shallowness: Black and white close up of Natasha's tilted face (Natasha Avengers intensity)
Agents of SHIELD 4.21 Farewell, Cruel World!

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I dearly hope I get through to the season finale unspoiled – I saw a suggestive headline about season 5 and I don’t want to know anything about that yet!

I then gave Fearless a try, and Helen McCrory is certainly compelling as Emma the Lawyer. I have a feeling that there is no way it will all come together in a way that makes sense at the end of the series, though. casting spoilers and my reaction to them )
shallowness: Kensi and Deeks at a door, he's holding a badge (Kensi and Deeks partners NCIS LA)
I have just got out of a rabbit-hole of sorting out my icons, motivated by the fact that i. Poldark is coming back this weekend (I appreciate their wanting to avoid Victoria, but couldn’t they have waited for Agents of SHIELD to finish? Perhaps it’s not an obvious overlap to the schedulers, but it includes me, and the way AoS is currently firing on many cylinders and its fight scenes will make me choose that first.) ii. I have stuff to say about NCIS: LA, so I’ve got icons and iii. I have more icon slots than I thought on LJ!?

I’ve been continuing to mainline the top and tail of season 3 of NCIS: LA. spoilers )
shallowness: Catwoman looking at the Batsign in the Gotham City night sky (Catwoman watching Batverse films)
I finally got to see it - it was a bit of a rush to get there because the people I was going with wanted to see it at an earlier showing than I'd first sugested. So, I arrived in the middle of the trailer for the Justice League movie feeling flustered, frankly.

My head and my heart aren’t entirely in accord about this film, all right? heart says yes, head says hmm )
shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (Default)
As I said I would... spoilers )

(I'm hoping to see Wonder Woman within the next 24 hours.)
shallowness: Black and white close up of Natasha's tilted face (Natasha Avengers intensity)
Agents of SHIELD 4.19 All the Madame’s Men

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I dipped in and out of the One Love Manchester benefit concert, but from what I saw and heard I thought Ariana Grande stepped up remarkably.
shallowness: Movieverse Rogue leaning against a blank wall. (Rogue X-Men Films)
I am behind on B99 as someone called me while I was watching it last week and I never got caught up and so didn't watch the latest episode last night. I could have got caught up instead of watching NCIS:LA...however, I saw the last two episodes of season 2, 'Imposters' and 'Familia'.

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And I have seen Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge, and when I have time, I will type up a full response, but it was much like the other sequels to the brilliant Curse of the Black Pearl, entertaining in fits, not as good as the original and best, although trading on goodwill for it. I didn't stay to see if there was a scene after the credits, but I'll probably buy it on DVD, because I'm a completist and it did nothing to put me right off the franchise a la Jason Bourne and The Huntsman Winter's War.

The trailers for the coming blockbusters made me feel like it'll be slim pickings this summer. I'll be looking to the counter-programming.
shallowness: Sky High's Warren Peace smiling (Warren Peace smiles!)
On Tuesday I posted my first new fic of the year and the first one for six months: Extreme Action, a Sky High, Layla/Warren futurefic. It was first drafted in July 2015, which wasn’t a wonderful time for me. Having a title that would suit an early 90s action flick better than a fluffy tropefic appealed to me, apparently. Anyway, a couple of months ago, as I was doing looking through some drafts, I found that this one didn’t need much work – usually I have stalled before coming up with an ending. In the editing process, it passed the thousand word mark, et voila.

For completeness on Livejournal: this spring, I’ve also reposted the following fics at Dreamwidth and A03. Read more... )
shallowness: Margaret Hale of North and South adaptation sitting at desk writing (Margaret North and South writing)
Title: Extreme Action
Fandom: Sky High
Rating: G
Characters/Pairing: Layla/Warren
Summary: Fake-out make-out. (Layla’s idea.)

Disclaimer: Not mine, don’t profit.
Author's Note: 1,065 words. First drafted in July 2015, polished it up this spring.

Extreme Action: shallowness )
shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (POI Zoe and John at work)
Well after anyone else I have started watching NCIS: LA. It’s not hard, along with all versions of CSI, Law & Order and the Chicago shows, Five/Five USA shows all the NCISs too. I avoided NCIS because of Michael Weatherly, tbh, and did not realise that they go undercover a lot in the spin-off. A LOT.

other thoughts )

Agents of SHIELD 4.18 No Regrets

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On Tuesday, in the middle of all the horrible news, it was announced that Joss Whedon will be taking over directing duties on Justice League from Zach Snyder for tragic reasons. Obviously, one hopes that this helps a grieving family heal.

Wonder Woman (please be good! Not that I saw the show or read the comics, but as a woman who goes to see comic book movies, we're due one about a superheroine that's good) is occupying my brain more. But apparently the news about the merchandise isn't great.


Anyway, I’m watching Smallville season 5 for the first time on DVD. (I’ve been spoiled for a few big things on the show over the years. And the next DVD boxset I will go through will be a better show, but I’m watching it with much nostalgia for my experiences of the fandom for the first year or two. Quick recap: CHLOE.)

The colour palate is very striking, coming off the greys of metal, glass, stone and shadows of Person of Interest. I’m also rewatching the Pirates of the Caribbean movies right now, which has the blues and greys of the sea and brown and black of the ships, so the warm, bright, sun-kissed hues of Smallville, where everyone’s outfits are colour-coded, jumped out at me.


spoilers up to 5.4 )

Recs (2/2)

May. 21st, 2017 08:56 am
shallowness: Black and white close up of Natasha's tilted face (Natasha Avengers intensity)
Fics and fanvids in the following fandoms: Marvel Cinematic/Galactic Universe, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sense and Sensibility (1995), Singin' in the Rain, Sherlock, Sky High, Strictly Come Dancing, The Thin Man, The West Wing, While You Were Sleeping and Zootropolis/Zootopia.

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Confession

May. 14th, 2017 08:21 pm
shallowness: Beautiful blue alien in front of colourful background (Zhaan Farscape wonders I've seen)
I watched a fair chunk of the Eurovision song contest last night, from Armenia to Cyprus, which is more than I've done for a while. I used to love it, but it got too big and thus too gruelling. I have caught glimpses of it since last posting in 2012 but gone are the days when I could sit through all the performances and the voting.

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Recs (1/2)

May. 7th, 2017 04:36 pm
shallowness: HP films' Minerva reads the Daily Prophet (Minerva reads)
Fics, fanart and fanvids in the following fandoms: Arrested Development, Cormoran Strike series, The Dark Knight Rises, Disney Princesses, Enchanted, Firefly, Harry Potter, The Hour, The Hunger Games and Jupiter Ascending.

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shallowness: Beautiful blue alien in front of colourful background (Zhaan Farscape wonders I've seen)
I am Groot. )

Trailers: a scene from Pirates of the Caribbean: this is the last one, honest which featured intriguing beasties and not enough Barbossa, but I think I’m bound to see it anyway. There was also a trailer for Spider-Man vs. Iron Man that left me underwhelmed, but conversely, I think I want to see Baby Driver (Edgar Wright mashes up The Fast and the Furious and Drive?) now.
shallowness: Jadzia smiling eyes closed text reads 'Hee!' (DS9 Jadzia is amused)
I caught up on the first two episodes for various reasons and watched the third live.

4.13 The Audit

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4.14 Serve & Protect

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4.15 The Last Ride

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