Miscellany

Sep. 14th, 2010 11:16 pm
joonscribble: (sigh)
On the Media Viewing Front...

The first Tuesday of the White Collar season break and I'm feeling the withdrawal already.

Randomly I rewatched The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy starring Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel, and Mos Def. The first time I saw this in theaters I was slightly drunk and consequently had little recollection of it. Watching it sober I realized that there are a lot of things wrong with it. But also a lot of things that made me smile. Despite the fact that he looked nothing like the way I'd always pictured Ford Prefect in my head (my Ford has red hair), I kind of loved Mos Def's interpretation.

On the RL Front...

My first doctoral stats exam is next week. I sort of fear it. Mainly because most of the upper classmen have been telling me it's a bit brutal. Great.

My program itself continues to bring me some agony along with the ecstasy. As much as I enjoy most of my courses, I feel ridiculously disconnected from the rest of my cohort which is made up of 11 other students. I'm fairly certain about 80% is in my imagination but this does little to stem my general malaise when I realize that I have nothing in common with these people other than a desire to be a clinical psychologist. How is it that I somehow ended up back in high school where I find myself worrying if I'm in group or out group??

On the Fic Front...Mainly "Smoke and Mirrors"

Bet you didn't think I'd bring up my disasterously overdue WIP fic, huh? 

Well, here's where things sort of stand. Basically, the story plotwise is done. I've mapped it out and I know where everyone needs to go and how stories will conclude and the reasons behind why certain things happened. What I'm mostly stuck on is finding the time and the energy to actually type it out in a prose that won't bore people to tears and/or make them question what happened to my grasp on both the Torchwood and Dresden Files fandoms.

Do I intend to finish this story one day? Yes, I do. Is there a set time? No.

So, for those of you who are either waiting to kill me or ready to give up in frustration, I have an offer to make.

Read more... )

Miscellany

Sep. 14th, 2010 11:16 pm
joonscribble: (sigh)
On the Media Viewing Front...

The first Tuesday of the White Collar season break and I'm feeling the withdrawal already.

Randomly I rewatched The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy starring Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel, and Mos Def. The first time I saw this in theaters I was slightly drunk and consequently had little recollection of it. Watching it sober I realized that there are a lot of things wrong with it. But also a lot of things that made me smile. Despite the fact that he looked nothing like the way I'd always pictured Ford Prefect in my head (my Ford has red hair), I kind of loved Mos Def's interpretation.

On the RL Front...

My first doctoral stats exam is next week. I sort of fear it. Mainly because most of the upper classmen have been telling me it's a bit brutal. Great.

My program itself continues to bring me some agony along with the ecstasy. As much as I enjoy most of my courses, I feel ridiculously disconnected from the rest of my cohort which is made up of 11 other students. I'm fairly certain about 80% is in my imagination but this does little to stem my general malaise when I realize that I have nothing in common with these people other than a desire to be a clinical psychologist. How is it that I somehow ended up back in high school where I find myself worrying if I'm in group or out group??

On the Fic Front...Mainly "Smoke and Mirrors"

Bet you didn't think I'd bring up my disasterously overdue WIP fic, huh? 

Well, here's where things sort of stand. Basically, the story plotwise is done. I've mapped it out and I know where everyone needs to go and how stories will conclude and the reasons behind why certain things happened. What I'm mostly stuck on is finding the time and the energy to actually type it out in a prose that won't bore people to tears and/or make them question what happened to my grasp on both the Torchwood and Dresden Files fandoms.

Do I intend to finish this story one day? Yes, I do. Is there a set time? No.

So, for those of you who are either waiting to kill me or ready to give up in frustration, I have an offer to make.

Read more... )
joonscribble: (sigh)
I spent a good portion of my travels in hotels, rewatching my Dresden Files DVDs. There were some standard classic episode plot lines the show didn't get to do.

For instance, we never got an Evil Twin episode. Imagine if we met a really evil version of Harry or someone evil pretending to be Harry. He'd lock up the real Harry and make Bob's life another hell. He'd totally hit on Murphy in the most obscene way and challenge Morgan in an evil glare stare down. It would've been great.

And we also never got a Groundhog's Day episode where Bob has to experience the same day over and over again. Some warlock or evil being would do a spell where everyone's stuck in a time loop but Bob since he's not of the living world. So he somehow has to convince Harry within the 24 hours what's going on and figure out how to stop it. In one of the loops, knowing the day would reset, Bob would tell Harry everything about his past and his misdeeds, just to see Harry's honest reaction.

We also never got a Day in the Life of a Supporting Character episode. What does Morgan do all day? What about Kirmani? Maybe we can all see why exactly they seem extra-annoyed to see Harry half the time?

And of course the Amnesia episode. Either one or all of the characters by some sort of spell all forget who they are and have to guess and re-learn.

So much lost potential!
joonscribble: (sigh)
I spent a good portion of my travels in hotels, rewatching my Dresden Files DVDs. There were some standard classic episode plot lines the show didn't get to do.

For instance, we never got an Evil Twin episode. Imagine if we met a really evil version of Harry or someone evil pretending to be Harry. He'd lock up the real Harry and make Bob's life another hell. He'd totally hit on Murphy in the most obscene way and challenge Morgan in an evil glare stare down. It would've been great.

And we also never got a Groundhog's Day episode where Bob has to experience the same day over and over again. Some warlock or evil being would do a spell where everyone's stuck in a time loop but Bob since he's not of the living world. So he somehow has to convince Harry within the 24 hours what's going on and figure out how to stop it. In one of the loops, knowing the day would reset, Bob would tell Harry everything about his past and his misdeeds, just to see Harry's honest reaction.

We also never got a Day in the Life of a Supporting Character episode. What does Morgan do all day? What about Kirmani? Maybe we can all see why exactly they seem extra-annoyed to see Harry half the time?

And of course the Amnesia episode. Either one or all of the characters by some sort of spell all forget who they are and have to guess and re-learn.

So much lost potential!
joonscribble: (DresdenGuardian)
Paul Blackthorne has landed himself a recurring role in the new ABC supernatural thriller, The Gates. The show is being produced by Robert Hewitt Wolfe who was the writer on The Dresden Files.

Now they just need to sign on Terrence Mann...
joonscribble: (DresdenGuardian)
Paul Blackthorne has landed himself a recurring role in the new ABC supernatural thriller, The Gates. The show is being produced by Robert Hewitt Wolfe who was the writer on The Dresden Files.

Now they just need to sign on Terrence Mann...
joonscribble: (Default)
I'm feeling ever so slightly bitter that I'll be spending my 30th birthday holed up in a library to work on my thesis. People have encouraged for me to take a night off to party, but I know me. Right now I'm so stressed that if I do an actual Going Outside and Party party, I'll go crazy and make bad choices. So instead I'll most likely take a couple of hours out in between drafts to catch up on fandoms and such.

Dresden Files  - I noticed that Paul Blackthorne has been making the guest star rounds on a few TV shows. I want the man to get himself a series ASAP. Preferably playing a good guy. I know he'll be doing a reoccurring role on CSI: Miami as a villain, which is better than nothing. I know a lot of people got introduced to Blackthorne via his role as villain Stephen Saunders on 24, but I knew him first as Harry Dresden and I often just can't see him as the Bad Guy even when he plays one. Case in point, I kept waiting for his character to turn out to be good when he showed up on Leverage.

Terrance Mann is a few subway stops away from me in The Addams Family musical. A part of me wants to see this because Bob! But another part of me just knows this musical has to to be awful.

But obviously I can't move on and basically want to just sit down and rewatch all my precious Dresden Files episodes again. This show will never get old for me. Never.

Merlin - We are getting a season three and there is already pictorial evidence of them filming. Now that I already feel myself moving slightly away from Doctor Who and since it seems like UK Torchwood is dead, this show is moving in to fill the empty, gaping hole in my heart. When I first watched this show, I was so convinced that it was too young for me, but given the nature of the last season, Merlin has rapidly matured. It's like a balm against the ache I feel over Doctor Who. Speaking of which....

Doctor Who - I know we are only two episodes in, but I'm already afraid. And no, it's not Matt Smith. I actually find him to be one of the best things about the show right now. I'm just...not impressed with Stephen Moffat. At all. I could actually write an entire thing on why in a game of RTD vs. Moffat, RTD would win every time. But I don't want to ignite rage on the Internets and also I should probably save that sort of critical writing for my thesis.

Fringe - I haven't watched this show in forever, but I did catch the episode that finally explained Peter and the Big Secret We All Sort of Knew. Now that they're circling around finally revealing it to the characters, I desperately want to see the fallout. Especially since in between my viewings, the Bishops' relationship has gotten so strong. I

Supernatural - Okay, I'll admit it. I have NO clue how Kripke is going to resolve this storyline. I mean, unless God is just doing a massive fake out, I don't know how they're going to avoid the Apocalypse. 
joonscribble: (Default)
I'm feeling ever so slightly bitter that I'll be spending my 30th birthday holed up in a library to work on my thesis. People have encouraged for me to take a night off to party, but I know me. Right now I'm so stressed that if I do an actual Going Outside and Party party, I'll go crazy and make bad choices. So instead I'll most likely take a couple of hours out in between drafts to catch up on fandoms and such.

Dresden Files  - I noticed that Paul Blackthorne has been making the guest star rounds on a few TV shows. I want the man to get himself a series ASAP. Preferably playing a good guy. I know he'll be doing a reoccurring role on CSI: Miami as a villain, which is better than nothing. I know a lot of people got introduced to Blackthorne via his role as villain Stephen Saunders on 24, but I knew him first as Harry Dresden and I often just can't see him as the Bad Guy even when he plays one. Case in point, I kept waiting for his character to turn out to be good when he showed up on Leverage.

Terrance Mann is a few subway stops away from me in The Addams Family musical. A part of me wants to see this because Bob! But another part of me just knows this musical has to to be awful.

But obviously I can't move on and basically want to just sit down and rewatch all my precious Dresden Files episodes again. This show will never get old for me. Never.

Merlin - We are getting a season three and there is already pictorial evidence of them filming. Now that I already feel myself moving slightly away from Doctor Who and since it seems like UK Torchwood is dead, this show is moving in to fill the empty, gaping hole in my heart. When I first watched this show, I was so convinced that it was too young for me, but given the nature of the last season, Merlin has rapidly matured. It's like a balm against the ache I feel over Doctor Who. Speaking of which....

Doctor Who - I know we are only two episodes in, but I'm already afraid. And no, it's not Matt Smith. I actually find him to be one of the best things about the show right now. I'm just...not impressed with Stephen Moffat. At all. I could actually write an entire thing on why in a game of RTD vs. Moffat, RTD would win every time. But I don't want to ignite rage on the Internets and also I should probably save that sort of critical writing for my thesis.

Fringe - I haven't watched this show in forever, but I did catch the episode that finally explained Peter and the Big Secret We All Sort of Knew. Now that they're circling around finally revealing it to the characters, I desperately want to see the fallout. Especially since in between my viewings, the Bishops' relationship has gotten so strong. I

Supernatural - Okay, I'll admit it. I have NO clue how Kripke is going to resolve this storyline. I mean, unless God is just doing a massive fake out, I don't know how they're going to avoid the Apocalypse. 
joonscribble: (DresdenGuardian)
Five canon moments that turned a character into a favorite character.

I'm going to go back to my oldest and most favorite well: The Dresden Files, TV series.

Five Canon Moments in the Undead Life of Hrothbert of Bainbridge aka Bob )
joonscribble: (DresdenGuardian)
Five canon moments that turned a character into a favorite character.

I'm going to go back to my oldest and most favorite well: The Dresden Files, TV series.

Five Canon Moments in the Undead Life of Hrothbert of Bainbridge aka Bob )
joonscribble: (DresdenGuardian)
When I read the synopsis of this, it reminded me rather vividly of Hrothbert of Bainbridge. A haughty sorcerer who does banter and snark and makes a bad choice that ensnares his soul to the Devil? Someone's following someone's footsteps.

If they ever make the books into a film, they should contact Terrence Mann.

joonscribble: (DresdenGuardian)
When I read the synopsis of this, it reminded me rather vividly of Hrothbert of Bainbridge. A haughty sorcerer who does banter and snark and makes a bad choice that ensnares his soul to the Devil? Someone's following someone's footsteps.

If they ever make the books into a film, they should contact Terrence Mann.

joonscribble: (DresdenBeginning)
While finishing up my Stats homework (Done! All of it completely done! Forever!!) I thought to put something on TV that could keep me company but not distract me. Something I'm familiar with enough to the point where it gives me a cozy feeling, but not attention-grabbing. I went with my Dresden Files DVD since I'd only watched all the episodes multiple times. I thought it would be safe. I was so wrong.

Seriously, the snark from Harry, Bob and mainly the duo power snark of Harry and Bob cannot be denied. And Murphy! And Kirmani! And Morgan! And...and...everyone!

Basically, I've succeeded in wanting to write just one completely fun, non-angsty oneshot where Infamous Captain Jack gets to visit Chicago. No emotional agony, just some banter and Jack getting to be Jack in the Windy City. Perhaps I'll write this before I delve into the angst-apalooza that is the sequel to "In Loyal Service." 
joonscribble: (DresdenBeginning)
While finishing up my Stats homework (Done! All of it completely done! Forever!!) I thought to put something on TV that could keep me company but not distract me. Something I'm familiar with enough to the point where it gives me a cozy feeling, but not attention-grabbing. I went with my Dresden Files DVD since I'd only watched all the episodes multiple times. I thought it would be safe. I was so wrong.

Seriously, the snark from Harry, Bob and mainly the duo power snark of Harry and Bob cannot be denied. And Murphy! And Kirmani! And Morgan! And...and...everyone!

Basically, I've succeeded in wanting to write just one completely fun, non-angsty oneshot where Infamous Captain Jack gets to visit Chicago. No emotional agony, just some banter and Jack getting to be Jack in the Windy City. Perhaps I'll write this before I delve into the angst-apalooza that is the sequel to "In Loyal Service." 
joonscribble: (ruletheworld)
With the posting of "Passing Through," I've finished up the writing meme. Sort of. [livejournal.com profile] goheavily had requested something in relation to my Torchwood/Dresden Files crossover and while writing it, I sort of realized it was a scene that really should show up in the sequel to "What Goes Around." So she kindly let me beg out of posting it right now since I'd rather incorporate it in to the sequel. Speaking of which, for anyone who read "What Goes Around" and moonlights as a beta and is interested, I may be asking for one in the near future as I slowly cement final plot points for this fic. I'd promised myself it was going to be shorter, (AND IT WILL BE) but it's being stubborn.

Someone had asked me once while I was posting "What Goes Around" why I'd only posted notifications on Torchwood comms and not Dresden Files comms. And the answer was that I felt if you didn't know anything about the Dresden Files, you could still potentially read the story, albeit slightly confused about a few things. But if you didn't know anything about Torchwood or the whole Cyberwoman debacle, you'd be lost. So it was much more of a Torchwood fic than a Dresden Files fic. But as I start planning the sequel, I realize it's actually more of an even balance now. Although, because the story will be set again in Cardiff, more Torchwood knowledge is probably required for the average reader. The story itself is slightly less character-specific plot as it was with "What Goes Around" and more just a general mission for Torchwood that quickly overlaps with a case Harry gets sort of forced into taking. ("Word of advice, kids: it doesn't pay to say no to the High Council. I've got a nice hospital bill as a reminder. Like a little post-it to myself. A $6000 post-it.") But obviously, emotional stuff that was left lingering in "What Goes Around" will get addressed. And because it's post-"Exit Wounds" there will be angst. Isn't there always?

And last a meme. Taken from just about everyone on my flist:

Who comments the most on this journal? )
joonscribble: (ruletheworld)
With the posting of "Passing Through," I've finished up the writing meme. Sort of. [livejournal.com profile] goheavily had requested something in relation to my Torchwood/Dresden Files crossover and while writing it, I sort of realized it was a scene that really should show up in the sequel to "What Goes Around." So she kindly let me beg out of posting it right now since I'd rather incorporate it in to the sequel. Speaking of which, for anyone who read "What Goes Around" and moonlights as a beta and is interested, I may be asking for one in the near future as I slowly cement final plot points for this fic. I'd promised myself it was going to be shorter, (AND IT WILL BE) but it's being stubborn.

Someone had asked me once while I was posting "What Goes Around" why I'd only posted notifications on Torchwood comms and not Dresden Files comms. And the answer was that I felt if you didn't know anything about the Dresden Files, you could still potentially read the story, albeit slightly confused about a few things. But if you didn't know anything about Torchwood or the whole Cyberwoman debacle, you'd be lost. So it was much more of a Torchwood fic than a Dresden Files fic. But as I start planning the sequel, I realize it's actually more of an even balance now. Although, because the story will be set again in Cardiff, more Torchwood knowledge is probably required for the average reader. The story itself is slightly less character-specific plot as it was with "What Goes Around" and more just a general mission for Torchwood that quickly overlaps with a case Harry gets sort of forced into taking. ("Word of advice, kids: it doesn't pay to say no to the High Council. I've got a nice hospital bill as a reminder. Like a little post-it to myself. A $6000 post-it.") But obviously, emotional stuff that was left lingering in "What Goes Around" will get addressed. And because it's post-"Exit Wounds" there will be angst. Isn't there always?

And last a meme. Taken from just about everyone on my flist:

Who comments the most on this journal? )
joonscribble: (LookBack)
Awhile back, I attempted to get my mother to watch The Dresden Files. We made it through two episodes before she gave up and gave it the verbal lashing she gave Torchwood the first time we attempted to watch that. But NOW, my mother is giving The Dresden Files another chance and has so far emailed me saying she cannot believe the show only got one season. SOMEONE'S late to the party!

I think she wants to adopt kid!Harry and give him warm soup and a blanket as well. She's already pretty much done that in her mind with Ianto Jones.
joonscribble: (LookBack)
Awhile back, I attempted to get my mother to watch The Dresden Files. We made it through two episodes before she gave up and gave it the verbal lashing she gave Torchwood the first time we attempted to watch that. But NOW, my mother is giving The Dresden Files another chance and has so far emailed me saying she cannot believe the show only got one season. SOMEONE'S late to the party!

I think she wants to adopt kid!Harry and give him warm soup and a blanket as well. She's already pretty much done that in her mind with Ianto Jones.
joonscribble: (Nii)
Is it bad that I just spent nearly an hour online with a friend discussing whether or not psychic paper would work on Harry Dresden? Or if it really is canon that all Torchwood employees had some psychic training. And if so, that it is feasible that with minimal assistance, they could commune with ghosts without the direct help of an actual ghost machine device thing? Or if Harry really could short out the ENTIRE Hub if he got upset/worked up enough?

I'm sure I drove my Friend Rachel insane with all these nitpicks, especially since she's only JUST entered into the world of Dresden Files and Torchwood and wasn't exactly ready for me to heap on all these logistical questions. And the poor girl only wanted to chat about her thoughts on the "Meat" episode of Torchwood when she innocently pinged me on IM.

This crossover idea started as one long oneshot, maybe two parts at the most. But it's now growing to ridiculous sizes because I keep thinking of all these random aside conversation Harry and Bob keep having with various members of the team. Okay, no. Must focus back in on the actual PLOT.

Health Update: My fever is now mostly gone. Mostly. Now I just have a very hacking, persistent cough. Lovely.
joonscribble: (Nii)
Is it bad that I just spent nearly an hour online with a friend discussing whether or not psychic paper would work on Harry Dresden? Or if it really is canon that all Torchwood employees had some psychic training. And if so, that it is feasible that with minimal assistance, they could commune with ghosts without the direct help of an actual ghost machine device thing? Or if Harry really could short out the ENTIRE Hub if he got upset/worked up enough?

I'm sure I drove my Friend Rachel insane with all these nitpicks, especially since she's only JUST entered into the world of Dresden Files and Torchwood and wasn't exactly ready for me to heap on all these logistical questions. And the poor girl only wanted to chat about her thoughts on the "Meat" episode of Torchwood when she innocently pinged me on IM.

This crossover idea started as one long oneshot, maybe two parts at the most. But it's now growing to ridiculous sizes because I keep thinking of all these random aside conversation Harry and Bob keep having with various members of the team. Okay, no. Must focus back in on the actual PLOT.

Health Update: My fever is now mostly gone. Mostly. Now I just have a very hacking, persistent cough. Lovely.

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