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Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2010-12-21 02:21 pm

happy things!

The world loves me and has bequeathed unto me many treasures of late.

+ Edinburgh Zoo have a webcam over the penguin enclosure. PENGUIN! /Aang moment

+ Karen Gillan being interviewed for the Christmas special:


HOW SO ADORABLE??

+ Karen and Matt and Arthur and a rousing rendition of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas:


+ Zoe Saldana on Sesame Street with Elmo omg eeeeee:


+ [personal profile] lefaym wrote beautifuly, achy Gwen/Morgana fic for the Solstice, Midsummer Night.

+ And lastly, I see the end of year memes are doing the rounds again.

Your main fandom of the year?

Merlin and Doctor Who.

Your favorite film watched this year?

Out of films released, Deathly Hallows. Out of films I saw for the first time, Saving Face.

Your favorite book read this year?

Oh jeez, I barely read anything this year, it's really sad. I did get most of the way through Italo Calvino's If on a winter's night a traveller before I got distracted, though, and I loved it. NYR: finish that!

Your favorite album or song to listen to this year?

This year I really loved Vienna Teng, Lady Gaga and Janelle Monae.

Your favorite TV show of the year?

Out of ones that aired: Doctor Who. Out of ones I caught up on: A:TLA.

Your favorite DW community of the year?

I spent the most time hanging out in [community profile] camelot_fleet and [community profile] kink_bingo, just like last year.

Your best new fandom discovery of the year?

A:TLA. :DDD Also Fringe!

Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?

Merlin disappointed me kind of a lot. AND YET I COULDN'T QUIT IT. Sigh.

Your TV boyfriend of the year?

This was the year I had a stupid crush on Neal Caffrey, I don't even know.

Your TV girlfriend of the year?

SO MANY. Guinevere! Amy Pond! Olivia Dunham! Astrid Farnsworth! Katara! Toph! Hermione Granger! <3

Your biggest squee moment of the year?

Doctor Who, just in general. Specifically the last ten minutes of the finale. ALL MY DREAMS CAME TRUE it was sort of amazing. <33333

The most missed of your old fandoms?

I miss old school Torchwood and Merlin fandom still.

The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?

I am increasingly tempted by Lost Girl, it sounds like my cup of tea.

Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year?

MOAR WHO. The Legend of Korra! Deathly Hallows Part 2! Cons! Many things. \o/
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[personal profile] netgirl_y2k 2010-12-21 03:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I am increasingly tempted by Lost Girl, it sounds like my cup of tea.

Yes, come to the dark side, do. We have pretty girls with swords (well, machettes really, but it's as close as to make no difference) and delicious female agency and other good stuff.
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[personal profile] gorgeousnerd 2010-12-21 03:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I've been watching Lost Girl! There's some difficulties with consent and race, so I haven't been able to get as into the show as I'd like, but I love the queer feeling to it.
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[personal profile] gorgeousnerd 2010-12-22 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
I'm not sure I'll cover it properly, but: there's a level of lack of consent throughout every episode because Bo is a succubus and uses her sex-connected powers to get people to confess to things, to help her out, or to fight them. Especially in the beginning of the show, she kills people this way.

There was an entire episode that nearly turned me off the show entirely. The villain was a man (of color, of course) who had the power to slut-shame to death and had no interest in sex. Bo and another succubus captured him, used their powers making-out style to get him to talk after they very clearly stated that he didn't want sexual contact, then used their powers more to torture him. Finally, the other succubus killed him with her power.

I think my biggest problem with the show is the handwaving and double standards. Torturing with sex is okay, but murdering is wrong. Using sex to get what you want from humans is okay, but killing humans is wrong. If they addressed what Bo was doing, I'd have less of a problem with it. But it's all "these fey are bad, but I'm good", and it squicks me out.
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[personal profile] magnetic_pole 2010-12-21 04:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Saving Face! Avatar! Those alone would make 2010 a banner year.

Here's a wonderful fannish 2011, A! M.
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[personal profile] nekare 2010-12-21 06:59 pm (UTC)(link)
I looove the dynamics of the backstage team Tardis, they're so much fun together XD But is it me or is Karen looking a little bit less ginger as of lately? Because her gingerness is AWESOME and should always be there!
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[personal profile] lefaym 2010-12-21 11:35 pm (UTC)(link)


Thank you for the rec!
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[personal profile] ineptshieldmaid 2010-12-22 12:13 am (UTC)(link)
Zoe Saldana pretending to be a train! And a rocketship! EEEEEE! I WILL BE A ROCKETSHIP WITH YOU, ZOE!

That is the best thing ever.
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[personal profile] sophinisba 2010-12-22 01:39 am (UTC)(link)
The train omg, SO AWESOME.
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[personal profile] ineptshieldmaid 2010-12-22 01:40 am (UTC)(link)
I think I need an Uhura icon which says "rocketships are transportation"

[identity profile] onehundredmoons.livejournal.com 2010-12-22 03:03 am (UTC)(link)
OMG the "Have yourself a merry little xmas" clip! Actors who can play piano = sexytiems. <3 <3 <3
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[personal profile] watersword 2010-12-22 01:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh my god, that is the cutest Sesame Street clip EVER.

[identity profile] zahrawithaz.livejournal.com 2010-12-23 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, thanks for these embeds! So adorable.

Re Lost Girl, I'd be curious to know what you think if you decide to watch it. I'm about two-thirds of the way through, and on the one hand it has a wonderfully watchable female friendship at its heart and sexy women with swords and a bisexual protagonist and a canon female same-sex pairing to root for. (Also, I think you would love the explicitly sex-positive themes and ethos. And, you know, actual sex scenes between women.)

On the other, some of the class!fail and race!fail really squick me, and some of the attempts at feminism and queer-positivity actually collapse into the opposite in weird ways. Obviously they're building an entire sex-positive semi-feminist show around the succubus legend, which of course was as sex-negative as it gets. (It particularly bothers me that the protagonist's male and female lover interests are not given equal weight within the narrative; I am big Bo/Lauren shipper.) I've heard people compare it to Legend of the Seeker (which I know you enjoyed) for being superficial positive re women and sex but having lots of problematics beneath the skin.

On the whole, I think you'd like it if the consent issues didn't bother you. Aside from the whole Bo-is-a-succubus-and-can-mind-control-people-with-a-touch premise, sexual situations of dubious consent (a kiss, actual sex, unsuccessful attempts at rape, etc.) occur in episodes 1, 7, 8, and 10.

I suspect you would love episode 1, actually, but if you let me know any particular triggers and what level of spoiler you want, I'd be happy to give you a rundown episode-by-episode on consent issues. You could watch the first half of the season and see what you think before you encounter the Great Fandom Consent Controversy that occurs in episode 8.

Let me know! I'd be happy to help, and I know how very very particular triggers can be.
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[personal profile] wanderlight 2010-12-25 04:42 am (UTC)(link)
A:TLA. :DDD Also Fringe!

Hee, very like my new fandom discoveries! I am looking forward to more Fringe in January so, so much. Also I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE LEGEND OF KORRA.

*bumps Saving Face to the top of the to-watch list*