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Mar. 21st, 2009

Fannish 5!

God, I haven't done this in ages...

List 5 storylines that were never really resolved to your satisfaction


HP:
Spoilers for the last book especially )

Others:
Spoilers for Forever Knight, Quantum Leap, BSG and Star Wars Episode 3 )

Jun. 13th, 2008

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Effing hell, Katee can act... :D

I knew the episode would be a big deal, but she just blew me away.

Any Buffy fans wanna join me in a chorus from Once More With Feeling?  "Where do we go from here?"

(No spoilers, but Possibly in the comments, so beware.)

Jan. 12th, 2008

Old fandom meme, revived

Need to do this again.  New journal, things have shifted a bit, so time to re-list my fandoms:

Fandom rambling behind the cut because Elf doesn't know when to shut up )

Have I gone on long enough? :P

Nov. 13th, 2006

Summary Fandom Meme part 2

Summarise/give vague clues to 10 of your fandoms in one sentence, then see who on your friendslist can guess each fandom.

I have so many fandoms that I can even do this again without including Harry Potter, or repeating any of the fandoms from the first round.  So...everyone got their pencils out?  I'll be screening comments that have a guess about each fandom until all (or most) have been guessed.

  1. Talking animals, winter forever, and naughty little boys. Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe/Narnia guessed by [info]fiona_fawkes
  2. One would never guess this New England estate was anything more than a school.  Unless you caught the students doing something strange. X-Men guessed by [info]fiona_fawkes
  3. WTF is with that string of numbers? Lost guessed by [info]fiona_fawkes
  4. Be careful what you ask the Goblins for. Labyrinth guessed by [info]beren_writes
  5. In New York City, there are those above, and those below.  This is one of the stories where they meet. Beauty and the Beast guessed by [info]beren_writes
  6. He made his fear into their fear to bring justice to his city. Batman guessed by [info]fiona_fawkes
  7. Just keep the technospeak to a minimum?  The commander really doesn't get it. SGI, guessed by [info]ccmom
  8. So many time periods; only one of him. Dr Who guessed by [info]fiona_fawkes
  9. A race against time to save the Earth on a Battleship from World War II. Star Blazers/Space Battleship Yamato guessed by [info]emmagrant01
  10. A search for the lost tribe. Battlestar Galactica guessed by [info]beren_writes 

Anyone want to give the last one a few guesses?

Jul. 2nd, 2006

Fandoms

A meme, gacked from [info]fiona_fawkes who stole it from [info]furiosity who stole it from [info]kerrikins:

What fandoms do we have in common?

My main fandom is Harry Potter, of course.  Books, movies, fandom...  I love it all (though GOF the movie less so...)  Just too much there I adore.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and a bit less so, Angel.  Joss whedon is my god.  I adore him, his one-liners, his characters, and the way he makes his worlds so real.

Sims - and yes, it is a fandom.  I could spend hours or even days creating houses, characters...  I love them.  I love playing them.

Star Trek.  Not active currently, but the only other fandom I really published stories in.  I can't imagine a world where there wasn't Star Trek in my life.  Even with the mistakes TPTB made, there's still so much good there.

Elfquest.  The only other fandom I got involved in on a personal level, though I wasn't in any holts.  I have always loved elves, so really, this was right up my alley.

Firefly.  See Buffy/Angel above.  And may I add, he makes the best female characters ever.

Star Wars.  Really the first trilogy, cause the prequels were bad.  Lucas had a great group of actors, the story had heart, and the entire thing advanced movie effects tenfold.

Stargate.  Love the idea, love the characters, love the stories.  Just a great team all around.  And anything that includes this much myth is right up my alley.

Forever Knight.  Best-ever vampire show on TV before Buffy.  It sucks that it only made it through three seasons.

Fruits Basket.  People who turn into animals?  And boys who can't touch girls?  How can I not love it?

Other minor fandoms: LOTR, B5 (Ivanova, Talia and Marcus...  God, yes.), XMen, V (the mini series), Batman. Teen Titans, Star Blasers/Space Battleship Yamato, Oran High School Host Club (omg, twins!), Battlestar Galactica, Quantum Leap, Law & Order, Labyrinth, Beauty and the Beast, Lost, Shakespeare

Yeah.  Just a few.  :P  And likely there's more I've forgotten.

So, who do you like?

Apr. 2nd, 2005

Okay, too cool, so I had to...

01. Post a list of 10 TV shows you watch (current or cancelled!)
02. Have your friends list guess your favourite CHARACTER from each show
03. When guessed bold the line and write a sentence about why you like that character
04. Post in your own livejournal :)

1. Voyager
2. Babylon 5
3. Stargate SG1 Teal'c, guessed by [info]kleo_the_muse. Teal'c is the reason I decided to continue watching the show when it first aired. I love his sense of humor, his sense of honor, and the fact that he's lovely doesn't hurt either. :D
4. Pretender
5. Law and Order, original series
6. CSI
7. Battlestar Galactica (current, not old)
8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
9. DS9
10. Forever Knight

Guess away!

Mar. 11th, 2005

Battlestar Galactica

First of all, a warning and apology to those who have no opinion on BSG.  I'm posting this without a live-cut because I don't want it to be passed by by those who do not like the show, because I think this is something that needs to be read, and I know they'd be unlikely to click on a lj-cut if I put it under one. So, if you honestly have no opinion on BSG, feel free to skip this entire post. Anything else I have to say about other things will go into another post.



Okay, I've seen people complaining about BSG on my friends list.  Not a lot, but a couple, and I just have to say that I quite enjoy the new series.  I loved the original series, and the characters, but I have to say that it was not a stellar show.  Looking back on it now is even worse.  It was corny, and worse, it was a bad tv rip-off of a great sci-fi movie (and if you don't know which movie, then you really shouldn't be badmouthing the new series for being different from the original itself).

The original had an interesting idea, but it was basically Lost in Space.  The thing that made it work was that it had an amazing cast.  The stories weren't that spectacular, and the effects were frankly ridiculous, but it was fun to watch and I enjoyed it.  The early tries at advancing the series were horrendous at best, and painful at worst, and I was never able to watch for more than a few seconds without having to turn it off.  And it seems the rest of the world agreed with me, because they never lasted long.

I went into watching the mini-series thinking that it would be the same, and probably even more camp than the original, but found myself pleasantly surprised.  This new series, while ostensibly being the same, is something new entirely.  They took the original premise (yes, still Lost in Space, but perhaps a bit more guided?), and they re-envisioned it.  And that's what makes it good.

How would those "classic" Cylons have been ABLE to stand up to audiences who are used to terrors like the Borg?  The audience today expects something more from their villains, so they had to be made more interesting, more devious.  And they have been.  We have so far only seen a very few models.  And I firmly believe we will discover that Boomer is not the only Cylon in the command line.  They have made the Cylons more human, and at the same time, more chilling because of that humanity.  At times, it is almost like watching a young teenager who is acting like an adult, and therefore thinks that they should now rule the world...

I like that they have mixed up the characters; that though Boomer and Starbuck were men in the original series, they are now females.  I see nothing wrong with this.  I would like one big male star that could stand up to Starbuck, though, and I don't think Apollo is it.  I also like that they have decided that the character's names were not their real names, but their flight names.  Though I'm not entirely sold on this, because while the original names were a bit ridiculous, at least I liked them.  I'm not particularly enamored of the names they chose for the characters real names instead.

I have found myself fascinated with the similarities between this storyline and the original storyline.  There is still the same basic premise: a race of people who have been chased from their home by a race of cyborgs.  But that seems as though that's where the story changes.  Until I look deeper.  We have already seen Starbuck crash-land on a planet and "befriend" a Cylon (okay, she didn't befriend it, she redirected it, as it wasn't a humanoid, but still), and though Adama does have two sons, one actually died well before the mini-series even started.  There is one plotline that I'm watching very carefully, that didn't even occur to me until the President made Apollo her go-between when dealing with his father.  It has been a long time since I watched the original episodes, but I find that there are some striking similarities between her and the original Apollo's wife...  As I said, I'll be watching it closely.  I also like that while this isn't meant to be a sequel-series, it does have some of the hallmarks of it.  It gives the impression that this new series is simply overlaid over the old.  The old is still there, adding to it, but not the same. A sort of pre-history, almost, for this new series.

Now, I'm a canon-nut myself, and tend to go off on the smallest changes to things I love.  And like I said, I did quite enjoy the original series way back when.  I drooled over Starbuck and Apollo something fierce (in fact, the idea that Starbuck and Boomer are now girls gives me all sorts of slashy thoughts. :D), and I watched the show every chance I got.  I have been known to stop watching things because I think they're destroying canon (HP being a good example here, I'm really not sure I want to go see GOF this fall...), but I always give things a chance.  And if I can see the changes they've made (and yes, they're major) as good, perhaps they deserve another chance. 

I have one request of those who are disliking it because they have changed so much.  Don't think of this as the same show.  Think of this as a new show using some of the basic plotlines and names as a starting point.  They are not corrupting your favorite show.  They are creating a new one. 

And if you really don't like it, no one is forcing you to watch.