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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 )

Merlin )

Mythology )


Once upon a time )

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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Thursday, April 28th, 2016
10:57 am - The Americans 4.07
Man, or rather woman hunt time. This one put most of the other subplots on hold in order to focus on one, and a nailbiter of an episode was the result.

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current mood: nervous

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1:11 am - Captain America: Civil War (Film Review)
Living in Europe and in a country where this was partially shot totally pays off (again): I've just watched Civil War, movieverse edition.

Generally speaking: the Russos did a great job serving their huge ensemble. Should this have been called Avengers III rather than Captain America? Probably. Not because Steve doesn't get enough screen time, I hasten to add, but not only is it an ensemble movie, but several key characters' motivations are dependent on Age of Ultron, and arguably the character who does the dramatic heavy lifting this time (i.e. who gets the moral dilemmas and the difficult choices to make) is Tony Stark, not Steve Rogers. Steve makes up his mind early on and doesn't change it throughout, which is in character, but means the movie did need a co-lead for whom this isn't the case.

On to spoilery details: )

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current mood: content

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Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
10:13 am - Elementary 4.22
In which Sherlock or the Elementary writers pick the wrong royal allusion, can't yet decide, but otherwise it's a nifty episode where lot threads come together.

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current mood: cheerful

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8:19 am - Bates Motel 4.07.
In which Norman makes a discovery, and Freddie Highmore adds yet another entry into his "Give this kid young man an Emmy NOW" resumé.

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current mood: pensive

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
4:46 pm - Orphan Black 4.02.
Project Catching Up has started; Clones edition.

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current mood: contemplative

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Monday, April 25th, 2016
5:32 pm - Meanwhile:
I had a very exhausting week - in a good way, I hasten to add, but REALLY exhausting RL business -, and thus have fallen behind in my reviews. Will try to catch up with my shows tomorrow - well, some of them, since I've also got a ticket to the RSC Shakespeare thing they'll show in one of our Munich cinemas tomorrow night.

Saw the clip with the new Companion, am suitably amused and charmed, only disgruntled at the BBC for making us wait till Christmas.

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Thursday, April 21st, 2016
8:22 am - The Americans 4.06
Which is emotional freefall for more than one character.

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current mood: contemplative

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
8:37 am - Bates Motel 4.06
In which Norma and Norman make emotional progress, even though only one of them is in therapy, and the actors (again) deserve all the awards.

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current mood: impressed

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
1:15 pm - Better Call Saul 2.10.
In which Watergate vocabulary comes in handy for one McGill brother, while knowledge of actual Watergate actions comes handy for the other.

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Monday, April 18th, 2016
12:41 pm - Star Wars: The Clone Wars recs
Fanfiction:

In the Twilight of Memory: Rex and Ahsoka, finding closure.


Anakin and Ahsoka vid "You are a memory" : break my heart, why don't you, vidder:



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current mood: melancholy

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8:23 am - Elementary 4.21
In which Joan's newfound career as a SPOILER hits the trope such careers do. Some case of the week also happens.

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current mood: contemplative

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Sunday, April 17th, 2016
8:45 am - Star Wars comics and a Black Sails rec
Kieron Gillan's current comic Darth Vader has been reccommended to me from multiple sides, and since I saw there are two trade collections available already (i.e. something I can actually get my hands on), I went for it. (Also, I really liked Kieron Gillan's sadly cancelled Abigail Brand centric comic back in the day.)

Vaguely spoilery talk about Star Wars: Darth Vader, Issues 1-12 ensues. )


In conclusion: I'll definitely keep reading.

In another fandom, have a Black Sails fanfic rec:

Pieces of Silver: which is a wonderful missing scene set in late season 2 in which we see Silver interact with Miranda Barlow (and Abigail Ashe) while everyone is en route to Charleston. Great character voices for all three of them.

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current mood: bouncy

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Saturday, April 16th, 2016
4:11 pm - But whom does Jessica Jones vote for?
Because US politics provide less angst for me than European politics: on twitter, JMS (i.e. J. Michael Straczkynski, for you non B5lers) has not only urged anyone who ever liked one of the shows he's worked on to vote for Bernie Sanders, but has enlisted fictional characters as well by pointing out that Peter Parker and Superman (he said Superman, not Clark Kent) , both of whom he wrote in comics, would most definitely vote for Bernie.

Great Maker, as Londo Mollari would say. Whose endorsement wasn't offered, undoubtedly because Londo's political choices are, err, not of the type that you'd want in rl. Anyway, I can't decide whether I'm more amused or more inclined to face palm. Not that I'm not prepared to believe Peter Parker would vote for Bernie Sanders, but I could be mean and point out Peter Parker (comics book edition) is canonically vulnerable to Daddy figures persuading him into endorsing major political decisions he later disagrees with. During JMS' run, no less. (And that's the first and last time anyone will compare Bernie Sanders to (comic book) Civil War era Tony Stark.) No, but seriously: I'm all for urging people to vote and for expressing one's beliefs about a candidate. Drafting comic book heroes into it, though, has to be a new one.

Though now I want the fanfic where Peter votes for Bernie while Aunt May votes for Hillary. Meanwhile, MJ (still married to Peter at the time of JMS writing him) is of the "anyone who can stop Trump or Cruz" persuasion and is amendable to either candidate, but that's not what Peter and May want to hear, who try to convince her she HAS TO MAKE A DECISION.

Meanwhile, J. Jonah Jameson is writing an article of how Spider-Man is stealthily supporting Trump. Why? Because he hates them both. Since when has he ever needed another reason?

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current mood: amused

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7:11 am - Orphan Black 4.01
Return of the Clones. It's one long flashback time.

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current mood: contemplative

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Friday, April 15th, 2016
1:56 pm - From a certain point of view
Getting back into Star Wars again has made me aware that some of my character perceptions as well as do's and don'ts have changed since 2005/2006, i.e. the last time I read great amounts of SW fanfiction.

For example: Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Lots of rambling ensues. )

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current mood: mischievous

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Thursday, April 14th, 2016
7:52 pm - The Americans 4.05.
In which there is a lot of aftermath to the previous episode and build up to the next.

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2:31 pm - Another Way To Fall (Fanfiction, Star Wars)
Star Wars, Clone Wars edition, continues to be on my brain. And to inspire fanfiction. This time about a supporting character whose actions have a major affect on everyone's storylines, but whose key development happened off screen... or did it?


Another Way To Fall (5271 words) by Selena
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) - All Media Types, Star Wars - All Media Types
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Barriss Offee & Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker & Ahsoka Tano, Barriss Offee & Luminara Unduli, Barriss Offee & Anakin Skywalker
Characters: Barriss Offee, Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker | Darth Vader, Luminara Unduli, Sheev Palpatine | Darth Sidious
Additional Tags: Master & Padawan Relationship(s), Character Study, Episode: s05e02 The Wrong Jedi
Summary:

Barriss Offee had many reasons to act as she did. Or none. Or just one.




Alternatively, this one could be called "How Screwed Up Are the Jedi: The Return".

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6:01 am - Oh no
What sad news to to wake up to: Gareth Thomas is dead.

It's not "just" the "Blake from Blake's 7" part. I remember [personal profile] watervole taking me to watch him in Barrie's Dear Brutus, and then later to the pub to meet him. He had such a warm rl presence. (A very big contrast, btw, to the last on screen character I saw him play a few years later, the old serial killer in Torchwood's first season.) I'm usually highly inhibited and embarassed when I meet actors, preferring to watch them from a distance as they do their jobs, but he was really good at putting all of us at ease.

Speaking of jobs: he was great as Blake, and I think the later two seasons of B7 proved that something many fans claim they want, ditching the hero and putting the fan favorite in the center of the show, results in a lesser, not a better story. (Not least for the fan favorite, btw.) But for me the best performance of his that I've watched was in the mini Morgan's Boy, which [personal profile] watervole gave to me on video, and where he was heartbreaking as the taciturn Welsh farmer.

2016 continues to take away.

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
7:37 am - Bates Motel 4.05
In which two people figure things about about Norma and Norman. These two people aren't Norma and Norman.

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current mood: pensive

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