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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 :)
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'.