Log in

No account? Create an account
13 September 2010 @ 12:55 am
A list o' things  
- Thanks for the birthday wishes! I had a lovely day, and then a post-bday-dinner on Friday with family.

- If anyone is interested in an invite to join Archive of Our Own (AO3) for posting your fics, I have one up for grabs.

- I have joined the ranks of actual stereotype. Yes, I'm now officially a Soccer Mom. :) Go RAPTORS! :DD (we were thisclose to being the Panthers, which I wanted just because the countersign to "Go Panthers" was, of course, "C-Bucs Rule". yes, I'm a Soccer Mom, but they'll be prying my fan badge from my cold dead fingers)

- Watching "Sherlock Holmes" (the RDJ version on tv -- which was amusingly mis-identified as the BBC version) -- when the big dude comes out, kidlet asked: "is he a robot?"


- Short notes on Vampire Diaries: It's awesome. !!!! Katherine PWNS everyone, everywhere. Bonnie rules. Stefan is badass and smart and in so much trouble, now that he's got the cobra's attention back on him. Damon's a dick. I'd stake him if I were Elena and get him out of his own misery. He's pretty and funny, but pathetic.

CAROLINE!!! cannot wait.

- Nikita. Has potential. I've seen a few of the old show, but wasn't in love with it, so I don't really care how they compare. Strangely I am already plotting a vid. it's a very visual show. And also, needs to cross with Covert Affairs (which I am still behind on)

But really, the thing that's getting to me most about these two shows? It seems like 80% of the commentary after both shows - mostly elsewhere - has something to do about the 'chemistry' or lack thereof between various pairings.

Can we retire this overused dog of a word? People use it as if it's some sort of objective standard for analysis, when usually it's just code for "I like this pairing" or "I think they're both hot."

"chemistry": You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
M: TVD - Elena and Bonniemfirefly10 on September 13th, 2010 08:19 am (UTC)
I use this phrase way too much but ITA with everything you said about The Vampire Diaries. Stefan...He believes in Damon's redemption so much that he's blind to the obvious: The guy can't be redeemed...at least not until he gets over his Elena/Katherine obsession. But I really loved Stefan in this episode. Still very much a decent guy but with more of an edge. Like a subdued version of Dark!Stefan, without the blood-lust. Bonnie & Katherine continue to be my favorite thing(s) about the show and I want so much more of them PWNing everyone :)

CAROLINE!!! At first, I was kinda pissed about this twist but now I'm interested to see how she deals with the transition, how Bonnie deals with her part in it, and how it'll impact the Matt/Caroline dynamic.

Nikita was decent enough that I'll keep watching but it didn't blow me away. Maggie Q was an excellent choice for the lead, though.
lizardbeth: Anna - TVDlizardbeth_j on September 13th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
luckily I was kind of spoiled for Caroline (I knew from clues it would be either Caroline or John) and so I'm kind of into the idea of Caroline. It'll be fun to see how everyone deals with it -- Bonnie, Elena, Matt, the Salvatores, HER MOM!

"Hi, Mom, You know the vampires you tried to kill at Founder's Day? Yeah, you missed a few, and now I'm one. Oops?"

But I want to see how baby vamps in this verse learn to deal with it. We got a bit of it with Vicki, but I'm sure this will last longer. And I'd love to see Stefan or even Katherine mentoring her. (I'm hoping she remembers what Damon did to her and wants nothing to do with him - but everyone on the show except Bonnie seems to forgive him at the drop of a hat, so it'll probably be Damon. *sigh* )

There was a enough with Nikita that was interesting for me to want to see what happens, and since the schedule's not superful yet, it'll do. heh, no, it didn't blow me away, but hell, if I waited for that... I'd never watch anything but LOST. :P
M: TVD - Elena and Bonniemfirefly10 on September 13th, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah her mom's reaction should be very interesting :D

I hope they let Stefan & Katherine kinda fight it out over who gets to 'mentor' Caroline while Caroline goes after Damon and tries to give him a little payback!
entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on September 13th, 2010 12:26 pm (UTC)
Heh. See, I think the casts of CA and Nikita have a decent chemistry, in that they seem to work together well--it's not quite the instant Leverage chemistry where they obviously adore each other, but it didn't feel forced in any way.

But I don't mean it in a shippy sense.
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on September 13th, 2010 04:21 pm (UTC)
at least you're looking at it as an actor thing, not a character thing. *sigh*

"Get off my lawn, kiddies!" :D
ellestra: wingedellestra on September 13th, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC)
I know the intended meaning and where it came from but still, whenever I hear that the cast has chemistry, there is a part of me that expects the pictures of them mixing various colorful liquids together. Hopefully with disastrous results.
lizardbeth: Elena-Stefanlizardbeth_j on September 13th, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
*laugh* yes, me, too.

You probably already know this, but I thought of you (since you're the only one I know from Poland *g*) when I found out yesterday. Paul Wesley of the Vampire Diaries apparently speaks Polish, because his family's from there. I knew his last name is something Polish (Wasileski? something like that) but I didn't know he's fluent. Which was a fun little tidbit to learn, and I had to share! :D
ellestra: sunriseellestra on September 14th, 2010 03:58 am (UTC)
I knew that. I was told by my cousin (male, 20 and a fan of VD). Paul Wasilewski. Pretty popular surname in Poland. If you want to hear him speak Polish - here is a little sample with translation. He speaks quite well - almost without accent.

I noticed that it happens more often lately then when I was a kid - children of Polish emigrants still speaking the language (or at least understanding it). I think it's due to easier travel and communication then during communist times. Back then most people in Poland didn't even have phones. Now many kids of Polish emigrants spent their vacation in Poland with their grandparents. I just read an article about Caroline Wozniacki (a Danish tennis player) who asked to be called Karolina Woźniacka in Poland because her grandma follows her matches.
mamaboolj on September 13th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
Ack! I'm awful! I missed your birthday. Damn. Gotta read that saved mail more often.

I hope you had a fantastic birthday!
lizardbeth: Anders- Helolizardbeth_j on September 14th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
aw that's okay. :) Thanks!
Ellequiet_elle on September 14th, 2010 12:14 am (UTC)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! sorry its late :( I'm so pleased you had a lovely day :)

when fandom leaks into your life should you worry :p

Katherine is awesome :) she wins at everything! Stefan was badass, i liked it on him :)
lizardbeth: Katherinelizardbeth_j on September 14th, 2010 04:16 am (UTC)
hee. Thanks!

mmm.. Katherine is just SO MUCH FUN. and I loved how Stefan basically didn't take any of her crap. I love Stefan anyway, but eeee! such great scenes between them.