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: (Take Another Look -- Supernatural)

School is going well -- there are two classes where I know I'm getting A's, two others where I'm pretty sure I'm getting B's, and one class where the teacher has failed to mention that letter grades exist (he just says that we get 'credit' for everything we turn in). More details possibly to follow in my school filter.

Fandom-wise, Stargate: Atlantis spoilers through Season Four's 'Harmony' )

. The next two episodes of Torchwood spoilers through 'To the Last Man' ). Then, last night, Smallville and Supernatural returned.

spoilers for Smallville 7x10 -- Persona )

spoilers for Supernatural 3x09 -- Malleus Maleficarum )

butterfly: (You Cannot See Me)
I'm missing Buffy really hard this week. I just realized the other day that none of the shows that I currently watch have gay characters (and only two that I can think of that have acknowledged the existence of us queers in a positive fashion -- Smallville and Dexter. Doctor Who has both positive gay images and complex, strong, good women, but isn't currently airing). For all that Willow tended to be my least favorite Scooby and I found her passive-aggressive and frustrating, I miss having an acknowledged gay regular who has gay relationships on-screen.

Buffy had its race issues (though, by the last season, they were getting a bit better), but I really miss its pro-feminist/pro-queer slant.

Specifically, the notion that women come in a variety of personalities (and shapes) and that this is good. That women can be friends with each other (that women can be friends with men). That women can be leaders.

I am... both hopeful and fearful of where Supernatural is currently going, female character-wise. spoilers through Supernatural 3x05 -- Sin City )

I'm seriously considering dropping Heroes because the gender issues are making me uncomfortable. I still haven't watched last week's Prison Break because spoilers for Prison Break 3x05 ).

Dexter spoilers for Dexter 2x04 -- See-Through ).


And, of course, spoilers for Stargate Atlantis 4x05 ).

Smallville is doing fairly well (when it objectifies, it does tend to objectify both genders). Bones, Numb3rs, and House have their issues but do not tend to ever actually offend me.
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First, here is the link back to the pairing poll, if you haven't yet voted on it (if you like any of these fandoms -- Doctor Who, Stargate: SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis, Smallville, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, due South, Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars, or Supernatural, I would like to hear your opinions, regardless of whether or not you ship anyone on your show(s) of choice).

Most of my answers are somewhat obvious given the way I gave options, but now I shall give some elaborations (more to follow tomorrow). Fair's fair, after all, and many of you have given me 'more complicated answers in comments' so far (to which I say -- Yay!).

spoilers through Doctor Who 3x02 -- The Shakespeare Code )

spoilers through all episodes of SG-1, including Canadian-aired episodes (S10) )

spoilers for Stargate: Atlantis, non-specific )

spoilers through all current (aired) episodes of Smallville (Season Six) )

butterfly: (Appearances - Ten/Rose)

Oregon had extremely high winds last night, so our power went out for about three hours. Luckily, it's all on again now and I hear that the storm should pass by the time Saturday has rolled around.

Tonight, the Doctor Who episode is Fear Her. advance spoilers for Doctor Who 2x11 -- Fear Her )

I watched and enjoyed last week's Torchwood (Random Shoes), spoilers for Torchwood 1x09 -- Random Shoes )

Oh, and I've actually been watching the new Atlantis episodes as they become available for download. Didn't really feel like talking about them until this most recent one, Tao of Rodney. spoilers for SGA 3x14 -- Tao of Rodney )

butterfly: (Civilian Consultant -- Daniel Jackson)

This is a thing that I've noticed, something of a dividing line in how SGA is viewed -- there are people who see the show as darker than SG-1 and people who see the show as lighter (there are also people who don't watch SG-1, but they're in a different, non-comparison section).

I see SGA not as lighter or darker but as... more confused and less ethical/moral than SG-1.
spoilers for the most recent episodes of the Stargates )

butterfly: (Civilian Consultant -- Daniel Jackson)

We had a totally full house for the premiere episodes of the season -- [livejournal.com profile] jic and myself, of course, and we also had [livejournal.com profile] vampireborg, [livejournal.com profile] rathanylakan, [livejournal.com profile] scatterglory, [livejournal.com profile] frostfire_17, and two RL friends of [livejournal.com profile] jic. It is so  much fun to watch with fen.

[livejournal.com profile] jic and I started off the evening with an episode of Boston Legal (I love Alan Shore so much!). Then [livejournal.com profile] vampireborg, [livejournal.com profile] frostfire_17, and [livejournal.com profile] scatterglory arrived in time to see a second episode with us. [livejournal.com profile] frostfire_17 is actually the person who convinced me to give Boston Legal a try.

After that, it was time to watch the 'true science' special that was on before the premieres started. [livejournal.com profile] rathanylakan arrived during that, though I was too busy laughing at the things they had Amanda Tapping (who was the host) saying to note the precise time (so over the top, man).

Then, SG-1 started ([livejournal.com profile] jic's two RL friends arrived during the teaser, to be greeted with much shushing).
spoilers for Stargate: SG-1 10x01 -- Flesh and Blood )

spoilers for Stargate: Atlantis 3x01 -- No Man's Land )

After Sci-Fi Friday, we watched the premiere of Psych (which aired last Friday), as [livejournal.com profile] frostfire_17 expressed interest. Such a fun show, by the way. Very light-hearted and enjoyable. Lovely banter between the two leads.

All in all, a very enjoyable Friday night.

butterfly: (Pondering -- McShep (by forcryinoutloud))

I read the SGA story that's being recced up and down (freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose), and it really made me realize how secondary my SGA love is to my SG-1 love. spoilers for Freedom )

The story itself is, as the recs imply, quite well-written and it delves quite deeply into Rodney's character. It's a good story. But it's not for me (just as Farscape was a very good television show, but just wasn't for me).

This is not the first time this type of story has failed to appeal to me (I have never finished reading The End of the Road, a due South story where spoilers for Road )

). Even thinking about it makes me kinda want to throw things. And certainly not because it's a bad story.

It's not even the type of story itself -- I read angst and the getting over of angst. I'm not opposed on principle to spoilers for Road )

or spoilers for Freedom ). I've read and enjoyed stories about... well, actually, not that last one, as it's pretty specific, but about that kind of thing.

I think it's because when I read fanfiction, I like the vibe of the story to match the vibe of the show. That's part of why [livejournal.com profile] cesperanza's due South stuff works so well for me -- it's got the same sweet, slightly off-kilter vibe that the show has. When I'm reading fanfiction, I'm looking for more of what I love about the show, and that differs depending on the show.

Road and Freedom seem to inhabit slightly... less magical (more real?) realities than the shows themselves. And since a large part of why I love those shows is the sparkle and zing, I miss the gloss when it's stripped away.


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