favourite line from "Lisa's Pony"
Apu, to Homer, upon recognizing his shoddy work at the Kwik-E-Mart: "Oh, the young man you replaced is rolling over in his grave!"

Also up there: "You see, Lisa, grownups have this thing called money...."

And the immortal exchange:

   Marge: You sound like you're going to buy a pony.  Promise me you won't.
   Homer: Mm.
   Marge: What was that?  Was that a yes or a no?
   Homer: Buh!
   Marge: Those aren't even words!
   Homer: Snuh!
   Marge: Mmmmm. [turns off the light]
   Homer: [huge grin]

A Conversation About Nothing
sunclouds33 has a great post up about her favourite characters Seinfeld and, in particular, the way the group dynamic helps make George and break Elaine.  This led to a conversation that I find extremely interesting, involving the way the show's "show about nothing" "philosophy" evolved over time and the moral/philosophical consequences of that.  And the funny.  It's part of a series of posts on her favourite characters, all of which are worth reading (including some BtVS staples as well as characters from The West Wing, Mad Men and other great shows).
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Nominations + other fic news!
So, I've been nominated at the Willowy Goodness Awards!

The nominations are for "The Magicless Bullet," and also my Willow/Faith fic, "Keeping Each Other," which I wrote for tiny_white_hats' Tenth Anniversary Ficathon and which I never posted here.  That's totally weird, right?  Each is up in several categories; you can click the nominations and check out all the other excellent fics nominated too.

(I didn't vote in the nominations rounds, so I'm especially sorry to see that no one voted for beer_good_foamy's wonderful stuff.)

Which reminds me in general that I've been meaning at some point to mention that I opened an AO3 account in which I've posted several fics that I wrote only at ficathons.  Since I figure it's probably worth having a copy of them on my lj, I will now include four stories I've written previously but have never posted here, all at different comment ficathons.

Keeping Each Other, my as-of-just-now WGA-nominated fic, based on daria234's prompt "Willow/Faith or Willow&Faith, post-series they work together well, but she doesn't know what she would do if the other woman went dark."
Keeping Each Other: Willow/Faith, post-series, 488 wordsCollapse )

For penny_lane_42's Not My Ship comment ficathon back in 2012, based on pocochina's same-titled prompt, Lindsey/Darla "that old time rock 'n' roll," came:

That Old Time Rock and Roll, Lindsey/Darla, PG, 769 words, early s2Collapse )

Going way back, two fics written for catbirdfish's Women On Top Kink meme back in 2011, both based on ever_neutral's prompts.  One is a black-comedy Spike/Anya s7 pairing, the other a slightly sombrer Cordelia/Wesley post-"Graduation Day" fic.  I left them untiltled at the time and only have titles now.

An Acceptable Substitute: Spike/Anya, PG-13 or so, s7, 560 wordsCollapse )

Post-Graduation Blues, Cordelia/Wesley, shortly post-"Graudation Day," PG-13, 605 wordsCollapse )

ETA: It went so much without saying that I forgot to say it, but THANK YOU to whoever nominated me!  It is very much appreciated. :)

December talking meme!
SNAGGED FROM ever_neutral.

Pick a date below and give me a topic and I'll ramble on. I'm good at talking. It can be anything from fandom related to life related to Pepsi products suck to WHATEVER you want. :)

They will probably be brief, or not, depending on the subject.

Also, I reserve the right to decline prompts that I don't feel equipped to meet.

Topics: you can get an idea from my tags and stuff.  I also have seen a lot of classic movies.  And I know a lot about math and physics.  If you don't know whether I know about something or not, feel free to ask.

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random post
So I was just watching The Simpsons with a friend who is sadly undereducated in it, and wow. Do you realize that Season 5, Disc 1 (on the DVDs) contains:

- Homer's Barbershop Quartet (i.e. the pitch-perfect Beatles parody)
- Cape Feare (i.e. the best Sideshow Bob episode)
- Homer Goes to College (i.e. the second best of Conan O'Brien's episodes after the immortal "Marge vs. the Monorail," but not too far behind)
- Rosebud (i.e. possibly the best Mr. Burns episode and a pitch-perfect Citizen Kane parody)
- Treehouse of Horror IV (i.e. the...okay, personally I'd say SECOND best Halloween special, but still)

I mean, WHAT? I am pretty sure I have seen all five of those on top-twenty lists. I mean, that really is incredible.

A Dark Willow Post
Well, I guess I will have to do this eventually.  I have posted a lot of this stuff in the past before, but mostly in private.  Consider this incomplete.  I also have always wanted to post a thing like this but have always hesitated because I will surely come up with a better way to say it in the future.  However, I'm having a rough couple of days due to family issues and I guess if it helps to write this and post it it'll be okay to deal with it not being the best it could be.

I recently posted a slightly different version of this on Mark Field's excellent blog running through Buffy episodes and interpreting them.  His interpretations are very strongly Buffy-centric, which is why I think I disagree with him on aspects of his assessment of Two to Go/Grave, and which led me to write this.  He suggested I post it somewhere else, so, uh, here I am!

Because of pressing personal and fandom issues, I would request that commenters be kind (there is a lot of relate-y material here). I also may not respond to comments due to said issues or the like.

TW: uh, suicide, depression, family dysfunction, addiction, that type of thing.

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TV meme!

For those who caught my last post before I deleted it: the good news I posted (about my personal life) was premature.  But it might come true soon, so, keep posted I guess.

TV meme!  From selenak

- Bold all of the following TV shows of which you've seen 3 or more episodes.
- Italicize a show if you're positive you've seen every episode.
- Asterisk * if you have at least one full season on tape or DVD
- If you want, add up to 3 additional shows (keep the list in alphabetical order).

I prefer it when articles like "The" are not included in the alphabetization, but I don't think it's worth going through and changing those.

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Agents of SHIELD 1.03: The Asset
So I have brief (spoilery!) Agents of SHIELD thoughts.  Spoilers for all previous Mutant Enemy productions.

Why Skye is Mutant Enemy, and why I'm waiting to see how she integrates, or doesn't, into SHIELD.Collapse )

Breaking Bad 5.16, Felina
Major spoilers, obviously.Collapse )

The Narrative Function of Sex in BtVS (meta)
For angearia's prompt, "Buffyverse (or Any Fandom)

sex rules, use your God-given tools

how sex works as a narrative tool, what does sex symbolize, how does sex drive the narrative forward/develop the characters, etc."  at upupa_epops' The Free-For-All Meta Comment-A-ThonRead more...Collapse )

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