I'm feeling very depressed now.
it's just hitting me that ashes to ashes is over, for ever. and I feel like I've been processing since friday. and while I loved the ending, it was sad as hell.

you'll always be the guv )
OK,THAT WAS BRILLIANT. I was nervous the entire ep and I couldn’t guess the killer and it was awesome and heartbreaking but…Richard Castle, I need a word with you

text )
I've been thinking (more) about the fanfic debate. fyi, I have no idea where I'm going here,I'm just writing what comes into my mind. this isn't exactly a well thought-out essay.

I think we're like browncoats. they didn't want to be part of the alliance but they weren't exactly against it either. "I got no need to fight you, I just want to go my way" the fight began cause the Alliance wanted to unify all planets. tell everyone what to do, and how. and the browncoats didn't stand for that.
fic writers aren't looking to destroy the publishing business.otherwise we'd have nothingt to write.

but I honestly believe that once you've published a story, it has a life of its own and you can't expect to control it. the best thing an author can do is asks their fans not to write fic.
which they are in their right to do. but there are ways and ways to do it.
like wil wheaton says, don't be a dick. or a bitch.
being a bastard to fans...how is that a good idea?

well,being a thoroughly annoying and unlikable person is never a good idea in my book.

I think fanfic is a wonderful thing. I love fic. I've been writing for years and years and years. it is a wonderful writing exercise, it's fun and sometimes, you come across fanfic that is even better than the original material. I love that some people take the universe and invent new characters or a new life for a new character. I love this culture we have going on of sharing and remixing. I think it's brilliant. it's what the internet was meant to do,I think. share information, learn,improve. not just download porn and mock others, which is far too abundant.

and while I love writers like JK Rowling and Joss Whedon who support and encourage fans, I also like to think it is like our own little world and while writers can sort of tap on the window and wave, I don't actually want them to come in. I'm speaking strictly of fanfic here. not fandom in general. not that I wouldn't love to discuss plot bunnies with JK, but I also think fandom's better off. and the authors too.

I think us fans use fanfic as a way to react and connect to these works we love and we don't see it as a bad thing,it's just what we do.

and that's what they don't quite understand. why we react the way we do. they don't understand or don't expect it and it is something they thought they could control and are now scared to see it's gotten away from them.

I'm afraid fanfic's taken over my brain and it's always thinking of plot bunnies, of undeveloped plots, of unloved characters who need a day in the limelight, of deleted scenes I want to see and a long etc. some people read a story and are happy with it. those people are not in fandom. those people do not write fic. those are the kind of people that watch tv shows that allow them to shut down their brains. the kind of programme you forget until the next episode is on. when a story is complex,interesting,engaging, it gets fans who won't just read it. it gets fans who are interested in the story, who'll discuss the story and who'll write fic for it. people don't write fanfic for boring stories. or stories with no little threads hanging off them, which is essentially the same. we want to engage with our favourite stories, we can't help it. often fics go to places the authors never ever thought of, and that's the wonder of it.

now, if an author says they don't want to see fanfic of their works, I respect that. I won't write it. but I admit it colours my opinion of the author and the work. I have no interest in say,Anne Rice's work. I won't read Diana Gabaldon's work either. I am interested in Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series or George RR Martin's Song of ice and fire, but where I would bought the books if I could've, now I won't. cause if I'm gonna support somebody, it'll be the author that won't act as if they are doing me a favour just by letting me read their books.

oh, I nearly forgot. I was thinking the other day how in fandom, what we do is our currency. we trade in fics and icons and vids and headers and layouts and what not. people can find something to do and improve it and that's just amazing.
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oh,lj, you're starting to repeat yourself. although last time it was more "role model" rather than "favourite character"

I'm not sure who is my favourite character,to be honest. there's many I love.
I grew up watching the x-files so Mulder and Scully had a big impact on me.Mulder with his beliefs,his passion, his quest and Scully being more skeptical, not falling for anything, being a wonderful female character the likes I'd never seen before in the silly national soap operas I watched before. and yes, through the years I had a lot of x files memorabilia. posters,tshirts,comics,vhs (90's,ok?) and whatever else I could get my hands on.
then there's buffy,which I started watching when I was about 15 so just the right age. Sam Seaborn also played a important part in my teenage years, I love his passion and idealism and eloquence (in the page) and love for writing. from TWW there's also President Jed Bartlett,who I mentioned in the role model post. cause he's the kind of man you look to for advice, that you ask yourself, what would he do? he is incredibly wise, very cultured, and well, a geek. who won a nobel prize and made it to president. and on one fic, he's elizabeth weir's mentor. she is also a favourite, as well as Daniel Jackson, both of whom showed me that you don't need to be good at maths to succeed.
Rose Tyler is also a big favourite. an ordinary girl who becomes extraordinary. she was clever and kind and amazing.

I also loved Veronica Mars, who was everything I wanted to be in school.

and captain tighpants who is honorable and awesome and on whose crew I'd love to be.

The Doctor is on the list of course. are reasons necessary?
This is all pure speculations, I know no spoilers. and there is little to no mention of specific events from previous episodes.

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THis last episode of doctor who was really strange.I'm not even entirely sure I liked it.

doctor who fucks with my brain )
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Plenty of my favourite books have been adapted. the results vary. my favourite adaptation is the 200 5 version of Pride and Prejudice. everything about it is a close to perfect as you can get. ELizabeth and Darcy are hot, the right age, fit the part, have loads of chemistry, all the actors fit their characters very well, the costumes are right, the photography is amazing, the music is brilliant, it stays close to the book without being a carbon copy and it has its own life, its own spirit, it stands on its own.
there are plenty of good austen adaptations. and some quite not so good. and others that are a different animal like lost in austen and p&P:a latter day comedy

I love Harry POtter but the films always disappoint me. and even though the movie is kind of a mess,really, I love Prisoner of Azkaban cause at least the characters begin to have a life of their own, they're not just a motion version of the book,like the 2 first movies feel, andthey're not even good adaptations. they have gotten increasingly better, even if the latest one disappointed by falling flat at the end, as a fan I still love them even if they're far less than perfect and most of the time I'm sure non-fans don't understand a book,but with harry potter I'm afraid I take the stance of "if you haven't read the books, then it's your own fault if you don't understand" cause there's some many things to do, than waste time explaining plot or how something works or what is a character thinking seems like a waste.

recently, percy jackson was adapted. I admit, I had not heard of the series before it was adapted. but I have been reading it aand I really,really like it. the movie is fun, even if it is completely different and often feels like an AU version of the story, despite being directed by chris columbus it is still a pretty good movie, I thought.

another adaptation I love is Nick Hornby's "About A Boy" which strikes a great balance of adaptating a book, letting it find its own feet,while mixing two stories and using voice overs. it's a film I've seen a billion times, since it's on tv all the time and I don't grow tired of it. the film cuts a few thins I would've liked to see but mantains the integrity of the story and the spirit of the characters and lets them be the same story while standing on its own.

The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy is a similar story to Percy Jackson. I honestly like the movie, it's charming and its got great casting, but it's the kind where it's not so much an adaptation as it is an AU, a retelling perhaps of the story, like the same characters but in something not-quite-unlike the original.

what I look for in a adaptation is that the film is enjoyable, that it has its own spirit, that it can stand on its own while keeping respect for the original, not to turn the characters OOC and completely change the story and the meaning or on the other hand, to change nothing and be a boring carbon copy.
carbon copy examples: watchmen, vanilla sky, they're simply put, boring. watchmen has a few redeeming moments and it is at least visually impressive. vanilla sky makes you want to go to sleep
I just finished watching Stargate Universe's “Faith”
I really liked it. I'm not a big fan of the show but this episode was nearly perfection as far as this show goes.

The basic premise of the show, if you've never heard of it, or don't watch it is this: a ragtag bunch of misfits trapped in a Ancient spaceship adrift in space, with no way to get home. There's the usual problems of lack supplies and constant tension between the Military and Civilian factions.

This episode's premise i simple s: they've just found a planet that shouldn't be there and the ship will spend nearly a month orbiting the sun so a group decides to go down and stay there for the month.

some spoilers, mgetting more specific near the end )
I just saw BOnes!
(and dad had the oh-so-bright idea of interrumpting in the middle of an important scene for something that could've waited!)

it was such a brilliant episode!

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I downloaded the new bones episodes and I was half-asleep when it finished but I decided to watch right away.
and in the pre-credits sequence, an earthquake hits DC. I'm watching this at 2am, with the lights out and suddenly the fraking screen shakes. for a few panicky moments I thought it was another aftershock, then I realized it wasn't real. still, it scared me.

I took a few moments to calm myself and kept watching. it doesn't really play much into the plot of the episode and it's barely even mentioned. the episode was good, very shippy and engaging and yet...

all I can think is why aren't they scared? calling their families? going home to see what happened? watching the news? discussing the magnitude??
how they can just carry on?
they don't seem traumatized, they won't be afraid to go to sleep at night, they seem fine.

it's stupid but it seems unrealistic. dc rarely gets any kind of tremor. they should be a bit worried, a bit scared,nervous.
but it's like nothing happened. and I'm not sure if I'm grateful of them carrying on
or if I want them to deal with the aftermath.

still, they're too normal. the earthquake looked strong and produced chaos. they should all be
worried not just sweets and he's just concerned cause someone died.
barely any hurts? no structural damage in a zone where they rarely get any tremors and mustn't
have very strict building codes?
seems unrealistic.

damn quake, ruining my tv.
Last one!

This won't make sense to most people,I think.
there was once this comm [livejournal.com profile] langford_u which is essentially an open AU of the stargate verse, where the entire cast works or studies at Langford University. last time I checked it was kind of dead. I started writing this fic about a billion christmases ago and I think some of it was lost cause I'm sure I had more, but since it's really old, I figure between computers it got lost.

title: Langford Christmas
fandom: the langford u of stargate verse
characters: about a billion, from atlantis and sg1
spoilers: just the regular verse
summary: it's christmas time! and this means traditions and worry for everyone

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Title: running out of hope
Characters: House, his team, a patient and his family (OCs), an Expanded Character from the s4 premiere, it has some HOuse/Thirteen
Rating: not sure, pg-13 just in case?
Spoilers: It's set just after the new team was chosen.
Summary: The new team has a new case and Wilson and Cuddy a plan.

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title: legends from earth-that-was
rating:pg-13,I guess
characters: everyone from the show
summary: the crew take their ease and tell tales

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Title: 10 things to do before the end comes
fandom:doctor who
characters:the Doctor
spoilers:none really
rating: pg-13
summary:well, it's kinda obvious from the title,isn't it?

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Title: Explaining you
Rating: safe for work,I guess. no cuss,none of that. what comes before pg-13?
Summary:Claire gets over her hate and talks to Topher.

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I decided to take part in Fic Revival Week. I was looking in my folders and found a few,unposted fics.

Title: I only ever saved it as 'Topher's birthday fic'
Characters: Topher,Claire,Adelle
Rating: it's pretty safe,even kid-safe
Spoilers:Up to "Haunted"
Summary: It's Topher's birthday and he finds he's not completely alone.

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So intense, I was biting my nails and yelling at the tv.
that's fairly normal but I felt tense, chills down my spine, goosebumps, jumpy, all of that.
I love the ambient this show creates, making you tense the entire time you're watching and wishing it would never end.

do I really need to warn for spoilers? It's an episode review after all )

Have I mentioned how much I love the music in Caprica? it is amazing. Bear does such an amazing job of it. when "Was Love" came out, I spent like two weeks listening to it non-stop.

I hate that it's been such a short time and that it'll be so long before there's new episodes.

Thankfully, Doctor Who and Ashes to Ashes come back next week.
Caprica has been great in helping during the long Doctor-less months and now Doctor Who will help with the Caprica hiatus.
btw, how the hell with people cope without the Doctor for all that time he was off-screen since it ended until Rusty brought it back?
I'm still not particularly optimistic for Eleven but I've come to realize I don't like the idea of a life without The Doctor. and I think that's why haters continue to watch. I do hope I don't become one of those though. I'd hate that.

NOw I have a Doctor Who rewatch to finish, a Ashes to Ashes one and a Caprica one to do.
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Well, when the earthquake struck, I left in a hurry and wasn't sure if the building would continue to stand. the first thing that came to mind was to grab Pablito, my doll. then I grabbed my copy of Pride and Prejudice.
I barely grabbed clothes and didn't think to take a toothbrush or my netbook or even my camera. I had my phone only cause I was holding it at the time and just put it on my pocket. I think it was mostly shock,I wasn't thinking straight,I was scared and wanted things that made me feel better, hence the doll I've had for ages and my favourite book.

Now, in the even of leaving with a clear(er) head, I don't think I'd take Pablito. I'd give him to someone, someone who'd appreciate him, and would keep him safe. I mean,I would take him if I'm running out but if I'm say,leaving the city for who know what or where, I don't think I'd take him.

I suppose I'd take my netbook and my ipod and my phone , I want to buy a solar charger just in case.
and a couple of books (good omens would definitely be amoung them as well as p&p and neverhwhere and salinger)and a pen and a notebook and matches and a knife and a few clothes,like tees and socks and panties and my toothbrush and my camera. I don't know if the digital or the 35mm one.
The digital can run out of battery/space quickly but the analog while the batteries last long, I'd need film and the items for developing. (a polaroid would be better.)

I suppose some food would be good,too. oh and a towel! must take a towel, you always have to know where your tower is. and a torch,too. very useful.

but in a hurried,frantic last ten minutes who knows what I'd actually pick. I might end up with nothing or with a bag of useless crap.

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