seventhe: (Rydia: shine)
So, I watched BBC Sherlock.

I didn't actually really know anything about this show going in. [livejournal.com profile] safety_caesars had suggested it, having been introduced by somebody else, and I was like, "hey, okay, sure." Becky has good taste, or at least terrible taste that's similar to mine (which obviously makes it good taste), and I like Sherlock Holmes-flavored things in general, so I certainly was interested – I wasn't boning for it, half because I didn't know shit about it and mostly because there's a fairly big activation energy to actually get me into something*, but I was interested and willing.

This show is fabulous. Or, was, since last night we watched the end of S2 and now have to wait in agony for, probably, another year.

Having recovered from the flailing agony that was tears and a jumbo bottle of wine last night, I have a lot of thoughts, actually. First up on the S2 finale, and then some idling thoughts on the series as a whole.

[SEASON TWO FINALE COMING UP. AKA, SPOILERS.]
The Reichenbach Fall thing. )

[General show discussion from this point on]
Stuff about the show -- no real spoilers here; I talk about the show but I don't think I give anything away. )

So, even if you don't want to read the spoilers or anything, I do highly recommend you watch the show. It's very well done, incredibly entertaining, and the chemistry between the two main characters is exquisitely intimate. Now, I have summed up over 2K in a sentence and also used the word "exquisite". I'm done now.

So who would like to dive into this fandom and write (comfort) fic with me…??


*This is why I re-read and re-watch and re-play so many things: the undertaking of a new thing, book/game/movie/show/comic/other source material is strangely daunting to my head. I find it very comforting to re-read, or re-watch, or re-play things: I still enjoy them on the second (or third) (or fifteenth) time through, and it's relaxing to not have to pay all of my attention to it. "Comfort reading" is a very real thing in my world.

The amount of energy it can take to engage with something new is something I don't often have lying around for whatever reason, and I am really sometimes dumb my first time through a thing because I'm very easily distracted and if I'm not engaged it's going to take me a while to be able to remember who is who and why I should give fucks. Movies not so much: they're short; other canons, especially long ones, can be really overwhelming. The undertaking of a new thing with fannish expectations is even more overwhelming to my head, somehow (see for reference: Gundam Wing); and even more so on top of that if people have built any part of it up. I'm not entirely sure why it's so intimidating, why sometimes I would rather watch reruns than something new, but it's entirely true. Maybe it's because I feel like I have to get invested?

So like, if you have ever recced some canon/source material at me and been like, dude, Sev, you need to read/watch this and I haven't jumped into it right away, this is why: and I am sorry. Sometimes I physically need someone to drag me in over that hill. It isn't that I'm not interested. It's just my brainspace.

(I like how I say "I want to talk about BBC Sherlock" and then I spend just as many words navel-gazing about myself. Awesome. I've got the best blogging style ever.)

**(Somewhat contradictorily, I am more likely to cry at moving scenes in books I've read a thousand times, or shows I've seen before, or even games I've already played, even though I know what's coming.)

*** God, I'm never even sure how to write this. "Romantically involved" seems silly since so many relationships really don't match up with a cultural definition of "romance", right? And "physically involved" doesn't necessarily mean intimacy. And both of them can in some ways belittle the amazing connection that you can have with a friend like that, which can go beyond intimacy (or boning). Askldjalksdj how do I words

SHERLOCK

Jan. 16th, 2012 09:49 pm
seventhe: (chocobo: hey bb)
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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FUCK

aw, crap

Oct. 29th, 2011 02:07 am
seventhe: (Fandom: Hell Bus)
well, I'm writing Gundam Wing porn. I guess I held out for a while anyway. *NOT*
seventhe: (Laguna: Who's Your Daddy?!)
[livejournal.com profile] safety_caesars and [livejournal.com profile] drakonlily are on their way here for the massive Otakon-preparing shenanigans of BWE. Becky is already surrounded by weirdos on the Greyhound! Kas is already in need of a trip to the bar!

At least they will not mind if I have a bit of stuff to do for FFEX. I can bribe Becky with a peek at CD prompts or something. *shoots self for poor planning*
seventhe: (Kefka: Butt Kittens)
It's hard to make icons in MSPaint, guys.
seventhe: (Tellah: Sagemaster)
Okay, pretty much everybody who is coming to otakon needs to read this thread ASAP and vote Y/HELL Y.

And then we can decide on which Beastie Boys songs to memorize.

edit - correct icon now

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