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Jul. 1st, 2006 04:45 pm
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These two Farscape fics. Are awesome.

John Crichton is here there and everywhere, always dying.

I've found a decent amount of good Farscape fics, and that makes me *really happy*, but of course I just want more. And all of them are *gen*. Farscape: where gen isn't boring. Farscape canon-based stories aren't boring because Farscape *canon* isn't boring. It's rich in the kind of emotional drama we like to explore in fic. It's amazing how *all* the slashers suddenly became rabid J/A shippers when they watched Farscape. I think it is because we have a strong couple that are *equal* and whose relationship is fraught with emotional issues. How often does that happen with a man and a woman on television? Usually we have to slash the two equal male characters who have canonical emotional issues in order to get our romance. But Farscape gives it straight to us. For all the strange writing that happened in Farscape's later seasons, it did give us that.

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So I've been watching The Book of Daniel. (After I heard a reference on The Daily Show to it being canceled. Typical. Of course everything I could possibly like is cancelled before it gets a chance.) And man, I am really liking it. Even though I could only find 101-107, and I think there are two more episodes. (Man, I hope so! The ending of 107 was such a bad place to end!) It's so awesome. But it is kind of artificial, like *every* character has to embody an issue or three. I mean, I like the issues and our exploration of them, it just seems a little pasted on. And everyone is totally stressed out. Aidan Quinn's issue is pill-popping, and he reminds me of Dennis Leary's character in "Rescue Me", with the pain-pill-stealing and the constantly seeing a wise-cracking Jesus. (Oh, Jesus. I think this one is even more hilarious than Rescue Me!Jesus.) Hah, only the mother has no issues so far, except bored housewife-itis. Which, yeah, I can understand, seeing as she does no work around the house and the children are mostly grown (and I suspect Rainy did more day-to-day care of them anyway). The mere presence of Rainy, an older female, black servant makes me uncomfortable. It seems so 1920s. And what about her own life? So far she seems defined by her housekeeping job. (Except for smoking the stolen marajuana, which. Wow. Poor girl.) She's so defined by it that she chooses it over her own daughter. But hah, it's funny that the Catholic church is the mafia. And Aidan Quinn is my kind of pastor! ::hoists episco disco ball::

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I've been watching these Starsky and Hutch vids. And I was just filled with the OVERWHELMING DESIRE to watch S&H. I couldn't find any downloads except some german dubs on usenet, so I got a kinda German-speaking person to translate the ep titles so I could figure out which one is the Starsky-is-kidnapped-by-cultists-and-Hutch-has-to-rescue-him-oh-noes ep that the vid "Cold As It Gets" is based on. (I did RESEARCH for this, yo.) So I dled it, and watched it all, even though it was mostly dubbed (with random parts still in English). But yeah. I still desperately want to watch S&H! In English, even. (Though not enough to spend money.) And I just don't know how I *got* here, from like, Yami no Matsuei and Kenshin to cheesy American 70s cop shows. Damn you, Due South! Damn you, pimping vids!!!

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I posted a response in someone's lj and then realized it was really a frustrated lj entry so I decided to give it free rein.

Um, in other news, I am craving the Sentinel. I don't know why!!! I feel so dirty! But Blair is so pretty and they are so gay and all the DELICIOUS HURT/COMFORT CANON YUMMY OMG and Blair needs to save the day more often guh, and I am rereading fic but all the fic in this fandom is bad. HOWEVER, Wistful's two vids are SO PRETTY and jekesta's writeups are SO FUNNY AND GAY and my downloads of the episodes are really slow but I got the S2 bloopers with all the KISSAGE AND MAKING OUT OMG just like the Due South bloopers FAKE BUTT SEX YAY, and also I can't stop watching Merry's SGA vid "Hello" and I feel WEAK and WHOREY because I don't *like* SGA and I don't want to like SGA but seriously, how *hot* is technoromance John/Atlantis and there is really good fic and I saw a clip of Rodney and Carson like making out onscreen and wow this show is gay. But not as gay as the PERSUADERS!!!! ::dances:: Danny said that he and Brett want to be married! And there is cuddling! And I'm glad that you're watching QAF so you can tell me what to watch because QAF is seriously just like fanfic, all histrionic and overdramatic and out of character and taken to the wildest extreme and fan servicey, and I don't want to have to suffer through stoopid things like Teddy's drug addiction or Emmet's Christianity, so you can filter it for me yay because watching Sisabet's "66" makes me love Brian/Justin omg!

Yes, this is how I am in real life too, all one long run-on sentence.

There's nothing for me to do all day at school, so I do what I always do when I have nothing to do: write. I write random original drabbles, and I write down fannish song associations or start planning vids. I even started a DS drabble, that's how bored I am. Though I like to write, I've never written fic in my life! (except for, uh, some Highlander OCs before I ever knew what fanfiction was, and it was ever really only an outline, or if you want to be more specific, timeline with drabbles because you know, immortals... a lot of backstory to cover. And, er, there might have been some art of my OCs in there too. Um, I was 14? ::hides the sekrit fannish shame deep in a desk drawer in another country::) And I really wouldn't like to start writing fic in Due South, because it's pretty much all I've been reading for more than a year, and I'd be unduly influenced, not to mention convinced that I have no new ideas to contribute to the fandom.

The vid is pretty much done, but I have to wait for my internets to come in the mail before I can send it to a Trusted Few who will tell me if there are any glaring idiocies, and then post it. Maybe I will make a website or something. Hmmm, I think Boy can be in charge of that whole renting webspace and designing pretty pages when he comes. Which is Tuesday! Yay?

I'm going to Nara this weekend with the Kita English Club (yes, all 4 members) to see the sights (shrines, Nara Park, etc.) But there's an ooame weather warning for Nara, so I hope we won't be rained out, and I hope it's not sweltering. Now if only I can navigate the trains... ::eyes the strange new world of JR dubiously::

Care of Dovil, the THE FUNNIEST THING I HAVE EVER READ.

("Beads of Jupiter" specifically, although the other ones are good too. I particularly like the one about Angel's cock being like a lioness who had just shredded a mongoose.) I laughed so hard I hurt, laughed even more than at those Very Special Episodes of Whose Line? Sigh. Good times.

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Yay my keyboard arrived today! And I was so |337 and installed it myself with no proper tools. ::grins:: Now I can type as much as I want! Freeeeeedom!

Quick vid recs:
If you need a pimping vid to convince you to download "Young Americans" then go watch Nicky's "Somebody Told Me" over here

Ditto for "21 Jump Street" with Lithiumdoll's Human Remains. ::stares at Johnny:: ...pretty...

My vid, otoh, is about 3:30 out of 5:00 vidded, but it is oh! so bad. Yes. It makes Paul Gross cry. Often. And now I'm getting to the hard part, which makes me cry. But I will persevere, and as my reward I will get to ride off with RayK into the sunset! Oh, wait.

Boy is coming soon. If "soon" means TWO WEEKS. It has been a month already; soon I will forget what he looks like. Oh, Japan. There are these Pucca chocolate fish at the conbini that are addictive. Like pocky. Soon they will all be mine. ::sings "fish heads"::

Oh, I watched "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Johnny Depp made me sad because the one thing I can't stand to watch is people embarrassing themselves. And the dentist backstory was silly and contrived. But the "cannibalism" line was hilarious, and the oompa loompas were fun. So um, yeah. Sticking with Gene Wilder. ::pets his fuzzy head:: I need to read the book again, because, while I've devoured everything Roald Dahl has ever written, I don't retain a lot of details from his works. So yes. Next time I'm in an English-speaking bookstore, I will definitely look for it. Or I could ask Boy to bring it with him. Haha, I'm already asking him to bring a number of things, including "eXistenZ," because I wanted to watch it more carefully after reading the amazing "eXistenZ" fic on [livejournal.com profile] midsummer_fic.

I haven't really been watching anything else. I should get ready for school starting. The conference in Nara was a bust. ::sigh::

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