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Aug. 24th, 2014

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Doctor Who - Deep Breath

I felt like I was holding my breath, a little bit, before this season started. Though I have never stopped - will never stop, I imagine - loving the Doctor, and though I can't imagine a time when I won't watch Doctor Who if it's airing, I hadn't been feeling the love so much of late. And my problems stem from the recent writing, so I wasn't sure if a new season & new Doctor would be enough.

Apart from the ending (which looks like one of my least favorite Moffat tropes coming once again, but maybe I'll be wrong), I really enjoyed this one, though. Capaldi is brilliant, Vastra & Co. were great (mostly), and this time the fact that the plot of the episode made little sense didn't take me out of it. And Clara got to have a personality and stuff, so maybe they'll continue with that. That would be nice.

Don't squash my hopes, please, show. I want to love you again.

May. 13th, 2014

lightsaber, Mal

Seriously, Castle?

Seriously, show?

Spoilers if you haven't seen the S6 finale yet.

Spoilery rantCollapse )
So you better exceed my expectations when you come back, show, instead of living down to them like you did tonight.

May. 9th, 2014

fringe, olivia

Fic: [24] Five Times Chloe O'Brian Thought About Jack Bauer

Maybe this won't even be Jossed by the next episode. We'll see!

Title: Five Times Chloe O'Brian Thought About Jack Bauer
Spoilers: Day 8, Day 9 12:00-1:00. References the S8 DVD bonus scene "Chloe's Arrest".
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Chloe O'Brian, Jack Bauer
Summary: The evolution of Chloe.
Disclaimer: I don't own the show, its characters, or plots.
Author's Note: Thanks to namarie24 for the edits.

This was it. It was really happening. She had done the unforgivable, and there was no last-minute reprieve coming this time.Collapse )

Jan. 1st, 2014

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Happy New Year!

May your 2014 be bright and full of love, interesting things, good people, and memories you'll be glad to look back on this time next year.

Nov. 24th, 2013

DW, Nine

50th Special!!!!

It's been since... well, since The Doctor's Wife since I've enjoyed an episode of DW that much. And this was just perfect. They really outdid themselves, everyone involved. Loved just about everything about the episode - going to need to rewatch it approximately a hundred times. And I was not expecting the resulting possibilities that would be opened up for the show, but I am so looking forward to them!

(Just wish Eccleston could have actually appeared, but alas.)

Sep. 21st, 2013

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Why didn't anyone tell me...

... that Legend of Korra was back on? Seriously, I think I'm a fan of Avatar:tLA on Facebook. Shouldn't they, at least, have reminded me?

At least they're short & easy to catch up on (two out of three done already). On that note, you know, Korra's still kind of annoying, but I do like her.

Sep. 15th, 2013

unnatural, pretty

Yeah, "ZOMG!" would about sum this up

Consider this my LJ version of "liking" and "sharing" this post by my sister namarie24, about the X-Files fandom, ATTHS, and Gillian Anderson making us both squee like we're back in 2008.

Sep. 11th, 2013

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I read it again, and cried again, and remembered my own story.

Sep. 5th, 2013

Gondor, white tree

Book recommendation - of an odd sort

I have no actual qualms about recommending the series that I'm reading right now - none of content, at least. It's just that I feel weird about telling people to read it, because it was originally written in Japanese and AFAIK only translated into French. I wish it were available in English, but there you are.

Anyway, if you stumble across The Twelve Kingdoms (Les 12 Royaumes), by all means pick them up. They focus on a variety of characters who either live or find themselves in another world that faintly resembles ancient China. There are 12 kingdoms, each ruled by a king or queen chosen by the will of Heaven. The will of Heaven acts in this case through a sacred animal called a kirin, which appears either like a human or like a unicorn. Some of the kings and queens come from our world and must learn not only how to get by in a new world, but how to rule justly. It sounds a bit cheesy when I describe it, but the characters have some of the best, most realistic personal development that I've read - even though the books are young adult novels. I have difficulty putting them down once I pick them up. My French comprehension is by far not perfect, but especially since it's not written in a very formal style, with the occasional help of a dictionary I do just fine.

You might also be able to find the anime TV series of the same name, which is available with English subtitles (this is actually how I first learned about the series). It's also excellent, although I prefer the books thus far - partly because the anime stops in the middle of the series due to an unfortunate cancellation.

So, there we go. Like I said, I feel a little weird about telling people for many of whom the language means it's inaccessible, but I'd feel guilty not passing it on just in case some people could otherwise miss their chance.

Jul. 20th, 2013

veronica mars

It's like 2008 ALL OVER AGAIN! So excited.

I'm back to my running around in circles, flipping out, can't DEAL with this, OMGOMGOMGOMG excitement for a movie like I was when XF2 was announced. Except, Rob Thomas isn't a hack and Chris Carter kinda is so I'm actually confident that this will RULE.

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