shah_of_blah: (mutant enemy)
I finished my angry Lost essay that has been in the works for quite some time.  It's up at Critically Obsessed, but I will post a teaser here.  A very long teaser.  The essay is approximately 2000 words in total.

Disclaimer: If you really like Lost, you might not want to read this essay.

Lost is fundamentally nonsensical )

Read the full essay at Critically Obsessed.
shah_of_blah: (mutant enemy)
While I'm waiting for the latest Dexter to load, I'm gonna go ahead with this meme!

Oh, and before I forget--I posted a rambly and surprisingly positive review of Glee's "Duets" on Critically Obsessed.

Days 22-24 )what's to come )
shah_of_blah: (wolv eep)
1. After a few months of nothing, I have returned to the blogosphere.  You may read my reviews of Chuck Versus the Anniversary and Glee's Auditions at Critically Obsessed.  Or not, since they're mostly just prettified versions of my episode reaction posts on here.  Also at some point I will get off my ass and review Dexter, not to mention the next episodes of Chuck and Glee (short version: loved the latest Chuck, was profoundly bored by the latest Glee).  But as you may have noticed, I am a very lazy blogger.

But I do like to update this ol' thing with a bit more frequency, so...

2. I've decided to be Buffy for Halloween (with my friend who is going as Faith).  In honor of that, I've also decided to give this meme a shot!  I might not make it through all thirty days.  Or I might expedite the process like last time.  We'll see.

Day 1: Favorite Season

Season 3.  It's just classic Buffy.  It has everything--the heart of the team (Buffy, Willow, Xander, and Giles) and some Plus Ones (Angel, Oz, Cordelia...).  Angst and drama and character growth.  An amazing villain (Mayor Wilkins <3).  Great storylines.  And so intrinsically tied to the confusion of finishing high school.  It's pretty much just awesome.  There's only one episode that I would consider a 'bad' episode, and that's Dead Man's Party--and it's still pretty good (Giles mocks Americans!  Oz defines a hootenanny!  Zombies crash the party!).  So if that's the lowest point, the rest of the season has to be pretty damn great.  There's a reason [livejournal.com profile] visualthinker11  and I chose Season 3 for the [livejournal.com profile] hellmouth_vsds (which is that we love it, and also that Buffy and Angel really pile on the angst in this season).

Still need convincing?

clicky for awesome vid )

the rest of the meme. i haven't even read the whole list )

Oh yeah, and 3. "God Is A DJ" came up on iTunes shuffle today and it made me ridiculously happy.  I'm so excited to have the Kara vidlet-a-thon and the All the Galactica Ladies Ficathon to look forward to!  Yay more gen Kara stuff!  I am hereby giving this post my every week is kara week tag.  It is my favorite tag.

Also 4. I got my [livejournal.com profile] intoabar  assignment and I have noooooo idea what I am going to write.  But it's cool.  I'll figure something out.
shah_of_blah: (martha)
So I have written this essay about women in Doctor Who.  Turns out I was angrier than I thought!  Anyway, here's a selection (full text on the blog).

Rose Tyler )
Read the rest here at Critically Obsessed.

And now, a completely unrelated meme.  Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] 10imd .

Comment "I want" and I will give you ten actors and ten actresses. Then post in your LJ with your favorite films of theirs.


meme meme meme )

I'll have you know that I just spent over an hour wrestling with the html over on tumblr.  Not cool.  Going to bed now.
shah_of_blah: (doctor who)
1. I need to rewatch "The Pandorica Opens" before Saturday, but somewhere between episodes 3 and 4 of Farscape I decided that I like this show and now I just want to watch the 5th episode.  Damn.  Why can't I just watch TV all day instead of working?  I am henceforth giving Farscape a tag.

2. Speaking of "The Pandorica Opens," my review is here on Critically Obsessed (that blog I've been talking about).  And if anyone didn't know which of the reviewers I was before now, this post should make it obvious.

3. I think I have actually finished my [livejournal.com profile] pilotsbigbang  fic.

4. Ghana is advancing to the second round and France is not.  This is officially my favorite men's World Cup ever.  And by "ever" I mean since 2002, since that was when I decided to give men's soccer a chance (I was all women's all the time before then).  Nothing against France.  I just enjoy upsets, and South Africa beating France was lovely news indeed.
shah_of_blah: (kara sunshine)
Besides writing random posts that get way more comments than she expected, that is.

1) Writing crossover fic for [livejournal.com profile] writeandgripe 's new fandom challenge.  I will say no more, however, because it is due on Friday and only half-done.  Whoops.

2) Madly revising [livejournal.com profile] pilotsbigbang  fic because I was just sort of coasting along and then realized that the final draft is due in nine days.  NINE DAYS.  *panics*  ETA: Ten days.  I can count.

3) Watching, of all things, Farscape.  Have only seen two episodes so far.  Jury's still out, but I honestly thought all the talk of muppets in space was hyperbole.  Not true.  I kind of freaked out a little bit, but I will persevere.

4) Watching the World Cup.  A lot.  For whatever reason, I am kind of anti-Europe.  Also anti-USA, but is anyone really a fan of the American men's team?  Anyway, I'm just hoping Ghana makes it out of group play again (or Ivory Coast, although they're in a terrible group).  And that Argentina or Brazil make it to the finals.

5) Starting a blog with [livejournal.com profile] radio_silent .  So far we have discussed the first season of Buffy (because we felt like it) and reviewed the latest Doctor Who episode.  Reviews for Glee (both of us) and True Blood (just her) coming soon.  And at some point (see #2) I will actually write essays.  Anyway, you can also find out my first name and what the back of my head looks like.

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