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Dec. 10th, 2014 11:30 pm
potentiality_26: (belle/rumpelstiltskin)
I wanted to post something, but I've been having a tough time figuring out what.  I watched my shows, but I'm still making my peace with Agents of SHIELD and all I really have to say is that I think that if I keep watching it will be to catch Forever after it's over.  Forever, don't ever change.  At this point, the only thing I don't love about that show is the misleading promos ABC does for each episode.  They're all "OMG tension" and "what secrets will be revealed" and envariably the episode is nothing like the promos.  I wonder if the people who make them realize that everyone that is still watching Forever isn't in it for high drama, they're in it for a gentle, slightly goofy show with an adorable leading man.  And now there's Burn Gorman!  Speaking of whom-
can he really do that voice?  Wow.  He was hidden skills, people.  Hidden skills.


And I've been watching OUAT promos and not even recognizing that show anymore.  Are they really, truly, and without irony bringing in Cruella Deville?  Lord.

And I've seen some movies lately and not really liked them.  While I still have some old favorites, I guess movies don't really do it for me anymore.  I watch too much TV.  On the one hand, movies are too long.  My brain has trained itself to expect a situation to be resolved in 45 minutes to an hour.  On the other, they're too short.  I like to have episodes and episodes to get to know characters, and a couple of hours is no longer sufficient to become attached.

I do have one comment from Begin Again, which I saw half of on an airplane a couple of weeks ago and the rest of the other night.  There's this bit where Mark Ruffalo wants to listen to the music on Keira Knightley's phone and she's all making excuses and "oh, lots of guilty pleasure songs on there" and the songs that she actually plays?  "As Time Goes By" and the like?  Whoever selected those had absolutely no notion of constitutes a guilty pleasure song.  
  

My shows

Dec. 3rd, 2014 10:55 pm
potentiality_26: (agents of shield)
I'm caught up with my main shows in time for the winter finales which is good, I'm already missing the hell out of The Blacklist which is bad, and I heard Selfie got canceled and that the rest of it will only be on Hulu which is just sad.  It wasn't the best show in the world, and I'd gotten a bit behind, but I was definitely enjoying it.

Comments on my three big ones below.  In general, I'm not overjoyed, so expect some criticism, but I do have some good things to say.

Agents of SHIELD )

Forever )

Sleepy Hollow )

Also the new season of The Musketeers is starting next month.  *raptor noises*
 

My shows

Nov. 13th, 2014 09:20 pm
potentiality_26: (agents of shield)
Okay, so, I've liked the last few episodes of my shows, but haven't had a lot to say recently, but I've had some thoughts perculating for a while about the main ones, so here we go:

Agents of SHIELD )

The Blacklist )

Sleepy Hollow )

I've been watching Forever and Castle too, but I don't have a whole lot to say about either of them.
  

Shows

Oct. 22nd, 2014 10:04 pm
potentiality_26: (agents of shield)
Caught up on my shows but The Blacklist (except that I am forever one episode behind on Castle, and not completely digging this season so far; it isn't bad, it just isn't better, and I like big changes to be improvements), so yay, but I only have comments on a few of them:

Agents of SHIELD )

Selfie )

Sleepy Hollow )

Also, as I mentioned before I finally watched The Musketeers.  I wanted to wait until I was finished to talk about my FEELINGS and now I'm tired so the feelings will have to wait.  But they are immense.  This show did things to me you guys.  I'm a mess.
 

My shows

Oct. 10th, 2014 08:22 pm
potentiality_26: (agents of shield)
First of all, I'm not going to watch Gotham.  This isn't an "I don't want to watch it, remind me to be strong guys" mention- I catch the end of it when I start Sleepy Hollow and I have no interest- I'm legit not watching.  Hate DC.  Hate prequels.  No.  Regarding things I wasn't going to watch but have, I watched Forever again and even went back and watched the episodes I'd missed.  It's so been there, done that, not taking any risks or treading on any new ground but... God, he's so cute I can't look away.  And it's just so pleasant.

Thus, my Tuesday nights look like this:

Selfie )

Agents of SHIELD )

Forever )

Also, because Netflix is so fabulous (*needs a sarcasm font or something*) here are some old shows I only just finished the latest seasons of:

Orphan Black )

The Hollow Crown )

The 100 )

Netflix actually mailed me The Musketeers the day it got it, which is pretty unprecdented. Leather and historical inaccuracies here I come.

I haven't seen the new episodes of The Blacklist or Castle yet, but I should soon.

   

Yay!

Oct. 1st, 2014 08:19 pm
potentiality_26: (agents of shield)
I already caught all my shows this week!  I have... somewhat mixed feelings- general good impressions jumbled up with some meh.

Agents of SHIELD )

The Blacklist )

Sleepy Hollow )

My Tuesday watching was especially busy.  I only caught some of Selfie- essentially the same ep. I already saw, so no worries there- but after Agents of SHIELD I did watch Forever, mainly because the couch was comfy and why get up when I could just... stay.  I didn't dislike it, and I do so love Ioan Gruffudd, but I'm very, very tired of the same 'immortal dude' plotline by writers who never take any risks.  I need to not do this to myself.  He's not gonna be bi, I need to not hope, but goddamnit it's nearly 2015!
    
potentiality_26: (agents of shield)
Agents of SHIELD wasn't bad, I thought.
Still, though- Holy misuse of Lucy Lawless Batman, if she's gone.  I'm amused by Ward in his little room making eyes at Skye, but I'm unsure if any possible redemption arc for him will be handled well.  The FitzSimmons twist at the end was my favorite part.


Also, since I saw a few commercials for it I want to ask: is anybody on my f-list watching Forever?  I truly love Ioan Gruffud, and visually it looks appealing, but I've got to say that if I watch one more show about a white dude who's been alive for a couple hundred years but never been anything but 100% straight- I mean how could he be anything else?  Let's be honest with ourselves, kids, what else is there?  Immortal people are one thing, but no one is going to buy into a bisexual man- I will legitimately lose my mind.

All right, apparantly I feel more strongly about that than I thought I did before I started writing.  Long story short, unless someone tells me that show is amazing, I'm not going to court insanity.

The OUAT promo I saw left me rather cold- pardon the pun.  They're really going Frozen, aren't they?  Meh.

As for my other shows, I didn't catch Sleepy Hollow as it aired, and Hulu is going to make me wait a week for it, which is less than awesome.  I haven't seen The Blacklist yet, but I should soon.
 
potentiality_26: (agents of shield)
*flails*

Mainly, I want to say that I haven't seen any kind of promo for Agents of SHIELD yet, which is weird.  I haven't gone looking for promos, but usually I'll catch one watching Jeopardy or something, but so far nada.  What's up with that?

I watched the Selfie pilot and I'm looking forward to that show.  It captures the cadance of internet speech in very cool way, and I find the premise- kind of a reversed My Fair Lady- quite interesting.

Of course, I'm most excited for Sleepy Hollow and The Blacklist.  In fact, I rewatched S1 of The Blacklist in preperation, and I'd definitely recommend that to anyone who can.  I didn't notice a lot that I hadn't before, but it does come together in a really cool way when you know what to look for.  I do have an observation, though:
I was really hoping to get my is Red supposed to be Lizzie's father or not thoughts together completely, but the fact is I still don't know.  On the one hand, the he's using a kind of Obi-Wan Kenobi logic "I abandoned you as a child and became a different man, therefore I am not your father" theory actually holds water, as much as it pains me to say it.  However, if he is her father, Lizzie will find out the truth eventually, and I doubt it's a distinction that she will appreciate, so he has to know that he will lose all his "I never lied to you" cred if that is the case.  On the other hand, there are a lot of little details that just don't go with that theory.  Red's daughter would have been old enough to remember him, and in general the flashbacks to the fire make Lizzie seem like she was very young, whereas Red's daughter struck me as a bit older.  Lizzie's childhood home obviously burned down, but Red visited the house he raised his daughter in.  Then there's the fact that a gazillion people- from Berlin to the FBI- have been trying to find out what connection Lizzie has to Red.  Am I honestly supposed to believe that none of them tried a DNA test?  Really?

Also, at this point it will be the least surprising "twist" in history, and it would be much more interesting if something else had happened.  I like the idea that he saved her and has been sort of transferring his protective instincts for the daughter he couldn't save onto her.

We shall see.


What shows are you all most looking forward to?
 
potentiality_26: (longmire)
Title: The Miracle Dog
Fandom: Agents of SHIELD (Marvel Cinematic Universe)/Longmire/The Walt Longmire Mysteries
Pairing/Characters: Buddy, Henry Standing Bear, Omar Rhoades, Walt Longmire
Summary: Apparently, the dog shouldn't really be alive.  But he is.
Rating: PG
Length: Very Short (388 words)
Disclaimer: None of the characters you might recognize are mine.
Notes/Warnings: Though I'm sure I recall Ward's camp being in Wyoming, I don't remember if the setting was any more specific than that, and thus have no idea how much geography I'm hand-waving for this crossover. It's just something I wanted to try. I'm also sort of straddling book and tv canons for Longmire, as I am apparently wont to do.  I really just wanted to save Buddy, you guys. So I did.
Excerpt: Walt eyed the vet. “Well, if nobody takes him when he’s well enough to go to the shelter, I suppose the sheriff’s department could find use for a canine officer.”

On AO3
  

A Thought

Jun. 9th, 2014 09:19 pm
potentiality_26: (agents of shield)
I've been looking at a few fic writing memes recently.  It'll be a few months before I break down and do one, most likely, but looking through some of the questions did get me thinking.  One question in particular- asking the writer to say which of their fics was most popular or well liked- interested me.  When an author writes in multiple fandoms, some larger than others, it gets difficult to judge popularity, because it so obviously has more to do with the popularity of the fandom than the popularity of the fic.

Contains me counting kudos and generally waxing philosophical; feel free to give it a miss )

In related news- how often does your muse get inspired based on what you're doing that particular day?  It's possible that's where the first coffee shop AU came from- but to stay on topic, I took my dog to the vet, which to my brain equaled: "You want to write a veterinarian AU for your current main fandom."   Nice going, brain.  I needed that.
  
potentiality_26: (agents of shield)
MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE
Fic Masterlist


 
Medium Fics (5,000-15,000 words)

Agent and Hawkeye's Epic Romance (Tony Stark + Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, Ensemble) PG-13 | 6,108 words | Accidental Relationship, First Kiss,Tony Being Too Helpful | Made for this prompt oncc_feelsmeme | Tony is just trying to build a supportive workplace. Really.

Short Fics (1,000-5,000 words)

Happy Anniversary (Clint Barton/Phil Coulson) PG | 1,157 words | Anniversary, Fluff, Future Fic | Made for [livejournal.com profile] older_not_dead Promptathon #17 Food and Drink (Prompt: anniversary dinner) | Director Coulson tends not to make it to dinner, so Clint brings dinner to him.

Very Short Fics (< 1,000 words)

The Miracle Dog (Buddy, Henry Standing Bear + Walt Longmire, Omar Rhoades) PG | 388 words | Crossover (with Longmire and/or The Walt Longmire Mysteries), Fix-It |  Apparently, the dog shouldn’t really be alive. But he is.

Nightscapes (Steve Rogers + Thor) G | 565 words | Culture Shock, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Insomnia | Made for [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo (Extra: Insomnia + Culture Shock | Steve has trouble sleeping in the tower. He isn't the only one.

Related

My Longmire Fics
 

My shows...

Jun. 1st, 2014 11:47 am
potentiality_26: (agents of shield)
So, I ended up watching four shows premiering this year from beginning to end, which is really sort of unprecedented for me.  Anyway, some of them finished their seasons quite a while ago, but I wanted to post on them all at once.

So, without further ado:

Agents of SHIELD )

Almost Human- warning: my opinion was not always favorable )

While I'm on the subject of SF, though.  I want a sci-fi show, you guys.  Specifically, I want space ships.  I want aliens and ships in space.  It's part of why I'm so unenthused by this Stargate reboot news.  For one thing, I'm tired reboots, but mainly- I didn't like early Stargate all that much.  When I think of Stargate, I think of the huge world they built over the seasons, with the Asgard and the Wraith and the Ancients.  I love all the cool tech they accumulated.  I love the fact that these characters started out as regular 20th centuries humans and became part of this giant universe.  How can anyone expect me to be excited about them taking it all away again?  In the movie, the universe was tiny, and it's not what I want to see.  I want them add more to what they built, not knock it all down again.

Anyway, moving on.

The Blacklist )

Sleepy Hollow )
  
potentiality_26: (agents of shield)
Title: Happy Anniversary
Fandom: Agents of SHIELD/The Avengers (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Pairing/Characters: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson; mentions of Bruce Banner, FitzSimmons and Nick Fury
Summary: Director Coulson tends not to make it to dinner, so Clint brings dinner to him.
Rating: PG
Length: Short (1,157 words)
Disclaimer: These lovely characters are not mine!
Notes/Warnings: This was written for the older_not_dead promptathon 17 prompt "anniversary dinner"
Excerpt: Clint rolled his eyes and put the bag in the machine by the front desk. The machine was way cooler than a metal detector. It was Asgard tech, specifically designed to identify weapons. Forks only got past it some of the time, which puzzled Clint. When it did detect something, the machine started screeching like it was Ragnarok, and since that would pretty much ruin Clint’s evening he had decided to forgo utensils altogether this time around.

On AO3
 
potentiality_26: (agents of shield)
Favorite birds of a feather flock together couple:

Not really my thing, I have to say.  Take the Marvel universe, for example.  I can see where people are coming from, liking Clint/Natasha or Fitzsimmons, but though I don't dislike those pairings, I don't really ship them either.  Even if the two characters I ship are ultimately pretty similar, there has to be some kind of balance between strengths and weaknesses for me to like the pairing.  Someone who is outgoing and someone who isn't.  Someone who takes everything seriously and someone who is a little more carefree.  Clint and Natasha are ultimately pretty different, but they still have a very similar core as characters, and that makes it hard for me to see them.  Much is made of Fitz and Simmons basically being one person, and I was pretty floored when the show started to push a romantic plotline for them- at least for Fitz.  I thought he liked Skye, for one thing, and his relationship with Simmons seemed very brother/sister-y in the beginning.  Also, I do much prefer her with Triplet.

The rest of the meme )
  
potentiality_26: (agents of shield)
Series that you have many ships in:

The Marvel Cinematic Universe counts as a series, right?  It totally counts as a series.  I have a lot of ships in that.  I like quite a few canon couples (I'm enjoying Skye/Ward messiness on Agents of SHIELD immensely, and I love Pepper/Tony lots) but also a lot of non-canon ones.  I love Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, even though I don't really get where it came from- I mean, they talk to each other for like two seconds in Thor and that's it, right?  (Maybe it's a comics thing.  All I know about the comics I know from fanfiction.)  I love Loki/Thor and Bucky/Steve too, and I also have a fondness for Steve/Tony.  I'll also read Darcy Lewis/most anyone because I love her (but particularly Bruce Banner because it's so perfect).

The rest of the meme )
 
potentiality_26: (agents of shield)
I'm moving on to a shiny Shipping Meme, which should be fun.  I'm going to try to post every day this month, but we'll see how that goes.  But first, two brief spoilery things from my shows.

Agents of SHIELD )

The Blacklist )
 
potentiality_26: (profit)
Two things, not really spoiler-y.

1) Adrian Pasdar!  Adrian, my love!  Why don't you play good guys no more?  Not that you ever played very many good guys, but once in a while would be nice.

2) Triplet.  Aww, can we keep him?  We can keep him, right?  Imma be mad if we can't.
 
potentiality_26: (daniel)
I saw Captain America: the Winter Soldier over the weekend, but I thought I'd withhold commenting until I saw Agents of SHIELD this week.  I liked Captain America (he's my favorite Avenger, BTW) a lot, but I don't have much to say other than that it gave me all the Steve/Bucky feels, and I may actually be driven to write some fic on the subject.

About Agents of SHIELD, though... (here there be head-scratching and speculation; feel free to steer clear)

Major spoilers for the newest ep, and by extension Captain America TWS )
 
potentiality_26: (sleepy hollow)
I'm caught up on all my new shows!  And I even saw The Day of the Doctor!  It is a momentous occasion (for me) and we'll see if I can maintain this (I probably can't).  I haven't seen tonight's Almost Human, but that doesn't constitute a backlog, so there.

Agents of SHIELD )

The Blacklist )

The Day of the Doctor )

Sleepy Hollow )

Non-spoilery question for those more active in Doctor Who than me: is there an LJ Comm for Doctor Who/other fandom crossovers- maybe specifically with a character from said other fandom as a companion?  It seems like there should be (and if there isn't there should be) and I may be, possibly- reluctantly- writing a fic.

I'm sure I'll find somewhere to post when/if I finish regardless; I'm just curious.
 
potentiality_26: (castle)
Spoiler levels will vary, since in some cases I'm still not quite current, but just to be safe.

Agents of Shield )

Castle )

Pacific Rim )

Thor: the Dark World )
 

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