alixtii: Riley and Venom, from Season 4. (Riley/Venom 2)
I know that my updating lately is inconsistent, and a large part of that is how I position myself in fandom; I still think of myself largely as a Buffy fan, and of course since I'm not up to date on the comics or anything (and don't seem to be able to find the time to participate in [livejournal.com profile] femslash_minis) there isn't much to be said. But these are the shows that are currently airing which I do make a point of keeping up-to-date with:

Bones
Doctor Who
Eureka
The Guild
In Plain Sight
Sanctuary
Torchwood


I'm pretty sure that's pretty much the entire list.

And all of this is more or less an introduction to my saying . . . I think last Sunday's In Plain Sight (which I finally watched today) might well have contained one of the greatest scenes in the history of television. Love love love.

ETA: Obviously Sarah Jane Adventures would be on this list too were it not for Liz Sladen's sad death--although Wikipedia claims that the filmed episodes of Series 5 will air this fall.
alixtii: Jerin carrying Odelia, from the cover of A Brother's Price. (Brother's Price)
Blue Waltz (Absolut Remix) (2796 words) by faviconAlixtii
Fandom: Push (2009)
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Nick Gant/Cassie Holmes/Kira Hudson, Nick Gant/Cassie Holmes, Nick Gant & Cassie Holmes, Nick Gant/Kira Hudson
Characters: Nick Gant, Cassie Holmes, Kira Hudson
Summary: Whether Cassie needs the alcohol to help her to see more clearly or to erase the pain of what she's already seen, she's not quite sure. Both. Neither.
A/N: Remix of Blue Waltz by [livejournal.com profile] aphrodite_mine.

Indigo Waltz (A Study in Denim Remix) (750 words) by faviconAlixtii
Fandom: Push (2009)
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Nick Gant/Cassie Holmes, Nick Gant/Kira Hudson, Nick Gant/Cassie Holmes/Kira Hudson
Characters: Nick Gant, Cassie Holmes, Kira Hudson
Summary: Cassie begins to draw, the rough outline of a woman in a blue dress, the caption above her, KIRA. "Today's the day."
A/N: Remix of Blue Waltz by [livejournal.com profile] aphrodite_mine; sequel to Blue Waltz (Absolut Remix).

Violet Waltz (Here Comes the Wedding March) (2376 words) by faviconAlixtii
Fandom: Push (2009)
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Cassie Holmes/Kira Hudson, Nick Gant/Cassie Holmes/Kira Hudson
Characters: Cassie Holmes, Kira Hudson, Original Characters, Nick Gant
Summary: High-school freshman Kathy Housermann receives a recorded phone call from herself, and she finds out that nothing is as it seems--not even herself.
A/N: Sequel to Blue Waltz (Absolut Remix) and Indigo Waltz (A Study in Denim Remix).

The Logic of Ritual (Inversion Inverted Remix) (1484 words) by faviconAlixtii
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Sam Carter/Daniel Jackson/Jack O'Neill, Sam Carter/Dani Jackson/Jackie O'Neill, Daniel Jackson/Sha're
Characters: girl!daniel jackson, girl!Jack O'Neill, boy!Sam Carter, Teal'c (SG-1), George Hammond, Hank Landry
Summary: Brig. Gen. Jacqueline O'Neill, Dr. Danielle Jackson, and Lt. Col. Samuel Carter get married on an alien planet which practices polygyny.
A/N: Remix of The Inverted Logic of Ritual by [livejournal.com profile] wisdomeagle.

Love for the Ages (I Will Return for You Remix) (570 words) by faviconAlixtii
Fandom: Doctor Who, Torchwood
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Myfanwy/TARDIS
Characters: TARDIS, Myfanwy (Torchwood's Pterodactyl), Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams, Harry Sullivan, Sarah Jane Smith, Fourth Doctor
Summary: During "Children of Earth," the TARDIS comes back for Myfanwy.
A/N: Remix of A Love for the Ages by [personal profile] settiai.

TW S2

Mar. 15th, 2008 04:38 pm
alixtii: Player from <i>Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?</i> playing the game. (Default)
My problem with Torchwood season 2 isn't that it hasn't given us any episodes which live up to the glory and genius of a "They Keep Killing" or a "Countrycide." Indeed, there have been some really good episodes.

Instead, it's that they've so reconceptualized the characters, tone, and and structure that a "They Keep Killing" or a "Countrycide" wouldn't even make sense. That kind of story--which was the epitome of everything I loved about season 1--well, I'm just not sure it's even possible anymore.

And I mourn for that.
alixtii: Mesektet, aka the White Room Girl. Text: "Dark Champion." (Mesektet)
That was awesome. And not just because of The Archetypal Omniscient Little Girl, either. Or the Gwen/Owen moments (why does S2 have so little Gwen/Owen?). There was no part of that episode which was not amazingly excellent.

(N.B.: Feel free to try to harsh my squee. I love critical discussion and there's no real danger of you convincing me this episode wasn't absolutely amazing.)

TW 2x04

Feb. 9th, 2008 09:56 pm
alixtii: Mary Magdalene washing the face of Jesus of Nazareth, from the film production of Jesus Christ Superstar. (religion)

Now that's the Torchwood I loved in the first season, and had been missing. Squee!

alixtii: The feet of John Henry and Savannah, viewed under the table, Savannah's not reaching the ground.  (Dark Champions)
All the people who didn't like Torchwood for the first series for reasons I couldn't fathom are cautiously optimistic about the second series--and for some reason that has me really scared. I mean, there's a lot to look forward to. spoilers ) But I'm afraid it's going to abandon the darkness of the first series, in exchange for--I'm not even sure what. Camp, maybe?

If Torchwood abandons the fact that Torchwood members aren't good people, then it effectively validates everything that happens in the first series--it becomes a show about why hacking into CCTV systems (still seems like an oxymoron to me) isn't so bad after all. And we really don't need another show like that (we already have 24, God help us) and I can't put my support behind a show that encourages the view that civil liberties aren't important.

The show I fell in love with is about how power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely, while acknowledging the allure and appeal of that power. If series two turns into a show about how absolute power is actually sorta cool, I'm not sure what I will do. Cry, maybe.

*crosses fingers*



ETA: I watched the first two minutes and I feel a little bit better. *still crossing fingers*
alixtii: Player from <i>Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?</i> playing the game. (Default)
spoilers for the first series )

At least Sarah Jane is, if you squint really hard, an anti-establishment figure and not a monarchist conspiracy like Torchwood, so it's more like Kirk breaking the prime directive than Roslin spoilering the spoilers. But I can't quite construct the show as promoting vigilantism, either--it just wants to have its cake and eat it too. And I find that rather problematic.
alixtii: Mal and Kaylee, from Serenity the Movie. Text: "I Love My Captain." (Mal/Kaylee)
spoilers for Revenge of the Slitheen  )

It occurs to me that SJA is, in a lot of ways, the flip side of Torchwood, and Who is the synthesis of the two. Jack is the Doctor's dark side, Lonely God and Lord of Time, answerable to no one and capable of genocide with a quip, and Sarah Jane is his ethical side, the part that says "This is where I stand; I can do no other."

Which is of course yet another reason why TW/SJA crossovers need to happen. (Spunky investigative journalist takes down secret illegal extragovernmental organization, with the help of teenagers! Would hit my kinks so hard.)
alixtii: Summer pulling off the strap to her dress, in a very glitzy and model-y image. (River)
Title: She Whose Blood Makes the Glory of the General
Fandoms: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Torchwood
Characters: Gwen Cooper, Beatrice DeCosta
Rating: PG
Word Count: 274
A/N: This is, in many ways, a continuation of the storyline in Jurisdiction.

She Whose Blood Makes the Glory of the General )
alixtii: The feet of John Henry and Savannah, viewed under the table, Savannah's not reaching the ground.  (Dark Champions)
Reading my flist on a pretty extreme filter until I finish my grad school apps stuff, so I haven't read any reactions yet.

The episode made me cry.

Then so did Legally Blonde and Eight Crazy Nights. Not particularly difficult to make me cry--funeral scenes especially tend to do it. I get sort of jealous of all the sudden outpouring of love, I think.

Anyway, the point is that it's rather easy to make me cry and not necessarily an indicator of aesthetic quality. I think this was the weakest episode of the season so far. Which, again, not something to be ashamed of, every episode can't be as brilliant as "Countrycide" or "They Keep Killing Suzie," but the show is so consistently excellent that I found myself somewhat dissapointed. "Good" isn't good enough for me anymore; I've come to expect great.

here be spoilers )

Next week's episode looks promising, though.
alixtii: Mac and Cassidy. Text: "*squee!* (Cindy Mackenzie)
spoilers for tonight's VMars ) off the top of my head I don't know how to conjugate the plural of machina--help anyone? More spoilers )

Yeah. I really have to say, not as good as Torchwood. Be cool again, Veronica. Be will-to-powery. Or have you matured beyond that? Is that little piece of Kitty Pryde Lilly Kane inside you dead?

Oh well. 5 days until the next Torchwood!
alixtii: The feet of John Henry and Savannah, viewed under the table, Savannah's not reaching the ground.  (Dark Champions)
I don't really have any specific to say about this show, so no need for a spoiler cut. The show continues to be amazingly consistent in characterization, tone, and thematic content. The corruptive force of Torchwood affects each of our anti-heroes differently, but each one of them is so seriously--beautifully, deliciously--messed up. This week's ep wasn't quite as amazing as last week's tour de force, but that was a hard act to follow and it was still quite good.

And I continue to feel like somebody tampered with my download and gave me this amazing show when everybody else seemed to get something not nearly as awesome. Which I guess is mostly a shame for them, but it'd be nice to have someone with whom to share my squee.

And, based on the trailer for next week, much more squee to come!

Poll

Nov. 27th, 2006 03:57 pm
alixtii: Avril Lavigne, wearing glasses, from the liner notes of "Let Go." Text: "Geek." (geek)
Spoilers for Torchwood eps 1-7 in the "this is relevant, so--" sense, but no knowledge of the show needed to take the (very brief) poll.

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