hafital: (ST:XI -- Pike)
I might as well do these two together, since they're related, and I'm behind as it is.

Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving )

Day 11 - A show that disappointed you )
hafital: (HL - Methos)
Back in the day, when I used to work wardrobe crew for theatre in NYC, I had a stage manager friend who said he always wanted to work on Miss Siagon so he could say "cue the helicopter." :D

~~~

I have finished rewatching 24 from the beginning, through to the end of the most recent season. :( What am I supposed to do now? :::panic:::

~~~

As a result of finishing 24, I watched TW's Children of Earth, finally. I figured if I ever wanted to, I'd better before VVC. Anywho, I'm very glad I spoiled myself beforehand, not because I cared all that much, but because it allowed me to be more analytical. I was gonna write comments behind a cut, but why kick a fandom while it's down. Suffice to say, I thought it was leaps and bounds better than series 1 and 2; not necessarily darker than previous, imo (TW was pretty dark to begin with, I might even say pointlessly dark); and reinforces my opinion to stay the hell away from anything and everything to do with Captain Jack Harkness.

I also finally got around to watching Hillsborough, which is about the tragedy that occurred in 1989 at Hillsborough Stadium. I remember hearing about it as a kid. Watching this soon after CoE really puts that show into perspective. Talk about tragedy brought about by human weakness and failure.

~~~

Is anyone else confusing "The Waters of Mars" with The Waters of March? Anyone? Just me? I keep singing the song each time I see a reference to "The Waters of Mars." It's quite fitting!

"A stick, a stone, it's the end of the road. It's feeling alone. It's a sliver of glass. It's life, it's the sun. It's night, it's death. It's a knife, it's a gun."

I love the Susanna McCorkle version, but there are many others.

~~~

In other news, I tried to bribe [livejournal.com profile] merryish into finishing my story for me. SHE REFUSED.

18,000 words so far.

*facepalm*
*drowns*

I think we might be on the homeward stretch. maybe. hopefully. My two Immortals are breaking my heart. *pets them*
hafital: (HL - Methos)
Back in the day, when I used to work wardrobe crew for theatre in NYC, I had a stage manager friend who said he always wanted to work on Miss Siagon so he could say "cue the helicopter." :D

~~~

I have finished rewatching 24 from the beginning, through to the end of the most recent season. :( What am I supposed to do now? :::panic:::

~~~

As a result of finishing 24, I watched TW's Children of Earth, finally. I figured if I ever wanted to, I'd better before VVC. Anywho, I'm very glad I spoiled myself beforehand, not because I cared all that much, but because it allowed me to be more analytical. I was gonna write comments behind a cut, but why kick a fandom while it's down. Suffice to say, I thought it was leaps and bounds better than series 1 and 2; not necessarily darker than previous, imo (TW was pretty dark to begin with, I might even say pointlessly dark); and reinforces my opinion to stay the hell away from anything and everything to do with Captain Jack Harkness.

I also finally got around to watching Hillsborough, which is about the tragedy that occurred in 1989 at Hillsborough Stadium. I remember hearing about it as a kid. Watching this soon after CoE really puts that show into perspective. Talk about tragedy brought about by human weakness and failure.

~~~

Is anyone else confusing "The Waters of Mars" with The Waters of March? Anyone? Just me? I keep singing the song each time I see a reference to "The Waters of Mars." It's quite fitting!

"A stick, a stone, it's the end of the road. It's feeling alone. It's a sliver of glass. It's life, it's the sun. It's night, it's death. It's a knife, it's a gun."

I love the Susanna McCorkle version, but there are many others.

~~~

In other news, I tried to bribe [livejournal.com profile] merryish into finishing my story for me. SHE REFUSED.

18,000 words so far.

*facepalm*
*drowns*

I think we might be on the homeward stretch. maybe. hopefully. My two Immortals are breaking my heart. *pets them*
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?
hafital: (Default)
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: (Default)
GIP! oh boys, ilu. Never leave me.

~~~

Is it December 10th yet??

~~~

Remember that time when Duncan came home and Methos was oohhmming and pretending to be mystical when really he just wanted to be close to Duncan and Duncan was like what are you doing here but really he was totally okay with it because it meant Methos wanted to be close to him? Yeah, that was cool.

~~~

I've been watching Keen Eddie which is silly and fun and rather predictable but still fun. I've developed a severe crush on Julian Rhind-Tutt. This means I stalk him via IMDB and Netflix. Also, how ridiculously gorgeous is Colin Salmon? I mean, he was pretty as Dr. Moon on DW, but he's kind of preternaturally beautiful on Keen Eddie.

~~~

In the arena of HIGH-LARITY: Barrowman Apologises For On-Air Exposure. snerk. What is it with that guy. He's worse than my 3 year old nephew. ETA: Saw that coming.

After exposing himself on a live BBC broadcast over the weekend, I am told that the corporation has ordered the Doctor Who actor to keep schtum.

This is now custom and practice: Jonathan Ross, another of the BBC's fallen stars, has also not been permitted to talk to journalists since his obscene telephone call to Andrew Sachs.

This can't be easy for either of these media junkies, but the way things are going there should be enough of them soon to form a self-help group.


I don't know why I find this hysterically funny. The BBC: More drama than their dramas, fer realz.

~~~

HI. I AM ANTSY AND BORED AND I HAVE A TON OF WORK TO DO. SAVE ME?
hafital: (Default)
GIP! oh boys, ilu. Never leave me.

~~~

Is it December 10th yet??

~~~

Remember that time when Duncan came home and Methos was oohhmming and pretending to be mystical when really he just wanted to be close to Duncan and Duncan was like what are you doing here but really he was totally okay with it because it meant Methos wanted to be close to him? Yeah, that was cool.

~~~

I've been watching Keen Eddie which is silly and fun and rather predictable but still fun. I've developed a severe crush on Julian Rhind-Tutt. This means I stalk him via IMDB and Netflix. Also, how ridiculously gorgeous is Colin Salmon? I mean, he was pretty as Dr. Moon on DW, but he's kind of preternaturally beautiful on Keen Eddie.

~~~

In the arena of HIGH-LARITY: Barrowman Apologises For On-Air Exposure. snerk. What is it with that guy. He's worse than my 3 year old nephew. ETA: Saw that coming.

After exposing himself on a live BBC broadcast over the weekend, I am told that the corporation has ordered the Doctor Who actor to keep schtum.

This is now custom and practice: Jonathan Ross, another of the BBC's fallen stars, has also not been permitted to talk to journalists since his obscene telephone call to Andrew Sachs.

This can't be easy for either of these media junkies, but the way things are going there should be enough of them soon to form a self-help group.


I don't know why I find this hysterically funny. The BBC: More drama than their dramas, fer realz.

~~~

HI. I AM ANTSY AND BORED AND I HAVE A TON OF WORK TO DO. SAVE ME?
hafital: (PR - Tim Gunn)
I'm bored, but I also have a mountain of work to do. My desk is a nightmare. blergh.

I'm not watching any of the new season of television, completely lacking any desire to, although I may just have to check out the new Knight Rider, not only because of Val Kilmer, but also because of this:

NBC's Knight Rider threw viewers for a loop when FBI agent Carrie Ruvai (Sydney Tamiia Poitier) was introduced in a February television movie/pilot: She was shown climbing out of the bed she had just shared with a blond woman.

"There was a girl lying there when she was getting out bed, and I went through it like 10 times and watched it and wondered, 'Are they friends? Is that her roommate? Are they saying she's bisexual or she's gay or what?' I had to go to them and ask," said new Knight Rider executive producer Gary Scott Thompson in an interview. (He wasn't involved in the making of the TV pilot movie.)

...

"It was clear to the gay, lesbian and bi community that they knew what it was supposed to be," Thompson said in an interview from the show's Santa Clarita, Calif., set. "Others didn't get it. I knew it. They got a lot of flak about doing that, but in some ways it sets a precedent."

Thompson added: "My inclination is to leave her as she was. Why change it? But the thing about my argument is that, in the case of Anne Heche, she was straight, then bi, then a lesbian, then bi, then straight. If [Poitier's character] is actually bisexual, she would appear different ways, depending on the situation. Of course, in my book, that would make her a much more interesting character, much like Capt. Jack Harkness in Torchwood. If I could use Jack in Torchwood as a role model--I would absolutely use him as a role model--I love his conflictedness about ... everybody. He's real cool."


...

"It's such a non-issue for my generation at this point," Poitier said. "I was really surprised that people were thinking about it and that they were so concerned. Bottom line, to be honest, I don't think you are going to see her have a personal life....

I'll forgive Torchwood for many sins if it manages to turn Hollywood less homophobic.

~~~

In other news, I've finished another pass on the novel and now I'm procrastinating on writing my [livejournal.com profile] dw_femslash femslash ficathon story, as well as procrastinating on writing in general. I also got my [livejournal.com profile] hlh_shortcuts assignment on the horizon. I just sort of want to watch movies off my Netflix queue and fun British TV and not much else.

I've also been running on the weekends, and horseback riding once a week, but I still feel like I need more exercise. I stopped the yoga because it's a bit inconvenient to get to, but I should start that up again. Although, as it is I'm physically sore for most of the week. My legs are, at any rate. Sometimes it's so bad I can't cross my legs, haha, but it's all good. Maybe I'm a bit weird, or just twisted by gymnastics at an early age, but I've always enjoyed the aches and pains resulting from physical exercise.

Maybe if I finished setting up my room properly I'd feel less at odds.

Why yes, I am whiny and complainy, thank you very much. I have to deal with the fact that I have no school anymore, I'm done with the novel, and I... don't know what to do with myself. Someone come rescue me. meep.

~~~

I have a family of raccoons living near/on top/underneath my apartment building. At night I hear them on the roof (I'm on the top floor) having, I swear to God, their own Olympic track events or possibly line dancing or maybe a gang style rumble. Tea party? Whatever it is, sometimes it sounds like wacky hijinks and other times it's sounds like World War 3. I don't want to complain to the landlord about it, though, because I'd worry something bad would happen to the raccoons.

~~~

Oh, hey! Project Runway last night. )
hafital: (Default)
I'm bored, but I also have a mountain of work to do. My desk is a nightmare. blergh.

I'm not watching any of the new season of television, completely lacking any desire to, although I may just have to check out the new Knight Rider, not only because of Val Kilmer, but also because of this:

NBC's Knight Rider threw viewers for a loop when FBI agent Carrie Ruvai (Sydney Tamiia Poitier) was introduced in a February television movie/pilot: She was shown climbing out of the bed she had just shared with a blond woman.

"There was a girl lying there when she was getting out bed, and I went through it like 10 times and watched it and wondered, 'Are they friends? Is that her roommate? Are they saying she's bisexual or she's gay or what?' I had to go to them and ask," said new Knight Rider executive producer Gary Scott Thompson in an interview. (He wasn't involved in the making of the TV pilot movie.)

...

"It was clear to the gay, lesbian and bi community that they knew what it was supposed to be," Thompson said in an interview from the show's Santa Clarita, Calif., set. "Others didn't get it. I knew it. They got a lot of flak about doing that, but in some ways it sets a precedent."

Thompson added: "My inclination is to leave her as she was. Why change it? But the thing about my argument is that, in the case of Anne Heche, she was straight, then bi, then a lesbian, then bi, then straight. If [Poitier's character] is actually bisexual, she would appear different ways, depending on the situation. Of course, in my book, that would make her a much more interesting character, much like Capt. Jack Harkness in Torchwood. If I could use Jack in Torchwood as a role model--I would absolutely use him as a role model--I love his conflictedness about ... everybody. He's real cool."


...

"It's such a non-issue for my generation at this point," Poitier said. "I was really surprised that people were thinking about it and that they were so concerned. Bottom line, to be honest, I don't think you are going to see her have a personal life....

I'll forgive Torchwood for many sins if it manages to turn Hollywood less homophobic.

~~~

In other news, I've finished another pass on the novel and now I'm procrastinating on writing my [livejournal.com profile] dw_femslash femslash ficathon story, as well as procrastinating on writing in general. I also got my [livejournal.com profile] hlh_shortcuts assignment on the horizon. I just sort of want to watch movies off my Netflix queue and fun British TV and not much else.

I've also been running on the weekends, and horseback riding once a week, but I still feel like I need more exercise. I stopped the yoga because it's a bit inconvenient to get to, but I should start that up again. Although, as it is I'm physically sore for most of the week. My legs are, at any rate. Sometimes it's so bad I can't cross my legs, haha, but it's all good. Maybe I'm a bit weird, or just twisted by gymnastics at an early age, but I've always enjoyed the aches and pains resulting from physical exercise.

Maybe if I finished setting up my room properly I'd feel less at odds.

Why yes, I am whiny and complainy, thank you very much. I have to deal with the fact that I have no school anymore, I'm done with the novel, and I... don't know what to do with myself. Someone come rescue me. meep.

~~~

I have a family of raccoons living near/on top/underneath my apartment building. At night I hear them on the roof (I'm on the top floor) having, I swear to God, their own Olympic track events or possibly line dancing or maybe a gang style rumble. Tea party? Whatever it is, sometimes it sounds like wacky hijinks and other times it's sounds like World War 3. I don't want to complain to the landlord about it, though, because I'd worry something bad would happen to the raccoons.

~~~

Oh, hey! Project Runway last night. )
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: (TW - Ianto)
I'm home today and tomorrow, as I try and scrub this book clean of typos and give it a better shape. Yay! Of course, this means I *should not* be wasting time mooning over the Doctor. :D It's difficult, though. He's so eminently mooning-over material. He's, like, made for mooning-over.

My rushing headlong slow slide into carefully flirtation with Doctor Who continues apace. heh.

But that's not really why I'm posting! No! Click here for quick Torchwood thoughts )

Hm. Maybe I need a Rhys icon...
hafital: (Default)
I'm home today and tomorrow, as I try and scrub this book clean of typos and give it a better shape. Yay! Of course, this means I *should not* be wasting time mooning over the Doctor. :D It's difficult, though. He's so eminently mooning-over material. He's, like, made for mooning-over.

My rushing headlong slow slide into carefully flirtation with Doctor Who continues apace. heh.

But that's not really why I'm posting! No! Click here for quick Torchwood thoughts )

Hm. Maybe I need a Rhys icon...

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