Mad Men finale post #1: On Peter Campbell, Trudy and Peggy
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Hi gang, so the End of an Era-ness of the Mad Men finale compels me to write, but I've been struggling with gathering my thoughts on what I want to say. So I guess I will *hopefully* write multiple posts, but we'll see. Series spoilers, obviously. I think it makes sense to divide by character, so here I'm going to talk a little bit about the ending for Peter Campbell.

"BECAUSE THE KING ORDERED IT!" will sadly, not be discussed at length.Collapse )

HIATUS
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Possibly permanent.

A few incomplete thoughts on Mockingjay, Part 1
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Overall, I think I liked it. I have some criticisms but maybe another time. For now, just some thoughts on the movie (and the book), starting with: what is a mockingjay?
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Buffy 3.12. Helpless thoughts
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Along similar lines to the previous post. F-locked for now. Also really overlong.

More fairy tales (Little Red Riding Hood), Buffy"s rite of passage, the Council"s game, Giles" actions, and moreCollapse )

Fic: Twin Peaks/BtVS crossover (sort of): The Third Dream Guide
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Summary: Cooper tells Truman and his deputies about the latest possibly prophetic dream -- and tries to discover what it might say about Laura's killer.
Notes: Takes place in Twin Peaks in early season 2 -- shortly after 2.01, but otherwise unspecified. Spoilers for Twin Peaks up to 2.01 are vague but not nonexistent; BtVS spoilers only in the strictest sense. However, without being familiar with both works to a degree this might not make any sense. I didn't edit this one -- hope it's clear enough. I got the idea this morning and didn't want to wait.
Characters: Cooper, Truman, Andy, Hawk, Lucy. One other (a surprise!).
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Length: ~560 words.
Rating: Probably PG.
Genre: ...Comedy, I guess. Gen.

Cooper ushered Harry into the meeting room he had already set up, and where Andy and Hawk were already sitting.Collapse )

Scattered Twin Peaks thoughts: Spoilers up to S2E13
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Spoilers up to S2E13 and also mild spoilers for Blue Velvet, Bride of Frankenstein and some Buffy. (Rosemary, don't read until after "Checkmate"!)

So I've been watching Twin Peaks for the first time lately. beer_good_foamy asked for a little commentary -- and, well, I think I'm just scratching the surface of this fascinating show. But here's a few things that have come to mind while watching so far. The thing that really compelled me to write this is a bit of dialogue at the end of "Checkmate":

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On a somewhat related topic, has anyone seen Lynch's Dune? I recently read the first two Dune books, and it's got Kyle MacLaughlan, Patrick Stewart, Virginia Madsen, Sean Young, Max von Sydow, Sting, Brad Dourif, Everett McGill, Jack Nance, Linda Hunt.... I also hear it's very hard to get through.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014, James Gunn)
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Ooh-oo child
Things are gonna get easier
Ooh-oo child

Things'll get brighter
Ooh-oo child
Things are gonna get easier
Ooh-oo child
Things'll get brighter

Some day, yeah
We'll get it together and we'll get it all done
Some day
When your head is much lighter
Some day, yeah
We'll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun
Some day
When the world is much brighter

Spoilers! Short version: I really liked it.Collapse )

Fic: Life Without Buffy (BtVS)
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Introductory note: on Buffyforums, there's a season three rewatch and I'm writing a bit about Dead Man's Party. To try to get into the POVs of the Sunnydale characters, I wrote this.

I'm doing well in general, but I'm still fragile -- so if you don't like it, well, you know, be gentle! I include this disclaimer (and would prefer not to link to *this* version, though linking to the AO3 version is okay should I post it there) because I know how divisive this episode is, even if I'm only talking about it glancingly.

The POV style is somewhat inspired by beer_good_foamy's excellent Building Character, which is also of a much higher level of artistry and is strongly recommended.

Disclaimer: Not mine.
Takes place: Sunnydale, around the first week of school in s3, before "Dead Man's Party."
Characters: Giles, Xander, Willow, Cordelia, Joyce.
Word count: ~2500
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Fic: A Doctor, Not a Hairdresser (Star Trek)
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Length: ~450 words
Series: Star Trek (original series, non-reboot continuity). Takes place at a specific point in mid-season two (which should become clear at the end of the fic).
Characters: McCoy, Spock.
Rating: G.
Warnings: None.
Disclaimers: Not mine.

McCoy’s intense concentration was interrupted when the doors to his lab swished open. He turned and, to his great displeasure, it was Spock.Collapse )
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Well, what do you know.
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William B"s Personality Type Results

I used to score INTJ, but I think P actually fits me more these days. I think I can even see the change in my personality. Also, I get a kick out of Data as one of the sample characters! :D
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