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B and I just watched the first episode of The Hour season 2 last night! The rest of it has already aired but that will not stop me from posting about my hopes and dreams.

spoilers I guess )

Looking forward to watching the rest over the next few weeks! B and I are also slowly making our way through season 1 of Warehouse 13 (pretty boring so far?) and recently started a Community rewatch (still awesome). We watch new episodes of Parks and Rec and wish there were more of them.

I like the characters on Elementary but am not in love with it as a show. I watch it alone. I've left off watching The Good Wife, Scandal, and Homeland but will probably get back to them someday. I still don't like and haven't finished watching Teen Wolf.

Season five of Merlin has been sort of crushingly disappointing for me, and I'm probably less emotionally engaged with it than I have been since... early 2009, I guess, when I was watching season 1 for the first time and before I'd jumped into the fandom. Still, I don't know what I will do with myself once it's over. D: D:
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Title: something to talk about
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] etben
Reader: [personal profile] sophinisba
Fandom: The Good Wife
Characters/Ships: Cary Agos/Dana Lodge, Cary Agos/Kalinda Sharma (+ Alicia Florrick, Wendy Scott-Carr, Diane Lockhart)
Rating: PG-13
Contains: n/a
Author's summary: OR: Five Women Cary Agos Talks About In Bed.
Length: 7 minutes
Links: download something to talk about from MediaFire or listen streaming:

URGENT

Mar. 11th, 2012 03:10 pm
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LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR REMIX REDUX X!!!

ALSO I DON'T KNOW HOW THE SCHEDULE WORKS BUT IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU VOTE FOR ABED AND KALINDA AT THE FANDOM STEEL CAGE MATCH with your main LJ account.



Kalinda is currently losing to some dude who is not Kalinda, but it's not too late to turn it around. Abed is in the lead but it's way closer than it should be, considering that he is Abed. THEY NEED YOUR HELP!!!

icon meme!

Sep. 4th, 2011 05:13 pm
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So [personal profile] paraka decided to throw an impromptu "Podfic a novel in three days" fest this weekend and, since I was behind with my [community profile] ladiesbigbang project, I sorta joined in. It's been nice keeping tabs on each other on Twitter; I tend to make a lot of "Editing is hard! Podfic is a stupid hobby!"-type Tweets whenever I'm doing this stuff, but this weekend other people are actually responding and tweeting about similar things, both good and bad. So that's been a lot of fun and I'm feeling pretty good about being able to finish my rough drafts by the end of the long weekend.

Even so, my goodness is podfic editing time-consuming and tedious! So it's time for an icon meme! I asked [personal profile] such_heights to pick five of my icons because we have an amusing number of icons in common. Let me know if you would like to play and I will pick five of yours!

icon talk! )
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My Canadian friends, I am sorry! *hugs*

I was meaning anyway to make a post about things that have been making me happy lately, so maybe you will also find some of them distracting.

*[personal profile] roga talked about the NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour and it has become my new favorite podcast. It makes me think of how [personal profile] such_heights sometimes shows us clips of the Doctor Who cast hanging out and asks, Why are these people not my best friends? I want the PCHH team to be my friends, except in some ways listening to the podcast is even better because there's no pressure on me to think of what to say. I just get to listen to these four friends enjoying each other's company and talking about things like movies and music and TV. Yay! It's a very upbeat show and all the people laugh a lot.

*omg Abed!!! Troy and Shirley and everybody too but I mean omg Abed!

*AHHHHH THE VIDEO WITH COLIN MORGAN READING FROM HENRY IV I CAN'T EVEN TALK ABOUT IT YOU GUYS ALL I CAN DO IS WATCH IT OVER AND OVER OH GOD I WANT HIM AND SHAKESPEARE FOREVER (even though I feel kind of bad because it looks like it wasn't really supposed to be public on the Internet).

*podficcing )

*Here's a fic and podfic rec! The Space Race, written by [personal profile] nostalgia and read by [personal profile] juniperphoenix, about 20 minutes. Doctor Who, Eleven and River, stranded in the '50s! It is light and clever and features the Doctor being discombobulated by River, which is always awesome.

*Here is another! Ach, des Knaben Augen, written by [profile] toomuchploor, read by [personal profile] pennyplainknits and with art, audio editing, and accompanying podmix by [personal profile] xenakis, about two and a half hours. Inception, Arthur/Eames, but look even if you're not into that pairing this is a really fantastic podfic, I mean it will expand your conception of how great podfic can be. The recording integrates pieces of the Schubert and Beethoven the characters are practicing and performing and it adds so much to the story. <3 <3

*Doctor Who is back! Treme is back! And there will be new episodes of The Good Wife starting tomorrow and I'm all caught up! WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ALICIA AND KALINDA???

*Lots of activity on Dreamwidth for [community profile] three_weeks_for_dw. I was hoping to participate and I haven't really felt up to it, but there are a bunch of mini fanwork fests and friending memes and random extra posts and I am in favor. I've also been enjoying reading a lot of people's responses to the 21 days of Dreamwidth meme, including several people in the last couple days answering the question about the community you wish were more active by saying, eh, Dreamwidth has more activity on personal journals and less on communities, and that's okay.

Here are two recent posts about Community:
-Blast from the past post: Community by [personal profile] livrelibre
-Community: a tv show by [personal profile] thingswithwings. I haven't read this post yet but I'm excited to because it's a post I asked T'wings to make, which again makes me feel powerful and important, and also I'm interested in what she has to say. Yay!
sophinisba: Wil and Ma from Saving Face watching TV (saving face by glass_icarus)
I watched Whip It last week and it was great. Even the things that bugged me about it in the middle worked out in ways that I liked. briefly, with spoilers ) I would ship Bliss/Maggie but I haven't found any, but I did enjoy this Maggie/Pash fic, Searching for Something That Makes Hearts Move by [archiveofourown.org profile] mazily.

Then last night I rewatched Bend It Like Beckham, which I had just seen once a long time ago. It's similar movie in a lot of ways - the girl's joy in finding out she can do something she loves with other girls, the lying to her parents so she keep doing it, the inevitability of the MOST IMPORTANT THING in her sport happening on THE VERY SAME DAY as the MOST IMPORTANT THING in her family life, and other stuff. Like femslash ) Anyway, that was fun. It was neat to see the girls so young and cute and, well, kind of awkward and amateurish, after years of watching Parminder Nagra on ER and so many other movies with Keira Knightley. Oh, and what a trip to realized that Jess's older sister Pinky (the sort of ditzy one who doesn't care about anything but her wedding) was played by Archie Panjabi, whom I've been fangirling as Kalinda on The Good Wife. The characters couldn't be more different and I seriously wouldn't have recognized her if I hadn't gone to look up something else on IMDB.

Hey, I think a lot of you saw [archiveofourown.org profile] Philipa_Moss's Yuletide fic Looking Behind Now, in which Tony from BILB meets Johnny and Omar from My Beautiful Laundrette, but did you see that they posted a sequel last month? Bring Your Mother to Work Day is similarly clever and adorable.

So yeah, Kalinda's pretty awesome, isn't she?! And how about that Diane Lockhart?! Actually I love pretty much everyone on The Good Wife except for Peter, and he's okay too. So much chemistry between everybody too. I'm about two thirds of the way through the first season now. The show took a little while to hook me, idk, at first I thought the way they'd do the exposition was awkward and kind of boring. But the characters have really won me over and I've also really gotten to like the balance between the case of the week plot and larger arcs. It's become my go-to show when I'm ready to be entertained (and not challenged too much) for an hour before I go to bed, the way I sometimes watch Law & Order and used to watch House.

(Is it me or has House been really bad lately? Like, a lot worse than it used to be?)

I'm also watching the first season of Community! I don't usually watch a lot of sitcoms but I decided to check this out after all the campaigning for Troy in Fandom March Madness. All those gifs etc. had led me to believe that Troy and Abed were the main characters so it was sort of disappointing to watch the first few episodes, which were so much about Jeff trying to get in Britta's pants. Still, the ensemble stuff is wonderful and Abed is the wonderfullest (I hope he wins March Madness next year!). Besides the main characters, SeƱor Chang and Professor Whitman make me laugh a lot.

Speaking of people who want to be the guy from Dead Poets Society, [personal profile] cereta had a really great post a few weeks ago on Why I hate "one teacher who made a difference". I also really liked reading the discussions over the last few days in her Grading Hell Theater: Misconceptions post, especially the stuff about what English teachers and professors do in real life and what people think they can/should do.

[A smooth transition,] I am so excited about [community profile] remix_goes_wild, an open-ended challenge for writing lots of different kinds of remixes, for points! I think it'll be really good both for those of us who are remix addicts and also for folks who like the idea but have not wanted to deal with the deadlines, restrictions, and other pressures of the big exchanges. (Actually, I guess I'm a bit of both - I have done a lot of remixes but I decided I couldn't handle the pressure of Remix Redux this year.) Anyway, signups will open on April 1st and posting will be open through the end of the year. You can sign up to write and/or to make your some or all of your fic available to be remixed.

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