meganbmoore: (fantasy heroine)

Via [livejournal.com profile] telophase :

DIRECTIONS:
  • reply to this post with the word MEME and I will pick six of your icons.
     
  • make a post (including this info) and talk about the icons I chose.
     
  • other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
     
  • this will create a never ending cycle of icon glee.
She chose:




Answers(includes vague spoilers for Tsubasa at Vol 16. Except I'm learning it's not much for Clamp. )

Addendum to meme:  I live to blather about my icons.  Feel free to ask about 6 more.

ETA:  chosen by [livejournal.com profile] chomiji :

 


 

explanations )

Chosen by[info]escalove :

   

 

explanations )



 

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Spoof trailer for Twilight, with the real movie trailer underneath.

Feminist Narrative and the SupernaturalWaaaaaannnnnttttt!! (Which is not to be mistaken for "Buy for me!")

Stargate: UniverseStrangely, not so sure I want. I mean, come on, why call it Stargate if it's primarily a space ship show?  And can't they leave the Ancients with a little dignity?  At this point, I'm amazed they were competent enough to tie their shoes, given how many times TPTB has had them make potentially-galaxy-ending goofs.  (Also, the emphasis on their being younger and wanting relationships makes me think of that one bit in 100, which is the only bit that made me want to hide, as it was so close to stuff that's out there.)

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 Well, that was pretty good.  I liked Ark of Truth, but it felt a little rushed and condensed, but this one didn't.

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I HAVE FINISHED SEASON TWO OF ATLANTIS!

No individual episode comments as I was just repeating myself.

Fans of the show who have been twitching at and/or running from my posts all week can breathe a sigh of relief.

You know, contrary to how it seems sometimes, I really am very easy to please.  I don't demand political correctness in my fiction.  I want it, and in a perfect world, everything would be PC, but I know that's a pipe dream for a long time yet.  All I ask is that something have enough good stuff to compensate for the issues.  I can watch all 10 seasons of SG-1 or the first 2 seasons of Supernatural and read/watch all sorts of manga/anime and see that they have problems and sometimes go headdesky over them, but still be able to enjoy the final product, because the good outweighs the bad.  If I demanded political correctness in all things, my entertainment pool would be extremely limited.  All I ask is that the problems not be so prominent that a character leaps out and bashes me in the face with a metal folding chair with "gender and/or race issues" written on it in 4 inch letters.  When they're that obvious, I get testy.

The thing is, a lot of the episodes are no worse than your average TV episode.  Some (many) are truly horrible in that regard, but others deserve some facepalming, but not seething rage.  The thing is that there's no break from it.  It's just one episode after another with issues piled on top of issues, and it never does anything to redeem itself.  I mean, SG-1 would have episodes where Sam mostly sat around being admiring of the guys (and it wasn't always sure what to do with her, I think because she combined the brainy woman, the nice girl next door, and the warrior woman into one character, but couldn't fit neatly into any of those character types), but then it would turn right around and have an episode all about her saving an entire planet.  If the episode had a "rescue Sam" aspect, she'd be giving her captor/pursuer hell and spend the whole time doing everything she could to rescue herself.  Teal'c may have spent a lot of time looking stoic and manly and being the team's enforcer, but he also had a plotline almost from the first episode that was important to the main plot, and they kept that plotline going, and relatively prominent, the entire series (even after it kinda should have been laid to rest.)  Christopher Judge also had a bad habit of stealing any scene in which he opened his mouth.  Sometimes, he didn't even have to do that.  SGA doesn't do that.  Teyla and Ronon are there to be pretty and sometimes beat things up and Elizabeth is there to pretend to be incharge but really just follow Sheppard's lead.  Unless they need her to be wrong.  And sometimes even then.  But he won't be wrong.  In other things, I can go "well, that was a big misstep, but I think they're trying."  Here, I can't even think of doing that.

It's also annoying because, handled differently, this show would be awesome.  I mean, an expedition trapped in an ancient city in another galaxy, led by a woman who got lost on her way to the set of her political drama and ended up in a scifi show?  With alien vampires?  What is not to love about this setup?  But everything they can do wrong, they do.  Even with Sheppard and McKay.  After his first couple episodes, I really liked McKay in SG-1.  It wasn't until about the middle of SGA s1 that I started hating him.  Sheppard?  Jack and Cameron are proof that I can adore his character type, and I liked him in the episode of SG-1 he was in.  It's just the way the show writes them and it's conviction that they walk on water, fart unicorns, and are to be commended for causing almost every problem in the show that makes me hate them.  And I thought SG-1 handled Pete badly.

It also doesn't help that they keep recycling plots and episodes that were done much better in SG-1.  Osiris disapproves of that.

Anyway, with the possible exception of the Teal'c-with-dreads ep(unless there are others people think I would like) I am done.  Let me know if it ever becomes the Elizabeth, Teyla, Ronon (Teyla/Ronon also acceptable) and Lorne show.  Zelenka and Carson can stay to.  They are cute and sweet.  I'd say let me know if they ever revisit Ford's plotline and try to fix it, but I'm sure they've completely forgotten he ever existed.

And this LJ shall now be SGA free.

Unless I cave in to my masochistic urges.  I seem to have a bad problem with that at times.

I'll try to warn you if I feel it's about to happen.

In the meantime, I shall be watching things about girls with guns and/or swords for a bit.

SAVE ME!

Jul. 10th, 2008 01:09 pm
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WHY TO I KEEP WATCHING THIS!  TELL ME! (Anyone want to hook me up with decent icons of Elizabeth and Cadman?  And I just realized that I don't actually have Sam icons.  THIS MEANS THERE IS SOMETHING VERY WRONG IN THE WORLD.)

I did, however, flip through my Cardcaptor Sakura volumes while I was suffering and squee a lot over the OMG SO CUTE!!! in them.  However, they (along with more Angel Sanctuary and various other things) are in the box of books that I am not allowed to touch or even count as the backlog until I clear out a decent bit of the backlog that I've had for a bit.  I am being very firm with myself about this.

Speaking of books, though, can anyone tell me where the short stories in Hangman's Holiday and Lord Peter fall as far as the Wimsey books go?  I have both, but not the next book after Murder at the Bellona Club.
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I have decided  that the have Ronon waving guns around a lot while bare armed to distract us from the plot.  Rather like certain parts of SG-1.  Except that SG-1 at its worst didn't have the issues this show has.

If the world loved me, this show would be Elizabeth in command and the team consisting of Teyla, Lorne, Ronon and not-crazy!Ford.

Also, I notice that, while Elizabeth is getting to work in some mighty fine verbal smackdowns, she isn't getting to do anything else.


At some point, I really should go through and change my tags to have different tags for the 2 shows...
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I find myself less annoyed non-stop with Sheppard and McKay than I was with large parts of the first season so far.  Then again, there's a new character I find myself hating enough to compensate.  (I swear, if the Daedalus commander/new co-leader makes another patronizing insult of Elizabeth and gets away with it...you know, when people talked to Sam like that in SG-1, they suffered horrible accidents or somehow didn't make it make from a mission or got mass death glares or got exiled to Russia.

clicky )
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Have started season 2 of Stargate: Atlantis.  This slightly-paraphrased exchange kind of sums up most of the show's issues:

Elizabeth: "We’re so glad you’re here and blowing things up in the safety of your Asgard-protected spaceship. Listen, our city is being overrun by alien vampires trying to eat us, do you think you could spare a couple men to help us with that?"

Captain: "Don’t worry your silly little head about that. Let us men take care of the important stuff, and I’ll send someone to step on that cockroach you’re so scared of later, ok?"

Remind me why I endure this again?  Oh yeah, Teyla.  And Elizabeth when they aren't being ruled by their fear of a woman in charge.

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I agree with a lot of the criticisms of this movie: it was very disjointed and it felt like it was originally meant to be a story arc spread through the season, instead of a movie.

Fortunately I (A) knew that going in, and (B) am in it for the characters and character dynamics and some of the alien races, not the plot. 

SPOILERS! )

meganbmoore: (stargate-carter's kicking your ass)

Alas, no more Stargate posts.  Aside from SGA.  But judging from season 1 and [personal profile] lesbiassparrow's comments, they won't exactly be along the same lines.  Oh, and Arc of Truth.  But that's just a 90 minute movie.

And since BSG and I didn't get along when I tried it out, I need new scifi.  Since I don't have Netflix, someone should rerelease Andromeda and Farscape for cheap(actually, based on season 1, I def. do want Farscape on DVD, but not at $100+-or somewhere around there-a season.  Andromeda is...uhm...Kevin Sorbo as a spaceship captain and Alexa Doig as...the spaceship?  Whatever.  I've loved Sorbo for years and, thank to the least two seasons of SG1, I now love Alexa Doig, too.)
meganbmoore: (Default)

Alas, no more Stargate posts.  Aside from SGA.  But judging from season 1 and [personal profile] lesbiassparrow's comments, they won't exactly be along the same lines.  Oh, and Arc of Truth.  But that's just a 90 minute movie.

And since BSG and I didn't get along when I tried it out, I need new scifi.  Since I don't have Netflix, someone should rerelease Andromeda and Farscape for cheap(actually, based on season 1, I def. do want Farscape on DVD, but not at $100+-or somewhere around there-a season.  Andromeda is...uhm...Kevin Sorbo as a spaceship captain and Alexa Doig as...the spaceship?  Whatever.  I've loved Sorbo for years and, thank to the least two seasons of SG1, I now love Alexa Doig, too.)
meganbmoore: (koh-sibylla)
 So, question: who else thinks there was a session every week to discuss new ways to kill off Ba'al clones?  Because you know someone out there is getting a serious kick out of that theme.

Also, I feel the show is being quite evil.  You see, it keeps having the amazingly heavyhanded religious rhetoric and then the blatant Ori=Evil Oppressive Medieval Roman Catholic Church stuff, and then it distracts me from my annoyance by catering to my inner fangirl geek with things like Merlin and grail quests and dragons and an actual unique and interesting take on Arthurian legend.  Quite evil of it.

anyway... )
meganbmoore: (Default)
 So, question: who else thinks there was a session every week to discuss new ways to kill off Ba'al clones?  Because you know someone out there is getting a serious kick out of that theme.

Also, I feel the show is being quite evil.  You see, it keeps having the amazingly heavyhanded religious rhetoric and then the blatant Ori=Evil Oppressive Medieval Roman Catholic Church stuff, and then it distracts me from my annoyance by catering to my inner fangirl geek with things like Merlin and grail quests and dragons and an actual unique and interesting take on Arthurian legend.  Quite evil of it.

anyway... )
meganbmoore: (stargate-carter's kicking your ass)
Guys, does Vala ever stop with the pigtails?  Ever?

anyway... )

I remained saddened by Sam still not seeming to get to do a lot.

Still not quite sure what I think of the whole Vala/Daniel thing.  On the one hand, it works, but on the other, it still feels like they're pushing it a bit too hard at times(Sam/Jack void and the whole Farscape business...) and I'm not really used to SG1 pushing pairings, and then there's that whole pesky thing where you have real people playing the roles and the chemistry doesn't always work the way you want.  Claudia Black has chemistry with Michael Shanks, but she has more chemistry with Ben Browder and Christopher Judge.  Ah well, no REAL complaints with it.  And they entertain me, which is all I require.
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Guys, does Vala ever stop with the pigtails?  Ever?

anyway... )

I remained saddened by Sam still not seeming to get to do a lot.

Still not quite sure what I think of the whole Vala/Daniel thing.  On the one hand, it works, but on the other, it still feels like they're pushing it a bit too hard at times(Sam/Jack void and the whole Farscape business...) and I'm not really used to SG1 pushing pairings, and then there's that whole pesky thing where you have real people playing the roles and the chemistry doesn't always work the way you want.  Claudia Black has chemistry with Michael Shanks, but she has more chemistry with Ben Browder and Christopher Judge.  Ah well, no REAL complaints with it.  And they entertain me, which is all I require.
meganbmoore: (koh-sibylla)

A few bits:

+The religious rhetoric of the whole Ori plot is grating.

+I like Vala, but I can't help but think Sam's getting sidelined a bit for her.  I noticed there wasn't as much focus on her last season, but I assumed it was because Amanda Tapping had her baby at the beginning of the season, and to help us get used to Cameron and Vala.

+SGA in SG-1 is better than SGA itself.

+Except for Sam and Teal'c, everyone is mentally 5 once you get 2 in the same room.  It manages to be endearing.

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