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28 June 2010 @ 11:23 pm
*pokes nose out of foxhole*
Hi, all.

It's been a rough few months in my personal corner of the world, and that looks set to continue for a while, but I am still here, watching you all from the lurker-filled shadows. I'm only commenting every once in a blue moon, and not writing much of anything, though I do feed the bunnies to keep them hopping around my feet for when I'm able.

Six weeks ago, Mommie Dearest finally moved into her own place, meaning I didn't have to sleep on the sofa any more or put up with her UK soap opera addiction. I celebrated my alone time by dling a couple of eps of a show that had popped up on my flist time and again - not because I thought I'd enjoy it, but because I thought I'd be wincing and groaning through them before relegating the show to the 'Do Not Want' list.

(To explain: my idea of a comfort movie is something like The Day After Tomorrow, or Supervolcano, or, if I'm in a more visceral state of mind, any 70s horror movie or one of the SAW franchise. I get great pleasure from picking holes in/laughing at the plot/production values/science/acting/fake gore etc.)

I was absolutely sure I would not like this show. I haven't been able to get into anything with a 'teen' cast since Buffy, and even then, I fell for Giles, Spike and Dru more than the 'teens'. (My love for Xander developed over time.) Veronica Mars and Vampire Diaries both failed the 'can I stomach the fake teens for the detective-y/vampire-y goodness' test.

Another reason for not expecting to like it is that I am not a fan of cover versions or remixes, especially of songs I love. I know there are some amazing ones out there - I have a small collection - but the bad/indifferent/horrifying far outweighs the good.

So. I hit play on the pilot episode of Glee and waited for the wincing to begin.


I'm now halfway through my 4th viewing of the entire season, and I have the complete box set pre-ordered, to be delivered in September. I spent 12 days reading everything I could find in the Puck/Kurt pairing because my foeyay button was well and truly pushed. I have a type, people. Who knew? ;)

literati has been wonderful, barely pointing and laughing at me at all after all the teasing she put up with from me for her Harry Potter 'schoolboy addiction'. *smooches*

And now for a meme, ganked from entrenous88, to try and kickstart my thinkyness!

Pick a fandom, and I will tell you who I would:

1. Bake cupcakes for:
2. Trust with the keys to my car:
3. Put thumbtacks on their chair:
4. Have a crush on:
5. Pack up and leave if he/she moved next door:
6. Vote for as president:
7. Pick as my partner in a buddy movie:
8. Pair up:
9. Vote off the island and into a volcano:
10. Wheedle into fixing my MP3 player:

I watch a lot of crime/detective/law shows and a lot of sci-fi, so feel free to go crazy with the show choices. If I've seen more than a couple of eps I should be able to wing it. *g*

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katbcollkatbcoll on June 28th, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
Yay for your mum getting her own place!

No comment on Glee. I couldn't get past the first ep. *shrugs*

Fandom... Umm

Supernatural (it was that or Leverage *g*)
darkhavensdarkhavens on June 28th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
See, that was what I thought my reaction would be to Glee. I'm still boggled by myself. *g*

I can do either show, honestly. I love Leverage and I'm so glad it's back on my screen. :D
katbcollkatbcoll on June 28th, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC)
SPN then. I'm sure someone's gonna ask for Leverage. ;)
darkhavens: sn papa demon [literati]darkhavens on June 28th, 2010 11:18 pm (UTC)
1. Bake cupcakes for: Dean. If ever there was a boy who needed a plate full of cupcakes baked especially for him, it's Dean. He's earned every chocolate sprinkle a thousand times over.
2. Trust with the keys to my car: Sammy, pre demon blood addiction. He was so earnestly good.
3. Put thumbtacks on their chair: The Trickster. Every chair, everywhere, forevermore - a petty, long-lived revenge for all those deaths Sam watched Dean die.
4. Have a crush on: Eeny, meeny, miney... Dean. I've been a Dean girl since I saw the pilot. Sammy has grown on me, but Dean owns my heart. He's a bad boy, a caretaker and a loyal soldier, and he is hella hot.
5. Pack up and leave if he/she moved next door: Alistair. I adore Christopher Heyerdahl, but as Alistair, he made my skin crawl, in all the right(wrong) ways.
6. Vote for as president: Bobby Singer. I think he has the contacts, the basic goodness and is canny enough to really shake things up and make a difference.
7. Pick as my partner in a buddy movie: Dean, and not only for the hotness factor - I'd insist on him bringing his tape collection along too. And the Impala, of course.
8. Pair up: Slash: Sam/Dean; het: Chuck/Becky; threesome: Sam/Dean/Castiel.
9. Vote off the island and into a volcano: Gordon Walker. I know, he's a long time dead and he had 'issues', but he enjoyed his job way too much.
10. Wheedle into fixing my MP3 player: Dean. I've always wanted an EMF meter. *g*
katbcollkatbcoll on June 28th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Supernatural
I agree with all of them! Especially 3! I'd help you do that! :D

Bobby Singer for president. oh HELL YES!
darkhavens: sn wtf [literati]darkhavens on June 28th, 2010 11:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Supernatural
I'd vote for him, and I'm not even American. :P
Dancetomato: Shoelacedancetomato on June 28th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
Glee, of course. *hugs galore*
darkhavens: darkhavens blue [essene]darkhavens on June 28th, 2010 11:48 pm (UTC)
I don't have a Glee icon (yet), so... *g*

1. Bake cupcakes for: Puck. And I'd use his recipe. :P
2. Trust with the keys to my car: Burt Hummel, the best dad on TV and he runs a tire shop. I bet I'd get a good deal too. :D
3. Put thumbtacks on their chair: Jesse St. James. He was kinda skeevy, seducing Rachel while working undercover for her mom!
4. Have a crush on: Kurt Hummel. It's not a sexual crush at all, but I adore him so damn much!
5. Pack up and leave if he/she moved next door: Rachel Berry - her neighbours have instigated a law suit to try and shut her up! Do.Not.Want. LOL!
6. Vote for as president: I'm tempted to say Sue Sylvester, because the thought of that fills me with unholy glee (HA!) but I'mn going to go with Burt again. He is a thoroughly good man who completely supports his son, even if he doesn't really get him 95% of the time, and he's willing to fight for equality and fairness. I ♥ Burt.
7. Pick as my partner in a buddy movie: Kurt. That boy can bitch with the best of them and always dresses for the occasion.
8. Pair up: Slash: Puck/Kurt; het: Burt/Carol, because they both need someone and I think they really fit together; femme: Brittany/Santana; threesome: Puck/Kurt/Finn (just the once, so Kurt can see for sure that he's not actually missing out on anything. *g*)
9. Vote off the island and into a volcano: Azimio. Of the bullies, he seems to be the one escalating it to full-on violence and I don't want that in my feelgood show.
10. Wheedle into fixing my MP3 player: Brittany, if only for the entertainment value I would get out of watching her try. *is evil*

*smishes* That was fun!
tabaquitabaqui on June 28th, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
Hiya, bay-bee.

You are *such* a goober. :)
And....i'm totally zoned today, sick as a dog so...this is your lot.
darkhavens: hug - happy feet [literati]darkhavens on June 28th, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
Hee! *smooches and smishes and sends health-giving vibes*
Rhonda: Wall-e Rubiks Cube (sporkyadrasteia)saifai on June 28th, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
So good to see you peeping out from lurkdom! Hope that everything turns out for the better for you with all your RL stuff.

Gotta love the gloom and doom movies, but have yet to watch an episode of Glee. Saw about the first five minutes of one episode and it scared me a bit. LOL One of these days...

Love the meme. Lots of crime/detective/law shows huh? How about Criminal Minds? It's got Xander on it once in awhile. I live for those brief moments. How sad is that?
darkhavens: x mortal flesh - mini gif [literati]darkhavens on June 29th, 2010 12:23 am (UTC)
Criminal Minds
Sadly, 'better' is probably less likely than 'well, at least that's over and done with until he gets out.' (Vague sentence is vague). Family, eh?

Glee. Oh, Glee. What you do to me! It made me enjoy a Beyonce song I've loathed since it came out. And I can now identify Lady Gaga. o.O

I love Criminal Minds, but am appalled at the latest casting (or should that be de-casting) plans. I introduced MD to the show and she's now a huge Reid fan. *g*

1. Bake cupcakes for: Dr Spencer Reid. That boy needs some meat on his bones! And watching him lick off all the frosting would be fun.
2. Trust with the keys to my car: JJ. She has a good head on her shoulders, and she's a new mom so she's bound to be a careful driver. (I will miss her next season.)
3. Put thumbtacks on their chair: Erin Strauss. She hounded Hotch and then tried to push him into retirement. Do.Not.Want.
4. Have a crush on: Garcia. I would love to be Garcia when I grow up, except I never plan on actually growing up, so... *g* She is fantabulous and if they ever cut her from the show, I will sign every petition there is, mail whatever strange item is mandated by the protest committee and I will kick ass and RAEG.
5. Pack up and leave if he/she moved next door: Derek Morgan. I'd have to, otherwise I'd never get any work done, or sleep. I'd be too busy watching and ogling - until I got arrested for peeping/stalking. So, really, moving before I get hooked on watching him is the only solution.
6. Vote for as president: Hotch is the most level-headed 'get it done' guy on the show, even when Foyet was on his tail. And with Reid as his #1 Aide, he'd never be caught unprepared.
7. Pick as my partner in a buddy movie: Dayum. Garcia would be crazy fun to be with, but Reid... I want to sex up spend time with his brain, so Reid it is.
8. Pair up: Slash: Reid/Morgan; het: Morgan/Garcia; threesome: Morgan/Reid/Garcia; femslash: Garcia/Prentiss.
9. Vote off the island and into a volcano: Foyet. He nearly broke Hotch! Excellent performance by C Thomas Howell though. He plays evil, twisted fuck very well. :D
10. Wheedle into fixing my MP3 player: Kevin Lynch, geek god. (HAI, Nicky Brendon, HAI!)

And as I don't have a CM icon, I offer you a sexy Nicky Brendon instead. :D
PL: PL shell beachponders_life on June 28th, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
Good to see you, DH! *hug*

Whee -- you found Glee! ::bounce::

I had all but sworn off shows about high school kids, but... I was in Glee Club at my high school, so I couldn't resist. And I'm very glad I didn't.

I'll pick Leverage (tough job but someone's got to do it ;)
darkhavens: can't sleep obscure pairings will eat medarkhavens on June 29th, 2010 12:43 am (UTC)
Re: Glee & Leverage
Hihi! *hug*

Glee has taken me completely by surprise. So much fun! Such a wonderful cast too. Sue Sylvester rocks my world. *g*

Now, to Leverage:

1. Bake cupcakes for: Parker. I don't think she's had nearly enough cupcakes baked for her, and I'd want to put sprinkles and jellybeans and little silvery balls and chocolate buttons on them so she can pick them off and examine them. And I want to top one of them with a diamond, because that girl does like her sparklies.
2. Trust with the keys to my car: Hardison. He loves loved his van, and I know he'd take care of any vehicle he was trusted with and would never let his team blow it up... Um. Maybe I need to think on this one some more.
3. Put thumbtacks on their chair: Sterling. To keep him on his toes. :D
4. Have a crush on: Parker. The girl is crazypants! I loff her oodles.
5. Pack up and leave if he/she moved next door: Honestly? The team. Explosions seem to happen with disturbing frequency around them, and my nerves are twitchy enough as it is, thank you.
6. Vote for as president: Nate Ford. At least he'd be an honest thief. ;)
7. Pick as my partner in a buddy movie: Parker. Yes, again. She has a quirk for every occasion.
8. Pair up: Slash: Nate/Eliot; het: Parker/Hardison; threesome: Eliot/Hardison/Parker.
9. Vote off the island and into a volcano: I... cannot think of anyone I want off this island. *is stunned* If I have to pick, then I'll go with Sophie, if we get to have Tara back. *g*
10. Wheedle into fixing my MP3 player: Hardison. I'm sure I'd get it back bigger and better, and fully loaded.
outsideth3box: SGA Dr Oblivious & Col McFlirtypantsoutsideth3box on June 28th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
Heyhey sweets! Fun meme!

I choose SGA, natch, :)
darkhavens: mcshep awesome [literati]darkhavens on June 29th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
Stargate Atlantis
1. Bake cupcakes for: Hermiod. I bet he's never had a cupcake in his life, and everyone should have at least one. ;)
2. Trust with the keys to my car: Teyla. I don't care that she doesn't know how to drive, I would trust her to choose a driver and then make sure they didn't mess my car up. She rules that team. :D
3. Put thumbtacks on their chair: Keller. I will never forgive her for her actions (or lack of) in The Shrine. And she tried to change our Rodney!
4. Have a crush on: Rodney McKay. I've been crushing since his first SG1 appearance and my love hasn't diminished in the least.
5. Pack up and leave if he/she moved next door: A wraith. Any wraith. Do I need to explain why? *g*
6. Vote for as president: Elizabeth Weir. Not the one we got, but the one we could have had, if just one of the writers had actually known what to do with her. :/
7. Pick as my partner in a buddy movie: John Sheppard. Eyecandy and deceptively smart, and the man loves ferris wheels!
8. Pair up: Duh. Slash: John/Rodney; het: Ronon/Keller; threesome: Parrish/Lorne/Radek.
9. Vote off the island and into a volcano: Lucius Lavin. Skeeviest of the skeevies. And they gave him two episodes! (Don't even get me started on who they killed off in that second ep. Such a waste!)
10. Wheedle into fixing my MP3 player: Rodney. It would come back hibridized with Ancient tech and full of strange, wonderful music.

Edited at 2010-06-29 01:22 am (UTC)
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: hp; winter [me]literati on June 29th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
I shall of course pick Harry Potter. *is not predictable at all*

#8 of course is a no brainer. *g*
darkhavens: hp family [literati]darkhavens on June 29th, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
Harry Potter
1. Bake cupcakes for: Hagrid, and I would give him the recipe. (Have you seen his rock cakes? Those things are lethal. The guy needs to learn how to bake.)
2. Trust with the keys to my car: Hermione. She's sensible and trustworthy and not going to let the boys get hold of them. *g*
3. Put thumbtacks on their chair: Petunia Dursley. Harry is blood kin and she treated him like dirt. No like.
4. Have a crush on: Sirius Black. His love was strong enough to survive Azkaban. He was willing to take Harry in. And he got killed by a curtain. Sucky deal. :(
5. Pack up and leave if he/she moved next door: Hagrid. I love the guy, but his idea of a pet is terrifying.
6. Vote for as president: McGonagall. She'd whip the lot of 'em into shape and make them say thank you for it. *g*
7. Pick as my partner in a buddy movie: Luna Lovegood. That girl is just a big barrel of silly and sweet and knowing.
8. Pair up: Slash: Harry/Draco; het: Harry/Luna; threesome: Harry/Draco/Luna
9. Vote off the island and into a volcano: Ginny. Sorry Ginny fans, but I never liked her, not because she was panting after Harry, but because that seemed to be the entirety of her character development for entirely too long. (She's not right for him anyway. ;) )
10. Wheedle into fixing my MP3 player: Arthur Weasley, just to see him get to play with a new Muggle toy. *g*
disconnectedmirasol on June 29th, 2010 12:17 am (UTC)
GLEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! *dances*

As usual I'm an equal opportunity Kurt/Puck, Kurt/Finn, Puck/Finn, Puck/Kurt/Finn shipper. What can I say?
darkhavens: can't sleep obscure pairings will eat medarkhavens on June 29th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
GLEEEEEEE! *spins*

I tried reading Finn fic, I really did, but the character just doesn't ping for me. He's sweet, but dumb, and not particularly attractive to me at all. Whereas Puck... ROWR.

MD perked up when the pierced nipple appeared, and she thinks Kurt is adorable. I'll make a slasher of her yet. :P

By the time I'd saved my 100th Puckurt fic to my HD, I knew I was in trouble. ;))

(Dammit, I really do need a Glee icon. *ponders capping possibilities*)
What Is A "Witch"witchway on June 29th, 2010 01:19 am (UTC)
Skargasm recommended you -- said you had some fic where Xander's baggy pants come in handy?? ; )

NICE ICON BY THE WAY.......strange pairings get me in my sleep, too

(ok that's a like it's usually my favorite boys and ME, but hey, that's kinda strange, right?)
What Is A "Witch": Young Godswitchway on June 29th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
if I could pick a fandom it would be WHAT ELSE but the BUFFY.
darkhavens: sx otp yellow [me]darkhavens on June 29th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
1. Bake cupcakes for: Spike. So I can make the frosting with blood and watch Xander make the EW! face when he snitches one. *g*
2. Trust with the keys to my car: Giles. It's not that I think he's a better driver than the others, but I'm sure he has the necessary insurance to pay for any damages. :P
3. Put thumbtacks on their chair: Dawn Sumners. Her character always annoyed me, so I return the favour. *is petty*
4. Have a crush on: Giles. He loves books and that's a real hook for me. And then there's the glasses, and the tweed, and the hotness.
5. Pack up and leave if he/she moved next door: Professor Maggie Walsh. While all the military eyecandy would be enjoyable, the monster menagerie in the basement would worry me.
6. Vote for as president: Oz. That boy has depth, and nobody would piss him off twice.
7. Pick as my partner in a buddy movie: Xander Harris. He's an awesome buddy and I really want a Xander hug.
8. Pair up: Slash: Spike/Xander; het: Willow/Oz; femslash: Willow/Tara; threesome: Spike/Xander/Angel.
9. Vote off the island and into a volcano: Caleb. There was nothing redeemable about that character, he was just a huge chunk of evil mysogyny dropped into the middle of the plot.
10. Wheedle into fixing my MP3 player: Willow. If she didn't know how, she'd research until she did. Or use magic. Um... o.O
What Is A "Witch": Young Gods 2witchway on June 29th, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
so so so have a crush on Giles!!!

The books! The calm! The tweed! The dark past which means he'd be, well, wild in bed.....

; )

If he's straight, which I'm not 100% sure he is, (am trying to finish my Xander/Spike so I can get on with the Xander/Giles......)
darkhavens: sx just one taste [literati]darkhavens on June 29th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)
Re: *Sigh*
I believe him to be bi. (Ethan, Jenny, Wesley, Joyce...)

I showed Mommie Dearest 'Band Candy' and she actually asked if Giles and Ethan had been in a relationship at some point. And this was before I fitted her for her own pair of slash goggles (aged 60!).

I'm quite sure he'd be wild in bed, once you'd managed to lure Ripper out of hiding. ;)
What Is A "Witch": whom? -- rollickwitchway on June 29th, 2010 03:20 am (UTC)
Re: *Sigh*
I'm thinking gay but willing to enjoy a passing woman (wait...that IS bi, right?)

Not to put down Jenny at all. But yeah, he and Ethan....

well, lets see. They were getting together and figuring out how many RULES TO BREAK. What sorts of rules, anyone??

ANYWAY my story Xander on the Menu is going to steer into Xander/Giles while Spike is out of town getting a soul ... Giles explaining how he always worried about Xander when he caught Xander and Larry together all those years ago, worried that Xander latched onto Anya to stay in denial about who he really was......anway it's all hinted at here:

hmmmm....maybe I should get back to writing now? ; )
darkhavens: s mine w claws [literati]darkhavens on June 29th, 2010 03:29 am (UTC)
Re: *Sigh*
Getting back to writing is a good plan. *g*

I'm a real OTPer with most of my pairings, and Spander was my first, strongest love, so I don't read either boy with anyone else. But more power to those who do, and to those who write it. Go for it!
What Is A "Witch": Young Godswitchway on June 29th, 2010 03:21 am (UTC)
Re: Buffy
1. Bake cupcakes for: Spike. So I can make the frosting with blood and watch Xander make the EW! face when he snitches one. *g*

Are you watching True Blood? Last week Bill sat down to a huge meal where every dish had blood in it .... including teh gelato. umm......is that possible? Wouldn't it clot?? ewwww....
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on June 29th, 2010 03:38 am (UTC)
Re: Buffy
Sadly, True Blood is another fandom I couldn't get into. I tried to read the first book and couldn't make it all the way through, and then I caught fifteen minutes of an episode and... no. I don't like the characters Sookie or Bill and while Alexander Skarsgård is quite delicious to look at, I actually prefer his father, Stellan. *g*

I'm hoping the newest vampire show, The Gates, will be a winner, after so many failures in recent years. (That's failure to capture my interest, btw, a totally personal judgement.)
darkhavens: dcu ragdoll [suki_blue]darkhavens on June 29th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
Hi! All my fic is tagged for ease of finding. I'm not sure which fic skargasm is oin about with the baggy pants... Oh! Would that be the tailkink fics? I love me some tailkink. (Didn't have that particular kink before I wrote these fics, but dayum, now it's a fixture. *g*)

Strange is relative. I tend to wake up with odd pairings nattering away in my head, most recently my comic boys. And, let me tell you, waking up to Ragdoll chattering away is very strange indeed. Not to mention disturbing. ;)