ravenela: (Jennifer/Duke - iloveimpala67)
2015-01-26 10:18 am

Remember me for centuries!

Good morning! How are you?

A quick update on the state of me...

*Still querying WHITE SPIRIT and learning with each new letter. I've also pulled out DON'T FEED THE TROLLS (formerly MAYBERRY WITH MONSTERS) and am preparing to start draft two. So many plot holes, but I think I have some ideas to fill them.

*Having a lot of fun rewatching Highlander. A new post will be along as soon as I have some free time.

*Found a new laptop I like. It's an ASUS and it's affordable. My poor desktop is getting older so it is time for something new.

What have y'all been up to?
ravenela: (Richie sad - TH)
2015-01-22 04:31 pm

The Highlander Project: Duncan Does "Die Hard"

Back again with more Highlander rewatch fun. Anyone joining in? Drop a comment below!

Previously on Highlander

S1E3: The Road Not Taken

The One Where:

Richie's friend dies while breaking into a building, and Richie and Duncan investigate the death. It all reminds Duncan of a friend he knew in Japan. A friend who is now hanging out in Seacouver.

Go on... )

S1E4: Bad Day in Building A

The One Where:
Duncan does his best Bruce Willis. He systematically takes out mortal bad guys in a courthouse while protecting a little girl.

Go on... )

Four episodes down. Tons more to go. What do you think?
ravenela: (Richie first love - Maggie)
2015-01-17 05:54 pm

The Highlander Project: Scene Chewing and Good Ol' Boys

Hello! Welcome to my Highlander rewatch project. We're starting at season one, episodes one and two today. Aren't you excited? I wanted to include pictures, but some of the images aren't very good. If you know where I can find some good pictures, I might be able to add them.

Also, my format is inspired by Forever Young Adult and the way they do their rewatches. I hope that's okay.

All right, let's do this!

S1E1: The Gathering

The One Where:

Connor McLeod shows up along with a bad Immortal named Slan. Slan is hunting our new Highlander Duncan, and Connor is hunting Slan. Scene chewing and sword fighting ensue. Duncan's girlfriend Tessa (my personal hero) gets mad. And it's all witnessed by the worst but prettiest thief in the world, Richie Ryan (sigh!).

Go on... )

S1E2: Innocent Man

(On my DVDs, it says "Family Tree" is the second episode, but Hulu said this one was. Since we're watching on Hulu, we're going to go with it.)

The One Where:
Duncan's friend Lucas (a Southern gentleman) is beheaded, and a homeless man is framed for it. Small towns are creepy, and reporters are nosy.

Go on... )

Thoughts? Feelings? Memories? Share them with me!
ravenela: (Richie first love - Maggie)
2015-01-12 10:10 am

There Can Be Only One

Good morning, everyone! Hope you're settling into 2015 well.

So, I've been thinking. I've seen other people rewatching some of their favorite shows and blogging about it. I've also enjoyed a lot of them.

But you know what I want to rewatch? Highlander. HL was my first online fandom, my first love, my intro to everything. I was fifteen and desperately in love with Richie Ryan. (For you young whippersnappers, that's him in the icon. Obviously, Stan Kirsch no longer looks like this and I'm afraid to see what he looks like today.)

I can't promise I'll blog my progress with any kind of regularity, but I'll darn well try. Who wants to rewatch with me? All of the episodes are on Hulu, and I've never seen all of season six (aka, the season that doesn't exist because of reasons). And to those of you who have never seen it, you should totally watch it.

A little background for those who have never seen it:

HL the series branches off from the first movie (totally rent it...it's worth it). Thankfully, they never acknowledged the second one (do not rent it...it is not worth it). Anyway, Duncan MacLeod is Connor MacLeod's cousin (give or take a few decades). He's 400 years old and was born in the highlands of Scotland (as the credits will tell you).

While an Immortal can walk around in the daylight and not have to drink blood (like a vampire), they do live by the code that only one Immortal can be left alive. The only way to kill one is beheading. So, all of the Immortals walk around carrying badass swords and fighting to the death. They're only safe from each other on holy ground (any religion or sacred place will do).

So, who else wants to indulge in this magnificence of 90's fantasy? It's gonna be awesome! We'll start on Thursday.
ravenela: (Rosalee library)
2013-11-14 09:28 am
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NaBloPoMo, Day 4 - Old Fandom Fic

4 Share your favorite stories (with links!) from your first fandom love(s)/ship(s). Tell us why you still love them.

Oh, wow! I don't even know if I can find these stories anymore. Let's see.

A Letter from Tessa by Jacquie Groom: Wow! I wasn't sure I could still find this one. It was the first fic I ever read, and I loved how heartbreaking it was. It captured so much emotion in one tiny story. It will forever be my favorite.

So This is Home by Brightknightie: It's a Christmas fic written for me during an exchange, and it was Richie being adorable and awesome. Richie never got enough love in my opinion.

I know there are more, but I can't seem to find them right now.

The Questions )
ravenela: (Jennifer/Duke - iloveimpala67)
2013-11-13 03:23 pm
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NaBloPoMo, Day 3

Brrrr...it's cold outside. Hello, winter! Bring me snow!

3 What was your first fandom love(s)? Your first ship(s)?

Ahhh...we're going back...way back to 1996. The year I discovered fandom. I was 19, and completely in love with Highlander.

Richie Ryan was my first fandom love. And I wrote a terrible Richie/OFC back then.

As for my first ship, I wasn't sure what a ship was then, but I loved Beth/Al from Quantum Leap. Their story was so heartbreaking.

The Questions )
ravenela: (Felicity - tea otter)
2013-07-18 08:01 pm
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So, Syfy is Conspiring Against Me

Apparently, they're running a Highlander marathon all day tomorrow. Nothing will get done. Nothing! Oh, my beloved Richie!