lodessa: lol (ats-lilah)
Title: Additional Dimensions
Fandom: Crossover - Dollhouse/AtS
Characters/Pairings: Adelle DeWitt, Wes/Lilah, Illyria, mentions of other characters from both shows.
Word Count: 1,115
Rating: General
Summary: My take on who the inside source might be, and a way that Dollhouse fits together with Angel the Series.

Sometimes Adelle DeWitt, suspected that this dimension really wasn't any less hell-like than the one she'd grown up in. )
lodessa: lol (t:scc-sarah-bitches can walk)
1) While getting our livescans done, [livejournal.com profile] sophia_helix and I were looking through those "The Year You Were Born" pamphlets and discovered the amazing fact that the year I was born was the year of the first recorded incident of a ROBOT killing a human. Go 1984!

2) This week's episode of Dollhouse was actually GOOD. Not just not bad, but genuinely interesting and even a little funny. Maybe this opinion is a result of the realization that Adelle DeWitt is clearly the love child of Wes and Lilah, raised in a hell dimension, and that Wolfram and Hart is behind the Dollhouse and possibly Adelle and maybe her parents are plotting their escape. I think it was just a better episode though.

3) Sarah Connor Chronicles, why are you so awesome? Spoiler )

4) I bought a super expensive bathing suit on Friday. It is really cute and has actual straps and closure and not stupid ties and halter. Now I have to go work out though, because my stomach is not really up to standards for swimsuit season.

5) I watched some more early X-Files (season 1, disc 2, I think) on Friday. Mostly I am enjoying the show, but I cannot seem to turn off the part of my brain that keeps pointing out things like that they introduced some agents of color, but then they were super incompetent. I know it is hard because the whole set up of the show is Mulder and Scully vs. the rest of the world, but I keep ticking off incidents like that and judging. I worry what will happen if this spreads to everything I watch.

6)I watched the Lost pilot last night. Meh so far, but I know pilots are rarely representative of shows.
lodessa: lol (ats-illyria)
Title: The Form
Fandom: Angel the Series
Characters/Pairings: Illyria (Illyria/Wesley, Lilah/Wesley, Illyria/Lilah)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 322
Warnings: Spoilers for Seasons 4 and 5 of Angel. Not comic compliant I am sure.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] novin_ha who wanted anything Illyria/Wesley.

This form is like a compass. It guides her through this strange world as he once did.  )
lodessa: lol (btvs-faith-bad example)
Title: Simple as That
Fandom: AtS/BtVS
Characters/Pairings: Faith/Gunn (allusions to Buffy/Angel and Faith/Buffy)
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 737
Warnings: Spoilers for Both Shows. Not comics compliant.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] sainfoin_fields, who asked for Gunn/Faith.

She’s never been anything but a stand in for either of them, so now she’s standing in for Angel, sitting at Gunn’s bedside. )
lodessa: lol (bones-booth)
Last night my dad was over, and he, my sister, and I decided to take walk. My town is strewn with interconnecting bike paths and we had probably been walking close to an hour when we come across an adorable black cat, probably about 9 months old. It had a collar with a bell on it and wanted to be pet and rub against us. So we pet it a little and then decided to head back. The cat followed us. We were surprised after a block when it crossed the street and continued to follow, mewing if we got too far ahead. After about a mile we were concerned, we checked it's collar for tags, but there were none. Who puts a collar on their cat but no tags? The cat was obviously lost, but it was not until it followed us across an overpass over one of the main streets that we finally picked it up and carried in the last few blocks. It's possible that it has a chip in it, so we should take it in to see. If not, we need to find it a home though. Apparently Robert and Steve are looking for a cat, or I suspect it would get on well at mom's because Sunny loves cats and Ernest is a really really mellow cat who thinks he is a dog possibly. Right now it is at home with Cupcake though, and we will be lucky if they don't tear the house fighting. I am sort of in love with this cat and wish they would be friends, but I know it would never happen.


On a completely different note: [livejournal.com profile] novin_ha wrote If There Were Water, a beautiful, post-NFA AtS fic about Faith, Wes, and Illyria. It's really true to all the characters and the world. It's bitter, caustic, and broken, but it leaves a faintly sweet aftertaste. I suggest you all read it.


Meme- Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] aphrodite_mine

List ten fictional characters you wouldn't kick out of bed (if it weren't for Jeremy of course) and tag five people to do the same.

Alphabetically By Fandom, pictures included for TV/movie characters. Warning for undignified objectification and squeeing )

Meme from [livejournal.com profile] nentari, Among Others

Dear [livejournal.com profile] nentari,
I don't really know how to tell you this, Our horoscope doesn't match.
I think I realized it First of May Outside of Chicago and I saw you Sit at My avocado plant.
I'm sure you're Ashamed enough to understand That Santa doesn't exist.
I'm returning Your ring to you, but I'll keep Your mom as a memory.
You should also know that I Never liked Our friendship.
In pain,
[livejournal.com profile] lodessa

Meme template )

OMG YAY!

Feb. 26th, 2008 04:32 pm
lodessa: lol (bsg-six/gaius-mindfuck)
[livejournal.com profile] novin_ha just wrote me a Six/Illyria Crossover Drabble and it is absolutely perfect.
lodessa: lol (btvs-faith-vibrant)
Title: Release
Fandom: Angel the Series
Pairing: Wes/Faith
Word Count: 1,139
Rating: R/NC-17
Spoilers: Up to AtS 4.14 "Release"

Written for [livejournal.com profile] novin_ha who asked for Wes fic, particularly with Faith in either a shippy or non shippy way. Sorry it took me so long.


... A cheap pack of cigarettes that she probably was going to smoke, in his car, without even rolling down the window. )
lodessa: lol (btvs-faith/buffy)
[Poll #1074265]


It is Friday at last (less than 5 hours until the weekend) and I would like to accomplish the following things this weekend:
1) Finding and purchasing leather pants for my Faith Halloween Costume.
2) Getting caught up on the laundry at last.
3) Doing enough research for my writing sample to determine if my author based arguments are feasible.
4) Actually starting to write for my writing sample.


My mother suggested having dinner together tonight and I am trying to call her and tell her that she is welcome to come over but she is not answering either of her cell phones or her work number.


I am trying to write Wes/Faith fic but it is not working. Perhaps, after I acquire those pants, I will make J role play with me for inspiration.


Last night, we were walking back from NBC comedy watching at [livejournal.com profile] sophia_helix and [livejournal.com profile] actoplasm's. The cat was waiting on the ledge by the door because she had refused to come in when we were leaving. Upon seeing us she chirped and jumped down in front of the door. But then the much larger white cat from upstairs (who had obviously been waiting for her to come down, fatass) attacked her. It's owner opened his door (probably because I was screaming at the cats) and the attacker took off but he didn't say anything (like maybe: sorry my cat was stalking yours). My poor baby ran inside and J pet her and fed her and gave her treats until her tail stopped being puffed up, but now I fear I have to worry about letting her outside when we are planning on going anywhere because it is clearly not safe for my compact cat in the wilds of our apartment complex.


Also hello and welcome to new friends: [livejournal.com profile] vonnie_k, [livejournal.com profile] etrangere and [livejournal.com profile] unanon.
lodessa: lol (btvs-spike/anya-entropy)
So [livejournal.com profile] silver_fic asked me to write Angel/Cordelia ages ago, and still long ago when I couldn't do that she asked for Fred/Spike. I wanted to ask for drabble or ficlet requests today, but I felt bad about that lingering request. So I wrote an actual drabble. Here it is.

Spike/Fred AtS Season 5 Drabble )


And with that I am free to offer drabbles and/or ficlets. Anything I like/read/watch. So please give me prompts/requests.
lodessa: lol (office-jan-calculated risk)
So that poll from yesterday wasn't exactly random.

The Bones question was partly trying to see how popular the show was on my flist (or how much recruiting I needed to do), but also a good segue here for me to talk about why I love Bones, and you should give it a shot... or a second try. When I heard about Bones, a procedural with Angel... I was not really at all interested. The first few times I caught bits of season 1, I had a hard time remembering that Booth was not Angel and was in fact a "normal" human being, and FBI agent. The first time I watched a whole episode, I wasn't that in to the crazy case of the week (cannibalism) but I did enjoy the beginnings of UST between Booth/Bones. More than that though, I enjoyed the scenes back at the lab with the secondary characters. They are all totally smart science nerds, but the show didn't stick to that. They are really interesting, human, adorable, and compelling. They were funny, but not in that self deprecating way that makes me not enjoy most comedy. I'll admit though, that this wasn't enough to get me hooked on the show. I might have not started watching it at all, if it weren't for [livejournal.com profile] sophia_helix who showed me the pirate episode, and the more I started catching episodes at her house, the more I wanted to see the next one. I think it helped that the show was having more interpersonal plotline on the surface, including nerd love that didn't follow any of the customs for sidekick romance plotlines. But whatever it was, I became totally hooked. I was going to try and quantify things like interesting and intelligent characters and the balance between humor and drama and the mystery of the week and the character arcs (which exist and work!), but then I realized that the sense of balance and cohesion that makes good tv, can't be explained. So I'm just saying, it grew on me and maybe if you let it... it will grow on you too. It has become the highlight of my TV week and the one thing I really would be upset if got canceled.


The Song of Ice and Fire question was more about pimping and less about asking. I know who reads the series, have for a long time. But I think that all of you should be. I was shocked to find in my poll that someone I generally find to have much the same taste as myself, apparently is the one person not to like these books, who has been exposed. They have everything, from the elements of high fantasy (dragons, prophesies, magic), to the grittiness and psychology of high literature. Martin makes you root for both sides of opposing forces at the same time. He makes you hate a character for his monstrous behavior and then explains the other side and you find yourself respecting and emphasizing with that same character. He gives you strong willed women, some in body and some not, some valiant and some villainous. He gives you a spectrum of religions, some with frightening power and some seemingly inept. He gives you romance and anti-romance and friendship and backstabbing and kin and twisted secrets and a whole world that feels as if it really is three dimensional and has a history longer than our own and not just invented backwards in the shallow space between the book's bindings. It is a world as real as our own, and just as complex and subtle and brazen and crude and sophisticated. This is the series of our time, possibly all time. It is epic like Tolkien but insightful like Dostoyevsky and puzzling like Garcia Marquez and bleeding like Morrison and probably I am overselling it, but I know books are harder to persuade than TV shows. So I will end by telling you how I spent the YEARS between the release of the second and the third book actively thinking about the characters and world the entire time... without fandom or anyone else to feed me back enthusiasm or motivation... I just couldn't get it out of my head.


The Supernatural question was a trick question. Supernatural's very existence offends me. I deleted a lot of people off my flist for talking about it too much a while back. Nothing in it appeals to me. I don't like scary things, I don't like female-less shows, I don't like slash terribly much, and people who try and convince me to watch based on Denny being on it... clearly didn't pay attention to my hating Denny and wanting him to die and get off my show. Occasionally they have guest stars I sort of want to see, but that is not enough to change my distaste for the whole thing. Now, my poll (and common knowledge) shows that people I like and respect seem to be really into this show, but I just can't get over how much it represents everything I hate about TV and fandom. I like a good looking guy as much as the next girl but really... it's got to stop. When I say I dislike slash I belie myself. MY VM OTP is after all... slash. But what I really dislike is the slasher mentality. Cut the girls out because girls are yucky and we hate ourselves and let's have boylovin' probably boylovin' in which one or both of the boys act like girls and maybe we will even dress them up like girls but vaginas are scary and yucky and I hate gross disgusting het. I know... it's not like I'm saying anything new, but the whole thing just brings up all the old issues.


BSG's inclusion wasn't about pimping or bitching. I knew I was going to watch the rest of season 3 last night, so I figured it would be a good way to tie in my reaction/opinions and tie others reactions to my memory of it. So without further preamble Reactions, speculation, and observations from Crossroads and about Season 4 )


The HBO poll was largely just a poll. I wanted to see who was watching the things I've been watching and I wanted recommendations for other HBO shows because, while they are too expensive to get any way other than netflix, they seem to make good tv... and concise. I'm thinking some time in the next few weeks I will be marathoning season 2 of Rome, and as soon as the boy finishes watching Veronica Mars I'll probably be watching Big Love again, and be caught up in time to not be able to see season 2 in real time since I don't have access to HBO. Rome is shiny bloody porn, and I am excited and kind of glad I saved most of the season till now. Big Love is interesting and kind of ridiculously sexy.


So I picked up the first issue of the Buffy comic last week and I enjoyed it, but I am almost tempted to wait and not read until the whole thing is done because it's seriously so little! I want MORE and feel dissatisfied by the limitedness of what fits in one issue. I feel like I only got the teaser that goes before the credits.


So I will put the love triangle discussion under the cut since it will have spoilers for aired episodes of Ugly Betty and The Office )


So the spin off question... other than being a chance for me to be snide and give overly specific answers? Well it's been on everyone's mind.

I am the opposite of most of fandom, in that, if I could redesign the VM cast Logan would definitely not be in it any more. He's Spiko(fandom cliches of Spike and Draco) and he's taken that role in the show. He takes too much screen time and basically just wallows in emo. He was a good character in season 1 because he was antagonistic but someone Veronica had a connection to. In season 2 he was off with Weevil, again being ally and antagonist... now he's just lame boyfriend or not boyfriend. You can't please the fangirls... if he's domesticated he's a drag and if he's back to being an asshole you are vilifying their precious.

While I'd be perfectly happy to see Veronica Mars canceled and put out of it's misery like it deserves and probably will be, part of me does want some sort of redemption for something so fallen... and probably it wouldn't work out that way but a little part of me hopes.

I am somewhat jaded about the Addison spin-off. Grey's has too many characters and instead of using the spin off to lessen the burden they are just adding more people. Still, the cast for the show looks pretty good and I can easily go for more shiny crack. If it was me though... I'd move Sara Ramirez over and then she and Taye Diggs would eventually SING.

Angel, however, probably set the bar too high for any other spin-off to meet it. It took a beloved show and made something even better... keeping the trademark Joss style and at the same time having a completely different ideology than the original and a whole new flavor.

So yeah...

Aug. 13th, 2006 01:58 pm
lodessa: lol (firefly-zoe scrutinize)
Dear Season 4 of Angel )
lodessa: lol (Default)
After much stress... let me present: My Buffyverse Between the Seasons Ficathon Entry.

Written for [livejournal.com profile] theemdash.
Title: Unfinished
Fandom: Angel the Series (and Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Characters: WESLEY, Angel, Faith (a little Cordelia and Gunn), hopefully Wesley/Angel Subtext
Word Count: 3,793
Rating: PG 13 for angst, and death themes
Set: Post Season 2 of Angel (Season 5 of Buffy), Pre-Season 3 of Angel (Season 6 of Buffy).
Summary: In light of what happens upon their return from Pylea, Wesley has to face what happened when he was in Sunnydale 2 years before.
Warnings: references to Buffy/Angel and to past Wesley/Cordelia UST, slash and femmslash subtext
Much thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lostdreamer56 and [livejournal.com profile] adelynne for all their help.

Part of Wesley was relieved that Angel was leaving, was seeking help elsewhere; the way Angel had been wandering about in a daze made Wesley feel like he had been the one to die and Wesley didn’t know how to help. )
lodessa: lol (firefly-healing boobies)
1) It is less than a week until my birthday, which is next Wednesday, May 3rd

2)Spoilers for Angel Season 3 )

3)I have decided not to make a real judgement on Season 2 of Veronica Mars until not only it is finished but I have marathoned it. Watching week to week kills me a little....or maybe more than a little.

4)I really need a beta for my Lizzie Manning and Mac story. It's set around "Like a Virgin" and currently is about 1600 words. Please?!

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