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Pairing Faith/Erica (Buffy/Grey's Anatomy Crossover)
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Notes [community profile] ladiesbigbang complement for [personal profile] hnsnrachel's fic, "A Matter of Physics."

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Joss is My Master, But..

  • Jun. 8th, 2009 at 11:15 PM
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Huh. I meant to make a post about Time of Your Life (which was so many levels of awesome), but I stumbled upon an unusually sane post about critiques of Joss Whedon's works. There was no "lalalala he's not a feminist and all he does is made of suck" or "lalalala Joss is my master and his work is the perfect paragon of ~superior~ to feminism." So, uh, obligatory post about things I've noticed about Whedon's works that bother me.

Spoilers for just about everything Joss Whedon. )


  • Jun. 6th, 2009 at 11:04 PM
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"Okay. I'm supposed to fight the coming onslaught of lurks and I'm being taught by a sarcastic goat-thing whose idea of training is throwing scrap metal at me because the actual good guys went crazy waiting for the monsters to come back."

Fray came in the mail this afternoon, and ever impatient, I got to reading right away and just finished the book. I have to admit, I kept having nerdgasms over it; it was even better than I thought it would be. And I so didn't see that ending coming. Melaka is no Buffy and I love her for it. (Can't wait for Time of Your Life to arrive and see how the two react to each other!)

Come on Hollywood, there's an awesome movie waiting to happen here - girl killing vampires and flying cars. What more do you need?

Things That Are Pissing Me Off This Week

  • May. 29th, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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Buffy Reboot
Notice how I didn't mention the "without Joss" bit. Because that's irrelevant. I actually find the whole idea of rebooting Buffy now completely offensive on multiple levels. For one, the series ended in 2003 - you don't reboot something that recent, unless it sucked hard the first time around (see: the original Buffy movie, The Hulk). Or you're a greedy piece of trash that decided, "Oh, vampires are popular again!"

Buffy was a fantastic and influential show. Instead of taking a close look at why that was, some greedy pieces of trash decide to ignore its significance and will in all likelihood strip Buffy of whatever made it special, tarnishing the franchise's name in the process. God damn, I can't wait for Hollywood to die; television and film can be so much more. Because coming up with an original thought or hiring quality writers and actors is too hard.

And it's also offensive because Buffy is technically still going. In comic form. But, you know, comics don't count as an art form or even entertainment, silly. Let's just shit on the comics (one of the few big titles high on strong female characters and low on cheesecake), and reboot a story that's still going. Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

Hopefully, this idea gets no where and dies a quiet death. If there is a Buffy reboot, no, I don't have to watch it. But I still find it wildly offensive. I would have been open to something along the lines of an original vampire slayer, in a different time period. But, no, let's take the laziest, money-grubbing path and expect everyone to like it.

From my post on [personal profile] sonjadenise, where I also rant a bit about the Jon & Kate melodrama, Entertainment Weekly general fail about Nurse Jackie and Adam Lambert.

P.S. Was already going to check out Nurse Jackie for Edie Falco. Now that I know what it's about...I have a hard time not seeing myself writing a crossover with House. Oh my god.

Icon Yard Sale

  • May. 2nd, 2009 at 9:24 PM
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100 icons I made over the past year but never actually used. Might as well offer them up to the world...

[1-40] House MD: Amber/13, Amber, "A House Divided," "Simple Explanation"
[41-48] Dollhouse: DeWitt, Ivy, Loomis
[49-73] Doctor Who: "Journey's End"
[74-78] Hikaru Utada / Utada
[79-81] How I Met Your Mother: Robin/Barney
[82-88] Strangers in Paradise: Katchoo/Francine
[89-90] Unfair: Natsumi Yukihara
[91-97] Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Season 8: Willow, Willow/Tara
[98-100] Firefly/Serenity: Zoe

It's like a yard sale... )

Not All Subtext is Created Equal

  • Jan. 30th, 2008 at 4:13 PM
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When it comes to slash pairings, I can differentiate between my perverted desires and subtext that's actually there, thanks. House, MD happens to be fraught with legitimate subtext between House and Wilson, whether the show creators intended it or not; never have I seen a slash pairing that casual viewers pick up on or gets unintentionally treated as a legitimate pairing underneath vehement denial. There's something different going on in House.

I've written this for the choir, who already knows all the answers; the skeptics, who claim to see nothing but friendship and think we're crazy; and even those who are picking up on something but can't put their fingers on it. I'll be comparing and contrasting House/Wilson to the Sean/Christian, Willow/Tara, and Jack/Ianto relationships. Naturally, there are spoilers ahoy for Torchwood (only up to episode 201), Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Nip/Tuck. Oh, and House, MD, of course.

Because writing it down is the only way to get it out of my head so I can do more important stuff. )

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