delga: ([SGA] is this the real world?)

So, I left Soton at around 2pm on Thursday and was doing fine until I got fucked by the connect at Reading and thus didn't get to N. for forever. Had a nice evening with my cousins, then left for P. around 11am on Friday. The tubes tripped me up (everything was working on time except for the Victoria, which, naturally, was the line I needed) so I had to take the slow line home.

Anyway, I've been at home since Friday afternoon. Went to see Baby Cousin, spent my weekend in the house (into which I do not fit all that comfortably, as is ever the case when I return after a long absence).

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I have many picspams to upload. Most are notable fashion photo shoots, but one is of Fake!Christmas. So. What lovely things you all have to look forward to.

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I'm still in love with NCIS and have watched three episodes since I've been home. (Am still writing that NCIS/Spooks crossover, huzz.) Also: The West Wing. In terms of current fandom, I spent a lot of time yesterday watching Pushing Daisies, Criminal Minds, and CSI: NY, all of which were rewarding in their own ways.

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I spent today marathoning season 4 of Stargate: Atlantis. This was wonderful for a handful of reasons, not least of which is the fact that Sundays, traditionally, are Stargate days, and it's been a while since I've had a Stargate Sunday. I'd seen the first three episodes of the season when they aired, but my interest thereafter had been low. But watching them all one after the other has been quite good. I have many comments. Beware spoilers!

Stargate: Atlantis, spoilers 4x01-4x10. )


And now I want fanfiction.

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I also watched Numb3rs yesterday and realised that I can't dislike it that much because I felt calm and interested when the episode opened up. I really like David showcases because I think David deserves a lot more screen time, and this was an excellent plot, one which had nothing to do with David's ethnic origin, or his Bronx upbringing, and everything to do with his competence as an agent. It was also an uncomplicated plot that was executed in an interesting way. My sole complaint is against Charlie, whose ego needs to be locked up in a Chinese box of its own. minor spoilers. )

Alimi Ballard kicked ass this week.

delga: ([unit] domestic disturbance.)

Later today I might venture to do some real work, or at least some reading, but I'm so woesome about that stuff right now that I have to take a break already. So. My fannish update! No explicit spoilers, so no cuts.

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I spent yesterday evening catching up on some of the fandom I'd across the week. This week's Private Practice was really, really good and whilst I have a general fondness for the show, this I the first time I've watched an episode through and through without stopping to pause it half-way. So, huzzah.

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Also saw the latest Criminal Minds which was good, but not as good as the previous two episodes; I loved that opening scene in the pens with Reid, Morgan and Prentiss, and I thought that JJ's skirt was cute. I hope you weren't hoping for something substantial.

Life did a good job of expanding on an angst-plot that I thought was going to be bog-standard, but is actually a little more layered; I was more than a little impressed by Shahi's closing performance. The subplots were excellent, and I really wanted to hug Ted/Arkin's character; Lewis and Weigert played off one another beautifully, and I'd love to see more of that. I finally got around to watching the second-half of Women's Murder Club which turned out to be lovely. I wish the plots were stronger, but that was only the third episode, so I'll give it more time yet. Also: for Angie Harmon.

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BONES WAS SO GOOD! So funny, and a tiny bit creepy. I feel like episodes like this one epitomise what this show is about, and the vein in which you're supposed to take it - i.e. not at all seriously.

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I watched The Unit which was alternately terrible and excellent. A first I thought the plot with the singer was dumb, but it turned out okay (poor Charles; I love his character a lot); I enjoyed Bob's plot for the most part; I LOVED the thing with the bar woman and Hector, because although I find that whole situation horribly pressuring (with the wives and Bar Woman), I find Hector to be very charming. Mostly, I wish Tiffy would get a new fucking plotline, instead of recycling old ones, or just fuck off already because it's beyond boring.

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There's new Numb3rs but I still haven't seen last week's episode. This possibly calls for some marathoning tonight, because I have CSI and CSI:NY to watch, too. (Guys, I am irrationally excited about next week's CSI/WaT crossover, regardless of not knowing a thing about the latter post-early-S3.) Also: this week's Supernatural because the basic plot seems interesting, even though I don't have a clue what's going on in the season arc - and I'm quite happy to remain that way, actually, because I think my brain would explode if I tried to fall back into that show.

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Yeah, I've decided to drop Atlantis and marathon it over Christmas break instead.

delga: ([SGA] is this the real world?)

Oh man. It's really turning into one of those days.

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DEAR SGA/WEIR FLISTERS.

LOOK WHO GRACED MY NCIS VIEWAGE! *GLEE*


I, uh. Yeah. I'm pretty excitable right now. OK. Back to watching the episode. (EVERYONE is being SO CUTE. !!!)

delga: ([numb3rs] malapropism.)

I wasn't going to do one of these, but I happen to have some free time. So. You know. I'm still catching up with three weeks worth of Damages because of the new stuff, but I've finished all of Saving Grace which was made of many brilliant things, and which I'm glad to report there will be more of, huzz. I was watching Chuck but I didn't finish it and now I don't know where it is? Um. Yeah. And I was going to watch K-Ville but I lost that, too. I don't really know. I'm trying to mainline Friday Night Lights because, well, Kyle Chandler, and I've read some good fic. Also, giving Burn Notice another shot. I have all of Mad Men so far, but I haven't seen past episode 4 or 5. I'm still obsessed with the costumes. (And DeWitt's wigs. !)

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Bones, 3x01, The Widow's Son in the Windshield. )


NCIS, 5x01, Bury Your Dead. )


The Unit, 3x01, Pandemonium Part 1. )


Criminal Minds, 3x01, Doubt. )


CSI: NY, 4x01, Can You Hear Me Now? )


Grey's Anatomy, 4x01, A Change Is Gonna Come. )


CSI, 8x01, Dead Doll. )


Stargate: Atlantis, 4x01, Adrift. )


Numb3rs, 4x01, Trust Metric. )


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I have yet to finish Private Practice. So far, so good, though. Have you guys been watching Weeds and/or Californication? The latter continues to engage me for reasons unknown, but the former is SO GOOD. Really. I say this every year so I hope some of you are listeing: watch Weeds. You won't regret it.

delga: ([Random] skin.)

Went to town this morning, bought some wrapping stuff. The Fairy is leaving to study in France for a year, and it was her birthday on Wednesday, so we're (the old group! oy) going out tonight. I bought her AM Holmes' collection of short stories (The Safety of Objects) and Pablo Neruda's Twenty Love Poems and A Song of Despair (Veinte poemas de amor y una cancion desesperada) because she said she was saving money for Real Life things and thus couldn't afford to buy books. To which I declare (a) BOOKS ARE REAL LIFE THINGS! and also (b) well, if you can't buy them, I will. So. The Neruda, by the way, I am totally coveting. It's gorgeous to look at and it has the originals as well as the translations. !!!

Also, HAHA, yes, I'm actually going out tonight. CONTAIN YOURSELVES. (Um: I know where the restaurant is, but apparently we're meeting somewhere else beforehand for drinks? Fuck if I know where. Does anyone local know where Rigby's is?)

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It's Friday. I think the options will be fairly obvious today. I know I already rec'd The Be Good Tanyas, but it might be worth doing again.

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So, my issue with yesterday's rec was that I didn't know how to describe it without saying that it's Sheppard/Weir. Because it is that but the fic isn't really about the two of them doing couple-y things, or getting together on Atlantis. It's a realist fic, about family, about levels of loss. But, yes, it's also Sheppard/Weir. I just don't want people to be put off by that as a label, and it got me thinking: to what extent are pairing labels misleading? Or rather, to what extent is such a label necessary to define a fic. I'm loath to read Sheppard/McKay, but there are times when I do if only because regardless of that being the ship being represented in the fic, the fic isn't actually about that pairing. So at what point do ship labels become redundant?

Whatever: if you haven't already, check out the rec in the last post.

delga: ([SGA] is this the real world?)

Twilight by [livejournal.com profile] mylittleredgirl.

Emily asks, "Elizabeth, will you help me with the crossword?" Mom remembers who won the gold medal for pairs' skating in 2002, but she forgets the last five, ten years, more. Asks Peter about university. Says she needs to get back to work, to the control room, to Atlantis. Then she asks Emily about her latest benefit work with the Red Cross that they told her about last month, like nothing at all is wrong.

Peter hears John's voice in the hallway, talking to doctors, tight, clipped, worried, angry. He doesn't come in, watches from the door, hovering. Peter wants to punch him. He's never tempted to violence, except with him.


I don't usually rec Sheppard/Weir even though it's possibly the one pairing for which I will trawl through mountains (and I mean mountains) of crap for. I don't even rec the good stuff which should tell you how brilliant this one is. (Um. I saw this on my fflist, so I didn't leave feedback myself but. Well. It's just SO GOOD. I can't even.)

I don't want to summarise it because I know people are going to balk BUT it's a future fic, from the perspective of John and Elizabeth's son (wait, please, TRUST ME), and it's about John and Elizabeth being all tragically dysfunctional and beautiful, whilst also about their respective relationships with their son. I love fic like this that takes an idea and stretches it, takes bad!fic and makes it work, and I love the way [livejournal.com profile] mylittleredgirl tells us so much about John and Elizabeth's life without actually telling us. It's really quite heartbreaking, and even if this is your anti-pairing, please read it, because I do think it's worth it.

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UM. I'm watching Open Range? Man, cowboy flicks. I HAVE THIS THING, OKAY. Grouchy cowboys! Guns! Drawling accents! Look, I'm not kidding when I say I KNOW. But: !!! Can't help it.

ALSO, tangential to this, THIS SONG. It's summer sultry, not Ferrick's Drive which is more like 11pm, post/mid-party mind&bodyfuck in someone's car. This is shy, summer garden, just as the sun is coming down at around 8pm or something close, with white dresses and grass that's a little dry, turning a little on a heel and throwing glances over a shoulder. Or maybe pressing in too close and not touching. That kind of sultry.

delga: ([Random] Mrs Dalloway)

RECS POST. AT LONG LAST. !!!

» BIG LOVE.

Psalm 119:27-29 by [livejournal.com profile] viciouswishes
multiple pairings.

They call him the good prophet. He makes sure that his flock is cared for, provided for. No one goes hungry or without shelter. Sure, once in a while, he has to turn a blind eye; but it's for the good of the people, for the good of the compound. He might drive around in his Hummers, but he's no Roman Grant.

[livejournal.com profile] viciouswishes takes a step into the (probable) future, and places Bill Henrickson in the role of the Juniper Creek prophet. The family falls apart and falls together in all the ways you expect, and then some. By turns heartbreaking and endearing, this fic follows the various threads to their conclusions. What I liked most about this fic was how natural the turns felt, and the closing section which is poignant and disarming, the way the show itself can be.



» BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER.

Five Things Jack Never Expected by [livejournal.com profile] odestructogirlo [apocalyptothon]
Jack O'Toole (episode: The Zeppo).
The thing is, of course, that you don’t have to intentionally start the apocalypse. You do a few little things, the other guy ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time, and apocalypse, always the mistress of opportunity, steps in.

This fic is hilarious whilst maintaining the pathos the show so often displayed. Written from the perspective of one of the minor characters from The Zeppo, this outsider's perspective is wry, witty and sometimes even touching. A fun read.



» DOCTOR WHO.

The TARDIS and the Slow Path by Roz McClure [twicetoldfandom]
gen. Martha. au.
That was when Martha realized the TARDIS had a sense of humor: later. When she was going over the timeline in her head for the memoir she would write someday, and figured out who else was taking the slow path in 1869. Ha. Until then, she'd just thought the TARDIS was jealous.

I'm always glad to find Martha fanfiction, even more so when it deals with the TARDIS. I love how this fic is both linear and non-linear, just like the series, and I like the slightly disaffected tone. Martha's comments of the sigh - what now? variety are a treat to read, and the whole fic is light and thoroughly enjoyable.



» FIREFLY.

And Walked the Night Alone by [livejournal.com profile] elohvee [apocalyptothon]
gen. Jayne. River. post-Serenity.
Things were supposed to be better. They fought a war for this, right? Not Jayne, 'cause he ain't the sort, but Mal. Mal and Zoe and all those other people, and it don't make sense, because they were always right before, in the end.

Confession: I've read a fair few Jayne-and-River-survive fics, and I love nearly all of them. The irony of Jayne being left to care for River is almost too much, but it also brings the best out in him. This haunting apoca-fic leaves Jayne lonely; I was drawn to how quiet and eerie it is.



» GREY'S ANATOMY.

Ring The Bells That Still Can Ring by [livejournal.com profile] cherryice [apocalyptothon]
ensemble. Izzie/Denny.
It begins on a Wednesday. The morning dawns like any other: grey clouds low overhead, cool air heavy with the threat of rain. Light slanting through the plate glass window of Seattle Grace is muted, soft. The sound of quick footsteps, the beep of monitors, the hiss of lowered voices fills the halls.

Zombies in Seattle Grace, and whilst it sounds like it should be funny, it's not. Izzie - typically, Izzie - decides to hide Denny to stop him from being killed. Re-killed. Whatever. But it's really more of an ensemble piece, the main cast trying to hold on, make sense of things in the context they have. The writing loosens a bit towards the end, but I still thought it was a good piece for what it was, and the majority of the characterisations are spot on.



Clinging in the Wreckage (& part 2) by [livejournal.com profile] toestastegood [apocalyptothon]
gen. Bailey. Derek.
Just stomach pains, but by the time the surgical team got inside, half of her internal organs had been black and rotten. A rancid smell had invaded the theatre, a scent that not even the masks covering their mouths could defend them from. Despite their best efforts, the girl had died as little more than a medical mystery.

OH MAN. I love this, the first part especially. A horrible, horrible virus comes to Seattle Grace and Miranda eventually has to say enough is enough, and leave the interns to themselves. A wonderful character piece detailing Bailey's position, and whilst the second part (same fic, Derek's perspective) is weaker, it's still a good fic. The situation is horrific and somewhat hopeless in the truest sense, but Bailey does what she has to do - sticks to what she knows.



» HAIKUATHON RECS.

Missing by [livejournal.com profile] oxoniensis [haikuathon]
gen. Ziva. running.

Sounds Like by [livejournal.com profile] stateofsoul [haikuathon]
Tami/Eric. baby.

Both of these are beautiful. The first is one stanza, and is so Ziva that even on multiple re-reads it lives up to its flash-promise. The second is from a fandom I don't even know, but the rhythm and repetition is infectious, and the obvious affection in the voices is warming.



» LAW & ORDER/LAW & ORDER: SVU.

A Balmy Morning in Hell by [livejournal.com profile] caitn [apocalyptothon]
gen. Briscoe. Munch.
Detective Lennie Briscoe winced as another explosion reverberated from outside. "It sounds like all hell is breaking loose out there."
"This country's been going to hell for years, my friend," John Munch announced. He wound up for a lengthy rant. "It's been going on long before the conservative right-wing power mongrels--"

This was written for me! I would have been pleased for any of my prompts to have been chosen, but [livejournal.com profile] caitn took the one I thought no-one would touch with a pole and produced a brilliant dialogue-fuelled ficlet. They're being attacked, sure, but the old-timers are babysitting. I'm filled with glee over it.



» STARGATE: ATLANTIS.

Single Step by [livejournal.com profile] blufamingo [femgenficathon]
gen. Teyla.
Teyla believes, for the first two months, that every day is the day they will return. It is not the first time they have gone back to Earth, and every time they have come back to Atlantis, to Pegasus. She is sure this time will be no different.

Hands down one of the best Teyla fics I've ever read, discussing her attachment to the Atlantis crew and her estrangement from her people. It's what I call a "silent" fic, where the dialogue doesn't impinge on your interaction with Teyla's story. There's hope in the long run, but also sadness and Teyla's strength. The long haul is the harder battle, and re-aquaintance is harder than first contact. This fic epitomises all those things that I love about Teyla, her quiet, her good sense and her patience which is often taken for granted. A lovely, lovely fic, and one that I strongly encourage you to read.



Watched by [livejournal.com profile] inlovewithnight [twicetoldfandom]
gen. Ronon. Sheppard.
When he was on the run, Ronon had known he was being tracked all the time, but that isn't the same as being watched. Feeling eyes on the back of your neck. Knowing every step you take, every turn of your head, every motion of your hands is being broken down to be used against you by whatever bastards are holding you prisoner.

Ronon and Sheppard have been imprisoned, and they're both unspooling, though in different directions. But really, this is a fic about Ronon and his history, the skills that make him an asset to the Atlantis team. It probes notions of confinement and, like the previous rec, estrangement. Things he cannot say. There are moments when you think he's being taken for a ride, and moments when you feel for him intensely. But you cannot connect to Ronon Dex. And that's entirely the point.



A Method for Introducing Heuristics by [livejournal.com profile] general_jinjur [apocalyptothon]
Mckay, McKay/Sheppard; slight crossover with Heroes.
Rodney doesn't realize he's seeing her for the first time when he sees her for the first time. He takes her for Esposito, for all that she's taller, and her hair is pulled into a smooth twist where Esposito is all curls. She has a different look to her, too - a readiness, like she's assessing potential threats, constructing strategy at the unlikeliest times. Steel in her shoulders and spine. It's an oddly military look. That's not quite the way to put it - not oddly military, but military in an odd way. Like Sheppard, never acting like a soldier until it suits him, but always a soldier nonetheless. In any case, the first time he sees her, she's up to her elbows in one of the access panels in corridor 27. Rodney's mind leaps from puzzlement to dark-haired mechanical engineer to full-blown tirade against unauthorized tinkering in well under a second. He figures it's to his credit that he doesn't so much as flinch when she turns to face him and isn't who he expected.

OKAY, I KNOW. (TRUST ME, [livejournal.com profile] wliberation, I KNOW.) But, seriously, this is genfic! It's like... okay, it's like taking for granted that McKay and Sheppard are a couple and just assuming you know that, so get past the shippy and onto the plot(-y). Really, this is a Rodney fic, and the way his brain works as the city begins to collapse from the inside. It's about Trojan Horses and the end of the world. The rhythm here is so strong, and the ideas so potent, you get carried away. What I love about this is the hum of activity, of things going wrong too quickly to be remedied, until the end where there's a sudden halt, a deceleration. Also, [livejournal.com profile] general_jinjur has the most acute turn of phrase. I'm content to read just about anything she's written because the writing is completely worth it.

edit: Authorial intention versus reader response! Which is to say that I read the fic counter to what the author intended (see comments!) BUT. It's still a great fic, so however you read it, you should at least, you know. Read it.



» STARGATE: SG-1.

Like a Slinky Down a Stairwell (She'll Be in Her Bunk) by [livejournal.com profile] viciouswishes [sg_femslash, Carter round]
Sam/Vala.

Vala's discovered the Spice Girls, and Sam blames Daniel. She doesn't know why she blames Daniel, who likes Vivaldi and Mozart, but she does. He's supposed to be the one keeping Vala under control.

Hilarious ficlet. Pop-culture references, Vala, sexual repression, femslash and just an overall tone of lightness and gaiety that was lovely to read. So much fun.



» THE WEST WING.

The Great Zombie Invasion of 2001 by [livejournal.com profile] netgirl_y2k [apocalyptothon]
ensemble. Josh/Donna.
"There are zombies in Ireland."

I think what I love the most about all the West Wing fics to come out of the [livejournal.com profile] apocalyptothon is that they all start with Donna because she, naturally, is the most likely receptacle for the tidbits of information to trickle through. [livejournal.com profile] netgirl_y2k's fic is short, but very funny, with lots of one-liners, all of which made me giggle. Zombies, and the Bartlet administration at its most ridiculous.

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I am not a fan of the blockquote style I've got going on, but I can't make the code do what I want it to do. Basically, I want to gmail-i-fy it so that the text indents with a bar to the left. Any help? Dear [livejournal.com profile] twincy, I have stolen from your code. Please forgive the impromptu theft? love, M x

delga: ([ncis] team players.)

Did I mention how much I LOVE THE LIBRARY, yet? Because I do. It's small and doesn't have nearly enough range but it's so... us. Small town. Lots of ridiculous romance novels and one bookcase dedicated to crime. BIG TYPE texts. And, of course, niche fiction. Loads, and loads, and loads of niche fiction, perfect for me. I went there intending to drop off the last three I read and leave, except, of course, I couldn't. I ended up picking up three more. At least one is by Anita Desai. LOVE.

Of course, I still have Homer to finish, and then Robert Graves. Really need to start that already, yes. And then re-read the three Canongate texts and make notes. And then do research. GUYS. I AM SO PSYCHED ABOUT MY DISSERTATION. I just know that I'm going to cry when it comes to writing it.

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I made NCIS icons last night and whilst I will forever loathe doing middle distance crops for that show, I love the way it's directed because in comparison to Numb3rs, the framing is always so damn interesting. I miss the days of interesting exposition in Numb3rs. I used to love those scenes. /endlessly boring.

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In other Numb3rs news... look, you KNOW that I love you all, despite my ever-increasing frustration with the source. But. BUT. GUYS. Enough already with the original characters. This isn't Supernatural where there are only two to three primary cast members. We have enough characters in canon to play with. WE DO, WE DO. And, look. I've been reading a lot of Supernatural fanfiction recently, for reasons we won't go into, especially considering I don't even watch that show anymore, but the original characters there serve an actual purpose a lot of the time. Places the boys need to go and stay, people they inevitably encounter on their journeys. WHAT IS IT WITH NUMB3RS FANDOM THAT IN A CAST OF AROUND TEN - TEN - WE NEED TO ADD TO THE MIX. I feel like, and hate me all you want for this because I am beyond caring, I feel like, you know what? It's just lazy. I get that fandom is wish-fulfillment, I do, and when the canon isn't serving you up with what you want, you contrive to make it so with the fanon. BUT. GUYS, COME ON. There's a lot there to improve on without adding otehr stuff to the mix.

This post was brought to you by the fact that every other fic I find these days is another in a long, never-ending series of Original Character fic that I can't deal with. And don't talk to me like I haven't given it a chance, because I have. You guys can write well, what are you fucking around for?

Disclaimer: no, I haven't written for this fandom since No More Roads in December. I have drabbles to post very soon and then this post will be much more viable. Until then, I'm going to sit here and contemplate taking the Numb3rs fic comms off my flist. Because: seriously, guys. I do love you. I spend a lot of time going over the minutiae with you, and this fandom has always been a pretty mellow place, but SERIOUSLY. I can't take the Original Character thing much more. Frustrating, yo.

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Pandora is kicking my ass right now. I have a list of about ten songs that I now need to buy. SO GOOD. Samples include: Kelly McCrae, Stone Cold Sober and Tom Petty, All the Wrong Reasons.

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Actually, whilst I'm ranting about fandom: fuck you, Atlantis. I love you and all of your crazy AUs (seriously, does any other fandom have as many AUs?), but I just hate most of the fandom itself. This is because I am an anti-social bitch these days and runaway from fandom participation but the sheer levels of WTF in this fandom-- I thought Stargate was made of crazy. Hell, I thought CSI was made of insane. Both of these things are true. Neither of these compare to the sheer level of wankery in the SG:A fandom. The only people who come even a little bit close are the Doctor Who people, but they've had nearly half a century to fuck around, so you're going to get some shut stirring there. AM NOT TALKING ABOUT HARRY POTTER. AM NOT. AM HIDING FROM ALL THINGS RELATED. IT'S LIKE THE FUCKING WORLD CUP ALL OVER AGAIN.

Seriously, though, it's a love-hate thing.

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Carnivàle is so outrageously pretty. I always say that Babylon is my favourite episode but rewatching that yesterday, I realised that Babylon is actually just the precursor to my actual favourite, Pick A Number. Was three-quarters done with The River last night but turned it off when we went to eat, so I'll finish that tonight. This is the episode with the single best score of the whole series (Justin Calls Iris; Jeff Beal). I love how it recurs through the episode, and then plays out in full over the credits. And I only recently realised that Black Blizzard is Lodz's theme, in the same way that nearly all of Justin's music has that low keening trumpet sound. SO GOOD. SO GOOD.

mini!picspam )


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So. Reading that over: apparently I am conflicted today? I blame the rain that decided to pour from the skies during the one hour I decided I had to go into D.

delga: ([bad cop] the in-crowd.)

Woke up randomly feeling all *vigorous hand-waving motions* Seriously. I think I'm in shock over waking before midday. Also: it's what most of you would call the finals period, so I'm freaking out. Sometimes I wonder why I'm being educated when I can't even write essays anymore. Anyway, heading out to the library fter 9am and trying to get real work done today.

Woke up listening to the new one by Simon Webb. Hot damn, I'm impressed. That song made me open my eyes and pay attention. Will have to find that.

Still NOT talking about Atlantis; will be watching Stargate later today. Actually I will say one thing about Atlantis. References S4 character spoilers )

Aaaaand no more talking about that, now.

To conclude: The Fug Girls totally came through. It has been beautiful. Also: GIP.

edit: I cannot fucking win in this house, I swear. TW, Queen of the Passive Aggressive, knocks on my door just as I'm about to go to sleep to let me know that she is going to go to sleep. Or rather, just to slip it into conversation so that I know she is going to go to sleep and so that I think to myself, "Oh, TW is asleep. I should shut the fuck up". Whatever, it's a valid point and I was going to sleep anyway. Had to get up early this morning, so I set my alarm clock. My clock happens to run six minutes fast, so it actually went off at 6.55am. "M, can you turn your radio down?" For one thing, after the 7 o'clock news, I turned it down anyway, and for another, her alarm clock goes off every term day at the same fucking time. So do not tell me that it went off at 6.30am, or that it's done you any great injury. You've had the same amount, if not MORE, sleep than I've had.

delga: ([SGA] still-life.)

[SPOILERS] Atlantis, 3x17, Sunday )

delga: ([Random] hide.)

I am not used to alcohol, so considering I woke without any sort of hangover, I'm impressed. Turned the laptop off at 2 but slept at 3. Wke at 10.30am - got up an hour later. I'm improving?

People need to STOP TALKING TO ME ABOUT STARGATE AND ATLANTIS. Because on the one hand, I do not give a fuck, and on the other, I really, really do, so the best way to make sure I don't get pissed off is just to act as though the two shows DON'T EXIST.

Today I will be watching circa six movies and possibly also Numb3rs.

delga: (Default)

the fics. )


break-down. )


Special thanks go to [livejournal.com profile] wliberation and [livejournal.com profile] tigertrapped who are not only my unfailing betas, but my dear friends. The former is my enabler and hand-holder, the latter is my inspiration. Further thanks to [livejournal.com profile] binglexjells who not only writes brilliantly, but was the entire reason that any csi: new york fic got written this year. Also on this list of Awesome must go [livejournal.com profile] ivinnuna and [livejournal.com profile] raeyashi for their constant and uplifting feedback, and more lately, [livejournal.com profile] twincy who has bravely beta'd my last fic for the year, and indulged me so far as to geek-meta Shakespeare and Bones (no, seriously). Lastly, I want to thank not only everyone who has read my fic this year, but everyone for whom I've beta'd this year. This whole fanfic thing is a two-way street. You can write all you want, but it's the talking that counts. So thanks for talking.

delga: ([csi:ny] girl's got a gun.)

Numb3rs, 3x11, Killer Chat. )


NCIS, 4x11, Driven. )


The Unit, 2x11, Silver Star )


Stargate: Atlantis, Tao of Rodney. )


Criminal Minds, 2x12, Profiler Profiled. )


Bones, 2x11, Judas on a Pole. )


CSI: NY, 3x12, Silent Night. )


In other news, after beta'ing [livejournal.com profile] twincy's [livejournal.com profile] yuletide entry in the wee small hours, and having listened to Nelly Furtado's latest on repeat for most of the day, I started a new fic at 2am. The first section is Megan (Numb3rs), and the second is shaping up to be Sara Sidle (CSI), apparently. I just need to be patient with myself otherwise it will never get written. Right now I'm having issues maintaining style. I could probably do with a comma condom, too...

Went to the cinema with my sister, [livejournal.com profile] russianvelvet and [livejournal.com profile] xanitia and had more fun with those three than with the film. It was a good film, but it didn't quite live up to my expectations (which, admittedly, were fairly high). Music was good, Robin William's characters had the best lines. Conversation on the way back to the car was faintly amusing:

[livejournal.com profile] xanitia: [The mist] is why my mum and dad didn't want me to drive today. Maybe they thought looking at the mist would make me go crazy.
[livejournal.com profile] delgaserasca: It's coooold - my faaaaaaaace!

Heh. What you need to know about that exchange is that it was less of a 'she said, I said' thing, and more of a 'I was totally groaning in my witch-voice whilst she was being rational' kind of thing. Anyway, my cousin is here tonight, and five is showing season 1 Criminal Minds so I think I'll be watching that with The Sister. Tomorrow the plan was to work, but I think i actually have time off now? Anyway, I'll be making chocolate squares for my aunts for Christmas. Awesome.

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Remember that time I recced Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left To Lose by [livejournal.com profile] synecdochic? And how completely awesome that fic was, and how heart-breaking? Well, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] twincy, I've found another one. It hits all the right kinks - crossover, apoca-fic, strong narrative, beautiful prose and a plot that aches.

Sailor's Delight by [livejournal.com profile] general_jinjur (BtVS/SGA/Night of the Comet)

The fic takes the premise of Night of the Comet which follows two girls who survive an apocalypse caused by a comet; it inserts Dawn Summers (with a voice that makes her so much more likable than the series ever did - which nearly always seems to be the case) and Jeannie Miller (Rodney's sister - come on, keep up!), and it finds them struggling to find a way out of the dead earth.

The dialogue is spot on; [livejournal.com profile] general_jinjur has the voices down pat. And the entire fic is just wonderful. You must go and read it; you won't be disappointed, I promise.

a sample. )


The fic also puts me in mind of a fic I read aaaages ago, so I'm going to direct you to that one, too: The Rapturous End by Annakovsky. Buffy, Xander, the end of the world. It hurts. (Set in the same verse as Seeing Africa by huzzlewhat which is one of the best Xander fics ever, and I don't even look for Xander fics. There's also Contrite Spirits by Lizbeth Marcs, a Xander and Faith fic that I love. Check them out.)

Psst. I only have 5 drabbles left to write. This is too haaaard.

delga: ([bad cop] CRACK)

SPAWN OF MOTHERSHIP HAS ARRIVED!

Guys! It's The Second Insane Carson Appreciation Week! HAUL ASS ALREADY. And if you can't do that, pimp this out because you love me.

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delga: ([SGA] still-life.)

Stargate was blah if you discount Morena Baccarin and Vala's bloody hairdryer (lolz!)

SG:A, 3x10, The Return, pt.1 )


Ahem. Oh man. And then next week is new Battlestar Galactica?! OH MAN.

delga: ([Random] Zhang Ziyi.)

Tonight I have spoken to many people, watched about 4 episodes of Carnivàle, one episode of L&O:CI, half an episode of NCIS (good god, Gibbs!) and started working on stuff for [livejournal.com profile] icaw and the SGA femslash wiki, not to mention the fact that I've started a five-things fic. PRODUCTIVE MULTI-TASKING OMG. And now that my upload has finished (thank fuck) I'm going to sleep.

tiny L&O: CI recap )


By the way? I am leaving on Saturday. SATURDAY! Woe.

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