Day 08 - A show everyone should watch

I have already gone on about how everyone needs to watch Boston Legal, and I don't think, as much as I love Supernatural that it's for everyone, running havoc with mythological and biblical storylines like it does. (I know the few bits of episodes my mother watched seriously offended her.)

I would love to say that everyone should watch Buffy, simply because it's good, but I know not everyone appreciates it's quirky sense of humor, nor do they have a taste for cheesy puns.

So instead, I'm going to go with:

Doctor Who

Sure, it's SciFi, and not everybody is into it, but it's just so much fun. And it's been on so long it's a major part of TV history now. Plus, if a person decides one Doctor isn't to their taste there's always another one they can watch instead. Also, like Star Trek, Doctor Who (or at least New Who) is so hopeful about mankind. We're tiny and insignificant compared to the rest of the universe at this point in time, but we're growing, expanding and learning, and have the protection of a member of the oldest and most intelligent races out there.

But mostly, it's just so much fun. Watch it. :)

Days under here. )
Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite t.v show

Spock's Brain. Yeah, I don't have much to say about that one.

Days under here )

Health Update: I've been sleeping like, twenty hours a day here lately. Or rather, lying in bed dosing in and out for a few hours, then sleeping about fifteen hours straight, before waking up and dosing again. My mother is freaked out and is insisting on getting me admitted to the hospital so they can figure out what's going on faster. I'm not really down with this plan, but it looks like I'm going to be dragged there against my will.

Oh, and I slept through my alarm Monday, and consequently, my job interview. So that's not happening now.
Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite t.v show

That would be The Devil in the Dark.

I've always loved that episode. I don't know, it might not be the most exciting one, what with Kirk and Spock just searching through mine tunnels looking for some mysterious killing rock blob, but I love it.

I love Bones complaining about not being a bricklayer, I love the slight discord between Spock and Kirk (to kill the thing or not?) I love the perfectly circular eggs, I love how creative the creature was, how it was silicon based rather than carbon and how it could apparently move through rock as easily as we can air, and of course, the whole "No kill I" scene gets me every time.

The creature was just so sad and a little pathetic with it's bad grammar that it made this weird rock blob strangely adorable.

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aisalynn: (Default)
( Jun. 8th, 2010 01:00 am)
It's past midnight, so it's late, but it still could be worse.

Day 05 - A show you hate

I can't think of any dramas or sitcoms I actively hate, but I generally dislike reality TV shows. With the exception of So You Think You Can Dance, which I watch with my mother and sometimes I watch the America's Next Top Model marathons with my little sister. I don't care for all the drama, but I like the challenges they are given and to see the photographs at the end.

But one reality show I absolutely hate is:

I Love New York

I don't know if this is even still on, but I hated that show. Loathed it. And my roommate last year watched it ALL THE TIME. It drove me up the wall. I think this show and all others like it are stupid, petty and obnoxious. And of course there is always going to be second one or a third, because they obviously care more about getting a renewal of the show than finding "true love" or whatever crap they are trying to sell in the advertisements.

Shows like this make me want to shoot myself. And the TV.


Days under here. )

Edited: "I generally dislike reality TV shows in general." *snorts* Way to be redundant, Sarah. That's fixed now, though I left it like that for an embarrassing amount of time.
aisalynn: (Default)
( Jun. 6th, 2010 06:35 pm)
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever

So, I was having a hard time deciding between Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural. I fell in love with the characters of both shows, both inspired me to write more than any other show, and I got seriously into both of shows--talking to the TV, jumping up and down when something great happens, crying when something sad happens. But the thing is, I've just recently discovered both of these shows, and am still riding the high that comes with falling in love with a show (and with a fandom), I don't now if my love for Buffy will fade with time (I doubt it) or if my passionate obsession with Supernatural will stop soon after the series end. (I hope not.)

So I'm not going to pick either.

Instead, I'm going to talk about a show I grew up with, and have loved all my life and that love has never faded. I seriously doubt it ever will.

Star Trek (TOS)

I have SO much love for this show. I love the cheesy music and the dramatic lighting. I love the way Shatner pauses in his speeches and how the camera will close up on him all the time. I love the Styrofoam sets and how all the rocks Kirk picks up for weapons look like they way less than a pound. I even love how Kirk finds and abandons a love interest almost once an episode, and I love how ridiculously easy his shirts ripped.

I especially love the ridiculous alien costumes. Like this one, for example:

But most of all I love how, in contrast to other sci fi stories like Star Wars or The Matrix, this show is hopeful about the future. It's not about how the human race ruined itself and the earth, or about how another species took over and enslaved them, or how corrupted the government became. It's about the human race surviving long enough to go out and explore the universe, not to conquer it but to understand it and to make peace with all the other planets and cultures out there. The crew of the Enterprise are always meeting a violent culture that hasn't developed yet and trying to help them grow (either by leaving them alone to do so, or trying to impart some wisdom to them) or coming across a race of people far more advanced than the human race and then leave with the hope that humans will get there too at some point.

I think that in a time when everyone is stressing out about war and racism and global warming and denied rights, its a good show to rewatch just feel hopeful that, yeah we'll get through all this somehow.

And that's my more optimistic side. I don't show it very often, but Star Trek always puts me in that kind of mood.

Also? This show is ridiculously slashy. I mean, it was like, the start of slash fanfiction. And it's no wonder when you watch Spock and Kirk together. Or Spock and McCoy, or McCoy and Kirk. Just. Slash abounds.

Days under here )
aisalynn: (Default)
( Jun. 5th, 2010 04:29 pm)
Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this t.v. season)

White Collar

I love this show. It's funny and quirky and the characters are amazing. Also, it's like, the slashiest show ever. Seriously. The show slashes itself. I would give you proof through a description of the TOTALLY AWESOME FINALE, but I wouldn't want to give it away. ;)

What's more the fandom is awesome. Mostly because it manages to slash Peter and Neal without vilifying Elle, Peter's wife. (Who is just, SO awesome, everyone just can't help being in love with her.) I've never seen so many OT3 stories in a fandom before.

And if you don't like to slash? You should still watch it. Because the relationship between the guys is still awesome on a friendship level. And like I said before, Elle. Is amazing.

And so is Mozzie. I love him too. &hearts

If that stuff doesn't get you to watch the show than you should do so simply because Matt Bomer, who plays Neal, is gorgeous.

And yes, you do get to see him shirtless on the show. Twice. Just in season 1.

Interested yet?

Days under here )
I was so tired yesterday that I just feel asleep around six in the evening without posting this. Oh well.

Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching.

So, I'm going to change this a little (Yes, I know, I never keep to the rules) and talk about a show I wish more people had watched. Because I really wish it hadn't been canceled, even if it did have five seasons (more like four and a half), but mostly because I just really want to talk about it.

Boston Legal

I love this show. My mother was the one who got me into it, she rented the first season and watched it and then tried to get me to. At first I just rolled my eyes and was all "Oh, great, another law show," but she pressured me into it, assuring me it was fantastically written so I gave it a try and I am SO GLAD I did.

It IS fantastically written, and the characters are ridiculous and awesome and so funny. The cases the show deal with range from serious and heart breaking to out of this world insane--and even then there is usually a twist that brings on the serious side. It was running commentary on social events and the mind set of people here in America, and a lot of the (admittedly, over the top) speeches that they (mostly the character Alan) gave really made you think. And the show is constantly breaking the fourth wall in the funnest ways--many times to bitch about the network it was on because they kept doing this to mess them up--and I love stuff like that.

But my favorite thing has to be the relationship between Denny Crane and Alan Shore (played by William Shatner and James Spader). Denny is a big time lawyer living off the memory of his glory days who might possibly have Alzheimer's (though he refers to it as the "mad cow"). He's constantly trying to prove that he isn't as gone as the rest of the firm believes he is while at the same time trying to be as weird and crazy as possible--sticking smoking cigars in his ears (keeps them guessing, he says), dressing up as a flamingo for Halloween, shooting people with paint ball guns, buying a custom made blow up doll in the likeness of his ex-lover and still friend Shirley Shmidt, and trying to sleep with just about everyone. His character constantly makes ridiculous statements, and it's hard to tell when he's being serious and when he's just being Denny.

Alan is Denny's best friend and only came to the firm because of him. He hits on just about everyone and in a really oily, lecherous way, and yet somehow this becomes an endearing quality, because despite his sarcasm and the way he is constantly at odds with everyone (besides Denny) he is a good person. He's usually the first to jump on a soap box and preach at the jury, and he often takes the seemingly stupid, ridiculous or hopeless cases and then argues them in a way that shows you how not stupid they are at all. He tends to befriend the weirdos in the firm-- the people who get put down and not taken seriously, and is always there to help them out or defend them. He's extremely passionate and very good at this job, though half the time it seems everyone at the firm hates him. (He's totally my favorite character. I LOVE him.)

Denny and Alan are ridiculous together-- they take trips to a fishing lodge in Canada where they end up spooning, they wear matching Halloween costumes (flamingos!), they dance with each other in Denny' office, they go to the spa together and share a milk bath, they have sleep overs where they eat popcorn and smores and Alan ties himself to Denny so he won't get up and walk off the balcony in the middle of the night because of his night terrors, and at the end of every episode they sit together on Denny's balcony and drink scotch and smoke cigars. Their relationship sometimes seems like a father and son one, sometimes it seems like they're married, and sometimes they fight--over Denny shooting a homeless man with a paint ball gun, or whether or not Alan can sleep with Shirley, Denny's ex--but no matter what happens it obvious that these two love each other very, very much. Their devotion to and support of each other make this show, in my opinion, and put more traditional story line loves--the epic romance, for instance--to shame.

Flamingos. &hearts &hearts

So. Even though the show is no longer airing, you should still GO WATCH THIS SHOW.

And then write me fanfic.

List of days under here. )
aisalynn: (Default)
( Jun. 2nd, 2010 10:45 pm)
So it seems like everybody on my flist has been doing this, and I've really enjoyed reading every one's answers, so I'm finally giving in. Let's hope I manage to actually post every day.

Day 01 - A show that should never have been canceled.

It was really hard for me to decide between Firefly and Veronica Mars since I loved both and believed neither of them should have been canceled, but in the end I had to go with Firefly. Mostly because Veronica Mars got three full seasons (even if the third season wasn't as good as the first two, in my opinion) and Firefly got one small season, that wasn't even aired in order. (Of course, it also got a movie, but when watching it it just made me more sad that the show got canceled--all that potential it had to be such a good show. *sigh*)

List of days under here. )

Huh. I just realized that I don't have a Firefly icon. I'm going to have to fix that. But for now, the Castle icon with Nathan Fillion will have to do.
When you see this message, post in your journal with your favorite Season 5 SPN quote.

But I'm totally going to cheat because I can't decide. (Sorry)

SO. My top FIVE Supernatural Season 5 quotes.

1. I don't know if it's being a big brother or what, but to me, you've always been this snot-nosed kid that I've had to keep on the straight and narrow. I think we both know that that's not you anymore. I mean, hell, if you're grown-up enough to find faith in me…the least I can do is return the favor. -Dean, Point of No Return

2. I saw your eyes. You were totally rockin’ the “yes” back there. So, what changed your mind?

Honestly? The damnedest thing. I mean, the world’s ending. The walls are coming down on us, and I look over to you and all I can think about is, “this stupid son of a bitch brought me here.” I just didn’t want to let you down. -Sam and Dean, Point of No Return

3. You know, if tables were turned…I’d let you rot in here. Hell, I have let you rot in here.

Yeah, well…I guess I’m not that smart.

I—I don’t get it. Sam, why are you doing this?

Because… you’re still my big brother.
-Dean and Sam, Point of No Return

4. You know Sam and Dean Winchester are psychotically, irrationally, erotically codependent on each other, right? -Zachariah, Point of No Return

(Yeah, I know. A lot of quotes from that ep. But it was just packed with good stuff!)


5. So everyone gets their own slice of Heaven?

Pretty much. A few people share. Special cases. Whatnot.

What do you mean special?

Oh, you know, like soul mates.
-Dean and Ash, Dark Side of the Moon.

You can probably tell a theme with my favorite quotes, huh? Well if I could divide my faves into categories, I'd throw in some humor quotes and there would be a lot more Cas. Including: I found a liquor store. I drank it.

Ah, Cas.

So who else is both anticipating and dreading the finale tonight? I mean, a five year story line is finally going to be wrapped up and ending, but then again, a five year story line is going to be wrapped up and ending.

I don't know if I should cheer or cry.

Probably cry.
aisalynn: (Default)
( Jan. 4th, 2010 01:31 am)
Taken from [ profile] angearia because I'm bored and it's been a while since I've done a meme.

Ask me one fandom-related question in the comments. This can be fandom specific, general, or about fandom/lj stuff/fic writing/etc. in general. Favorite character, favorite moment, unpopular opinion, something about a fic of mine... whatever. Subparts allowed. Wackiness encouraged.
aisalynn: (Default)
( Nov. 7th, 2009 11:09 pm)

Post a paragraph from all the WIPs you can find, no further comments.

I've done a meme like this before, so it's not all my WIP's, just a few new ones. They're all either Supernatural or J2.

Uh, I posted a little more than just a paragraph. )
aisalynn: (Default)
( Jul. 17th, 2009 08:45 pm)

This is the most awesome meme ever. If I were to fall into a swirling vortex of doom and into one of my favorite series, which one would I best fit in?
aisalynn: (Default)
( Jul. 13th, 2009 09:02 pm)
Got this from [ profile] mephistopholes.

When you see this, post a little weensy excerpt from as many random works-in-progress as you can find lying around. Who knows? Maybe inspiration will burst forth and do something, um, inspiration-y.

So, these aren't all the WIPs I have on my computer, and some of them might very well forever regulated to WIP status, but here we go.

For Empty Hands (Heroes, Matt/Mohinder )

Untitled (Star Trek 2009, Kirk/Spock) )

Untitled (BtVS, Spike/Buffy) )

Untitled (Doctor Who, Ten/Rose, Ten II/Rose) )

Replacements (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Doctor/Rose, Jake/Mickey and whole bunch of other people )
aisalynn: (Default)
( Jul. 4th, 2009 03:54 am)
Got this from [ profile] ducktheduck

Pick 12 characters you like, and then answer the questions below the cut about them. Obviously first choose your characters before you see the questions.

1. Spock (Star Trek)
2. Buffy (BtVS)
3. House (House)
4. Spike (BtVS)
5. Rose (Doctor Who)
6. The Doctor (Doctor Who)
7. Mal (Firefly)
8. River (Firefly)
9. Weevil (Veronica Mars)
10. Snape (Harry Potter)
11. Jareth (The Labyrinth)
12. Cameron (Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles)

It got seriously long. )
aisalynn: (Default)
( May. 27th, 2009 02:14 am)
Stolen from [ profile] angearia

Name your 10 absolutely favorite couples (het/slash/canon/fanon) and ask people to see what trends they notice about your couples. Try to pick different fandoms.

1. Spike/Buffy (Buffy)
2. Doctor/Rose (Doctor Who)
3. House/Wilson (House)
4. Kirk/Spock (Star Trek TOS)
5. Matt/Mohinder (Heroes)
6. Cain/Dg (Tin Man)
7. Veronica/Logan (Veronica Mars)
8. Jareth/Sarah (The Labyrinth)
9. Kenshin/Kaoru (Rurouni Kenshin)
10. Mal/Simon (Firefly)
So, screw school work I guess. I just keep getting tempted by livejournal anyway, so I might as well be active on here again.

Anyway, got this from [info]sinstralpride.

The first TEN people to comment in this post get to request a drabble of any pairing/character (from one of my usual fandoms). Original fic requests are also allowed-- as long as they are from something you know I am writing/have been writing. In return, those ten people have to post this in their journals, regardless of their ability level.

If you have an idea of what you want in the drabble, go ahead and put that in there as well. That will help a lof if its a pairing I don't usually write. Um, I don't know how well the original fic request would work, since I never post any of my original work here on lj.

Here are my fandoms:

Buffy, Doctor Who, Torchwood, House, Star Trek TOS, Jumper, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Firefly, Dollhouse, Harry Potter, Phantom of the Opera, Tin Man, Avatar, The Labyrinth, The Prestige, Heroes, Rurouni Kenshin, Fruits Basket...

If I've forgotten something, or if you have a request for a movie/book/series that you're pretty sure I'm familiar with, go ahead and mention it, and I'll see what I can do.
aisalynn: (moonlight)
( Mar. 25th, 2009 10:05 pm)
I don't do a lot of memes, but I've been seeing this around, and I thought it would be fun. I think the last person I saw this with was [ profile] slaymesoftly.

Give me one of my stories and a timestamp sometime in the future after the end of the story, or sometime in the past before the story started, and I'll write you at least a hundred words of what happened then, whether it's five minutes before the story started or ten years in the future.


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