lodessa: lol (office-pam-salute)
Title: The Signature Stamp
Fandom: The Office (US)
Characters: Pam, Michael
Word Count: 387
Rating: G
Disclaimer: This has nothing to do with any job or boss that the author has ever had, except that it totally does.

Pam was browsing the Staples catalog, as she often did on Thursday afternoons, when she noticed the page for the first time. )
lodessa: lol (office-pam-salute)
Title: The Internet is for Fangirls (and Fanboys)
Fandom: The Office
Characters: Dwight, Kelly
Word Count: 613
Rating: PG
Summary: Joss Whedon, fanvids, Battlestar Galactica...
Notes: This ficlet was written last May, but I guess I intended to expand it because I never posted it. It is inspired by the fact that [livejournal.com profile] sophia_helix and I are convinced that Kelly has a slideshow of every picture of James Marsters ever and spends most of her work day writing fluffy smut fic about him and other woobies.


Kelly scrolls down her bookmarks and a glittering virtual alter to half naked David Boreanaz and James Marsters maniped together pops up on the screen. )
lodessa: lol (office-pam-salute)
Title: The Reality of the Job
Fandom: The Office(US)
Characters/Pairings: Pam, Michael, Jan
Rating: G
Word Count: 545
Notes: wanted Pam with Michael or Jan.

She can see the light on her phone flash to indicate that Michael’s phone is ringing. He isn’t picking up. )

stupor

Sep. 28th, 2007 09:20 am
lodessa: lol (bones-bones/booth-new frontier)
I feel like I should post about the season premieres for Bones and The Office... but I don't have anything brilliant to say about them. Not because I didn't like them (although The Office is still proving problematic), I just feel incoherent/uninspired.
lodessa: lol (office-toby-rather poke my eye out)
So I was reading this Office fic. It's 4 Dunder Mifflin Employees finding out they are pregnant (and one not). To begin with I thought it was pretty good... but by the time I got to the 4th of 5 sections and Karen... like Kelly, Jan, and Angela had no thoughts whatsoever of not keeping the baby when she finds out she is pregnant I became pretty horrified.

Who is this person and what world do they live in?

Sure, Kelly I can see (after all she forgets to take her birth control pills accidentally on purpose). Jan the author built up the intentionality and it is canon that she wants kids. Angela... now I would have liked to see some sort of struggle here between believing that abortion is wrong and believing that being pregnant out of wedlock is wrong. I sort of thought it was implied though until I got to the next section. Karen, now that was fucking ridiculous. Karen is a somewhat ambitious, independent, non-traditional, woman. She isn't going to have her ex-boyfriend who ditched her for the receptionist's baby just because. There's no fucking way she'd assume she had to. The last section is not even getting discussed because... boring.

So yeah. I am seriously disturbed and actually pretty fucking enraged by this fic. I am not saying that they need to all (or even necessarily any) decide to have an abortion but that is doesn't even occur to them given the circumstances is fucking ridiculous and tells me horrendous things about the author's world view.
lodessa: lol (office-kelly-really good in white)
Fandom: The Office
Title: Sometimes the White Picket Fence Isn't A Bad Thing or How Ryan Realized He Cared about Dunder Mifflin... and Kelly.
Characters/Pairings: Ryan/Kelly
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1,768

Written for [livejournal.com profile] sophia_helix's [livejournal.com profile] hiatusathon for [livejournal.com profile] chibi_care the request was: Ryan/Kelly -- Ryan reluctantly coming to the conclusion that he likes her

They were hanging out for maybe the second or third time when Kelly first brought up the subject of kid’s names with Ryan. He hadn’t said anything about how bad they were then because it wasn’t like he thought he was ever going to have kids with Kelly, and having an opinion would sort of give the impression that there enough of a possibility of that to discuss.  )
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.
lodessa: lol (office-karen wtf)
Fandom: The Office(US)
Title: On the Editing Room Floor
Characters/Pairings: Pam, Kelly, Pam/Jim
Word Count: 939
Rating: PG
Notes: This is [livejournal.com profile] sophia_helix's fault for suggesting the appropriateness of Spike's Speech in "Lovers Walk" for Jim and Pam.

So yeah it’s totally like that and I’m like Spike, breaking through the fog of self deception at you and Jim are all tangled up in )
lodessa: lol (BtVS-Faith-Miles to Go)
So I was going through my picture files and found I randomly have BtVS caps saved of Buffy from Season 2. So I started making icons. Then I was talking to [livejournal.com profile] sophia_helix about the weirdness of the pinup style photos Melora Hardin (Jan Levinson-Gould) has on her website. And now we have...

30 Icons of Early Season 2 Buffy and Vintage Pinup Melora Hardin )

Just so you know. I am not disregarding that poll... jsut did this in the meantime.
lodessa: lol (office-ryan-too old)
Title: For Halloween This Year
Fandom: The Office
Characters/Pairings: Emsemble
Rating: G
Word Count: 848
Summary: What Do the Dunder Mifflin Employees Have To Say This Halloween? Dare!fic written in response to [livejournal.com profile] sophia_helix's dare to write about Halloween at Dunder Mifflin this year.

Last year Michael had to fire someone on Halloween. He spent the whole day trying to get someone else to decide who. He ended up choosing Creed… Yep, Creed’s still here. )
lodessa: lol (office-jan&jim)
Title: Not So Much
Fandom: the Office (US)
Pairings: Jim/Karen (implication of Jim/Pam)
Word Count: 586
Rating: PG-13
Author's Note: This is a lj comment truth or dare fic written in response to [livejournal.com profile] sophia_helix's daring me to write Jim/Karen.

Karen claims she doesn’t believe him. He takes the bait and dares her to take a trip down to Scranton and see for herself. )

Office Fic

Sep. 20th, 2006 11:48 pm
lodessa: lol (veronica mars-text-hero is the one that)
Less than 24 hours because the season 3 premiere I come bringing you Office fic to hlep you get through the day of waiting:

Fandom: The Office
Title: Not the Type To
Characters/Pairings: Roy (Roy/Pam, Jim/Pam)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 706
Summary: 3 minutes in the life of Roy

Back in high school he had the letterman’s jacket, the wheels; he was well liked and at least reasonably respected. Chicks like Katy wanted him, any way they could get him. Now he’s lucky to have Pam.  )

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