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: (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 - Methos)
Day 13 - Favorite childhood show

This was surprisingly difficult to answer. I watched a fair amoutn of television as a child, but hardly ever as a true avid follower. And I wasn't allowed to watch much with substance or high dramaor adult themes, so mostly it was limited to cartoons and sitcoms. I know I watched The Cosby Show and Family Ties rather religously, but I'm reluctant to say they were my favorite just because it was convenient family viewing.

Some other TV shows that I loved as a kid were Fraggle Rock and The A-Team (haven't seen the movie yet! kind of want to...) and Highway to Heaven (mostly because it had Pa and Mr. Edwards). My parents watched Hart to Hart. I also recall being *fascinated* by Knight Rider when it first came out.

In high school, which I feel isn't quite truly childhood, there's no question my favorite TV show is a tie between MacGyver and Star Trek: The Next Generation. I was IN LOVE with MacGyver, and had the biggest crush on Data. *g* Quatum Leap was always a great favorite, too.

But, I think, upon reflection, there is actually a true answer to this question. My favorite TV show as a child has to be Little House on the Prairie. I LOVED this show. Still do. I loved it so much I read all the books and built fantasies about it, read biographies, etc.
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what had happened was...

~ Highlander story of doom midway through beta. whee! My boys. They are mighty fine and dandy.

~ I muscled my way through all of Ashes to Ashes series 2. I kind of loved it. Except, I found it really stressful. I dunno, Leverage is about the level of stress I seem to want to handle at the moment and Spoilers make the Gene Genie beat you over the head with a lead pipe ) This is all to say that I rather ridiculously love Gene Hunt in the same way I love Roger Lococco. Love them, think they're kind of crazy hot, don't want to have anything to do with them, ever. He's a great character and fascinating and if the bad guys were breaking down my door, I'd want him there to beat the crap out of them.

~ Best friend and roomie S has left me for two weeks on an Eastern European Vacation. I'm so jealous! I wish I could have gone with her. She's visiting countries I've already been to, so I couldn't really justify it. Besides which, I'm broke. bah.

~ I finished watching all of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Sadness! I waited a long time to watch the final two episodes because I didn't want it to end. :( I've started DS9 and I'm looking forward to finally getting to watch it properly, and to get to the parts when it starts to get interesting.

~ I keep almost screwing up at work. yoinks. Oh well. At least I catch my mistakes.

~ I got back on a pony this weekend after taking the last week off due to bruised hand. So, that's good. Still trying to figure out what I want from all this.

~ Leverage is my happy place. I started watching season 1 again. *facepalm* This could potentially be a problem. lol. eh, it's like candy popcorn, and I'm licking the bowl. I'm reading fanfic and find most of it already full of character tropes but I'm still reading (when I can. stupid work) because I'm hoping for a few diamonds in the rough. When do episodes come back?

~ Speaking of candy popcorn, for the love of mike, when is the next Doctor Who special airing??

~ And, because it can never be said enough, Duncan+Methos=WIN
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what had happened was...

~ Highlander story of doom midway through beta. whee! My boys. They are mighty fine and dandy.

~ I muscled my way through all of Ashes to Ashes series 2. I kind of loved it. Except, I found it really stressful. I dunno, Leverage is about the level of stress I seem to want to handle at the moment and Spoilers make the Gene Genie beat you over the head with a lead pipe ) This is all to say that I rather ridiculously love Gene Hunt in the same way I love Roger Lococco. Love them, think they're kind of crazy hot, don't want to have anything to do with them, ever. He's a great character and fascinating and if the bad guys were breaking down my door, I'd want him there to beat the crap out of them.

~ Best friend and roomie S has left me for two weeks on an Eastern European Vacation. I'm so jealous! I wish I could have gone with her. She's visiting countries I've already been to, so I couldn't really justify it. Besides which, I'm broke. bah.

~ I finished watching all of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Sadness! I waited a long time to watch the final two episodes because I didn't want it to end. :( I've started DS9 and I'm looking forward to finally getting to watch it properly, and to get to the parts when it starts to get interesting.

~ I keep almost screwing up at work. yoinks. Oh well. At least I catch my mistakes.

~ I got back on a pony this weekend after taking the last week off due to bruised hand. So, that's good. Still trying to figure out what I want from all this.

~ Leverage is my happy place. I started watching season 1 again. *facepalm* This could potentially be a problem. lol. eh, it's like candy popcorn, and I'm licking the bowl. I'm reading fanfic and find most of it already full of character tropes but I'm still reading (when I can. stupid work) because I'm hoping for a few diamonds in the rough. When do episodes come back?

~ Speaking of candy popcorn, for the love of mike, when is the next Doctor Who special airing??

~ And, because it can never be said enough, Duncan+Methos=WIN
hafital: (ST:XI -- Pike)
This was originally written for the first Spock Fuh-q Fest in, um, 2000? Beta nods go to T'Aaneli. Please link to this entry, and not the version of this story on my website.

Reciprocity
Star Trek: Original Series/Star Trek: The Next Generation
Spock/Will Riker
+3,800 words
Adult

You can't deny he's an attractive man. )
hafital: (ST:TNG -- Picard)
First up on the fannish 5, and getting his own post. That automatically makes him cooler. *g*

[livejournal.com profile] violetisblue asked for: The top five moments that prove Picard is cooler than you. (Universal you.)


1. There are people right now, down on their knees, praying and offering to The Picard.
2. Because, as a young man, he laughed when got stabbed through the heart, and lived.
3. And then when he went back in time and fixed that problem, the world was a mixed up, crazy, sad and pathetic, and just that much more boring world, so he let himself be stabbed through the heart again.
4. There are four lights!
5. And lastly, for visual reference, The Picard Song:

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First up on the fannish 5, and getting his own post. That automatically makes him cooler. *g*

[livejournal.com profile] violetisblue asked for: The top five moments that prove Picard is cooler than you. (Universal you.)


1. There are people right now, down on their knees, praying and offering to The Picard.
2. Because, as a young man, he laughed when got stabbed through the heart, and lived.
3. And then when he went back in time and fixed that problem, the world was a mixed up, crazy, sad and pathetic, and just that much more boring world, so he let himself be stabbed through the heart again.
4. There are four lights!
5. And lastly, for visual reference, The Picard Song:

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Mr. Bailey Cat and Spot could be brothers. lol.

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Mr. Bailey Cat and Spot could be brothers. lol.

hafital: (ST:TNG -- Picard)
How awesome is Picard? I mean, like, srsly. totally. (wow, sorry for the descent into valleygirl-ism. you can take the girl out of the valley, but you can't take the valley out of the girl. or something.) I want him and his mechanical heart near me at all times. kthxbai.

~~~

8000 words on the new HL story! It's, um, interesting? lol. It's scares me. It might scare you all, too. /o\

~~~

I was supposed to have lunch with an old college friend of mine today, but 15 minutes before we were supposed to meet I got this text from him: CRAP! Gotta cancel. Sorry. I'm an ass. I gotta record Denzel Washington today and he won't solidify a time. So I can't leave. Damn Prima Donnas! Let's try tomorrow.

I laughed out loud. Dumped for Denzel. That's a first. I was all like, no worries, dude, whatever. haha.

~~~

*eyes Torchwood spoilers*

I am verboten from watching TW until all 5 eps have aired and I've thoroughly spoiled myself so I don't blow a gasket yelling at my TV computer. heh. I have been burned by TW too many times to be fooled again! No sireebob! As they say, once fooled, shame on you, twice fooled shame on me, three times fooled, you're just begging for it now. Here, have a cookie.

ETA: more under a cut )

~~~

Hey! Highlander folks! I have question -- do any of you remember a story, very short, possibly fewer than 1000 words that feature Cassandra and Methos, in which Cassandra is like hunting in some alley and Methos runs up to her and she's all "I hate you!" but he tells her that Duncan needs her help because of Ahriman, and they go haring off together? I'm fairly certian it's on 7th Dim somewhere. Anyone? Bueller?
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How awesome is Picard? I mean, like, srsly. totally. (wow, sorry for the descent into valleygirl-ism. you can take the girl out of the valley, but you can't take the valley out of the girl. or something.) I want him and his mechanical heart near me at all times. kthxbai.

~~~

8000 words on the new HL story! It's, um, interesting? lol. It's scares me. It might scare you all, too. /o\

~~~

I was supposed to have lunch with an old college friend of mine today, but 15 minutes before we were supposed to meet I got this text from him: CRAP! Gotta cancel. Sorry. I'm an ass. I gotta record Denzel Washington today and he won't solidify a time. So I can't leave. Damn Prima Donnas! Let's try tomorrow.

I laughed out loud. Dumped for Denzel. That's a first. I was all like, no worries, dude, whatever. haha.

~~~

*eyes Torchwood spoilers*

I am verboten from watching TW until all 5 eps have aired and I've thoroughly spoiled myself so I don't blow a gasket yelling at my TV computer. heh. I have been burned by TW too many times to be fooled again! No sireebob! As they say, once fooled, shame on you, twice fooled shame on me, three times fooled, you're just begging for it now. Here, have a cookie.

ETA: more under a cut )

~~~

Hey! Highlander folks! I have question -- do any of you remember a story, very short, possibly fewer than 1000 words that feature Cassandra and Methos, in which Cassandra is like hunting in some alley and Methos runs up to her and she's all "I hate you!" but he tells her that Duncan needs her help because of Ahriman, and they go haring off together? I'm fairly certian it's on 7th Dim somewhere. Anyone? Bueller?
hafital: (ST:TNG -- Picard)
I watched the the second part of the two part "Chain of Command" yesterday. My goodness! I hadn't seen this episode since high school, I think. Of course, I remembered it, and the copious amounts of scantily clad (or completely nekkid) Picard, but I didn't remember how evil the Cardassians were. They are really bad! Or how good they are at torture, and breaking a person's spirit.

It's funny, after watching 24, a series known and largely criticized for it's use of torture -- I think "Chain of Command, Part II" is far more disturbing to watch. Largely because, although 24 does have a high degree of violence, it's all relatively quick, mostly brute force, and rarely is anyone shown as revaling in torture or enjoying it.

Or maybe it's just hard to watch Picard so close to breaking. It's the final scene with Troi that's so revealing and devistating. Damn but that Patrick Stewart is a fine actor.
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I watched the the second part of the two part "Chain of Command" yesterday. My goodness! I hadn't seen this episode since high school, I think. Of course, I remembered it, and the copious amounts of scantily clad (or completely nekkid) Picard, but I didn't remember how evil the Cardassians were. They are really bad! Or how good they are at torture, and breaking a person's spirit.

It's funny, after watching 24, a series known and largely criticized for it's use of torture -- I think "Chain of Command, Part II" is far more disturbing to watch. Largely because, although 24 does have a high degree of violence, it's all relatively quick, mostly brute force, and rarely is anyone shown as revaling in torture or enjoying it.

Or maybe it's just hard to watch Picard so close to breaking. It's the final scene with Troi that's so revealing and devistating. Damn but that Patrick Stewart is a fine actor.

updatey

Jul. 1st, 2009 10:04 am
hafital: (ST:TNG -- Picard)
I watched the TNG episodes "Time's Arrow 1 & 2" the other day. I forget how good Star Trek has always been with time travel plots. That's some good timey whimey.

~~~~

Picard/Guinan! I can't figure out their relationship and I love that.

~~~~

People at work were speaking very loudly outside my office about Highlander (nothing fun, I assure you). PLEASE STOP. YOU ARE MAKING ME JUMPY.

~~~~

Speaking of Highlander, I've broken 5000 words on the new story. It kills me, because I feel like I've written 50,000. lol.

Um.

~~~~

I'm writing my first legal notice of claim. hooyeah.

~~~~

I'm supposed to rec HL on crack_van this month. Hm. I better get on that. Please feel free to point me to stories that you feel should be recced. I have a list here, but I welcome suggestions.

~~~~

I'M STARVING. WHERE ARE MY COCOPUFFS?

updatey

Jul. 1st, 2009 10:04 am
hafital: (Default)
I watched the TNG episodes "Time's Arrow 1 & 2" the other day. I forget how good Star Trek has always been with time travel plots. That's some good timey whimey.

~~~~

Picard/Guinan! I can't figure out their relationship and I love that.

~~~~

People at work were speaking very loudly outside my office about Highlander (nothing fun, I assure you). PLEASE STOP. YOU ARE MAKING ME JUMPY.

~~~~

Speaking of Highlander, I've broken 5000 words on the new story. It kills me, because I feel like I've written 50,000. lol.

Um.

~~~~

I'm writing my first legal notice of claim. hooyeah.

~~~~

I'm supposed to rec HL on crack_van this month. Hm. I better get on that. Please feel free to point me to stories that you feel should be recced. I have a list here, but I welcome suggestions.

~~~~

I'M STARVING. WHERE ARE MY COCOPUFFS?

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: (ST:TNG -- Picard)
I am hip deep in Star Trek: TNG love. It is sweet and gooey and Picardorific. I loves it like whoa. Back in my early days in fandom and star trek fandom specificially, I never could get into reading much TNG fanfic, not being bent in the direction of Riker/Troi, Picard/Crusher, or Picard/Q.

But, I'm hankering for something to read. Anyone have any old time recs? I'm still not much of a R/T, P/C, or P/Q person, but I'll read Picard/f or Picard/m, any Gen of course featuring any of the characters or the ensemble, probably Picard/Data. Was there any Picard/Data? hm.

I'm totally remembering that one Picard/Spock that was posted anonymously on ascem. hah. haven't thought of that story in ages. I also remember reading a Picard/Troi that I loved despite my omgbadwrongbad initial reaction. Can't recall the title...
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I am hip deep in Star Trek: TNG love. It is sweet and gooey and Picardorific. I loves it like whoa. Back in my early days in fandom and star trek fandom specificially, I never could get into reading much TNG fanfic, not being bent in the direction of Riker/Troi, Picard/Crusher, or Picard/Q.

But, I'm hankering for something to read. Anyone have any old time recs? I'm still not much of a R/T, P/C, or P/Q person, but I'll read Picard/f or Picard/m, any Gen of course featuring any of the characters or the ensemble, probably Picard/Data. Was there any Picard/Data? hm.

I'm totally remembering that one Picard/Spock that was posted anonymously on ascem. hah. haven't thought of that story in ages. I also remember reading a Picard/Troi that I loved despite my omgbadwrongbad initial reaction. Can't recall the title...

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