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( May. 18th, 2009 12:30 am)
The Winchesters are making me cry again (spoilers for the finale, for "When the Levee breaks" and for "Sex and Violence") )

To sum it up: SPN is my happy place. Only, not so happy. The no-so-happy happy place. I have nothing but love for the show.
Spoilers under the cut )

I think that's it for now. If you need me, I'll be over here, rewatching the rest of season 4.
I've read some reviews stating that they hated the episode, in fact, going so far as to assume that all of fandom would hate this episode.

Well, here's me, I'm a fan, and I completely and utterly LOVED this episode,

And I'll tell you why (very spoilerishly) under the cut )

I apologize for this being all long and rambly, but I'm still picking up the pieces of my heart, and it's 4 a.m. and I really really need to sleep.
...but, rewatching the Castiel episode, I feel the need to point out how immensely unattractive I find/found Anna.

Under the cut: Bitching about an angel and jealousy issues )
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( Feb. 23rd, 2009 07:14 am)
Funny (in a very honest and therefore not so funny) way article about Dollhouse reviews. For those of you who have been even more out of the loop than I am: Dollhouse is Joss Whedon's new show, staring Eliza Dushku (whom I always loved) and Amy Acker (whom I never liked).

Let me add my own thoughts )
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( Sep. 20th, 2008 04:48 pm)
Just one question:

I watched the season opener and it was only ten minutes long! What's up with that?
No, I didn't watch the clock, but I know what ten minutes feel like!
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( Oct. 21st, 2007 12:35 am)
So, apparently I don't trust my newfound Supernatural love yet. Here I was about to make a post about how much I love this show, and that it really isn't bad at ALL, that even Wendigo wasn't that bad, that so many of the conversations that seemed really horrible before all make sense now.
And then...

Well, I was watching Supernatural, I'm halfway through my second/third watching of season 1, and then I fell asleep on my couch.

And I dreamt that I saw an episode with a murdering ghost TRUCK in which Dean meets a girl he LOVES and TALKS about loving her with Sam and she didn't even DIE! though I sure wanted her too. And the SAM DROVE DEAN'S CAR.

Good thing it was only a dream.
Scary, scary dream.

I'll watch the next real episode on the DVDs now, to get it out of my head. Oh look, it's called "Nightmare", how fitting.
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( Jul. 14th, 2007 12:09 pm)
I'm rewatching Doppelganger, and I still... *speechless'

"Do you feel the wood????"

I've seen this ep at least four times, that scene (cause let's face it, it's hot) even more, but I still can't believe it.
What were they thinking???
Oh, it's been way too long since I last watched this episode. I think this is one of the few eps I only watched once (okay, maybe twice) and there is so much I forgot. For example, I completely forgot that they meet a Unas in the labyrinth. Completely forgot. How does one forget important things like that?

Anyway, about the ep:

First, let me point out that in the beginning, when Hammond gives Daniel the box they will later hand over to the Cimmerians, Daniel walks up the ramp to where the Malp is standing and puts the box somewhere on the Malp. The Stargate is already dialing. Now, what is the Malp doing on top of the ramp? And what is Daniel doing up there when the gate is dialing? We know the event horizon's "kawoosh" destroys everything in front of it, so bye bye,Daniel and Malp. (is there a technical term for "kawoosh"?). Obviously, both survived (did you know they only have one MALP, and it was really really expensive? I think it was said in an episode commentary once).

The box, btw, shows four humans, two adults and two kids. And the woman has very noticeable breasts and wears no clothes. I'm just pointing this out because american tv is usually so prudish that you don't ever see a naked breast, so I was surprised to notice that they would design the box like this, when it wasn't necessary.

The scene when they arrive on the planet is completely ridiculous. Vikings shouting "Thor! Thor!"? No wonder the actors laughed so much.

Teal'c and Jack are fabulous in this episode. I admit that I almost didn't watch "Thor's Hammer" today, because I remembered it to be rather boring. And the whole labyrinth thing is rather boring really, it's not like they were ever in real danger. But Teal'c and Jack make it worth watching. They are clearly already very close, but they are also still strangers, because there is so much they don't know about each other and there respective worlds.

Teal'c, in the labyrinth when Jack tells him to try to fire his staff weapon, makes a comment about how Jack's machine gun still functions because this race "may have considered projectile weapons too primitive to be concerned about". I'm just pointing this out because it becomes important later in the whole replicator arc. That's continuity. ;-)

Sam is a bit, well, I don't want to say annoying, so I'm just going to call her pale. It's not her fault, they must have intended for her to be the voice of reason and that can easily turn into someone who takes the fun out of everything. And she is right, of course, when she tries to stop Daniel from following Kendra any further, but it's the way she delivers it that makes me angry at her. Can't she see that this is Daniel's only hope? That he NEEDS to know?
On the other hand, I understand her. She just lost her commanding officer and earth's most important intelligence source re: Goa'uld, so all she wants is to go back, get reenforcements and try to save, well, Jack and Teal'c, but also her career. At least that's what I couldn't help thinking.

Daniel is heartbreaking and wonderful the whole episode. The hope in his eyes when he hears that he might be able to save Sha're. He keeps asking questions, as if he is already imagining bringing Sha're to the planet. And when he tells Kendra that he still dreams of Sha're, imaging that there is some sort of connection... *cries*

And then Jack is the one to destroy this hope, and that makes me cry even more (not literally, of course, the episode isn't that good. It's just a very real ache in my heart.) The look in Daniel's eyes when he says "Do you know what this means" to Jack? Then Jack, so sure: "It's the only way out of here." and "Teal'c is here now." And he hands Daniel the staff weapon and makes him destroy the hammer himself! It's maybe the only thing to do, because it is a decision that Daniel, if he can'T make it himself, at least has to carry himself. He, too, has to take responsibility for destroying the hammer and saving Teal'c, has to accept it as the right thing, and having him destroy it is the only way to accomplish this. But it seems so cruel at that moment. And yet, what I think is not "Poor Daniel", though I think that too, no, mostly I think "Poor Jack, for having to crush Daniel's only hope." Because even back then it clearly breaks his heart a little.

*thinks about tragic Jack/Daniel love for a bit longer*

Right, let's move on. The scene where they destroy the hammer is also showing a very clear chain of command. Jack decides that the hammer will be destroyed and so it will be. There is no question that what Jack says will be done. Yes, Daniel protests (a little, because he knows he has to do it), yes, Teal'c says he wants to stay. But ultimately, no one questions that it is Jack's decision. I noticed this because command structure is something that is completely missing from the current SG-1. Imagine the scene with Mitchell and Vala:

Cameron:"So I guess we will have to destroy this thing."
Daniel:"But! *long explanation of many things that completely distracts Cameron because of the way Daniel keeps wetting his lips with his tongue when he talks*
Sam: *didn't listen to Cameron or Daniel but is already taking apart the wall to figure out how to turn the hammer off*
Vala: *bouncing* "Can I? Can I? I never get to shoot things!" *pouts*
Teal'c: *raises eyebrow*

I mean, I really love Cameron and Vala, but they are so not SG-1. SG-1 is those people standing in the labyrinth in Thor's hammer, a very young SG-1 that still has so much to go through, so much to learn and to become a team, but with all the parts that we will later see and love about them already showing. And I love them so much, even now, after almost ten years.
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( Jan. 18th, 2007 11:08 pm)
Since it is a bit windy over here, I decided not to leave the house and watched some Stargate season 1 instead. The season 1 box set was the first thing I bought in 2007, and what a wise decision that was. Of course, I had already seen all the eps (in fact, I own them on VHS, so if anyone wants the tapes, please holler).

Season 1 is pure nostalgia, so let me remind you of some of the wonderful moments:

Stargate SG-1 Season 1 'Children of the Gods' - 'Brief Candle' )

Also, a meme:
The 'Tell Me What to Create' AnonyMeme!

The rules are simple. You comment with your username, and people can tell you what they want to see you write. Or draw, or vid, or icon, whatever. Despite the name, they don't have to do it anonymously, though of course they certainly can. You then go through the comments and if you see that person who you've always wanted to write a Green Arrow AU set in the Terror, where Ollie is a Scarlet Pimpernel-esque figure, smuggling people out of Paris, then you tell them that they should write it.

Artists/writers/vidders are under no obligation to actually create these things, of course. But those memes are always fun when they go 'round and, well, I don't know about you, but I have no shame left and am fully willing to call a spade a spade: TELL ME WHAT TO WRITE, PLEASE!

You can tell me what to write (inlcuding episode reviews and meta) here: Linky link.
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( Dec. 20th, 2006 02:02 pm)
Clearly, the writers of The John&Rodney Show are on crack. But it's the good crack, so I'm not complaining.

Btw, I'm in the mood for Military!Sheppard, any episode recommendations?
I watched an insane amount of Stargate in the last few days.
To be exact, I watched Season 6 up to Nightwalkers, Menace, The Lowdown and then of course, New Order.
::does the happy dance of slashiness and general Stargate love::

There is no point to that, I just wanted to let you know. *smiles*

So, I heard that the shippers are wanking about the new ep.
small spoilers, Enigel and others please skip this )

Anyway, I have no idea why the shippers are pissed, and I wanted to find out. Mainly because I was interested in their perception of the Jack/Danielness of the ep. I sort of want everyone to be happy with my favourite show, especially with this ep. I am kind of naive that way.

Also, I just don't understand how people can say that Stargate is their favourite show and then complain about it all the time )

Ah yes, kind of lost the point there. Point is (or was), I wanted to see what shippers think about the new ep. And then I realized that I don't know any shippers. Seriously. There don't seem to be shippers anywhere on my friendslist.
Well, there is [livejournal.com profile] torificus ( Hi Torificus!), who warned me about her shippy tendencies, but she seemed to be fine with New Order. If there are others hiding, please let me know, I promise I won't bite.

Now, why is it that shippers avoid my LJ? Okay, I have this thing about slash in my user info, but that is rather new. I don't think I openly (or secretly) bash shippers in here. I have read Sam/Jack, and my motto is very much live and let live (I actually wrote "live and let die" first. Ooops. *g*)
I may have complained a few times about too much Sam/Jack on the show, but the show and the fanfic are two different things.
Is my LJ so obviously slashy that shippers flee when they come across it? Apart from the naked men who posed as sheep, I can't remember talking about gay sex that much. Hm. I guess I'm just wondering how people perceive me.
//end of pointless rambling and stupid questions

I'm going to watch "Proving Ground" now, because I am so very much in love with AlphaJack. Plus, I have the DVDs and am addicted to audio commentaries.

Coming up next on this journal:
- Find out what Oceana's favourite Stargate episodes from Season 3 are!

- More Jeremiah Pimpage: How Rape, Rage and Revenge make this show so addictive

-CSI: How Nick finally gets over Gil and Greg still doesn't get laid:We reveal the secrets of the CSIs season 2 relationships!

All this right after Oceana has finally written the essay she was supposed to write last week and has caught up on the sleep she missed last night, so stick around.
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( Apr. 21st, 2004 03:05 pm)
I think I may be sick.
I have not read slash for two days.
Okay, technically this is not true. I have read a few things, some Due South, some Highlander, some Sports Night. I seem to have run out of Stargate fiction, so it's a good thing that [livejournal.com profile] agentotter has posted something new (and very good!) today. SO yes, I have read slash
What makes me worry is that I haven't read a lot. I got a bit bored, skipped most of the sex scenes, deleted many stories after reading just a few sentences because it felt like I had read it all before.
So, what does that mean? Flu? Brain death? Spontaneous combustion in the near future? Something is definitely wrong.

I did, however, watch a lot of TV. Sports Night (I watched all five episodes that I own about four times already-> have to buy DVDs) and Due South. I am so in love with that show!
And I watched Stargate, "Enemy Mine", because it is a lovely Jack/Daniel episode, and it's also the only Stargate episode I have saved on my HD.
Not a review, just some observations which include spoilers for the episode )
This entry is highly spoilerish for the episode "Heroes". Consider yourself warned.

I don't know what to think. )
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( Jan. 15th, 2004 12:15 am)
I don't have much to say about Fallout )

I'd be very grateful for help on these questions.
Thank you, and good night.

(and also GIP! Nice new icon made by [livejournal.com profile] eternaleye!)


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