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03 April 2015 @ 09:41 pm
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I watched the end of season 5 of The Walking Dead on Tuesday, and I’m still not over it. I have a love-hate relationship with this show. I don’t actually like horror. I got sucked into watching this because my dad was marathoning borrowed DVDs of the first two seasons when he was ill and I kept walking past and flinching, then going ‘wait, what? Don’t do that!’ and then finally sitting down because ‘damnit, I need to see if they survive this!’ (I had my revenge: the guy who lent my dad the DVDs? I got him into the graphic novels. Ha.)

So yes. The Walking Dead with it’s cast of characters that I watch with my heart in my throat in case something happens to them, because things keep happening to them, and it’s soundtrack and morality issues and zombie apocalypse, and then I read something the other that made me realise the bottom line why of why I can’t quite this show: it’s a misfit family story. That right there, my weakness, you found it.

If course now I find myself outlining Avengers/Walking Dead fusion fic, because I seem to express my love for things these days by wanting to fuse things with the Avengers, and no because I don’t know America that well, I swore I would never do American roadtrip fic, but. But. I may need to start researching American roadtrips.

Yep. Love-hate.

In other shows: I’ve now always watched the first two seasons of Orphan Black, and I’m not driven to fic but oh my heart that show is made of win. (Also a misfit family, ticky box.) I’m watching Blacklist, because James Spader, and we have Agents of SHIELD back in the UK, yay! Only I can’t watch it yet because the family are on holiday for Easter and if I watch it without my dad (who is my tv buddy) he will have the sad face. Alas, no sign of Peggy Carter in the UK *sigh*.

I’ve started Veronica Mars and I’m up to season two. This show is strangely addictive, in that I’m not sure why I’m addicted but I can never watch just one episode. Also I may ship Veronica/Logan.

In the Great Buffy Watch I am a quarter of the way through season 6! For people new to my flist, I was lent all seven seasons by a friend because I hadn’t watched all of Buffy and what I had watched I hadn’t seen in order. Obviously as this is a Joss Whedon show this had to be corrected. However, she lent me this, erm, is it two years ago or more? I seem to only marathon Buffy when ill. Something about Whedon dialogue and Buffy kicking ass makes me feel better. In my defence, at the same time I lent her season 2 of Dollhouse and she has yet to manage one season of a show in comparison to my 5 and a bit. So go me I guess, heh.

Game of Thrones is back later in April, which I watch bits of. I still need to read the last two books. And Castle, hopefully in May. Castle is like comfort food only not edible.

What’s everyone’s shows of 2015? And what makes you addicted? And why do you feel like writing fic for some and not others?

And Happy Easter weekend :)
Atlas of Clouds: extra#8franztastisch on April 3rd, 2015 09:29 pm (UTC)

inkvoices: ophan black:clone clubinkvoices on April 4th, 2015 07:49 pm (UTC)
I DOOOO! So much! So much that i needed an orphan black icon for this reply and didn't have one and so had to run off and make some, heh. I will never get over the fact that the same actress is all of those characters.

Atlas of Clouds: extra#8franztastisch on April 4th, 2015 09:13 pm (UTC)
*seconds everything*
alphaflyer on April 3rd, 2015 11:35 pm (UTC)
Right now, the only show I watch is Agents of SHIELD. And Game of Thrones when it starts up again. Basically, I don't watch a lot of TV because it cuts into writing time...

What made me write fic for the two things I write for? Well, incompleteness, I guess. More story to tell, not enough resolution.... That sort of thing. And then occasionally I come up with crossover/ fusion ideas, usually for characters I can't see myself write actual stories of their own for.

I should be writing right now ... But my Mac died. Have to figure out how to switch the keyboard on the iPad on...
inkvoices: avengers:well you're not wronginkvoices on April 4th, 2015 07:52 pm (UTC)
See I used to think that if I cut out tele that i'd do more writing, but then I realised that I record shows or buy the dvds and actually only watch them when my brain is too broken for anything else, so that makes me feel less guilty ;) My favourite part of Game of Thrones is seeing how well some of the actors fit their bookish counterparts.

Gap filling *nods*.

Argh, no, not the mac :(
Xaveria: Dogl_jade on April 4th, 2015 06:45 am (UTC)
Backstrom.. because of Thomas Decker.. and iZombie because of Rob Thomas
inkvoicesinkvoices on April 4th, 2015 07:53 pm (UTC)
Not heard of either of these. What's iZombie?
Xaveria: JR hugTarget dogl_jade on April 4th, 2015 08:35 pm (UTC)
a new series just 3 eps in now ... dialogues are witty like VMars, cast are varied with PoC and a woman is the hero... *grins* like a new Buffy or VMars. and David Anders ia also a bonus

Snick: Spike-Dawn no goodsnickfic on April 4th, 2015 07:46 pm (UTC)
I would caution you that if what you want is something to make you feel better when you are ill, the back half of Buffy S6 is unlikely to fill the bill. That said, BUFFY. :DDD

I adored the first season of Veronica Mars (and shipped Veronica/Logan like whoa), but I adored it in this weird way where it gave me so exactly what I wanted that I... didn't want any more? I watched just enough of S2 to establish that that was indeed Logan at the door, and then I stopped and have never had any desire to rewatch, even though I know there's a bunch of Buffy cast in later seasons.
inkvoices: stripey socksinkvoices on April 4th, 2015 07:56 pm (UTC)
Uh-oh. Guess i'd better watch that half a season before I get ill again then! It's been fun watching it in order and connecting all the dots. Plus Whedon dialogue for the win.

Two epidoes into season 2 she's not with Logan any more and things they are afoot with a new mystery on the back of season one's main plotline, so i'm seeing where it goes. And hoping, after much train crashing and angst and banter and tension, that Logan and Veronica sort themselves out. I'll see if I can spot the Buffy gang. I've seen Willow and Cordelia so far *grins*.
Snick: anya bunniessnickfic on April 4th, 2015 07:58 pm (UTC)
Joss himself shows up, too, I am told!

Have you seen Once More With Feeling yet? Even if you've seen it before, it's SO much richer in context. It is a truly stunning accomplishment.
inkvoices: hp:hufflepuff_bunnytheoryinkvoices on April 11th, 2015 02:05 pm (UTC)
Huh, somehow I didn't get notification of this comment :/

Okay, HA, this I need to see :D

I have! And I hadn't seen it before, even though i'd heard some of the songs. I was expecting a normalish episode with music added in, not an actual 'oh, yeah, we went and did a musical in one episode'.
scribblemynamescribble_myname on April 17th, 2015 03:03 pm (UTC)
I watch Agents of SHIELD, Jane the Virgin, and Nashville currently. In backlog, I'll wander through the occasional Star Trek: Voyager episode or something else I've already seen.

I fic things when they leave icebergs I have ideas for and I have time/audience. I'd fic Nashville if I had energy/audience, but I don't. Jane the Virgin has an audience, but I'd have to work to get a feel for how to write it and it's too, too easy for it to joss me right now and I don't like Jane/Rafael, so haven't gotten far.

Of course, I may end up ficcing all three, but for now it's just AOS.
inkvoices: avengers:assassins huginkvoices on April 19th, 2015 09:50 pm (UTC)
What's Jane the Virgin and Nashville? :)

It's interesting that you mention audience. I wrote a Harry Potter/Unwind crossover once as a gift for someone and I realised when I was done that she was perhaps the only person who would ever even want to read that, but since there was at least one person I didn't mind. Mostly I've been in bigger fandoms. I wonder if my attention was caught by something without an audience if I would stil post it; I don't know *shrugs*

I need to catch up with SHIELD! And the UK needs Peggy Carter. And I've been told I also need to watch Daredevil. ALL THE MARVEL lol.
scribblemynamescribble_myname on April 19th, 2015 10:44 pm (UTC)
Jane the Virgin is basically a story about a virgin (Jane Villanueva) who is accidentally artificially inseminated with the baby of the guy running the hotel where she works and with whom she once upon a time long ago shared a kiss. Problem being, she's engaged, stayed a virgin in reaction to not wanting to end up like her unmarried teen mom, and so this makes everything really complicated.

And being something of a show modeled off of essentially Spanish soap operas, the plot thickens and gets more crazy complex every single episode. I love it.

Nashville is a show about musicians in Nashville and their families. I came for Hayden Panettiere, got sucked in by the amazing music, then stayed for the characters (though there's a couple storylines that do worse than leave me meh, I'll put up with them for the ones I adore). Lots of relationships, drama, music, and did I mention great music?, and families and history and music. Awesome show.

As for irrelevant but interesting relationships: Dottie Underwood, a character in Agent Carter, is played by the same actress that plays an important secondary character in Jane the Virgin.

I'm happy if there's even one other person who's interested in fic like that. It's one of the reasons I adore writing giftfic. I can even do writing into the void for a while, just eventually it gets wearing and enablers that enable tend to help keep me focused where the people are.

Edited at 2015-04-19 10:46 pm (UTC)