fightingthecage: (Gene - Kicking Ass)

Awww, John Simm regrets not doing a third series of Life on Mars. My fandom heart hurts. D:

ETA: The full article. And wow, I'm not sure what to make of it. Couldn't do any more with Sam? Uh...I find that hard to believe, and it almost sounds like he's having a dig at the writers for giving Gene all the good lines. Which is weird. Sam was the straight man, it was always that way. 

Hmm.

Though, HAHAHA. 'I work with Phil every ten minutes, so I'm not going to miss that.' :D :D :D BOYS!
fightingthecage: (Gene - Basically God)


Oh my fucking God Gene Hunt, what are you?!
fightingthecage: (Gene - Basically God)


I say life update but really, there is very little new to report. Evie has turned from a little girl that behaves nicely into a fully-fledged independant Person who just happens to throw a screaming fit if she doesn't get what she wants - on one hand, this is a nightmare but on the other, I'm glad she has her own mind, obviously. She's a bit better than she was a month ago so that's good.

Babydaddy and work are of the same old same. Ditto: mother (halp halp, she's coming up next weekend). I am on the verge of quitting my job but need to find something part time and flexible to replace it before I go anywhere. Bleugh, boring. Moving on. *washes hands of*

Fandom is what's fun at the moment! M'ways obviously (always awesome) and my new one, Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes. It's quite rare these days that I like a show enough to delve into the forums but there you go, it can't be helped in this case. I am quite disturbed by the strength of my attraction to a racist, sexist, homophobic, slightly overweight middle-aged man. But then, good guys are boring. I like Sam Tyler - hell, I even quite like Alex Drake these days - but I'm quite happy to watch their stories once and leave it at that. I compulsively rewatch only for Gene who I have decided is the person actually in control of the whole universe.

There is possibly not a single person on my flist who still watches this show so I'll shut up now.

I am so behind on 24 that I think I'll just d/l the eps and then marathon them at the end of the series. I was sad to discover the other day that this'll be the last but not at all surprised either. Movies though, yay! Hopefully that means Jack won't die at the end? Facebook totally spoiled me for the Renee thing though I have no idea how it comes about, so I'll look forward to catching up with that.

SPN - I still have last weeks ep to watch but I'll wait for tonight's now and watch them together. Am very excited about the ending of this season!

Fuck, I am so boring these days. SIX WEEKS UNTIL DOWNLOAD, BABY! That is going to be a weekend of such ridiculous excess, it'll fill all my non-boring desires for the rest of the year. I am determined to Make This So. Do not ask how, for I shall plead the fifth, but just trust that I'll be behaving exactly like a 31 year old mother shouldn't. :D!

OK, I need to go get my Gene-Genie fix. And then possibly start this fic that wrote itself in my head the other night. And reply to tags, hell yeah.
fightingthecage: (Gene - Basically God)


ARGH, Ashes to Ashes is killing me with awesome. I can hardly bear the suspense and want these last five eps to hurry the fuck up so I can find out the truth...and yet, I will cry when it's over and there's no more. Damnit, I hate liking shows this much. They always end.

Milliways will be the saviour, oh yes.
fightingthecage: (AC/DC - Hell's Bells)


AUGH!

Hard. I don't watch much TV and I find it hard to be seriously excited over programs these days. Having said that, this fortnight sees the return of 24, SPN AND Burn Notice. My cup floweth over and I am a bit squee! about it, it has to be said.

I have to go with 24. I've watched it pretty religiously since it first started, Kiefer Sutherland is hot as hell and it's a program that it both exciting and topical. The stuff they've put Jack through is amazing to watch because Kiefer does such a great job of making Jack hard as nails and also an emotional wreck. I love the way they take everything away from him and make him keep going and the sheer pain of the man.

I haven't watched the first four eps of S8 yet. That's how I'm spending this evening (yay!) - I have seen a trailer though and it looks like they may have let him have some of his life back, so it'll be nice to see that. And how they screw it up for him again, hurrah!

Odds of Kim being put in peril/getting kidnapped again - pretty high, I would say. Either her or ickle Teri (AUGH!).

CAN'T WAIT TO WATCH!

Also, The West Wing should be given an honourable mention. That's a show and a half and if you haven't watched it yet, what's the matter with you?
fightingthecage: (Hamlet - O rly?)


OK, so I just finished watching the whole two series' of Life on Mars and the first episode of Ashes to Ashes. And I am confused about a couple of things, which a) shouldn't be surprising and b) it's supposed to be ambiguous anyway but that doesn't stop it being annoying.

Life on Mars was less ambiguous than I thought it would be, really. Sam went back to 2006 and then chose to go back to 1973 - fair enough. Except the part where he was in a coma when he was there originally and dead when he went back, so how does that work? I read it was meant to be the afterlife which pretty much makes no sense but whatever.

My main thing is - when he got back, why didn't he check police files to see if Gene Hunt ever really existed? I know I would, just to be sure. And fair enough, it was left pretty much that 1973 was a world created by Sam. But then, watching the first ep of Ashes to Ashes I remembered how this season ends - Alex finds out that the man she remembered holding her hand as a little girl when she saw her parents being blown up...was Gene. So that makes him real.

Anyone who got 'sent back in time' and then came home, would check up on the 'constructs' they interacted with for months. The fact that Sam apparently didn't? Makes no sense. The fact that Alex didn't, when going over the tapes Sam made for her, makes no sense. We're lead to believe that Gene isn't real, despite repeated mentions of how detailed and real the constructed worlds are - and yet, it transpires that Alex actually interacted with him when she was a child.

Like I said, confused. I don't like being confused when I watch shows because they do my head in rather than just letting me enjoy them. At the same time - it's awesome TV so I'm not really complaining.

And I need Life on Mars icons. Hunt is far more attractive than any character that behaves that way has a right to be.

24 Finale

May. 19th, 2009 11:54 pm
fightingthecage: (24 - Jack with Flag)


Hmmm. I think that might just be my favourite yet.
fightingthecage: (DC Bond - Bond)


I am trying to catch up with my flist right now - even filtered away from comms, I think I'm at about 'rewind 200' and have resorted to scanning. Anything important going on with you, let me know!

I have a Dreamwidth (which is laughable really, because I have no clue what to do with it or even, at present, how to make it work. Nor do I know why it's better than LJ but I guess if all the cool kids are doing it...?) and my name there is the same as my name here. Include me in your circle, people!

...circle. Lame. I feel like I'm at that retreat in Ab Fab with the mental hippie woman when people say 'circle' to me.

RP is awesome. I have apped two new pups. I have mainlined two seasons of Burn Notice in about a week and have no regrets.

Omg, the baby just woke up. Sleeping for almost four hours on a Saturday? Pumpkin, I love you. :D

In the news; Swine Flu. Meh? Doesn't occur to me to be worried.

Nearly done with college - FUCK YEAH! Won't bore everyone with how far behind I am in some subjects; if I don't care, no one else does, right?

Umm...there was somet...oh right, yeah! Fandom! Omg! I...haven't watched the last ep of 24 yet, nor the last two of SPN but there is flailing all over the place and someone put the notion in my head that Samanddean may have performed Wincest (not really, perhaps but my brain goes to these places) in 4x20, or something so I suppose I should put down the popcorn spy drama and get back to the things I've been friends with for a while. Yes.

OK! Feed the baby time! Have I mentioned lately she's adorable? She's adorable.

?

Apr. 17th, 2009 08:41 pm
fightingthecage: (SPN - Fucking fuck)


Was there SPN last night?
fightingthecage: (MR - Paris View)


I am writing right now and it feels damn good. And I feel like doing more so here, lets try this meme.

Choose one or two or however many and a character/pairing and I'll try and write something for it. You can also ask for original if you're interested in seeing what my pretty little brain comes up with myself.

1) we would all be fools to pray for justice
2) great charity, bad tactics
3) a place beyond fear
4) prayer is a dangerous business
5) trying to build a tower out of custard
6) I will not fail death
7) all things out of season
8) lit like a burning city
9) now explain why you glow in the dark
10) expect to be valued accordingly
11) such a natural, normal lethality
12) choose good actions without good knowledge
13) the confusion of mind you dub honor
14) you were born to be betrayed
15) how long have I been walking down this road?
16) any man can be kind when he is comfortable
17) I've seen him cheat himself
18) these prizes are for living men
19) in desperation, anything becomes possible
20) I'd storm heaven for you, if I knew where it was
21) ignorance is not stupidity, but it might as well be
22) with the right to rule came the duty to protect
23) they will be vastly unlucky in their children
24) but he quit just an hour too soon
25) matter remembered itself so very clearly
26) the structure of her nose alone
27) all the words in all the languages of the world that ever were or will be
28) like trying to weave a box of shadows in which to carry water
29) time and scale, both altered out of reckoning
30) even your darkness shall be treasured then

Fandoms - 24, SPN, Good Omens, Queer as Folk, The West Wing, Milliways, James Bond, the Amber Chronicles. Any other books/movies you know I've seen, I feel like casting a wide net tonight.

In other news, I finally bought myself the Band of Brothers boxset. I've been meaning to get it for over a year - and it's been on sale in HMV for about that long too - so I finally got it. I don't have it as, naturally, I lent it to Steve straight away. But I am looking foward to seeing it when he's finished with it which will probably be Wednesday.

I'm dying to mainline all seven seasons of TWW too. But then, I usually am. I just never start because once I do, I know I wont be able to stop and that's a lot of TV watching to face up to. Maybe this summer.

You know I was bitching about work the other day because I was dreading this weekend? Well, I'm two days into it and it hasn't been too bad so far. Yesterday wasn't as busy as expected; today was but because we were well prepped, we pretty much bossed it. Two days to go! I will relax so much when they're done. And also go shopping because there's a Blackberry in the Orange shop with my name allllll over it.
fightingthecage: (MR - Can Can Can)


Omg, David Tennant is hosting Comic Relief. In a...very white suit. P'raps I will watch this after all.

ETA: HE IS SO FABULOUS I LOVE HIM!
fightingthecage: (Angus - Rocking It)


Ahhh Eurovision. I wish I cared.

All hail to Ebay. I just snagged myself S1 of Supernatural for a tenner. Score! And I even decided to brave the scares and start watching that season again - am pleased to report that so far, after three episodes, I feel none of the terror that plagued me the first time. Also score! I am also reminded of how absolutely amazing the lighting is in S1. I love the...I don't know what it's called...the way everything is kind of steely, y'know what I mean? Also, Sam's hair isn't annoying me so much this time round and it's nice to see Sam and Dean's relationship again with the benefit of experience.

The other day I had a whole rant planned out in my head about the recent fandom wank and people's reactions to Dean's treatment of women. Alas, I am too tired to actually post it but maybe I will tomorrow. It got me quite worked up at the time.

It is not quite eight and I am about to go to bed. What an exciting life I do lead. To all the new friends I have acquired today through the back room thingy, hello! I will probably post an 'about me' thing sometime over the next few days so that there is some context for my ramblings. I promise I will try and be concise (ha! Not sure I've ever been concise in my life, but I'll try).

Yes, bed. Tonight I sleep the sleep of the righteousdead.
fightingthecage: (Orgy)


Awww, David Tennant is cute when he's Derren Brown's bitch. *glee*
fightingthecage: (Bass and Fag)


I don't watch Doctor Who but I find it weird when the trailers for tonight's ep say possible spoiler? )

And [livejournal.com profile] edgesknitcap was totally right, I will do the fifty things meme. I am just that bored this morning.

And why not? )

Now I think I will go see about those scrambled eggs.

Fifty-four

Apr. 29th, 2008 03:37 pm
fightingthecage: (Books)


Smallville people help me out please! S4 finale was on this morning but I had to go before the last 10/15 minutes. What happens? I mean, I guess that Clark saved the day and no one dies but I'd still ike to know how it went down.

Also, wtf happened to Jason? I can't watch Monday mornings (boo college) and there was a previously on... segment this morning and he fell off a...cliff? Something high? In the forest? I dunno, I wasn't paying attention at the time. Is he dead?

I kinda like this show. Lois annoys me and I mostly haven't got a clue what's going on. But Clark's wholesomeness - while annoying at first - is actually kinda cute now.


In other news, had an exam today that I was trying to prep last night and failing utterly. I just scribbled out some notes this morning and I think it went pretty well actually. Hurrah! Well, maybe hurrah. Will find out when the results come in I guess.

Also EEEEE Man. Utd game on tonight. COME ON YOU REDS! Gotta kick Barcelona's ass and then it's the Champions League final!

(It's so wrong that I wanted to put Barcelona in italics there. I must remind myself that real life things are not fandom and therefore, do not require italics. Twat.)
fightingthecage: (LaughThinkCome Badge)


Oh My God. Sorting out my downloaded-but-unlistened-to music has just turned up Muse covering 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' and it is a thing of utter genius. Who knew that song was capable of being rocked? I didn't but I do now. I should have realised by now that there seems to be no song that Muse can't rock. It is possibly even better than their version of 'House of the Rising Sun' which I discovered yesterday. *loveslovesloves*

Also? I now have a ton more Eva Cassidy and that can never be a bad thing. Her versions of 'Imagine' and 'At Last' are simply beautiful.

Ashes to Ashes finished tonight. And the episode rocked. Still can't stand Alex but I felt sorry for her - Gene is even better than ever. He's so sweet underneath his neanderthal exterior.
fightingthecage: (Doughnut)


Just watched my first ever ep of SPN. Annd...I liked it! It's cool. Sam is geekier than I imagined him to be and Dean is harsher. Also, I don't think I'll be watching it late at night in the dark because creepy. And any show that plays two AC/DC songs in the first episode has my vote.

All in all, two very enthusiastic thumbs up. And now I go to watch another one.

ETA: I love the way, at the end, Sam's all, 'We've got work to do' and they're obviously about to take off while the apartment his girlfriend has just been murdered in is ablaze behind them. Because, y'know, leaving right then wouldn't look suspicious or anything. Heh.

ETA II: Dean reminds me very much of Emilio Estevez's portrayal of Billy the Kid in the Young Guns movies. Just sayin'.
fightingthecage: (KS - Is Ded)


Apparantly, 'castration without malice' is actually a...thing. According to this documentary I just started wataching. Does this happen enough for it to actually warrant a name? Odd.

Anyway, this dude interviewed just cracked me up. He said, 'These guys had all earrings and tattoos, crazy stuff like that.' To which his friend added, 'We thought they were gay.' Like being gay was something from another planet. Hilarious!

Anyway. Life. I have done homework! The homework I missed todays lesson to do. This is a first. Usually I skive in order to do work and then totally dont do it. I am impressed with myself.

Also, I was very chuffed to realise today that my favourite treadmill at the gym does, in fact, measure distance and speed in miles and not kilometres. This is pertinent because I have been trying to run at 10mph thinking it was 10kmh and wondering why I was finding it difficult.

Yes, I am a plank. That is all.

ETA: OMG. Oh my fucking God. This guy - who has castrated himself, using a farming implement - just handed said implement to his sister and had her try and guess what it was for. Then asked her if she knew what a eunuch was. She's all 'yeah' and he jumps in straight away with, 'you're related to one.'

This was his idea of a tactful way to let her know that he is now a eunuch. Wow.
fightingthecage: (Default)


I love Gene Hunt.

Scary white clown is STILL FUCKING SCARY!

Is Alex an alcoholic? She's been off her face in both episodes so far.

That is all.

ETA: Cut for spoiler )

ETA 2: *sigh* Another mass shooting at a US university? What. The Fuck. World?
fightingthecage: (24 - Jack with Gun)


Ahhh Primeval. You so special!

This show was going to be part of my large rant on TV but frankly, I can't be bothered to write it so whatever. All I will say about this show is that the characters are written so tritely that I dont know whether to laugh, roll my eyes or just switch it off. Or all of them. And why do the anomilies only seem to open up in Britain? Are all the weird (supposedly) killer monsters attracted simply to this island? And how come hardly anyone ever dies? Alright, Saturday night family viewing and all, but still. An already dodgy show (with bad CGI) needs to get credibilty from somewhere and this one fails utterly with that.

Yet I am still watching because there's nothing else to do so possibly I should just shut up.


In other news, I have been dragged into [livejournal.com profile] shatterverse. This is entirely the fault of [livejournal.com profile] weaverandom and [livejournal.com profile] lienne and bah. BAH! I should be doing homework but instead I'm working on EP's. BAH!

As you were, flist.


ETA: I just won a tenner on the lottery. Hurrah! Not as good as 7.5 million of course, but it'll do. *beams*

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