Since I'm so rarely around to post anymore, I know you are all just dying to know what I am doing these days. Well, I work, I ride, I carry a lot of water (all the troughs are frozen because of the current weather conditions, so my evening work out is carrying water buckets for 8-12 horses), I watch TV, mostly DVDs (just finished Over There, now I'm starting JAG). And I watch my shows, though it seems as if every year there are fewer and fewer shows I watch.

Here are the shows I'm currently following:

NCIS (watch out for spoilers for recently aired episodes) )

NCIS LA )

Doctor Who (watch out for spoilers for recently aired episodes) )

Desperate Housewives (watch out for spoilers for recently aired episodes) )

Brothers & Sisters (watch out for spoilers for future episodes) )

Bones )

Castle )

The Mentalist )

Leverage (watch out for general spoilers for aired episodes) )


Supernatural


Last, but not least, Supernatural. Which, while maybe not getting better and better, as it has steadily done since the very first episode, has reached a level of brilliant that it now steadily keeps. I love it. I have many many things to say about it, but this post has already gotten a little out of hand, so I'll stop here.

Who knew I was watching so many shows? I though I was being reasonable this year. Hmm.


So, what have you guys been up to? :-)
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( Jan. 27th, 2010 11:45 am)
As we all know, NCIS is a originally a spin-off from JAG, introduced in the 8th-season episodes Ice Queen and Meltdown. In those episodes, Harmon Rabb is accused of murder (with Gibbs investigating and OMG how much do I love the interrogation scenes?), and he is given a lawyer (that neat-freak who later also appeared on NCIS). And then there is that other guy who is acting as a prosecutor, the red-haired one who
was flirting with Abby.

What's that guy's name and who is the actor?

No, this is not a random trivia question. I watched the episodes last night and it's been bugging me ever since. He seemed awfully familiar. Of course, that could be because I've seen the episodes before, or maybe he reappeared on NCIS again later? I just don't know. And google, wikipedia and imdb have been utterly unhelpful in providing me with a name. (it doesn't help that I don't know the characters name, I
know. I was kind of skipping through the eps for the Gibbs/Rabb scenes. And no, I'm totally not writing Gibbs/Rabb, though somebody should. no, wait somebody should write Raab/DiNozzo, because it would drive Gibbs crazy. Hmm. Maybe I should...ok, getting back to the point)

Point is, it's driving me crazy, so if you happen to know the actor or the character's name, or both, I'd be very grateful for your help.

And no, I didn't just buy all seasons of JAG. Because I would never do such a thing.

(I may have bought one or two. Maybe three. But that's it, really I promise.)
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( Jul. 19th, 2009 07:36 pm)
This is just to inform you that Bring on the Night was nominated in the Best Romance category of the NCIS Awards.


I was going to tell you weeks ago, when I got the mail from the moderators, but, having never been nominated in awards before, I didn't know what the etiquette was about telling people before the nominations were official.

I'm not going to win, but the nomination filled me with squeee and totally made me want to go and write more NCIS fic, because I still love Tony and Gibbs very much. (only, there's real life, and the horse, and the inappropriate falling in love with a french guy, so I really don't have time to write.)
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( Apr. 12th, 2009 02:55 pm)
You love 'em then you leave 'em
With your sold out reviews

No More, No More
No More, No More


So I've officially stopped watching Numb3rs. Somebody please inform me if this show ever goes back to the Don-suffers-and-hurts-and-shoots-people-and-generally-walks-a-small-small edge show, cause if it does, I'll be back. So long, I'll not longer waste my precious time with it. (though I admit that I'll miss Liz, because she is very very pretty).

I've also stopped watching Dollhouse. Dollhouse, to my surprise, is actually shaping up to become a really good show. And yet, it still makes me go "Why should I care?". I'm just not interested in it, and, since I have about an hour at home every day, I'd rather spent it watching reruns of Supernatural than watching a show which has a basic premise that I really don't care about. Good luck, Dollhouse, you deserve it.

(I'm also no longer watching The Sarah Connor Chronicles, because they are OVER, so not longer watching is really not my choice and it makes me cry and cry and cry. Still haven't seen the last ep yet. I'm afraid it's going to be too painful.)



This leaves me with these shows on my schedule for the coming seasons:

SUPERNATURAL (OMG there's NOTHING about that show that doesn't turn me on that I don't love)

NCIS (yep, still loving it. and I'm totally deaf to the criticism some people are voicing at the moment)

Bones (cause it makes my heart happy)

The Unit (in case you forgotten, here are some reasons why I love The Unit)

Brothers&Sisters (cause you can never have enough family drama)

Desperate Housewives (seriously, there's NEVER enough drama. Plus, since I'm not emotionally involved in either DH nor BS fandom, those shows don't pressure me as much as other shows sometimes do. In other words, my heart doesn't break when they screw up. (or when they DON't screw up. I'm looking at you, SPN, cause I know you are breaking my heart on purpose).

Doctor Who (though, like with every new season of Doctor Who, I'm not so sure if I'll continue watching it right this moment. I'll be sceptical for about three eps, then I'll go back be being helplessly in love. I hope).

Eureka (someone tell me it's going to be back, please? It's like a summer holiday show. It always seems to be sunny in Eureka. )

Leverage (what can I say, it's grown on me)

Torchwood (maybe. I was all over it in season 1, and then, sometime in season 2, I noticed that I actually cannot stand John Barrowman. I'm sure it'll pass, because I used to think he was made of awesome. I wonder how that happened.)


That may seem like a lot of shows, but it's actually fewer than I've watched in years. So, are there any good new shows I should be watching. Or good older ones that I'm missing (here's your chance to make up for the fact that none of you told me how absolutely terrifyingly perfect the Sarah Connor Chronicles are, which I had to find out all for myself after I read an article in Der Spiegel! Talk about embarrassing)

PIMP ME, please-.
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( Mar. 27th, 2009 11:57 am)
There seem to be some new (?) NCIS promo pics where they are all dressed in black and look terribly bored hot. Gibbs kinda leans against the wall next to Ziva and Tony kneels sits to Gibbs feet, where he belongs. On the
other side of the wall, McGee, Vance and Ducky try to get Abby's attention.

*gets totally distracted*

Uhm, so, if anyone has good quality copies of these pictures or could point me in the right direction, I'd be very grateful.

*goes back to being distracted*
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( Feb. 3rd, 2009 04:07 pm)
Just a very quick quote from David McCallum before I leave for the rest of the week (don't ask, it's work-related. sigh.):

The cast is as close as they seem on camera, he added. "What's really funny is when you see us all getting together in the morning, the amount of hugging and kissing that goes on is really quite obscene," he said. "But it's so nice, so warm."

(source: http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/02/03/david.mccallum.ncis/)

Please, somebody write me NCIS RPF. PLEASE. Please.
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Someone on my flist once posted a NCIS fanmix. It contained the song "Closer" (by, uhm, Nine Inch Nails? Maybe?) and Elton John's "My Father Gun". Whoever you are (I dlded it and then forgot), I LOVE your fanmix. Great choice of songs and it so helps me deal with my NCIS addiction when I walk around town.

Question #1: Have you, dear fanmixer (please identify yourself?) made any other (NCIS) fanmixes?

Question #2: Do you, dear flist, know any NCIS fanmixes that you'd recommend?

Question #3: Why on earth are there still people not watching this show?
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( Jan. 1st, 2009 11:06 pm)
Does anyone know where to find pretty NCIS desktop wallpapers? I'm especially looking for a Gibbs wallpaper, but any good NCIS wallpapers are appreciated. Maybe something with the promo shots in which they all look so incredibly pretty?

Please feel free to pimp your own work, I tend to miss things on my flist, so just because you posted it and I didn't squee and grab, doesn't mean I didn't like it. It only means I didn't see it.
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So, a very late, very merry christmas to all of you!

I'm enjoying the evening of the second christmas holiday (and I hear that it's not a holiday in France, which is totally unfair for my poor French friends) at home, watching NCIS season 4. To be specific, I just watched the second part of the special feature "Dinner with NCIS" (or something). So, I was thinking.... has anyone written NCIS RPF? Will go to hell for asking this? Will anyone write NCIS RPF? For christmas, maybe?
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Dear NCIS Fandom,

I spent all of yesterday evening reading through your archives. I read stories in every pairing, yes, even Gibbs/Fornell (what was I thinking? no, what were you thinking?), hoping to find something good (other than the few good authors I already know and who, btw, haven't written things in way too long).

Instead, I broke my brain.


Now I'm going through rec lists, and I have to ask you: PLEASE STOP RECOMMENDING STORIES THAT WILL BREAK MY ALREADY BROKEN BRAIN INTO EVEN SMALLER BRAIN PIECES!!!
Isn't it bad enough that these things are written? Do you have to go out of your way to point them out to me?
Please?


It's really not doing any of us any good if I read your recs and they suck and then my brain hurts and I have to run to the kitchen to find a spoon to spork out my eyes (< Alan Rickman>"Because it's dull, you twit. It'll hurt more..."< /Alan Rickman >), and then I can't even watch the show anymore, and if I can't watch the show anymore because I had to spork out my eyes from reading too much bad fic, maybe I, too, like you, dear fandom, will forget who these characters really are, and will start liking your badfic, and that would make me sad.

So please stop recommending these things.

While we are at it, I could make you a list of people who should start writing altogether. You know, so you wouldn't be tempted to recommend them anymore.

Just for the record:

  • This: "watching as Tony’s eyes glazed over in fear, unshed tears threatening to spill onto his bruised cheeks." is not a sentence that should ever have crossed my or anyone else's eyes.

  • "Moist cavern" is not a very appealing description for any part of Tony' body.

  • Unless you are having a nervous breakdown like I had above (you try breaking your brain without having a nervous breakdown), punctuation is not optional. Neither is spelling. Not even if you are only posting a request at a ficfinding community. Gibbs would have your ass if you were writing reports like most people in you, dear fandom, write fic, lj entries, comments, feedback or their names. Though maybe that's what you are after.

  • If you are remembering a fic where Gibbs gives Tony a headslap and Tony suffers a panic attack as a consequence, close your eyes and think of Spain. Or Mexico. Or Tony and Gibbs having sex in Spain. Or Mexico. Do NOT ask other people where to find it so you can read it again. Not that I don't understand the need to read weird badfic sometimes, but puhleeease, you are way beyond overdoing it.
    (if anyone knows any fic where Gibbs impregnates Tony, drop me a mail. I can't ask at NCISficfind, I think they hate me over there. Though I think I only answered that one time with "We are sorry to inform you that you have been thrown out of fandom for putting terrible out-of-character ideas into fellow fannish minds. Do not pass go, take your badfic request and leave. A Marine will escort you out." Maybe I should have done that more often.)

  • And I haven't even been reading ff.net!



I could go on, but I think I will spare us all the pain.

On the other hand, I recently found [livejournal.com profile] thehoyden, an author whose fic is quite lovely, quiet, in character, not rushing things with love declarations and first time sex in the elevator. At least as far as I can judge from the two fics I have found. (Have you kept any other potentially good authors from me? You know I haven't been around much lately, I need you to tell me about things.

So, fandom, maybe there's hope for you yet. I won't give up, you know, I love you too much. You are, after all, the fandom to my favorite TV-show (which is currently running, don't make me decide between you and SG-1). And as such, I will stay with you until the bitter end. I just wish that you'd make the time until that end a little easier.
*sigh*

Love, always,

Oceana_

P.S.: I feel the need to point out that you are most welcome to unfriend me over this. Everyone has a right to their opinion, which includes you. I'm just seriously amused that someone should get offended by this. Unless it's someone whose fic I was quoting, but really, THAT sentence does not deserve compassion.
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( Nov. 27th, 2008 12:12 am)
Oh.
My.
God.



(it's the one night I'm getting almost 6 hours sleep, but will I be able to sleep after this? I don't think so.)

*LOVES SHOW MORE THAN SHOULD BE POSSIBLE*



P.S.: If any of you are not yet watching NCIS, please leave a comment. I will immediately (note: immediately in terms of Oceana_ after she started her new life the OMG!Horse!!! means somewhere between 1 and 2 weeks) list not only the ten best reasons why you should watch NCIS, but also the ten reasons why your life completely sucks if you don't. Fellow NCIS fen, you've seen my definition of immediately, feel free to help me out.)
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( Nov. 20th, 2008 10:29 pm)
That really loud noise you just heard?

That was me, spontaneously combusting from being exposed to too much hotness on this week's NCIS.

*rewatches*
*dies*
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( Nov. 16th, 2008 09:43 am)
I said that after finishing Due South, I'd finally start rewatching Supernatural. I LOVE Supernatural. It's so incredibly good this season that it makes me want to rewatch right from the beginning, yes, even the horribly bad-even-for-a-B-movie first few episodes of season 1. (and, okay, the fact that CKR is one of them helps.)

I was so looking forward to spening my winter evenings with all the prettiness that is Supernatural. Really looking forward to it.

And instead?

I popped in NCIS "Chained", and that was it. HAD to rewatch.
I have no idea what made me want to watch Chained in the first place (actually, I do. It was the last scene, that always ends up too soon, and I can't remember if the story I remember for the end of the episode exists only in my head or was written by someone else). But here I am, rewatching NCIS. I mean, it's about time, I haven't even opened my season 4 dvds yet!

And I love it, unsurprisingly. I've always loved NCIS. NCIS is MY show, more than any other, because it's the only show I've ever written fic for. I think it gives you a special relationship to the characters. Gibbs and Tony in season 1? So so slashy. It's hard to believe how thy could be so incredibly slashy and the fnadom still didn't get picked up by a mentionable amount of good writers. I mean, I've taken look at the recent stories in the archives, and most of it is so bad that it doesn't only make me want to cry, it actually makes me cry.

But the show is still excellent. And who knows, maybe one day I will find the time to write down the rest of the NCIS bunnies in my head. For now, I'm happy with watching.
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( Oct. 5th, 2008 09:08 am)
Numb3rs had one of the weakest season openers ever. On the other hand Spoiler for Numb3rs season opener )



The fic descriptions on [livejournal.com profile] ncisficfind make me cry. And cry. And cry.

It's not that I'm not used to people trying to find badfic, hell, I've tried to find badfic before, it's the absurdness that makes it memorable, and therefore searchable. No, I cry because the descriptions you read on that community? That's what qualifies as good fic in this fandom! Take this, for example, and the tell me you don't feel like scraping out your brain with a spoon.

Welcome to my world.

On the other hand Spoiler for NCIS 6x02 )


I'm still watching Due South. I have reached season 3 and I'm all squeeing over Ray K. while at the same time missing Ray Vecchio terribly. I LOVED Ray Vecchio. To understand what the change from one Ray to the other feels like to me, you have to know my history with Due South, but, breakfast calls, and there will be Due South for breakfast! Yay, more Ray K.!

And then, when I'm finished with season 3, I think I shall have to start watching Supernatural all over again. Because if that show isn't the best show ever (in the last, oh, ten years or so) I don't know what it is. Okay, the first few episodes still sucked in a big sucky, bad B-movie kind of suckiness, but now it's just brilliant. I will rewatch and tell you the exact moment when it turned brilliant, if I can. Maybe.

Mmm, tea and Due South!
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( Sep. 17th, 2008 08:11 am)
After a week in fabulous southern France, I am back in the office! Yay!
Not.

So here's what's going on in short:

- the fridge is broken. Because that's exactly what you need when you
come back from vacation

- work is crazy (what else is new)

- OMG HORSE! (*BG*)

- OMG NCIS PREMIERE! I am terribly afraid. I mean, I've trusted the
show through every single stupid "someone's going to die", but this
time they went a bit far, didn't they?
*chews fingernails until premiere*

- haven't smoked in five weeks!
*chews more fingernails*

- actually, I've never chewed fingernails

- OMG SUPERNATURAL PREMIERE!!! I can't wait to see them again! *is excited*


I think that's it. Back to work!
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( Apr. 17th, 2008 12:41 am)
Spoilery URGENT question for last ep )

Please?

ETA: I have my answer, thank you!
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NCIS Spoilery Article

Speculation - including spoiler, you have been warned )

P.S.: Speculation and thoughts welcome, but if you know, don't tell me.
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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???
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( Jan. 5th, 2007 04:29 pm)
My Top Ten Shows of 2006

1. NCIS
This was a hard decision, because I think that other seasons, particularly season 2 of NCIS was a lot better than the current season. But I still enjoy the hell of the show, and I love them for never neglecting the characters, always revealing something more, funny, absurd, personal,about them. And compared with The Unit, which made second place, I still love NCIS more. It's not a rational decision, it comes from the heart.


2. The Unit
I love this show so much. The shows keeps getting better and better, even though they continue to hint at things and then not tell us, which drives me insane. It helped, of course, that 2006 was even more The Bob! show than before, but even apart from that, I loved each and every episode. Well, except for the season 2 opener. I'm still not over the shock.


3. Stargate
Okay, so it's not the show we knew and loved all these years anymore. But it's still a good show, and there are still aliens and Stargates and spaceships, combined with action, humour and our favourite characters: Daniel, Sam, Teal'c and surprisingly also Vala and Cameron, who have really grown on me. Vala, because she is cute, Cameron, because of his huge crush on the whole team and the wa he worships them with practically everything he does. Of course, you gotta wonder if they ever taught him what it means to be in command, but I like it when he watches SG-1 play with alien toys, not even trying to be in charge. And let's not forget that there is still Jack to love, who is sitting in Washington pretending that being without Daniel doesn't break his heart every day. It's so dramatic.
*loves SG-1*


4. Numb3rs
Had I made this list after two episodes into the new season, Numb3rs would have made the first place. I still can't believe how good the two-part season opener was. I love this show very much and they did some really great things with some of my favourite characters this year, but it continues to lose points with its "One outstanding, one boring episode" policy. Just throw out the boring plots this year, please?


5. Smith
*cries*
This was such a great show! It would have made #1, if it hadn't been cancelled so brutally after 3 episodes. What a great , great show. My heart's broken. BROKEN!


6. Veronica Mars
Judging purely from how much I'm looking forward to shows every week, Veronica Mars is at least #6. I wasn't happy with everything that happened this year, but it wasn't unhappiness from a TV POV, it was a personal unhappiness: some things I wasn't so interested in, some I found stupid. And that, given that the show is now set in college, is quite clever, really, because a college show could not be realistic if I were interested in everything that happened in it. I'm just too old for that. But overall, Veronica Mars continues to grow up with its characters, who are still some of the most human and real characters on TV. And the scene with Veronica and the phone in the cafeteria (I'm not going into details to avoid spoilers) is one of my favourite TV moments ever.


7. Doctor Who
I never expected to love the "new" Doctor so much, but I did. I loved the show, I loved the Doctor, I LOVED Rose, and then they made me cry, so now I don't think I'm ever going to love them again as much as I did this season, but I will also never forget how much I loved them.


8. Bones
Surprise! Yes, I enjoyed Bones quite a lot last year. It has gotten much better since the first season and all the characters are just..loveable. Even the Bones equivalent of Madame Director.


9. Eureka
Well, that was fun. ;-) No, really, this is the only thing I can say: fun. It's not a great, innovative show, but it is well-made fun with some nice ideas and sympathic characters. I can't remember one episode that disappointed me.


10. Torchwood
I already said once that I love Torchwood because it is clumsy, not despite of it. And yes, maybe I enjoyed parts of Torchwood more than Bones or Eureka, but parts of it were also horrible, that's what it is only #10. Bones and Eureka were more consistent, even though they didn't have the highlights Torchwood has. It's a close race. I think it was episode 11 of Torchwood that gave the decision. Still, love the show and its clumsiness.



Shows that almost made it into the Top Ten )


Other shows that I watched, that I didn't make it anywhere near the Top Ten )


Most Disappointing Shows of 2006 )

I think that's it. Quite a lot of shows, I know, but it's not like there was a new episode of each show every week, and besides, I was without work for half of the year. What's your excuse? ;-)
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( Jan. 2nd, 2007 10:52 am)
Everyone is doing the 2006 in fiction Review thingy, and you all seem to have written mindboggling amounts of fic. I have no idea how you to it.

I have written exactly one ficlet, Learning To Play, Magnificent 7, Vin/Ezra. M7 is/was a completely new fandom to me, and the ficlet popped into my head quasi out of nowhere, asking to be written. I'm quite content with it, but it is more of a study, one scene to see what happens, if I can write them at all. I'd love to write a real fic for M7 (horses!), but my original plan to read lot of fanfic and rewatch the episodes to get a better feel for the characters didn't work out yet.

In NCIS, I polished up a silly little thing I once wrote for [livejournal.com profile] blueraccoon and hadn't posted in my lj yet, so I guess that almost counts as written in 2006. It's "How Stupid Mr Bates" and, as it was supposed to make the recipient feel better, it's really quite silly and happy, very much unlike the rest of my Gibbs/Tony, who still, no matter what I do, turn out to be all angsty and dramatic in my head, hurting each other in their inability to commit to their own feelings.

That's why the other little NCIS thing I wrote, "Fall-Out", a 100 word drabble, isn't happy at all, but I think it turned out to be at least a bit sexy. I actually like it a lot. I think 100-words drabbles are one of the hardest things to do, and I hardly ever give them a try, and I think this one turned out quite nicely.


So, that makes under 1500 words this year. Now you know what I mean when I say that I'm not a writer. Though, to be fair, maybe this just wasn't a writing year. January started with exams, then the move to Canada, where I didn't have much time for myself. More exams, and finally, freedom. Now, why didn't I write in the last months, when I had nothing to do at all?
I don't know. Maybe I'm one of those witers who have to be uhappy or stressed to find inspiration. I tend to get a lot more done when I have a lot to do, but get very unproductive when I have no obligations at all. Which means that this year, when I have a real job for the first time in my life, could become a really good writing year. Unless I have so little time that all the stories have to stay in my head. We'll see.

That said, I have a bunny for a Gibbs/DiNozzo fic right here, in said brain, and I even wrote the outline down on paper already. There's hope yet. ;-)

And while we are talking about writing:
The advantages/disadvantages of using present tense in fanfiction. Discuss!
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