alixtii: Summer pulling off the strap to her dress, in a very glitzy and model-y image. (River)
So, the actress who played Mezoti (the Borg little girl) on Star Trek: Voyager? Apparently played "Girl Student" in Serenity. Which, if you remember, was also the name of the role played by Demetra Raven, aka Jenny Grimaldi, aka the baseball girl from "Chosen," the Buffy series finale. What, did Whedon only hire extras for that scene if they had the appropriate geek credentials? (Except not, because the actors playing the other kids don't have anything interesting to be said about them.)

(Also, !Mezoti's IMDB page picture? Guh, although not exactly subtle. If only there were a way to AU canon enough to get aged-up Naomi/Mezoti. But Naomi's accelerated aging would be a pain in trying to get that to work, not that canon ever really remembered that detail anyway, not to mention that when the relevant subpart of canon ends, they're in opposite quadrants of the galaxy. Maybe one could abandon the pretense altogether and just write Scarlett/Marley RPF. I don't know, at a con or something. Whatever.)

(And Demetra's web site makes me wince. Just, no. Please, God, no. Jenny Grimaldi would have better sense. And also be too busy fighting vampires and/or playing baseball.)

(Now I really want to buy Scarlett's EP, because, I don't even know why. I do love one of the reviews, though: "I must say that she isn't well-known here in germany and the place where i live." Yeah, and everywhere else on the planet where people don't have encyclopedia knowledge of Star Trek: Voyager. Well, either Star Trek  or Reba. So pretty much everywhere.)

Rescuing myself from the parentheticals, this reminds me that Mesektet (aka White Room Girl) from Angel is the star of the new remake of Fame, the one that Stacey Shirk claims "is better" in her song "Ten Dollar Solo" from Commentary!: The Musical. (I learned this when both the old and new versions of Fame showed up in my Netflix suggestions.) And also apparently the Fame remake "was directed by Kevin Tancharoen, brother of [Commentary!] co-creator Maurissa Tancharoen." Who is in the new season of The Guild.

(My embarassment squick caused me to pause Guild 5x01 about two-thirds of the way through, so I haven't seen it yet. Am sad that the season probably won't have any Venom/Riley content in it, though. Can they get a spin-off? I really just want to watch Michelle Boyd and Teal Sherer play evil bisexual gamers now. Because, yeah, awesome.)

(And somehow I've landed myself back into the land of the parentheticals. Boo.)

Also I have the vague recollection that Mesektet turned into one of those ubiquitous Disney Channel starlets, and that her older sister dated Sam Winchester?


Sep. 13th, 2009 04:01 pm
alixtii: Text: "I believe in BWFW [by women, for women]." (BWFW)
Pick five of your favourite shows, in no particular order, before you read the below questions, then answer them!

1. Star Trek: Voyager
2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
3. Veronica Mars
4. The 4400
5. The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Q&A )
alixtii: Player from <i>Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?</i> playing the game. (Default)
I'm thinking maybe this one was intended to be 7/Naomi? Or would have I been uncorrupted by the femslashing impulse at this point? The tip of the iceberg of some extensive worldbuilding makes an appearance here.

Voyager futurefic )
alixtii: Mesektet, aka the White Room Girl. Text: "Dark Champion." (Mesektet)
 As part of the "describe 7 interests" meme, [ profile] settiai assigned me, alongside 6 other interests, "Naomi Wildman." Which made me want to look up the fragments of drafts of Star Trek: Voyager--my real first fandom, long before Buffy, even if I never became enmeshed in fannish networks until much later--fanfics I still have saved. I must have been about fourteen when I wrote this.

What is a Story without Pictures or Conversation? )

alixtii: Player from <i>Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?</i> playing the game. (Default)
There are some things, while not technically opposites in the strictest sense, which will always be associated with each other as if they were diametrically opposed. Chocolate and vanilla. Coffee and tea. Alice Krige and Susanna Thompson.
alixtii: Player from <i>Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?</i> playing the game. (Default)
[ profile] languagelog is always awesome (even if they sometimes lean a bit heavily to the positivistic side), but today's two most recent posts are particularly noteworthy and worthy of recommendation: a long, wonderfully detailed piece on who/m, and a more rambling piece on the descriptivism/prescriptivism battle that somehow ends up discussing Star Trek.

I strongly reccommend you head over and check them out.
alixtii: Mal and Kaylee, from Serenity the Movie. Text: "I Love My Captain." (iluvmycaptain)
Here are twenty-five favorite characters from twenty-five different shows, in no particular order.

1. Dawn Summers (Michelle Trachtenbeg) from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2. Fred Burkle (Amy Acker) from Angel
Bonus! Drusilla (Juliet Landau) from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel
3. River Tam (Summer Glau) from Firefly

Is there really anything else to be said about the above?

4. Player (Justin Shenkarow, Jeffrey Tucker, Joanie Pleasant) from Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? Commentary )
5. Dr. Olga Vukavitch (Justina Vail) from Seven Days Commentary )
6. Morgan Matthews (Lily Nicksay, Lindsay Ridgeway) from Boy Meets World Commentary )
7. Capt. Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) from Star Trek: Voyager Commentary )
8. Cindy Mackenzie (Tina Majorino) from Veronica Mars Commentary )
9. President Mackenzie Allen (Geena Davis) in Commander-in-ChiefCommentary )
10. Donna Moss (Janel Moloney) from The West Wing Commentary )
11A. Tess Doerner (Summer Glau) from The 4400 Commentary )
11B. Maia Skouris née Rutlidge (Conchita Campbell) from The 4400 Commentary )
12. Clarissa Darling (Melissa Joan Hart) from Clarissa Explains It All Commentary )
13. Alex Mack (Larissa Oleynik) from The Secret World of Alex Mack Commentary )
14. Fred Rogers (Himself) from Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood Commentary )
15. Nona Mecklenberg (Michelle Trachtenberg) from The Adventures of Pete and Pete Commentary )
16. Rogue (Lenora Zann) from X-Men (90's cartoon) Commentary )
17. Kitty Pryde (Maggie Blue O'Hara) from X-Men Evolution Commentary )
18. Jan Brady (Eve Plumb) from The Brady Bunch Commentary )
19. Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family Commentary )
20. The Doctor (Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant) from Doctor Who Commentary )
21. Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy (DeForest Kelly) from Star Trek: The Original Series Commentary )
22. Col. Saul Tigh (Michael Hogan) from Battlestar Galactica (2003) Commentary )
23. Rita Repulsa (Barbara Goodson, Carla Pérez, Machiko Soga) from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Commentary )
24. Ezri Dax (Nicole de Boer) from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Commentary )
25. Rory Gilmore (Alexis Beidel) from Gilmore Girls Commentary )

Ari wondered what it meant that she guessed that most of my favorites were female. It means that she knows me well, because most of my favorites--all but four, plus the ambiguously-gendered Player--are female. Which is interesting, because many of these relate to early childhood, when my heterosexuality wouldn't have been a factor (right?). I'm not sure what it says that I've always found it easier to identify with (or at least be interested in) female characters than male ones, but I think it's pretty clearly true.
alixtii: The feet of John Henry and Savannah, viewed under the table, Savannah's not reaching the ground.  (Dark Champions)
Fandom: Star Trek
Pairing: Kathryn Janeway/"Living Witness"!Janeway
Note: For the 4th of July femslash porn battle.

( Janeway/"Living Witness"!Janeway, leather )

Seven Days

Jun. 7th, 2006 10:05 am
alixtii: Player from <i>Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?</i> playing the game. (Default)
Just found out this past weekend that Seven Days, the UPN science fiction drama from the 90's, is on Spike weekdays at 9:00am. How did I not know this? And of course I find this out right before I have to start my summer job and won't be able to watch it. Oh, well--at least I have this week. Oh, Frank. Oh, Olga.

Although yesterday's guest star was Roxann Dawson so I spent the entire episode wondering why B'Elanna Torres, sans her Klingon features, was commanding an Earth naval warship.

Oh, Seven Days. How did I love thee. Somehow a premise which should have gone stale after a few episodes (the way it did for me in Tru Calling) was kept fresh and vibrant for three whole seasons.
alixtii: Player from <i>Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?</i> playing the game. (Default)
[ profile] soundingsea sent me the first two episodes of Veronica Mars, and OMG--where was that show when I was watching TV last Wednesday? Because there is no way in Sheol that they were the same show. The difference was light and day.

Saw RENT last night and was more or less sobbing as the credits rolled. It's not difficult for a movie to make me cry, but I haven't cried that hard at a movie in a very long time.

Now, my first fandom taught me 3 major things:

1) There is such a thing as love at first sight. I don't know if I've told you guys this story, but the first episode of Star Trek: Voyager I ever saw was "Blood Fever," a pon far episode. (From "In the Flesh": "It's pon far night at the Vulcan nightclub.") It was a bit too adult for my taste--remember this was '97, so I was 13--and I decided that Voyager wasn't for me.

Okay, that's not exactly a story about love at first sight. But bear with me.

Some indeterminate time in the future, I'm bored and there's nothing good on, so I think about giving Voyager a second chance. Only problem is, even though the TV Guide channel said it was on Channel 7 (oh, how I miss the TV Guide channel), instead there was some historical drama on about German-occupied France. It was centered in a bar or restaurant that was managed by a woman named Katrine.

I looked in Katrine's eyes, and I knew that despite the presence of Nazis and singing and whatnot, I had the right show. Because my heart told me that a woman with that kind of fire in her eyes had to be a starship captain. And of course the episode was "The Killing Game" and the woman was Captain Kathryn Janeway under some type of technobabble memory control.

And I was hooked.

2) You can do it too. I don't remember if Star Trek was the first fandom for which I wrote fanfiction. Actually, now that I think about it I know it wasn't--I remember working on a sequel to A Little Princess called Ladies-in-Waiting, and I know that that was started before I began my thesaurus phase in sixth grade and turned it into Lasses in Deferment. (I kid you not. I wish I did.) But it was the first fandom for which I wrote fanfiction qua fanfiction, and considered submitting to the web. I didn't know about then (luckily!) but I remember The Starfleet Journal, which I considered the pinnacle of prestige.

And then The Starfleet Journal experienced a steady decrease in quality and my reaction went from "If I work hard, my work could be enshrined there!" to "I can do that in my sleep!" to "I'd be ashamed to see my name next to drek like that." And I realized that things on the web are imperfect institutions run by people, that fanfic writers were not some hallowed pantheon, that if I wanted to be involved and be noticed what was necessary was a little bit a talent and a lot of enthusiasm and commitment. I didn't need to be a god to become a fanfic writer, and I wouldn't become a god by becoming a fanfic writer.

3) It’s okay to move on. I haven't seen an episode of Voyager since the series ended. I have the strongest affection for the show, but I don't particularly miss it. If someone pointed me to a Naomi Wildman ficathon I'd join it in a heartbeat, but I don't think I'll be finishing the unfinished WIPs up at or on my harddrive.
alixtii: Player from <i>Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?</i> playing the game. (Firefly)
Title: Crack!fic Comic Crossover
Author: Alixtii
Fandom: Star Trek/Buffy
Pairing: Sela/Vamp
Timeline/Continuity: Extreme futurefic in Buffy canon. Undetermined in Star Trek canon, but sometime late in TNG. Spoilers for all of Buffy, especially "Chosen." Mild AU, in that the Star Trek future comes to exist in a world in which Star Trek already existed as a fictional universe.
A/N: Written for [ profile] scoobiesinspace. For those of you don't know, I'm a canon whore, and I became fascinated thinking about the way the two canons could be fused. My muse insisted I write a fic, although the resulting effort has no literary merit whatsoever, being mainly dialogue and exposition. It was fun to create, though, and I decided to turn it into a comic using my rather unsophisticated copy&paste skills. Thanks to A Buffy Sceencap Site for most but not all of the Buffy images.

( Crack!fic Comic Crossover )

Hopefully now my muse will let me work on my other ficathon assignments. Not to mention Divine Interventions. . .

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