red_eft: Scully and Mulder holding umbrellas, looking up at the sky, confused (mulder it is raining frogs)
ahaha, so clearly the Fringe panel writeup is not happening. (besides, you can watch the whole thing on YouTube anyway, so it's sort of a moot point.) In my defense, I have had basically no braintime for anything but Job and Brother related stress. (now with bonus 'brother hired at job!' crossover! I am a GIGANTIC STRESSBALL.)
I still have not watched the new ep, no spoilers omg.

In lieu of creating anything, I have been watching so much TV. So much. Up to midway through season 8 in X-Files, which. Um. Does it... get better, at some point? Does Scully ever get to be awesome again? Because right now it seems to be the John Doggett show, starring John Doggett and also some pregnant chick who he saves and/or lectures. (The episode where he scolds her for going off on her own sdfajsgdfglkdf) I tried to go into it with an open mind; I really, really did. I want to like Doggett, because I don't like not liking characters! Watching shows is more fun if I'm fond of most of the characters! but I am kind of. Not feeling it. It doesn't help that the writing quality seemed to go downhill really fast. I mean, s7 had a lot of goofy episodes, but they were at least more or less coherent. What the hell was Badlaa? (Apart from awful.) IDK, IDK. Maybe now is the time to start reading fic.

Also watching (and enjoying the hell out of) Twin Peaks (noooo spoilers), although thus far my most pertinent observation is that Dale Cooper is basically Benton Fraser, if Fraser were American and also in a TV show by David Lynch. I can't decide whether they would get along really well, or if they would be just alike enough to get on each other's nerves. Cooper would totally love Dief, though.
(A quick trip to the AO3 indicates that this crossover has already been written. Fandom, ilu.)

[x-files]

Feb. 6th, 2011 09:23 pm
red_eft: Dana Scully looking at a computer (Default)
Argh, Small Potatoes. DNW. It annoys me that the writing in this episode is actually pretty funny at points, but gaaaaaaahhh, the plot. Haaate. My immediate dislike for this episode was compounded by reading this review.

Spoilers for Small Potatoes, warning for rapey-ness )

On the bright side, my little brother totally gets it and says "I just want to hit this guy [Eddie] so many times." <3

tee vee

Jan. 27th, 2011 09:34 pm
red_eft: Peter and El from White Collar. Peter kisses the top of El's head as she snuggles against him. (Peter <3 El)
Internet, why did you not remind me that White Collar has returned? (Okay, yes, if I'd actually looked at the White Collar newsletter which I am subscribed to, I would have noticed, but hush. )
White Collar 2.10 not-really-spoilers )

X-Files watching continues apace. I enjoyed El Mundo Gira a lot more once I learned that the title basically translates to As The World Turns.
red_eft: Scully and Mulder holding umbrellas, looking up at the sky, confused (mulder it is raining frogs)
Brother and I are on s4 now, and are currently watching Home. I think he hates me right now, judging by his exclamations of horror. Ohh, X-Files writers, what on earth were you *thinking*?
red_eft: Scully and Mulder holding umbrellas, looking up at the sky, confused (mulder it is raining frogs)
1. omg I love the AO3 kudos system. So much, I cannot even say. It's made Yuletide much more enjoyable for me because I don't have to worry so much about thinking up something insightful to say. Kanata's post basically sums it up for me. I still haven't finished going through the archive, but I have saved a bunch to my new (to me, anyway) Kindle (bweee!).

2. I've started reading Homestuck. You guys, what is this I don't even. I mean, I'm enjoying it, but what the hell. Would reading Problem Sleuth first make things any less confusing? I started reading that a long time ago but got distracted and wandered off.

3. My brother started watching X-Files over my shoulder and got into it, so we're starting again from the beginning. We're now in season 2, which has more ridiculous episodes than I remembered. (Why did the aliens make the animals invisible, again?)
However, I can actually recognize Krychek now, so maybe I'll be able to figure out what the hell is up with him this time around. Additionally, oh man, I ship MSR so hard it's ridiculous. Normally, I can't get into canon pairings, but apparently I have a button labeled "PARTNERS" that is very easily pushed. (This button lead to me having a brief moment of shipping Lassie/Jules on Psych, which is something considering that I don't really like Lassiter all that much.)
Also: Dear scientists, here is a tip: never name anything the Icarus project. Ever. Why would you do that? (more names to avoid: Sisyphus, Achilles. Others?)
Also also: is it weird that I find it kind of hot when Scully does autopsies? That's weird, right?

4. Here is a delicious recipe for carrot soup that I've been making a lot this winter. I recommend the second set of spices, and sour cream as the dairy. I also skip the cashews, because they're expensive and I'm cheap.
red_eft: Dana Scully looking at a computer (Scully researches)
Man, there a lot of dead babies in X-Files, aren't there?
red_eft: Dana Scully smiling (Scully smiles)
Half the keys on my laptop have suddenly stopped working. I was going to write an amusing sentence with missing letters, but "an amusing sentence" became "a asg stc" so I decided not to. Why would this happen with no apparent cause? I didn't spill anything on it or anything. *mystified*

I have re-started watching X-Files. There are... a lot of episodes that boil down to "lol, impregnating women against their will is hilarious! (unless it is Scully)" aren't there? The one with the tails, and then Post-modern Prometheus. I mean, I get that spoiler )

Randomly, does anyone know of a non-judgy cat forum-type site that is friendly towards raw feeding? I kind of want to get back into that with my cats, but OMG the rawcat mailing list is SO HORRIBLE. It's just so judgmental and YOU ARE KILLING YOUR CATS if you feed them canned or kibble EVAR. Because raw is so easy and inexpensive! And if you don't think so you are lazy and stupid! Just looking at the digest titles make me anxious. There are few groups more virulently judgmental than pet owners and parents, I think.
Plus, I hate mailing lists in general. When fandom moved from MLs to forums and the LJ I was so happy, you have no idea.

In other news, I have started on my first picture for the White Lotus exchange! I am excited.
red_eft: Dana Scully looking at a computer (Scully researches)
Had posts on previous episodes, but I brilliantly chose *not* to restore from saved draft, so whatevs. I am now on season 4!

4x02-4x07 )
red_eft: Dana Scully smiling (Scully smiles)
Watchin' moar x-files.

Covers 3x10-3x14 )
red_eft: Scully and Mulder holding umbrellas, looking up at the sky, confused (mulder it is raining frogs)
Note for folks who have requested sketches- I am working on them! It will probably be a few days before I finish them all, and then I'll post another round up. It feels so good to draw again, I cannot even say.

In other news, I have been watching X-Files. The entire series (minus the movies) is on Netflix: Watch Instantly, and I have been consuming them like popcorn. I'd watched the show before, but only in fits and spurts and not in any particular order. It's... really quite good! I am enjoying it a lot. I am up to season 3 now. (I started watching last week, which shows you the rate I'm going through this stuff.) I am... sort of nervous about the eventual pregnancy storyline, because I have Issues with fictional pregnancy, and also because I've heard that things went kind of pear shaped toward the end there. Still! Right now it is full of rainbows and hearts and monsters and alien autopsies.

It's funny, because I think if I'd been watching when it first aired, I'd be a diehard noromo. That's kind of my default position on any show, actually- most romance plotlines leave me deeply annoyed for many reasons. But oh man, I am totally shipping it. I think because they're *not* setting it up (at least explicitly, at this point) as a romance, so the affection is because of who they are and not because one person (and let's face it; it's usually the woman, at least in this kind of show) is the Designated Love Interest. I just have a thing for people who are Devoted Partners! It seems to be my ultimate OTP-nip. (Huh. That might explain why I found myself having bizarre thoughts of Jules/Lassiter. Dear brain, whut?)
But I am just so fond of both of them, although especially Scully. *draws hearts around her little skeptic self*

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