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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 :)
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)