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09 January 2008 @ 07:09 pm
PB Slash Awards finished-- Thank you, everyone!  
Here's my beautiful banner for "Best Slash Author" from the pbslash_awards:



Thanks to everyone who voted for me, and special thanks to haloisbent for organizing the whole thing!

I missed the original announcements for being AWOL early last week from LJ, and then... the dreaded power fluctuations from the wind storms. Now I can squee properly! Whoo!
 
 
 
The Good, The Bad and The Lanathelana on January 11th, 2008 12:43 pm (UTC)
*tries to tempt you all with MickBeth whose names are thankfully never smushed.*





The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 12th, 2008 08:50 am (UTC)
Who what? Is this your Moonlight show? (I've seen the recent squee).

I don't even know if it's on network TV-- we don't have cable. Thank goodness for DVDs!
The Good, The Bad and The Lanathelana on January 12th, 2008 09:26 am (UTC)
Yep, Moonlight. It's cheesy fun, the male lead is Australian, spends a decent, yet not obsessive time shirtless and there are cute fight scenes. It's on Fridays on CBS. However with the strike there is only one more episode left.
Genevieve: omfg by seewhoiammsgenevieve on January 12th, 2008 09:42 am (UTC)
Tempting me with Moonlight, hey? I have to admit, I've been lurking and sneaking peeks at youtube, because, hello, hotness. Not to mention David Tennant's (the Tenth Doctor) ex-girlfriend playing Beth. It's on down here at the moment, but I've decided to 'save' it for the long months ahead when PB is on yet another freaking hiatus and BSG is nowhere to be seen and I've finished my Farscape rewatch.

You're obviously liking it?
The Good, The Bad and The Lanathelana on January 12th, 2008 10:05 am (UTC)
Yeah, I really do. I mean it's not perfect, but it's the first time I felt it was worth getting charmed by a couple since... Mulder and Scully? Michael and Nikita?

The pilot is a bit rough, but around episode 4 it started getting really good. Heck, by that time I wanted to start writing gushy writers about Why Moonlight gets right what the other shows get wrongwrongwrong. (preliminary excitement, it happens sometimes) It's kinda like a lot of especially WB shows try to position them as a romance and Moonlight is the only one that is actually convincing doing it. I dunno. Maybe it's just something about the writing that really resonates with me, but it works for me because even though I'm extremely picky with couples, here I feel I can actually see what attracts these characters to each other, why they are there and what they get out of this relationship.

And it's, for a change, not another example of me getting sucked into an obscure and truly weird show I was able to sucker in a whole bunch of fans who are a lot more "shipper-ready" than I am.

(speaking of which, that journal I linked to? With the Moonlight picture spams? Person huuuuuge fan was BSG and Farscape, recently also did a Farscape rewatch; small world :D)
Genevieve: michael and nikita by dricks_artmsgenevieve on January 13th, 2008 07:21 am (UTC)
Ah, Michael and Nikita. The reason I started writing fic. I still adore them, and actually have an unfinished monster WIP in that fandom.

I also adored Mulder and Scully, but I didn't have a computer back then and wasn't online and had no idea that anything like fanfic existed. It was a fairly blissful fannish life, lol!

I *will* eventually give Moonlight a go, and will let you know what I think, if you're interested?

(speaking of which, that journal I linked to? With the Moonlight picture spams? Person huuuuuge fan was BSG and Farscape, recently also did a Farscape rewatch; small world :D)

Really? Ha!

The Good, The Bad and The Lanathelana on January 13th, 2008 09:11 am (UTC)
Well, I make no promises of Moonlight being/staying great (though I'm really surprised how many people on my flist, heavy shippers, light shippers, slashers) seem to have gotten into it lately.

But I can promise that the leading man is very, very neat to watch :)

(though somehow I seem to be more a Beth/Sofia Myles person myself, got my hands both on Tristan and Isolde and on her Dr. Who episode (she was awesome in it) because of Moonlight)
Genevieve: handcuffs by radiant eclypsemsgenevieve on January 15th, 2008 01:24 pm (UTC)
I'm very blase about new shows these days, and I suspect my plan is to wait and see if they *do* turn to drek before I get out the DVDs and get hooked.

I have seen the leading man, and I approve. *g*
The Good, The Bad and The Lanathelana on January 15th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
It's so funny because the leading man is so not that I would normally consider my type. The long hair, the slightly logish pointy face. Just based on pictures I wouldn't have assume that he would be hot.

But he is just marvelous on screen, great charisma and his looks totally grow on you.

I started watching Moonlight mostly out of vague curiosity for that guy who played Logan on Veronica Mars (I wasn't a huge fan, but hey, whatever) and then kept watching for a bit mostly to have something nice and brainless on tv. (I watched a lot of procedural shows, so usually deep character involvement is not a necessary requirement to me)

I think what drew me most to the show was some really, really atypical writing for this type of show. Like within the first 6 episode there were at least 5 moments where I kept thinking, yes, every other show would have made a cliffhanger out of this. Or every other show would have dragged this out. And instead they didn't. Which is fascinating because it's those simple things that throw you for a loop because you are just used to certain tv writing staples and it's intriguing to watch a show that doesn't/didn't follow those rules. Which usually voiced itself by characters interacting with each other in a sane and calm manner.

The most recent episode for example. Something big happened in it. Yet instead of letting the big violent thing happen at the end as the climax of the episode, they let it happen around the midst of the episode so they could still do all the interesting character fallout in the same episode. For me that's a really unusual type of pacing and emphasis that is really intriguing to me.

I also like who Mick is really quite different from a lot of typical angsty heros. Most heroes like Angel or Mulder and co try to save the world or are on some other huge quest. Mick's quest at this point is really all personal. Some verson of finding himself that actually manages to not come off as self centered. And for a vampire hero he is surprisingly well adjusted. So the show sidesteps *a lot* of the typical vampire angst issues.

But I agree I'm not really a fan of handing out blanket recommendations. For all I know it could start sucking immediately. I was just really surprised when I started watching it because I never expected to be surprised by it like this.

I suspect my plan is to wait and see if they *do* turn to drek before I get out the DVDs and get hooked.

You know, the friend I keep mentioning? Is exactly like this. She says she pretty much refuses to watch American tv anymore unless the show is finished. I think she got her heart broken badly by Logan and Veronica from VM and by Buffy and Angel from Buffy. The only ongoing shows she watches are the ones where she genuinely likes the plot, regardless of how the the pairings turn out (like Dr. Who or BSG).

So she has given up most American tv and mostly watches Asian shows because those are done pretty much like miniseries (like 20 to 40 episodes), they are plotted ahead, with the whole thing already written and shot before it is shown (so there can be no change of direction in the writing or things get dragged out because the ending is already decided from the start). Plus, lots of romance and angst and melodrama. (I'm not that much of a romance person so it isn't really for me, but for her, as somebody who loves angsty romance and who prefers closed stories it's pretty much perfect)
The Good, The Bad and The Lana: smilie priyankathelana on January 13th, 2008 09:25 am (UTC)
I also have to say, my own obviousness with my preferences amuse me. For example, I recently made a bunch of Mulder/Scully from X-Files picturespam and when I looked at them, I realized that the "advertising pic" that was out of the cut tag, always showcased Mulder more than Scully (which is silly, because it's not that I didn't love Scully, just the opposite). And here I posted three Moonlight pictures and all three show off Beth's face more than Mick's :)

(speaking of which, that journal I linked to? With the Moonlight picture spams? Person huuuuuge fan was BSG and Farscape, recently also did a Farscape rewatch; small world :D)

Really? Ha!


I'm doing my best to talk her into LFN, but so far she scoffs at (a) it sounding too procedural for her and (b) she's Russian and the thought of a woman named Nikita when to her it's a boy name annoys her [I keep telling her that that is not their fault, Luc Besson started it].
Genevieve: kellerman by bluebird1045msgenevieve on January 15th, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
she's Russian and the thought of a woman named Nikita when to her it's a boy name annoys her [I keep telling her that that is not their fault, Luc Besson started it].

Don't forget Elton John! *g*