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Thursday, June 5, 2014

10:52PM - wishin' and hopin'

That The X-files Files podcast is as awesome as it should be. So far, it's just fun hanging with the fanboys. Fingers crossed, they'll get some of the talent to join in.

Friday, April 11, 2014

3:50PM - springtime nostalgia

Three decades ago, there was no publication I adored and awaited more fervently than the prom issue of Seventeen. Even then, the pastel taffeta lover in me noticed that in general, dresses in the ads were pretty hideous, compared to those in the editorial layout. Enjoy Jezebel's 2014 prom season fashion review.

Am I the only one clutching my pearls at some of those outfits? Ah, whither the days of Gunne Sax?

Monday, April 7, 2014

10:28AM - Garrison Keillor on speed

Anyone have an insight into why the people in my podcasts all sound like they've been partying with the Wolf of Wall Street? It doesn't seem to matter when I downloaded the individual installments - they're all playing at accelerated speed. I tried a cold re-start of my iPhone, and that didn't help either :(

Sunday, March 9, 2014

11:46PM - true detective: spoilery thoughts on the finale

I'm not obsessed enough to write fanfic or anything, but I will be reading as much of the critics' reactions as I can.

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Saturday, January 11, 2014

1:40PM - FIC: THE X-FILES: Three Times Dana Scully Didn't Go to San Diego for Christmas

Title: Three Times Dana Scully Didn't Go to San Diego for Christmas
Author: Audrey Roget
Rating: R-ish for sexual activity. More like AMC than FX.
Warnings: Very slight for references to domestic violence.
Summary: The title sums it up.
Episodes referenced: Redux I/II, Detour, The Postmodern Prometheus
Length: ~ 1,600
Author's Notes: While many M/S shippers romanticize the Christmas Carol/Emily episodes in S5, their placement in the overarching timeline of the show has always been a problem for me. The heart-breaking melodrama follows so quickly on the resolution of the cancer arc, it feels like too heavy a burden for Scully to be expected to carry. So I've given Scully three alternate scenarios for the Christmas of '97.

Written for pukajen and first posted to xf_santa. Check out the a-MA-zing catalog of 30 fan creations posted to this community!

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

5:31PM - getting greedy

Fabulous response to some of my Three Sentence Fic-A-Thon prompts...

The Good Wife Will, this is the happiest he's ever been
by vialethe

Hunter McCall Hunter, not-so-hard-boiled
by lysandrafic

The Killing (US) Linden, instinct fail
by waltzmatildah

Agents of SHIELD Coulson, May, like the old days

The Mindy Project Mindy, Danny, you don't want to be in love, you want to be in love in a movie
by tiabolt of course, I couldn't resist adding more prompts

You've Got Mail Birdie, Cecilia, enchanted
You've Got Mail Birdie, Madrid
Oklahoma! Annie, sometimes she can say no
The Music Man Marion, her white knight

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

6:10PM - planning ahead for a lost weekend

Hours will be sucked into caramelsilver's Three Sentence Fic-a-thon, I can tell. A reflection of my current and eternal obsessions, here are my prompts

The Good Wife Will, this is the happiest he's ever been
The Good Wife Diane, power
Hunter McCall, Hunter, not-so-hard-boiled
The Killing (US) Linden, instinct fail
Agents of SHIELD Coulson, May, like the old days
House MD Cuddy, the only you I want
The X-Files Mulder, Scully, synergy
The Mindy Project Mindy, Danny, you don't want to be in love, you want to be in love in a movie

Thursday, October 31, 2013

10:38AM - Trick or treat!

It seems LJ is playing a trick on me: Anybody know why the colors on my friends feed keep changing?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013


Cross-posted to thekilling_tv

We’re really getting down to the bottom of things...

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Monday, July 8, 2013

3:40PM - mental note: make linden/holder icons

I’m bummed that in general, I haven’t been able to find in-depth discussions of The Killing this season beyond the usual re-caps (thanks, marakara!). For all of the critical praise, the relatively small audience hasn’t produced a really juicy forum for fan blatherings. So because I have no one to geek out with about what has become my most eagerly-awaited “appointment” television – or at least, the one I always watch the same day as it’s recorded – I’m taking to the ‘net to share some thoughts about Sunday’s episode, “Hope Kills” and S3 in general.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

12:26PM - Attention, Veronica Mars Fans

Rob Thomas has started a kickstarter campaign to fund a VM movie. The goal is to raise $2 million and make it on a shoestring this summer. KBel is on board, and the donor benefits range from a PDF copy of the shooting script ($10) to a speaking role and other goodies ($10,000). They've got $1 million pledged with 30 days to go...

Friday, December 14, 2012

10:35AM - Oh, FFS

This guy [trigger warning] is way more dangerous than any numb-nuts, would-be Senator. I shudder to think of the number of women denied justice by an asshole with the power to make pronouncements like "I'm not a gynecologist, but I can tell you something: If someone doesn't want to have sexual intercourse, the body shuts down."

Current mood: exasperated

Saturday, June 9, 2012

11:58PM - In remembrance

For those of you who knew Diana Battis, aka sjersey_tomato and/or read her X-Files fic back in the day, I am sad to pass along this post that appeared at the Haven and on e-muse on Friday:

We are beyond saddened to have to tell you that Diana Battis, our dear friend and fellow member of Musea, has passed away. After a long period of health issues, she died in her sleep in the home she had shared with her family for many years. Her family has told us that Diana did not want any type of service or memorial, so we do not have any other information that we can share with you.

If Diana were here, she would know exactly what words to put together to convey our sense of loss. But right now, this group of writers has no words.

It was a privilege for us to know her as a writer, beta reader, and most importantly, as a friend. We'll miss her terribly.

(Blackwood, Forte, Mish, mountainphile, and Audrey Roget)

Di was an important part of my "formative years" online. I had the pleasure of visiting her at her home for a couple of days several years back, and she was genuinely warm, witty and charming.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

7:14PM - Yuletide Recs

Every year, it seems, I spend some of those quality quiet hours around the holidays trawling through the trove of fannish treasure that is Yuletide. This year, I got as far as the Ds in the fandom list before life got back to normal. Hoping I'll get back to it before Yuletide 2012 rolls around, but for now, please to enjoy:

Canzonetta - A beautiful character study of Tchaikovsky's violin concerto. Starring Piotr and the Dude. Really. I'll take this over traditional program notes any day.

Alignment - A sweet and perfectly-pitched (see what I did there?) post-script to that love-letter to baseball, Bull Durham.

Amy Potter and the Monkey of Salvation: an America's Test Kitchen Adventure - Yep, it's fanfic for the nerd's nerd. I dig it even more for setting up the Allstate Insurance Mayhem Man as the villain. I just thank heaven there's no Jack/Adam/Christopher slash, though if it were Bridget/Julia... ;)

How We Spin (and Spin) - Look, Cutting Edge fic! For years, every time I stopped into a bookstore, I subtly looked around for a novelization of this movie, and now someone's written the perfect epilogue.

Il catalogo e questo - Opera slash based on Don Giovanni, a wonderful character sketch of Leporello, the genre's best-known lackey. Sent the link immediately to a baritone friend of mine; hope he'll read it the next time he sings this role.

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