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I am the worst LJ-er ever. I never say anything, and then when I do finally come here to post, the whole place breaks for a week. Sorry, everyone. I can't even claim that I was going to say anything interesting, given that I'm me. It was almost certainly about television, but I can't remember. Anyway, I decided I ought to come back now that things are working again, mostly just to celebrate the fact that I can. Needless to say, I have absolutely nothing interesting to talk about now either, but what the hell.

So, Doctor Who ended again. I thought the shadowy dark bloke in the cave might be the Valeyard, but it turned out to be John Hurt, which was different. I thought we were getting rid of Clara, but the Doctor rescued her. I thought that somebody had actually died in a Steven Moffat script, but she was brought back to life by a shiny blue piece of technobabble. So I failed completely at guessing what was going to happen. (I don't mind being wrong about #1 and #3, but #2 is rather a disappointment). Nice clips of previous Doctors, though. Glad they didn't show everybody; that would have made the lack of ones we haven't met yet rather too obvious. But anyway, then it ended. And then it was Eurovision which, according to tradition, I avoided completely. I did keep an eye on Twitter for part of it though, and if the list of trending subjects was anything to go by, it was amazing. At one point, Status Quo, Ming the Merciless and General Zod were all trending together, which sounds like the greatest supergroup ever. I suppose they must have been representing the UK, which is certainly an improvement on Sonia.

Oh, and hey - there's a trailer for Agents Of SHIELD! New Joss Whedon show! Coulson lives! Gunn-from-Angel-as-super-human! Did I mention Coulson living?!



Looks cool, but time will tell.

PS: Sorry in advance if I break LJ again. It's not on purpose, honest.

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magentadawned
May. 18th, 2013 11:16 pm (UTC)
The Romanian entry was a counter tenor vampire so that was good! There was also a giant 7 foot man and a woman wearing a huge lit up dress!! Interesting that vampire did not dress up when he won his heats in Romania!!
swordznsorcery
May. 19th, 2013 12:48 am (UTC)
Other countries seem so much better at Eurovision than Britain is.
eandh99
May. 19th, 2013 06:22 am (UTC)
ive pretty much list that lving feeling for Who- but I am rwally looking forward to Agents of Shield. you should watch Arrow -- john barrowman has been doing a great job as an antagonist.
swordznsorcery
May. 19th, 2013 05:52 pm (UTC)
Yes, a few people have recommended "Arrow". If the first season DVD is available in the UK, I may well get it some time. It's been going too long now for pixies. I did think that it might be too cheesy, but in all fairness so was "The Cape", and I wound up absolutely loving that.
sarren
Jun. 1st, 2013 08:50 pm (UTC)
I loved The Cape from start to finish. Arrow was pretty dreadful, I only kept watching because I liked the bodyguard who wasn't taking any crap from him and because my housemate will watch anything with superheroes (okay, so will I), but by about ep 7 or 8 I was sold.
swordznsorcery
Jun. 2nd, 2013 12:50 am (UTC)
You saw "The Cape"?! I knew it had to have had another viewer! Just discovered it recently, when I saw a trailer for it on YouTube. Great fun show.
sarren
Jun. 2nd, 2013 08:01 am (UTC)
Ha, I even did a very short post about it.

And my housemates. So that makes four of us.
swordznsorcery
Jun. 2nd, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
Cool! I have never met anybody who has even heard of it. It was such an enjoyable show, just the right side of silly. I really liked the support cast too.
sarren
Jun. 2nd, 2013 07:11 pm (UTC)
One of my German teachers commented on how bad guys in American films always have German accents and I was like, huh, not anymore, now they are all British, and the other German students were all like, yup.

I've now seen that dude who played the bad guy in three American shows playing the bad guy. I think if I ever met him I would instinctively run screaming. He's very good at it!
swordznsorcery
Jun. 2nd, 2013 08:16 pm (UTC)
Yes, I saw him "True Blood", and he was very good in that; and I just saw him not more than a week ago in a trailer for a new BBC period drama, this time playing a real life (ish) character (and bad guy).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydneyl2S30o
sarren
Jun. 2nd, 2013 09:24 pm (UTC)
He was so horrific in True Blood I almost stopped watching it. He was very convincing.

He's also a bad guy in Grimm. A refined, royal, European bad guy.

that looks interesting, will have to give it a go. I like medieval stuff.
sarren
Jun. 1st, 2013 07:44 am (UTC)
I am SO looking forward to Agents of SHIELD!!!

sorry, am out of practice reading fic anywhere other than AO3 and couldn't see where to leave feedback on your Champions fic. I had a lot of fun reading them, especially all the superpower parts and Tremayne's deliberately ignoring their mad skills.

Thanks for telling me about them!
swordznsorcery
Jun. 1st, 2013 06:49 pm (UTC)
There isn't anywhere there to leave feedback, barring e-mail. I'm old school! That was the way we did it before LiveJournal was invented. :)

Glad you enjoyed them. They're too long for most people, I'm afraid. I'm not very good at concise!
sarren
Jun. 1st, 2013 08:54 pm (UTC)
Hee, I predate LJ too. And the internet :)

If this was a big fandom I'd probably agree that they could be a bit more concise, in terms of moving the action along, but when it's a rare fandom, every single word is precious!!!

I really liked how you had the criminals figure it out, because they just blithely go about assuming no one will question them. Like that time Richard jumped over a prison fence with like, 20 witnesses.
swordznsorcery
Jun. 2nd, 2013 12:48 am (UTC)
Yes; or Craig telepathically sending Richard instructions on how to disarm a bomb, whilst surrounded by an army of officials. They're not terribly good at being secret!
sarren
Jun. 2nd, 2013 08:08 am (UTC)
Hmm, was that the worst episode, or am I just biased because I'm Australian?

I loved that whole scene, it's like Craig, you're not fooling anyone, here. Well, not Tremayne, anyway. I love how Tremayne is always like, okay, they're behaving oddly again, but it usually works out fine, so I'll just pretend not to notice again.
swordznsorcery
Jun. 2nd, 2013 06:57 pm (UTC)
It wasn't a great episode wherever you're from! It's not my least favourite, and I do enjoy it when I watch it, but the plot doesn't stand up to much thought. I don't like that the gang are split up, either. I had a rewatch recently, and was rambling about the episodes here, and I remember commenting at the time how very unAustralian Australia seemed to be! There didn't seem to be a genuine Australian person to be found.
sarren
Jun. 2nd, 2013 07:06 pm (UTC)
which do you think were the best and worst?

there wasn't even a decent attempt at an Australian accent. And I've never seen a more unconvincing set.
swordznsorcery
Jun. 2nd, 2013 08:19 pm (UTC)
Least favourite would be "The Body Snatchers". Favourite... possibly "Autokill". I love "The Interrogation", as I think it's a great idea done really well, but the lack of proper team interaction stops it from being a real favourite. There's loads that I like a lot though.
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