heathershaped: (Glee: pinkies)
wellll, by "watched" I mean "fast-forwarded through everything but Brittany/Santana and Burt", oh I do love that tumblr pre-screens shows and gifs the relevant bits for me so quickly.

pretty cool that our girlfriends are such good friends, right? )
heathershaped: (Merlin: Gwen/Morgana art)
Hodgepodge of a post!

+ [personal profile] camelotremix has gone live this morning! MY GIFT IS AWESOME: First Up Against the Wall (the grease and diesel oil remix), it's Gwen/Morgana, modern AU, a remix of this little smutlet I wrote at a Fleet party called Grease-Stained? I'm kind of flailing that someone's made something so wonderful from it. The author's basically turned it into a scene from a longer fic; it has mechanic!Gwen, cute hot Gwen/Morgana-ness, mechanic!Gwen, a great supporting cast, mechanic!Gwen, touches on class issues, and also mechanic!Gwen. IT IS THE GREATEST.

I wrote one too obviously! But I can't say which one until sometime next week, I believe. (I imagine mine is super-easy to guess, for better or worse, but OH WELL. *g*) Hopefully my recipient is as happy with her gift as I am with mine. I have some vagueish ideas who might have written mine, but I'm not sure. Anyway, check it out; there are 31 fics, four of them Gwen/Morgana even!

+ There was some TV I was going to talk about! I'll be brief, and I'll go in order of my reactions, from 'BEST' to 'mixed' to 'what the actual fuck', shall I?

+ The Good Wife )

+ Glee )

+ Sons of Anarchy )

Meh

Jun. 2nd, 2010 09:35 am
heathershaped: (Glee: cheerios)
+ Watched Glee last night and it was such a mess I don't know where to start.

+ I don't know what to say about Doctor Who either - I'm not as in love with this season as I was with the first five episodes, and while I'm still very interested to see what happens with the overarching plot and there are still some very cool moments, my sense of connection with the characters is slipping and the latest episode got on my nerves. Maybe the next Moffat-written episode will cure me?

Speaking of Who, that fandom is the worst. I mean, I already knew that from how they've slagged off on other companions, but the haterade getting dumped on Amy Pond is RIDICULOUS. And for the dumbest reasons. I've got my issues with the season and even when it comes to Amy (whom I still love), but they have nothing to do with her skirt or her job or her sexual assertiveness. What fucking decade are we in, here? Luckily, I don't have to see most of it unless I read over at [livejournal.com profile] doctorwho. (I don't recommend it.)

Anyway, [personal profile] such_heights linked to some posts that I liked:

[livejournal.com profile] calapine writes about the awesome older female characters we've had this season.
[personal profile] jaythenerdkid talks about why Amy isn't a sexist character.

Moffat's made some decisions this season when it comes to gender that have bothered me, but Amy isn't one of them. To say nothing of the irony that is railing against perceived misogyny... by being an actual misogynist. Not that this is at all new, and can every fandom just take a break for like two days or something, I mean damn.
heathershaped: (Avatar: Sokka)
+ I watched Glee. spoilers for Dream On )

+ Apparently marathoning Avatar: TLA has triggered some kind of hysteria in my brain that I didn't get when I was watching the show from week-to-week. I mean, I still recognized at the time that it is one of the best total-package television shows ever created, but I wasn't tempted to get into fandom or anything - partly because I'd heard said fandom was CRAZY, and partly because I was over in HP fandom, not really shopping for other fandoms, and besides no one I knew was watching/it's rarely fun to try and fan a show all by yourself.

Right now? I am experiencing an ALL-CONSUMING LOVE AND GLEE that almost makes me wish I'd participated in the cray-cray fandom at the time. Maybe the recent swell of fail!movie news is throwing me into a more intense love of the real series, or maybe I just like being able to squee along with other people, idk.

I figured Doctor Who was going to be my all-consuming Merlin hiatus distraction this year, as SGA and BSG were last year. And while Who is still my favorite show airing at the moment, my fannish ardor is cooling to the level I might have for any other show, being replaced with renewed SOKKA KATARA AANG TOPH AZULA ZUKO MAI TY LEE fervor. For now, anyway.

Which is to say, if anyone has links to their favorite fics or rec lists, I would be very much obliged. I don't even know where to start. My fave characters are Katara, Sokka, Aang, Toph, Azula, Mai, Ty Lee, Zuko, Iroh... EVERYONE, BASICALLY. And their relationships with each other. Aang/Katara transcendental loooove, Mai/Zuko adorableness, Sokka/pretty much anyone, Azula/Ty Lee, Azula's fascinatingly fucked-up dynamics with pretty much everyone she ever met, 'specially the other Fire Nation chicas. Lahv, lahv, lahv.

Also, everyone should watch Avatar. No such thing as too late. The end.
heathershaped: (Glee: pinkies)
Glee 1x17! That was fun! Mostly!

total eclipse of the spoilers )
heathershaped: (True Blood: besties)
Links of rage:

+ I imagine most people have heard about the law Arizona passed - actually passed - allowing ~suspected immigrants~ (read: people who are not white) to be stopped at any time and asked for proof of citizenship - and actually obligating law enforcement officials to perform these checks. Well, not to be outdone, a legislator in Texas is pushing for a similar law to be passed there. FANTASTIC. @##@###@

+ In other news, Oklahoma has overridden the Governor's veto of an abortion measure that will require all women (victims of rape or incest NOT excluded) seeking an abortion to submit to a vaginal ultrasound. An unnecessary, penetrative ultrasound. By force. That's now LAW in Oklahoma. Never mind that abortion is LEGAL in this country.

Things is fucked up.

Regular-flavored links:

+ Heather Morris (Brittany from Glee) speaks to The Advocate. Firstly, she's LOVELY; secondly, she says she asked Ryan Murphy if there were any plans to explore Brittany/Santana in a less implicit way, and he said no, because it's a primetime show (ugh), but "we'll see what happens". Can't say I'm surprised, though it makes ZERO sense. :/

WHATEVER.

~never forget~

+ Speaking of Glee, I meant to link this earlier, but [personal profile] ciderpress takes down hipster racism re: Mike Chang here, and does it beautifully.

+ I finally got a chance to read Charles Tan's No Foreigners Allowed, and... I'm just going to link you to the rebuttals - I'm sure most people have seen them by now, but they're brilliant.

An Open Letter to Charles Tan by [personal profile] deepad
No Country for Strangers by [personal profile] ephemere
heathershaped: (Glee: pinkies)
Glee 1x16! One of the best episodes of the season. It kept getting better! For all the fanfare of the Madonna ep, this one was the better episode by FAR. I actually don't think this review is very coherent because I ran out of snark!

a spoiler is still a spoiler )

Glee

Apr. 20th, 2010 10:00 pm
heathershaped: (Glee: Sue)
Another Very Special Episode~! With bonus Madonna!

*facepalm*

spoilers totally know what it feels like for a girl )

Glee 1x14

Apr. 13th, 2010 10:41 pm
heathershaped: (Glee: Sue)
Just real quick: My relationship with Glee is love/hate and my posts generally reflect that. :P

spoilers have enough product in their hair to season a wok )
heathershaped: (Merlin: Angel C. glance down)
+ I haven't been around much this week! Well, unless you're on Twitter and/or tumblr (read: things I can do in 20-second bursts), you wouldn't have seen me. When I haven't been doing actual RL work, I've been working on overdue fic, wibbling about overdue fic, wibbling some more, writing a little bit more, distracting myself, rinse, repeat, blah blah. Hopefully I can submit one this afternoon, we'll see.

+ After work I'm going down to hang out with [livejournal.com profile] seakisst and [livejournal.com profile] bratkartoffel at Sara's place in Vienna (if I can manage to find my way there without losing myself). We're going to drink butterbeer because we're nerds.

+ Won't be home to watch Merls until late tomorrow, but I still anticipate posting about it when I can and jumping into the comm threads late. Only two episodes left and my Saturdays will be my own again, even though they will be way more sad. Luckily there will still be Fleet parties.

+ I have lots and lots of feelings about the last two episodes of Glee: part squee about the kids (Quinn! Rachel! Brittany! Mercedes!), part squee-harshy ranting about the adults (bar Sue), the fail, and how the show keeps trying to tell me who the best singers are and I keep disagreeing. :/ It's probably for the best that I don't have time to make a reax post, huh? *g* (First of many things, Will legit scares me. No, seriously. DISCUSS IN COMMENTS IF YOU WISH.)

+ My profile! Full of cookies and hot chocolate and penguins and snowballs, I LOVE YOU GUYS! ♥

+ It's FREEZING.

+ Lastly, a cracky little itunes meme from [livejournal.com profile] schmiss:

1. Put your media player of choice on shuffle.
2. List the first fifteen songs that come up and add "in my pants" to the end.
3. Bold the ones that actually made you LOL.


TBH a lot of these made me LOL, I'm easy.15 songs under the cut )
heathershaped: (pensive)
I loved last night's episode of Glee ('Wheels').

But once again I find myself a little out of sync with some of the fan reactions, particularly about Artie (who I now love even more), so before I launch into the squee, I want to give my impressions.

Re: Artie and disability. Disclaimer: I'm not speaking from any place of authority when it comes to disability and able-bodied privilege so if I commit any fail in what I'm about to say please do call me on it. )

on to the squee )


+ Holiday card post is still open btw, comments screened, if you want a card from me. <3
heathershaped: (Merlin: Gwen/Morgana)
+ Back at work today, feeling fine. It's wet and icky outside, though.

+ [livejournal.com profile] zahrawithaz reviews Beauty and the Beast (Merls 2x05). Or rather, the characters of Merlin do. Better than the episode in some ways. *g* I love Merlin to extremes, I seriously do, but this reminds me how many people I know on my own f-list who could write a better show than we actually have.

It's kind of weird/funny that the shows and source material that need the most help are always the ones with the big fandoms. As much as I'd love to be able to roll around in Being Human fic all day for example, I have to admit that it's just a better show, it doesn't need holes filled in with fic and such, so people don't flock to it.

+ Glee fic continues to be better than the actual show. Giving Quinn and Kurt and Sue etc. much better treatment. I do wonder if there's any fic about Tina or Mercedes, though.

+ [livejournal.com profile] randomneses alerted me to this bullshit yesterday: Howard University's Hilltop mag has a staff editorial that details the ways students can prevent getting into dangerous situations at night. Money quote:

As well as making themselves look like easy targets by distractions or lack of awareness, female students are often guilty of another serious offense-strutting through the streets of Washington, D.C. in badly chosen attire (...) If walking through the streets in seductive club attire isn’t a blatant call for sexual harassment, then nothing is.


Do I even need to rant about the ways in which that passage is infuriating? Because yeah, you really want to send a message to college kids of all sexes that girls who dress however the hell they want to are asking for whatever happens to them. Fuck that.

+ That's all for today, must finish coursework for class later, and oh yeah also, am at work. :P
heathershaped: (SGA: Athosian for 'dumbass')
Working on two hours of sleep, so this post is likely to make little sense.

+ Signal Boost: [livejournal.com profile] zahrawithaz has an October Manifesto for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, about some of the realities of domestic violence that don't get talked about.

+ Moar signal boostage: [livejournal.com profile] glockgal has a post on the upcoming holiday that I very much appreciated. Because Halloween is almost here, and know what's not funny or cool? Dressing up as sexed-up caricatures or parodies of other races and cultures. Native Americans, black people, sexy!geishas/china dolls, etc; none of that shit is cute. Mocking peoples' cultures is not okay on any day; it's insulting and stereotyping and hurts people. Which is not to say that you guys would, but if you see it this Halloween (you probably will), call it out! Karma will smile on you.

***

Now for some Glee. I continue to find it equal parts DELIGHTFUL and irritating. But I'm with it as long as the music doesn't stop. Also, less racefail this week, that was good.

And slushies.

spoilers in which I mostly wish everyone would just sing for 45 minutes )

gleeee

Oct. 7th, 2009 11:25 pm
heathershaped: (Merlin: 99 problems but a dude ain't one)
Not much to say, except to express my desire for Quinn/Rachel fic.

That is all.

*\o/*
heathershaped: (Zach/Zoe)
I always feel like when I make a ranty post, I should make up for it if only to cleanse my own palate, so, a linkspam:

+ ETA: Mirroring my last post, Celebrities NOT supporting Polanski.

+ [livejournal.com profile] irrel drew Arthur, Gwen and Merlin of prettiness, and at the bottom of the post is a sketch of Morgana braiding Gwen's hair and it's making me happier than happy.

+ [livejournal.com profile] fiiishy's writing Merlin fic now, which also makes me happy, and she wrote what Morgana was up to in The Once And Future HBIC. (the last episode, which presumably I will stop re-watching at some point.) Hi personal canon! Go tell her not to be nervous.

+ Sesame Street does "Mad Men." Hee.

+ I caught up on Glee, and while I want less Will and his drama, I must have watched Kurt (and the football team) do the Single Ladies dance 8 times in a row. Each. It took me like two hours to watch that episode.

+ Tumblr picspams. I'm especially in love with Made of Gold, all Bradley/Angel/Arthur/Gwen all the time. fuckyeahmerlin, colinmorgan and bradley-james are also made of awesome. I'm tempted to start an Angel/Katie/Gwen/Morgana tumblr called ... idk, flowersftw or something. SEE IF I DON'T.

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