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23 January 2007 @ 02:20 pm
It's Random Tuesday! Yayyyyyyy....  

24: So, with the ending of last night's "24," which do you think came first: Jack's family rejecting him and hating him, or Jack going all postal on his family and triggering that reaction?

How many other people briefly thought that Jack's Dad might be gay? How many of you hate the actor playing his brother (not hate, I mean... I just can't stand looking at him, you know? Plus he plays weaselly antagonists all the time).


Prison Break: I AM glad the Michael/Sara kiss shown in the trailers didn't happen (sorry, Pamala! Sorry, M/S others!). That might kill my love for the show forever.

The more I see of him, the more Kellerman just works his way on in. It's like I can't help myself now.

Return of Linc!Smash, a little overblown, and Dumb!Michael (yeah, turn yourself in. Whatever, you chump). But the biggest surprise was T-Bag. He's smart-- often too much so-- and where does this sudden obsession with that family come in? I can understand him wanting to off the woman in revenge-- that's entirely like him. But the rest of it seems out-of-character. :( *kicks writers* *throws toothbrush at T-Bag*


PBFE Round 4: Only 1 1/2 more days to sign up for the "Prison Break Fic Exchange Round 4." We've had an incredible turnout-- more writers than last time, already! But if you're on the fence *squeak. Elissa, are you there?* then please get cracking. C'mon! You know you want to...

My Office: In the finance aisle of my office, there is an odd collection of animals that people have dumped on top of one guy's cube. This includes a big rubber chicken and a little rubbery Linux penguin. Guess whose head is now in the rubber chicken's mouth? Guess who put it there? ;)

Readers: In other news, I posted a little Supernatural story yesterday that now has 2 pages of comments. Does it make me look like an idiot that I seriously never thought people would like it much?

How does this compare to the T-Bag arc, which I finally finished and posted after almost 6 months and barely anyone has read?

*Licks finger and holds it up to the wind* *wind is stubbornly on vacation*

ETA: Europeans who make chocolate thingies... why must you put that hazelnut/chocolate filling into everything? What is that about?



 
 
 
mercurybard on January 23rd, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
How does this compare to the T-Bag arc, which I finally finished and posted after almost 6 months and barely anyone has read?

*sigh* There might be a couple of things going on here. First, PB is having a tough second season, while SPN seems to be chugging along full-speed. So, very enthusiastic SPN fandom and fairly tepid PB fandom, which seems to have swung strongly towards M/S shippers in recent months.

Also, it's T-bag vs. Sam&Dean domestic cuteness. Quite a few people don't like to read T-bag (he is a psychopathic pedophile serial rapist/murderer), but who doesn't like wee!chester antics?

Sorry...I like analyzing these things.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TBag-Zilla OTPhalfshellvenus on January 24th, 2007 12:25 am (UTC)
First, PB is having a tough second season, while SPN seems to be chugging along full-speed. So, very enthusiastic SPN fandom and fairly tepid PB fandom, which seems to have swung strongly towards M/S shippers in recent months.
So true-- we're losing many of the Season 1 diehard fans, and many of the Gen fans are underwhelmed with this season (the strength of characterization is just really, really low). :( Plus the M/S shipper thing is eventually going to take over the direction of this show, I think. Scaring all the non-shippers like me away. But you're right-- the fandom excitement is just _low_ right now. *frowns in sadness*

Quite a few people don't like to read T-bag (he is a psychopathic pedophile serial rapist/murderer), but who doesn't like wee!chester antics?
Oh, I understand that part firmly. I can't read T-Bag myself if he's getting too bloodthirsty and sociopathic, and as a result I don't tend to write him that way myself. But he has a huge fan following, for whatever reason.

Wee!chesters are more beloved than I ever could have imagined, but considering how much I love them, well...
(no subject) - mercurybard on January 24th, 2007 01:34 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bluesister on January 24th, 2007 06:50 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on January 24th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mercurybard on January 24th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on January 24th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
callmetofucallmetofu on January 23rd, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
I'm sure the kiss with just be in a different episode. Sometimes they put things into the previews that are several episodes ahead. They often do it after a hiatus. :(
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB  Brothers-- moody eyeshalfshellvenus on January 24th, 2007 12:26 am (UTC)
At least I can hope to stave off my crushing disappointment a few weeks longer.... ;)
Are we back to hos over bros?lissa_bear on January 23rd, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
Fine, fine...you got me.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB Final Hughalfshellvenus on January 24th, 2007 12:26 am (UTC)
Eeep! My hero! *loves*

You have written some seriously good stuff for the exchanges, and you're one of our more versatile authors. Yayyyy! \o/
(no subject) - mercurybard on January 24th, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on January 24th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - lissa_bear on January 25th, 2007 06:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
PamalaX: Alexendthelinepamalax on January 24th, 2007 12:14 am (UTC)
Sorry Pam meaning me??

I'm in no sweat for an MS kiss these days. Hardly give it a thought. I've got the whole Linc/Michael/Paul thing in my head now and as far as ship so I'm all about Alex/Pam before any MS.

Yeah, I'm a turncoat... shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB Final Hughalfshellvenus on January 24th, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
Gah! I can't believe I wrote "Pam" instead of "Pamala" (*fixes it*). Yes, you. :)

got the whole Linc/Michael/Paul thing in my head now
:D That piece of looniness (i.e., the three of them aggravating each other and lots of sarcasm and random Linc!Smash) could go on for a while, as far as I'm concerned. I like that dynamic.

and as far as ship so I'm all about Alex/Pam before any MS.
He could redeem himself! He could become less nuts, over time. If people would just stop running down his children and then keeping him from running to their rescue. :(
(no subject) - pamalax on January 24th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
dc_longwing on January 24th, 2007 12:39 am (UTC)
Hi,
I, too, loved your last SPN fic -- as well as the ones you've done since Christmas. And I'm behind on my bouquet-throwing.
Here's the thing, though. Your T-Bag series is, I think, the ONLY thing you've written that I haven't read. I don't read ANY T-Bag fic because he squicks me out SO hard, I can't bear to read about him. Even from you, one of my fave writers.
So it's not you, it's me.
Am heading out of town this weekend, but I WILL return to fling detailed comments about your previous stuff.
Thanks,
DC
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TBag-Zilla OTPhalfshellvenus on January 24th, 2007 01:26 am (UTC)
Your T-Bag series is, I think, the ONLY thing you've written that I haven't read. I don't read ANY T-Bag fic because he squicks me out SO hard, I can't bear to read about him. Even from you, one of my fave writers.
:D What if I tell you that he squicks ME out too? I can't stand for him to get too graphic, and so I apply that to my writing as well. Might give it a try. *begs like Sam begs Dean with puppy eyes* ;)

but I WILL return to fling detailed comments about your previous stuff.
Yay! Looking forward to it!

Hope you have a wonderful time! I'm tied down to the house while Girl Scout cookie sales go on, and after that we won't go anywhere until Disneyland at Spring Break. In these parts, the weather is pretty much equally dull and bad this time of year. Bleh.

Bon voyage!
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: MiSa from sarahscribblesbadboy_fangirl on January 24th, 2007 01:03 am (UTC)
I think T-Bag has always longed for a family and when he met Mrs. Hollander and her kids, he thought he had a chance at it (though we know he would eventually abuse that little girl for sure, if not the boy too). He's a sociopath, he doesn't think straight. But I think he really believed somewhere in that crazy head of his that he could be normal and have a family with them. I've always thought that since seeing Brother's Keeper. He's a predator, always, but he saw redemption in Mrs. Hollander's living room. JMHO.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TBaghalfshellvenus on January 24th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
I think T-Bag has always longed for a family and when he met Mrs. Hollander and her kids, he thought he had a chance at it (though we know he would eventually abuse that little girl for sure, if not the boy too).
That part is intriguing-- I think he's a little in love with the concept of a family, of that "Normal" life that you know he didn't have himself. But he would ruin it, as sure as anything, whether he chooses to believe that or not.

But I think he really believed somewhere in that crazy head of his that he could be normal and have a family with them. I've always thought that since seeing Brother's Keeper. He's a predator, always, but he saw redemption in Mrs. Hollander's living room. JMHO.
Love your phrasing here, "redemption in Mrs. Hollander's living room."

THAT's the part I have trouble with, though. Some sociopaths fool themselves into thinking they're in love with someone (partly because they don't feel deep and true love, so they don't know that what they're feeling isn't it). But after all this time, given that she turned on him, I find it hard to believe that his character would actually think that. I know too much about sociopathic behavior, sadly.

In other words, the show's pushing it too far for me with this particular aspect. I can't believe in it. :(
(no subject) - badboy_fangirl on January 25th, 2007 12:06 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on January 25th, 2007 01:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
heartagram_lalaheartagram_lala on January 24th, 2007 04:15 am (UTC)
not wanting to burst your bubble, but the MiSa kiss is from ep 16.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Gen PB brothershalfshellvenus on January 24th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
You flash that Elmo at me, but you know you're killing me inside.... ;)
(no subject) - heartagram_lala on January 25th, 2007 05:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
bluesister on January 24th, 2007 06:46 am (UTC)
But the T-Bag story is long. And he scares me.

Have you seen the director cuts for next week? (do you spoil?) I swear I think that guy was in my library tonight. He woke up today and knew he was on the wrong planet because the sports team logos were all just a little different. Indeed.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TBag-Zilla OTPhalfshellvenus on January 24th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
But the T-Bag story is long. And he scares me.
:D Most people prefer the longer stories, though personally I am more likely to find the time to read them if they're short. And these are in different chapters.

It might help if I tell you that there's only so far I'm willing to go with T-Bag, because after that it's sickening. So if you have reservations about him, they might well be within my sphere of the same. ;)

I am spoiler-free always, because I can pretty much guarantee that at some point I won't like where the show is heading.

And ack, think of the grief that the "Jo" stuff cost in Supernatural. I could probably have dealt with that better if I hadn't been spoiled... :0
happy is as happy does: Monday=PB - weekendgetawayhappywriter06 on January 24th, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
Return of Linc!Smash, a little overblown, and Dumb!Michael (yeah, turn yourself in. Whatever, you chump).
I loved Linc!Smash. Cracked me up when he damn near got them killed by running Kellerman off the road. As far as Dumb!Michael, I'm not ready for him to turn in his MENSA card yet. Just trying to have a little faith!

As far as your T-bag stories, I do plan on reading them. I just had to get my nerve up to read some pretty twisted stuff. Now that you said it's not so bad. I can do it.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TBaghalfshellvenus on January 24th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
I loved Linc!Smash. Cracked me up when he damn near got them killed by running Kellerman off the road. As far as Dumb!Michael, I'm not ready for him to turn in his MENSA card yet. Just trying to have a little faith!
Oh, Linc!Smash is always funny to me, but I prefer when he isn't made out to be just a dumb beast. And what I really prefer is that a show make a decision on that from the get-go and not keep vacillating back-and-forth (i.e., street-smart with perspective as long as it doesn't involve him, or just randomly dumb-dumb-dumb to the point where Michael should have given up on him long ago).

I want more consistency in the characters overall, and Michael's "I'm turning myself in" phone call just aggravated the heck out of me. From genius to idiot in real-time 4-5 weeks. Bleh.

As far as your T-bag stories, I do plan on reading them. I just had to get my nerve up to read some pretty twisted stuff. Now that you said it's not so bad. I can do it.
:D Hope they intrigue you. And you heard me right-- they can't get too twisted, because that's too sickening for me to write. :0
(no subject) - happywriter06 on January 25th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: disguise from kloterabadboy_fangirl on January 24th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
Have you posted your portion of the Round Robin and I just missed it somehow? I haven't seen anything or heard anything on this for awhile now.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: DominicSexyhalfshellvenus on January 24th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
I did post on Sunday, and Pamala changed the Round-Robin tag so that there could be additional series down the road.

My part is here. ;)

Are you on the list for the RR?
(no subject) - badboy_fangirl on January 25th, 2007 02:19 am (UTC) (Expand)
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on January 24th, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC)
Don't you be dissing Pralines!!

They be the food of the Gods! Of the Gods!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on January 25th, 2007 01:26 am (UTC)
! Those aren't what we think of as Pralines in the U.S. Pralines here are a sort of butter-toffee concoction, which... *droolzzzzzz~~~~*

I don't mind the occasional Nutella-type filling in candy. But EVERY TIME? Sometimes, I just like the pure chocolate, you know?

Americans in general don't have much to do with Hazelnuts. They're big in Europe (thought it was mostly the mainland), and my home state of Oregon is, last I knew, the largest exporter of them. In most of the Northwest U.S., they're called "filberts." Sounds much less fancy than hazelnuts. ;)

*Damn. Now I want pralines*