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I love Bella Swan. And Katniss Everdeen. And Nikita (and Alex, and Amanda, and Sonya, and even poor little Jaden and the probably never-going-to-recur-Jill). I love Buffy. And Willow. And Cordelia Chase. I love Special Agent Sydney Bristow. And Irina Derevekho. And Nadia Santos. And (I might be the only person who ever loved) Lauren Reed. I love Kahlan Amnell. And Cara. And Nikki. And Denna. I love Lucy Pevensie. And Susan. And Jill Pole. And Polly Plummer. I adore Aravis Tarkheena, Queen of Archenland. I love Hermione Granger (but hate the Harry Potter series). I love Emily Thorne. And Ashley. And Charlotte. And “Amanda Clarke”. I even love-to-hate Victoria, but that’s the point I think. I’m one of the few people who think Padme Amidala is the most interesting character in the Star Wars ‘verse.

I don’t think it has to be Twilight vs. The Hunger Games. Or Nikita vs. Alias. Or Hermione vs. Lucy. If there is one thing I am grateful for with Twilight/Bella Swan/Stephenie Meyer, it’s that it proved once and for all that hell yeah, women can not only carry… they can also make a franchise. Hermione Granger might be the most interesting character in Harry’s story… but it’s still Harry Potter’s story. Kahlan Amnell might be to all intents and purposes the co-protagonist of Legend of the Seeker, but it’s still Legend of the Seeker (Richard). And while Buffy and Alias are cult classics, there’s been too much emphasis on the “cult” and not on the “classic” and the idea that while female-protagonist-shows can be critically acclaimed, they just don’t make blockbusters.

Well, Twilight put paid to that.

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What happened:
Elena: What are you doing with Rebekah, Stefan. She tried to kill me.


What should have happened:
Matt: What are you doing with Damon, Elena. He tried to kill me.
Caroline: What are you doing with Damon, Elena. He tried to kill me.
Jeremy: What are you doing with Damon, Elena. He tried to kill me.
Bonnie: What are you doing with Damon, Elena. He tried to kill me.

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Just popping by to give a shout out to the show that has become Must Watch TV for me. I've never been able to get much into Sherlock Holmes - the novels or any of the million portrayals. (I was fleetingly fascinated by Christopher Lee's films when I was much younger but I doubt it will live up to the nostalgia). Arthur Doyle's collection of short stories were essentially procedurals starring - as Hercule Poirot would describe* - a human bloodhound and his biographer. And they weren't really mystery stories as much as they were adventure stories, so I didn't enjoy that aspect of reading a mystery when I try to figure out whodunnit.


Anyway, I enjoyed the first Robert Downing Jr movie mostly because of Irene Adler but since she was [Spoiler (click to open)]killed off in the prologue of the second movie, I couldn't get into the second movie. I watched 6 minutes of BBC Sherlock and switched off. Ah, 2 white dudes and their epic bromance. Yeah, I think I've seen enough of those shows to last me a lifetime.

So Elementary is pretty much a breath of fresh air for me, and then some.

*(No bias, at all I swear!)


I need some Elementary icons. :)

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Otherwise known as the best movie of the year.

Please can someone make me a GIF of Bella [Spoiler (click to open)]ripping off Aro's head with her bare hands? Thanks muchly!


Nope, not a Twilight fan though I have a "pet the underdog" kind of soft spot for the franchise. But a fantastic movie is a fantastic movie. And in the first 15 minutes of this film, you get to watch Bella Swan take down a mountain lion with her bare hands and it only gets better. After weeks of waiting for Elena Gilbert to get permission from her [Spoiler (click to open)]sire/ boyfriend to have a drink, you betcha that I needed to see one newbie female vamp/protagonist kick ass.

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Current Music: Twilight's theme music is now my ringtone. Deal with it.

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Poll #1867222 Favourite season, episode, plot

Which season was better?

Season 1
5(45.5%)
Season 2
6(54.5%)

What was your favourite Season 2 episode? (You can select more than one)

2.01 Game Change
1(5.3%)
2.02 Falling Ash
0(0.0%)
2.03 Knightfall
1(5.3%)
2.04 Partners
0(0.0%)
2.05 Looking Glass
2(10.5%)
2.06 343 Walnut Lane
0(0.0%)
2.07 Clawback
5(26.3%)
2.08 London Calling
1(5.3%)
2.09 Fair Trade
4(21.1%)
2.10 Guardians
2(10.5%)
2.11 Pale Fire
3(15.8%)

continued from the previous - favourite Season 2 episode (You can still select more than one)

2.12 Sanctuary
2(6.9%)
2.13 Clean Sweep
3(10.3%)
2.14 Rogue
1(3.4%)
2.15 Origins
0(0.0%)
2.16 Doublecross
1(3.4%)
2.17 Arising
1(3.4%)
2.18 Power
2(6.9%)
2.19 Wrath
5(17.2%)
2.20 Shadow Walker
4(13.8%)
2.21 Dead Drop
3(10.3%)
2.22 Crossbow
3(10.3%)
2.23 Homecoming
4(13.8%)

Best story/plot in Season 2 - too many options. Just type out your feelings

Worst story/plot in Season 2 - too many options. Just type out your feelings.

The one plotline you are most interested in in Season 3 (includes a few very, very slight promo-based spoilers)

Rogue!Amanda
3(33.3%)
The Dirty 30
3(33.3%)
Shower scene (won't say which ship but the spoiler-aware will know)
1(11.1%)
some other plotline that I'll mention in the comments
2(22.2%)

Ship you're most looking forward to in Season 3 (you can choose more than one)

Mikita
7(35.0%)
Salex
5(25.0%)
Birkhoff/Sonya (Bonya? Sirkhoff?)
2(10.0%)
Owita (possible?)
2(10.0%)
Rykita (possible?)
3(15.0%)
Owalex (possible?)
0(0.0%)
some other ship I'll mention in the comments
1(5.0%)

On a scale of 1-10, I'll give Season 2 a ...

Mean: 8.64 Median: 9 Std. Dev 0.88
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
1(9.1%)
8
4(36.4%)
9
4(36.4%)
10
2(18.2%)

And finally, saddest major/recurring/guest character death (that stuck. Ryan doesn't count)

Percy
5(45.5%)
Roan
0(0.0%)
Senator Madeleine
1(9.1%)
Carla
3(27.3%)
Semak
0(0.0%)
Kelly
0(0.0%)
Jaden
1(9.1%)
Thom
1(9.1%)
Daniel (yeah, I know but for completeness, I'm including him)
0(0.0%)
some other person I forgot to include
0(0.0%)

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FAN-GIRLS: Gosh, there are no lady-centric shows, books, movies, etc. Ladies only ever get to be the girlfriend or the mostly dead mother or the villain's girlfriend or the villain's mostly dead mother. This is an outrage and we must protest it!

ME: Too true. But there are some great lady-centric shows like Nikita and Revenge. They are not perfect but they are very lady-centric.

FAN-GIRL #1: Yeah, I've heard of those. Tried half an episode. It wasn't really my thing.

FAN-GIRL #2: Oh, I'll get round to watching it. I have a lot of other shows and books to read right now.

FAN-GIRL #3: Sure, I've watched a few episodes and it's OK. I just don't have much to say about it. (Unlike the #430918301th bromantic show that you see me blogging and writing fic about twice a day, every day except last Sundays).

ME: ....


FAN-GIRLS: Oh noes, Nikita is up for cancellation. They never give lady-centric shows a chance!

ME: ....


FAN-GIRLS: LEIA, why is there a dent in the shape of a palm on your face?

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Er...

I'm back?

Sort of.

This is such an awkward post to make.

I don't even know if I ever really went anywhere. I've always been lurking in the background.

Long story short - I was in the hospital for a great deal of last year and then recovering for the rest of it. Surprisingly, I couldn't make out much time to post during all this and I sort of fell into the habit of not.posting.

But you know what they say about riding a bike, right?

Have a nice day, everyone.

P.S. I've got a tumblr now: Right now it's just for reblogging Nikita stills and gifs, but who knows?

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On May 2nd 2011, Pope John Paul II was beatified. I still remember where I was the day he died.
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Am I the only one that remembers how in early Season 2, Katherine could 'rip (either Salvatore) to shreds and get her nails done at the same time'? Because from the way Damon and/or Stephan have been manhandling her post-hiatus, it looks like if the TVD writers have forgotten.
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Would you live in the perfect house or apartment rent-free if you found out a brutal murder had taken place there and it was rumored to be haunted? Why or why not?


Rent free? Is this even a question? LOL!

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