Tags: fandom

burn notice - duct tape

Generic fandom squee!

I found some amazing TW fic today, which I will have to rec as soon as I can find the link to it. Hot and thoughtful and full of angst and it made me very happy.

I even have a new TW fic at beta right now. It's dark dark dark, but apparently that's where my brain is right now.

I also found animated gifs of the in flagrante delicto scene from an upcoming TW episode (yes, I know I can download it somewhere, but I so much prefer the big TV screen ...) which gave me a definite tingle and a serious laugh. I cannot wait to see it - but I suspect that I will. 'Cause I'm lazy.

And now, my personal fave fandom squee for tonight: OMG PARANORMAL STATE. I frickin' love this show. Not because it's good - it's more like the opposite of good, in that "bad!fic that's so bad I can't stop laughing" kind of way. I seriously cheer when Chip Coffey, their resident and extremely flamboyant medium shows up.

And then there's the Dashing Leader, aka "Ryan", who is constantly giving out little St Christopher medals and the occasional spritz of holy water as the cure-alls for those nasty spirits, but won't allow anyone to say the name of demons they supposedly run into. I somehow think it's unlikely that The Paranormal Research Society could really beat back Belial with a prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel (wtf? an angel is not generally also a saint) and by refusing to say his name aloud. A&E even bleeped out the name when someone said it. Oops, look out, we might have a host of demons in all the living rooms in the US if we allow that out on the airwaves!!!

And yes, I know that no one cares about my PRS obsession. But I had to squee. I'm still not over the Mothman episode. *mops tears of laughter*
naughty bookworm

Meme for the day

Snagged from karaokegal:

Pick 12 characters you like, and then answer the questions below the cut about them. Obviously first choose your characters before you see the questions.

I did read the questions on karaokegal's post, but I have a terrible memory for that sort of thing. I'm sure the answers here will still amuse me. ;)

1. Toshiko Sato (Torchwood)
2. James Wilson (House, MD)
3. Greg House (House, MD)
4. Rodney McKay (Stargate Atlantis)
5. Jack Harkness (Torchwood)
6. Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
7. Charlie Crews (Life)
8. Owen Harper (Torchwood)
9. Henry Fitzroy (Blood Ties)
10. Sam Lowry (Brazil)
11. Danny Messer (CSI: NY)
12. Charlotte "Chuck" Charles (Pushing Daisies)

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Holy crap. Hope that's not all TL;DR.

cursed harry potter & the 4400

Actually, it should be "cursed BarnesandNobel.com". They managed to send my order for the last HP book to the shipping warehouse after I moved but before I noticed they'd frozen the option to change the shipping address.

Since UPS tends to just leave packages on doorsteps, especially BN packages, I'm guessing I just spent money on a present for the unknown new tenant.

And I don't even really think I have the spare cash to buy another copy. Jeez, watch me wank here.

I need some free air, maybe.

I am so pleased with this season of The 4400 so far! The writing is good, the moral ambiguity is getting more ambiguous (even though we all saw the internment camps coming, I mean come on!), and there seems to be a real plan behind the story. I love feeling like the show I'm fangirling over is actually *going* somewhere.

I need 4400 icons.
bbanzai-john whorfin

Another meme

Snagged from theninth

Name your top six TV shows right now, before reading the questions. (I only picked from shows currently running)

1 - House
2 - CSI Vegas
3 - Heroes
4 - The Office
5 - L&O: Criminal Intent
6 - Venture Brothers

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Book review - Carnival by Elizabeth Bear

So first off, I really enjoyed this novel. It's really different from the voice of the first of Bear's novels I read, Blood and Iron, which only seems to make sense. This is a straight-up sci-fi novel, so I don't expect florid language and descriptions here, where I do when I'm getting a novel about Faerie.

I love that the problems this society has with homosexuality are visible from the outset, to put our heroes firmly in the outsider catagory. I love that we are always pulling away one mask after another from everyone in the cast, from the New Amazonians themselves to the heroes to the aliens. Carnival indeed.

One moment I especially remember is the point at which Michaelangelo, who's never been exposed to pets, scritches one of the khir, a sort of birdlike-lizardlike intelligent pet that the New Amazonians have, and his face and eyes melt and Victor is jealous of the beastie 'cause no one gets to see that part of Michael except for Vincent. It really stuck.

Anyway, I'd definitely recommend it. And I picked up all three of the Jenny Casey novels, too. I'm interested to see what I think of the longer format.
Gryffindor - heroics

Dresden Files

I've been watching The Dresden Files on SciFi since it started, and I feel like it's finally starting to hit its stride. The last episode "Bad Blood", slipped in some backstory that made me very happy. They're leaving it all very background for the time being, and I like salivating for the scraps TPTB offer me.

I've read Jim Butcher's first Dresden novel (and first novel, period) Storm Front, and really enjoyed it. One reviewer quoted on the jacket refered to it as "Harry Potter for adults", and I think I agree. I love fantasy like this, that weaves the magic world into our surface world seamlessly enough that it could actually be happening. The story in the novels isn't exactly similar to what's in the book, from what I can tell. I'm glad; that means I can enjoy both forms without getting pissed off about how they're not respecting the books. I can like them for what they are.

And the actors are making me quite happy. Paul Blackthorne as Harry Dresden is really fun to watch. I knew I'd seen him on 24 and really liked his role. I had to check to be sure he was English, which is always a good sign that his dialect training is good. And Terrence Mann as Bob made me squee like I was a lot younger. Any Broadway/West End actor like this makes me squee. Even if he was in Critters.

So, all in all, yay!

fic/fandom journal vs personal journal

I'm thinking of starting up a journal just for fandom squee-ing and the fic I occationally post, separate from this one. I seem to be using this journal more and more as an outlet for all my personal wank&such, and I know of at least a couple people on my flist that friended me for the fic and squeeage.

Anyone have any opinions?