ivyfic: (sga geneva)
I’ve been watching the final season of Stargate Atlantis (it just came out on DVD). It has not been sucking as much as I’d expected. I’d even rate it higher than season four. Since the last episode I watched while it aired was “Whispers” (still one of the most offensive, badly written hours of television I have ever seen) I did not have high hopes.

“The Queen” was kind of fun, and I liked Teyla’s makeup. The plot had no more holes than I’ve come to expect from this show, which is to say a ton.

“Tracker”--Keller, blah, blah, I think I was doing a crossword while watching this one. At least they finally acknowledged they have a love triangle, rather than ignoring Ronon completely. Even if I do find it asinine.

I loved the Daniel episodes, I have to say. First Contact/The Lost Tribe ) But Daniel and McKay are fantastic together, with Daniel’s whole hohum, another kidnapping, more threats, *sigh* attitude he perfected in the late seasons of SG1. I felt sorry for the cancelation of the series for the first time when, on the commentary, one of the producers said they were planning to bring Daniel in full-time next season. True, it wouldn’t really be SGA anymore, but it hasn’t been for a while, and I like Daniel.

“The Outsiders” has one of the best lines in SGA history )

Then I came to “Inquisition.” Oh, what an ironic show )

Now I am watching “Remnants,” and the only thing I can pay attention to is that JFlan’s sideburns are seriously going gray.
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I don't read a whole lot of fannish meta, but this is a very interesting post about transactional friendships as they apply to pay-for-access conventions written by a former dominatrix, who has a certain perspective on interacting with people who pay for your company.

Most of you know I don't like to interact with celebrities, and in particular in this sort of a setting, but this post articulates very clearly what the cause of my unease is, as well as the benefits for both the celebrity and the fan when handled correctly.
ivyfic: (heroes petrellis)
A bit of Heroes meta that's been percolating for a while. Spoilers for all of season one.

A case for Nathan's fidelity )
ivyfic: (supernatural wwn)
Supernatural! You have redeemed my faith in you! *mwah*

Folsom Prison Blues drive-by squee )

Cannot wait till next week! Preview looks so good. Bring on the angst!
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This is being linked all over the place, but I'd like to point people to [livejournal.com profile] witchqueen's fantastic post of last year on advice to white people in fandom. Think of it as like minotaur's advice to women on how to write gay sex, except for white people writing characters of color. It also has solid advice on how to deal with an accusation of racism without digging the hole deeper.
ivyfic: (supernatural dean)
Well, I promised I'd do a thinky post on "Houses of the Holy," so here ya go. Caveat lector: it's hard to talk about religion in a show without talking about, you know, religion, so be forewarned.

Life the Universe and Everything )
ivyfic: (supernatural dean)
I have saved up all my Supernatural meta for one big post, so here you go. Warning for abuse of italics.

Big Supernatural Theory #1: The Demon )

Big Supernatural Theory #2: Spoilers through Night Shifter )
ivyfic: (lex)
I can think of only one person who will read this (I'm looking at you, [livejournal.com profile] trinityvixen) but it needs to be said.

Thoughts on Lexmas )

Season 1 Smallville icon! *sigh*
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Happy New Year, y'all! Instead of doing a real meme, I'm making up my own.

Year in Review
New fandoms in 2006 )

New things in fannish life in 2006 )

Fannish resolutions for 2007 )

And that's all the navel-gazing I can handle at a time.
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[livejournal.com profile] trakkie leant me her Supernatural DVDs. Yes, that's another one sucked in. Good show, genuinely creepy, but having heard about the fandom, I resolved to watch it with a gen only set of mind. They don't make it easy.

I'm trying so very, very hard not to see the slash. I really really am. But aside from the fact that the show is about two pretty men living in each other's backpockets, driving around the country, sharing hotel rooms and staring at each other in towels, there are moments that in any other show would make my little slasher heart jump for joy.

Cut for non-plot specific spoilers )

I'm going to go scrub my brain now and pretend that I'm watching a normal show like a normal viewer. Subtext? What subtext?
ivyfic: (constantine)
I wrote another 2,500 words of Constantine fic last night. This makes [livejournal.com profile] trinityvixen's holiday fic well over 7,000, and that's not counting all the stuff I've deleted and rewritten. This is getting out of hand.

(Seriously, do you ever find yourself writing and Chas is just whining and whining and you want to smack him and make him shut up? OK, maybe that's just me.)

I looked through my fanfic files and found that I have eight Constantine stories. Four that have been posted, the one I'm working on now, the 1character challenge fic, then two that have been put on indefinite hiatus. I reread them and found that I liked them, they were good, but they'd need a hell of a lot of heavy plot-lifting to get to were I could post them. I mean, I could see this one that's already nine pages just spinning out to eighty or a hundred or so and I'm just not ready for that level of commitment. I think I need magic elves to come write my stories for me in my sleep.

ETA: And then I stop and think - the Constantine fandom's pretty much dead. And none of these stories are slash. Which means even if I did write a hundred pages only about five people would read it. And then I sigh in defeat and try and remind myself I do this for the love of writing and not for worldly adulation - but really, that's a close one.


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