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May. 28th, 2009

Shippy Meme!

Saw this in [info]tabakat's journal; thought it looked fun.

a. Name your 10 absolutely favourite fandom ships (try to pick different fandoms).
b. Ask people to see what trends and similarities they notice about your ships.


The Top Ten:
1. Harry/Ginny (Harry Potter)
2. Ichigo/Orihime (Bleach)
3. Doctor/Rose (mostly Ten/Rose, but I also like TenII/Rose, Eleven/Rose, Nine/Rose, Eight/Rose, Five/Rose, Four/Rose, and before-he-was-old-looking!One/Rose) (Doctor Who)
4. Sid/Cassie (Skins)
5. Ron/Hermione (Harry Potter)
6. Renji/Rukia (Bleach)
7. Chris/Jal (Skins)
8. Naomi/Emily (Skins)
9. Tony/Michelle (Skins)
10. Neville/Luna (Harry Potter)

Because I have more than only ten favorites... )

Nov. 26th, 2007

*explicit language*

I knew there was something I was supposed to be doing tonight. Know what it is? Watching Heroes. I'm quite pissed off at myself for having missed the first twenty minutes. *grumbles*

Nov. 20th, 2007

Heroes

I have honestly got to be one of the only people immensely satisfied, happy, pleased, and all-around elated with season 2 of Heroes. What a lot of fans see as flaws, I see as interesting devices (plot devices, character growth devices, etc.) that make the show smarter, more intricate. I like the new additions--they all have a part to play in the scheme of the show. I do think that if the producers (et al) were angling for a "bigger, better, boomier" show this season, they failed in that regard. The "threat to the world" of this season is less, shall we say, explosive and more subtle. Stopping the spread of an extremely lethal, extremely contagious virus takes more brains than stopping an exploding man--which, technically, no one did last season. The thing I loved about season 1 was that it made you think, which is exactly the same thing I love about season 2. Personally, I think season 2 has more cerebral activity going on than the flashy, OMG!WOW!special effects of season 1. And that's probably what makes a lot of people not like this season--they have to use their brains to understand the show (especially character motivations, etc.). Your average tv viewer wants something that they can watch, laugh at, and forget. They want semi-unpredictable plot lines (the ones that those of us who love brainy!tv figure out within five minutes of the episode). They want characters with simple motivations that they don't have to think about to understand. People don't want complex tv. Well, most people don't, anyway. It's why a lot of reality tv is so popular. Take Fear Factor. The entire show is just people doing gross and stupid shit for money. How is that entertaining at all? Or shows that proliferate the assumption that, in order to be a successful, worthwhile, good human being you have to be thin and pretty. Those do the same things that beauty magazines do--make those of us who aren't "perfect" feel like bad about ourselves. Or That 70's Show. It's funny; it has catchy witticisms; it has stereotypical characters and plot lines. Yet people love it. I know that I watch it when I feel like watching something that doesn't engage my brain beyond understanding human speech, processing visual images, hearing, and a basic understanding of human behavior.

/rant

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Nov. 7th, 2007

Heroes (WTF?)

I saw this in paire_love on lj. I felt the need to share and comment (my comments might be a little off because of the nasty head cold, I-feel-like-I'm-on-drugs, possibly fever-having, logic I seem to be functioning with today.)

The bit that inspired my WTF? )


My reaction )

If I happen to have pissed you off, I can only claim my (possibly) skewed logic as my defense.

Nov. 5th, 2007

Post Heroes!

I love it when I'm right! Cut for SPOILERS for tonight's episode )

Blahhh

I have what may be considered the mother of all sinus infections. I've gone through two kleenex boxes in about a day and a half. It's like my nose has turned into a defunct faucet, perpetually stuck on "on." Which, in turn, leaves my nose all sore and raw (from all the blowing and stuff). In short, I feel like shit.

Of course, my feeling like shit has not diminished in any way my anticipation for tonight's Heroes. I expect a bunch of "OMG!"s and "SQUEE!"s. Mostly because I read the episode description...which I am putting behind a cut for those who wish to remain completely and utterly spoiler-free ) And has anyone heard those rumors about Tim Kring quitting Heroes? Because, dude, were that true, it would totally suck.

Oct. 23rd, 2007

Friends and IJ-ers, lend me your screens...

Oh, Peter/Claire fandom, why must you mistreat me so? Ok, why must you disappoint me so? Seriously, think about what you're saying before you say it. Don't bitch and moan because your (our) ship isn't canon. It's not canon because, canonically, it doesn't make sense--or at least anything airable on US primetime tv. And don't get upset because the people in charge are saying, very clearly, that it'll never happen. I mean, seriously, did you really think it would? Especially after it was discovered that they're related? I didn't. I'm not naive enough to think that. So, let's be realistic and realize that it'll only happen in fanfic (etc.).

What inspired this mini-rant, you ask? Well, this. And my reply to that.

Oct. 22nd, 2007

KB on Heroes!

Kristen Bell on Heroes! Wheee! I've been waiting for this. And, that teeny glimpse of her power? Awesome! *glued to tv*

Oct. 9th, 2007

Eclipse

I'm going to put this behind a cut for those who haven't read Stephenie Meyers's Twilight series (Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse).This one of those really rare times where I get pissed off at canon... )

On another note, my mom has a new job. She's leaving Traffic Court and going to work at the Arkansas Rice Depot (which is a non-profit organization that helps the "needy"). I'm really happy for her. Now I just have to get myself a job...(Temp agencies and their websites are confusing...)

Also, I think I'm starting to convert from Peter/Claire to West/Claire...*gasp!* I loved the vintage Superman/Lois Lane scene that West and Claire had. Sooo cute. It totally won me over.

Sep. 25th, 2007

Real Life (for real?), Etc.

I'm going to get a full-time job and do school part-time (like one or two courses a semester.) This way, I can save up enough money (hopefully) to move out of my parents' house in a few years and, you know, be a real adult. I'm just so sick of feeling like I'm eons behind my friends (the ones who have moved out and/or had babies--not that I want babies, you know, ever.) So, that's my plan. Here's hoping this one works.

On a completely unrelated note, I've started reading the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. On the whole, I like it. Except for the parts where Bella makes me want to slap her. Hard. A lot. Especially the way she used Jake. So wrong.

Heroes season 2. Wow. Flying Boy (as opposed to Flying Man, her real daddy) is going to be her boyfriend? Interesting. I almost like the kid. But, really, I'd rather have Paire. Speaking of Peter, the ending? OMFG, liek whoa. And, Hiro + Swordsmith's Daughter = Love.

General Hospital has been bothering me lately. I mean, I'll still watch it (and pray for Spinelli/Georgie), but I think the writing is starting to wane again. I mean, it had gotten to be decent there for a a while (introduction of Spinelli). But the Lulu = Goddess thing is seriously starting to bother me. I mean, she is so not the only attractive, sorta nice girl around. Hell, she's not the only attractive, sorta nice, blonde girl around. Also, sunshine does not flow out of her ass. It's not that I don't like Lulu; it's just that I don't like the way she's being portrayed. And the conflict with Maxie. Lulu really has no place taking the high ground (Dillon/Georgie break-up sound familiar?). And Elizabeth. OMG. Sam has her pegged pretty well. And the horrible, horrible thing? Nobody but the "bad girls" see her for who she is. Grrr...