hafital: (HL - Thinking Methos)
Day 26 - OMG WTF? Season finale

I have two answers for this. One silly, one for reals. The silly answer )

The real answer )
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 )

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: (HL - swordplay)
Comment to this entry and I'll pick up to three of your fandoms. You must then update your journal and answer the following questions:

1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?
2. Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
3. Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
4. Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
5. Do you think more people should get into this fandom?

From [livejournal.com profile] killabeez:

Highlander, Star Trek: TOS, and Alias


Highlander )

Star Trek: The Original Series )

Alias )
hafital: (Default)
Comment to this entry and I'll pick up to three of your fandoms. You must then update your journal and answer the following questions:

1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?
2. Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
3. Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
4. Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
5. Do you think more people should get into this fandom?

From [livejournal.com profile] killabeez:

Highlander, Star Trek: TOS, and Alias


Highlander )

Star Trek: The Original Series )

Alias )
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: (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. )
hafital: (24 - do not fuck with Jack)
My general jitteryness for 24 this season has driven me to the TWOP boards, and OMG, driven me right back out! It's like entering a mine field or a battle ground. One needs extreme head to toe durasteel skin, quick reflexes, and a defensive perimeter. I am enjoying the recaps, even if the TWOP brand of snarkiness sometimes makes me roll my eyes. On the other hand, I peeked at the FNL boards and recaps, and that seems to be all made of love, so, that's good! And shows how incredibly awesome FNL is. I hope the network execs are reading!

~~~

Anyhoo, that's not really what I'm here to say. What I'm here to say is, riffing on an icon I saw on some 24 community which had rotating pictures of James Bond, Jason Bourne, and Jack Bauer, and text like, "all these men have the initials J.B. Coincidence?", it got me thinking. Which, it's not the prettiest icon (even considering the subject) but it IS very amusing, HOWEVER they left out one crucial J.B. -- Jack Bristow. He even has the same first name as Jack Bauer!

And THEN! Of course, I immediately went to the crossover place. I mean, first of all, James Bond plus any of the rest of the JBs in any sort of story together kinda makes me *extremely* happy, like I might wiggle myself out into space kind of happy, but all of them together is almost too much of a good thing.

Let us ponder for a moment the extreme awesomeness of James Bond and Jack Bristow together, or, um, James Bond and Jack Bauer. Or, God help me, Jack Bauer and Jack Bristow! OMG THE POSSIBILITIES! CTU/CIA/MI6! Jason Bourne and James Bond... Jason Bourne/Jack Bauer. *BRAIN GOES BOOM* ETA: omg, the the header would say JB/JB/JB/JB. *DIES*.

This is all kinds of cracktastic goodness. Now, I just need someone to write it for me. *bats eyelashes*
hafital: (Default)
My general jitteryness for 24 this season has driven me to the TWOP boards, and OMG, driven me right back out! It's like entering a mine field or a battle ground. One needs extreme head to toe durasteel skin, quick reflexes, and a defensive perimeter. I am enjoying the recaps, even if the TWOP brand of snarkiness sometimes makes me roll my eyes. On the other hand, I peeked at the FNL boards and recaps, and that seems to be all made of love, so, that's good! And shows how incredibly awesome FNL is. I hope the network execs are reading!

~~~

Anyhoo, that's not really what I'm here to say. What I'm here to say is, riffing on an icon I saw on some 24 community which had rotating pictures of James Bond, Jason Bourne, and Jack Bauer, and text like, "all these men have the initials J.B. Coincidence?", it got me thinking. Which, it's not the prettiest icon (even considering the subject) but it IS very amusing, HOWEVER they left out one crucial J.B. -- Jack Bristow. He even has the same first name as Jack Bauer!

And THEN! Of course, I immediately went to the crossover place. I mean, first of all, James Bond plus any of the rest of the JBs in any sort of story together kinda makes me *extremely* happy, like I might wiggle myself out into space kind of happy, but all of them together is almost too much of a good thing.

Let us ponder for a moment the extreme awesomeness of James Bond and Jack Bristow together, or, um, James Bond and Jack Bauer. Or, God help me, Jack Bauer and Jack Bristow! OMG THE POSSIBILITIES! CTU/CIA/MI6! Jason Bourne and James Bond... Jason Bourne/Jack Bauer. *BRAIN GOES BOOM* ETA: omg, the the header would say JB/JB/JB/JB. *DIES*.

This is all kinds of cracktastic goodness. Now, I just need someone to write it for me. *bats eyelashes*
hafital: (Default)
Because [livejournal.com profile] killabeez asked, and her wish is my command. :) Of course, most of the stories I do write would not have been on this list unless I had already started writing it. Meaning, the stories I end up writing usually are not the stories I think about writing. Do Not Lay Heavy On My Heart is a great example of this. This story was not hanging around in my head waiting for me to get to - but it got written before any of the story ideas I have here. This is likely to happen again. So, go figure, really. *shrug*

Also, right now, other concerns take precedence over writing fan fiction and television in general and it's a little bit hard for me to commit to writing long, plotty fic, so shorter, quick fics might come to light as they come before any of these. That's just the way of it. I hope I do get to write everything here, but I can't say that I definitely will.

this way to self-indulgence )

wow. That's a lot more than I thought. *bigeyes*
hafital: (Default)
Because [livejournal.com profile] killabeez asked, and her wish is my command. :) Of course, most of the stories I do write would not have been on this list unless I had already started writing it. Meaning, the stories I end up writing usually are not the stories I think about writing. Do Not Lay Heavy On My Heart is a great example of this. This story was not hanging around in my head waiting for me to get to - but it got written before any of the story ideas I have here. This is likely to happen again. So, go figure, really. *shrug*

Also, right now, other concerns take precedence over writing fan fiction and television in general and it's a little bit hard for me to commit to writing long, plotty fic, so shorter, quick fics might come to light as they come before any of these. That's just the way of it. I hope I do get to write everything here, but I can't say that I definitely will.

this way to self-indulgence )

wow. That's a lot more than I thought. *bigeyes*

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