ravenela: (Jennifer/Duke - iloveimpala67)
I haven't answered these questions in a long time, so let's play!

Which TV shows did you start watching in 2014?
Forever (please stay on the air), Brooklyn 99, Gotham, The Flash, House of Cards, Outlander, Constantine, Reign

Which TV shows did you let go of in 2014?
Grimm, but not by choice. I somehow lost track of the episodes, and I need to go back and catch up.

Which TV shows did you mean to get into but didn't in 2014? Why?
I keep hearing good things about Penny Dreadful, but I don't have Showtime. I'm sure it'll hit Netflix at some point, right?

Which TV shows do you intend on checking out in 2015?
Agent Carter is at the top of my list. So looking forward to that one.

Which TV show impressed you least in 2014?
Haven. I'm not sure I like the direction it's taking. And then there's Jennifer. *Wails*

Which TV show do you think you might let go of in 2015 unless things significantly improve?
Sadly, I think it might be Haven. And probably Constantine if it gets cancelled. :(

Which TV shows do you think you'll never let go of no matter how crappy they get? Why?
Doctor Who, Castle (but that hasn't been crappy at all), Agents of SHIELD (I'm a slave to the Marvel universe)

Which TV show did you enjoy the most in 2014?
Forever, definitely! It fills the Highlander-shaped hole in my heart.
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: (Jennifer/Duke - iloveimpala67)
It's the first of January, a new year, and time to kick off the January Topic Meme. Yay!!!

We're starting things with [personal profile] katikat's topic suggestion: Name 3 of your favorite OTPs and why you love them.

Narrowing down to three is going to be hard, but here we go.

The First Ship: Chloe/Clark, Smallville

When I started online fandom with Highlander, I never heard the word "shipping." I didn't learn it until I fell into the Smallville fandom. Chloe/Clark was the first pairing I ever fell in love with and wanted to write about all the time.

In the early days of SV, Chloe was the best. She had her own character arch, her own way of getting into trouble, and her own snark. I loved her, and naturally, I wanted Clark to love her, too. Of course, the creators of the show had other plans. Nevertheless, I couldn't get enough of Chloe/Clark fic. The angst, the fluff, the hurt-comfort, the PWPs, all of it, as long as it had a happy ending. Chloe was the perfect girl to bring out the personality in Clark. I still ship it to this day (I don't care what the creators did with them.)

The Ship With the Most Canon Satisfaction: Piper/Leo, Charmed

From the moment Piper and Leo started giving each other longing looks from across the room, I was sold. Piper was the geekiest one of the three Halliwell sisters, the long-suffering middle sister, and the one who wanted to be normal. Leo was the handyman who turned out to be much, much more.

These two went through everything - forbidden love, marriage problems, Leo going dark, and nearly breaking up. In the end, they made it through everything and got their happy ending. Yes!

The Newest Ship: Jennifer/Duke, Haven

Even though it's been around since 2010, I didn't fall in love with Haven until [personal profile] seimaisin sat me down and made me watch it. I loved Duke, but I didn't love his pining after Audrey.

And then, this past season, TPTB gave Duke a woman of his own - Jennifer. And she wasn't there for looks; she had a character arc of her own, a storyline that served the main plot. She complemented Duke and let him keep his bad boy with a heart of gold status. I really hope she gets to stay and they get their happy ending.

So, there you have it, three of my favorite ships. May they all have their happy endings.

And if you have a topic, slots are still open.
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: (Abbie and Ichabod - Naushika)
Happy December! And we're back to our regular schedule. But it is the month of Christmas so that makes me happy.

How about another Blog Posting Day!

8 Post a song that makes you want to write. (Or gets you in the mood to read All Of The Fanfic.)

I'll post links to youtube videos when I get home, probably tomorrow. Until then, I'll just list.

For my current original story, MAYBERRY WITH MONSTERS:

No Light, No Light - Florence + the Machine
Sinister Kid - Black Keys
Barton Hollow - The Civil Wars
Again - Flyleaf
Cornflake Girl - Tori Amos

For my previous story, WHITE SPIRIT:

Haunted - Poe
Amazed - Poe
Questions - System of a Down
Dead Souls - Nine Inch Nails
Living Dead Girl - Rob Zombie

I haven't written fic in a while, but I have a couple of songs that remind me of current fandoms:

ET - Katy Perry (Thor)
Devil's Backbone - The Civil Wars (Haven)
The Last Dance - Within Temptation (Sleepy Hollow)

Yay, music!

The Questions )
ravenela: (Duke silver eyes - upoffmyknees)
"...I've fallen in love with a man on the run."

A little Civil Wars for your Tuesday afternoon. It's a lyric from "Devil's Backbone," which is the song that currently reminds me of Duke Crocker. (Speaking of, I have a whole playlist. I need to share it at some point.)

So, what is making me happy this week?

*I figured out what was bothering me in MAYBERRY WITH MONSTERS. I originally had an infodump at the beginning where Dani's mom explained the whole witchy thing to her, and it just wasn't right. I've now redone it where Dani is only getting bits of info as she goes along.

*TV is really making me happy. Loved last Friday's episode of Haven, last Monday's Sleepy Hollow, and I squeed all through the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who.

*Possible full time job openings are coming down the pipeline next month. Wish me luck!

*Thanksgiving is this Thursday here in the USA. We're hosting this year, and I'm excited about having everyone over. Plus, I can continue my tradition of watching the parade. It's not Thanksgiving without it. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!

What's making you happy this week?
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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