tellitslant: (lfn - madeline - ooh shiny gun)
The Sanctuary s4 DVDs came out here this week and I picked them up on the way to campus this morning. I am alternating thesis edits with listening to the audio commentaries. (This is working better than you might think. Primarily, perhaps, because watching the gag reel this morning put me into such a good mood. These people are such dorks and I love them for it. Plus, Canadian accents! <3) The good news is that I am back in fullblown love with the show; the bad news is that I am also in fullblown mourning. Show. :(

I am indulging myself with regular doses of giggly ATapps because I am editing my section on 24. OH MY GOD but I hate that show. AUGH. I just re-read the section for the first time since I wrote it and thankfully I think it's fairly solid, which means hopefully I won't have to do a lot of editing, but wow it's snarky. I don't know if it comes through too clearly to people who don't know me, though, so hopefully I won't get dinged on it; I don't really remember writing it, but reading it is kind of cathartic.

I do think I may have to remove the phrase 'manly tears,' however. :(
tellitslant: Helen Magnus of Sanctuary, seen from the back pointing a gun (sanctuary - helen - waistcoat)
Scene: sitting in the boys' living room, flipping through Netflix for something to watch.

Ross: Hey, Justin and I saw an advert the other day, and do you think we would like this Sanctuary show?

Me: ...

Me: ...

Me: ... Yes, actually, I do think you'd like it, although the pilot's rubbish.

Ross: Oh, that's not a good sign... Alex?

Alex: The only thing I know about it is that it's got that actress from Stargate that KK likes, and so she's probably horribly biased.

Me: Hey! I'm watching Stargate for her too, and I know that's shit!

Alex: *chokes half to death laughing* YES it is.

...they still have to finish BSG, but they are warming to the idea! :D :D

*

I was over because Ross had a friend from Canada visiting, and man, I don't know what it was, but I was able to take a step back and identify a huge amount of the Canadianisms he pulled in terms of behaviour, many of which are ones that I totally recognised as being part of my own repertoire. It was hilarious and a little disturbing at the same time. We really do do passive-aggressive in a way that no other country I know of has achieved. :P
tellitslant: helen magnus with a big gun (sanctuary - helen - carry a big gun)
I had a brief conversation over drinks with [personal profile] such_heights about how I just want Amanda Tapping to be happy all the time, and then I come home to find out that Sanctuary has been cancelled and ATapps is tweeting about entering the long dark teatime of her soul. MY HEART.

(yes, I'm aware I have a problem)

Sigh, Sanctuary. I barely knew ye. Sadface.
tellitslant: Helen Magnus walking away from an explosion with a gun (sanctuary - helen - walk away from)
Tell me you want to play and I'll pick up to three of your fandoms. Then update your journal and answer the following questions:

[personal profile] such_heights gave me Sanctuary, DCU, and Stargate.

Sanctuary

What got you into this fandom in the first place?
Tumblr gifspams of Amanda Tapping kissing girls. No, shut up, really. Because [personal profile] sophia_gratia had been pushing it on me for a while, and I tried to watch the pilot and found it really boring, so I gave up. And then last November my Tumblr dash exploded with "Helen makes out with another woman in canon omg!!1!" posts, and I thought, hm, maybe I should watch this episode. So I did, and not only was there ladykissing, there was genre smartness and interesting gender politics and a badass heroine, and there we go.

Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
I am a total fandom butterfly and there is a possibility that the series won't be renewed for a fifth season, so while there are a lot of stories I'd like to tell I can't imagine I'll always be as invested in the fandom as I am currently. I can't see myself getting to a point where I don't like it any longer (unless I write too much on it academically), though.

Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
Ack! Well, the first one I watched, obviously, "Monsoon." Also "Haunted," (because John!), "The Five" (because Nikola!), "Pax Romana" (because Ranna!), "Fugue" (because singing!), and, last but not at all least, "Out of the Blue" (because AU Crazy McPaintsALot Cat Lady Magnus OH MY GOD!).

Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
Just a wee bit. :P I am particularly looking forward to participating in Sanctuary Bingo starting on Sunday!

Do you think more people should get into this fandom?
YES. I would particularly like some more vidders (yes I'm looking at you, you know who you are *cough*). Also, I just think more people should watch shows where the lady rescues herself. Plus it's quite smart about its genre-ness and self-aware and meta; it's not perfect, but if you can get past the dodgy CGI in places it's better than it seems.

***

DCU

What got you into this fandom in the first place?
Hahahahaha. I don't know if I can answer that. You know, in the Serenity tie-in graphic novel, Nathan Fillion writes about going down to Whyte Avenue and poking through the longboxes in the Wee Book Inn and that's how he started reading comics, and... yeah. I don't actually remember when I started doing that. Age seven, eight, nine? The first DC Comic I remember buying new off the shelf was Wonder Woman vol.2 #72, when I was nine, but I'd been reading back-issues for a while before then.

Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
Comics are my forever fandom. It's true! I mean, seriously, they've been part of my life for a good twenty years now. I read stuff that's not DCU, sometimes, but I can't be arsed to catch up on the X-Men stuff now and the DCU, even the crazy post-52 DCnU, is where my heart is. (Even if I am a bit broken by Wonder Woman. Thank god I still have Batwoman and Batgirl right now.)

Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
I am just going to talk about favourite runs, because otherwise we could have a problem. Ask if you want more detail.
Wonder Woman - the Perez run, at least through issue 30 or so, still defines the character for me; Rucka's run is just goddamn amazing; Simone's run does some delightfully subversive things.
Gotham Central - possibly my favourite thing in comics in the last... fifteen years? Because RENEE.
Batwoman - my second-favourite thing? Because KATE, and a canonically queer woman wearing the bat-symbol!
Secret Six - because they are SO WRONG it's amazing.
Teen Titans - totally oldschool, but Wolfman's run back in the 80s on TT and NTT still define Starfire and Raven for me.

Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
Off and on. I do a bit more on tumblr and on twitter and in person. I write fic sometimes, when the need (or the ficathon) strikes. I hang out with the occasional author and write academic papers. You know, like usual.

Do you think more people should get into this fandom?
This is hard for me to answer, because the DCU is so vast and so many people might like only one aspect of it. I think more people should read Gotham Central and Batwoman, because they are amazing stories and beautifully written. I think everyone should read Secret Six, because it is so twisted. I hesitate to recommend Wonder Woman to anyone right now, because it's wonderfully written and gorgeously illustrated and doing horrible horrible things that hurt me deeply. But I do think that comics as a medium are underappreciated and more people should give them a try, and that there is likely to be something in the new DCU for almost anyone if they can find it.

***

Stargate

What got you into this fandom in the first place?
Um. I ran out of Amanda Tapping in Sanctuary and [personal profile] sophia_gratia told me how awesome Sam Carter was. What, I'm totally shallow, I can't help it. I like to say that I'm not really a fan of Stargate so much as Stargate is my Amanda Tapping delivery vehicle.

Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
Well, there's a lot of Stargates still to watch, so I'm definitely around for a while. And all the Stargates have some Sam Carter, so I'll stick them out. How fannish I stay about it will probably depend on how many stories I see that exist offscreen, because let's be fair: it's a pretty bad show and I'm really just watching it so I can have deep thoughts about Sam. Well, and because I think there's a paper or two in there somewhere.

Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
I am only on the early part of the third season of SG-1, so I am relatively early on, but: "Hathor" (because it's hilariously awful and Janet says 'libidinous' and the ladies save the day), "A Matter of Time" (because Sam! being sciencey!), "Singularity" (because Cassie! and Sam having emotions!). I have not yet watched any of the episodes that feature multiple alternate-timeline Sams, but I foresee them being high on my list also, because of reasons.

Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
I write some fic. I hope to write more fic. I spend a lot of time reblogging pictures and having a lot of feelings in email. :P

Do you think more people should get into this fandom?
Again, tough one! It would be nice if more people were a little more active in it, but it is a rather old fandom. I might settle for getting pointers to all the hidden early-2000s fic archives that must be out there... ;)

[i just]

Mar. 2nd, 2012 06:57 pm
tellitslant: Helen Magnus walking away from an explosion with a gun (sanctuary - helen - walk away from)
Here is the thing, internets: I was super excited to see a call for papers go out that mentioned Sanctuary. Because, you know, yay, and also [personal profile] sophia_gratia and I feel strongly that Helen Magnus's legs (which I have claimed in the name of Canada, for the record) need to be a site of academic interrogation. (I have yet to hear back from that conference at Niagara Falls where I want to present my paper on similar themes, rrrgh.) Anyway, so I'm reading this CfP and going 'eeee Sanctuary academia eeee' and then. Then. I realize.

It calls Sanctuary American.

...I am torn between actually writing a mildly nasty letter, and sending an abstract in based on my half-formed idea about erasure of Canada in texts for non-Canadian audiences (see also: where the Canadian Shack Wank took my brain).

(I love my job. Have I mentioned I love my job? I love my job. I don't love the way my fingers are trying to claw themselves into unnatural shapes from typing so much, or how much my ass hurts from sitting. But I love my students and their awesome dissertations, and their uniform disdain in seminar for Janice Raymond, and all the crazy shit I keep getting asked to do even though I'm trying to carve out writing time, and the awesome networking options that keep popping up, and the work I'm doing, and almost all of the people I'm doing it with. I am so squeeful lately, I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop, you know? :P )

Hi, interwebs. How are you today? :P

ps, I must NOT be allowed to watch the Sanctuary blooper reels in the AT room when other people are around, oh my god. Dead of trying to muffle my giggles. BUT AMANDA TAPPING'S FACE OKAY.
tellitslant: amanda tapping looking adorable (sanctuary - a-tapps - dorkface)
minor health tmi ) Short version: grad school is bad for your health, amiright? Feh.

So in the parts of my life that don't involve the death flu... yesterday I was kind of up in the air over shipping Sam/Janet from Stargate. Today? Today I am ridiculously flailyhands in love with the ship. What happened? [personal profile] sophia_gratia and I watched "Hathor" and "Singularity," that's what. *flailyhands of looooove* I can't figure out how "Hathor" can be so incredibly awful and yet have such amazing moments of ladies being badass together (I mean, the writing, dear god, the writing). But tiny Doctor Janet in BDUs makes up for a lot of the worst bits. And then "Singularity," which illustrated a truth I had not previously understood: when Sam Carter cries, we cry. *whimper* I was not actually a big fan of the whole "Cassie has two mommies" trope in fandom, but now I get it. Damn.

...anyways, so, [personal profile] sophia_gratia is an enabling enabler who enables, but I have high hopes of writing really rather a lot of fic this year. Also possibly a PhD. You know. On the side.
tellitslant: (batman - seriously?)
So I am kind of watching Stargate SG-1: the Sam Carter remix. But I keep asking myself why.

Episode One: Whoa, whoa, wait a minute, women can serve in the Air Force? And you're making us manly manly men put one on our team? Well. As long as she wears a short skirt.

Episode Two: Well, women can serve in this man's Air Force, but they're also the first to be taken hostage!

Episode Three: We discover that women are a liability on alien worlds! Sam gets kidnapped and sold (and kicks a remarkable amount of ass, but still).

Episode Four: Sex pollen! Men become aggressive and caveman-esque. Sam gets slutty and makes out with O'Neill.

Episode Five: Sam's ex-fiance goes insane and it is her responsibility to figure out what's gone wrong. (Though again she does get to be really awesome.)

Seriously why am I still watching this show? Man. The twin powers of [personal profile] sophia_gratia's ficcish persuasion and Amanda Tapping's Stupid Face are strong.

[d'awwww]

Dec. 31st, 2011 06:16 pm
tellitslant: amanda tapping in a field of flowers (sanctuary - a-tapps - flowers)
For my last post of 2011, I bring you:

Amanda Tapping's Stupid Face, guest starring a puppy.



DED OF CUTE. REVIVE ME NEXT YEAR.

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