butterfly: (Really? -- Teyla)
[personal profile] kuwdora had what I thought was a really good idea about posting Vid WIP/Dead-in-the-water vids that are either totally dead-dead or just 'unsure' dead but that people might be interested in. She's doing hers to celebrate the opening of Dwth, but I'm just doing it in general.

Here is my (incomplete) list of WIP/stalled vids, in rough order of how done they are:
Read more... )

First five requests will have the unfinished vids uploaded and shown to y'all.
butterfly: (Time Lord)
1. What are my thoughts on Supernatural? Particularly its portrayal of women?Read more... )

2. What makes Ten my favourite incarnation of the Doctor? How do I feel about the rest of his incarnations? Any least favourites?Read more... )

3. Nine/Rose vs. Ten/Rose? Would the relationship have progressed the same way without the regeneration?Read more... )

4. What do I think of Joss Whedon's brand of feminism? Specifically, his tendency to portray young, women with superpowers? spoilers for all Whedon shows, plus speculation on Dollhouse )

5. What are my thoughts on this post?linked post is about 'Fannish Entitlement' )

6. Am I a "canon is canon is canon" fan or am I able to apply discontinuity to stuff I'm fannish about?Doctor Who/Buffy the Vampire Slayer mentioned... not *like that*. Also, Being Human brought up. )

And I should probably get some sleep at some point. Just to let y'all know, the meme is still open. Ask me anything (fannish) and I will answer at some point (probably over the weekend).
butterfly: (Dare Ya -- Billie Piper)
If anyone else has questions they'd like me to answer, the meme is still open.

1. Can I think of anyone that I would want less as the new showrunner than Moffat?note: it must be someone still living )

2. What do I think of Rose-haters?specifically, do I feel that 'both sides have their reasons' or 'they make no sense' )

3. What ships squick me? What pairings do I avoid?spoilers for Stargate: SG-1 and Battlestar Galactica )

4. What my favorite OTP?it's actually a fairly easy one for me. )

5. What are my thoughts on Alyson Hannigan?Also, related Willow thoughts, plus questions 6 and 7, which are also BtVS. )

8. What's my favorite part of Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog?Read more... )

9. Who is my favorite character on Psych? also, numbers 10 and 11 are under this cut and also Psych-related )

12. How do I (would I) deal with liking female characters that sections of fandom call sexist (especially if they imply that makes me sexist for liking them)?bit of a ramble, mentions of Doctor Who and Smallville )
butterfly: (Pleases Gus -- Psych)
Ask me anything: all types of fannish opinions, good, bad, and ugly. I'm screening all comments so ask me anything fannish-related and I'll answer (in a separate post) with complete honesty. Any TV show/book/movie that you're pretty sure I've mentioned in the past is fair game, as are thoughts on general themes and trends in fandom/fiction, lists of loved/hated characters, thoughts on ships, whatever. Comments are screened so you can ask whatever you want without being "revealed." If you don't care about being revealed you can let me know.
butterfly: (Sunset -- Gwen)
So, if you've been around here for a while, you know that I generally post quiz results on the fourth of never, but this one that I just took hit me as so incredibly right that I had to share it.

Read more... )

I'd totally want an orangutan. They're awesome.

Also, DirecTV finally let me choose Dollhouse as a series to record (Sarah Connor comes back the same day. *bounces*). I'm choosing to view the Friday the 13th start as good luck, because my dad says that it is. If you're Irish (which I am, somewhat). He may or may not have been pulling that out of his ass.
butterfly: (Wot? -- Monty Python and the Holy Grail)
I started to do the 'guess my OTP' meme, but (almost) all of my pairings started with 'they're best friends'. For the most part, I'm rather predictable.

Pick up to 13 OTPs.
Describe them in 13 words or fewer.
Have your flist guess the OTP.

1. He helped her breathe again; she gave him a life that mattered. (Buffy/Xander; guessed by [livejournal.com profile] maechi and [livejournal.com profile] mls03j)
2 Betrayal, friendship, hate and love all mixed-together; who is master now? (Anakin/Obi-Wan; guessed by [livejournal.com profile] dirty_diana)
3. It's canon that they always get together, but they met earlier this time. (Lois/Clark; guessed by [livejournal.com profile] fiery_twilight)
4. They're always partners, through the wind and the cold. (Fraser/Kowalski; guessed by [livejournal.com profile] antigone921)
5. She would have given him her forever; he gave her a lifetime. (Doctor/Rose; guessed by [livejournal.com profile] fiery_twilight and [livejournal.com profile] miss_prufrock)
6. Classic couple that's getting a younger look this year. They've done it all. (Kirk/Spock; guessed by [livejournal.com profile] lasultrix)
7. They spent a lifetime in love, in a timeline only one man remembers. (Daniel/Vala; guessed by [livejournal.com profile] ngaio)
8. The exception: not best friends, but petty school rivals. Starts with no handshake. (Harry/Draco; guessed by [livejournal.com profile] ngaio)
9. Nothing in his huge world matters if he doesn't have his best mate. (Vince/Stuart; guessed by [livejournal.com profile] wolfling)
10. She was always challenged by him and he never got over her. (Joey/Pacey; guessed by [livejournal.com profile] jic)
11. They're partners in (solving) crime and have been best friends since childhood. (Shawn/Gus; guessed by [livejournal.com profile] ngaio)
12. They stand together against injustice and would give anything just to hold hands. (Max/Logan; guessed by [livejournal.com profile] mls03j)
13. One is dead; they annoy each other ceaselessly, but there's always some affection.
butterfly: (Embrace Logic -- Sam Carter)
Because I really love all the icons that I have and want to share my love with all of you.

Default Icon:

By [livejournal.com profile] taibhrigh. It's pretty and it says 'butterfly'.

Oldest Icon:

By me ([livejournal.com profile] butterfly)! When I went... huh, I think Angel's hot now. When did that happen? I should make an icon of Angel being hot to commemorate the moment!

Newest Icon:

By [livejournal.com profile] angelfireeast. Sort of sums up how David Tennant has become my favorite actor, really.

many more under cut )
butterfly: (Cuteness -- Rose with Ten)
1. Stop talking about politics for a moment or two.
2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ, NOT under a cut tag, of something pleasant, such as an adorable kitten, or a fluffy white cloud, or a bottle of booze. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.
3. Include these instructions, and share the love.

butterfly: (Overthinking -- Don)

Here's an interesting article about how we all watch different TV shows (and that's okay).

I've often had that 'are we even watching the same show?' feeling when reading other people's reactions to a variety of different TV shows. So, here are the shows that I'm watching:

With Battlestar Galactica, I watch and enjoy spoilers through S4 of BSG )

For Doctor Who, I'm watching spoilers through S4 of DW )

In Smallville, we've got "Another Road to Destiny: Lois and Clark", "The Comedy Stylings of Jimmy Olsen", and "Superman's First Loves: the Twin Tragedies of Clark/Lana and Clark/Lex".

For me, Bones is really "Jack and Angela" with a side order of "Team = Love" while House is either "The Chase Show", "The Wilson Show" or (more recently) the "Amber Kicks Ass" show. Numb3rs is "Colby and David: FBI Agents in Love" with a side of "Charlie Eppes: Math and Hair", "Megan Reeves: Profiler Extraordinare", and "The Eppes Family Variety Hour". Torchwood  is mostly a combination of "Jack + Universe (and everyone/thing in it) = OTP" and "The Gwen Cooper Show" with sides from "Tosh Gets Her Heart Broken", "Owen Grows a Heart", "The Funny, Painful Realism of Gwen/Rhys", and "Jack/Gwen/Ianto = OT3". Supernatural is the "Epic Tale of Two Brothers in Love", of course.

I've got more shows, but this is a bit long as it stands, so I'll leave it here.

butterfly: (Hero -- Fred)

Awesome women meme as seen in [livejournal.com profile] norwich36's journal:

Originated by [livejournal.com profile] dsudis.

So I was adding some new interests to my LJ profile (because I, uh... have some new interests. Yes.) and found myself feeling defensive every time I typed a female name, thinking, basically, FUCK YOU, SHE'S AWESOME, because I felt as if someone somewhere was going to be criticizing my love for them.

So, anyway, then I made a list of women who make me want to say FUCK YOU, SHE'S AWESOME. They are far from the only women who are awesome, or the only women people need to be told to step off of, but they are the top ten I feel that way about, right now, off the top of my head.

If you want to argue with me about the awesomeness of any of these women, I am afraid I will simply be referring you to the subject line. THAT IS ALL.

So, here is my top ten list of 'fuck you, she's awesome' female characters:

1. Rose Tyler
2. Lois Lane
3. Buffy Summers
4. Gwen Cooper
5. Sam Carter
6. Francesca Vecchio
7. Donna Noble
8. Lana Lang
9. Fred Burkle
10. Max Guevara

Icon Meme

Oct. 14th, 2007 10:43 am
butterfly: (Casual -- Original Cindy)

Comment on this post. I will choose seven userpics from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are using them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so others can play along.

[livejournal.com profile] threerings chose seven of my icons.

Boobs, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Heroes, and Books! )

butterfly: (Default)
Five times the Doctor didn't tell Rose he loved her. For manticoran. )

Five times Rose missed the Doctor. For annavtree. )

More to follow. If you have the urge to request me to think up five things in any of my fandoms, the post for suggestions is here.
butterfly: (Thoughtful -- Rose (by featurefilm))

Post a topic, list, category, whatever, in my comments section (Examples: "Five Things Rose Didn't Tell Her Mum About The Doctor", or "Five Things Wilson Loved About His Wives" or "Five Times Bashir Used the Holosuite Without Inviting O'Brien."). Then, in a separate post, I'll post the answers to your Top 5 ideas, according to me.

Gacked from everyone, everywhere.

I can do them for any fandom you've ever seen me mention in here (including but not limited to the Jossverse, the Stargates, the Star Treks, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Numb3rs, Prison Break, Supernatural, either Queer as Folk, Rent, and almost any numbers of other things, really).

butterfly: (Smile -- Christina (by krabbypatty))

There's a meme going around that says something like this:
"If I've ever confused you, let me know and I'll be happy to explain. No question too trivial!"

Feel free to believe that I have that meme in effect at all times. Clarification is a beautiful thing and I won't ever mind people asking.

[livejournal.com profile] wesleysgirl -- The books arrived today. Thank you so much. I look forward to checking them out. So far, the vegetarianism thing is going really well.

Got the second disc of Arrested Development today and watched about half of the episodes. I continue to be utterly delighted by the show (George Michael in the Adam muscle suit cracked me up so much, among many other things). How many seasons did it get, anyway?

butterfly: (Close -- Fraser (by tarar))
This is my default filter. If you can read this entry, I read (or at least skim) you every time that I read my flist.
butterfly: (Not like the others -- Dawn (by saava))
So, I'm going a meeting of the HRC (Human Rights Campaign) tonight. It's a meeting for volunteers. My nervousness cannot be overstated. I've been talking the talk for a while and I've put my money where my mouth is, but now I'll be walking the walk. And my nervousness would seem to result in the writing of cliches.

All the answers to the favorite characters/pairings meme (with reasons) )
butterfly: (Default)
Because I'm tired and have no original thoughts, I will meme.

a. Post a list of 10 TV shows you watch(ed).
b. Have your friends list guess your favourite character and/or pairing from each show.
c. When guessed, tell us why you like that character/pairing.
10 shows, all pairings and characters are now guessed )


Dec. 13th, 2003 11:44 pm
butterfly: (Happiness - Frodo)

So, I just watched the Serenity commentary and now I'm about to watch The Train Job's commentary and... ooo! New bit! The beginning of my tapes were cut off because! New bit! Girl! Dancing! Eee!

Hmm. I need to make a Firefly icon, as I do suspect that I'll be posting about these episodes. And then there might be more posting. And. Eee! Dvds! Must watch them all tonight, even if it takes all night because there are episodes here I haven't seen!

And while I'm here, I'll do that meme.
'ship opinions )
butterfly: (literary - Buffy)
Once again, I don't particularly care if they're unpopular or not, as that's hard enough to gauge even on the best of days.

1. A character doesn't have to have a story or even to be there all of the time to be important. My big example for this would be Xander (other examples include Lorne, Joyce, and Giles), who wasn't used as much in the post-high school years as he was in the during. I love Season Six and Seven Xander just as much as Season Two and Three. And just because he wasn't one of the showstoppers doesn't mean that he didn't do things that none of the other characters could logically or emotionally accomplish. He was the only way to bring back Willow at the end of S6, because of the way his various strengths and weaknesses have been developed. In Season Seven, he's the one who provides a safe place for Dawn. His story wasn't as important to Buffy as it had been in the beginning, but that doesn't mean that he lacked importance ever. In S4, he worries that he's a directionless loser, and in S5-S7, he overcomes that and realizes that he isn't. And he's still Xander, who attracts demon women and who would die for his loved ones in an instant. He's the emotional center of the Scooby gang.

2. Spike is far more interesting and dynamic with a soul than he was without.

3. Part of the reason that I never warmed as much to Oz was because he was a loner, not an outsider, and BtVS was always about the outsiders for me. Oz didn't fit at the beginning. Fit more when he got his wolf, but he was never really one of the gang to me, because it never seemed like he needed it. This may be why I warmed to Tara so quickly - she was an outsider.

4. This season of Angel is steeped in the past. This Wesley isn't quite the Wesley of early years, yet isn't fully the Wes of S4. This Angel makes so much more sense when you've seen everything that brought him here. Everyone at W&H is colored and influenced by where they've been and the beliefs we've heard them voice. Spike is the voice of the new, and yet with him, he brings even more history - Angel's history. And Spike may claim that Angelus made him a monster, but Angelus wasn't there for one hundred years, and Spike didn't stop being a monster until he was forced. And every episode this season has made reference to something earlier. It's all connected and there was never a lack of arc.

5. If you didn't get it the first time around, it can't be an anvil (an anvil being marked by that "Well, the Amish know what you mean!" feeling). It's foreshadowing, or it's characterization, or it's a plot point. Just because it sticks out after the conclusion of an arc, doesn't make it an anvil.

6. In retrospect, I like Cordy and Angel. Just as I liked Buffy and Riley once I'd seen that they were doomed. I'm perverse that way.

7. Jasmine was, in many ways, the extreme form of what Cordelia could be. Cordy advocated that Buffy should get special rules because she was a hero. She saw no problem with atheletes getting special benefits. So, she became a 'champion' and thought that made her better than all the non-champions. Very consistent characterization from where I'm standing. Well, sitting. What was it that Giles said - "We all are who we are, no matter how we may appear to have changed."

8. Alexis Denisof is the best actor that Joss has ever had.

9. The sound problems with Spike, early on? Never seemed out of place to me. I just figured that it was a ghost thing. They've always had ghosts talk wonky. Also, I had no problem with his characterization in the earlier episodes - this is Spike, one of the most physical people around. And he can't touch anything to start with. He's not going to be himself at first, because he doesn't feel like Spike anymore, if he can't bash things.

10. Dawn had a good arc. She grew up and we didn't actually need to see that journey (see: 1) because it isn't Dawn's story. We saw enough to see her turning points and that's enough. She had a full arc - went from being the 'baby' to being a capable young woman.


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