I have squee'd about it at length on Twitter, but I would be remiss not to mention it in here as well: Hawaii Five-O!



Oh my gods, I can't even believe how much I love it already. I watched the first couple of episodes back when they started airing and then I probably got ~too busy~ to keep up and I fell behind. But now I just finished catching up last week, and yeah, OH MY GODS. I have come up with a bullet-y list of why we should ALL be watching this show.

Pros:
- Kickass cast is freakin' kickass. I mean, I suppose Steve does have a lot of Gary-Stuesque qualities, but holy shit, son, this stuff is just so much fun to watch and root for! Really though, Steve's just the most prominent example because trust me; Kono, Danno, and Chin-Ho are all BAMF's in their own rights. Consistently.
- FUN. Fun, fun, fun! Partyin', partyin', yeah! This is a total, unabashed popcorn show brimming with action and comeuppances and crazy CRAZY shenanigans and other jubilatory treats. Amongst which is...
- The banter. It is SO DELIGHTFUL. The snark and the repartee and, underneath it all, the not-even-the-slightest-bit subverted friendship of Steve and Danny is a bottomless mine of gold.
- All of the main characters are being developed. They all have lives outside of Five-O that we get more or less expansive glimpses of. Always a plus, always leaves me wanting more. In a good way, I hasten to add!
- The camaraderie/team dynamics is already showing potential for, idek, THE WEST WING-scale greatness. I'm not even kidding, and some of you know I do not take that reference lightly. ;) To vaguely allude to something which I do not wish to spoil (heh), the whole gang gets themselves in a Serious Inextricable Predicament and just, the way they chose to stick together come what may was a thing of sheer beauty. *_*
- Obvious hotness. I mean, have you seen this cast? They do not always wear shirts. Just putting that out there. :p

Cons:
- I am now a lot more nervous about ever visiting Hawaii because OH SHIT THE VIOLENT CRIME RATE. lolol.

In short: show is fucking awesome and everybody needs to give it a go! Then tell me how much you loved it. ;)

And now, my flailings on the latest episode. H50: 1x20 )

I am also very much open to icon(-maker) recommendations for this fandom, if anybody has any that they like.
Note to self: need a Jack C. icon urgently.

So I'm kind of at a loss as to what I should post about tonight. It was definitely the most interesting way, I find, in which I've ever had the chance to interact with someone whose work I adore so. There were about 30 of us fans in attendance, tops. The atmosphere was very relaxed and informal, and topics varied from all things Heroes (duh) to the Beatles, via the paparazzi and various other things.

Trust me, I really hate to be one of those bitches who'll only tell LOL, you had to be there but... I got a strong sense that he's not a strong supporter of how fast "news" travel, and I use quote marks because that really only defines what we perceive as worthy of being reported. No great secrets were revealed, aside what I deduced from something he said, which he then confirmed with the request that it stay in the room. If interested, you'll probably read about it soon enough, but it won't be from me. This puts me at odds with my usual interest in knowing every little detail about events I was unable to attend, but I'm suddenly getting where the other side is coming from, and it's odd really, because I realize how uppity and full of crap I must sound. Anyway, not too take away from meticulous exposés (secret: I'll probably keep reading those and live with the shame), but I've come to see it as a matter of respect.

Also, I didn't take any pictures. I was sitting front and middle, about 5 ft. from the man and I would have been way uncomfortable pulling out the camera. We did however get a photoshoot! How that even slipped my mind before, I have no idea, but it did and thus- You know how sometimes you look at old con photo ops and wonder wtf you could have possibly thought you were wearing? Well I just have a feeling it won't take me much time to get there. >_> ANYWAY.

Having said all of the above, there are still a few of things I'd like to contribute to fandom pool that I don't feel are too intrusive on the ~moment~ (what are these words, idek).

An Audience With Jack Coleman )

In other, less pompous words: OMG IT WAS THE BEST EVER! :D
Someone did a really crappy job of 'erasing' watermarks, and it wasn't me. Alas, I don't have the marked originals. :/

But!

Adrian Pasdar! TV Guide outtakes from last January!

ZOMG WHY HAVE I NEVER SEEN THESE BEFORE??! :O )
Okay, I know I suck at updating, and this won't even be the overdue substantial post you're all dying to see (heh) but I have to express some degree of squee over THIS! ) XD ♥

So what have we learned here? Heroes is awesome, Pasdar is awesome, and I am an accomplished stalker. So, really, nothing new. But I just had to share. ;D

Also, [livejournal.com profile] skypiratekella is motivating me to write awesome fic and I'm very excited about it. Yay! :D

ETA: Video! We has one two! \o/

cut for lolarity )

OMGLOL. They "kill" me. ;D ;D
Uncut and public because love should be free. XD

WE COULDN'T DREAM THIS SHIT UP YOU GUYS. ASDLKHJSASAASDSLKSKJFDJAL;lkSKFBDNAD;l!!!!!1!


LOL "HE'S ALL MINE NEENER NEENER XD"

OMFG.

ETA ONE MOAR )
Both pics courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] mata090680, via [livejournal.com profile] canadian_turtle. You rock my world!
Last day of con reporting. ;_;

But how was my week, between then and now? Rather uneventful, to be honest. I bought a stationary bike, which I think I may have mentioned before? Am still waiting for the delivery. Did I mention David and Clémence are repatriating at the end of the month week? They're having trouble conceiving, and medical attention isn't as readily available in Djibouti. My parents have been apartment hunting, and mom finally found a decent place for them in town, so that's good. Side observation of random: holy manatee, I did not see the month of March whoosh by. I wonder why, heh.

I hope every one who celebrates it had a pleasant Easter weekend. We actually went to the Tex-Mex restaurant we like for lunch. Was good. And all day long yesterday, I kept cracking up with every bite of chocolate I had, because it made me think of Cristine Rose. *facepalm* "Overdose of chocolate."

And whilst I'm being somewhat random, I so need a new mp3 player. Mine is literally falling apart. I actually have to use a clothes pin to hold it together. It's very stylish, as you can probably imagine. I'll probably get me an iPod one of these days, although it absolutely cannot claim a priority spot on my budget. I'll just make-do with my yellow plastic peg in the mean time, heh.

But back to Eclipse, for the last time until November: Sunday, March 16th )

And I've decided that some way, somehow, I will definitely be going to Eclipse 2. If the guest lineup is half as good as this one was, it will be a total blast.
It was a week ago already, that the grand madness started. I wanna go back, omg. In fact, I kind of have booked a room in Northampton for the Eclipse 2 dates already. The hotel convention is ALREADY FULL, by the way. Yes, for serious. The event is still eight months away. Who was it that first said this fandom is batshit insane? Can't argue that.

But that's a long way away, let's retrace the first Eclipse. Right. Let's go back to the start.

And THAT was a good Friday. )

Now, re:Lost. OMGWTFBBQ! This show is as insane as ever. And I love it. o_O
OMFG AFDKHSJDL;LSALD;KA!!1!

HOUSE omg )

OH, OH HAPPY BIRTHDAY [livejournal.com profile] bitter_crimson! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, INDEED! \O/
I'm leaving in about 4 hours now and still have presents to wrap, but I had to make a post for these... young!Pasdar-shaped parting gifts!

view before shower if possible )

...I'll be in my bunk, kthxbai.
I'm gonna need a couple more moments on the polls, because for now all I have is ZOMG WHO SHOT J.R. OMG?!!?, but in the meantime have some scattered thoughts on the episode. I went scene by scene this week - no brainpower left for synthesis or coherence.

Heroes )
Oh, my squee! Heroes Unmasked is freaking awesome. Ever since season 2 started, I've been neglecting those gems from the BBC, figuring I'd get to them later. But after a nudge in the right direction (ty! ♥), I finally rediscovered those little treasures and omg. Fangirlville.

[livejournal.com profile] canadian_turtle wanted a screencap of this, so...


Zachary and Noah.

+ 10 more reasons to watch this cute little series of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews )
Reason #983689 why I love the Heroes cast* So Damn Much:

look here if you dare )

\o/

Activism ftw.

On a shallower note, I wonder how long it will take fandom to manip those signs into pleas for, uh, a different cause. *cough*

If anyone was newly-inspired by these and wants to find out more about the strike and what we as fans can do, join [livejournal.com profile] wga_supporters now. Don't wait.

* casts from plenty of shows went out picketing, I just focus on my OTF.
So, I was going to collect my thoughts on the latest Heroes episode, and then the hottest Zachary Quinto video ever happened, making the simple process of stringing together cohesive sentences infinitely more difficult. I still tried.

As a preamble, I'd just like to state my love for Tim Kring and the producers on Heroes, who all seem like remarkable people in intelligence, thoughtfulness and talent. If that sounds gratuitous - blessed be, ye sheltered soul. I have joked in the Summer hiatus that, should certain characters *cough*Nathan*cough* not survive, I'd be hatin' on their bums for all time, but I was hardly serious and never malevolent.

The truth is, I admire Kring's excellence in crafting these stories and characters that I have instantly felt involved in, no matter the various reactions brought out. To this day, in times of uncertainty about where this season is going, what the WGA strike means for the show, how it's going to affect stories and storytelling, etc. I uphold that opinion maybe now more than ever. I trust that there are people in command who love Heroes just as much as we do, if not more, and will always do their hardest to make it the best that they earnestly can. Sometimes, that means bold choices, taking chances that don't go over too well with the broad audience. Tough. I am just thankful that they are still taking them, and I hope creative licence never gets taken away for the sake of playing-it-safe, fan pandering or superfluous ratings stunts.

I would have been okay with Nathan dying in How To Stop An Exploding Man. It's hard for me to explain or justify, because he is my favorite character, other than to say it would have made sense within the story. I'm glad the writers eventually went a different route, and I hope we get to enjoy the character for many seasons to come, but I would have understood it and supported it. Not out of blind love - but because I could see the reasons for it and the richness of the ideas behind, both of which things are key to my enjoyment of any form of writing.

And that concludes my sappy moment. ;) I'll now get to the episode. (Rock on, writers! ilu.)

Heroes )

If you're looking for polls, [livejournal.com profile] stealyourmind has started one here, and I hope to be posting mine later today/tonight. :)
Random find of the day:



I EXPLODE WITH GLEE. Thus, I leave uncut.
Happy Halloween! Yaysweets, yaychocolate! In between sessions of stuffing my face, I've fleshed out my thoughts on the last Heroes episode (here), and written the polls. Under the cut, as per usual.

Heroes, 2x06: The Line POLLS )

Oh, and sadface though I was about the lack of Nathan in the episode, I feel all better now after randomly stumbling across these pictures of the Pasdar ) by a certain Bobby Quillard. I'd never seen them before, but they seem to date back to last season.

Also, I've now seen Chuck and it was, once again, awesome. I have yet to watch last night's House, though.
Largely inspired by [livejournal.com profile] dontburnhot, [livejournal.com profile] canadian_turtle, and the Rendition premiere pictures as reposted by [livejournal.com profile] aelora, I present to you... a Quinto Fandom-Dividing Poll of the Utmost Importance. DUN DUN DUUUUUUN.

[Poll #1069684]
Feel free to expand on your reasoning in comments. Pictorial evidence welcome.
It's another post of little import, but I urge all Heroes fans out there to watch this video from Access Hollywood. That's Jack Coleman's perspective on the European leg of the Heroes World Tour. Included in the footage: singing, push-ups, shirtlessness - all three involving Milo in one way or another.

Exactly: AKDJFALJHJA;S'SL;KJD;LJASLK!!

Excuse me while I go rewatch it again (and again).

40-something me-less pictures I took on the Heroes World Tour, behind this cut. Dial-up users, beware! )

Public repost of links/anecdotes )

And here are my videos (again), because I can't remember why I even locked them in the first place. YouTube h0rz unite! (I wish) )

And this is nothing to do with the HWT, but while I'm telling tales of stalkery, click and feel your ovaries explode. I'll be in my bunk.

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