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Hey! I got a Dreamwidth code - apparently just by having an OpenID that got picked out of a hat, or whatever the digital equivalent is - so I am now <a href="http://ange.dreamwidth.org/">ange</a>  over there (and my, am I glad to be rid of the numbers).  I feel kind of guilty for swiping the code when there are so few around at the moment and not being a very active member of the fannish community, so I guess it was the kick in the pants I needed to get posting again.

State of the fandom?

Fandom that:
- makes me laugh and want to buy the world a coke = Leverage.
- makes me wince ideologically and  <i>slightly</i> obsess like a nutjob with <i>slight</i> over-investment issues = Supernatural
- makes me want to snort sugar out of little packets and throw glitter in great clouds around my couch and its surrounding area = Merlin

all in the privacy and concealment of my own home, you understand.

Lately, I have decided to consciously focus on the happy.  This would have seemed like a no-brainer, but, well. No.

Other things:

Thanks to <lj user="cupiscent"> for reccing Orisha recently (great haircut btw, doll) and<lj user="bossymarmalade"> for, y'know, writing.

 And you guys, would yet another rec list with commentary be handy and/or useful? I have links to so much greatness  in so many fandoms, and I'm thinking of doing something with all of them.  Or is it del.ic.ious or nothing these days?

Date: 2009-04-20 09:40 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] cupiscent.livejournal.com
My pleasure (and thanks, babe). If you want back-catalogue downloads, let me know. I am HAPPY to pimp Orisha to anyone who'll listen. *G*

(Your HTML is showing, btw. Perhaps from crosspostingness?)

Channel 10 over here is pimping the pants off Merlin, by which I assume they're going to start showing it once SYTYCDAustralia finishes. I may get over my "holy fuck this is out of control" flail fit and watch it on TV. *G*

Rec lists are awesome, say I. I've been dabbling in delicious recently, but I remain unconvinced.

Date: 2009-04-20 11:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ange01.livejournal.com
Well, if you're offering... *g* I might have to wait a week or so, though - download limits are the work of the devil.

And Merlin, c'mooooon. It's ridiculous! And all the characters are adorable! Arthur and Merlin have crooked teeth and sticky out ears respectively! Magic! Destiny! A Castle of Anachronism! *throws glitter*
Nothing will ever be more ridiculous than LOTRPS

The above proves how great I am at reccing.

(Damned if I know how to fix this html thing, so I'll have to leave it hanging out for the time being).

Date: 2009-04-21 12:12 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] cupiscent.livejournal.com
My number's come up on DW, apparently. So part of today is going to be devoted to trying to figure that lot out. Whee.

Let me know when you're ready, and I'll send you Orisha's first album. And the awesome song off the first EP.

Merlin was... so, there's that episode where Merlin takes the bullet poison for Arthur (after they bicker about it) and then Arthur rides off into the nether to find Merlin's cure while Merlin thrashes about on his bed moaning Arthur's name. HOLY GOD out of control. I have never seen a show jump up and down shouting, "Slash me! SLASH MEEEEEE!" like this one does. It's worse than Gossip Girl! If I join the fandom, I'll have to write het just to have some subverting-the-paradigm self respect. *G*

Also, the action sequences make me headdesk, in a very Doctor Who sort of way. (I may have said, out loud, things like, "Oh, I'm glad you told me Arthur was a really good swordsman, because otherwise I'd be confused.") But maybe I'm just a snarky, picky bitch.

...oh wait. *G*

No, I do intend to finish watching it. It's just sort of been filed behind other things.

Date: 2009-04-21 01:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ange01.livejournal.com
Yay, DW!

It's not like I had any self respect before Merlin, so that's not really a problem I've encountered. And het yay! The girls are (have I used the word adorable too many times?) adorable! Or you could just succumb to the slash. Or femslash! Or foursome! Or Uther/Gaius!

And yes, the action scenes suck ass. And Merlin does share that "monster lumbering unconvincingly around a quarry somewhere" Whovian trait. You know what was really bad? The cockatrice thing in that poison episode. They couldn't get Arthur and the monster into the same shot at all - I had to watch from under a blanket, I was so embarrassed. There is room for you under my blanket, is what I'm saying. *smiles winningly

Date: 2009-04-21 02:45 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] cupiscent.livejournal.com
I probably didn't have any either. I mean, my ships include Viggorli and Harry/Draco. I practically am the dominant paradigm. Call it my contrary nature balking at being led by the nose. *G*

The girls are pretty awesome. Morgan's much with the great, though I occasionally have trouble getting past Gwen-the-walking-anachronism. (I was telling the Male about Merlin, and I said, "Oh, and Guinevere's sort of... black." and he said, "But most of history's a 10 for blacks!" Which only makes sense if you've read To Say Nothing of the Dog, but if you haven't, you TOTALLY SHOULD.)

I will totally be joining you under that blanket. (Cue porn music? *G*) But first I have to catch up on my Gossip Girl watching, because one hilariously silly program at a time is my limit. *G*

Date: 2009-04-21 04:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ange01.livejournal.com
next on the pimp-list: LEVERAGE. *rubs hands together*

Date: 2009-04-21 04:56 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] cupiscent.livejournal.com
I hear things about this. Is that the British show with Miss "Pardon my Tits" from Dexter, or the American version of the British show?

Um.

Date: 2009-04-21 05:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ange01.livejournal.com
I can imagine Sophie from Leverage as a "Miss Pardon My Tits" but I'm pretty sure not.

Leverage is an American show about a group of theives who use their evil powers to help the underdog. Like The A-Team for the 21st century! And actually good this time! And keeping any mawkishness to a minimum! And high-larious! I love the characters so much I'm having trouble working out how to do them justice, but there's: Nate the alcoholic mastermind; Sophie the Grifter; Eliot the Muscle; Hardison the GEEEEK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdMpzd4mbkc); and Parker the Thief - who goes way past quirky and into completely socially alajusted: "What did you have for breakfast? Your breath smells like gravy."

If I could FIND any good youtube clips this would be way more interesting *gnashes teeth* Maybe I'll learn how to make clips and make a primer.

not sure how much sense the fic makes if you haven't seen any of the show, but try here (http://brown-betty.livejournal.com/453134.html) anyway.

The show's creators are our people (http://kfmonkey.blogspot.com/).

The best thing about Leverage is I can totally hook you up with eps if you want.



Date: 2009-04-21 06:11 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] cupiscent.livejournal.com
IMDB is my best friend. This is Hustle, which I'm pretty sure is what Leverage is based on (because America has developed an inability to make original media). This is the female member of that team, who played a crazy girlfriend with a great line on Dexter. *G*

Hook me up with an ep or two, and I'll add it to the list?

Date: 2009-04-21 06:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ange01.livejournal.com
O I C!

And sure thing, sweetcheeks...again, give me a week or so to get my bandwidth back. Alternatively, I can mail you a disc? Totally up to you. *g*

Date: 2009-04-21 06:41 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] cupiscent.livejournal.com
Whichever works better for you! As already established, my viewing schedule's a little crowded, so a week or even three probably isn't going to matter. *G*

Ideally, I'd come over and make you watch.

Date: 2009-04-21 07:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ange01.livejournal.com
With beer. But you know how it is. Email me at ld9090@yahoo.co.nz and I'll chuck a disc in the post - my upload speed is pretty shitty at the best of times.

(what picture is that icon from? she's lovely.)

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