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One maintenance guy to another, watching G'Kar and Londo walk off bickering: "So, how long have they been married?"

The entirety of Season Five was worth it for that!
___

Delenn and Sheridan, discussing Lennier's love for Delenn:

Sheridan: As they say on Earth, three's a crowd.

Delenn: Three is a sacred number on Minbar.

Sheridan: I'm not sure I'm ready for that.

LOL DNW, but hilarious that they're discussing a threesome with Lennier.
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Watching “Sic Transit Vir”

No one can resist G’Kar’s animal magnetism )

This rewatch is bringing back ALL OF MY FEELS. And, I would totes watch the Londo and G’Kar show forever. This scene is still what I think about every time I have to kill a bug. “WHERE IS LONDO AND HIS SWORD?”

Also, my headcanon is now that Garibaldi found the Vicker with the Talia personality recording and Ivanova found her after the war and brought her back and they lived happily ever after while Ivanova was a General and Talia helped the free telepaths. WHAT THERE IS NOTHING IN CANON TO CONTRADICT THIS.

Also, it is a way better future than JMS’s heinous, nauseating, and OOC ending for her.
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When you see this, post a quote from Babylon 5 in your journal.

Sheridan: I wish I had your…faith in the universe. I just don't see it sometimes.

Delenn: Then I will tell you a great secret, Captain. Perhaps the greatest of all time. The molecules of your body are the same molecules that make up this station, and the nebula outside, that burn inside the stars themselves. We are starstuff. We are the universe made manifest, trying to figure itself out. And as we have both learned, sometimes the universe requires a change of perspective.
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Hi, I love Kevin.


[livejournal.com profile] kextrii: But... that's funny... do you think they call emo kids potatoes in Japan?
[livejournal.com profile] kextrii: because they're imo
[livejournal.com profile] fenlings: oh wow
[livejournal.com profile] fenlings: YOU WIN
[livejournal.com profile] fenlings: you TOTALLY win at puns
[livejournal.com profile] fenlings: ::hands you prize of sad potato::
[livejournal.com profile] kextrii: *bakes potato in your microwave of sarcasm*

The best part is I don't think I was being sarcastic. I was raised to think puns are cool! What do you want from me?

So, it's Saturday afternoon, I'm mostly almost packed (omg NO ROOM in my tiny carry-on), I went shopping for a few last-minute items (victory!), and saw signs that our summer matsuri is tonight! Who knew?

So good timing for that; I shall plan to make an appearance.

*******

I've been geeking out with [livejournal.com profile] paranoid_ninja lately over aim. He is SUCH a fanboy, it is SO DARLING.

[livejournal.com profile] paranoid_ninja: omg omg omg
[livejournal.com profile] fenlings: omg?
[livejournal.com profile] paranoid_ninja: it's a sga-sg1 crossover!!!!!
[livejournal.com profile] paranoid_ninja: << insert girly squeal here >>

So we spend a lot of time trying to figure out the history and coherence of the Stargate Universe (which I know a fair bit about, thanks to fics and Stargate Wiki. Though I think I've watched a total of maybe 6 episodes of SG-1 and 3 episodes of SGA.) We have a lot to talk about because there is a lot of stuff that doesn't make sense! Hello, bad sci-fi!

And as if that weren't enough, just wait till we start talking about a show that I *do* watch. He's been rewatching season 3 of Babylon 5 lately, and talking about it with him just FILLS ME WITH JOY. I've noticed that talking about Babylon 5 makes me maybe the happiest of any show. ::HEART:: I think it's because I spent hours and hours just *studying* and *crossreferencing* canon in high school. You should see my copies of The Babylon File 1 and 2, the margins just *covered* with writing--my questions and comments and opinions. (Actually maybe you shouldn't see them as they are kind of mouldy-smelling from the Fire, because I just HAD to have them with me ALWAYS at college in case I had a sudden B-5 canon question while watching Yami no Matsuei or something...)

I think it was on [livejournal.com profile] jekesta's journal where someone said that the reason there wasn't much B-5 fanfic is because people want the REAL answer, because JMS does *have* real answers, he *knows* the universe and he knows what things happen and why. Obviously the next place to go would be the professional "fanfiction" of the books, which are JMS-endorsed, mostly, and are handily reviewed in The Babylon File. I read the Telepath Trilogy (I was very impressed), some of the Centauri Trilogy, and I think some others, but I haven't been keeping up with them. I should check them out some more. Because what I really want is something that deals with the Continuing Space Adventures of Lyta and G'Kar, and then a book/movie/series about the goddamn Telepath War that we never get any details about. There's *such* dramatic potential in *all* these unanswered questions. (What happened with David and the Keeper? I'm still so worried about that. What were the details of Sheridan and Delenn in the Centauri prison? Narn telepaths! Do we get them? The further development of all the worlds in a post-Shadow-and-Vorlon and post-Valen's-predictions universe. Earth's various stages as seen in "The Deconstruction of Falling Stars." The *first* Shadow War! The life of Valen! The Book of G'Kar! What about Lennier's personal journey of redemption?) Books can explore the old territory and, even with totally new actors, a show could deal with interesting and unexplored aspects of the universe. Like Crusade was doing. But instead of exploring interesting things in a dramatically compelling way, they do that crappy Legend of the Rangers shit that I can't even tell you what it was about.

ANYWAY this is all to say that as many *problems* as I have with it, I LOVE talking about the B-5 universe! Hit me up for that ANY TIME.

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It's that time again - the time when I insist that everyone watch what I'm watching. Oh wait, that's all the time.

So vidrecs!

I'm SO HAPPY to see some B5verse vids out there. And even more happy to see some that are good!

1. Babylon 5 - "Eric's Song" by Barkley

Sheridan. Delenn. Very touching and sweet.


2. Babylon 5 - "What about Everything?" by Happyme

This is the best Babylon 5 video I have ever seen. I know that's not saying a lot when you consider the fact that I've only been able to find...::counts:: 16 Babylon 5 vids ever. That is so sad. But this is also one of the best vids in *general* I have ever seen. Even I didn't quite catch all the canon points (those pesky one-episode guest actors...), but I keep finding new things every time I watch it, just like you should in all the best vids. So go! Shoo! Download! Five years of canon in 3:40 minutes! (Well, most of it.) And you thought just following the Arc and keeping track of the Koshes made your brain splody...


3. Crusade - "Holy Grail" by Andraste

Crusade!! The only Crusade vid I've found. Galen! Dureena! Love! And I didn't remember how much Max is like Rodney McKay, right down to the cat. Except he seems like *more* of an asshole somehow (or maybe the Rodney of fanfic is just a kinder, gentler Rodney) because Max seems at times like he actually *would* sell his own grandmother for money and alien technology.

ETA: Her site seems to have gone MIA since I posted this, but her lj is over at [livejournal.com profile] andrastewhite.


4. Rah Xephon - "Euphoria" by Koopiskeva

Rah Xephon is one of those underrated anime that I enjoyed while watching and then mostly forgot about. But this vid. Wow.

I have watched a lot of AMVs - oh boy have I watched AMVs. But I think that I like this one the best out of all AMVs EVER, even ones for fandoms that I'm active in. It's one of those good vids that I get something new out of every time I watch. The absolute parallelism and treatment of the canon is really - Christ - really *good*. I've been rewatching this vid for at least 2 years, and it's definitely stood the test of time.

There has been a trend lately to take advantage of the technological effects wizardry that because of the nature of their source AMVs can employ where live action vids can't. This has led to some truly astounding editing, but I sometimes felt like the point of vidding was lost. The point is to move people, just like any art - to make an emotional impact on your viewer. Effects of course should be used to help you achieve this end, not be the end in themselves. But this vid combines the best of: 1. effects (really, the parallelism and musical visualization - gah! so good!) + 2. good storytelling + 3. canon insight. This vid is a happy place.

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