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OMG resetting the router worked. Thank you thank you thank you.

Part 3 is coming soon. Caveat for these: my brain's pretty swiss cheese at the moment. Might have forgotten some totally apt response, and will curse myself later. Decisions are hard!

For [ profile] lefaym
top five moments of AWESOME FAIL

1. Harry Potter: The Whole Book(s)? Not specific enough? Okay. Everything having to do with numbers of people, the misogyny inherent in the wizarding world, the (lack of) depiction of wizarding society. Without this nonsense, [ profile] rm and I would never have had the idea for [ profile] descensus_hp
2. Torchwood: The Ianto/Jack Rom-Com in "Fragments". Without this, we'd never have the stellar rescue of the script by GDL and Ianto's tears as he walks away. Suddenly, this cipher of a character had so many layers.
3. Firefly/Serenity: "Gorammit, girl, it's me," says Jayne, as he grabs River, trying to calm her down from being triggered. And I say, "uh, and this is supposed to work, why?" Suddenly, River/Jayne seemed extra full of betraying, traitorous, crazy hotness.
4. Smallville: THE WHOLE SERIES? Okay, again, not specific enough. How about every laden reference to Lex and Clark's post Rift relationship? Lex, giving Clark a sword to fence with. "It's a foil, every hero needs one." OMG the cheeze. I ate it with a spoon.
5. Star Wars: That bdsm dress Lucas trotted Natalie Portman out in. With that collar, and Anakin's propensity for… uh, choking things… it always comes back to the breathplay, doesn't it? I think my kink is showing.

For [ profile] stardragonca
top five things a TV show/movie got right

1. The supernatural underworld in Being Human. After years, years of waiting, finally a show gives me the supernatural society – the rules, the relationships, the exploration of vampirism and lycanthropy and death I've been craving. With no humans to bollocks it up. Ironic, that.

2. Anachronism in Merlin. Instead of setting this in some fictional 6th or 13th century, they set in Never-Never Land, just like the legends themselves. Clever bricolage is clever, just like everything else about this sparkly little show.

3. The alternate universe of Star Trek Reboot. They managed to let the original fandom stand, and built a new one adjacent to it. You can love both. It's awesome.

4. Leverage's team building. They make you love every character, and every pairing. It's the perfect show to build a fandom around. Plus they give 'em bad guys to fight that you can really hate. This show should also get a nod for its awesome use/depiction of fannish and geekish sensibilities.

5. The period sensibilities depicted in The Duchess. It's arranged marriage in all its horror and splendor. Note, for instance, that Georgiana isn't sad about being married off to the Richest Duke in All The Land, she's thrilled. Also, a nod to nuance in the film's complicated people leading complicated lives thing. It's also a love story. Just a different one.

Honorable Mentions: New Who. Couldn't think of one specific thing, but, OMG love it so much. Also a nod to Buffy for its genre mixing. Comedy + Angst + Love + Monsters + Action = Kali's FANNISH GLEE. Books weren't indicated for this set, but can't let it pass without a nod to Julian May's Pliocene Exile and Galatic Milieu series, which got time travel perfectly right. You want to talk about timey-wimey? Read them. Also Georgette Heyer for recognizing the importance of wit in romance. So many Austen-imitators completely forget that the books are funny, and also failing at being witty themselves.. I don't mean to suggest, of course, that the Incomparable Georgette mimics Austen, as she's got a different project, but both make me laugh. Out loud.

For [ profile] laughingacademy
Top five things I did not see coming.

1. The regeneration of Ten into… himself. I'd gone (not so quietly) insane between "The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End", so while I don't necessarily like the way this panned out… it was a heart-thumping relief at the time.
2. The twist at the end of The Prestige blew my mind, as good magicians are meant to do.
3. The end of The Mist (film). Dude. It burns me SO hard that this movie incorporated all the darkness and brutality of human nature that CoE wanted to have, and managed to make me believe it, even with its ridiculously bad acting and bad dialogue, while Torchwood S3 just made me go, "uh, whut?" Ahem. Moving on.
4. The identity of the "fantôme familier" in Julian May's Pliocene Exile and Galactic Milieu series. I should have seen this coming – it's hinted at aplenty, but I didn't. (If you haven't read them, and enjoy space opera: run, don't walk. They're fabulous, queer friendly, time travel, aliens, um, elves, a character who is nicknamed, with justification: The Angel of the Abyss, saints & an awesome brand of Catholicism, and did I mention the best time travel ever?)
5. Mary's family, and their family business. Whoa. That was crazy awesome. Castiel and the introduction of angels, was also a big shocker. Man, I love Supernatural's season 4.

Honorable Mentions: Jack = Face of Boe. I was spoiled for this, but it would have completely blown me away. It's still one of my favorite things, ever. I should also mention: "Luke, I am your father." The first one of the Trilogy I saw (while sentient) was "Return of the Jedi" (I saw Empire in the womb, but do not recollect much), so Vader was always Luke's father. Sniff! [Contains spoilers for: Doctor Who, The Prestige, The Mist (film), Julian May's Pliocene Exile & Galactic Milieu series, Supernatural.]

For [ profile] neifile7
Top five bunnies that ate your brain -- whether they turned into fic or not.

I chose to only do ones I haven't written/started writing.

1. au!Jack/au!John running a con on Pete's World!Torchwood, and thus, Ten.2 and Rose. Would end with Ten/Rose/Jack. (Still very much plan on writing this.)
2. a Merlin future-fic that involves the whole Crystal Cave plotline from the legend. (Will also write this.)
3. Cameron Phillips in Terminator: TSCC, looping through time, over and over, meeting John Connor a thousand times, trying to save him and avert the war against the machines, failing and then being sent back to do it over. This story ships Cameron/John as I do myself. Oh man, forgot about them for the fannish OTPs thing.
4. A West Wing/SG-1 x-over, where the Stargate stuff is happening during Bartlett's presidency.
5. L'Engleverse - the redemption of Zachary Gray. What can I say? I like my bad guys, redeemed. Would take place in NYC, when Zach is at Columbia Law, Emily Gregory is studying at Julliard, and Kali Cutter swings into town. (See Madeleine L'Engle's The Moon By Night, The Young Unicorns, The Arm of the Starfish, A Ring of Endless Light, A House Like A Lotus, and An Acceptable Time.)

Honorable mention: I knew the second I heard that Jack was the Face of Boe, that I wanted Ianto to meet the Face of Boe. And thus: There Are Some Men Who Should Have Mountains to Bear Their Names to Time. I've also got a half done Sam & Dean visit NYC fic, where the old bridges and waterways of the city are haunted. Lenore comes back too. (Miss her!) Maybe someday I'll finish that. And then there's the RPF epic involving various denizens of the BBC making a movie. Still might do that one, too. Also the Lovecraftian exposition of what might be Moving in the Dark at the end of the line in Torchwood's universe.

Oh god, and also the Leverage crossover with either Supernatural or better still, Torchwood. Oh! And then there's the Supernatural crossover with Being Human, though that would end horribly, and I would be sad. Also the Doctor Who/Star Trek reboot crossover. Can't you see the Federation as the 1st Great and Bountiful Human Empire? I can. I ♥ crossovers.
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