lirazel: ([misc] too enthusiastic about the)
SOMETIMES I LIKE LISTS, OKAY?

HEY-YO! I have a lot of fandoms. And a lot of feelings. About people interacting. Here are some of them. [Note: you could probably disagree with me about every single item on this list and would could still be friends, as long as you're respectful.]

fandoms, characters, ships )
lirazel: ([misc] too enthusiastic about the)
SOMETIMES I LIKE LISTS, OKAY?

HEY-YO! I have a lot of fandoms. And a lot of feelings. About people interacting. Here are some of them. [Note: you could probably disagree with me about every single item on this list and would could still be friends, as long as you're respectful.]

fandoms, characters, ships )
lirazel: ([misc] too enthusiastic about the)
SOMETIMES I LIKE LISTS, OKAY?

HEY-YO! I have a lot of fandoms. And a lot of feelings. About people interacting. Here are some of them. [Note: you could probably disagree with me about every single item on this list and would could still be friends, as long as you're respectful.]

fandoms, characters, ships )
lirazel: ([kpop] ot7)
I promised Nicki I would make her an Infinite ships post, and I was going to do something brief on tumblr, like a paragraph for each of the major ships, but I am me and completely incapable of being anything but verbose, so this turned into a monster. Who even am I?

So you've got 7 really attractive guys in this band, all of whom are always hanging all over each other, some of them because they're naturally demonstrative, some of them because that's their job, but either way: obviously people are going to ship things. Here's a rough guide to the bigger ships in fandom and also to the smaller things that I personally ship. Yay!


cut for the pretty boys! )
lirazel: ([kpop] ot7)
I promised Nicki I would make her an Infinite ships post, and I was going to do something brief on tumblr, like a paragraph for each of the major ships, but I am me and completely incapable of being anything but verbose, so this turned into a monster. Who even am I?

So you've got 7 really attractive guys in this band, all of whom are always hanging all over each other, some of them because they're naturally demonstrative, some of them because that's their job, but either way: obviously people are going to ship things. Here's a rough guide to the bigger ships in fandom and also to the smaller things that I personally ship. Yay!


cut for the pretty boys! )
lirazel: ([kpop] ot7)
I promised Nicki I would make her an Infinite ships post, and I was going to do something brief on tumblr, like a paragraph for each of the major ships, but I am me and completely incapable of being anything but verbose, so this turned into a monster. Who even am I?

So you've got 7 really attractive guys in this band, all of whom are always hanging all over each other, some of them because they're naturally demonstrative, some of them because that's their job, but either way: obviously people are going to ship things. Here's a rough guide to the bigger ships in fandom and also to the smaller things that I personally ship. Yay!


cut for the pretty boys! )
lirazel: ([btvs] just the three of us)
Warning: this post is a mess. Just…a mess. Proceed with caution.

There’s spoilers here on things that have already aired, but everything’s labeled with its fandom, so just skip over anything you haven’t seen all of yet.


So a couple of days ago when that “ask me a fandom-y question!” meme was going around, I ended up asking [livejournal.com profile] ever_neutral what her top five this-should-just-end-in-a-threesome fandom situations were (because: duh) and the answers were awesome and it got me to thinking about love triangles.

Because mostly I find them annoying. Mostly I think they’re there to Create! Drama! and there’s no real question of who’s going to end up with whom (I mean, seriously, did anyone in the world actually think that Bella was going to choose Jacob over Edward? I mean really? Ship that all you want, but I don't think the most naive person alive would think there was a chance Bella would choose Jacob) and it’s just this sort of lazy device to Keep the Starcrossed Lovers apart. I start to yawn.

But! Occasionally it’s done Actually Well! My basic philosophy on stories in general is that Almost Anything can be awesome if it’s Done Well (there are a few things I have no interest in even if they’re done well, but that list is veeeery short). And that occasionally does apply even to the dread Love Triangles (or Squares).

Of course the key to them being good is that they have to actually come from the characters and not from the demands of the plot (I guess this is a theme with me lately). Now there are some that fall into that category, where everyone’s acting in character, but I am still annoyed by the triangle because I don’t care about 1/3 of said triangle. If I have no investment in that character, I find it hard to invest in their role in the triangle. So. Mostly my favorites are ones where A) everyone is acting in character and B) I love (or at least like) everyone.

cut for length and fail )

So now you should tell me about which love triangles work for you and which you hate and why. We should talk about this.
lirazel: ([btvs] just the three of us)
Warning: this post is a mess. Just…a mess. Proceed with caution.

There’s spoilers here on things that have already aired, but everything’s labeled with its fandom, so just skip over anything you haven’t seen all of yet.


So a couple of days ago when that “ask me a fandom-y question!” meme was going around, I ended up asking [livejournal.com profile] ever_neutral what her top five this-should-just-end-in-a-threesome fandom situations were (because: duh) and the answers were awesome and it got me to thinking about love triangles.

Because mostly I find them annoying. Mostly I think they’re there to Create! Drama! and there’s no real question of who’s going to end up with whom (I mean, seriously, did anyone in the world actually think that Bella was going to choose Jacob over Edward? I mean really? Ship that all you want, but I don't think the most naive person alive would think there was a chance Bella would choose Jacob) and it’s just this sort of lazy device to Keep the Starcrossed Lovers apart. I start to yawn.

But! Occasionally it’s done Actually Well! My basic philosophy on stories in general is that Almost Anything can be awesome if it’s Done Well (there are a few things I have no interest in even if they’re done well, but that list is veeeery short). And that occasionally does apply even to the dread Love Triangles (or Squares).

Of course the key to them being good is that they have to actually come from the characters and not from the demands of the plot (I guess this is a theme with me lately). Now there are some that fall into that category, where everyone’s acting in character, but I am still annoyed by the triangle because I don’t care about 1/3 of said triangle. If I have no investment in that character, I find it hard to invest in their role in the triangle. So. Mostly my favorites are ones where A) everyone is acting in character and B) I love (or at least like) everyone.

cut for length and fail )

So now you should tell me about which love triangles work for you and which you hate and why. We should talk about this.
lirazel: ([btvs] just the three of us)
Warning: this post is a mess. Just…a mess. Proceed with caution.

There’s spoilers here on things that have already aired, but everything’s labeled with its fandom, so just skip over anything you haven’t seen all of yet.


So a couple of days ago when that “ask me a fandom-y question!” meme was going around, I ended up asking [livejournal.com profile] ever_neutral what her top five this-should-just-end-in-a-threesome fandom situations were (because: duh) and the answers were awesome and it got me to thinking about love triangles.

Because mostly I find them annoying. Mostly I think they’re there to Create! Drama! and there’s no real question of who’s going to end up with whom (I mean, seriously, did anyone in the world actually think that Bella was going to choose Jacob over Edward? I mean really? Ship that all you want, but I don't think the most naive person alive would think there was a chance Bella would choose Jacob) and it’s just this sort of lazy device to Keep the Starcrossed Lovers apart. I start to yawn.

But! Occasionally it’s done Actually Well! My basic philosophy on stories in general is that Almost Anything can be awesome if it’s Done Well (there are a few things I have no interest in even if they’re done well, but that list is veeeery short). And that occasionally does apply even to the dread Love Triangles (or Squares).

Of course the key to them being good is that they have to actually come from the characters and not from the demands of the plot (I guess this is a theme with me lately). Now there are some that fall into that category, where everyone’s acting in character, but I am still annoyed by the triangle because I don’t care about 1/3 of said triangle. If I have no investment in that character, I find it hard to invest in their role in the triangle. So. Mostly my favorites are ones where A) everyone is acting in character and B) I love (or at least like) everyone.

cut for length and fail )

So now you should tell me about which love triangles work for you and which you hate and why. We should talk about this.
lirazel: ([btvs] yeah it hurts)
sometimes i think that i'm kind of beginning to get over buffy and spike--well, not "over," really, but just that the obsessive, mad love is kind of fading into something a little more tempered?

but then.

tumblr photosets.

of faces.

and all i can think is, "I LOVE THESE STUPID KIDS AND THEIR STUPID FACES SO MUCH THAT I WANT TO THROW UP AND THEN DIE."




this has been a post.
lirazel: ([btvs] yeah it hurts)
sometimes i think that i'm kind of beginning to get over buffy and spike--well, not "over," really, but just that the obsessive, mad love is kind of fading into something a little more tempered?

but then.

tumblr photosets.

of faces.

and all i can think is, "I LOVE THESE STUPID KIDS AND THEIR STUPID FACES SO MUCH THAT I WANT TO THROW UP AND THEN DIE."




this has been a post.
lirazel: ([btvs] yeah it hurts)
sometimes i think that i'm kind of beginning to get over buffy and spike--well, not "over," really, but just that the obsessive, mad love is kind of fading into something a little more tempered?

but then.

tumblr photosets.

of faces.

and all i can think is, "I LOVE THESE STUPID KIDS AND THEIR STUPID FACES SO MUCH THAT I WANT TO THROW UP AND THEN DIE."




this has been a post.
lirazel: ([ma] what i call)
So today I was doing some employment verifications, and someone’s job title was: SHIPPER. And I thought, that should be MY job title. I would be the best at it! They could pay me! This should happen!

But since it won't, have some shippy quotes, okay?

(1) Think of up to 2025 ships you support.
(2) List them using descriptions of the characters involved rather than their names.
(3) Have your f-list guess as many of the ships as they can.





1. Haiku seems fitting:
Led Zeppelin versus ABBA,
Unnatural love.
2. Call them Mr. and Mrs. Dillon, TX
3. This romance is mostly written in the margins of borrowed books
4. STUPID BEE!!!!!!!111!!
5. Waffles are totally better than soup, okay?
6. The waiting is the hardest part. Because the waiting lasts a really, really long time, especially with all the deaths. But it’s totally worth it.
7. He’s pretty much obsessed with her hair, and who can blame him?
8. Princesses don’t marry kitchen boys, or so they tell me
9. I’m pretty sure most of their conversations involve at least one mention of baked goods
10. Having teddy bears pantomime their story was a really good call—they’re that adorable
11. She wants her bear won through some sort of demonstration of ring-tossing ability
12. The ultimate amnesia!fic. True love can’t be erased. This should make me want to hurl; instead, I ship.
13. Hell in high heels; the devil himself
14. Not even the rain has such small hands
15. There were tears on their wedding night, and my bet is that they were his
16. She’s a warped, repressed power-mad bitch, but he’d kill a dragon for and then drink her bathwater
17. They were better than good
18. Lesson learned: paying attention to your prospective-love’s social justice causes will pay off eventually, even if you think they’re silly and it takes seven years
19. They’re not magnets, but the same rule applies, no matter what he says
20. There’s blood on both of their hands; hers mostly comes from cleaning up after him, at least at the beginning
21. Their romance is WAY better than her parents’ probably because theirs has a sense of humor and is quotable enough to enter pop culture
22. His type is lanky brunettes with wicked jaws; good thing she fits the description
23. She smells like Paris and he lets her fly
24. Caterpillars and ducks
25. She definitely didn’t like him the first time she met him, but she couldn’t put a finger on why. My guess is that it was the mustache and that things got better once he got rid of it.

answers once they're guessed behind the cut )
lirazel: ([ma] what i call)
So today I was doing some employment verifications, and someone’s job title was: SHIPPER. And I thought, that should be MY job title. I would be the best at it! They could pay me! This should happen!

But since it won't, have some shippy quotes, okay?

(1) Think of up to 2025 ships you support.
(2) List them using descriptions of the characters involved rather than their names.
(3) Have your f-list guess as many of the ships as they can.





1. Haiku seems fitting:
Led Zeppelin versus ABBA,
Unnatural love.
2. Call them Mr. and Mrs. Dillon, TX
3. This romance is mostly written in the margins of borrowed books
4. STUPID BEE!!!!!!!111!!
5. Waffles are totally better than soup, okay?
6. The waiting is the hardest part. Because the waiting lasts a really, really long time, especially with all the deaths. But it’s totally worth it.
7. He’s pretty much obsessed with her hair, and who can blame him?
8. Princesses don’t marry kitchen boys, or so they tell me
9. I’m pretty sure most of their conversations involve at least one mention of baked goods
10. Having teddy bears pantomime their story was a really good call—they’re that adorable
11. She wants her bear won through some sort of demonstration of ring-tossing ability
12. The ultimate amnesia!fic. True love can’t be erased. This should make me want to hurl; instead, I ship.
13. Hell in high heels; the devil himself
14. Not even the rain has such small hands
15. There were tears on their wedding night, and my bet is that they were his
16. She’s a warped, repressed power-mad bitch, but he’d kill a dragon for and then drink her bathwater
17. They were better than good
18. Lesson learned: paying attention to your prospective-love’s social justice causes will pay off eventually, even if you think they’re silly and it takes seven years
19. They’re not magnets, but the same rule applies, no matter what he says
20. There’s blood on both of their hands; hers mostly comes from cleaning up after him, at least at the beginning
21. Their romance is WAY better than her parents’ probably because theirs has a sense of humor and is quotable enough to enter pop culture
22. His type is lanky brunettes with wicked jaws; good thing she fits the description
23. She smells like Paris and he lets her fly
24. Caterpillars and ducks
25. She definitely didn’t like him the first time she met him, but she couldn’t put a finger on why. My guess is that it was the mustache and that things got better once he got rid of it.

answers once they're guessed behind the cut )
lirazel: ([h] the newsreels are dead)
I don't think I've talked about The Hour here yet, which is a TRAVESTY of the highest order, because this show is owning my soul right about now. I need to flail about it for a while and convince you to watch it, no?

I'm honestly in awe of the way that this show consistently gives me exactly what I want. It seems designed to make me a flaily mess of emotions. Everything about it is perfect and everything I want and just...there are no words for how much I'm loving it.

Anyway: new show, British, not airing here yet, but you should download it if you can because it is FLAWLESS. It's set, ostensibly, backstage at a new weekly BBC news show in 1956, and it's rich in historical detail and has fabulous, fabulous characters and the best acting and the best writing and the best production design and the best everything. It's a bit of a slow burn, in the best sense (BEST is the word to describe this show), so don't expect it to move super, super fast. But it builds the suspense this way, and I wouldn't change a thing.

cut for the premise and character descriptions )


And now for the feelings portion of this post:

cut for feeeeeelings! of the non-spoilery variety )



HERE BE SPOILERS, OKAY????

cut for very, very flaily spoilers from all episodes aired )

Anyway: THIS SHOW IS THE BEST AT EVERYTHING AND I AM IN LOVE AND YOU SHOULD WATCH IT.

The. End.
lirazel: ([h] the newsreels are dead)
I don't think I've talked about The Hour here yet, which is a TRAVESTY of the highest order, because this show is owning my soul right about now. I need to flail about it for a while and convince you to watch it, no?

I'm honestly in awe of the way that this show consistently gives me exactly what I want. It seems designed to make me a flaily mess of emotions. Everything about it is perfect and everything I want and just...there are no words for how much I'm loving it.

Anyway: new show, British, not airing here yet, but you should download it if you can because it is FLAWLESS. It's set, ostensibly, backstage at a new weekly BBC news show in 1956, and it's rich in historical detail and has fabulous, fabulous characters and the best acting and the best writing and the best production design and the best everything. It's a bit of a slow burn, in the best sense (BEST is the word to describe this show), so don't expect it to move super, super fast. But it builds the suspense this way, and I wouldn't change a thing.

cut for the premise and character descriptions )


And now for the feelings portion of this post:

cut for feeeeeelings! of the non-spoilery variety )



HERE BE SPOILERS, OKAY????

cut for very, very flaily spoilers from all episodes aired )

Anyway: THIS SHOW IS THE BEST AT EVERYTHING AND I AM IN LOVE AND YOU SHOULD WATCH IT.

The. End.

ahem

Aug. 2nd, 2011 03:45 pm
lirazel: ([btvs] b/s/rocket launcher = OT3)
Can everyone please be writing me ALL the post-S8 Buffy/Spike fic now? Because I just read this flawless piece and it reminded me that post-S8 Buffy/Spike fic is currently MY FAVORITE THING IN THE WORLD and also "Embers" just ended and I'm going into withdrawals.

I mean [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy is just around the corner and signups are now, and I would not at all be adverse to all of you writing me post-S8 Buffy/Spike. Just so you know.

ahem

Aug. 2nd, 2011 03:45 pm
lirazel: ([btvs] b/s/rocket launcher = OT3)
Can everyone please be writing me ALL the post-S8 Buffy/Spike fic now? Because I just read this flawless piece and it reminded me that post-S8 Buffy/Spike fic is currently MY FAVORITE THING IN THE WORLD and also "Embers" just ended and I'm going into withdrawals.

I mean [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy is just around the corner and signups are now, and I would not at all be adverse to all of you writing me post-S8 Buffy/Spike. Just so you know.
lirazel: ([btvs] utter trust)
So I have read the Espenson-penned Spike comic prelude to S9! And it was DELIGHTFUL. SO INCREDIBLY SPIKE.

cut for spoilers )

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