shah_of_blah: (troy)
Eh, you know.  Because I can.  But first, a quick question for my flist, inspired by the song I am listening to right now: if I were to buy just one season of Bear McCreary's BSG soundtracks, which would you recommend? I only have one song right now. It is 'Kara Remembers' from Someone to Watch Over Me and I downloaded to help me write certain scenes in The Breath Between.

Community: set phasers to "love me" )

Parks and Recreation: i just like this show so much )

Chuck: spoilers for CAT Squad )

Farscape: most of the way through season 3 )

Also I have seen the new Game of Thrones preview and IT LOOKS SO BEYOND AMAZING.  That is all.

Oh yeah, and I have been rewatching The Education of Max Bickford.  I don't know what it is about this show (besides, you know, the Sackhoff element) that inspires me to rewatch it annually.  Someday I will write a big post about it.  But not this day.

I watched the Oscars too, of course.  I always do, even though they're not actually that interesting.  But this year I was just sad that my beloved True Grit got robbed.  I mean, I liked The King's Speech.  And I loved Colin Firth's acceptance speech.  That award was well deserved.  But I am sort of fundamentally apathetic about the British monarchy.  It's not like he wrote the speech, you know.   Yeah yeah, not the point, whatever.  I wasn't surprised, just a little disappointed. 
shah_of_blah: (kara sunshine)
Continuing with the "30 Days of Awesome Women" list that I began yesterday, here are 11-20.  You can read the first part here.

Fandoms include: Doctor Who, The Simpsons, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Alien, His Dark Materials, The Hunger Games, A Song of Ice and Fire, The Poisonwood Bible, Howl's Moving Castle, Discworld, Pushing Daisies, Arrested Development, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dexter, Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Farscape, Lost, Angel, and Bionic Woman.

26 awesome women )

Alright folks, I'll see you tomorrow with the third and final part!
shah_of_blah: (martha)
So here's the thing.  I'm not really into criticizing women (with a few exceptions).  There's far too much of that in the world, and I don't like to add to it.  Last week, I was reading this thing about some female characters in sci-fi, and it reminded me of the flowchart thingy that got linked all over the place a couple months ago.  Long story short, while I certainly see the value in speaking critically about the way women are written (and hell, I do it all the time) I feel it's detrimental to dismiss those women.  So I got the idea to do this post.  And I was going to post it on More Joy Day, which is today (Thursday) but I forgot and have only just remembered.  It will most likely not be Thursday anymore by the time I finish all the coding, so just know that I did start the post with a few minutes left in the day!  

Anyway, I have been waiting for the opportune moment to post the "30 Days of Awesome Women" meme.  All in one day.  Or maybe three.  That moment may have been a couple of hours ago, but points for effort. 

Behind the cut, you will find the first ten categories and LOTS of pictures.  Fandoms include: Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, X-Files, Veronica Mars, Doctor Who, Dexter, Firefly, Community, Angel, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Chuck, Wonderfalls, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Farscape, ...and I think that's all of them.  There will be more fandoms in the later parts.

Also I cheated and listed multiple characters for just about every category, so there are far more than ten women behind the cut.

22 awesome women )

Okay, that's all for now.  I'll be back with 11-20 tomorrow.  Probably.  And by "tomorrow" I really mean "later today" because it's not Thursday anymore.

In the meantime, feel free to chime in with other awesome women!
shah_of_blah: (Default)
Meme!  Stolen from everybody.

the year in fandom )
shah_of_blah: (bret looking cool)
How's that for a title?

I. I had almost given up on Farscape.  I was a couple discs into season two, but I hadn't been watching it recently.  Too distracted by life, current tv, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and also 30 Rock (I'm only two seasons behind).  I liked Aeryn, and John, and Chiana and Zhaan but the show was boring me.  And then, just randomly, I returned to Farscape yesterday...and dammit, they've sucked me in again!  The episode was "Out of Their Minds" and it was just so fun and cute.  Dammit.  I just...I get so tired of these problem-of-the-week episodes, and their bad guys are seriously boring.  And I can forgive that stuff in the first season but so far there's no sign of a genuine arc and it's just...well, now I'm watching Farscape again, but for how long?  Will I make it to the end of this season?  Or will I lose interest again?  I do not know.

II. spoilers for Chuck )

III. A meme from emmiere:
1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter. (If you ask)
2. List (and upload) 5 songs you love that begin with that letter.
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.

Love is a Hard Waltz by Nanci Griffith
Like a River by Kasey Chambers
Latika's Theme by AR Rahmann
Let It Blow by Richard Thompson
Little Rock & Roller by Steve Earle

IV. In case you haven't been listening to me ramble about it in the last couple of weeks, I've been re-reading His Dark Materials with BSG in mind.  the Grumman problem )
shah_of_blah: (doctor who)
Doctor Who fans on my flist, run (do not walk) to [livejournal.com profile] chaila43 's journal to read her excellent piece of meta, The Obligatory River/Eleven Feminist Manifesto.  I'm thinking I need a River Song icon to express my crazy love for her and all that.  Maybe I will trade in my Martha icon even though it is lovely.

I don't have much else to report.  I am working on season 2 of Farscape, and I like it but still have mixed feelings.  Love Aeryn.  Go back and forth on John.  I'm liking Chiana.  I really liked Zan (sp?) before but not so much now.  I don't really care for D'Argo, and I don't see the point of Rigel.  And they could do with some better bad guys.  Ah well, I am enjoying it.

I am also, oddly enough, rewatching The Education of Max Bickford.  I don't even know why (because it's there?) but I still love Nell and mostly enjoy the rest of the show too.  Even if I occasionally fast-forward through the boring bits.

But I keep getting distracted by the genius that is Third Rock from the Sun.  Seriously.  Genius.  I appreciate it so much more now that I am older and actually get the jokes.

I have not been writing anywhere near as much as I should be.  I am filling my summer with fantasy reads though.  To wit, I loved the Lies of Locke Lamora, am not loving The Graveyard Book, and am re-reading The Demon's Covenant AGAIN (oh Nicholas Ryves, why so tempting?).
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.

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