We're having mild weather here, but the barometric pressure keeps playing havoc with my sinuses. Basically this translates to me feeling extremely blech! So, I'm spending much of the day eating yogurt (for the icky tummy), knitting (a scarf for my mom for a cruise she's going on in a few weeks) and watching Doctor Who (yay!).
I've got about 44 minutes until the new ep of Who, but I love watching "A Good Man Goes to War" over and over again. It reminds me of how awesomely awesome Rory is. It also starts to hurt my brain again when I think about River's timeline. So I don't think about it too much. Though I do wonder if she and Captain Jack have met at some point.
Other than that, I'm waiting for "Dragon Age: Origins" to load on my PS3 and will probably spend a good chunk of the rest of the weekend gaming. (Provided the icky tummy and sinuses co-operate.) I think the purchase of the PS3 may be my doooom. "Portal 2" is now on my list of things I MUST have and I'm having way too much fun playing "Assassins Creed 2". Just wish there was a way to game and knit at the same time. :)
ETA: I'm also trying to figure out what comic books I'll be taking out to read in public tomorrow. I'm also thinking of doing a photo of myself for this. I think it's a great way to push against stereotypes both about comics and about what type of entertainment women enjoy.
Hi. Thought I'd do another quick check in from Comic Con. It's the final day and the con has wound down. I've been up since 4:30 this morning so my brain is a little punchy. tartary_lamb and I got up to go stand in line for Hall H. Hall H is the 6,500 seat room that the bigger panels are held in. Bigger means larger audiences and lining up earlier. Even getting up as early as we did we ended up almost half way back. Still, it wasn't horrible for pics and everything went up on the big screens.
The panels we sat through were for Glee, Supernatural and Doctor Who. I won't post any spoilers but they were all fun.
I will share some pics though. :)
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I may have more than a little girl-crush on Karen Gillan. She's gorgeous, cute and funny. I'll post about the spoilery stuff from the panels after my brain is functioning again. The new seasons for the shows sound great though.
Just realized that I haven't posted pics of John Barrowman and Mark Sheppard from yesterday. (I also have a video of John singing "Happy Birthday" to a guy in the audience but I need to upload it.) Here are the pics along with an art commission and print I bought today. The commission is Superboy and Robin and the print is Dick Grayson in his new Nightwing uniform...well mostly in his uniform.
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Lots of fun was had. Not sure if I'll be doing it again next year though. Several reasons that I'll get into another time. I'll also post more pics. Just a bit of a pain from my iPad. Hope everyone else's weekends were good.
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Squee #1.5 - NEW WHO TONIGHT!!
Squee #2 - New Hawaii Five-O on Monday. There's a sneak peak from Youtube at bluespirit_star 's LJ here. Spoilery obviously but OMG I totally squeaked. I'm also excited about the guest star because I'm having total 80's flashbacks.
Squee #3 - pfyre has kindly put up scans from this week's TV Guide which features Mark Harmon and Michael Weatherly. The pics and article are definitely worth the look
Son of Squee #3 - In the intro to the article a comment is made about the Mark/Michael-Gibbs/Tony "bromance". This reminded me of Alex O'Loughlin's comment about he and Scott being the "bromance of the decade" as Steve and Danny. This led me to thinking there should be some sort of "tourney" or "death match" for all the "bromance" pairings.
Would anyone be interested in this? I'd be happy to host. I'd start by soliciting the various couples from folks throughout fandom, then move on to the bracketing. Thoughts?
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So word is that the actors won't be at Comic Con because they'll be filming during that time. I'm hoping that's just a horrible rumor, but I'd still love to go to the panel for this season.
It was really a nice evening though and I really do want to spend more time with them. They live fairly close by as well. I'm pondering doing the 4th with them next weekend.
The real reason for this entry is that I'm planning on catching up with Doctor Who between tonight and tomorrow. I'm waaay behind so this is going to be a test of my ability to stay awake. :) I would wait but I've stayed relatively spoiler free for the eps I haven't seen and I don't see that holding out much longer given the apparent excitement over the finale.
So I'm off to the land of Who. You may end up on the receiving end of flaily or WTF posts in the semi-near future. :)
For those who haven't seen yet, Amazon has changed their policy on what books they will include sales ranking on. They've removed the rankings on LGBT books under the guise that they don't want 'Adult' books showing up on the Best Seller listings. The big problem here is that there are het books with equivalent content that they've left alone.
ETA: L.A. Times Blog has picked up the story about the Amazon Fail. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/
Second...Someone posted a poll to one of the NCIS comms (I'm not going to link because it's not my intention to drive people there to respond or anything) where she asked people to rate their favorite characters, seasons and who they ship.
Under the pairings she didn't include any slash pairings and when asked why she stated that she was trying to stick with canon, not fanon. I have issues with that response. We have never seen any canon that supports Tony/Kate, but that's listed as an option.
I don't think the poster meant anything maliciously or was being intentionally exclusive, however I would have preferred if her answer had been, "These are the couples I posted because they were the couples I wanted to see responses for" than using non-existent canon as an excuse.
I'm tempted to post an alternate poll that includes slash pairings, but that seems more than a bit passive aggressive.
Thirdly...I watched the Doctor Who Easter special. No spoilers but...YAY! Every time I see MR in something I think I fall a little more in lust with her. HUMINA!
Of course, if they could have cut the whole Donna thing to make it not happen, rather than the emotional parts that made me cry like a five year old the first time I'd be even happier.
I figured by coming to the airport I might avoid some Who-related wank for a bit (there were even a couple of folks from the UK at my hotel discussing the casting news for Eleven. WTF?). The TSA had different ideas. My carry-on bag had to be run through 5, count it 5 times before they decided to unpack it and re-run it again. I figured it was my knitting or the plethora of electronics causing an issue. Nope. The culprit? One of my Doctor Who novels I'd brought for reading. I don't know if the readers have just never seen a book before or what.
Speaking of Eleven Wank... I guess I really shouldn't be surprised at the sheer amount of wankage the casting news has caused. This is Who fandom after all. What does surprise me are the number of folks reacting as though 26 is the YOUNGEST AGE EVER! It's not like he's 18 people. I just don't get the whole 'cradle robbing' thing being applied to a 26 year old. Especially when it's 30 year olds making the comment.
I am laughing at the number of people stating that they're LEAVING WHO FOREVER after Tennant's run is finished. Don't those type of declarations happen pretty much every regeneration?
Frankly, I'm just counting down the Months, Weeks, Days, Hours, Minutes until we get to see Jack's reaction to Eleven. I'd really love for him to bee the continuity point through the regeneration. Of course, Ianto won't be pleased.
Anyway all this is well and good, but what I'm really excited about? THEY ANNOUNCE THE NEW DOCTOR TOMORROW!!!
Don't get me wrong I love Ten, but I am REALLY hoping that this change means we get a less emo Doctor and can move forward. I'm also hoping for multiple companions (at least one of whom has a Y chromosome) and ones who are from someplace other than current-day Earth. I'd also like a sparkly pony (but I think Merlin has the corner on those).
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The not-yet-linked schedule for Friday at Comic-Con (shades of finding the Captain Hammer comic early!) indicates that in addition to the daytime panel, the musical itself will screen Friday night.
1:30-2:30 Joss Whedon— Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and the writers and cast of his new short film, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, will show never-before-seen clips while Joss also discusses Buffy Season Eight, the Fray crossover, and the upcoming Serenity comic focusing on Shepherd Book. Ballroom 20
10:45-12:00 Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog— The story of a low-rent supervillain (Neil Patrick Harris as Dr. Horrible), the hero who keeps beating him up (Nathan Fillion as Captain Hammer), and the cute girl from the laundromat he's too shy to talk to (Felicia Day as Penny). This musical in three parts, created for the Internet and written by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Zack Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, premieres in its entirety on the big screen at Comic-Con. Room 6B
Holy CRAP! Why do I have the feeling this will end up being in conflict with something else I find equally awesome?
ETA: Apparently RTD, Julie Gardner and Steven Moffat are all showing up for the Con. They have a panel on Thursday. I was really planning on doing more comics and fewer panels this year dammit! Though, if I'm still pissed at RTD by then I might want to skip the panel anyway. *g*
Son of ETA: Torchwood—Writer Russell T Davies (Doctor Who), executive producer Julie Gardner (Torchwood), writer Steven Moffat (Doctor Who), and actors John Barrowman, Gareth David-Lloyd, Naoko Mori and Burn Gorman discuss their creative process and experience on working on BBC America’s highest-rated show ever—Torchwood— followed by a Q&A session. Ballroom 20
AAAHHHH! Tosh and Owen!
Okay, you guys should probably just prepare for lots of squeeing and spamming for the next couple of weeks.