Pairing Songs

  • May. 9th, 2010 at 5:43 PM
teyla: Ten hugging Simm!Master, Simm!Master looking disgusted. ([dw] doctor/master BFFs)
It's a time-honored fandom tradition to connect your favorite songs to your favorite pairings, whether the two fit together or not. I do it all the time; it's rare that I listen to a new song without trying to somehow fit it into my fandom shipper world. I always feel that these associations are best kept to oneself--pretty much any song can be interpreted from any pairing's perspective, and a lot of the time, the connection is so obscure that it becomes redundant to anyone but the individual making it.

However. (You knew there was one coming, didn't you?) Over the years, I've come across a handful of songs that, I feel, actually do fit a certain pairing or character in more than an entirely subjective way. Songs like that usually end up on my list of "vids I should make at some point". Vids, however, are a lot of work, and I'm lazy, so you're not getting vids, you're just getting the songs, and my thoughts on why they remind me of the character or pairing I listed them under.

Lots of YouTube videos under the cut. )

Long entry is long! Hope you found it at least a little bit interesting. Feel free to link me to your favorite character/pairing songs in the comments! :)

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I've Got A Jar Of Dirt

  • Dec. 2nd, 2009 at 9:29 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (Default)
Hiiii everyone. I still haven't written the fic that I owe you. I KNOW I FAIL. I'm sorry. But of course, this won't keep me from being a meme sheep.

THE FANFICTION LOVE MEME


I should write more stuff. I haven't written anything proper in forever. Oh well, I will again at some point.

I watched White Collar! How awesome is that show? It seriously hits all my kinks like someone going over a checklist. Look at the shininess that is one of the promo pics.

Blatant slash under the cut. )

There is also a kink meme, [livejournal.com profile] collarkink. Just reading the unfilled prompts had me shifting in my chair, and not because I was uncomfortable. I haven't written anything yet, but I definitely might. Neal/Peter/Elizabeth ftw. I don't think my interest will go much further than the shiny slash and the threesome and pegging opportunities, though. It's a neat show, but it's not that neat.

In other news . . . I'll probably have to watch Life on Mars US. I want to write my essay for my Contemporary British TV unit about a British program that was adapted by another culture, how the two programs ended up being different, and what made the original uniquely British. Which means I get to deconstruct Life on Mars US piece by piece and can even sound smart while I'm doing it. Win. Downside is, I'll have to actually watch it first.

I have nothing of interest to say. I have to finish two uni projects until the eleventh, which means I'm kind of flailing and busy while not being busy at all, if that makes sense. And I'm flying to Germany to see the parents on the 15th.

I'm not being very interesting in this post. But there was a nice picture and a link to a kink meme; I hope that made up for it. And here's Captain Jack Sparrow being a spazz.

Campy pirate under the cut. )

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Acting Talent

  • Aug. 27th, 2009 at 2:15 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([lom] 1973)
God, John Simm is a fucking amazing actor. I just watched LoM 1x02 (on YouTube, because I was too lazy to get my DVDs from the living room, lol self), and fuck. That character, Sam. . . he's just every 21st century neurosis wrapped up in this twitchy, helpless man clinging to his rules and regulations. And Simm does such a great job transferring that onto the screen. That show, it amazes me every time I watch an episode.

I may have to rewatch SoD/LotTL. Just to have that stark contrast of Simm and Tennant together on screen. They're so different, in their acting and their portrayed personalities, and yet each of them is brilliant in their own right. They need to work together more. Putting them together on screen, it would make every show explode.

In other news, I spend the whole day reading first notalwaysright.com and then various wank communities on JF. Lol waste of a day. I just don't know what to do with my time till I'm off to the States. *twiddles thumbs*

What's up with the f-list?

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I just had a thought about Life on Mars.

  • Jan. 24th, 2009 at 3:56 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([lom] 1973)
Which might not be a new thought, but it was a new one for me.

What if Sam died in that car accident in 1x01? And the whole real life vs. 1973 debate was his way of trying to figure out whether he'll be going to hell or to heaven in his afterlife?

I can haz moar religious parallels. RTD, I am blaming you.

And I'm sorry I'm sucking so hard at answering comments at the moment! I will catch up, I promise. >_>

Jumping Off

  • Oct. 28th, 2008 at 11:15 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([lom] armed bastards)
Some of you guys on my f-list might not want to read this, because I'm expressing a critical opinion on a community that some of you are a member of - [livejournal.com profile] jumping_off. You are all more than welcome to read and discuss/criticize - of course - but I'm asking you not to bring the wank if you decide to comment. :)

So, [livejournal.com profile] jumping_off. Tonight's the first time I actually checked out that comm, because I for myself was perfectly happy with the LoM finale. But since the internet seems to have died sometime around eight this morning and hasn't yet been resuscitated, I decided to have a look-see.

Spoilers and (what some people might call) strong opinions. )

LoM Questionnaire

  • Aug. 23rd, 2008 at 4:06 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([lom] 1973)
I was interviewed at [livejournal.com profile] writersonmars about my thoughts on Life on Mars fandom/canon/fanfic. If you're interested, the entry is right here:

Life on Mars - interview

American Life on Mars Trailer!

  • May. 14th, 2008 at 12:02 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (armed bastards)
Lololol you guys, you guys, guess what I found (on [livejournal.com profile] lifein1973).

Life on Mars, American remake - trailer

Watch it. If you know Life on Mars, do watch it. It's lolarious. I haven't laughed this hard in ages.

Nothing against Americans or American TV, of course! You guys know me well enough to know I don't mean it that way. It's just, if you've fallen in love with Life on Mars, and then they show you this - there's nothing else you can do but laugh and laugh.

Surprise Meta

  • Apr. 2nd, 2008 at 12:11 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (LoM 1973)
I just watched the A2A finale, and while it was weird and confusing and barely held together, it still put so much emphasis on the one thing that I love most about the LoM/A2A 'verse that it made me all flaily.

I was actually working on writing a longer meta text about this, because it fascinates me deeply, but I actually think I made my point quite well in the text under the cut - even if the structure might be a little, um, unstructured. Lol. I might try to polish this a bit later on, but for now, I've said everything I think is essential.

Spoilers for: Life on Mars up to the finale (yes, this is where I explain why I loved it, so if you're interested, please click ;) ), and mentions of A2A 1x08. If you haven't seen it, you might not get the last paragraph, but you won't be spoiled for anything.

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Lol eBay auction

  • Mar. 31st, 2008 at 2:14 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (LoM 1973)
This is probably old news for this fandom, but since I'm a latecomer, I hadn't seen it yet.

Whatever happened to Fay Wray the Cortina?

Eeh. Do want. Lol. The guy does look very accomplished.

I think I'm giving up on Sony Vegas. All the converting drives me batshit. Trying Adobe Premiere now. All vidders on my f-list, any prog recommendations? I don't mind complicated, I just want to be able to do whatever I want to with my videos.

Other than that, no real news. Sister came home today and brought some bad news with her (concerning her personal life), and it got me down a little. Not at all her fault, the emo just spread a bit, like emo tends to do. Feel free to link to lulz in the comments, if you have any handy ;).

House Fic, Homepage, LoM Vid

  • Mar. 30th, 2008 at 8:01 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (ARGH)
So I hear that House Bigbang is now online and everything. It makes me sort of sad that I feel so little excitement about this, but eh. I'll probably crave House fic at some point in the future, and when that time comes around, I'll have loads to read :D.

I rewrote my homepage, because the javascript setup with the 6 different skins was getting completely unmanagable.

Rosetta Stoned


There's still javascript in there, but a LOT LESS than before.

In other news, I have a vid bunny for an angsty Gene POV Sam/Gene plus unrequited Gene/Alex post-LoM A2A character death vid. Lol, try saying that three times fast. The song is Badge by Cream (Eric Clapton's band in the 60ies), and it's the most awesome song ever, except that the youTube vid has really crappy quality and you probably won't hear much.

I'd love to start vidding RIGHT NOW, because it's all there in my head, but I haven't ripped all LoM episodes yet, and I think my A2A episodes have a different resolution than my LoM ones. Fail. Also, I'll have to convert everything a second time to make Sony Vegas play it. Oh, how I hate hate hate all these vidding inconveniences. Why can't they make a vid prog that does all the things I want, and not only everything except this one tiny but really important one?

In conclusion, woe is me.

Why Gene Hunt is gay

  • Mar. 16th, 2008 at 5:24 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (armed bastards)
I just realized something.

I've watched all 16 episodes of LoM at least two times now, some of them three times. On the second rewatch, I was trying to find my ship. Because yeah, Sam/Gene is the obvious one, but I didn't see much future there, not with Gene being either an actual heterosexual with homophobic tendencies or a fake heterosexual with homosexual tendencies so deep in the Nile that even a trained team of rescue divers wouldn't get him out.

In which I ramble a lot about gay liberation and even more about Gene Hunt. )

Right. Now I've talked a lot. I think it's time now that I wrote the fic in which Sam finds all of this out and shows Gene that there can be more to a gay relationship than a quick blowjob in a toilet stall.

Because Sammy would never let Gene blow him in a toilet stall, now would he. That wouldn't be appropriate at all.

70ies music and LoM

  • Mar. 14th, 2008 at 8:53 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (tyler perry)
This is a squee post about music and vidding mostly focusing on Life on Mars. Just a warning, in case you're neither interested in 70ies music nor in the show ;).

I just took a look at the series 1 soundtrack album tracklist - and whoa, talk about childhood memories. No, I did not grow up in the seventies, lol, but from my taste in music, I could just as well have. My dad loves music, and used to play a lot of it when I was little, and he did grow up in the 70ies (well, okay, he went to uni and got married in the 70ies, but, you know).

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Ashes to Ashes, first impression

  • Mar. 12th, 2008 at 4:15 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (oh shit)
Metaphysical aspects in shows make for the best icons ever.

I just watched the Ashes to Ashes pilot, and boy, do I ever prefer the seventies to the eighties. Plastic and pink and perms and ugh, no. And no flared pants :'(.

Although the over-the-top hero glorification of Hunt made me laugh till I cried.

[Poll #1152771]

Is it just me, or do I watch too many shows? *eyeballs tag list*

Life on Mars

  • Mar. 11th, 2008 at 4:44 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (vegetable)
I cannot express my love for Life on Mars. And I won't, at least not now, because I haven't seen all of it yet, and I'll be talking about this A WHOLE LOT once I have seen the rest. RIGHT NOW, THE BLOODY DOWNLOAD IS TAKING FOR-FUCKING-EVER.

I was just poking around on LJ and looking for fic and comms and icons, but I'm scared to actually click on the links, because I really don't want to be spoiled for the s2 finale (more than I already am thanks to an animated icon I saw somewhere once - I hadn't even seen the show, but with what I knew I could figure out the rest, and I really wish people wouldn't do that, use spoilery key scenes to create movie icons, sigh), and I'm only two episodes into the second season.

BUT BUT BUT SHOW OF SHININESS!

It has:

Sort of spoilery. I guess? )

... and I could list tons and tons of more evidence of shininess, but the 2x03 download's done, and I am off to watch. If you comment, please remember that I haven't seen anything after 2x03 and will be crying and upset if I get spoiled.

Weekend and Life on Mars

  • Mar. 10th, 2008 at 11:49 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (vegetable)
I'm back home from visiting [livejournal.com profile] wihluta over the weekend. That's why I was quiet and unspammy the last couple of days. I bet you all missed me! (or not ;)).

Weekend was fun; we watched a lot of shows and movies and cheated the people at the Cuban place we had dinner at Sunday night out of a salad. I made [livejournal.com profile] wihluta watch some X-Files, but she can't appreciate the finer points of that show. She made me watch MacGyver, which I can't really appreciate the finer points of. Lots of fun was had by all.

Oh, and I finally saw the Kill Bill movies. I always wanted to, but I never did until now.

And as I already informed you in my last post, I bought Life on Mars! This is exciting and out of character, because the only boxsets I own are X-Files s1, House s1 and s2, The Crow, and now Life on Mars s1. That might seem not like nothing at all, but I've only started buying these in September. Before then, I had none at all, and considering all the shows I've watched/am watching, it's not really a lot. My point is that I don't usually buy DVDs or boxsets. I've always considered them too expensive.

But I just had to buy the LoM box. A German store had the series one Life on Mars boxset. They had no Doctor Who, they had no Torchwood, they didn't even have Heroes. But they did have Life on Mars. For only 20E ($31/15GPB). So I bought it :D.

And ooohhh, it is such a shiny shiny show. I already checked Amazon for the series 2 boxsets, but I think I'll have to put one of my UK contacts up to buying it for me, because the cheap British sellers don't ship to Germany, and German Amazon wants three times what I paid for series 1.

THIS SHOW HAS MEN IN FLARED PANTS. IT CANNOT GET ANY MORE AWESOME THAN THAT.

IMPULSE BUY

  • Mar. 8th, 2008 at 4:46 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (vegetable)
I JUST BOUGHT THE SEASON 1 LIFE ON MARS BOXSET.

Now that show had better not disappoint me.

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