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Eli Stone: London Bridge is falling down...

Tonight's episode of Eli Stone is to the show what "Phase One" did to Alias. And people if you don't know the show Alias and there is one episode you are missing out most on, its "Phase One!" I don't think so much has happened in one hour of tv ever. But anyways, this post is about Eli Stone. Not Alias. *reminds self* Anyways, tonight's eppy didn't really resolve any UST with Eli/Maggie (which is something Alias didn't do, thank GOD) so there is hope for Eli. Also some other major points didn't get resolved which speaks very well to the future of Eli Stone. I really think Phase One although one of the finest tv-episodes ever, did feel too much like a series finale than anything. And that was a huge tactical error on JJ's part.

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Fan Fiction Taboos

I have been reading Alias fan fiction lately. There is some really good fiction, mind you but something that this fandom lacks is the "taboo" factor.

I am talking those topics that are not the norm. For instance, apocalypse fiction, inappropriate pairing fiction, sexually uninhibited fiction (rape, incest, pedo, beastality, etc.), other?

Its possible that I am not looking in the right places. After all I am fairly new to this fandom. I have tried to tap on all the big reservoirs (FF.net,SD1,ALLALIAS) and based on what I've found there, I am making my judgement.

Granted, it is morbid to want taboo topics as some of them are clearly reaching TMI/pervert level. I should think that such topics would be that much harder to write for the authors and demand some serious writing prowess by them.

I like straight/gen fiction in fandom but even I can admit that some of the best fiction I've read is slash! (Of course I have no scientific means to prove it but generally slash fic is better written. Which gives some people a god!complex but lets not get into that for now.

Question of the day:

Is there any topic in fiction that you find/found really disturbing?

And one for the authors on my flist:

What is the one taboo topic you wish you could write?

This post is open to everyone. Anonymous posting is allowed if you'd rather not reveal your username.
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hello random

. I love my current icon *points* by anabarad_icons.

. T minus 5 days to BSG.

. I am so behind on catching up with you flist. I am sorry but I promise to get more proactive. Pinky promise.


. And Lena Olin in Awake. *eye!fucks spymommy*

. And now, another original MEEM... *coughs*

soundtrack of your fandom

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the woes of technology and design progession

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Okay, so I am just a little bit jealous of people who can use cinema 4d with such proficiency. *oggles* DAMN THAT IS SOME HOT SH!T.

One has got to hate the pace at which technology is progressing now a days. And intimidated. Don't forget intimidated!


Discussion topic:

1. What are your top three tv shows of all time?
2. Something you like about each specified show?
3. Something you dislike about each specified show?
4. Top three ships pertaining to each show? (if applicable) Why you like said ships?

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5 things I learned from ALIAS

5- To be a competent spy, one must have a gorgeous figure and a wide variety of skimpy bikinis.

4- Just when you think you are understanding the plot; you get thrown a U-e of multiple twists.

3- Sydney Bristow is a bad!a$$ spy who takes her daddy, boyfriend, and/or bffs on all her missions.

2- Death is never a sure thing.

1- Sydney and Vaughn's love is like day-light savings... It resets every season premiere and gets resovled by mid-season to reset again around the finale!


Mockery aside, I LOVE ALIAS.

As Krystle observed during one of our convos'- JJ Abrams always starts off with ingenius ideas that don't carry-out through the series. Great inventor with ADD is what we both agree on. *nods*

See, I think Alias had all the making of genius in the first half of season one. What made this show so great was:

1) Unique Pace - In a two dimensional triangular timeline. With the three main components being "Start, Build-up, and End." ALIAS, was one of a kind because it innovatively took "last half" of the timeline as its "first half" and "first half" of the NEXT story to conclude the show and keep fans on the edge of their seats. JJABRAMSISBRILL-ORACRAZYSONOVABITCH either/or!

2) Creative/Resourceful - I am not just taking about Sydney escaping by unlocking her cuffs with a paper pin here! I mean the overall picture, very cleverly uses plot points from previous/future episodes in a way that it flows without looking repetitive. I.e. Season 4, Episode

3) Huge Payoffs - And us CULT-FANS always like those. ;)
Alias was intelligent enough to "restructure" itself at least three times; with peripheral and even secondary characters changing spots; different dynamic all together with "Syd" and her main secondaries remaining the only constants. Unfortunately, it was the "restructuring" that contributed to the downfall of this show in the end. -.-

4) Relationships - IMHO Alias accomplished an unbelievable task of having a non-romantic relationship become a plot-progression point for the show! That of course being, Sydney and Sloane's relationship. It was so interestingly perverted and yet, you sit there going... "what was THAT all about."

Ashamedly admitting a keen fascination to Syd/Vaughn relationship too. *meep* For purely asthetic reasons. Of course their chemistry camuflaged into BLAH because jen was fucking ben and not ex-vartan due to the grand unnecessary story developments starting season 3. The 5 million new characters I couldn't relate to, didn't help either.

5) In A Genre Its Own - Alias is by no means perfect or an overall achievement considering the declined quality of seasons 4 and 5! But I think it will go down in the books as one of the pioneers in "SPY_FI" tv collections.


I thought I'd review it now that I've kinda watched it all. Not counting JUMPED THE SHARK SEASONS. You know what I am talking about... :P