BSG finale

Mar. 24th, 2009 12:00 am
hafital: (ST:TNG -- Picard)
Tonight I finally got a chance to watch BSG and I have only one observation, and that is: Read more... )

BSG finale

Mar. 24th, 2009 12:00 am
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Tonight I finally got a chance to watch BSG and I have only one observation, and that is: Read more... )
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I'm posting from my mother's Dell laptop. She's lent it to me until I either get a new computer or they revive and return my old one. It's weird being on a PC! You'd think that since I use PCs at work, it'd be nothing new, but for some reason it's all STRANGE and WEIRD. I feel like I'm in enemy territory, skulking in the bushes. haha.

i miss my 'puter. :(

~~~

IT'S RAINING AGAIN. Which means it's raining in my room. They have not fixed my roof. And probably won't until it's fairly certain the rain has stopped for longer than a few days. I'm guessing, anyway. Whatever. At this point I'm just kind of dealing. I'm not really upset. I'm more annoyed. Annoyed Tifah is Annoyed.

~~~

I took my car in this morning to the dealer/service because it's past 60,000 miles and that's what you're supposed to do when you're at 60,000 miles only when I got there and they looked at my car and what I'd already had done they were like um, there's nothing to do on your car. d'oh! I was like, are you sure? There's gotta be something that needs to be done. The guy was all, er, nope? They're so nice there. Any other place would have done work for no reason! And they're not really that much more expensive, at least I haven't seen it to be so.

~~~

The job situation is still crappy, in case anyone was wondering. We got official notice that there will *definitely* be layoffs, rather than the previous 'might be' lay offs. Everyone is up in arms. One thing I've learned -- or rather, one thing that's been reaffirmed by all this is = hypocrisy is the new black.

~~~

In fannish updates, I'm watching BSG, 24, and Lost (although how out of it was I last week, I can't recall if I watched the episode or not? was there an episode last wednesday? what was I doing? I can't remember!)

24 = Is making me into a pretzel, eeeee. O.o. I've taken to stalking almeidaisgod.com, hahah. My love for Tony and Jack has risen to alarming levels. I may need an intervention.

Lost = Um, I like it? I'm confused as hell, but I've become very zen about this show. It and I have come to an agreement of sorts == I haven't a clue what's going on but cheer anyway, and it show me lots Sayid and Desmond. (Dude, Sayid'd give Jack Bauer a run for his money, and don't you know it.)

BSG = I haven't seen this friday's ep yet. I'll watch it tonight. *sigh* How sad is it that I'm thrilled this is the last season so I can stop watching these tortured characters being tortured all the time. One small spoiler comment )

~~~

Mother and I made it through CoH/Rev 6:8 finally. She was all "that was intense!" afterward. hahah. It was interesting to watch with someone who was completely unspoiled for all the, er, revelations. :D She is, to my chagrin, a total Methos girl. I mean, not that I don't love Methos as much as the next girl, but I definitely watch the show for Duncan primarily. She and I often part ways, though, on many different topics, so I guess it's not always 'like mother, like daughter.'

"Methos is handsome!"
"Well, yes, he is, but what about Duncan?"
"Oh yes, he's very nice, too. But Methos is much more my type."

(Oh good lord, my mother's talking about her "type" hahaha."

"I like Methos!"
"I know you do."
"Sometimes he's a coward, though."
*choke*

She didn't react well to The Valkrie, and thought Duncan should not have killed Ingrid, and I had forgotten (or had sort of stopped thinking about) what a tough episode that is. There's no right or wrong. Although this time around, it seemed pretty obvious to me that Ingrid was rather at the end of her rope and well past the point of no return. She could no longer differentiate between a righteous act versus a desperate act. And Duncan was acting more from a sadness of losing his friend to the kind of obsession that he could not fix, than to what she was actually doing, although ultimately he could not let that sort of thing go -- she was clearly not levelheaded about it anymore, and had escalated away from any actual good she might be doing. It was similar to Brian Cullen (and Byron), only with more politics and meglomaniacs.

Each time there's a flashback, my mother says out loud, "oh! flashback! flashback!" like she needs to announce it every time. It's hilarious. And weird.

"Oh no, don't tell me Methos is a bad man!"
ahhahahahah

Re: Kronos = "That man is crazy!"
Re: the Horseman = "They all seem a little crazy."

Very observant, my mother. You know, I've always admired Valentine Pelka, but I gotta say, he's really very good, like remarkably so. I mean, Kronos is a bit OTT with teh crazzy! but VP actually manages to be mostly cheeky!sociopath. I dunno, I'm impressed, really.

~~~

In completely new and unrelated fannish news, after an embarrassingly long time (something close to a year, maybe) I've finally finished watching all of the Dresdon Files. I was sort of slow, to warm up to it. I mean, I liked Harry (dude, that actor is *gorgeous*) and loved Bob and sort of adored the old-time feel of the show -- I miss the days of dodgy vancouver-filmed speculative syndicated TV shows, man -- and I especially loved Murphy, but it wasn't until the last few episodes that I really started to get that fannish sort of love for it, and now it's all gone! So Sad!

So tell me, Dresden experts out there, are the books good? How many are there? Is Murphy in them? I love her. I really loved her and Dresden together, actually -- they had old skool Mulder/Scullyness about them. sigh. wow, I miss that, I really really miss that.
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I'm posting from my mother's Dell laptop. She's lent it to me until I either get a new computer or they revive and return my old one. It's weird being on a PC! You'd think that since I use PCs at work, it'd be nothing new, but for some reason it's all STRANGE and WEIRD. I feel like I'm in enemy territory, skulking in the bushes. haha.

i miss my 'puter. :(

~~~

IT'S RAINING AGAIN. Which means it's raining in my room. They have not fixed my roof. And probably won't until it's fairly certain the rain has stopped for longer than a few days. I'm guessing, anyway. Whatever. At this point I'm just kind of dealing. I'm not really upset. I'm more annoyed. Annoyed Tifah is Annoyed.

~~~

I took my car in this morning to the dealer/service because it's past 60,000 miles and that's what you're supposed to do when you're at 60,000 miles only when I got there and they looked at my car and what I'd already had done they were like um, there's nothing to do on your car. d'oh! I was like, are you sure? There's gotta be something that needs to be done. The guy was all, er, nope? They're so nice there. Any other place would have done work for no reason! And they're not really that much more expensive, at least I haven't seen it to be so.

~~~

The job situation is still crappy, in case anyone was wondering. We got official notice that there will *definitely* be layoffs, rather than the previous 'might be' lay offs. Everyone is up in arms. One thing I've learned -- or rather, one thing that's been reaffirmed by all this is = hypocrisy is the new black.

~~~

In fannish updates, I'm watching BSG, 24, and Lost (although how out of it was I last week, I can't recall if I watched the episode or not? was there an episode last wednesday? what was I doing? I can't remember!)

24 = Is making me into a pretzel, eeeee. O.o. I've taken to stalking almeidaisgod.com, hahah. My love for Tony and Jack has risen to alarming levels. I may need an intervention.

Lost = Um, I like it? I'm confused as hell, but I've become very zen about this show. It and I have come to an agreement of sorts == I haven't a clue what's going on but cheer anyway, and it show me lots Sayid and Desmond. (Dude, Sayid'd give Jack Bauer a run for his money, and don't you know it.)

BSG = I haven't seen this friday's ep yet. I'll watch it tonight. *sigh* How sad is it that I'm thrilled this is the last season so I can stop watching these tortured characters being tortured all the time. One small spoiler comment )

~~~

Mother and I made it through CoH/Rev 6:8 finally. She was all "that was intense!" afterward. hahah. It was interesting to watch with someone who was completely unspoiled for all the, er, revelations. :D She is, to my chagrin, a total Methos girl. I mean, not that I don't love Methos as much as the next girl, but I definitely watch the show for Duncan primarily. She and I often part ways, though, on many different topics, so I guess it's not always 'like mother, like daughter.'

"Methos is handsome!"
"Well, yes, he is, but what about Duncan?"
"Oh yes, he's very nice, too. But Methos is much more my type."

(Oh good lord, my mother's talking about her "type" hahaha."

"I like Methos!"
"I know you do."
"Sometimes he's a coward, though."
*choke*

She didn't react well to The Valkrie, and thought Duncan should not have killed Ingrid, and I had forgotten (or had sort of stopped thinking about) what a tough episode that is. There's no right or wrong. Although this time around, it seemed pretty obvious to me that Ingrid was rather at the end of her rope and well past the point of no return. She could no longer differentiate between a righteous act versus a desperate act. And Duncan was acting more from a sadness of losing his friend to the kind of obsession that he could not fix, than to what she was actually doing, although ultimately he could not let that sort of thing go -- she was clearly not levelheaded about it anymore, and had escalated away from any actual good she might be doing. It was similar to Brian Cullen (and Byron), only with more politics and meglomaniacs.

Each time there's a flashback, my mother says out loud, "oh! flashback! flashback!" like she needs to announce it every time. It's hilarious. And weird.

"Oh no, don't tell me Methos is a bad man!"
ahhahahahah

Re: Kronos = "That man is crazy!"
Re: the Horseman = "They all seem a little crazy."

Very observant, my mother. You know, I've always admired Valentine Pelka, but I gotta say, he's really very good, like remarkably so. I mean, Kronos is a bit OTT with teh crazzy! but VP actually manages to be mostly cheeky!sociopath. I dunno, I'm impressed, really.

~~~

In completely new and unrelated fannish news, after an embarrassingly long time (something close to a year, maybe) I've finally finished watching all of the Dresdon Files. I was sort of slow, to warm up to it. I mean, I liked Harry (dude, that actor is *gorgeous*) and loved Bob and sort of adored the old-time feel of the show -- I miss the days of dodgy vancouver-filmed speculative syndicated TV shows, man -- and I especially loved Murphy, but it wasn't until the last few episodes that I really started to get that fannish sort of love for it, and now it's all gone! So Sad!

So tell me, Dresden experts out there, are the books good? How many are there? Is Murphy in them? I love her. I really loved her and Dresden together, actually -- they had old skool Mulder/Scullyness about them. sigh. wow, I miss that, I really really miss that.
hafital: (24 - Jack and Tony K.I.S.S.I.N.G.)
I be watching TV and stuff. You know, I really enjoyed this past fall when I wasn't watching any broadcast/appointment TV at all; that was nice. I have such a love/hate relationship with my television, I cannot even tell you. Its this feeling that I'm chained to the whims of other people. :/ But *all* the shows I profess to watch returned from long hiatuses all at once. hrmph. Thank goodness Doctor Who is on hiatus. haha.


Stuff I'm watching, yay:

24: I'm high on the Jack/Tony love. Can't help it. We're only 5 hours in. Hold me? I forgot how hard it is to watch this show as it airs, waiting a whole week. I caved and started watching Day 1 again to get my fix, and omg Tony is so skinny and pissy, hee. Thankfully, I'm much less of a basketcase this season. Day 6 was painful, yo. With Day 7, I'm sure there are going to be some big blows -- I'm worried for all of them. TICKY-CLOCK SPOILERS )

BSG: Ah yes, Battlestar Galactica. I did watch Sometimes a Great Notion and then remembered how unrelentingly dark and dismal and bleak and lack-of-hope this show is. It makes 24 look like sunshine and rainbows and puppy dogs frolicking with unicorns in comparison. I AM THE FINAL CYLON )

Lost: Time Traveling Bunny Rabbits )

Merlin: OH! So *here's* where all the sunshine and puppy dogs and unicorns and fairytales went to, quite literally. :D :D I've read so many versions of the Arthurian Legend, and this one is just as amusing. I recall reading one version that had 3 sisters for Arthur -- Morgana, Morgaine, and Morgaise, all at once. And another (possibly the same version? can't remember now) where he married twice, to two different Gwens -- Gwenever and Gweneviere. Some that play with the notion that Merlin lives his life going backward in time, one where he was married quite young to Nimue, and others with more magic, some with no magic, etc etc. I'm still fond of that King Arthur film, though that was probably the least Arthurian version of the legend. And here I was looking for the sword in the stone. )

And a fannish round up isn't complete unless I talk a little bit about Highlander. Mother and I are still watching the DVDs. She's so much faster than I am, motoring right along and we're now on Season 5. I've forced her to wait to watch with me, because I want to be there when she watches the Horseman Arc. She already barreled through the end of S4, hrmph. So far, she likes Richie (oh dear...), has said Methos is cute and after watching Methos was like "oh he's more my type" (*facepalm*) although finds him a bit too cowardly (AHAHAHAHAAHAHA. *choke*), finds Duncan too broody (*snicker*) but still pretty to look at (well, duh... ), and kind of liked Cassandra (WHAT??). She still pronounced the "w" in "sword". Cracks me up.

I have to catch up on the Sarah Jane Adventures, and I'm very slowly watching Classic Doctor Who -- I'm still on the first Doctor, and just finished The Sensorites OMG, I love the Sensorites. When are they going to be on New Who?? They were hilarious.

I am NOT looking forward to the Torchwood mini-series. I'm debating whether to watch it at all. I may just thoroughly spoil myself and then decide after.

I just recently watched the new ITV version of Northanger Abbey and I adored it. Delightful! It's great to have a better version of that on film, finally. Catherine & Henry 4ever! The best part was the proposal -- one of the sweetest, loveliest, proposal scenes I've ever seen.

The ITV Sense & Sensibility was also rather well done -- not much can outshine the film of S&S, but this version had a great Elinor and a surprisingly lovely Edward. Also, this version has David Morrissey as Colonel Brandon -- NOTHING BAD THERE. He was great, lovely, gorgeous, and also, amusingly, far outshone the Willoughby they'd cast, who was kind of a ninny, in comparison, so it was hard to believe any red-blooded girl would choose that Willoughby over this Brandon. hah.

I also watched the ITV version of Mansfield Park which was, conversely, dreadful, despite Billie Piper being very sweet in it, and actually the Mary Crawford character was more interesting and nuanced than I had assumed it would be (she's usually portrayed in almost characiture-like two dimensions), but still, it sucked. Sigh. I wonder if there will ever be an adaptation of Mansfield Park that doesn't suck donkey balls. The theatrical film from a few years ago was so *immensely* out of character for Fanny, I can't really think of it as MP. The BBC version from the 80s is so dreadfully dull, it's like watching paint dry. bah.

I'm still rereading all of the Oz Books, and am almost done with the next batch of icons for The Marvelous Land of Oz, wheee. I'm rereading The Road to Oz right now, which I always loved although I can't help but find The Shaggy Man a bit creepy. I am bemoaning the lack of readily available fanfiction. I know there are tons of stuff published out there, but I don't have the kind of extra time and cash to hunt all that down. Also, I want fanfiction, the way it exists for all other fandoms, on the internet, with all sorts of pairings, and all sorts of ratings. I've read everything on the Yuletide archive, which is decidedly not enough. FF.net only has 17 stories. *pout*

ETA: I forgot Star Trek: The Next Generation -- I just watched Haven, with the first infamous meeting between Captain Picard and Luxana Troi. *g* HILARIOUS. Luxana Troi always made me uncomfortable because of the mother-embaresses-daughter thing, which was like my life growing up. *g* But, I think I'm going to like her a lot more this time around. Riker is a big nincompoop. Picard is gorgeous. Data is lovely. wheee!
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I be watching TV and stuff. You know, I really enjoyed this past fall when I wasn't watching any broadcast/appointment TV at all; that was nice. I have such a love/hate relationship with my television, I cannot even tell you. Its this feeling that I'm chained to the whims of other people. :/ But *all* the shows I profess to watch returned from long hiatuses all at once. hrmph. Thank goodness Doctor Who is on hiatus. haha.


Stuff I'm watching, yay:

24: I'm high on the Jack/Tony love. Can't help it. We're only 5 hours in. Hold me? I forgot how hard it is to watch this show as it airs, waiting a whole week. I caved and started watching Day 1 again to get my fix, and omg Tony is so skinny and pissy, hee. Thankfully, I'm much less of a basketcase this season. Day 6 was painful, yo. With Day 7, I'm sure there are going to be some big blows -- I'm worried for all of them. TICKY-CLOCK SPOILERS )

BSG: Ah yes, Battlestar Galactica. I did watch Sometimes a Great Notion and then remembered how unrelentingly dark and dismal and bleak and lack-of-hope this show is. It makes 24 look like sunshine and rainbows and puppy dogs frolicking with unicorns in comparison. I AM THE FINAL CYLON )

Lost: Time Traveling Bunny Rabbits )

Merlin: OH! So *here's* where all the sunshine and puppy dogs and unicorns and fairytales went to, quite literally. :D :D I've read so many versions of the Arthurian Legend, and this one is just as amusing. I recall reading one version that had 3 sisters for Arthur -- Morgana, Morgaine, and Morgaise, all at once. And another (possibly the same version? can't remember now) where he married twice, to two different Gwens -- Gwenever and Gweneviere. Some that play with the notion that Merlin lives his life going backward in time, one where he was married quite young to Nimue, and others with more magic, some with no magic, etc etc. I'm still fond of that King Arthur film, though that was probably the least Arthurian version of the legend. And here I was looking for the sword in the stone. )

And a fannish round up isn't complete unless I talk a little bit about Highlander. Mother and I are still watching the DVDs. She's so much faster than I am, motoring right along and we're now on Season 5. I've forced her to wait to watch with me, because I want to be there when she watches the Horseman Arc. She already barreled through the end of S4, hrmph. So far, she likes Richie (oh dear...), has said Methos is cute and after watching Methos was like "oh he's more my type" (*facepalm*) although finds him a bit too cowardly (AHAHAHAHAAHAHA. *choke*), finds Duncan too broody (*snicker*) but still pretty to look at (well, duh... ), and kind of liked Cassandra (WHAT??). She still pronounced the "w" in "sword". Cracks me up.

I have to catch up on the Sarah Jane Adventures, and I'm very slowly watching Classic Doctor Who -- I'm still on the first Doctor, and just finished The Sensorites OMG, I love the Sensorites. When are they going to be on New Who?? They were hilarious.

I am NOT looking forward to the Torchwood mini-series. I'm debating whether to watch it at all. I may just thoroughly spoil myself and then decide after.

I just recently watched the new ITV version of Northanger Abbey and I adored it. Delightful! It's great to have a better version of that on film, finally. Catherine & Henry 4ever! The best part was the proposal -- one of the sweetest, loveliest, proposal scenes I've ever seen.

The ITV Sense & Sensibility was also rather well done -- not much can outshine the film of S&S, but this version had a great Elinor and a surprisingly lovely Edward. Also, this version has David Morrissey as Colonel Brandon -- NOTHING BAD THERE. He was great, lovely, gorgeous, and also, amusingly, far outshone the Willoughby they'd cast, who was kind of a ninny, in comparison, so it was hard to believe any red-blooded girl would choose that Willoughby over this Brandon. hah.

I also watched the ITV version of Mansfield Park which was, conversely, dreadful, despite Billie Piper being very sweet in it, and actually the Mary Crawford character was more interesting and nuanced than I had assumed it would be (she's usually portrayed in almost characiture-like two dimensions), but still, it sucked. Sigh. I wonder if there will ever be an adaptation of Mansfield Park that doesn't suck donkey balls. The theatrical film from a few years ago was so *immensely* out of character for Fanny, I can't really think of it as MP. The BBC version from the 80s is so dreadfully dull, it's like watching paint dry. bah.

I'm still rereading all of the Oz Books, and am almost done with the next batch of icons for The Marvelous Land of Oz, wheee. I'm rereading The Road to Oz right now, which I always loved although I can't help but find The Shaggy Man a bit creepy. I am bemoaning the lack of readily available fanfiction. I know there are tons of stuff published out there, but I don't have the kind of extra time and cash to hunt all that down. Also, I want fanfiction, the way it exists for all other fandoms, on the internet, with all sorts of pairings, and all sorts of ratings. I've read everything on the Yuletide archive, which is decidedly not enough. FF.net only has 17 stories. *pout*

ETA: I forgot Star Trek: The Next Generation -- I just watched Haven, with the first infamous meeting between Captain Picard and Luxana Troi. *g* HILARIOUS. Luxana Troi always made me uncomfortable because of the mother-embaresses-daughter thing, which was like my life growing up. *g* But, I think I'm going to like her a lot more this time around. Riker is a big nincompoop. Picard is gorgeous. Data is lovely. wheee!

tra-ge-dy

Aug. 1st, 2008 10:16 am
hafital: (fotc -- cylons)
All caught up on Battlestar Galactica through 4x10 )

~~~

Love the jaunty crown. Although, I'm a bit disappointed in the costumes in these pics. I mean, if you're going to do modern dress for Shakespeare, why not play with it some, in my not at all humble opinion. Personally, I would not have put Tennant in anything resembling a suit, but they are clearly going for a wealthy high society look there for the party scenes, and not much spectacle.

~~~

ETA: I was just saying to friends of mine that there needed to be another Dorian Gray film. Can't argue with the casting of Lord Wotton. WOO!

tra-ge-dy

Aug. 1st, 2008 10:16 am
hafital: (Default)
All caught up on Battlestar Galactica through 4x10 )

~~~

Love the jaunty crown. Although, I'm a bit disappointed in the costumes in these pics. I mean, if you're going to do modern dress for Shakespeare, why not play with it some, in my not at all humble opinion. Personally, I would not have put Tennant in anything resembling a suit, but they are clearly going for a wealthy high society look there for the party scenes, and not much spectacle.

~~~

ETA: I was just saying to friends of mine that there needed to be another Dorian Gray film. Can't argue with the casting of Lord Wotton. WOO!
hafital: (fotc -- cylons)
I attended a funeral today for one of my acting/theatre/directing teachers from high school. He was a crotchety old man all those years ago when I knew him, and from all accounts he remained such till he passed this weekend, and we all loved him for it. R.I.P Norman, we're better for having known you.

~~~

Having had a long life in theatre, TV, and film, there were a few fringe celebrity types there at the funeral, but the only one I was 'omg hold the phone' about was none other than Victor Kiriakis from Days of Our Lives. I don't care what the man's real name is, he will always be Victor to me! The only thing that would have topped that was if Stephano DiMera had shown up.

~~~

I hadn't seen some of my high school classmates since graduation. Trippy.

~~~

PROJECT RUNWAY. I need Tim Gunn in my life like I need... the right shoes and accessories to go with my outfit. I'm just saying. )


~~~

I'm under strict orders from my cousin to catch up on Battlestar Galactica so he can talk to me about it already. Been avoiding it, frankly, since last season was just all together exhausting and unremittingly dark (and convoluted), but I am curious to see what's what now. So, I finally started last night, watching Razor. Be the fraking knife blade. )

~~~

Ah, good. I'm gratified to see Moffat talking like a showrunner should. That's what I'm saying.
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I attended a funeral today for one of my acting/theatre/directing teachers from high school. He was a crotchety old man all those years ago when I knew him, and from all accounts he remained such till he passed this weekend, and we all loved him for it. R.I.P Norman, we're better for having known you.

~~~

Having had a long life in theatre, TV, and film, there were a few fringe celebrity types there at the funeral, but the only one I was 'omg hold the phone' about was none other than Victor Kiriakis from Days of Our Lives. I don't care what the man's real name is, he will always be Victor to me! The only thing that would have topped that was if Stephano DiMera had shown up.

~~~

I hadn't seen some of my high school classmates since graduation. Trippy.

~~~

PROJECT RUNWAY. I need Tim Gunn in my life like I need... the right shoes and accessories to go with my outfit. I'm just saying. )


~~~

I'm under strict orders from my cousin to catch up on Battlestar Galactica so he can talk to me about it already. Been avoiding it, frankly, since last season was just all together exhausting and unremittingly dark (and convoluted), but I am curious to see what's what now. So, I finally started last night, watching Razor. Be the fraking knife blade. )

~~~

Ah, good. I'm gratified to see Moffat talking like a showrunner should. That's what I'm saying.
hafital: (ST:VOY - captain)
I've been thinking. About a lot of things, so let's pick one, shall we? Strong female characters. Where are they and why aren't there more of them? What do I mean by "strong" anyway? I had more thinky thoughts about it, and then my work day got in the way. So annoying.

In my opinion, "strong" should encompass both "positive" and "negative" traits. I'm putting quotes around them, since I would rather not make a judgment on what any one person views as either positive or negative -- that's rather subjective. I love flawed characters, be they female or male, and think that sometimes a character's flaws are what makes that character strong. Currently, I've been focusing more and more on female characters, particularly with my original writing, and find that the more flawed they are, the more I love them. I find I want them to be spectacularly flawed.

Also, I feel the need to make a point, which is, I'm not interested in judging. That is, on judging a (female) character's actions as being right, or correct, or wrong, faulty, absurd, outrageous, exactly right, stupid, detrimental, hurting, or whatever. They could very well be those things, but I'm more interested in what those actions *say* about a character, rather than judging that character for being right or wrong. I'm trying to get at what defines a, in this case female, character as being that character, if that makes any sense.

(also, as an aside, neither am I interested in criticizing the writing behind these characters or the tv shows/movies/books. We can complain all day long about TPTB, or the writers of tv/movies/books, but, at the end of the day, we are not the one's driving the car, here, and what's on the screen or on the page is what we have to play with. Complaining about it, pointing it out, doesn't change it, imo.)

Anyway, I don't really have much of a point other than listing some female characters that I find fascinating, as much for their awesomeness as for their what might be viewed as their flaws.

female characters that I love: )
hafital: (Default)
I've been thinking. About a lot of things, so let's pick one, shall we? Strong female characters. Where are they and why aren't there more of them? What do I mean by "strong" anyway? I had more thinky thoughts about it, and then my work day got in the way. So annoying.

In my opinion, "strong" should encompass both "positive" and "negative" traits. I'm putting quotes around them, since I would rather not make a judgment on what any one person views as either positive or negative -- that's rather subjective. I love flawed characters, be they female or male, and think that sometimes a character's flaws are what makes that character strong. Currently, I've been focusing more and more on female characters, particularly with my original writing, and find that the more flawed they are, the more I love them. I find I want them to be spectacularly flawed.

Also, I feel the need to make a point, which is, I'm not interested in judging. That is, on judging a (female) character's actions as being right, or correct, or wrong, faulty, absurd, outrageous, exactly right, stupid, detrimental, hurting, or whatever. They could very well be those things, but I'm more interested in what those actions *say* about a character, rather than judging that character for being right or wrong. I'm trying to get at what defines a, in this case female, character as being that character, if that makes any sense.

(also, as an aside, neither am I interested in criticizing the writing behind these characters or the tv shows/movies/books. We can complain all day long about TPTB, or the writers of tv/movies/books, but, at the end of the day, we are not the one's driving the car, here, and what's on the screen or on the page is what we have to play with. Complaining about it, pointing it out, doesn't change it, imo.)

Anyway, I don't really have much of a point other than listing some female characters that I find fascinating, as much for their awesomeness as for their what might be viewed as their flaws.

female characters that I love: )
hafital: (Default)
+ Name your top six TV shows right now, before reading the questions.



1. 24
2. Highlander
3. Star Trek: Voyager
4. Battlestar Galactica 2003
5. Rome
6. Alias

memeity: 15 questions. )
hafital: (Default)
+ Name your top six TV shows right now, before reading the questions.



1. 24
2. Highlander
3. Star Trek: Voyager
4. Battlestar Galactica 2003
5. Rome
6. Alias

memeity: 15 questions. )

swamped.

Apr. 3rd, 2007 10:42 pm
hafital: (HL = dont fuck with me)
But good. That's the state of me, the condensed version. Sis and Co. finally left on Saturday (halle-freakin-luia), and I'm just now leveling off on the work I let slide while they're here. blerg.

I've watched BSG, Rome (thanks Melina!) Lost, and, of course, 24 (President Wayne! Whachoo doooing?!?). Maybe I'll talk about them sometime soon.

A friend of mine at work has lent me his 24 DVDs, which is BAD, and also GOOD. Bad because, omg, I do not have the time. Good because, well, it's Jack. Of course it's good. I'm done with Season 1 and just started Season 2. WHEEEEE. I'm feeding myself an episode a day. Otherwise, doom, baby.

Also, my birthday is creeping up on me. bah.

I miss you guys. Anything cool going on?

swamped.

Apr. 3rd, 2007 10:42 pm
hafital: (Default)
But good. That's the state of me, the condensed version. Sis and Co. finally left on Saturday (halle-freakin-luia), and I'm just now leveling off on the work I let slide while they're here. blerg.

I've watched BSG, Rome (thanks Melina!) Lost, and, of course, 24 (President Wayne! Whachoo doooing?!?). Maybe I'll talk about them sometime soon.

A friend of mine at work has lent me his 24 DVDs, which is BAD, and also GOOD. Bad because, omg, I do not have the time. Good because, well, it's Jack. Of course it's good. I'm done with Season 1 and just started Season 2. WHEEEEE. I'm feeding myself an episode a day. Otherwise, doom, baby.

Also, my birthday is creeping up on me. bah.

I miss you guys. Anything cool going on?
hafital: (24 - there is a ghost)
It's like, I have my own little triumvirate, or something.

Rome: )

BSG: )

24: )
hafital: (Default)
It's like, I have my own little triumvirate, or something.

Rome: )

BSG: )

24: )

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