shah_of_blah: (arya)
I have finished my undergraduate career, and am now luxuriating in free time.  Sort of.  Well, for a couple hours yesterday anyway.

Chuck Versus the Cliffhanger: finally caught up )

Doctor Who: The Doctor's Wife
Oh Neil Gaiman )

Game of Thrones: The Wolf and the Lion
So. Damn. Good. )

Sherlock: Study in Pink
I am finally watching Sherlock )

I have also added a couple new items to my fangirl collection!

pics )

And that's what's new in my fannish life!
shah_of_blah: (never fade away)

For the third and final installation, we have the following fandoms: Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Wonderfalls, The Education of Max Bickford, 30 Rock, Lost, and a bunch of books.  Also some music.  Oh, and a thing about Ripley.

25 awesome women )

And that's it!  Who's on your list that I missed?
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: (doctor who)
1. I had this epiphany today about Mockingjay.  It's probably not anywhere near as brilliant as I thought it was.  It's also very short and vague but I will lj-cut it anyway for those of you who (like me) consider feelings to be spoilers.  Read more... )  See, I told you it was brief and not-really-significant.

2. I went to see Going the Distance (don't mock me) and it's a sign of just how obsessed I am that I was reminded of Kara and Lee.  Drew Barrymore's character said that she thought people could only be truly content if they married their best friend.  And I was like "yes, that is why they would have been amazing if they had ever gotten their act together!"  Also it's not news, but pilots have infiltrated all aspects of my life.

3. I am still watching Farscape season 2, but very, very slowly.

4. So my birthday was a few days ago (thanks for the birthday wishes everyone!), and my friend gave me this absolutely amazing hand-crafted gift.  This is the same friend who turned my door into the TARDIS last semester. 

In order: Martha, Donna, Ten, Jack, Rose, and Mickey.

the board, the cards, and the pieces )
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 )
shah_of_blah: (Default)
Updates on Shah's [fandom] life:

-I've been watching (and enjoying, even) the new Lost episodes, but I can't figure out what to say about them.  I don't have thinky thoughts or theories.  And I'm not particularly flaily about it these days, so my liveblogs would pretty much consist of me going, "Huh."  BUT I will just say that this Hurley line from the latest episode was perfect: "You and me, trekking through the jungle on our way to do something that we don't quite understand.  Good times."  Anyway, I've also been enjoying the Jezebel recaps, which are quite insightful and also fun.  I like reading the comments too sometimes, and seeing how much some people (i.e. not me) know about the show.

-My turn on [ profile] crack_van  is almost up.  It's been fun!  Somebody's signed up for bsg recs in March (yay!) but April is up for grabs...hint hint.  It's not hard.  You can rec exclusively Lee/Pigeon fic if you want.

-What's that, you say?  Am I still working on my [ profile] pilotsbigbang  fic?  Why yes, yes I am.  I've surpassed (barely) the point I was at before the computer disaster.  But I'm still waaaaaay behind and it is not exactly going well.  But I think my brain is just refusing to cooperate because I need sleep/a job/release from midterms.  So, you know, I'd better get on that.

-And for Hunger Games readers on my flist, I read Catching Fire last week.  In under 24 hours.  It was glorious.

-I finally watched The End of Time (DW).  It was pretty good.  I'm ready for Eleven.  And in related news, the real reason for this post!bigger on the inside )
shah_of_blah: (dear diary)
A few weeks ago, I decided to do some sort of photo post of my travels through Perú.  Then [ profile] rose_griffes requested such a post in her wishlist!  Here you go!  Enjoy.

pics ahoy )

I saw Avatar (in 3D!) and loved it.  But I think what it comes down to, pretty much, is this: In Soviet Pandora, Mother Nature CRUSH you!  (sorry, it had to be done)

Status of my TV: 2 episodes of Dollhouse, 6 episodes of Dexter, 8 episodes of The Office.

Merry Christmas, if that's your thing.  And I'll see you in 2010 (still can't believe it's been 10 years since 2000, holy crap).

ETA: LJ, I would really appreciate it if you didn't turn everything into a giant block of text.
shah_of_blah: (kara downfall)
I don't even know how I feel about it.  I guess I'm excited, terrified...and trying to be hopeful.  But today my zen is starting to crumble and I want to just watch the damn finale already.  Unfortunately, for reasons that are boring and not worth the time it would take to explain them, I won't be watching it at 9, but rather at 12 when "Syfy" replays it.  This does mean that I will probably watch Dollhouse (the episode we've all been waiting for, and it's airing at the same time as the BSG finale) and may post about it before midnight, but then again I might not because I am 100% spoiler-free and would like to stay that way.

Anyway, before the inevitable mind-frakkery that is to come, I'm just going to say (again) that I love Kara Thrace, and even though I have a helluva lot of problems with this show, I do love it.  And it gave me Kara.  And lj.  No matter what happens, I'm going to try to keep that in mind.

In the meantime, snagged from [ profile] krilymcc...
On this big finale day, let's celebrate BSG. If you see this on your f-list:
- quote the show
- and/or post a cap of one of your favorite scenes

Lee: You know what gets me?  I know that in two weeks, I won't remember his face.  I can't remember any of their faces after they're killed.  No matter how hard I try, they just fade.
Kara: I don't even remember their names.

cap from GalacticaBBS

shah_of_blah: (l/k hands)
AKA I have BSG on the brain and time on my hands.  I was having a minor pilots panic attack yesterday, and in an effort to recover my zen I've made a random picspam of all Lee/Kara interaction in 4.5.  Also, [ profile] taragel  was lamenting the lack of L/K action on lj, and I will never again have the chance to post something bsg-related in which the outcome is unknown, so I figured I'd better come up with something before Friday.

All caps from GalacticaBBS.  Spoilers for all aired episodes.

The story so far: is too long and complicated for me to summarize.  You all know it anyway.  We’re picking up with them all being shellshocked about Earth and whatnot. 

a pictorial narrative of 4.5 )
shah_of_blah: (Default)
So somebody (sorry, don't remember who) recently posted a list of their favorite BSG moments, and when I asked myself what was my all-time favorite moment, I was a little surprised by my automatic response.

Kara Thrace (of course) whacking some random guy WITH HER CANE in Colonial Day.
Not any of the big speeches, not any retina-detaching maneuver, not even anything from Unfinished Business.  Colonial Day, beating the guy with her cane.  I can't even properly articulate why I love this moment so much, but it's one of the few things that my sister and I were equally excited about when she joined me for my rewatching of seasons 1-2 over winter break.  Like we sat there for everything leading up to that moment going "the cane!  hit him with the cane!  YES!"

So after I reminisced about Kara and her cane (it's alliteration, but not) I started thinking about what else would be on my list of favorite moments.

Battlestar's coming in three days (THREE DAYS!  Imagine that in the "Steve Holt!" voice).  It finally feels like spring outside.  I am one of the few people who did not fall victim to the April Fool's Day toothbrush-theft.  I am happy. 


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