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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 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)