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22 August 2011 @ 11:51 pm
i've been watching too much tv  
I STILL have the flu and I STILL have no voice. Literally, I can not make sounds that bear even a passing resemblence to speech. Honestly, I sound like one of those Mafia dudes that needs an interpretor. Fail. Oh well, I'm heading down to Sydney tomorrow but I doubt I'll be going to work - or gym (which makes me sad!)

Oh LJ my feelings are so mixed. While I like that your cut text now works, and that for the most part everything looks more shiny - you took away the auto-table maker AND have started adding an extra line under things. WHY? it makes icon posts ugly. Also, is there a trick to inserting the text field for code? Seriously, it used to be easy now it wants to reformat things without my permission. GROWL.


- Torchwood: I wanted to like you. Children of Earth was lame, dreadfully paced, childish and poorly written. Still, it was undeniably Torchwood and I was able to watch it. It even had some good moments. WHAT IS THIS THING AIRING ATM CLAIMING TO BE TORCHWOOD? I'm sorry, but RTD can't write for shit. Everything is over the top, mindless, embarrassing and boring. I just don't feel it - not do I feel that it's Torchwood. The new characters are basically uninteresting and the plot so far could have been covered in one episode. Actually, that's what it feels like - one episode dragged out until giant holes tear through it. I miss the old cast. I miss the black humour. I miss it going where other shows feared to tread. I miss plot that made sense. I miss the killer sound track. I miss the old Torchwood.

- Game of Thrones: You need to come back on the air LIKE NOW because I want to watch the next billion seasons immediatley. Instead, I've bought the books and am working my way through them. Sheer brilliance. This is how you make TV. It's like ROME but with fantasy and dragons. Where have you been all my life?

- Sanctuary: I have one thing to say to you: MORE JY. I don't know why but you are just BETTER when there's a snarky vampire trying to take over the world. Cliche? Yes. Do I care? No. Gimmie. Gimmie. Gimmie. Bonus points if he's tied to something. Also, I really hope we get some vintage scenes. My 'wish' scene would be a Helen and Nikola scene that makes him fall in love with her. I think that would be beautifully tragic if he fell in love with the FUTURE Helen and has waited all this time to meet her again. UST of epic. Also, I quite liked the 'monster of the week' thing. Please bring back more interesting monsters. Those were cool.

- Dr Who: Love. Just
SM you do things to my brain that I don't understand. You plot like there's no tomorrow and genuinely surprise your audience. I like that. I like being surprised. It makes me sit up and go, "OH HEY THAT'S COOL" And just when I think that you're not going to go there, you go so far beyond there that my head spins and I have to watch the whole series again just to figure out how you did that.

-True Blood: I don't think season four has plot yet - but I don't care because it's like an art gallery where I can stare at the pretties - of which there are many. Northmen are hot.
Feeling...: naughtynaughty
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ellymelly: nikola: war thinkingellymelly on August 22nd, 2011 10:31 am (UTC)
It doesn't get any better... I can only watch it on fast forward.

I think it's lacking Owen too - he carried the dark-humour well.
The Nikola Tesla Protégé: Nikola/Piper: Soft Touchestardis_mafia on August 22nd, 2011 10:35 am (UTC)
*hugs the Elly* I hope you feel better soon! That flu's been going around!

I agree about Sanctuary! More JY - always! Too bad the fire elemental won't return... XD
ellymelly: nikola and rayneellymelly on August 22nd, 2011 10:42 am (UTC)
You never know... it could sneak back and seduce a vampire.
The Nikola Tesla Protégé: Nikola/Raynetardis_mafia on August 22nd, 2011 10:45 am (UTC)
I SO wish, and I SO love that you're using that icon!
ellymelly: afina and nikola: what? we weren't doingellymelly on August 22nd, 2011 10:49 am (UTC)
it suddenly occurred to me that the reason i wasn't using my journal was because it didn't have enough nikola icons. then i realised that i had 200 SPARE ICONS SPACESe available. Situation has been fixed.

Adorable ship of epic has been added.
The Nikola Tesla Protégé: Nikola/Afina: I Want to Fucktardis_mafia on August 22nd, 2011 11:00 am (UTC)

W00t! Yay for our shiny ship!
ellymelly: helen and nikola: you can't be seriousellymelly on August 22nd, 2011 11:03 am (UTC)
I don't know what happened. It's like I FORGOT that I bought three packs of icons for this journal.

and shiny ship is shiny!
The Nikola Tesla Protégé: Piper: Bluetardis_mafia on August 22nd, 2011 11:09 am (UTC)
Almost half of my icons are of Nikola or Nikola related. I just bought more for my Rayne journal, because I realized I only had 175 when I could've bought 245! HOW did I miss that?

ellymelly: nikola: ruffled and looking for troubleellymelly on August 22nd, 2011 11:12 am (UTC)
*has 265 potential icons in this journal*

if you could by more icons, lj would make more money.

The Nikola Tesla Protégé: Nikola/Piper: Redtardis_mafia on August 22nd, 2011 11:13 am (UTC)
I only have 255 spaces, but I want 400+ like the permanent users have. That's so unfair!
eh - no subject - doylefan22 on August 22nd, 2011 01:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
nikolat3sla: hugged your vampire?nikolat3sla on August 23rd, 2011 02:11 am (UTC)
Mum is reading the first book and so I have the second... Like you i wanted to watch the show first but - but i got bored and broke down one afternoon in the tea house lol it's JUST LIKE watching the show. Seriously, it feels like a screen play *nudges you into reading it*
eh - no subject - doylefan22 on August 23rd, 2011 04:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
Julie D.C Hazardpinkmeltingpot on August 22nd, 2011 02:01 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear you still got the flu :( I hope it is over soon.

Torchwood... Not to spoil anybody, but since Ianto... well, it's not quite the same. I lost my interest and the new character is just lame. Oh I miss the old Torchwood too.

Sanctuary: I think JY should have his own spin-off as Nikola Tesla. This character is way too awesome. We need more of him. I really hope he'll be in many episodes of S4. I LOVE your "wish scene". There couldn't be a better way for people to really understand Nikola really LOVES Helen and that he's not just attracted to her (or her body, as a matter of fact). Please writers, please... give us, give us!
nikolat3sla: tackle hugnikolat3sla on August 23rd, 2011 02:15 am (UTC)

Torchwood: oh i know... i'd so go for a flashback season. back when they were edgy, cool and written by people other than RTD Also, Jack was OMNIsexual - which was cool because he shagged everything he came in contact with be it a laser gun or a cute arse trying to kill him. now he's gay - just gay. *wants real jack back*

Sanctuary: oooh i'd be in for a spin-off. seriously. what's not to love? sexy evil genius vampire tries to take over the world. yeah, they should call it that. also, very tempted to write that scene now.
The Lady Lucilla: Torchwood-Jacktheladylucilla on August 22nd, 2011 09:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Torchwood -
I could easily have written your comments myself. RTD, what have you done with my show!? Way too many *facepalm* moments. The US characters are poorly written, Gwen and Jack are not themselves at all. Very disappointing. And since when is Jack homosexual? In DrWho/Torchwood UK, he was delightfully omnisexual, hitting on anything and anyone who was sentient.

Re: Game of Thrones -
OMG, how did I not know about the books before? Brilliant world-building, and the HBO series is beyond awesome. It even got me starting writing fanfic again (Yay for plot bunnies!)

nikolat3sla: bedroom eyesnikolat3sla on August 23rd, 2011 02:19 am (UTC)
Torchwood: YOUR LAST POINT> THIS THIS THIS. SO TRUE. there was a time when jack would shag everything in the room - and then the room as well. i miss those days. *quietly suggests handing the show over to Moffat*

Game of Thrones: SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS. and fanfic? epic!
The Lady Lucilla: Game of Thrones - Dany/Jorah almost kisstheladylucilla on August 23rd, 2011 07:08 am (UTC)
and fanfic? epic!

Yep, I have written one so far, with more planned. My new favorite 'ship is Daenerys/Ser Jorah, so that's what I've been writing, posting here: distant_univers in my fanfic LJ.

Edited at 2011-08-23 11:09 am (UTC)
ellymelly: gotkissellymelly on August 23rd, 2011 07:21 am (UTC)
OH GOD ME TOO. i thought i was all alone in that pairing.
The Lady Lucilla: Game of Thrones - Dany/Jorahtheladylucilla on August 23rd, 2011 07:49 am (UTC)
Yay, another Dany/Jorah 'shipper!!!!

No, you're definitely not alone.

There are more of us -- danyjorah


nikolat3sla: in awenikolat3sla on August 23rd, 2011 07:56 am (UTC)
*bounces up and down with the squee*

*joins community*

*is also reading your fic*