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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
10:18 pm - Collected Fanfiction Post
Links to all fanfiction I've written in various fandoms. That I'm admitting to.

Alias )


Angel the Series )


Babylon 5 )

Battlestar Galactica )

Breaking Bad )

Buffy the Vampire Slayer )


Citizen Kane )

Doctor Who )

Farscape )


Earth: Final Conflict )



Heroes )

Highlander: The Series )

Historical Fiction )

Lost )

MCU )

Merlin )

Mythology )


Once upon a time )

Penny Dreadful )


Rome )

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine )

Star Trek: The Next Generation )


Star Wars )

Sunset Boulevard )

The Americans )


The Beatles )

The Borgias )
The Godfather )


Torchwood )


X-Men )

The West Wing )


Crossovers )

current mood: exhausted

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Saturday, March 25th, 2017
3:05 pm - SSR Confidential: Dear Author
Dear writer, thank you so much for participating in this challenge and creating a story for me. I included some prompts in my requests. Know that if none of these speaks to you, you can still make me happy simply by "Peggy and Jarvis fight crime" case fic. My prompts tend to go in a gen direction, but I'm not averse to shipping, either slash or het or multi, provided you don't put down another another relationship in your story. What I am averse to is character bashing: by which I don't mean character A having a bad opinion of character B, if this is the case in canon or can be extrapolated from it, plus one of my prompts involves villains in central roles, and these people are canonically responsible for horrendous acts. However, there is a difference between that and "ugh, X is the WORST, says every other character ever" type of storytelling, and I trust you, writer, are able to see it.

Re: all the characters not named in my prompts - I'm an ensemble fan and fond of everyone, though of course I have my favourites. Still, just because they're not listed doesn't mean I don't enjoy reading about them, though if you want to work your own favourite into one of the prompts in a prominent role, go ahead, as long as my listed characters have one, too.

Now, about those prompts )

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current mood: busy

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9:40 am - New Zealand 3: Stranded!
The last few days were somewhat more cloudy than our first few in New Zealand, but with treats like this one at Te Anau Lake, who cares?

Regenbogen über Te Anau photo IMG_0883_zps1vczszxb.jpg

Though there was that time when a guy named Ben stranded me on an island in the Tasmanian Sea... )

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current mood: giggly

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Monday, March 20th, 2017
5:34 am - New Zealand 2
Travelling means not much time online, so I use what I have to share the beauty around me.

Photographing Middle Earth )

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current mood: geeky

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Saturday, March 18th, 2017
8:30 pm - New Zealand 1
New Zealand: a wondrous experience so far.


Lighting the Beacons )

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current mood: happy

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Monday, March 13th, 2017
8:36 am - Call the Midwife 6.08
Aka the early season finale. That was a brief season, and I shall miss the midwives! Will there be another season, one has to ask this late in the game?

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In conclusion: a good note on which to leave Germany with for a month!

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current mood: contemplative

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Sunday, March 12th, 2017
12:30 pm - When the Apocalypse starts, beep me!
Just a little more than 24 hours from now, I'll be sitting in an air plane en route to the South Pacific. Between packing, I noticed I haven't said anything about the big Buffversary two days ago. It was and is a dear fannish love of mine; I watched it partly in German, partly in English, as its original broadcast fell into the time when overseas fans like yours truly started to figure out how to, hm, watch episodes not yet broadcast on German tv, and something I wrote during my most recent rewatch still applies: BTVS was one fannish experience where I didn't just enjoy one character/storyline/ship, I loved and love the entirety. From the moment Darla vamps out in the pilot teaser to the moment Dawn asks Buffy what she wants to do now and Buffy, realising that for the first time in her life she actually has all the choices at the end of Chosen, from s1 line up to the s7 line up of characters, I love it all.


Me and the late, great Elizabeth Taylor, it seems, who watched the show with her great grandson. Now there's fannish company!

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current mood: cheerful

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Saturday, March 11th, 2017
4:07 pm - American Crime Story: The People versus O.J. Simpson
This tv season/miniseries is something I probably wouldn't have watched if the buzz hadn't been so overhwelmingly positive and curiosity-inciting, so when it became available on Amazon Prime in my region, I tuned in, and indeed, the hype did not lie. I watched the tenth and last episode today. What the series is does is taking something I remembered as a lurid, crazy 90s event and using it for a smart, layered examination of racism, sexism, the transformation of reality into a live tv spectacle at the expense of any boundaries - and doing it while offering a bunch of great actors the occasion to play complicated, interesting roles. (Yes, okay, and some comedy relief in the form of Kato and Robert Shapiro.) It's so easy to turn people into caricatures for the public consciousness. What The People vs O.J. Simpson does is turning caricatures back into complicated people in the case of four characters in particular - Marcia Clark, Chris Darden, Johnny Cochran and Robert Kardashian. (The lawyers are whom the series is interested in most. O.J. himself isn't a main character, which I thought was a wise choice. He's prominent only in the first and last episode, and otherwise the catalyst for various events and moves.)

Spoilers for 90s trial ensue )

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current mood: impressed

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Thursday, March 9th, 2017
8:06 am - The Americans 5.01
In which our antiheroes are back, but not in the USSR.

Read more... )

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current mood: pensive

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Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
6:06 pm - Bates Motel 5.03
In which the show arrives at an expected result in an unexpected way, and the luck of Men Who Love Norma And Whom Norma Loved continues to be rotten.

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current mood: contemplative

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
8:30 am - Elementary 5.15
As you can imagine, I was, for the most part, a happy camper due to this episode's guest star, even more so when discovering it was apparantly part 1 of a two parter.

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current mood: happy

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Monday, February 27th, 2017
2:58 pm - Black Sails 4.05
Coughing through a cold, I watched the latest episode.

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And now off again to drown myself in tea, I'm feeling miserable for entirely physical reasons. Boody cold.

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current mood: pensive

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Sunday, February 26th, 2017
3:31 pm - Because fanfiction is the opiate of the...
...well, you know the rest. There are some teasers for the third season of Better Call Saul out there, which inspired me to check whethere there's new fanfiction, and not long pieces, either, as I'm rl busy, and lo, there was:


To Die A Little: one possible answer to the question "what was Kim up to during Breaking Bad, and was she still in contact with Jimmy/Saul? Aside from the story being very well written, I appreciate most that it's truly a Better Call Saul story, not a Breaking Bad story in disguise. I love both shows, but it's endlessly frustrating to look for BCS fanfic and end up with BB stories that name drop one or two things about BCS. Whereas this story is truly about Kim, and her relationship with Jimmy. BB events are nodded to, but you can read this story without knowing what exactly Saul Goodman is involved in - Kim doesn't, she just has a general idea. Great, great voices for Kim and Jimmy-turned-Saul.


Two Suits: Chuck and Jimmy, growing up. McGill brothers dysfunctionality starts early, in a classic siblings way.

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
8:05 am - Elementary 5.14
In which Elementary continues to educate me on things I didn't know in its case of the week.

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current mood: contemplative

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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
5:00 pm - "Somebody, after all, had to make a start"
They died today, here in Munich: Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, Christoph "Christl" Propst. Students who had grown up within a totalitarian system, who all, as children and early adolescents, had been true believers in the ideology they were were brainwashed with by almost everything around them. And yet they saw through it. And yet they came to reject it. And yet they gave their lives for saying "No. No. This is not right. Resist."

For this, they were arrested, put on trial as "enemies of the people", called every vile name in the repertoire by the authorities, and eventually beheaded. Today. All those years ago. I just was at the university where they were leaving their handtyped, hastily printed leaflets when they were captured. I know many of the words on those leaflets by heart. They still make me cry. Now more than ever.





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current mood: indescribable

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9:51 am - The Good Fight 1.01. and 1.02.
I had stopped watching The Good Wife in early season 6, not because of the backstage drama, which I only heard about later, but because after the fabulous fifth season, the show seemed to me to lose nearly all the qualities that had made me love it, and when watching something provides you with more irritation than anything else week after week, it's time to get out. I never got the point of hate watching.

Otoh I do have fond memories of a lot of things about The Good Wife, and thus I tuned in for the new spin-off, The Good Fight, centred around Diane Lockhart, the first two episodes of which are now available for watching.

And the verdict is... )

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
10:27 am - Bates Motel 5.01.
And the final season begins.

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current mood: pensive

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Monday, February 20th, 2017
6:10 pm - Black Sails 4.04.
It's a bit late in the game, but I wish I had an Eleanor Guthrie icon to use. Not that I'll ever get tired of Flint of course.

Trust me )

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current mood: excited

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10:18 am - Call the Midwife 6.05.
In which the episode manages a delicate balance re: a certain branch of health care, introduces a new character and furthers the arc plot development.

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current mood: contemplative

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Sunday, February 19th, 2017
7:13 pm - To Walk Invisible (Film Review)
Directed by Sally Wainwright, broadcast on British tv last month and available on dvd to continental types like yours truly, this movie about the Brontes focuses on the roughly two years in which they wrote their novels (breakout novels, in Charlotte's case, the only one of the siblings to survive a few years longer; all the novels we have, in in Anne's and Emily's), years that were also framed by their brother Branwell's drinking himself to death.

A story about writing and messy intense family relationships? You bet I liked it. )

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