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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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