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Sep 12, 2011 06:27

Because the cat woke me up wanting to have her head scratched and now I can't get back to sleep.

I liked most of "The Girl Who Waited", ( and I say so in a mostly spoiler-free way, cut just in case… )

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Re: Delicious antennapedia September 12 2011, 14:33:52 UTC
The article is an interview with the two guys who bought Delicious after reading all that stuff about Yahoo killing it. They made a ton of money from Youtube's sale and wanted to rescue the site. However they turn out not to have been users of it, and to have some odd goals for it.

I migrated Giles Watchers and my personal bookmarks to Pinboard when I read the Yahoo stupidity. It's a good service. Nice and simple. It might host many more people if these Delicious plans go through.


littleotter73 September 12 2011, 19:51:33 UTC
The hubby and I started a rewatch a few months ago, blazing through seasons 1-3 because they really were so good. We got into season 4 and stalled a bit. While there are some of the best stand alone episodes in season 4, the overall story arc is so... blah. When we started the rewatch, we gave each other one horsetail - one episode each we could just dump - unanimously we both chose the frat house boffing episode. We have three more episodes to go and will finish the season this weekend. Man, there is so much to fix in season 4 as well, of course nothing like 6, but the estrangement of the Scoobies is so painful. I do adore season 5... of course "The Gift" needs to be fixed, but that's almost too easy.


antennapedia September 15 2011, 15:28:07 UTC
Yeah, that's my assessment of season 4 as well: some fantastic individual episodes + an overall arc that went splat. And I'm in the end uninterested in "Restless". (This makes me a bad Whedon fan, I guess.) They lost the actress playing Walsh to some other project and had to improvise, I guess. Frankenstein would have been a more interesting antagonist than his monster.

Season 5 has the group together as a functional happy unit facing a giant external foe. Dawn poses a lot of problems for me, in that they never even attempt to answer the interesting questions about her, but I end up liking Dawn so I can overlook it. Plus the Buffy-Giles relationship is lovely.


littleotter73 September 15 2011, 17:11:18 UTC
I like "Restless" for several reasons, but mostly for the fodder it supplies for fic (not that I've written anything immediately following "Restless" - maybe one day).

I didn't know that about the actress playing Walsh. That is too bad, because it would have been a lot more interesting. It might have even made Riley somewhat interesting having to choose, especially if he chose Walsh. Hmm... more AU fodder. Other than the whedon_kinkmeme is there a plot bunny hutch on LJ somewhere? That might be one to drop off somewhere and see who might pick it up.

I actually end up liking Dawn too, but not in Season 5. Oh Buffy and Giles were so so close in Season 5. Missed by that much, Joss! Grrr...


meegat September 12 2011, 20:30:58 UTC
LOL I was pretty much sobbing at the end of "The Girl Who Waited" - I get emotional during shows I love.

I did get a tad pissy with some of those on tumblr who levelled a whole lot of hate at 11 for his "decision" and spent a happy couple of hours (after reviewing the ep for my Doctor Who blog) ripping their arguments to shreds..lol


antennapedia September 15 2011, 15:30:39 UTC
11 did a tough thing. He knows how these paradoxes work, one assumes, and knows what will happen. The angsty part was having the person created in the loop of time that would vanish having an *opinion* about it and not wanting to vanish. Yow.


meegat September 15 2011, 15:37:05 UTC
Yes!! And so many other shows would have chickened out in some way and NOT confronted that fact.

One of the reasons I love the show so much is that it rarely takes the easy way out (I say rarely having wanted to kick through the tv screen at times when RTD was in charge...lol)


froxyn September 12 2011, 21:08:20 UTC
I've watched S6 once.

And I wish I didn't watch it then. :(

The Girl Who Waited...made me love Rory even more. I do admit to getting a tad bit angry with the Doctor lying to them, but I understand why. I just hated that it put Rory in a position to make a horrible decision.


antennapedia September 15 2011, 16:16:49 UTC
Season 6 is just dreadful. And angering. It made me hate everybody around Buffy for making her take care of them and work to provide them with food & shelter when she was suicidally depressed after they effing ripped her from heaven. My love for Willow never recovered from that deed. That's not "growing up", that's being abused by the people around you.

Yes, I have feelings about s6. WHY DO YOU ASK? Argh.


xfphile September 13 2011, 01:38:27 UTC
So, I haunt your LJ weekly because your fic is awesome and your life commentary frequently keeps me from killing some of the morons I deal with at work (I am firmly convinced that everyone who wants to buy a house should be required to take and PASS a financial management course before starting their search).

You mentioned how charming Buffy was in the beginning (so true!), so I was wondering if you've given USA's newest show 'Suits' a try. If not, I recommend it. It has a bromance that may actually rival Peter/Neal on 'White Collar.'

Anyway, I just wanted to share the love (and, also, I'm feeling anti-social because I haven't commented on anything in a while and this entry just tripped the trigger, so to speak.


antennapedia September 15 2011, 16:18:55 UTC
Hi and *wave* and thank you! I am happy to be entertaining.

I have not seen Suits! I have been watching very little new TV. Just Eureka & Warehouse 13, which for some reason have caught Mr Pedia's interest. They're fun, but not fic-inspiring fun for me.


xfphile September 15 2011, 23:49:10 UTC
You must try on a Suit!

Take perfect chemistry between the 2 male leads (which can go either way -- bromance or smut), add witty banter that is both witty and bantering, add kick-ass female characters (Gina Torres from 'Firefly' as the head of the best law firm in NYC), and shake well. It is gorgeous. I still love White Collar more, but not by much.


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