amathela: ([btvs] riley/buffy)
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I had a great New Year's Eve, which consisted of staying home with my boyfriend, watching monster movies, and playing drinking game bingo. Fun! We watched Pacific Rim, Starship Troopers, Dragon Wars: D-War, and Jurassic Park, and it was EXCELLENT.

It's also time for the requisite year in review stuff, so, a meme, courtesy of pretty much everyone on my friends list:

2013 year end fandom meme )
amathela: ([comics] young justice)
So, the Young Justice finale happened.

Endgame )
amathela: ([comics] amazon)
Having (finally) now watched the unaired live action Wonder Woman pilot, I am no longer disappointed it didn't get picked up. At all.

Can I please have a talk with the person who decided there needed to be more realism in comics? Because I would really just like to say that IT HAS OFFICIALLY GONE TOO FAR WHEN WONDER WOMAN'S GREATEST ENEMY IS THE U.S. LEGAL SYSTEM. Not even kidding, this is pretty much verbatim from the pilot. I just watched, in earnest, forty minutes of Wonder Woman negotiating corporate life, marketing, legal procedure, due process, and life as a single woman in [insert city here]. SHE WATCHED THE NOTEBOOK AND CRIED BECAUSE IT REMINDED HER OF HOW SHE BROKE UP WITH HER BOYFRIEND TO GO FIGHT CRIME. (Because being in her life would put him in danger, GEE IT'S A GOOD THING SHE DOESN'T HAVE A SECRET IDENTITY OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT WHICH MIGHT TOTALLY SOLVE THAT PROBLEM.) SHE WANTS TO SET UP A FACEBOOK PROFILE BUT SHE DOESN'T HAVE ANY FRIENDS EXCEPT HER CAT. ETTA CANDY IS HER TWENTY-FIVE YEAR OLD - ASSISTANT? IDK. STEVE TREVOR IS A BABY LAWYER AND THEIR BREAKUP IS STILL SO RAW THAT HE ALREADY GOT MARRIED. SHE HAS A FATHER FIGURE BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW THAT WHAT WONDER WOMAN REALLY NEEDED WAS ONE OF THOSE. SHE TORTURED A GUY FOR INFORMATION, TOO BAD SHE DOESN'T HAVE, I DON'T KNOW, A LASSO OF TRUTH THAT WOULD MAKE THAT KIND OF THING COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY.

SHE ALSO STRAIGHT-UP KILLED AT LEAST ONE DUDE. ON CAMERA. NO BIG DEAL.

(Also, she apparently stands for "truth, justice, and the American way. Sort of." So basically she's like the boring parts of Superman mixed with the boring parts of Batman mixed with a mediocre police procedural, but with more murder and single-girl relationship angst. Awesome.)

Ugh you guys it was the worst, I thought it would at least be funny-bad but it was just bad-bad, SORRY IF YOU LIKE SUPERVILLAINS AND HEROES BEING HEROIC AND NOT KILLING AND TORTURING PEOPLE AND LIVING IN AWESOME WORLDS FULL OF AMAZONS AND SUPERPOWERS AND COOL COMIC BOOK SHIT, BUT IF YOU LIKE IN-DEPTH DISCUSSIONS ABOUT DUE PROCESS AND MARKETING ETHICS AND SCIENTIFIC MISCONDUCT THIS IS THE UNAIRED PILOT FOR YOU.
amathela: ([rb] don't move)
CAN WE PLEASE TALK ABOUT ROOKIE BLUE FOR A MINUTE?

Spoilers up to Brotherhood )
amathela: ([rb] shag?)
Right now I'm about 4000 words into a Rookie Blue OT3 fic, which at the moment is pretty much entirely composed of Gail and Dov bickering and Chris being adorable and/or vaguely chagrined at them. It's possibly the most pointless thing I've ever written, but at the same time I love it so much.

Also, while we're here, can we please talk about the promo for the next episode? Spoilers under the cut )
amathela: ([rb] gail)
So, I watched Monster.

Hey, maybe we're all going to die, let's play poker )
amathela: ([life] partners)
So, I finished the last few episodes of Rookie Blue:

Spoilers up to The One That Got Away )
amathela: ([rb] partners)
THINGS I AM REALLY INTO RIGHT NOW: ROOKIE BLUE.

I blame [livejournal.com profile] crackers4jenn 100%, I had no interest in the show at all until she started flailing about it. And I thought, okay, I am always in the mood for a new ship, what could it hurt?

THINGS I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT ROOKIE BLUE: IT HAS WHITNEY FROM SMALLVILLE, I LOVE THAT GUY, NO LIE. AND THE DUCHESS FROM ALICE (♥ ♥) AND EPHRAM OMG, I TOTALLY DID NOT RECOGNIZE HIM FOR 3/4 OF THE PILOT EVEN THOUGH I SAW HIS NAME IN THE CREDITS. OOPS.

Basically it is Canadian in a way where it never actually says it is, which is slightly confusing because in the first few episodes it sounds like everyone's trying to be from Jersey? Or possibly New York, IDK, I am not actually great with North American accents, but now everybody just sounds really obviously Canadian and it is really great.

Some flailing, a little spoilery for character/relationship dynamics )

ANYWAY, PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT [livejournal.com profile] crackers4jenn SHOULD BE WATCHING THIS WITH ME, AND PLEASE SOMEBODY TELL ME THERE IS FIC FOR MY OT3 OUT THERE SOMEWHERE?
amathela: ([disney] also maybe kevin)
Bromance is not subversive.

Procedural shows about two straight white thirtysomething male leads are not subversive.

Also, neither Fringe nor FlashForward are about an alien invasion.

I should stop reading entertainment news.

(Also, if Selena Gomez is actually dating Justin Bieber, I am breaking up with Disney.)
amathela: ([di] kirsty)
I keep meaning to do these for shows I love, but I finally got around to finishing this one, so whatever. Basically: Diplomatic Immunity is awesome and sweet and adorable and hilarious, and you should watch it, HERE'S WHY.

Diplomatic Immunity )

Fanworks for the show are (sadly) rare. I haven't been able to find any fic (HINT: YOU SHOULD ALL WATCH THE SHOW AND THEN WRITE AWESOME FIC ABOUT IT), but I do have a couple of multimedia recs:

[vid] Iko Iko by [livejournal.com profile] mresundance. Whether or not you have watched, or are considering watching, the show, you should definitely check out this vid, because it's awesome and hilarious and basically everything I love about the show.

[art] Diplomatic Immunity by [livejournal.com profile] talumin. Malepe! I mean, the whole picture is adorable, but Malepe is my favourite bit. He likes the ladies.

You can also find out more about the show via the official website.


... And that's pretty much it. Seriously, you should watch the show - there are only thirteen episodes, just over twenty minutes each, and it's one of my favourite sitcoms ever, so. Give it a shot - you know you want to.
amathela: ([disney] it'll last longer)
I finished my [community profile] femslash10 assignment on time! (After I told the mods I might not be able to, oops. But if my recipient ends up getting two fics, I'm cool with that.) It's not the story I started writing - that one is way longer, and as much as I love it, I just couldn't finish it by the deadline. I will still get it done, though! Because it is awesome.

Here's mine:

I Think We're Almost Legendary (Disney RPF - Demi Lovato/Selena Gomez - PG-13 - 1300 words) Demi and Selena, filming the One And The Same music video.

And I got fic in return:

Between Land and Sea by [livejournal.com profile] thatfangirl (Disney RPF - Demi Lovato/Selena Gomez - PG-13 - 2000 words) Things that begin and end while filming Princess Protection Program in Puerto Rico.

It's sad and sweet and awesome, and you should read it. (ALSO: BRAINTWINS!)

I am also writing Make It or Break It fic, yay! And I may be working on a picspam. I CAN'T HELP IT, THIS SHOW HAS TAKEN OVER MY BRAIN. I'm rewatching season one, and spoilers? )

(Also, regarding the most recent LJ fail: Please don't crosspost me, I won't crosspost you, and I have Dreamwidth invite codes if anybody wants one.)

IN CONCLUSION: CAN WE PLEASE TALK ABOUT HOW RIDIC THIS PICTURE IS?

Under the cut )

MC DLOVE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.
amathela: ([miobi] payson)
I threatened promised to post about Make It or Break It, and here it is: I just watched the mid-season finale!

At the edge of the worlds )

I think I'm going to have to do a picspam: Payson Keeler, Look At Her Face, She Is Adorable. Or maybe: You Should Ship Sasha/Payson, The Subtext (And, Occasionally, Maintext) Commands You. And somebody should be making Make It or Break It vids, there is lots of flipping and stuff, it could be cool? And there should be more than, like, a dozen Sasha/Payson fics out there, maybe I should fix that? But, in the meantime, a couple of recs:

Going For The Gold by [livejournal.com profile] monimala (Sasha/Payson, PG-13) Sasha is wooing Payson. Payson is dating Sasha. Where do they go from here? Adorable post-"What Are You Made Of" fic, where Sasha realises that, hey, maybe taking a girl to a romantic night out at the ballet is kind of like dating her.

Not Just Yet, But Almost by JenniferCarolyn (Sasha/Payson, PG-13, some outtakes rated R) They stayed late at the gym one night, perfecting Payson's new floor routine, but a small celebratory kiss begins to mean so much more. Their chemistry is undeniable and it's only their circumstances that keep them apart. This is a WIP, and usually I don't even read those until they're finished, but this one is so worth it. It's all about Sasha and Payson and their ~secret relationship, and it's wonderful.
amathela: ([gossip] no guitar lessons for rufus)
Things I meant To Do In The Past Ten Days: Write my [community profile] femslash10 assignment. Finish the Tin Man space AU. Catch up on the multitude of fics I owe or have been meaning to write. Write lots of fic for Porn Battle X.

Things I have Actually Done In The Past Ten Days: Started my [community profile] femslash10 assignment. Thought about writing the Tin Man Space AU. Procrastinated on the multitude of fics I owe or have been meaning to write. Flirted with writing new fandoms for the porn battle. Watched way too much TV.

I rewatched Tin Man, and then I found the entire series of Life on sale really cheap, so I figured I might as well check it out. And it's so good! I'm not a huge procedural fan in general, but I <3 Life. Charlie and Dani! AND TED/OLIVIA, OTP!!!! And then I figured, I'd been watching Neal McDonough and Damian Lewis, so I might as well watch Band of Brothers? So I did, and it was amazing also; I loved just about everyone in it, but Speirs is totally my favourite. HE IS CRAZY AWESOME OKAY, AT FIRST HE IS JUST CRAZY AND THEN HE IS AWESOME. IDEC IF HE IS DAN HUMPHREY'S LAME 90'S DAD. Also, I have no Band of Brothers icons, but I have this one! IT IS TOTALLY RELEVANT.

And then, I guess I was missing Life (partners! ♥), so I started watching In Plain Sight. And I just finished watching Let's Get It Ahn, which was pretty much the greatest episode ever )

Also, I guess I started watching Everwood? It's so earnest and heartfelt and wholesomely progressive that it almost hurts, but I kind of love it anyway. And Amy. (Her ulterior motive is world domination! Nicely played, Emily VanCamp.)
amathela: ([lots] cara)
LOL [livejournal.com profile] jengrrrl I GET THE PASSWORD NOW.

Legend of the Seeker )
amathela: ([greek] zbz)
My Alex the Vampire Slayer [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang fic is plotted, yay! It will ... probably end up being significantly longer than the 10,000 word minimum, but that's okay; I still have three months to write it, after all. And I'm totally excited about it, which is awesome. Now if only the Disney RPF fic would come as easily.

In other news, Greek had its mid-season finale last night, and I'm going to miss it so much. But, thoughts on the episode:

Greek )

And now we have to wait until January for new episodes, which sucks. (Though chances I'll rewatch the series before then are probably high, ngl.)
amathela: ([office] kelly kapoor story hour)
I FINALLY WATCHED SUBTLE SEXUALITY AND IT WAS EVERYTHING I HOPED FOR. THE END.

OKAY, NOT THE END. "WE'VE MET BEFORE." THE ENTIRETY OF EPISODE TWO ♥, CAN I PLEASE MARRY MINDY KALING NOW?

GOD, RYAN/KELLY, WHY DO I LOVE YOU THE MOST OF ANYTHING, EVER?
amathela: ([fnl] lyla)
Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] rogueslayer452! I'm not sure if it's the 16th yet for you, but it is here, and, I'm actually early/on time with birthday wishes for once! So, this is a good day.

I hope you have an awesome birthday, whatever you do with it. And if you'd like a fic or whatever, just leave me a prompt :D

Okay, so - briefly! - Glee:

Glee )

And, okay, I'm just going to say it here, and get it out of the way: I ship Puck/Quinn. A slightly less brief - defense? Explanation? )

Relatedly:


[livejournal.com profile] gleeverse!

I couldn't help it, you know me and shiny new fandoms. Plus, I'm a Cheerio, IT'S AWESOME. Come check it out!
amathela: ([wowp] make it happen)
So, I finally managed to watch the new episode of Wizards Of Waverly Place! My copy was totally out of sync, which was a little distracting, but I managed to have thoughts.

Wizards Of Waverly Place )

This is the first time I've actually had new WOWP canon, since I got into fandom after the movie came out. It's very exciting.
amathela: ([greek] ashleigh)
So, apparently this fic is going to be even longer than the last one. I still remember when the longest fic I'd written was 3000 words.

A couple of TV reaction posts, because I do occasionally still pay attention to stuff that isn't Wizards of Waverly Place:

Glee )

Greek )

More briefly, and hopefully non-spoilery: Ryan and Esposito continue to be totally married on Castle (and possibly my all-time boyslash OTP? Like, I know I don't have a lot of those, but these guys, I ship them so very hard ♥). And I'm just going to assume that whenever Gwen and Morgana weren't onscreen in Merlin, they were off shagging like bunnies, y/y?
amathela: ([bsg] hardcore superstar)
Okay, it's officially surprising how reinvested in BSG I am now that the show is over. Which is odd, because it's not like I really loved the finale. (There's definitely something about imperfect canon sources and fannish impetus, particularly since the character I'm most in love with right now is Boomer.)

I rewatched the miniseries a week or so ago for [livejournal.com profile] bsg_refrak, and then I watched all of season one (because I love that season, like, unreservedly), and then today, I watched the miniseries again. And, I don't know, I really feel like the miniseries gets better and better every time you watch it - like, the first time I watched it, I remember it felt like it went for about six hours, and was just incredibly dense (but awesome). But after the ... fourth or fifth time through, it feels really well-balanced and easy to watch and not too heavy at all. Which, in retrospect, may have something to do with the fact that I first started watching BSG after starting SGA ;)

Anyway, I was going to watch season one - again - but I decided I felt like watching season 4.0 instead, since I now have it on DVD and everything. So I'm doing that. It's actually a lot of fun, especially since I can marathon it now; I didn't get to do that the first time through, and it's definitely the way I prefer to watch my TV shows.

What I should be doing, of course, is working on my Big Bang(s), but, I don't know. I'm really procrastinating on that, plus they're just ... not BSG. I have very little time for things that aren't BSG right now. I'm feeling almost monofannish, actually, which is something I've never felt before. It's new, and kind of exciting (if somewhat inconvenient, re: the aforementioned Big Bangs).

I still need to type up some episode reactions (man, I haven't done those - at least, for non-BSG shows - for ages, but Greek came back this week, and I am so freaking excited about that), plus a couple of BSG meta posts I still really want to write. And vid recs, because I really believe, in a totally subjective and biased fashion, that BSG fandom has the best vids ever. And my March fic roundup (of all of two fics), which I will post shortly. At least my miniseries(-ish) picspam is nearly done.

Plus, I am kind of having vid thoughts. Which, I know, I say that from time to time and inevitably never follow through. But this time, I actually have all the footage already sourced, which is usually my biggest problem - like, I run out of vidding momentum before I even really get started on a vid, which sucks. So, who knows. One day, I swear, I will actually make a vid, and not just parts of one.

Also, it's 3pm and haven't slept, so - maybe I should get on that?

ETA: Dude, what's going on at Kindreds? (I mean, I guess I could check it out myself, but.) I haven't visited there for ages - I should really rectify that, once I get it together enough to write some Helo/Athena fic.

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