shah_of_blah: (doctor who)
I have too much work to do and I need distractions to keep me sane.  So you are getting a meme, swiped from [livejournal.com profile] sci_fi_shipper .

Pick your five favourite tv shows (in no particular order) and answer the following questions about them. don't cheat!

1. Buffy
2. Firefly
3. Battlestar Galactica
4. Community
5. Doctor Who

meme-age )
shah_of_blah: (river)
I made my first post as the new mod for [livejournal.com profile] the_wireless .  So, you know...there's that.  Fun times.

To cheer myself up, I have been watching The IT Crowd in my copious amounts of free time.  I have to tell you, flist, Moss is my hero.  The s4 episode "Final Countdown" made me ridiculously happy.  ETA: I am watching the next episode and OMG Roy is wearing a Dinosaur Comics t-shirt!  I'm so proud of myself for knowing what one of his t-shirts was about.

Other things making this shitty week less shitty:
-Rewatching all of the Game of Thrones promos and wishing it were April 17 already.
-The knowledge that Community and Parks and Recreation have both been renewed!
-Katee accidentally starting a #thingsstarbuckwouldntsay meme on twitter.  "Oh, Baltar!"  Hahaha.  (Not that I am on twitter.  I just engage in some harmless Katee Sackhoff stalking.  Like you do.)
-This music video: She Don't Like Firefly.  My version would be "He Didn't Like Chiwetel Ejiofor's Performance in Serenity" or something like that.  True story.

P.S. [livejournal.com profile] help_japan  auctions are still going on (and my thread is here)!
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: (martha)
Doctor Who: Cold Blood
spoiler alert )

On a lighter note, I am now in possession of a knitted sonic screwdriver.  Yes I am.  My friend made it for me, and it is every bit as awesome as you can imagine.  

And now, how about some useless fangirling?
Day 14. Favorite male character

I actually couldn't think of many contenders for this category.  There are lots of male characters that I love, but few of them really stand out without their ensemble.  I thought about the Doctor, but I feel bad calling him a favorite when I have only seen 3 of his 11 selves.  Plus, I don't know...he hasn't quite earned that 'favorite' status.  So my answer: Malcolm Reynolds.


Now, I have no idea who made that image (got it from google) but isn't it wondrous?  Captain Reynolds.  Mal.  I loved you ever since you said "I just wanted you to face me so she could get behind you."  I love that you're mean.  I love that you're totally fine with having Zoe fight (and win) your battles.  I love that every Unification Day sees you fancying a drink in an Alliance-friendly bar.  I love that you may have been on the losing side, but you're not convinced it was the wrong side.  I love that Simon's on your crew and you don't know why you're still talking about this.  And, you know, I love your pretty floral bonnet.
 
Day 15. Favorite female character

This should be obvious.  Do I even need to say it?  Kara Thrace, you have consumed my attention ever since I watched you jogging through the corridors in the miniseries.  Since I have already expounded on my insane Kara love many times, I will just share a brief conversation that took place between me and my sister yesterday, as we perused EW's top 100 characters.

Sister: Oh look, it's Starbuck.  72.  Damn, that means Edward Cullen beat her.
Me: What?  Are you serious?  Well she's my No. 1.
Sister: ...Really?
Me: Um.  Yes.  Don't judge me.


ETA: I also realized that I wanted to say something about the "Dream On" episode of Glee, which only occurred to me the other day.  totally silly and inconsequential )
shah_of_blah: (bret looking cool)
First of all, a couple Lost links, because clearly I was mistaken when I said that the last post would be my last Lost post.  Here's some really interesting meta about the finale, with lots of retrospection and philosophizing: The Lost Finale: And these visions of Johanna are now all that remain.  And here is a video that made me laugh: Unanswered Lost Questions.

Day 08. A show everyone should watch

I gave this a fair amount of thought, because it's hard to find a show that appeals to, you know, "everyone."  The runner-up for this category is Wonderfalls, because I think it's pretty damn close to having universal appeal.  But I already did that one earlier in the meme.  So instead, I give you...Flight of the Conchords! 

persuasion in video form )

Day 09. Best scene ever

"Best scene ever" is kind of difficult.  I'm just going to pick a scene that I love, from an episode that I love.  And hopefully one that I can find on youtube.  Nope, can't find it.  Damn.  Will just have to use screencaps.  The scene is from the Firefly episode "Objects in Space," which is my favorite episode of the show, and one of my favorite episodes of television ever.  I think it's stunningly beautiful, if you can't tell from my header.  My favorite scene is towards the end of the episode, when Jubal Early has incapacitated all of the crew (or so he thinks) and has a gun aimed at Simon as he calls for River to surrender before he shoots her brother.

caps and quotes )

TV Meme

Jan. 21st, 2010 01:46 am
shah_of_blah: (mutant enemy)
TV meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] gypsy_sally .  I've been busy and sort of out of the LJ loop, and seriously lagging on the fic front.  But it's getting there.  I hope.  Anyway, have a meme.

meme meme meme )
shah_of_blah: (dear diary)
So I wrote a Firefly drabble. Kind of randomly. Well, when I was watching Shindig, this one line popped out at me and then I wrote this thing.

Title: In White
Disclaimer: Don't own 'em.
Spoilers: Serenity (BDM)
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairings: Zoe, implied Z/W
Word Count: 160
Note: Beta-read by [livejournal.com profile] visualthinker11 


The material was thin and smooth, sliding against her skin and trailing loosely around her ankles )


shah_of_blah: (Default)
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] daybreak777  and [livejournal.com profile] dionusia 

"Sometimes it's ok to pimp yourself out. Post a list of your top five fic-favorites you've written, regardless of fandom or the reason you love them. This isn't about the BEST things you've written, but what you LOVE most. Then admonish your readership to do the same so you can find new stories to read and pimp."

I took the "isn't about the best" part to heart. 

five favorite fics (alliteration!) )

shah_of_blah: (peachy keen)
So I did the shuffle fic meme again (see my last post) but this time with *gasp* something that's not bsg!  I haven't written much Firefly fanfiction (I've written two: one was a crossover with Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and the other featured a wild space poodle--need I say more?) so this was a fun little challenge.

These are the rules:
1. Pick a character, pairing, or fandom you like.
2. Turn on your music player and put it on random/shuffle.
3. Write a drabble related to each song that plays. You only have the time frame of the song to finish the drabble; you start when the song starts, and stop when it’s over.
4. Do ten of these, then post them.

Fandom: Firefly
Spoilers: For Serenity
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Don't own 'em.
Notes: I think my speed-writing is improving.  Also most of the songs were longer this time.  But I curse the day I ever downloaded the fifth song!

shah_of_blah: (peachy keen)
1) I read two very good BSG/Firefly crossovers the other day and now I'm itching for more.  Anyone know of journals/comms where I might find some?  If you're curious, the two I read can be found in my memories (I'm too lazy to dig up the links now).

2) I updated [profile] hellmouth_vsds so btvs people, go read and be amused.

"Dear Watchers,
Slayer having shared dreams with vampire.  Odd.  I really ought to get Christmas off, don't you think?"
-Giles: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse(s)

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