in shows that I watch. I still couldn't think of anything to say (hey, challenge: try to read all of those in an afternoon without your brain melting). I tried to think about ways that I had been racist (which was fun, considering my white guilt and deeply engrained embarrassment squeak), or racism I had seen around me. Most of the articles were about African American or Hispanic people, which, living on the west coast of Canada, haven't been huge issues in me life (though -insert only vaguely true comment about having black friends here-).

Something I have a little more experience in is what is called in this country "The First Nations" (aka Native Americans, aka Indians, aka any number of terms which will never, ever appear in this blog). This is a lump term for incredibly diverse groups of people traditionally speaking about sixty different languages (that's just in Canada), living in every climate imaginable, and following many, many different faiths. In the media, First Nations people appear to be rather homogeneous, when they appear at all, which is rarely. The people I grew up around are almost invisible in the media I watch the most. I remember Skeena Reece, a First Nations comedian, commenting about watching a YouTube video with a First Nations child in it, "So I watch this thing, thinking, 'Okay, little girl, now how are you going to represent me and all my people.'" (Good paper on that here).

In all of sci fi/fantasy on TV, I can think of four reoccurring First Nations characters, one of whom is actually Hawaiian, and therefore probably should not be included in the category (though as they technically are a "first nation," and they faced similar colonial policies, and, frankly, because I have so few examples otherwise, I'm counting Hawaiians. If anyone finds this offensive, I will change it). None of them are women. I have no doubt that others have posted more detailed, squeeful, and fitting tributes to these characters, but this seems the best I can do.

Cut for Length, Pictures and Spoilers for season three of BSG and seasons one and two of SGA )
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I was going to post these all at once, but it's taking longer than I thought, so here's the first of the Five Things meme anyway, more to come, still open for requests, no promises as to response time.

This gave me an excuse to re watch bits and pieces of season one, which I still adore. I'm now considering everything up to 211 as canon, and pretty much everything after that just didn't happen.

For [livejournal.com profile] ancarett: Five things Laura Roslin regrets. PG. Spoilers up to 211. )
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Since the crew didn't come in because of dubious weather conditions and a lousy forecast, of course it was good flying weather for last two days. Now that they're supposed to try again tomorrow, it's pissing buckets and blowing a gale, with no visibility to speak of, and the swell's picked up. I'm sure that Mom will get in, but I don't see anyone slinging supplies in this muck. Perhaps it will blow through.

I made a sort of Thai fried rice for dinner; I'm looking forward to fresh groceries on Thursday. Cooking Without Ingredients is getting old.

I see that the movie that I hated the other night scored 94% on the Rotten Tomato Meter. There's no justice in the world, clearly. On the bright side, there's links to some hilarious negative reviews of 300, which really make my world a better place (especially the Village Voice one).

We watched the last of the we-have-to-see-before-Mom-gets-back-because-she-won't-watch-it-again films tonight. So far I'm 2/4 on liking that selection. The ones I did like were Schindler's List and Vera Drake. Then there was the Movie that Shall Not Be Named, and The Machinist (tonight's fare), which I found predictable, tedious, unsympathetic, and generally lacking in point.

I have decided that I won't spend any more time being pissed off at Ron Moore after this. He's so not worth the effort. However, one last spew: spoiler for 316 Malstrome )

Writer's Meme: Sometimes it's okay to pimp yourself out. Post a list of your top five favourite fics you've written, regardless of fandom or the reason you love them.
I'm enjoying everyone else's responses immensely, and it's kind of pathetic to respond when I only have maybe seven fics to my name, but since [livejournal.com profile] linaelyn tagged me (and everyone else on her flist) here it goes. In chronological order:

To Walk in Dark Places Lord of the Rings, gen, PG-13. Forty years before the Fellowship, Denethor is captured by the forces of the Dark Lord. Aragorn must journey into the Land of Mordor to rescue him. My first fic that wasn't Original Series Star Trek Mary Sue, and my only finished long story. I am thus absurdly fond of it and it's connection to my early days of the 'Net and the Tolkien boards (even if it seriously needs revision, doesn't really get going for a few chapters, and ends rather abruptly). I still stand by my characterisation, and I loved writing Denethor and Aragorn sniping at each other. Also, I think this is one of the few LotR plots that no one else ever thought of.

The Splinter Master and Commander, gen, PG. A drabble. I originally got my LJ to participate in the M&C fandom here, which I did by writing quite a lot of drabbles. It's where I met most of the core member of my flist. This is, I think, the best of them, capturing a tiny moment in the movie, and reflecting on what might have been.

One Last Time Pirates of the Caribbean, gen, PG. Norrington visits Governor Swann's house, and Elizabeth, one last time. Hey, I kind of sort of predicted the second movie (what's the opposite of getting Jossed?). I seem to be a fan of repression in my writing, which is odd as it tends to annoy my in RL, but this is the very best of British Repression, from me, for you -g- I am very happy with how I managed to capture James' bitterness without over doing it.

Awakenings Sherlock Holmes, slash, PG-13. Holmes wakes up to a surprise, and for the first time in his life he has no idea what to do next. I wrote this for [livejournal.com profile] bronzelionel while trying to write something else. He beta'd it into coherence, and it has some lovely tender Holmes/Watson moments. I think this is the most romantic of my stories.

Lost and Found Supernatural, het, PG Ten years down the road, Dean's not the only one who's having trouble letting go. I married off Sam! This is more of a fragment than anything else, a little snapshot of life-that might-have-been I wrote during the first season (which definitely shows). I had a lot more back story and even forward story figured out, but it never could work itself out on the screen. I think that the outsider's POV worked, as did the rather subdued relationship between the boys.

Consider yourself tagged, if you like. If not, don't.
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I made two Stargate movie icons today:



(Right after I made the first one, I checked my account and found that they finally had paid me, but I'm still using it).

btw: Does anyone know who made the icon I'm currently using? It wasn't me, but I can't seem to figure who it actually was.

I quit watching Battlestar Galactica out of irritation and apathy about a month ago, however I have been keeping track of the plot (no idea why). Spoilers for everything up to 316 Malstrome )

On a brighter note, we watched Ever After tonight, which is a movie that I have always adored (first time I saw it when I was fourteen, I immediately rewound it and watched it again).
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So a few days ago, [livejournal.com profile] monkeycrackmary posted a bit of meta called "Why Joey and Ross could hug Chandler after Chandler got engaged to Monica": the making-safe of male intimacy in a heteronormative television, using Supernatural as a primary example. (which one should be warned references incest, but is very insightful and well worth reading). It's a bit depressing though, especially after watching all the Het, Het, and Here, Have Some More Het in BSG this week. (really, I'm fine with het, but it's not the only option out there you know, and Moore and Eick are hypocrites for not acknowledging it).

Today [livejournal.com profile] marycrawford (yeah, my flist is beginning to look like the Bible what with all these Marys -g-) posted I'd Like to Take You to a Gay Barn, which includes a copy of the most wondrously gay piece of television ever aired in the United States at prime time. See this icon, the one I've tagged "Gay Porn" -- she made that from that scene. Seriously, go watch!. It will put a smile on your face on this grey Monday morning. There's hope yet, I tell you!

Also,
Egg Island Day Eighteen: Brother's Post, There Be Whales Here, Gardening, and the Tale of Two Nipples.
Egg Island Day Nineteen: Ye Old Tractor, Saint Mark, and Pictures.
muccamukk: Spiral staircase decending multiple levels inside a tower.. (Troy: Smegheads)
I have a love hate relationship with this show.

Right now I hate it beyond coherent words.

ETA: Look, my mood icon has Jack. Jack is shiny. I will look at Jack about to hang and feel better.

ETA2: Clearly I need a brain scrubber, because even Jack isn't making the bad taste go away.
muccamukk: A pair feet wearing steel-toed boots. Text: "Have boots. Will travel." (Lights: Work Boots)
So I've ditched Torchwood in favour of Robin Hood, which, after a very shaky start, has turned out to be an entirely fun show. I need a joyful show to balance out Supernatural and BSG, both of which I love now (yes, I'm as constant as the moon, shut up), but have tended towards extreme darkness this season more than ever.

Anyway, they've acquired another woman, a runaway Turkish slave who not only can kick ass, but has a healthy knowledge of Arabic medicine. Cliché? Absolutely! But it's Robin Hood for Pete's sake. It can't help it. She dresses as a boy and is generally hot. I like her. Damn, another fandom with a Jack Djaq.

Also, Marian is also way more proactive and seems to actually get plots. I'm hearing a lot of comments about her being anachronistic (um... hello... everyone else in the show, people?) and that she ought to be more ladylike or some such shit, but I say, "Fie! This is a show about heroes not reality!" I want Marian to be a hero too. The version of her I've always loved most (aside from the one in Robin and Marian, who won serious points for being played by Audrey Hepburn): the dexterous forest vixen from The Once and Future King. Besides, in this series she still has to deal with that whole Guy/Marian/Robin plot and contra-plot thing, playing the harmless maiden.

I can't help but like Robin: Jonas Armstrong just puts so much impish charm into the man, that I really, honestly can't help myself. Also, I'm honest to God 'shipping Robin/Marian. Which is not only het, it's like the het pairing of all time. I mean, it's not possible to find a more mainstream pairing than Robin/Marian. There isn't one. But they're just so... cute together, and now there's angst, and it's really quite nice.

Also in the I like even though I probably shouldn't category is Sir Guy of Gisborne, and that's not in the love to hate awesome over the top villainy way of Keith Allen's Sheriff either. I honestly keep expecting the man to have some sort of redeeming feature, this despite the fact that he consistently acts like a complete and total bastard. I'm not sure why this is. I'm hoping that it's not because he wears black leather, looks like a fallen angel, and has a Yorkshire accent. I think it's because he really does seem to love Marian with all his heart, and that's probably even worse than the shallow appearance thing, in that he's a social worker's worst nightmare and not someone that should ever be allowed near a woman at any time. Agh, make it stop!

Much's declarations of love still make me a little melty. I don't really have a lot to say in regards to the other outlaws, though I generally find them likeable.

Plots? What? Oh them. Picking up actually, especially these last two, largely predictable, perhaps, but a few fun twists, and generally well handled. The cinematographer that was pissing me off has either left, or someone's beaten him to his senses. I see they filmed it in Hungary, which is very pretty, as are the action sequences.

So Yay.

YAY!

Nov. 17th, 2006 11:13 pm
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I have been given ANGST, and I am happy. In other words, I'm back into BSG. -hugs returned show-

Also, Laura Roslin in shirtsleeves = hotter than fire
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Okay, new layout which is pretty and home like.

Also, following in [livejournal.com profile] kitakatzz's footsteps once again here, after a fashion. I'm trying to determine when I go blithering on about fanish things, how many people understand me, so this is not a poll about which fandoms you belong to, but rather, about which of these books/shows/movies you have read/seen at least some of and not disliked and wanted to scrub your brain.

[Poll #868834]

I'm not including obscure Canadian stuff, because, really, what's the point, or The Lord of the Rings which I sort of assume most people have read or at least seen (and if you haven't, you should have).

ETA: Oops, I forgot Firefly somehow, and Andromeda. Oh well.
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Battlestar Galactica: I have to hype myself up for by watching a bunch of season one vids. Not a good sign for future viewing.
Doctor Who: On hiatus until Christmas (and only the one episode then)
Stargate: SG-1: On hiatus until MARCH, then cancelled after ten episodes and a few movies.
Stargate: Atlantis: On hiatus until God knows when.
Supernatural: Not filling me with the GLEE that it used to, but still going strong, thanks God.
Torchwood: The Writers are in serious need of getting their shit together, because this show is really bad right now. As in actually painful. What a disappointment.

Okay, so I still have one, anyway. I've heard that Robin Hood has acquired another woman, so I may look into that.

And there's always Hercules -g-
muccamukk: Spiral staircase decending multiple levels inside a tower.. (Politics: Face of Peace)
I really hate it when people watch a show and then bitch about how much they don't like it. I always want to tell them not to watch the show, if they hate it so much. However, here's me bitching about a show I don't like, and continuing to watch it anyway. Spoilers and general whinginess follow )
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Am I the only one who has to firmly quash violent urges when faced with any sort of publicity for the new Charlotte's Web movie?

I really want a Young!Jason/Alcmene icon with caps from "Twilight" but am too busy to make it right now. Is there any hint of that in Young Hercules? Also possibly an animated one of Callisto and Ares playing Rock Parchment Dagger. How to tell [livejournal.com profile] muccamukk's current fanish obsession: look at the ratio of icons per fandom.

I am also interested in the relationship between Hercules and Zeus. My weakness for parent offspring dynamics strikes again, and I may pick up this theme. More BSG research material tonight anyway.

I think that "You Drive Me Crazy" by Greg Brown would make an excellent Hercules/Iolaus vid. This is probably not a good sign re: my mental well being. I am however, puzzled as to why I have never seen a Greg Brown vid to anything. For example: "Spring Wind" would be good for Hercules; "If I Ever Do See You Again" for Aragorn/Arwen; "Small Dark Movie" for Sam Winchester; "'Cept For You and Me, Babe" for Adama/Roslin, and I'm sure I could think of more if you gave me a minute. Folk Music = unexplored gold mine.

Think I'm coming down with a cold.

ETA: OMG! YAY!

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