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Jul. 8th, 2010 06:26 pm
snowystingray: (your friendly neighborhood vigilante)
Photo meme, day twenty-seven )

Attention BBC America: please do not sneak attack me with Robin Hood marathons, mmkay? ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S THE FINALE OF DOOM. I can only switch off the TV so quickly.
snowystingray: (flash gordon - cosmic love)
When did I become such a facebook whore? I used to keep such a strict LJ = fandom / FB = real life divide that basically ensured that I never used FB because... well, we all know my fandom >>>> RL priorities; but somehow I migrated all of my TV talk over there and I'm not sure how it happened. WILL BE REMEDIED SOON. Also, this possibly makes me a total bitch, but am I the only one who gets so annoyed when people make completely boring facebook updates? "____ went to work all day, then the grocery store to pick up paper towels, and now I'm going to bed. Tomorrow I'll stop by the post office." UMMM SORRY, NOBODY CARES. (Haha, this is probably how 95% of the people I'm friends with who don't watch Lost have probably felt about me for the past week or two, but... whatever. I demand to be entertained. How dare my friends expect that I be interested in their lives. Psssht! ...Yeah, all right, this does make me a total bitch.)

[livejournal.com profile] lalumena gave me some interview questions that I have been stalling on answering because they are just so hard-hitting! I am anguishing over choosing the perfect response for them! Girl, journo has made you positively ruthless.

Meme! )
snowystingray: (marian)
UGH WHY AM I EVEN POSTING. I JUST FELT THE NEED TO SAY THAT I AM SO FUCKING DEPRESSED AND CANNOT STOP CRYING AND, SOMEHOW, I WANTED YOU ALL TO KNOW THAT.

Somebody please stop me before I listen to this on loop for the 100th time over the past week:



Back to back with this, that is. WHAT THE HELL, LIFE, WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO DUMP ALL OF THIS ON ME IN ONE WEEKEND?

I really actually loved every single finale, too (even the Seeker one, which I thought was overall kind of weak in terms of awesome-twisty-build-up/light-pay-off, but UGH I JUST LOVE THEM ALL SO MUCH, I DON'T EVEN CARE) but I just can't even deal. WITH ALL THESE FEEEEEELINGS.

HOW IN THE HELL IS THIS ALL ONLY OVER TV. "ONLY" TV, HAHA, RIIIIIGHT. UGH WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME.

(And now because I'm just that sort of person, I'm bringing up all of my interconnected woe with other finales and ROBIN HOOD and BUFFY and STAR TREK and and and whhhyyyyyyyyyyyyy. Basically I'm just going to be crying for the rest of my life.)

ETA: SERIOUSLY, HOW MUCH DO I HATE MYSELF? I'M REWATCHING THE A2A S1 FINALE. APPARENTLY THE ONLY LIFE CHOICE I CAN MAKE RIGHT NOW IS TO WALLOW IN PAIN.
snowystingray: (lost)
Swiped from [livejournal.com profile] sistergrimm36:

Pick your five favorite TV shows (in no particular order) and answer the following questions.
Don't cheat!


(I HATE NARROWING DOWN FAVORITES. This is too hard. I decided to leave off Merlin and Star Trek because I included them in the last meme I did, but it still hurts. And Psych! I thought of it too late!)

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2. Lost
3. Chuck
4. Stargate (I was just going to do Atlantis, but I've been on an SG-1 kick lately so I'll go ahead and smoosh them together)
5. Robin Hood

The questions... Also, um spoilers for all of the shows listed. )
snowystingray: (marian)
FINALLY WATCHED ROBIN HOOD FINALE. TOO BAD IT'S ALREADY THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND MY BRAIN HAS ALREADY BEEN ADDLED BY OBSESSING OVER THIS ALL DAY (OR, HURR, PAST FEW MONTHS, WHATEV) AND I'M NOT IN AN EMOTIONAL STATE TO MAKE ANY RATIONAL ASSESSMENTS, BUT IT FEELS WRONG TO GO TO SLEEP WITHOUT POSTING ANYTHING FIRST. SO.

QUICK CAPSLOCK REACTION. OH YES THERE ARE SPOILERS. )
snowystingray: (marian)
I swear one day I will be able to say I HATE YOU, ROBIN HOOD and really mean it, but... today is not that day.

I decided to go ahead with the "Hells Bells" vid, and dang diggity this song is just so much fun! It's also going to take about a million years to finish because it's over five minutes long and right now I've only gotten through about the opening 20 seconds. I'm spending way too much time combing through old episodes to exploit all of the gorgeous religious imagery, especially in regards to Guy (a surprisingly consistent character quirk for Giz, and it makes such an interesting contrast with Vaysey's self-proclaimed godlessness. Eeee vid fodder!). For the most part I already watch episodes with "Team Castle" blinders on, but doing it now with actual purposes reminds me of just how entertaining and dark and action-filled and wily and twisted and sexy and fun they all are. Golly. "Evil People Being Evil (or Maybe Occasionally Just Morally Ambiguous, or Maybe Even Justified in Many Ways But Still Not Very Nice)" should be its own show and I would watch that mess every day of the week. While cruising my YouTube favourites for inspiration I stumbled across an edit of 2.06 with just Guy/Marian/Allan/Sheriff scenes and I'm pretty sure my brain exploded from sheer awesome. After 2.13 I worried that everything I loved about S2 would be forever tainted, but... nope. (Well, okay, that's partially a lie -- when I was going back through 2.12 I got sucked into watching all of the Guy/Marian scenes over again, as seems to happen so often, and THEY ARE KILLING ME SLOWLY. STILL. The scene at the inn and their long silent look and Guy's desperate, "I need to know," to Allan kind of make me want to throw up my insides.) 2.06 is still as delightful as ever, from Guy and Marian getting all Beauty-and-the-Beast over her wardrobe to SUSSEX!!!!! to gladiator battles over massive vats of boiling oil to Guy rescuing Marian while Robin sulks in the forest AHAAAHA BEST PART OF THE EPISODE -- okay. Ahem. I just really, really love it, okay? And I don't care what it says about me as a person that I even now still cling to Guy/Marian, because I will love them forever and ever amen.

Then I also made some progress on my proper rewatch starting back with series one. Right now I'm through "Turk Flu." (So, yes, I did finally sit through the entirety of "Parenthood" again. WHY GOD WHY, that episode is so terrible, once again redeemed only by Marian and her greatness.) I freaking LOVE that episode, possibly because it is the first time I feel kind of sort of not guilty for maaaaybe shipping Guy/Marian...? I mean, as plausible as it seems in later episodes, there at the beginning when Guy was all STABBING DUDES and ABANDONING BABIES and HAVING BAD HAIR... I tend to feel a little sheepish about my investment in them. By the time Guy invites her to the fair, though, my heart is filled by their awkward-but-somehow-hot chemistry. Another thing that struck me in this episode was the opening confrontation between Guy and the Nightwatchman, who he instantly assumes is a subordinate of Robin Hood. My first thought was, wait, how exactly does that make any sense? Hasn't NWM been around about a zillion years longer? And then I realized that, snap, Marian really was right about the extreme discretion she used with that guise, because it would seem that not even the tiniest rumor of her actions had reached the castle -- at least not before the whole kerfuffle in 1.03, when I'm sure Robin probably even name dropped NWM to the Sheriff. But before that? Completely under the radar. Ugh, Marian, just try to be more perfectly awesome, why don't you?

I completely forgot about Allan being stoned off his gourd at the end of that episode, ahaha. Good lessons for the children: don't ingest strange fungi you encounter in the forest.

And Djaq! Bweee!

And Will and Allan squishing together in a tiny barrel cart to sneak into the castle! Double bweee!! (ETA: Or, wait, whoops, that was 1.04. Okay, so maybe that episode has more than one redeeming value.)

And wow is this post rather pointless. Hey, I bet you guys didn't know I was completely over-invested in this cheesy reboot of a medieval legend, did you? Oh, wait...
snowystingray: (Default)
You know, I initially picked up Chuck as my fun happy weekly giggles show, and now somehow it has turned into "that show where I sit curled up in front of the TV in a giant anxious jittery ball of nerves wondering what the hell is going on with all my characters arrrrghhhhh" (which, between this and Robin Hood, I have noticed is starting to become something of a pattern with me. WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF?)

2.21 Chuck vs. the Colonel; sorry in advance for the extreme capslocking contained within )
snowystingray: (there will be blood)
I've been experiencing this weird resurgence of interest in Robin Hood -- and quite a motivating drive at that, so hopefully within the next few days I'll be ready to post my Giant Girl!crush Picspam of Doom and my Multimultifandom Meta on Endings and Female Characters I Love and Other Things That Kind of Relate in My Brain but Won't Quite Coalesce on Paper So Okay it Might Be a Little While Before You See an Organized Version of This.

But anyway, in preparation for this I was trying to fatten up my collection of Lucy Griffith non-screencap pictures (seriously, are there only like a dozen pictures of this girl on the whole internet? I call shenanigans!) and OH MY GOD this is the most hilariously bad promo shot in the history of ever: love triangle of pale awkwardness. God help me but I WILL NEVER STOP LOVING THIS SHOW even though it'd probably do wonders for my sanity if I could just get over it already. Sigh.

ETA: To balance out that horrible promo, I've been kind of in love with this Guy/Marian vid for the last few days: Uninvited (quite heavy on finale spoilers).

TV of 2007

Jan. 9th, 2008 09:56 pm
snowystingray: (Default)
For the third and final part of my Fictional 2007 review, I bring you my year in television shows. This post has been an embarrassingly long time in the making (as evidenced by the fact that I did the first two within the same day and yet have been adding onto this one for the better part of the week), because, wow. I don't think I quite realized just how many new TV shows I've picked up on the wayside. I remember a few years ago making an agreement with myself to limit my major TV fandoms to only House and Lost, because I was HUGELY invested in both of those and didn't think I could make room for another obsession of a similar caliber. And then somehow I justified watching a few summer shows, some reality TV, maybe some educational programming... and holy bejeebies where did all these fandoms come from? I also blame the fact that, through some installation mix-up or something, I've been getting full cable (70+ channels) at school for the past semester despite the fact that I only pay for basic (about 15 channels); and being the terrible person that I am, I've decided to milk the mistake for as long as I can (and, ooh, spooky coincidence -- my Comcast bill literally just popped up in my inbox as I typed this. Weirdly enough, this is one bill I don't get annoyed at paying; instead, I get excited about having another month of TV!!! :D Yes, I am in desperate need of a life).

Caution: contains lots of large-ish images, as well as spoilery discussion of the most recent seasons of Lost, House, Robin Hood, Psych, Star Trek: TOS, Star Trek: DS9, American Idol, and Pushing Daisies

Part Three: Television )
snowystingray: (guy/marian)
Again, spoilers for the Robin Hood series two finale; and again, I'm cobbling together a lot of observations from my comments to other posts over the past few days, so sorry if you've already read some of them. There are also several large-ish images behind the cut.

An Analysis of the Visuals of Guy/Marian's Last 2.13 Scene )
snowystingray: (Default)
Many many many spoilers for Robin Hood. And included in the discussion are references to spoilers for Harry Potter through book seven and Buffy through season two. And I realize that my opinions might be kind of unpopular at this point. And I'm also being lazy and copying stuff from a lot of comments that I have littered across LJ land for the past day, so I apologize if you've already read some of these same thoughts from me. And this post also reeks of tl;dr, clocking in at almost 4,000 words. And now enough with the warnings.

A separate cut for my disclaimer, which got kind of long. )

Just because I love you, doesn't mean I can't hate you, too. )

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