ravenela: (Duke bw - iloveimpala67)
I'm sorry, everyone. I didn't mean to fall so far behind in the January Topic Meme. I will get to all of your topics. I promise.

And, now, today's topic: Haven (how you got into it, what are your favorite things about the show/least favorite, favorite characters, whatever you want to talk about concerning the show) from [personal profile] dahlia_moon.

Ah, Haven. It's all [personal profile] seimaisin's fault. She came to visit back in September and brought the first season with her. We watched half of it, and I was hooked.

Duke Crocker is the character that has stolen my heart. I never really thought about Eric Balfour before, but something about this character has made me go, "Well, hello!" I think it's the whole nonchalant hotness he has going on. Heh!

The story is also unfolding really well. The end of the fourth season left me with my jaw hanging open. Speaking of, have they renewed the show yet? It started out small and simple and has grown into something complex. I want to write a story that unfolds like that.

So, yes, Haven now has my heart and I really want it to come back for another season.
ravenela: (Duke silver eyes - upoffmyknees)
I can't seem to express myself after watching the season finale other than to run around yelling, "Duuuuuuuuke!" But I'll try.

Spoilers be this way...don't go through the door )

When does season five start? Do we have a season five?

Come...discuss with meeeeee!
ravenela: (Duke silver eyes - upoffmyknees)
The way this is going, I won't be done until January. But, we continue on.

Hubby and I finished Enterprise and have started Battlestar Galactica (the 2003 one). Impressions to come soon.

7 Share your favorite stories from your current fandom love(s)/ship(s). Tell us why they're amazeballs if you're so inclined.

Of course it would be one where I have to hunt down the answers. I haven't had a whole lot of time to read fic lately, which makes me sad. But I have found a few Haven gems. Give me one minute here.

Silencer by [personal profile] roseveare - " In the middle of the night, the town of Haven goes silent, and Duke thinks karma has it in for him. Casefile, gen/humour, early season 1."

Out of His Depth by Tanaqui - "Duke doesn't talk to cops and isn't interested in helping them out. So how on earth does an FBI agent end up in his bed? Missing scene from 1.01 Welcome to Haven."

Now that I'm caught up on season four, I'm planning to read all the Jennifer/Duke fic when I get a free moment.

Got any suggestions for me? I'm a gen and het girl.

The Questions )
ravenela: (Ichabod - Naushika)
Still going on NaBloPoMo. I know I'm behind everyone else, but that's okay.

6 What's your current fandom love(s) and/or ship(s?

Sadly, I'm at work so I can't fill up this post with pretty, pretty pictures. However, I'll be more than happy the blather on about it.

At this moment, I can't get enough of Haven and Sleepy Hollow.

Haven is on its fourth season and tells the story of this weird little town in Maine where people can do weird, destructive things. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

It also features Duke Crocker, played by Eric Balfour (who, for those of you who remember, was Jesse, Xander's geeky friend who died in the first episode of Buffy. I bring this up because I never thought I'd ever develop a crush on him). Duke owns me. He totally owns me. And I look for him in every episode.

I've been an Audrey/Nathan shipper from day one, and as soon as she came onboard this season, I've rooted for Jennifer/Duke. Along the way, I've shipped Julia/Duke, Claire/Duke, and Jordan/Dwight.

Sleepy Hollow is the new kid on the block with only eight episodes so far. Ichabod Crane (yes, that Ichabod Crane) woke up in the 21st century and is a whole lot hotter than we were lead to believe in the short story. He teams up with a no-nonsense cop named Abbie to fight demonic Evil, including a headless horseman with an assault rifle. Every moment of this show is complete awesomeness.

Right now, I'm shipping Katrina/Ichabod. They are married, and he's totally devoted to his wife.

The Questions )
ravenela: (Jennifer/Duke - iloveimpala67)
Yesterday's post was kind of a downer so today, I'm posting about what's making me happy.

*Duke Crocker. I continue to squee over this character, and I can't seem to stop. I've got pics all over my Pinterest. I keep reblogging anything that has to do with him on Tumblr. Tonight, Hubby is queuing up season four of Haven so we will be all caught up. Feel free to squee with me in the comments. (Please, please squee with me. Everybody else looks at me like I've grown a second head.)

*My current original fic, MAYBERRY WITH MONSTERS. It's about a sixteen-year old witch who has to protect her family and her town from scary, tall, evil, beautiful trolls. It's YA, and I'm having a lot of fun writing it.

*Sleepy Hollow. It has a time-traveling snarky Ichabod Crane. An awesome cop named Abbie Mills. And a headless horseman with a machine gun. What is there not to like? (I really need to search out some fic when I get a chance.)

*Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! I'm trying to keep my spirit under wraps until Thanksgiving is over. But Christmas is coming!

What's making you happy today?
ravenela: (Rosalee library)
Happy November! Sorry for not posting very often. It seems all I ever talk about are TV shows and books and writing. I think at some point, I need to overhaul this journal. But today is not that day.

Today, we continue with my TV trend by rambling about Haven.

I resisted this show. It was based on a story by Stephen King so surely it would scare the crap out of me. My friend Seimaisin told me it wouldn't and talked me into watching the first season. I loved it.

Now, I started out as a Nathan girl. He's my type, after all, and I love the Audrey/Nathan pairing.

And then somewhere around season two, my heart fluttered every time Duke showed up. It got worse from there. Now I'm craving Duke het and gen fic like crazy, and I can't seem to find it. Any suggestions?

I haven't seen season four yet. Hubby and I have been watching it together, and we've got to find time to sit down and catch up.

But, yeah, I'm hooked.

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