jebbypal: (Default)
Because we haven't had a fandom meme in waaay too long. And I need to wake the muse up before xmas so I can get some writing done. And I so do want my fanfic writing mojo back.

If you were asked to pick one scene, one shot, one detail, one moment of some kind out of all the things I've made and say "This, this, for whatever reason, I remember, this is something that struck home with me, that I wanted to keep," what would it be?
jebbypal: (ff zoe tough girl)
This question is so unfair because it has changed so much over time. At one point it was The Train Job because I was upset that we never got to see the original Serenity pilot. Then it was The Message because I found Tracey almost as annoying as Kaylee. Shindig has annoyed me on occassion as well.

But now, I guess my least favorite episode is actually Serenity. Don't get me wrong, least favorite does not equal hate, people. But honestly, for all that's great about it, the pacing in it is slower and clunkier than in many of the following eps. And yes, I've seen the original version of Serenity, and think that the network's feedback actually much much much improved it.

Hmm, tomorrow we may actually talk about a show other than Firefly...
jebbypal: (ff heroes)
Favorite episode of Firefly? I guess saying the movie would probably be cheating, eh?

So, short list would be Trash (Yosaffbridge representing), Out of Gas (FLASHBACKS!), and War Stories (shirtless Mal! Shirtless Wash!)...

Hmm, you know, there's a rather common theme through these. A lot of inter-crew strife. Out of Gas has to get demoted because due to Gina's wedding and honeymoon, she wasn't in it much. Oh Yosaff, how I love thee, and yes, you do give us a completely clothes-less Mal and wonderful Simon-Jayne confrontation, and yet still.....

I think I have to go with War Stories. It has the most direct defiance by Wash of Mal and his wife. It has Wash being bad ass to go back and save Mal, and really creates a new level of relationship between the two (which we sadly never really get to see develop -- hold on, I need to cage a runaway bunny), and it's a very tight episode (she says not having rewatched it since probably her Washathon story of yore).

So yes, War Stories.
jebbypal: (ff barrel of a gun)
Wow, this meme doesn't take any time getting to the hard parts, does it?

Favorite show ever. Not favorite plot, not favorite characters, but favorite show. Meaning the show I wouldn't mind having as my only company on a desert island that has electricity.

There's the potential for comedies - MASH, My Hero, Two Guys, A Girl, and A Pizza Place (which how is that not on DVD?). The potential for dramas - Dead Like Me (wonderful, but too depressing by half, and major embarrassment squick trigger), Rome, Band of Brothers, and so many more.

And then there are the tried and true favorites of Burn Notice, Invisible Man, Firefly, and Farscape.

How to choose?

In truth, if I was trapped on a desert island with electricity, I'd go for Farscape because it has the varied story lines, multiple seasons, and leather.

But when I'm honest, I know Firefly is still the favorite. This is a show that speaks to my childhood of watching Westerns with my Dad, my inner geek with the sci-fi component (another thing my dad indulged by deigning to take me to watch star trek movies he had no interest in), and characters that compel me like no other TV I've watched. This is the show that I canceled dates for because I didn't have a VCR, and was terribly disappointed when I couldn't find fanfic for it as it started to die. Thankfully, that last bit was not to be for long and I went looking for it again. And it's the show that got me into online fandom in a participatory rather than lurking manner.

I've watched it enough (and yes, this will be making further appearances in this meme) to spot the flaws, almost be glad that it didn't go on longer so the scriptwriters didn't piss me off my contradicting any personal canon I built up myself, and yet, it's still there. I can only hope that when I rewatch it in 10 years, I won't be disappointed with it as I am now when I rewatch any Star Trek incarnation, or some other shows. It is very much a show that I don't want to ever outgrow. And so, I guess it has to be my favorite.

And no, I didn't start my rewatch of it yet. Tonight most likely unless RL intervenes. I did continue importing more of the fics though. I forgot how much I liked what turned into Pages of Life and Death

/off-topic - JC! Nothing to throw you out of the meme-mode like seeing a freaking huge spider climbing up the wall behind your computer. *shudders* Maybe the idea of continuing to look for an apt that's not in this complex isn't entirely without merit...
jebbypal: (critic by)
There were only 4 new shows that I picked up and watched every week last season: NCIS:LA, The Good Wife, Human Target, and White Collar

NCIS:LA and Human Target, while fun and with excellent candidates for TV boyfriends, are admittedly, fluff. I would be sad if they went away, but I'm sure more fluff would appear to take their place. Not that we have to worry about that with NCIS:LA any time soon.

White Collar....The love is there. During it's initial love, it was the highlight of my week. And then the writing got even more uneven, the show seemed to lose focus of the fact that Neal isn't a straight through and through hero, and well, Kate. Yes, it now cotains my one and only OT3 and my slash goggles are permanently affixed to my head now, but not my favorite.

The Good Wife though, wow. Seriously, I thought that law shows had been done to death, and was very ambivalent going into this one from the previews. But it had enough stars in its cast to make me give it a go one night and wow.

Seriously, it can easily be argued that this is the sole remaining last straight drama on TV, and the writing is out of this world. To summarize, Alicia Floreck's husband, then AG of IL, got caught up in a huge prostitute scandal, and she played the Good Wife while he held his press conferences. However, her husband goes to jail due to alleged scandals, and she finds hereself back in the work force as a junior associate at a law firm vying for the only permenanent spot with a much younger, single, male colleague Cary. Complicating matters is her history with her boss Will Gardner and trying to deal with her husband's mother on a daily basis (who helps out with the kids).

It's a show that could be very cookie cutter, but instead all the characters are flawed. The cases are well thought out, the relationships flow in a realistic way, and I quite frankly can't wait for hiatus to end so we can see what happens post the cliff-hanger.

Trust me, if there's one show from last season that you should check out, it's The Good Wife. Even if it has a disturbing lack of explosions, killer robots, and beanies. But I'm sure we'll see at least one of those three next season.
jebbypal: (kiss kiss bang bang)
*Cue eyebrow raise*
Huh...Well you know, I pretty much watch all the shows fandom watches, and have a few folk from my flist that watch all shows. And almost any show I will say has been covered plenty on my flist already. And wow, while I like the few shows that might be in trouble, my fannish isn't over the top for them (I'm looking at you Human Target and In Plain Sight).

So, a show that I wish more people were watching....So that pretty much brings me down to two shows: Mad Men and Friday Night Lights.

Mad Men gets its own critical reviews still, has a loyal following that's in a respected demographic, and airs on cable on AMC so it's rather comfortable, if a bit terrifying from the expense side of things, especially as it gets multiple seasons under its belt. So all I'll say is: if you like interesting historical story telling, beutiful camera work, and vintage costumes, this show is for you. Plus, Christina Hendricks and John Hamm looking gorgeous and acting their hearts out.

Now then, Friday Night Lights - we all know we pretty much have only one season of this show left. More importantly, this was a show I initially tried and then fled from because it hits too close to home of my growing up in the midwest among football-mad citizens. However, after season 1 (or 2, I don't remember) was over, I gave the show another chance and fell head over heels in love. In no small part because of Kyle Chandler's acting. But everyone else on the show is brilliant as well, and if you ever wanted to understand how small town america functions, this is the show for you.

And so I leave you with the final scene of the pilot episode:
jebbypal: (ff paid money)
Yes, yes, it's that time when I give and follow the crowd, and thus starts my 30 day meme.

And so we begin with A show that never should have been canceled
So many to choose from )


30 days meme details )
jebbypal: (tw jack)
Q&A MEME
- Leave a comment saying "Cogito ergo nom."
- I'll respond by asking you five questions to satisfy my curiosity.
- Update your journal with the answers to your questions.
- Include this explanation and offer to ask other people questions.

And, [profile] notragicmercury's questions:
Cogito ergo nom )

Icon Meme

May. 22nd, 2010 08:16 am
jebbypal: (vb venture power)
Reply to this post, and I will tell you my favorite icon of yours. Then post this to your own journal using your own favorite icon.
jebbypal: (jeppy by luridmuse)
Can anyone believe it's been 6 years (as of May 5)? Or that I've made 5000 posts? Okay, well, yes, a lot of those were beck from when I did news posts as a way to avoid thinking about hell lab and all, but still. 5000. Given that those of you that have been with me for much of that time haven't hit 5000, I don't know if I like what that says about me, but ah well.

This post has gone through a lot of drafts because I couldn't figure out the approach to take (and thanks, flist, for all the suggestions /sarcasm :P). I don't want to be mopey, I don't want to leave people out, and I want this to be fun. So it's going to be a catchall post! (In which I may hit the figure limit for the first time in a non-fanfic post). Also, hattip to [livejournal.com profile] halcyon_shfit for the idea.

First, random lines from every post made on or around this day in the last six years: You know what, the past via Memes is MUCH more fun.
Please feel free to participate in as many as you like:

Meme 1

1. Reply with your name and I'll respond with something random about you.
2. I'll tell you what song/movie reminds me of you.
3. I'll pick a flavor of jello to wrestle with you in.
4. I'll say something that only makes sense to you and me.
5. I'll tell you my first memory of you.
6. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of.
7. I'll ask you something that I've always wondered about you.
8. If I do this for you, you must post this on your journal.



Meme 2
Seven songs )



Meme 3
Interview Me
So, if you are so inclined, this would be the place where you can feel free to ask me 3-5 questions about myself, my opinions, my writing, my icons, or whatever. I'll answer to the best of my ability --- depending on the subject matter, the response posts will be under a general flist lock (ie, I don't talk about work in public posts, etc).




Meme 4
Who on LJ/DW do you ship me with? Bonus points for outlining the ridiculous AU fic that you would write about us.




Meme 5 -
Give me a character from any fandom, tv show, movie, book you know that I know and I will tell you:
a. My favorite thing about that character.
b. My least favorite thing about that character.
c. One person I would ship them with in their own verse.
d. One crossover ship for them I think would be neat.
e. One crossover universe for them I think would be even neater.
f. Their ship from hell.
g. Their song.
h. The title of their biography or autobiography.
i. The last bad dream they had.
j. How they're gonna shuffle off the mortal coil, if they haven't already.




Meme 6 - Time Stamp Meme
Basically, give me a time before or after any fic I've written, and I'll write at least 100 words on it. Fics here, but look at tags as the round up post hasn't been updated in a while.



Meme 7 - Icon Meme
Ask me about one of my icons...

Meme 8 - Fake Memory Meme
If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, (even if we don't speak often) please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me. It can be anything you want - good or bad - BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE.

When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your b
log and besurprised (or mortified) about what people DON'T ACTUALLY rememberabout you.


Past results=hilarious

Meme-age

Mar. 27th, 2010 06:26 pm
jebbypal: (NLA g)
Because I need to wash real life out of my brain after this failure of a vacation. gakked from LD:


Name a fictional canon/fandom I know, and I'll tell you:
01. The first character I fell in love with:
02. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now:
03. The character I would shag anytime:
04. The character I'd slap:
05. Who are my 3 favorite characters.
06. What are my 3 favorite pairings.
07. Which character you're most like.
08. The coolest thing about the canon:
09. The lamest thing about the canon:
10. My guiltiest pleasure in this fandom:
11. What story/vid I wish I could read:
12. What story/vid I wish I had written/still want to write:

Meme..

Feb. 1st, 2010 10:39 pm
jebbypal: (ff zoe definition)
Knicked from lithiumdoll (aka halcyon_shift)...

Who on LJ/DW do you ship me with? Bonus points for outlining the ridiculous AU fic that you would write about us.
jebbypal: (fs pk john)
List five characters you'd want on your side in any kind of trouble. Bonus points for assembling an "Action Team" with complementary skills

1) Neal Caffery (Whitecollar) - because he's pretty and it never hurts to have someone with any part of his skill set.

2) Fiona (Burn Notice) - Because sometimes Neal's fast talking won't get you out of a situation and you'll need bombs and guns.

3) Guerrero (Human Target) - a complete lack of morals and his connections could come in useful at times.

4) Simon Tam (Firefly) - With this bunch, you'll definitely need someone around to patch everyone up.

5) Hector Williams (The Unit) - A sniper can always come in handy. And as a plus, he's a vessel for angels, just in case the apocolypse comes.
jebbypal: (Default)
Okay, so my life has changed pretty drastically in the last 2 years or so, and the flist has definitely changed a bit in that time too. I don't do these that often, but what the hey.

So, if you are so inclined, this would be the place where you can feel free to ask me 3-5 questions about myself, my opinions, my writing, my icons, or whatever. I'll answer to the best of my ability --- depending on the subject matter, the response posts will be under a general flist lock (ie, I don't talk about work in public posts, etc).
jebbypal: (Default)
My contribution is ficlet #1 with four more to come (onetwo other prompt already claimed. Please leave feedback in that thread (or at least a comment that you read if you want to fb on dreamwidth) so as to help us get to 2000 comments (currently only at 362 after four days so we need the help!).

And that ficlet is my first Leverage writing.....Now I need an icon...

Wheeee!!

Aug. 13th, 2009 08:00 am
jebbypal: (beaker)
Well, it's that time again. [livejournal.com profile] halcyon_shift has made it to 2000 posts, and so we dance like monkeys and help her celebrate by trying to get her 2000 comments on her 2000th post.

Feel free to drop buy even if you don't know halcyon_shift from Don Doll because every post counts!
As in the past, you can of course post more than once and all comments count. Feel free to pimp even if you don't know her from [livejournal.com profile] doccy.

see you there!
jebbypal: (vb brock pretty by theworryrock)
Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, answer these questions. You can't use the band that I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think! Repost as "my life according to (band name)".

My life according to Firewater
(They were the first ones that came up on random, SO THIS SHOULD BE FUN)

Are you a male or female? The Vegas Strip
Describe yourself: I am the Rain
How do you feel? Hey Clown
Describe where you currently live? Bad, Bad World
If you could go anywhere, where would you go? Borneo
Your favorite form of transportation: Bhangra Brothers
Your best friend is: Three-Legged Dog
You and your best friend are: I Still Love You, Judas
What's the weather like? Balalaika
If your life was a TV what would it be called? Six FourtyFive (so this is how it feels)
What is life to you? Some Strange Reaction
Your relationship: Dropping Like Flies
Your fear: The Man With The Blurry Face
Thought for the Day: Don't Make It Stop
How I would like to die: The Circus
My soul's present condition: Snake-Eyes and Boxcars
My motto: Too Much (Is Never Enough)
jebbypal: (Default)
My overdue responses to this meme (comments there have response to neuralclone's suggestion of Rygel)

Give me a character from any fandom, tv show, movie, book you know that I know and I will tell you:
a. My favorite thing about that character.
b. My least favorite thing about that character.
c. One person I would ship them with in their own verse.
d. One crossover ship for them I think would be neat.
e. One crossover universe for them I think would be even neater.
f. Their ship from hell.
g. Their song.
h. The title of their biography or autobiography.
i. The last bad dream they had.
j. How they're gonna shuffle off the mortal coil, if they haven't already.
answers )
jebbypal: (Default)
Because her answers actually made the frog move a little bit:

Give me a character from any fandom, tv show, movie, book you know that I know and I will tell you:
a. My favorite thing about that character.
b. My least favorite thing about that character.
c. One person I would ship them with in their own verse.
d. One crossover ship for them I think would be neat.
e. One crossover universe for them I think would be even neater.
f. Their ship from hell.
g. Their song.
h. The title of their biography or autobiography.
i. The last bad dream they had.
j. How they're gonna shuffle off the mortal coil, if they haven't already.

my little response to her answer on (e) )

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