hafital: (ST:XI -- Pike)
with Captain Jack Sparrow!

Had a chance to see On Stranger Tides Saturday night, and I loved it. Read more... )
hafital: (Oz -- dorothy and ozma)
Day 21 - Favorite ship

I'm assuming by "ship", we mean any pairing? I never know what qualifies as a 'ship. Is it canonical, is it het pairings or slash pairings, is it any pairing at all, is it only a 'ship if it has a certain amount of fiction/fans? Can I, by virtue of having two people get it on in a story, thereby declare it a 'ship? This 'ship business is silly. lol.

This one's going to be without supporting evidence. The answer's fairly obvious, in any case. :) Why yes, my favorite 'ship is indeed Duncan/Methos. I could go on and on about why, but the main reason is simply that I like them a whole lot. One might even say that I adore them, and they're cute, and fun to write. And as a pairing (and a fandom), there's a lot to mine and explore.

And there are several runners up:

Chakotay/Paris (enemyslash? really?)
Kirk/Spock
Elizabeth Bennet/Fitzwilliam Darcy (oh wait, that's not a TV show...)
The Doctor/Rose (yes yes, go ahead and make fun of me)
Jack Bauer/Tony Almeida
Vinnie Terranova/Roger Lococco
Elizabeth Swann/Captain Jack Sparrow (oh wait, that's not a TV show, either...)
Sydney Bristow/Michael Vaughn
Alex Drake/ Gene Hunt
Dorothy/Ozma (oh wait...)

And probably several others that I'm blanking on.

top ten

Jun. 19th, 2009 10:49 am
hafital: (HL -- Duncan)
I'm bored and I have a heap of work to do. So, for no reason other than it makes me happy, I feel like making a list of my top ten fannish loves, one for the men, and one for the women.

Men:

1. Duncan MacLeod (Highlander)
2. Methos (Highlander)
3. Roger Lococco (Wiseguy)
4. Tony Almeida (24)
5. Captain Jack Sparrow (PotC)
6. Fitzwilliam Darcy (P&P)
7. George Knightley (Emma)
8. Henry Tilney (Northanger Abbey)
9. Jack Bauer (24)
10. Captain Jean-Luc Picard (ST: TNG)

*cough* Um, 2 Immortals, 2 Captains, 3 Regency Gentlemen, 3 Government Agents. What this says about me, I don't know and I'm scared to find out.

Women:

1. Elizabeth Bennet (P&P)
2. Elizabeth Swann (PotC)
3. Sydney Bristow (Alias)
4. Amanda (Highlander)
5. Michelle Dressler (24)
6. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
7. Ozma (Oz Books)
8. Martha Jones (Doctor Who)
9. Rose Tyler (Doctor Who)
10. Donna Noble (Doctor Who)


yay, lists are comforting.

top ten

Jun. 19th, 2009 10:49 am
hafital: (HL -- Duncan)
I'm bored and I have a heap of work to do. So, for no reason other than it makes me happy, I feel like making a list of my top ten fannish loves, one for the men, and one for the women.

Men:

1. Duncan MacLeod (Highlander)
2. Methos (Highlander)
3. Roger Lococco (Wiseguy)
4. Tony Almeida (24)
5. Captain Jack Sparrow (PotC)
6. Fitzwilliam Darcy (P&P)
7. George Knightley (Emma)
8. Henry Tilney (Northanger Abbey)
9. Jack Bauer (24)
10. Captain Jean-Luc Picard (ST: TNG)

*cough* Um, 2 Immortals, 2 Captains, 3 Regency Gentlemen, 3 Government Agents. What this says about me, I don't know and I'm scared to find out.

Women:

1. Elizabeth Bennet (P&P)
2. Elizabeth Swann (PotC)
3. Sydney Bristow (Alias)
4. Amanda (Highlander)
5. Michelle Dressler (24)
6. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
7. Ozma (Oz Books)
8. Martha Jones (Doctor Who)
9. Rose Tyler (Doctor Who)
10. Donna Noble (Doctor Who)


yay, lists are comforting.
hafital: (HL - swordplay)
Dude, that rhymes! hah.

Name fifteen favorite fannish pairings (het/slash/canon/fanon), and ask people if they notice any common traits/tendencies in the pairings you choose. Try to pick different fandoms.

I was tempted to put Duncan/Methos fifteen times. lol.

1. Duncan/Methos (Highlander)
2. Dorothy/Ozma (Oz books)
3. Jack/Tony (24)
4. Vinnie Terranova/Roger Lococco (Wiseguy)
5. Kirk/Spock (Star Trek... oh heck, either incarnation)
6. Tom Paris/Chakotay (ST: Voy)
7. The Doctor/Rose Tyler (SUCK IT, LOSERS) (Doctor Who)
8. Elizabeth Bennet/Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride & Prejudice)
9. Mary/Parks (Gosford Park)
10. Danny Ocean/Rusty Ryan (Ocean's 11)
11. Sirius/Remus (Harry Potter)
12. Jack Sparrow/Elizabeth Swann/Will Turner (what?) (Pirates of the Caribbean)
13. Catherine/Henry (Northanger Abbey)
14. Sydney/Vaughn (Alias)
15. Harry/Gay Perry (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang)

I notice no tendencies other than I'm possibly cracked in the head.
hafital: (Default)
Dude, that rhymes! hah.

Name fifteen favorite fannish pairings (het/slash/canon/fanon), and ask people if they notice any common traits/tendencies in the pairings you choose. Try to pick different fandoms.

I was tempted to put Duncan/Methos fifteen times. lol.

1. Duncan/Methos (Highlander)
2. Dorothy/Ozma (Oz books)
3. Jack/Tony (24)
4. Vinnie Terranova/Roger Lococco (Wiseguy)
5. Kirk/Spock (Star Trek... oh heck, either incarnation)
6. Tom Paris/Chakotay (ST: Voy)
7. The Doctor/Rose Tyler (SUCK IT, LOSERS) (Doctor Who)
8. Elizabeth Bennet/Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride & Prejudice)
9. Mary/Parks (Gosford Park)
10. Danny Ocean/Rusty Ryan (Ocean's 11)
11. Sirius/Remus (Harry Potter)
12. Jack Sparrow/Elizabeth Swann/Will Turner (what?) (Pirates of the Caribbean)
13. Catherine/Henry (Northanger Abbey)
14. Sydney/Vaughn (Alias)
15. Harry/Gay Perry (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang)

I notice no tendencies other than I'm possibly cracked in the head.
hafital: (LoM -- Annie)
I have not made my nominations for Yuletide yet. pffft.

This is what I have so far:

Life On Mars
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Ocean's 11-13
Hustle
Wiseguy
Eyes
Deadwood
Flight of the Conchords
Roman Holiday
Miracles
Northanger Abbey
Emma
North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell; BBC production) [1]
Gosford Park
Oz Series - L. Frank Baum


halp!

~~~

In other news, I've watched half of series 2 Life On Mars and I luuuvvss it, yes. Annie Cartwright, you're my hero. )

~~~

I leave you with some Gibbisms.

Jack Sparrow: Mr. Gibbs.
Gibbs: Captain.
Jack Sparrow: We have a need to travel upriver.
Gibbs: By "need," do you mean a trifling need? Fleeting? As in, say, a passing fancy?
Jack Sparrow: No, a resolute and unyielding need.

Gibbs: Come on, lads! Lift it like a lady's skirt!

Gibbs: Well, slap me thrice and hand me to me mama!

Gibbs: Look alive, men! It's not for naught it's called Shipwreck Island where lie Shipwreck Cove in the town of Shipwreck.


~~~

d'oh, forgot the footnote:

[1] Not the Civil War era story.
hafital: (Default)
I have not made my nominations for Yuletide yet. pffft.

This is what I have so far:

Life On Mars
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Ocean's 11-13
Hustle
Wiseguy
Eyes
Deadwood
Flight of the Conchords
Roman Holiday
Miracles
Northanger Abbey
Emma
North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell; BBC production) [1]
Gosford Park
Oz Series - L. Frank Baum


halp!

~~~

In other news, I've watched half of series 2 Life On Mars and I luuuvvss it, yes. Annie Cartwright, you're my hero. )

~~~

I leave you with some Gibbisms.

Jack Sparrow: Mr. Gibbs.
Gibbs: Captain.
Jack Sparrow: We have a need to travel upriver.
Gibbs: By "need," do you mean a trifling need? Fleeting? As in, say, a passing fancy?
Jack Sparrow: No, a resolute and unyielding need.

Gibbs: Come on, lads! Lift it like a lady's skirt!

Gibbs: Well, slap me thrice and hand me to me mama!

Gibbs: Look alive, men! It's not for naught it's called Shipwreck Island where lie Shipwreck Cove in the town of Shipwreck.


~~~

d'oh, forgot the footnote:

[1] Not the Civil War era story.
hafital: (HL - DM/M church)
First, a Doctor Who fic rec:

Bed Bath and Beyond by [livejournal.com profile] cjk1701. Written for [livejournal.com profile] sizeofthatthing, although not listed in their master list for some reason.

I found this doing a random search on whofic yesterday when I was overcome with a need for Donna fic (omg Donna don't leave me. *sob*). It's lovely, with understated angst, and is surprisingly hot for being more DoctorDonnafriends than Doctor/Donna. And short, as most Donna fic seems to be at this moment. Set post Midnight, no spoilers for 4x11 or 12.

~~~

Day in History meme: )

~~~

'ship meme )
hafital: (Default)
First, a Doctor Who fic rec:

Bed Bath and Beyond by [livejournal.com profile] cjk1701. Written for [livejournal.com profile] sizeofthatthing, although not listed in their master list for some reason.

I found this doing a random search on whofic yesterday when I was overcome with a need for Donna fic (omg Donna don't leave me. *sob*). It's lovely, with understated angst, and is surprisingly hot for being more DoctorDonnafriends than Doctor/Donna. And short, as most Donna fic seems to be at this moment. Set post Midnight, no spoilers for 4x11 or 12.

~~~

Day in History meme: )

~~~

'ship meme )
hafital: (DW -- companions Rose and Sarah Jane)
[livejournal.com profile] dsudis writes, So I was adding some new interests to my LJ profile (because I, uh... have some new interests. Yes.) and found myself feeling defensive every time I typed a female name, thinking, basically, FUCK YOU, SHE'S AWESOME, because I felt as if someone somewhere was going to be criticizing my love for them.

So, anyway, then I made a list of women who make me want to say FUCK YOU, SHE'S AWESOME. They are far from the only women who are awesome, or the only women people need to be told to step off of, but they are the top ten I feel that way about, right now, off the top of my head.

If you want to argue with me about the awesomeness of any of these women, I am afraid I will simply be referring you to the subject line. THAT IS ALL.



1. Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Donna Noble, Astrid Peth, Sarah Jane Smith (Doctor Who)

I would list all of the Doctor's female companions, just on principal, even those I have yet to meet.

2. Tyra Collette, Lyla Garrity, Julie Taylor (Friday Night Lights)

All of the women on FNL are awesome, but I love these three in particular.

3. Jane Bennet, Fanny Price, Emma Woodhouse (Jane Austen)

Jane is routinely slagged against for being so sweet and good, and so is Fanny for being weak or too pius or something. Whatever, I love them both. And I love Emma, period. *g*

4. Gwen Cooper, Toshiko Sato (Torchwood)

I have *huge* issues with TW the series, but I really like these two women, and it feels great to be able to say that.

5. Britney Spears, Lindsey Lohan

I hope and pray that both these women rise above their circumstances.

6. Anne Lindsey, Tessa Noel, Amanda Darrieux

Say what you will about Duncan MacLeod but he has a string of awesome girlfriends. *g*

7. Elizbeth Swann Turner (Pirates of the Caribbean)

I love Elizabeth Swann more than I can say.

8. Captain Kathryn Janeway (Star Trek: Voyager)

I never could understand why people dislike Janeway. I certainly don't share the sentiment.

9. Lana Lang (Smallville)

I stopped watching Smallville ages ago, but I always loved Lana.

10. JK Rowling

I deeply respect JKR as a woman and a fellow writer and I always get a little twitchy when I see criticism against her (as apposed to crit against her writing).

ETA: and one more...

11. Hermione Granger, Ginny Weasley, Lavander Brown, Cho Chang, the Patel sisters, Luna Lovegood, Tonks
hafital: (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] dsudis writes, So I was adding some new interests to my LJ profile (because I, uh... have some new interests. Yes.) and found myself feeling defensive every time I typed a female name, thinking, basically, FUCK YOU, SHE'S AWESOME, because I felt as if someone somewhere was going to be criticizing my love for them.

So, anyway, then I made a list of women who make me want to say FUCK YOU, SHE'S AWESOME. They are far from the only women who are awesome, or the only women people need to be told to step off of, but they are the top ten I feel that way about, right now, off the top of my head.

If you want to argue with me about the awesomeness of any of these women, I am afraid I will simply be referring you to the subject line. THAT IS ALL.



1. Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Donna Noble, Astrid Peth, Sarah Jane Smith (Doctor Who)

I would list all of the Doctor's female companions, just on principal, even those I have yet to meet.

2. Tyra Collette, Lyla Garrity, Julie Taylor (Friday Night Lights)

All of the women on FNL are awesome, but I love these three in particular.

3. Jane Bennet, Fanny Price, Emma Woodhouse (Jane Austen)

Jane is routinely slagged against for being so sweet and good, and so is Fanny for being weak or too pius or something. Whatever, I love them both. And I love Emma, period. *g*

4. Gwen Cooper, Toshiko Sato (Torchwood)

I have *huge* issues with TW the series, but I really like these two women, and it feels great to be able to say that.

5. Britney Spears, Lindsey Lohan

I hope and pray that both these women rise above their circumstances.

6. Anne Lindsey, Tessa Noel, Amanda Darrieux

Say what you will about Duncan MacLeod but he has a string of awesome girlfriends. *g*

7. Elizbeth Swann Turner (Pirates of the Caribbean)

I love Elizabeth Swann more than I can say.

8. Captain Kathryn Janeway (Star Trek: Voyager)

I never could understand why people dislike Janeway. I certainly don't share the sentiment.

9. Lana Lang (Smallville)

I stopped watching Smallville ages ago, but I always loved Lana.

10. JK Rowling

I deeply respect JKR as a woman and a fellow writer and I always get a little twitchy when I see criticism against her (as apposed to crit against her writing).

ETA: and one more...

11. Hermione Granger, Ginny Weasley, Lavander Brown, Cho Chang, the Patel sisters, Luna Lovegood, Tonks
hafital: (HL - Connor)
(I have approximately 20,000 words left to go on my thesis. hurrah?)


This is more for myself, than anyone else. I was updating my profile the other day, sort of trimming fandoms, moving them around and stuff, and just got to thinking about what I spend most of my (fannish) time thinking about, and watching.
Highlander: )

Doctor Who: )

Friday Night Lights: )

24: )

Jane Austen )

Star Trek )

Pirates of the Caribbean )

Harry Potter )

Flight of the Conchords: )

Deadwood: )

Ocean's 11: )

Phew! Man, I've gotten no work done today.... meep. But fun! Yay my shows. I loves them lots. I didn't include Torchwood because, I just don't know about that show. I am watching it every week, which is something I'm not doing for shows I really love (and blame DW, really. [livejournal.com profile] laurashapiro, you're so right about TW being methadone!) but I rather hated this week's episode, and the previews for next week didn't leave me feeling in the least bit excited. Still? I love Ianto and Rhys and Martha as long as she's on it. This may just have to be a show I sorta kinda watch for the sake of the Whoverse.

I may get back into Lost at one point, but I haven't been watching since it started back up. I plan to watch. I mean, I gotta know what happens. But, not right now and I'm not really feeling the loss. And the same thing goes for BSG, and again, not really feeling the loss. Last season was brutal, man, and kind of killed the joy although doesn't mean I don't still love it, 'cause I do. I'm in it for Admiral Adama.

Aaaanyywayyys, that's me in a fannish, er, nutshell. :D Also, GIP. Look, I has a Connor! <3 <3
hafital: (Default)
(I have approximately 20,000 words left to go on my thesis. hurrah?)


This is more for myself, than anyone else. I was updating my profile the other day, sort of trimming fandoms, moving them around and stuff, and just got to thinking about what I spend most of my (fannish) time thinking about, and watching.
Highlander: )

Doctor Who: )

Friday Night Lights: )

24: )

Jane Austen )

Star Trek )

Pirates of the Caribbean )

Harry Potter )

Flight of the Conchords: )

Deadwood: )

Ocean's 11: )

Phew! Man, I've gotten no work done today.... meep. But fun! Yay my shows. I loves them lots. I didn't include Torchwood because, I just don't know about that show. I am watching it every week, which is something I'm not doing for shows I really love (and blame DW, really. [livejournal.com profile] laurashapiro, you're so right about TW being methadone!) but I rather hated this week's episode, and the previews for next week didn't leave me feeling in the least bit excited. Still? I love Ianto and Rhys and Martha as long as she's on it. This may just have to be a show I sorta kinda watch for the sake of the Whoverse.

I may get back into Lost at one point, but I haven't been watching since it started back up. I plan to watch. I mean, I gotta know what happens. But, not right now and I'm not really feeling the loss. And the same thing goes for BSG, and again, not really feeling the loss. Last season was brutal, man, and kind of killed the joy although doesn't mean I don't still love it, 'cause I do. I'm in it for Admiral Adama.

Aaaanyywayyys, that's me in a fannish, er, nutshell. :D Also, GIP. Look, I has a Connor! <3 <3
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: )

good golly

Aug. 28th, 2007 10:01 am
hafital: (Default)
It's been nearly two weeks since I posted last, and feels like months, actually. School started up again yesterday. blerg. I'm alive. Writing. Broke 50,000 words, so yay. :D

The meme from my last post interests me, and, as an exercise, I'm going to do it for a few more fandoms. just 'cause. Highlander, Lost, and Wiseguy are already covered.

The questions:

01. The first character I first fell in love with
02. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now
03. The character everyone else loves that I don't
04. The character I love that everyone else hates
05. The character I used to love but don't any longer
06. The character I would shag anytime
07. The character I'd want to be like
08. The character I'd slap
09. A pairing that I love
10. A pairing that I despise

Jane Austen )

Star Trek )

Battlestar Galactica )

Pirates of the Caribbean )

Friday Night Lights )

24 )

Miracles )

Harry Potter )

Ocean's 11 )

good golly

Aug. 28th, 2007 10:01 am
hafital: (Default)
It's been nearly two weeks since I posted last, and feels like months, actually. School started up again yesterday. blerg. I'm alive. Writing. Broke 50,000 words, so yay. :D

The meme from my last post interests me, and, as an exercise, I'm going to do it for a few more fandoms. just 'cause. Highlander, Lost, and Wiseguy are already covered.

The questions:

01. The first character I first fell in love with
02. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now
03. The character everyone else loves that I don't
04. The character I love that everyone else hates
05. The character I used to love but don't any longer
06. The character I would shag anytime
07. The character I'd want to be like
08. The character I'd slap
09. A pairing that I love
10. A pairing that I despise

Jane Austen )

Star Trek )

Battlestar Galactica )

Pirates of the Caribbean )

Friday Night Lights )

24 )

Miracles )

Harry Potter )

Ocean's 11 )
hafital: (PotC2 - Will Liz kiss)
I love you guys. Your comments in my last post made a difference. Thank you. {{{{friends}}}}


Update on Dad: )

Pirates: AWE -- Question: What's better than one Captain Jack Sparrow? )
hafital: (Default)
I love you guys. Your comments in my last post made a difference. Thank you. {{{{friends}}}}


Update on Dad: )

Pirates: AWE -- Question: What's better than one Captain Jack Sparrow? )

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