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Well, I guess I will have to do this eventually.  I have posted a lot of this stuff in the past before, but mostly in private.  Consider this incomplete.  I also have always wanted to post a thing like this but have always hesitated because I will surely come up with a better way to say it in the future.  However, I'm having a rough couple of days due to family issues and I guess if it helps to write this and post it it'll be okay to deal with it not being the best it could be.

I recently posted a slightly different version of this on Mark Field's excellent blog running through Buffy episodes and interpreting them.  His interpretations are very strongly Buffy-centric, which is why I think I disagree with him on aspects of his assessment of Two to Go/Grave, and which led me to write this.  He suggested I post it somewhere else, so, uh, here I am!

Because of pressing personal and fandom issues, I would request that commenters be kind (there is a lot of relate-y material here). I also may not respond to comments due to said issues or the like.

TW: uh, suicide, depression, family dysfunction, addiction, that type of thing.

Read more... )

TV meme!

Nov. 2nd, 2013 01:50 pm
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For those who caught my last post before I deleted it: the good news I posted (about my personal life) was premature.  But it might come true soon, so, keep posted I guess.

TV meme!  From [livejournal.com profile] selenak

- Bold all of the following TV shows of which you've seen 3 or more episodes.
- Italicize a show if you're positive you've seen every episode.
- Asterisk * if you have at least one full season on tape or DVD
- If you want, add up to 3 additional shows (keep the list in alphabetical order).

I prefer it when articles like "The" are not included in the alphabetization, but I don't think it's worth going through and changing those.

Read more... )

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So I have brief (spoilery!) Agents of SHIELD thoughts.  Spoilers for all previous Mutant Enemy productions.

Why Skye is Mutant Enemy, and why I'm waiting to see how she integrates, or doesn't, into SHIELD. )

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For [livejournal.com profile] angearia's prompt, "Buffyverse (or Any Fandom)

sex rules, use your God-given tools

how sex works as a narrative tool, what does sex symbolize, how does sex drive the narrative forward/develop the characters, etc."  at [livejournal.com profile] upupa_epops' The Free-For-All Meta Comment-A-ThonRead more... )
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So this is it.  8 years between seasons.  Has it been that long?  Well, no, of course it hasn't, because like pretty much everyone else in the world I wasn't watching the show when it first aired and only caught it on DVD.

I'm not sure if I'll keep up a one-review-per-episode format, but it might be a good idea if only to let me pace myself rather than gorge myself on this show.  Also, I will be avoiding all spoilers for all future episodes.  So, you know!  Netflix order is:

1. Flight of the Phoenix
2. Borderline Personalities
3. Indian Takers
4. The B. Team
5. A New Start
6. Double Crossers
7. Colony Collapse
8. Red Hairing
9. Smashed
10. Queen B.
11. A New Attitude
12. Senoritis
13. It Gets Better
14. Off the Hook
15. Blockheads

Actually before I continue, let's have some interested speculations about the titles of these episodes, shall we?  MILD spoilers for jokes in "Flight of the Phoenix."

Unspoiled speculations about the titles for episodes 2 onward. )

OK, well, that was fun!  Now onto SPOILER comments on "Flight of the Phoenix":

Spoilers. )
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Because it's nice to be silly sometimes.

Disclaimers: not mine.
Takes place: AU at End of Days-Chosen.
Genre: comedy, gen, cracky.
Description: Buffy forms a plan of attack on the First.
Warnings: some misogynistic language from Caleb, implied gruesome imagery, evil character death, possibly bad theology
Words: ~1,260.


Rain
If the rain comes, they run and hide their heads )
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Hi, so I'm ending my journal deletion period, but will be mostly keeping my lj in archive mode until I sort some things out in my life.

Cut for a short paragraph. )

I also wanted to take back my LJ though to comment on the death of someone who has influenced me a lot.  Roger Ebert passed away last night.

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I will make this public.

I am temporarily deleting my livejournal (where I do most of my posting/etc.) for personal reasons. I am okay. The LJ will be back up. I am leaving my DW up so that I can be contacted by PM, but I will not be using it extensively.

Thank anyone for their concern and I apologize for any worries this may have caused.
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So I have been marathoning Breaking Bad and enjoying it.  In particular, I was impressed by how Hank, who I thought was going to be a stereotype, turned out to be both terribly objectifying of those he deals with, and a loving family man and competent professional.  I love Skyler.  I am liking the show a lot.

Anyway I just wanted to talk quickly about this episode -- 2.06 is Peakaboo, in which (spoilers up to this episode, and ONLY up to this episode -- please no spoilers about future episodes)

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Genre: Comedy
Spoilers for: Buffy season seven, Angel season four.
Character: Angel, mostly.
Rating: PG, mild violence and language.
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Words: 1,244.
Notes: Inspired partly by a conversation with [livejournal.com profile] angearia.
Summary: Angel arrives at the temple in End of Days and gets ready to make his entrance.

AS HE ENTERS THE CRYPT, ANGEL THINKS: )
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Here is part 2 of my reflections on season 1 of The Simpsons, which covers Call of the Simpsons through the season finale.
Call of the Simpsons through Some Enchanted Evening )
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I have so many posts, either half-written or mostly written, on my hard drive, and I'm never sure if it's worth posting or not.  Still, I guess I'd rather post than not post, even though a) I'm not sure if it's interesting and b) I wrote this last year.

I rewatched The Simpsons seasons 1-9 last year; the show sort of WAS my childhood in some big ways so it was a big experience.  When watching season 1 I included some comments on each episode, but it's hard to sustain a rewatch writing on every episode, so I pretty much stopped after season one.

Without further ado, here are some notes on the first half or so of The Simpsons season 1.

Part 2 tomorrow.

Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire through Moaning Lisa )
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Char: Willow
Warnings: reference to canonical character death
Disclaimer: not mine
Thanks to: [livejournal.com profile] angearia and [livejournal.com profile] somebraveapollo for reading this ahead of time.

Somewhere deep, she probably started believing it the moment the glass broke. )
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TW: long discussion of death and insanity. 

Spoiler warning for BtVS season five.

Notes: Somewhat inspired by an exchange with lostboy_lj yesterday.

However, some of this is somewhat emotional, RL-y stuff which I found out about today.  None of it is specific enough that I feel like I’m sharing anything too personal.  OTOH, it is emotional enough that I am really not guaranteeing I reply to all comments.  It is what it is.  For the record, it’s my grandmother and it’s a long story that I don’t want to get into, thanks (I am mostly saying this so people don't think it's about me or my mother or my non-existent siblings -- there are two generations removed; I'm okay).

Since this is partly actually not about the show, it is very possible that I am wrong.  I’m almost tempted not to allow comments on the entry, but, well, yeah, comments are fine, but keep in mind what I said.

I also didn't edit this or anything, so keep that in mind as well.

Here's the thing about season five. )

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Note: I wrote this a while ago when I didn't have internet access, and then I was going to post it but didn't get around to it.  I figure I might as well post now as any time.

Spoilers. )

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BE is, for whatever reason, not a show I connect to too much emotionally for the most part—I enjoy it, but I am not attached to it to a huge extent, which is part of the reason that I took a long time before getting around to watching the third season despite enjoying the second season.  So I want to state upfront that I do not claim to be an expert on this show or to have special insight into it; nor have I read very much about it.  I’ve occasionally talked about it with beer_good_foamy and sunclouds33, but that’s mostly it.

Spoilers for season three. )

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Just released! 

Warnings: um, you remember what happened in Graduation Day with Buffy, Faith and Angel?  Er.  Sort of, use your imagination.  Weirder.  Discussion of blood play (?). 

Disclaimer: Obviously, since this is a script fragment, none of the characters are mine but belong to Joss Whedon, Mutant Enemy.
Disclaimer 2: Obviously, this is not actually a script fragment.

Graduation Day, Part 1 ended a little differently in its original conception. )
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It seems I've been nominated for awards!

First, my s7 Willow fic "Closure" has been nominated for Best Ficlet at the Absence of Light awards.



Also my meta entry "Words of Willow: 'Witch,' Mirrors and Mommy Issues" has been nominated for best meta at the No Rest for the Wicked Awards.



While I haven't read many of the other nominees in the Ficlet except for [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy's typically excellent "Drive It Like You Stole It" (I tend to keep to my flist), I have read all the other meta entries at the NRFTW awards (listed alphabetically by author so I don't seem to be playing favourites!), by "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer Buffy the Vampire Slayer" by [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy, "Rules of Engagement: Violence and Hyperreality in the Buffyverse" by [livejournal.com profile] lostboy_lj and "The Mirror Crack'd: Doppelgangers on BtVS, part 1" [livejournal.com profile] red_satin_doll and all three are very much worth your time.  Thanks very much to whoever nominated me for each!
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Based on the movie, not the city.  Spoilers.  Takes place post-film.
It was February 1942 in New York. What time was it in Western Africa? )

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