an OTP meme

Jan. 6th, 2015 10:45 pm
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I saw this on tumblr, but thought I'd post it here instead.

OTP Meme:

Choose 5 OTP’s without looking at the questions, then answer the questions. Tag 5 people if you want. Or don't tag. I'm saying threesomes are a go.

1. Alec Hardison/Parker/Eliot Spencer
2. Duncan MacLeod/Methos
3. Janeway/Paris
4. Mulder/Scully
5. James T. Kirk/Spock

questions )
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Here I am with another quick update for you, my most dearest of friends. All you VVC folks, I thought of you all weekend! And knew you were all having a great time and that made me happy. I actually bought a supporting membership, so I'm looking forward to receiving a shiny new DVD.

Unfortunately, there isn't much of fun below the cut, although it's nothing too dire.

In no particular order: )

In more fannish news...

I went to see Pacific Rim, without realizing it had giant robots and giant lizards in it.... And well, Nathan is all grown up! Mostly I thought the film was a bit exhausting, but good fun. Not at all fannish about it. My biggest complaint, though, is why weren't there any girl/girl teams? wtf.

Then, I also went to watch World War Z, which was super stressful omg! I was basically a pretzel the entire time watching. I liked this film better than Pacific Rim, but it kind of fell apart for me a little at the end, but still, it was pretty cool.

I finished all of Fringe, which was great. I was worried )

I also watched all of Game of Thrones, which... I don't know. Am I the only one that has major issues with GoT? Not really enjoying it.

I also started watching Xena on Netflix, which I had never really watched before outside of an episode here or there. It's totally ridiculous, which I knew going in, and you know, mostly I find it a bit of a chore to keep watching actually, but I do love Xena and Gabrielle and they're not-really-text-but-more-than-subtext relationship. It's funny watching all those New Zealand actors popping up right and left...

Tumblr has me almost caving on doing an X-Files rewatch. I've resisted so far... But you know what they say about resistance.

Still happy rewatching Star Trek: Voyager. This show is like a warm, fuzzy blanket. My love for Janeway has pretty much exploded and I'm not sorry. Back in the day, although I always loved her, I wasn't really into reading J/C but now I find myself reading J/C babyfic and god help me WANTING MORE. Yes. Which is only outshone in my desire for Janeway/Paris babyfic, which god help me I WANT EVEN MORE and there's far fewer of it although there is some. Now you know my secret and can judge me accordingly. And although there is one or two J/C/P fics out there, no one has written the fic of my heart. SADNESS.

Aside from controlling my raging star trek voyager addiction, I find myself STILL thinking about the Fast and the Furious films. So far, they've been my favorite thing this summer. I did finally get to see Tokyo Drift, which was a better film than I thought it would be, although the thing that I DO NOT WANT was a harsh reminder at the end. :( I'm too lazy to do another cut tag, but I leave you with this image: Han and Gisele.

FYI, I think Sung Kang is obscenely good looking. Like, holy smokes, mister, do something about that because you're blinding.
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Procrastination! YES.

I saw this on my tumblr dash but I have no idea how one is supposed to respond to this type (or really any type) of meme on tumblr so I'm doing it here instead. This is exactly the type of meme I love to answer because sometimes months or years later when you look back and see your answers you're like "omg why did I answer Pulaski for every question?? what was I thinking?" haha.

Um. This is long. And I may not have an answer for each of these. My memories of DS9 are murky, at best.


Ultimate Star Trek Asks )
hafital: (HL - Duncan Methos)
Rewriting is a bitch.

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I meant to comment on Lost Girl, both seasons, which I actually managed to finish a couple of months ago, but then I got distracted by so many things I've lost count now. Anyway, I truly loved it although I was a little underwhelmed by the main plot of most of the second season.

Courtesy of Senior Malbec )

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I have signed up for [community profile] hl_chronicles! yay! Haven't a clue which story to choose, though. o.O

Oh, and I was very much remiss not to publicly acknowledge and admire the lovely pic [personal profile] nrrrdy_grrrl made for the 20 years challenge for my story Crash of Light. You can see it here. I love it. I can't say I thought much about where they would be in 20 years after the end of that story, but naturally they would still be together. And in kilts. Yes. :D :D


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I haven't seen the Avengers. This is woeful, but I'm sure it will eventually be remedied, somehow. I am not much into this fandom but I have been enjoying most of these films, so I'm eager to see this thing that so many of you like so much.

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I managed to acquire all of the Harry Potter audiobooks as read by Stephen Fry (UK version) and then listened to them no less than 3 times, all the way through. Possibly four times. I'm a bit fuzzy on that. Talk to me if you would like them. I'm sure we can figure out a way.

They are as near to perfect as can be. Although Stephen Fry's Fleur Delaceur made me think of Maurice from Highlander which was possibly the most unintentionally hilarious thing ever and sent me regularly into giggle fits while driving.

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May was one busy (understatement!) month. I'm hoping that things will be less ridiculous from here on out. One can hope.

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Yes, the family continues to be somewhat bonkers. Dad is feeling better, so I'm told. Mom was having trouble with her eyesight, but I guess that's also a bit better, although she called me in tears the other day for I don't even know what. She was feeling down, I guess. Sister went back to an inpatient clinic for a couple of weeks. She should be back out again by the end of the week. I've been speaking with her a little more regularly which is good. She's a hot mess, though.

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LJ sent me an email about their migrating scrapbook for pictures, which I confess I hardly paid attention to, but I finally checked it out today and rather rediscovered all my icons! I almost forgot all about them. Many of them are a bit so so or worse, but a few of them are quite lovely. So many Oz icons, I had forgotten that I was doing all that. I stopped when my old computer got rained on and this new one (well, it's no longer new) has a version of photoshop that I find annoying. sigh.

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Oh! I remembered something I wanted to say! I finally (FINALLY) finished watching all of Deep Space Nine. Only took me three years.... I thought I would never get out of the Dominion War, was getting a bit desperate there. When I hit the Ezri episodes I knew I was almost done! lol. (And weirdly, adore Ezri, always have, and a lot more than I liked Jadzia. I know, I'm weird, what can I say) And have joyfully begun Star Trek: Voyager. If you recall (or you don't recall...) I was attempting to watch all of Star Trek in chronological order, but the experiment has not really been, um, attended to with much diligence, sadly. And I had meant to watch the TOS and TNG films at the appropriate times but that never seemed to happen. Anyways, I have begun Voyager and I am awash in total complete love. I only watch it here and there, when I want to snack on an episode and, you guys, it's my show! sigh. I couldn't tell you why I love this show out of all the trek shows so much but I do.

Too bad the show was popular in that awkward period of fandom when so many began to host their fiction on private websites that have vanished. It was always rather the redheaded stepchild of the franchise. Hunting down fiction is like doing major archeological excavations. *pets it lovingly*

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Nine Nine Nine for the Lost God...
hafital: (ST:XI -- Pike)
Day 23 - Most annoying character

There are probably several answers to this question, but the one that immediately pops into mind and stays there is Reginald Barclay. I find every episode that features him, which are a damned lot of them in multiple series, tedious at best. I find nothing likable in his character, aside from some lingering affection for Dwight Schultz from his Murdock days, and kind of actively want him tossed out an airlock or conveniently forgotten on a planet somewhere. There's only one episode that features Lt. Barclay that I think is worth it and that's The Nth Degree, largely because he's not himself in it. haha.
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.
hafital: (ST:TOS -- Uhura)
Day 19 - Best TV show cast

A good cast is not only about acting ability. It's a lot more subtle than that. Chemistry is important, of course, but that's a given. Harmony is needed, but that's also obvious. You need all those things, but you also need more, you need less, you need something else. Sometimes I think you not only need chemistry amongst your actors, you need chemistry amongst your characters. You need chemistry between the showrunners and the material being written. And in all of this, you need FREEDOM. In short, you need a lot of luck. You can have the best cast in the world, with the best chemistry, with everyone getting along, and the show can be crap. It's all very undefinable.

For me, I think I choose to answer this question by picking those TV shows for which my affection for the cast (of actors, of characters) just bubbles with love.

The first that pops up in my mind are the cast of both Star Trek: Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. Both of these shows are flawed, and the cast was not perfect. ST: VOY in particular became somewhat fractured as the series continued, but they're near and dear to my heart, and I love them truly. For ever and ever.

Also, Alias. I love this show. I loved it from the very beginning, to the very end, and a large part of that was the cast.

Leverage must be mentioned, because I want nothing more than to draw hearts and flowers all over that cast and hug them and squeeze them and call them george and play dress up with them and feed them, and pet them.

However, at this moment, I think the winner to this question has to be Ashes to Ashes. It has a core cast of 5, and they were all, every last one of them, OUTSTANDING, all the way through. I should probably say more, but I'm still processing all of series 3, which I inhaled practically all in one go on Monday.
hafital: (HL -- Duncan)
Day 14 - Favorite male character

Maurice Lalonde, from Highlander, naturally.

KIDDING. haha. I funny.

All right, all right, my favorite male character is non other than this guy. [personal profile] killabeez said all the reasons why in her post here. Anything I say will be redundant. He is Duncan MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod. There can be only one! But there can also be a few runners-up. *g*

5 other male characters that I love, too )

Day 15 - Favorite female character

This one is harder for me as I love to gather female characters close and cherish them equally.

Awesome Female Characters are Awesome )
hafital: (HL -- Duncan)
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever


The answer to this question is clearly Highlander: The Series. Not only because I like it so much, but also because my interaction and engagement with it can not be compared. No other show has taken up so much of my mental space, without my reacting against it -- it was probably the timing of when I got into Highlander as a fan coupled with the fact that I'd already watched it since the 1985 movie long ago, but I honestly cannot hang around a TV show that long, with consistent feelings for it, but Highlander doesn't seem to have that problem. It's also brought me tons of friendships and developed me as a writer. The show has scope and depth, and is limitless -- it's not a boxed in show, there's so much room in there -- and I mean that in regards to fannish activity but also just a casual viewer of the show. Back in the day when I just watched it on TV like any other person, what made me want to watch (aside from my raging crush on Duncan MacLeod) was the concept of Immortality, the tragedy of it as well as the adventure, and that remains true to this day.

Close runners up for this answer: Star Trek: Voyager Really, this show sits right up next to Highlander as favorite show, and only surpasses it sometimes because I associate no angst with ST: Voy; it's pure love. LOVE. And as the years go by, I love all of it more and more, even the funky later seasons. It just fills me with happiness. It's like a good snuggle. :D
hafital: (Oz -- dorothy and ozma)
I haven't done one of these in a while. :D


Pick your five most favorite TV shows, then answer the questions below.


1. Highlander
2. Star Trek: Voyager
3. 24
4. Jane Austen (okay, totally cheating here. so sue me)
5. Doctor Who


meme! )
hafital: (Oz -- dorothy and ozma)
I haven't done one of these in a while. :D


Pick your five most favorite TV shows, then answer the questions below.


1. Highlander
2. Star Trek: Voyager
3. 24
4. Jane Austen (okay, totally cheating here. so sue me)
5. Doctor Who


meme! )
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I miss you!

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Realizing that my actual online fannish activity has dropped below to negative integers, I remembered for the first time today to read my flist. I see there's some sort of greater discussion about LJ and DW. Frankly, I'd move to DW in a hot minute and the only reason I haven't is I'm a lazy bum. And straddling two journals is difficult for me. So, how's that for selfishness.

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Horrified that I hadn't had any honest to goodness fannish content on this LJ in weeks, I thought I'd do the [livejournal.com profile] fannish5 this friday.

List 5 fictional doctors you'd want treating you. (Or not.)

1. The Doctor (preferably Nine, but honestly, I'm not picky.)
2. The Doctor, EMH Mark 1, Chief Medical officer of the USS Voyager ( :D :D :D )
3. Methos (he's still a doctor!)
4. McCoy (if only for the running commentary.)
5. Dr. Bashir

Yeah, 3 Trek doctors. Well, what do you expect, honestly.

Also, I now think it would be hilarious for The Doctor to meet The Doctor. HAHAH.

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In other news I'm in love with a gray western arab pony named Jake. He is the bestest pony EVAR.
hafital: (Default)
I miss you!

~~~

Realizing that my actual online fannish activity has dropped below to negative integers, I remembered for the first time today to read my flist. I see there's some sort of greater discussion about LJ and DW. Frankly, I'd move to DW in a hot minute and the only reason I haven't is I'm a lazy bum. And straddling two journals is difficult for me. So, how's that for selfishness.

~~~

Horrified that I hadn't had any honest to goodness fannish content on this LJ in weeks, I thought I'd do the [livejournal.com profile] fannish5 this friday.

List 5 fictional doctors you'd want treating you. (Or not.)

1. The Doctor (preferably Nine, but honestly, I'm not picky.)
2. The Doctor, EMH Mark 1, Chief Medical officer of the USS Voyager ( :D :D :D )
3. Methos (he's still a doctor!)
4. McCoy (if only for the running commentary.)
5. Dr. Bashir

Yeah, 3 Trek doctors. Well, what do you expect, honestly.

Also, I now think it would be hilarious for The Doctor to meet The Doctor. HAHAH.

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In other news I'm in love with a gray western arab pony named Jake. He is the bestest pony EVAR.
hafital: (ST:TOS -- Uhura)
It is very strange rediscovering these old stories.

This was originally written for the second wave of the Spock Fuh-q Fest, in 2000, reposted to dreamwidth as a back up.

My assignment was Spock/Janeway. :D I am amused by how well the pairing works, and also by my quite brilliant timey whimey, wibbley wobbley plot. haha. If you think about it, this story is not entirely jossed (jjossed??) by the new film.


Blanket of Stars
Star Trek: TOS/Star Trek: Voyager
Spock/Captain Janeway, +5000 words
Adult

With thanks to my betas, Jhava, Islaofhope, and Jat Sapphire.


I once told Harry Kim that 'weird' came with this uniform, that it was what we do as Starfleet officers. The strange and unusual. The fantastic. The incredible. )
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.
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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.
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I'm going to run out of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang quotes, at this rate.

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Of possible interest to some folks: France OKs three-strikes piracy effort

The French government has given the green light to the controversial "Internet and creation" law, which is designed to control online piracy.

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And [livejournal.com profile] fannish5! I never do these, but I liked this one.

Name 5 characters you didn't like at first, but eventually learned to love.


In no particular order:

1. Fanny Price (Mansfield Park, Jane Austen) -- In actually, it wasn't that I initially didn't like Fanny, although she rather embodies that sort of character who you feel you have to like only because she's so "good", but I didn't feel much love for the entire novel because it's the only one of Austen's books where I *doubted* that Fanny and Edmund were meant to be together (I rather think Edmund is a boob), not in the way the couples in her other novels are meant to be together. But, since then, I've truly begun to think it's one of Austen's better work, and come to appreciate Fanny for the tiny, dark, unpleasent bits in her character.

2. Severus Snape (Harry Potter, JKR) -- Abstractly I understood why HP fandom loves Snape so much, but I certainly didn't care for him until his character became complete with the final book. In the novels, Snape is infinitely fractured and broken and stubbornly mean with a bravery born from love that's a little amazing, with whatever redemption he may recieve never occuring in life. I loved that; and it broke my heart.

3. River Song (Doctor Who) -- I'm still trying to process what I feel about River Song, but I loved her for two reasons: spoilers! )

4. Linus Caldwell (Ocean's 11) -- I'm not sure why I have him here, but truly, I seriously didn't like Linus in the first film, but then by the third film I loved him. *shrug* Rather mirrors my disgruntled affection for Matt Damon. *g* bwah.

5. Tom Paris (Star Trek: Voyager) -- I always liked him, but I never ever thought I'd adore the character as much as I do now, starting off a Chakotay girl. I thought Tom Paris was just another blah character like all the others. I remember rolling my eyes over all of the Paris/Kim stories that kept multiplying liek bunnies. ahahaha. Acutally, I never did get into Paris/Kim all that much, but once I twigged to Chakotay/Paris, then I instantly loved him. heh. Sadly, Voyager was rather a gateway fandom for me; I fell fast and hard, but then never spent a lot of time there before moving off to Highlander, although I still, to this day, love the TV show ST: Voy so so much.
hafital: (Default)
I'm going to run out of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang quotes, at this rate.

~~~

Of possible interest to some folks: France OKs three-strikes piracy effort

The French government has given the green light to the controversial "Internet and creation" law, which is designed to control online piracy.

~~~


And [livejournal.com profile] fannish5! I never do these, but I liked this one.

Name 5 characters you didn't like at first, but eventually learned to love.


In no particular order:

1. Fanny Price (Mansfield Park, Jane Austen) -- In actually, it wasn't that I initially didn't like Fanny, although she rather embodies that sort of character who you feel you have to like only because she's so "good", but I didn't feel much love for the entire novel because it's the only one of Austen's books where I *doubted* that Fanny and Edmund were meant to be together (I rather think Edmund is a boob), not in the way the couples in her other novels are meant to be together. But, since then, I've truly begun to think it's one of Austen's better work, and come to appreciate Fanny for the tiny, dark, unpleasent bits in her character.

2. Severus Snape (Harry Potter, JKR) -- Abstractly I understood why HP fandom loves Snape so much, but I certainly didn't care for him until his character became complete with the final book. In the novels, Snape is infinitely fractured and broken and stubbornly mean with a bravery born from love that's a little amazing, with whatever redemption he may recieve never occuring in life. I loved that; and it broke my heart.

3. River Song (Doctor Who) -- I'm still trying to process what I feel about River Song, but I loved her for two reasons: spoilers! )

4. Linus Caldwell (Ocean's 11) -- I'm not sure why I have him here, but truly, I seriously didn't like Linus in the first film, but then by the third film I loved him. *shrug* Rather mirrors my disgruntled affection for Matt Damon. *g* bwah.

5. Tom Paris (Star Trek: Voyager) -- I always liked him, but I never ever thought I'd adore the character as much as I do now, starting off a Chakotay girl. I thought Tom Paris was just another blah character like all the others. I remember rolling my eyes over all of the Paris/Kim stories that kept multiplying liek bunnies. ahahaha. Acutally, I never did get into Paris/Kim all that much, but once I twigged to Chakotay/Paris, then I instantly loved him. heh. Sadly, Voyager was rather a gateway fandom for me; I fell fast and hard, but then never spent a lot of time there before moving off to Highlander, although I still, to this day, love the TV show ST: Voy so so much.

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