meganbmoore: (ec: dorothy: red dress)
 128 x Emerald City



here ) 
meganbmoore: (yuya/mahiro)
I am home safe and sound from WisCon (as of around midnight Monday) but got called in to work yesterday before I even finished my laundry because of a scheduling issue, so it looks like anything resembling an in depth writeup isn't likely to happen, at least not this week.  As always, I had a great time, though some absentee people were sorely missed.  I wasn't on any panels this year and I felt it in both good and bad ways.  Despite a few audience attempts, all the panels I went to were pretty good.  It took me until sometime Saturday to completely recover from having to get up at 4 am on Thursday to catch my flight, and I was pretty much ordered to go to sleep both Thursday and Friday nights due to increasing levels of incoherency.

Hopefully next year I'll be on panels, preferably a kdrama one and an anime/manga one.  We'll see.

I watched and greatly enjoyed the pilot of Still Star-Crossed (and am SO BITTER that it didn't air on Thursday like other Shondaland shows, because then I could have watched it with people.)
meganbmoore: (girl k: training)
12 Monkeys: How to write a season finale with a brilliant and unexpected twist that adds layers to character and reinforces your ongoing themes and leaves your fandom going “Whhhaaaaaa.....?

spoilers )

Into the Badlands: How to write a season finale with a twist guaranteed to piss off the majority of your fanbase, displays bad and lazy writing, and tosses themes that you get praised for and season long character arcs into the garbage for shock value, leaving your fandom going “WTF HATEHATEHATEHATEHATE.”

spoilers )
meganbmoore: (eah: cerise)
86 x Ever After High: Way Too Wonderland
 

here )


meganbmoore: (beneath)
 I really have no idea why SyFy thought it was a good idea to air the entire 3rd season of 12 Monkeys in one weekend. (I also thought it wasn't airing until June for some reason.)  They're calling it an "event" which I guess it qualifies as, though that terminology is usually saved for miniseries an TV movies, not the latest season of a show that used to air one episode a seek. I mean, it's definitely a bingeworthy show.  I just finished last night's episodes, and it was definitely written to be a single storyarc and watched together, so there was that, it just seems to be an odd decision.  Then again, SyFy pretty much cancelled it and renewed it for a 4th season simultaneously a few months back, so who knows what they're thinking.

Mostly the episodes were good, however...

brief spoiler )
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 Thursday:  arrive around 12:30, no actual plans beyond staying the night with [tumblr.com profile] sophygurl .  Feel dead the whole time because my plane leaves at 6: 30 am and I can barely get up that early, much less at least 1 1/2 hours earlier to get to the airport on time.

FridaY;  Move to my room at some point and wait for [personal profile] lyssie to arrive.

4-5:15: Love Love Peace Peace: What Makes a Fun Story? 

Saturday:  Farmers Market in the morning, must find people to go with.

8:30-9:45 am (assuming I actually get moving and finish at Farmer's Market by then, which isn't likely)  Rebel Scum: Finding Hope In Resistance 

10-11:15 am (even though I didn't watch the show)  Yuri on Ice! Skating on Love! 

1-2:15  Red As Blood: Women and Gothic Horror 

Sunday:

1-2:15 (if I manage to watch some of it by then)  The Women of Luke Cage 

2:30-3:45:  Hidden Figures 
or
Moral Ambiguity In Fiction 

Monday:  No panels, I don't think, leaving sometime in the afternoon.

I'm not on any panels this year, so they're all pretty tentative and can be dropped in favor of hanging out with people, which is how I intend to spend most of my time, if anyone wants to schedule anything.
meganbmoore: (covert affairs: gimme tv)
kdrama:

Bad Thief, Good Thief
Chicago Typewriter
*Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People
Ruler: Master of the Mask
Suspicious Partner
*Tunnel

anime:

Granblue Fantasy
Grimoire of Zero
Sakura Quest

Indian drama:



Razia Sultan


US TV:

*Brooklyn 99
*Elementary
*Into the Badlands
iZombie
*Madam Secretary

*=Series/season that ends in May

I don’t think any of my summer US shows start until June, aside from Still Starcrossed, and there are a couple kdramas that start this month that I plan to check out, but who knows. Maybe I’ll finally get to put a dent in my Netflix queue.
meganbmoore: (covert affairs: gimme tv)
 Shows I lost in the May upfronts:

Rosewood
Emerald City
The Catch
Powerless (technically not in the upfronts, but...)

Shows that got renewed:

iZombie
Brooklyn 99

Still in limbo: 

Elementary
Underground (Not one that would be covered in the upfronts, but it's still in renewal limbo)

It-got-cancelled-and-then-it-got-uncancelled:

Timeless  (NBC is making it a summer show with shorter seasons, so its joining most of the other SF shows I watch.)
meganbmoore: (crossroads)
here )

The May upfronts sure have been depressing so far. I've already lost Rosewood, Powerless, Emerald City, and Timeless, with Elementary, iZombie, Brooklyn 99 and The Catch all up in the air.  My shows that are getting another season -Madam Secretary, Into the Badlands, Star Was: Rebels (planned final season), Feud, and The Librarians were all announced a while back.  Pretty much everything else I watch is a summer SyFy show.  (I know that list is long, but the bulk of those are sort seasons.)
meganbmoore: (hwajung: jeongmyung revealed)


First teaser trailer for Seven Day Queen, about King Jungjong's first queen, Queen Danyeong, who was deposed and sent into exile only seven days after becoming queen because of her family's attempt to overthrow King Jungjong.

Probably my most anticipated of the upcoming sageuks for May (Ruler: Master of the Mask is the most likely hit of them, but only really on my list for the leads, and My Sassy Girl looks bad and everything I've read supports that, but I might check it out for Jung Da Bin if reviews aren't too bad) but i do worry that I, South Korea, and fandom in general might have a bit of a burnout with 3 sageuks set in the same basic period (7DQ is set in the overlap period between Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People and Saimdang: Light's Diary) in the first half of one year.

WisCon

May. 3rd, 2017 01:15 pm
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 I'll be at WisCon from Thursday the 25th through Monday the 29th, with a 6:30 am departure and getting back home at 11:05.  I had planned to be there from Friday-Tuesday with at least semi-reasonable flight times, but this was almost a $400 difference in airfare.  I think my roommate is still working out her work schedule, so you may or may not get a message asking if you have room for an extra person Thursday night

I don't have any particular plans yet.  I'm not on any panels this year  and I don't recall seeing any "must attends" when I looked at the signups, but I'm sure that will be different once I'm actually there.

So who else is going, and what kind of plans do you have?  I haven't really had time to make any plans beyond making sure I get there and have a room at this point.
meganbmoore: (swr ahsoka)
I went into this completely spoiled. Not on purpose, but because it was impossible to not be spoiled by the time I got to it. I liked it, but I feel the animated universe has made it so I feel a bit unsatisfied by the movies. It happens On the off chance someone hasn’t seen it, and has managed to avoid spoilers…

spoilers )

I also watched Moana and Hidden Figures recently.  Hidden Figures was obviously highly dramatized, but most of it worked.  I say "most" because the white characters are obviously there to make white people feel better and like THEY would stand up against racism in the same situation.  There' this one much-discussed scene with Kevin Costner's character where you can practically FEEL all the middleaged white men in the audience sitting up a little bit straighter, certain that they, too, would have taken a dramatic stand against injustice and segregation if they.  Moana was lovely and wonderfully mythic and definitely worthy of the "classic Disney musical" label, though, like Tangled and Frozen, it's a little TOO aware of Disney Princess tropes and cultural standing, and wants to make sure you know it knows.  People talk a lot less about Moana's lack of a love interest than they do Merida's in Brave, but I think it actually worked a lot better in Moana.  Brave reminded us every chance it got that Merida didn't have a love interest and didn't want one.  Moana never brings it up.  It treats Moana having her on adventures without a boyfriend as the norm, not as an exception to the rule that should be applauded.  It simply never comes up at all.


I watched 3 movies in April, which is 1 more movie than I watched in the previous 3 months combined.  I also removed one movie from my backlog-The Phantom of the Theatre (no relation to Phantom of the Opera, as far as I know)-but got bored.  

meganbmoore: (badlands: butterflies)
 AMC renewed Into the Badlands for a third seasons almost simultaneously with NBC pulling Powerless from its schedule, with no date for the completed episodes that haven't aired yet, which pretty much means it was already cancelled.

Do I be happy or sad?  I can't tell.

Unfortunately, all the Freshman shows whose renewals I'm antsy about-Powerless, Timeless, and Emerald City-are NBC, and it doesn't look goof for any of them.
meganbmoore: (chae-ohk)
I wrote this for tumblr, where I've been writing about Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People a lot, and decided to crosspost this one here.

At this point, it’s actually a little sad that Saimdang: Light’s Diary and Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People are airing at the same time. Mind you, it’s not because one is easily one of the most hyped sageuks in years and isn’t performing well, while the other seems to have just been thrown out there as an afterthought and is pulling in good ratings, as well as better critical and popular response, it’s the content and themes. Personally speaking, I spent almost 2 years impatiently waiting for Saimdang, and was pretty sure it was going to be the best sageuk of the year when it did come out, something that I thought would hold true after watching the first two episodes. In contrast, Rebel was barely on my radar, and on my “watch now” list instead of “watch if people say good things while it airs” primarily because I liked Hwang Jin-Young’s previous sageuk (and only previous writing credit aside from a special) King’s Daughter Soo Baek Hyang. Halfway through their runs, Saimdang was moved to “I really like it but it could be better” status (with a lot of anger for how SBS execs screwed the show and LYA over, and now they’re taking their screwups out on the show, but I’m not going to dwell on that today) while Rebel has become the sageuk I just can’t see another sageuk surpassing it for a while. (Particularly since they all seem to at least partly center around the tropes and worldview that Rebel critiques.)



this ended up over 2500 words so here's a cut )
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January 31 - tell me about your favorite element(s) from Warehouse 13. ([personal profile] umadoshi )

I really like SyFy’s “quirky community” shows which this one falls into, though it’s more in line with Killjoys than with Eureka or early seasons-Haven in that it has the insulated feel even though it’s a smallgroup that travels instead of an actual community. Found family is a big thing, of course, and I liked that thee were no canon pairings among the major characters, even if they took that from us at the very end. I mean, I like canon pairings that are good in my shows, but sometimes it’s nice to take a break from that. My favorite episodes, though, tended to be the ones with previous agents, or that talked about previous agents/previous versions of the Warehouse. It’s never happening but I’m still holding out hope for SyFy to eventually have some TV movies or a prequel miniseries about the past agents.
meganbmoore: (swr ahsoka)
I came home from Easter travel to Star Wars Trailers.

The Last Jedi, which I would be more excited about without fandom's obsession with a certain character for the last year and a half, which is no doubt returning fullforce:



meganbmoore: (jubilee)
January 30 - I remember you used to read a lot of comics in the past. What were your favorites and least favorites? What drew you to the genre?( [personal profile] saturnofthemoon  )

I got into comics through the 1992 X-Men TV series (and Cadillacs and Dinosaurs about a year later) when it first aired, though I think it took me a while to realize that the cartoon was based on something. So, I mean, pretty much 12 year old me liking cartoons drew me to the genre. Can’t really say there were particular trends or fictional needs involved, though there was most likely some escapism from things going on with my family at the time involved, not that I was remotely aware of that aspect at the time.

I was mostly an X-books girl, my favorite being Generation X, though there are also some Excaliber arcs that were dear to me, and I loved the original Age of Apocalypse storyline at the time. Outside of the X-books, aside from the first series of New Warriors, the Busiek and Nicieza runs of Thunderbolts, and certain Captain America things (the run where he was partnered with Rachel Leighton/Diamondback, the Nomad spinoff and what I read of Ed Brubaker’s run before drifting away) I never really got into things outside of the X-books, though there were various things I liked along the way. I never really meshed with DC, despite being really into various parts of Wonder Woman and Birds of Prey, and early Fables, plus a few short-lived books over the years, like the Manhunter series starring Kate Spencer.

Outside of The Big Two, I was really really into Crossgen before it crashed and burned, love Usagi Yojimbo despite being horribly behind, and also loved a few indie titles, particularly Castle Waiting, Xenozoic Tales and Thieves and Kings. I dabbled here and there with Image comics , especially Top Cow, where I had a very tumultuous relationship with the Witchblade-related titles for several years.

I honestly can’t say what the me-of-today would think if I first encountered any of those now, given how long ago I first encountered them, especially given how tied many of them were to the time they were released. (Except Usagi Yojimbo and Castle Waiting. I feel safe saying I would still find them excellent if I first read them now.)

Anyway, aside from sometimes picking up X-books that have Jubilee in them, I haven’t read a superhero comic in years (I do fully intend to read the new Generation X series, though) but am reading the new Star Wars books and Saga off and on, along with the occasional non-mainstream comic, usually a standalone GN. I actually started drifting away right as a lot of friends started getting into-or being more vocally into-cmics due to the popularity of the Marvel movies. (Though my losing interest in something around the time people I know are getting into it has become a bit of an accidental trend. It also happened with The Vampire Diaries, Person of Interest and The 100. No idea what that says about me.)
meganbmoore: (covert affairs: gimme tv)
cdrama:

The Legend of Zu

kdrama:

Chicago Typewriter
Mystery Queen
Perfect Wife
Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People
Saimdang: Light’s Diary

anime:*

Granblue Fantasy: The Animation
Grimoire of Zero
Sakura Quest

US TV:

The Catch
Elementary
Feud: Bette and Joan
Into the Badlands
iZombie
Madam Secretary
Powerless
Rosewood
Tangled
Underground

*Hopefully I'll break my trend from the last 12 months and actually stick with one or more for more than a few episodes.

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