selenak: (Allison by Spankulert)
And my show love is back! Woo hoo! That was a fantastic episode.

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selenak: (Rachel by Naginis)
Still feeling listless (me, that is, not the series) and waiting for my enthusiasm for the show to come back.

Spoilery comments ensue. )
selenak: (Cosima by Karlsefni)
Hm, I felt a complete emotional disconnect. Not because the episode was bad: it did what a season opener is supposed to, resolved some cliffhangers, showed what more or less the entire ensemble was doing, set up new stuff for the season, Tatiana Maslany is as good as ever in her various roles - but for some reason, I'm not feeling emotionally involved at all. Maybe it will come back to me? On to an actual review:

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selenak: (Allison by Spankulert)
Briefly, as I am travelling:

Emmys: I'm thrilled Tatiana Maslany has finally won. She deserves this. I mean, I was rooting for one of the actresses on this particular occasion, but Tatiana Maslany does so amazing things on this show and in all these roles that she can win any time and I'm satisfied.

Otoh "Battle of the Bastards" winning best written episode over ANY episode of The Americans, season 4, is just baffling. (Yes, Sansa's scene at the end is great, and the overall direction is good, but the script otherwise? Ah well. Spectacle over character drama, I suppose.)

Politics: dire dire dire dire everywhere, including my own country. For some reason, the Washington Post coming up with a journalistic first of the most cynical type is my current personal least favourite, though. They published Snowden's original revelations together with the New York Times and won another Pulitzer for it, and now they're asking for him not to be pardoned but to go to prison. Somewhere, Nixon is cackling. And Ben Bradlee is turning in his grave.

Trying to cheer myself up: since it's "talk like a pirate" day, I give you Black Sails' version of Anne Bonny, in the s2 finale:

I can't be your wife, Jack. But you and I are gonna be partners till they put us in the fucking ground. "

(The Anne and Jack relationship: forever great.)

Also, going back a bit in (my) fannish time, here's the pirate king herself, Elizabeth Swann (sidenote: why I've never been tempted to watch any Pirates of the Caribbean movies post the third one - for me, that saga was Elizabeth's story, and the trilogy told it, completely), rallying a fleet: Hoist the Colours!
selenak: (Rachel by Naginis)
Well, let's not forget that Leda was related, via the marriages of her daughters, to the house of Atreus.

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selenak: (Rachel by Naginis)
Yep, Rachel definitely is my favorite now.

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selenak: (Henry and Eleanor by Poisoninjest)
So, last year, I signed up on this small endearing historical fiction exchange ficathon, which would have allowed me to post a text just consisting of 500 hundred words, and managed to end up writing an entire novella about Eleanor of Aquitaine because using the "Five things which never happened" concept for her just seemed irresistable. This year, the History Exchange ficathon is open for nominations again, and this time, I am resolved. Only a brief text. That's going to be it.

Meanwhile, if someone should volunteer to write me that "Juana the Probably Not Mad marries Henry Tudor" AU I've been speculating about now and then, feel free to make it as lengthy as you want. :)

Star Wars:

All interested parties probably have already watched this by now, but just in case: Formerly known as is a fabulous vid about the women of Star Wars.


Orphan Black:

ditto: the one where Beth is an actual ghost. Sharp and wonderful.
selenak: (Allison by Spankulert)
In which Team Leda regroups and starts striking back, and while most of that is cool to watch, the show also indulges in a certain cliché involving hero-centric morality I could do without.

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selenak: (Cosima by Karlsefni)
Show, we’re good again. You did well after last week’s meh-asco.

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selenak: (Cosima by Karlsefni)
The first episode this season I’m really dissatisfied with.

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selenak: (Cosima by Karlsefni)
Featuring the return of a clone, some new combinations and some answers.

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selenak: (Allison by Spankulert)
In which we find out more about Helsinki, and M.K.

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selenak: (Cosima by Karlsefni)
Meanwhile, in Clone Country...

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selenak: (Allison by Spankulert)
Project Catching Up has started; Clones edition.

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selenak: (Allison by Spankulert)
Return of the Clones. It's one long flashback time.

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selenak: (Allison by Spankulert)
I'm currently so worried, angry and frustrated about events like these, which keep happening over here (two more only last night). Which makes the need for fannish things to enjoy even more urgent. On that note, here's an Orphan Black rec. One of the s3 elements I was pleasantly surprised by most was the way the late (since the pilot, so not really a spoiler) Beth Childs was used, the way Sarah's thoughts keep coming back to her. This story expands on the mental Beth-Sarah conversations by giving Beth conversations with a great many other characters. Intense, with a dream logic that makes emotional sense, and extra points for including Amelia:

and when they sing (8316 words) by piggy09
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Orphan Black (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death
Relationships: Beth Childs & Sarah Manning, (sort of) - Relationship, Beth Childs & Kira Manning, Beth Childs & Helena, Helena & Amelia (Orphan Black), Beth Childs & Rachel Duncan, Beth Childs/Paul Dierden
Characters: Beth Childs, Katja Obinger, Kira Manning, Helena (Orphan Black), Amelia (Orphan Black), Rachel Duncan, Charlotte Bowles, Paul Dierden, EVERYBODY SHOWS UP TO CHAT OKAY
Additional Tags: Dreams, Confusing and pretentious
Summary:

As soon as Sarah had enough memories for Beth she was here: this kitchen, the safest place Sarah knew, a keeping-place until Sarah was ready to meet her. She had been alone there for a while. There were visitors, sometimes, but mostly Beth was just alone. Waiting and waiting and waiting for Sarah to come and see her.

selenak: (Allison by Spankulert)
Season finale time!

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selenak: (Cosima by Karlsefni)
Aka the one where they visit London.

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selenak: (Cosima by Karlsefni)
In which there's a lot of double crossing going on.

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Not Orphan Black connected, two links:



Miss Piggy on why she's a feminist and deserves all the awards


Robotic arm delivered to little boy by Iron Man: because RDJ can be great when he does stuff like this
selenak: (Allison by Spankulert)
In which we finally meet Alison’s mother, and OB’s second attempt at repeating the greatness of an Alison-centric role switching episode from season 1 is successful!

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